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73 of the top 100 most popular Steam games are playable on Steam Deck

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It's been a little while since checking how well the top 100 most played games on Steam work on Linux and the Steam Deck, so here's a fresh run over the list for you.

For those who just want the official numbers:

  • 28 - Verified
  • 45 - Playable
  • 22 - Unsupported
  • 5 - Unchecked

So officially 73 of the top 100 will work on the Steam Deck currently. Any game that is playable on Steam Deck will be playable on Linux desktops too (minus perhaps some very rare exceptions). However, if you take into account ratings also from ProtonDB and some personal testing, the number will be likely a little higher especially for those Valve has not yet tested.

Here's the full list below, which is a snapshot taken today (June 30th, 2022). Since it's based on player-counts it fluctuates but not massively so, and it's more the bottom few that move in and out the rest just switch positions.

Name Deck Status
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Dota 2 (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS
steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-cheat)
Apex Legends
steam deck verified Verified
Team Fortress 2 (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
MONSTER HUNTER RISE steam deck verified Unchecked (but works!)
Grand Theft Auto V
steam deck verified Playable
ARK: Survival Evolved (Native Linux…but use Proton)
steam deck verified Verified
Wallpaper Engine
steam deck verified Unchecked (but won't work)
Rust
steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat)
NARAKA: BLADEPOINT
steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat)
MIR4
steam deck verified Unsupported
PAYDAY 2 (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Football Manager 2022
steam deck verified Playable
Dead by Daylight
steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat)
FIFA 22
steam deck verified Playable
War Thunder (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Destiny 2
steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat)
Terraria (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Raft
steam deck verified Playable
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat)
Warframe
steam deck verified Playable
Stardew Valley (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Unturned (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Dread Hunger steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat, but some reports state it works sometimes)
ELDEN RING
steam deck verified Verified
Hearts of Iron IV (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Fall Guys steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat but you can make it work!)
NBA 2K22
steam deck verified Verified
tModLoader
steam deck verified Playable
Garry's Mod (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Unsupported
DayZ
steam deck verified Unsupported (some people can get it to work, plenty cannot)
The Forest
steam deck verified Playable
Euro Truck Simulator 2 (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Don't Starve Together (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
鬼谷八荒 Tale of Immortal
steam deck verified Playable
Red Dead Redemption 2
steam deck verified Playable
World of Tanks Blitz
steam deck verified Playable
Left 4 Dead 2 (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
steam deck verified Playable
VRChat
steam deck verified Verified
Monster Hunter: World
steam deck verified Playable
The Cycle: Frontier
steam deck verified Unchecked (but works!)
7 Days to Die (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
The Sims 4
steam deck verified Playable
RimWorld (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Path of Exile
steam deck verified Playable
Cities: Skylines (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Black Desert
steam deck verified Unsupported
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
steam deck verified Playable
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
steam deck verified Verified
Europa Universalis IV (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Unsupported
Stellaris (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
steam deck verified Unsupported
Project Zomboid (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
V Rising
steam deck verified Playable
Rocket League
steam deck verified Verified
Cookie Clicker
steam deck verified Playable
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
steam deck verified Playable
The Elder Scrolls Online
steam deck verified Unsupported (but you can make it work!)
Deep Rock Galactic
steam deck verified Playable
Sid Meier's Civilization V (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Vampire Survivors
steam deck verified Verified
Farming Simulator 22
steam deck verified Playable
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Fallout 4
steam deck verified Playable
Battlefield V
steam deck verified Playable
Slay the Spire (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
steam deck verified Unsupported
Forza Horizon 4
steam deck verified Unsupported
Crusader Kings III (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Bloons TD 6
steam deck verified Playable
雀魂麻将(MahjongSoul)
steam deck verified Unchecked
Cyberpunk 2077
steam deck verified Playable
Valheim (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Stumble Guys
steam deck verified Playable
Satisfactory
steam deck verified Playable
Total War: WARHAMMER II (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Soundpad
steam deck verified Unchecked (but clearly won't work)
New World
steam deck verified Playable
Hollow Knight (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Arma 3
steam deck verified Unsupported (but you can make it work)
Football Manager 2021
steam deck verified Playable
Brawlhalla
steam deck verified Verified
Lost Ark
steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat)
Phasmophobia
steam deck verified Verified
Factorio (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
Counter-Strike (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Playable
No Man's Sky
steam deck verified Verified
Shadowverse
steam deck verified Playable
Oxygen Not Included (Native Linux)
steam deck verified Verified
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
steam deck verified Verified
Forza Horizon 5
steam deck verified Playable
World of Warships
steam deck verified Unsupported
It Takes Two
steam deck verified Playable
Risk of Rain 2
steam deck verified Verified
SCUM steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat)
Hades
steam deck verified Verified
Squad steam deck verified Unsupported (Anti-Cheat but you can make it work)

As pretty much expected, the biggest culprit of what's not playable is issues with Anti-Cheat. Despite Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye supporting Linux and the Steam Deck, there's still a lot of issues there with developers either not updating or having trouble with the integration so it's an uphill struggle there.

For games that are listed as Playable some of the biggest issues there are a mixture of things like: launchers being a nuisance, on-screen keyboard needing to be pulled up manually, no gamepad support and text that's too small. For developers, it often doesn't take much to bump up from Playable to Verified and lots of them have been putting in the effort, which you can see across many articles in the Steam Deck tag.

Some games tagged as Unsupported may also appear to work fine, but there's a few cases where they can end up very unstable later on (like Forza Horizon 4). So even if you might think an Unsupported title is wrong, it might not be.

In other Steam deck news, here's a few recent big bits you might have missed:

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soulsource 30 Jun
PSA: I had to learn the hard way that "Steam Deck Verified" does not mandate any gamepad support. As long as the game is playable with touchpad/touchscreen, it can get the green checkmark.
Jpxe 30 Jun
Has it improved since last time you checked?
McCarthee 30 Jun
I thought the new FFXIV launcher was fixed recently? Also there's a native launcher on the Discover store so you can get it to work.
mr-victory 30 Jun
QuoteEuropa Universalis IV (Native Linux)
Unsupported
WUT
Ok, without k&m things will be difficult but plain unsupported? For Linux Native?
Liam Dawe 30 Jun
Quoting: JpxeHas it improved since last time you checked?
Last time Deck Verified wasn't a thing, so it's not a direct comparison to how I did it before.
Liam Dawe 30 Jun
Quoting: mr-victory
QuoteEuropa Universalis IV (Native Linux)
Unsupported
WUT
Ok, without k&m things will be difficult but plain unsupported? For Linux Native?
Being Linux Native has very little really to do with if it's properly workable on Deck.
I always find it interesting to look at Steams 100 most popular games..... And to see that i only own a handful of them and i havnt played them in a very long time.......
micha 30 Jun
Valheim still has a "Native Linux", right? Or is it missing because it using Proton by default?
Liam Dawe 30 Jun
Quoting: michaValheim still has a "Native Linux", right? Or is it missing because it using Proton by default?
Yup just missed adding it, sorted.
mr-victory 30 Jun
Quoting: Liam DaweBeing Linux Native has very little really to do with if it's properly workable on Deck.
I thought difficulties in playing due to small screen size, lack of k&m caused a bump to "playable" not "unsupported" and the reason for being unsupported is "Valve is working on adding support for this game on Steam Deck" which doesn't make any sense to me. There is probably something I don't know here.
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