Steam Deck hits over 4,000 titles marked either Verified or Playable

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As more developers work to optimize their games for the Steam Deck, a bunch of Native Linux games release and Valve continue improving Proton - the Steam Deck continues to see more games go through Deck Verified and there's now over 4,000 listed officially.

This doesn't mean the Steam Deck can only play around 4,000 games, this is just those that have been formally verified. Currently here's what the ratings are (from SteamDB):

  • Verified - 1867
  • Playable - 2140
  • Unsupported - 1600

Some of the latest to be fully Verified include:

Other recent highlights include:

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slaapliedje 18 Jul
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Quoting: LordDaveTheKind
Quoting: 1xokThe Switch currently has currently 4404 games, see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_Switch_games

Where will the Steam Deck be after 5 years?
There could be surely more working games than any major console currently in the market, but people has to verify also very unknown games. Unfortunately there are around 64k games in the Steam store, and the ProtonDB website has shown that around 70% of the recorded games have a silver (or better) rating. Ideally, if we assume that that percentage is evenly distributed along all games, we could reach around 45k games supported on Linux/Steam Deck.
I mean how many of those games are the kind that are asset flip trash? There's a decent percentage of those...

There are definitely types of games that just won't fit smoothly with controller + touch screen as the only input. And some that are just plain going to be more playable with mouse / keyboard.

But even if only a 5th or a 3rd of Steam games get full Deck support, it'll be one of the largest game libraries ever. Not to mention all the emulation potential!
Mohandevir 18 Jul
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: LordDaveTheKind
Quoting: 1xokThe Switch currently has currently 4404 games, see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_Switch_games

Where will the Steam Deck be after 5 years?
There could be surely more working games than any major console currently in the market, but people has to verify also very unknown games. Unfortunately there are around 64k games in the Steam store, and the ProtonDB website has shown that around 70% of the recorded games have a silver (or better) rating. Ideally, if we assume that that percentage is evenly distributed along all games, we could reach around 45k games supported on Linux/Steam Deck.
I mean how many of those games are the kind that are asset flip trash? There's a decent percentage of those...

There are definitely types of games that just won't fit smoothly with controller + touch screen as the only input. And some that are just plain going to be more playable with mouse / keyboard.

But even if only a 5th or a 3rd of Steam games get full Deck support, it'll be one of the largest game libraries ever. Not to mention all the emulation potential!

Seriously. Aside from my Steam library, I got Chiaki (PS4 streaming), GFN, Stadia and Emudeck all set on my Steam Deck... I'm all covered and it was really easy to setup. There is no game I can't play on that thing (currently in a Horizon Zero Dawn run). The Steam Deck experience (hardware and software) is awesome. It's definetely the device I didn't knew I wanted.

I'm keeping my PC for racing games (because I have a good steering wheel setup)... Nothing else. It's going to collect a lot of dust.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 18 July 2022 at 3:58 pm UTC
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Quoting: MohandevirAside from my Steam library, I got Chiaki (PS4 streaming), GFN, Stadia and Emudeck all set on my Steam Deck... I'm all covered and it was really easy to setup. There is no game I can't play on that thing (currently in a Horizon Zero Dawn run).
If just that PlayStation Plus (formerly known as PlayStation Now) PC App would be as good as Chiaki. At the moment it is utterly trash.
There is currently roughly 4400-ish Nintendo Switch games.

The Steam Deck only started shipping a few months ago, and already there are just as many 'Verified' and 'Playable', games to play on Steam Deck, straight off the Steam store with Valve's seal of approval, as there are for the Nintendo Switch.

At the rate the Steam Deck Verified / Playable program is going, it won't be long before we're at a number of games that the Switch couldn't possibly hope to reach before the end of it's life.

And that's just Playable and Verified games. Not to mention all the games that run just fine that are untested, or fine with a slight tweak in unsupported, or the literal thousands of emulated games that can be played across the libraries of Sega Genesis, SNES, Gameboy, GBA, DS, 3DS, N64, Gamecube, Wii, WiiU, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2... and lest we forget, Switch games as well.

The official number of games playable on Deck may be 4000, but the real number is probably closer to 10x that than it is to 4000...

If games are what makes a gaming device popular, then the Steam Deck definitely has got that covered.


Last edited by gradyvuckovic on 21 July 2022 at 4:59 am UTC
Kuduzkehpan 24 Jul
Transgaming with (proton wine cedega qemu etc..) is not the real gaming way in linux and shouldn't be.
but transgaming boosting linux popularity more than any other stuff on linux too.
İts a double agent thing as Trending "proton compatible" trick by game developers. Build for windows but earny money from linux users just because Linux users found a way to run that software on their linux system.
and still transgaming is just like rolling dice. For example i got new AMDGPU now lutris games not working anymore. But Steam proton works like a charm.
tuubi 24 Jul
Quoting: KuduzkehpanTransgaming with (proton wine cedega qemu etc..) is not the real gaming way in linux and shouldn't be.
but transgaming boosting linux popularity more than any other stuff on linux too.
İts a double agent thing as Trending "proton compatible" trick by game developers. Build for windows but earny money from linux users just because Linux users found a way to run that software on their linux system.
and still transgaming is just like rolling dice. For example i got new AMDGPU now lutris games not working anymore. But Steam proton works like a charm.

Please don't try to coin TransGaming—the name of the (ex-)company—as a generic term for this. I realise some generic term might be needed but this is not it.
slaapliedje 24 Jul
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Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: KuduzkehpanTransgaming with (proton wine cedega qemu etc..) is not the real gaming way in linux and shouldn't be.
but transgaming boosting linux popularity more than any other stuff on linux too.
İts a double agent thing as Trending "proton compatible" trick by game developers. Build for windows but earny money from linux users just because Linux users found a way to run that software on their linux system.
and still transgaming is just like rolling dice. For example i got new AMDGPU now lutris games not working anymore. But Steam proton works like a charm.

Please don't try to coin TransGaming—the name of the (ex-)company—as a generic term for this. I realise some generic term might be needed but this is not it.

Oh god, yeah. We don't need people going around being called 'Transgaming-phobic'
Lightkey 31 Jul
As seen on TV (well.. Gamers Nexus HW News on YouTube)!
Highball 3 Aug
Quoting: KuduzkehpanTransgaming with (proton wine cedega qemu etc..) is not the real gaming way in linux and shouldn't be.
but transgaming boosting linux popularity more than any other stuff on linux too.
İts a double agent thing as Trending "proton compatible" trick by game developers. Build for windows but earny money from linux users just because Linux users found a way to run that software on their linux system.
and still transgaming is just like rolling dice. For example i got new AMDGPU now lutris games not working anymore. But Steam proton works like a charm.

I'm 100% on board with transgaming. I know a lot of Linux users are "built for Linux" or nothing. But things are so easy with transgaming now using Proton. I remember how hard everything was with Wine/Everquest and Cedega/World of Warcraft. Granted Cedega made things much easier but so much stuff wasn't supported. I used Cedega until Transgaming started working on Cider and it seemed like Transgaming had completely dropped support of Linux and they were just taking the monthly subscription fee. Honestly it really felt like Transgaming just made a decent UI for wine, enough to call it a product and get people excited and pay a subscription fee, then immediately put all their developers on Cider for Mac.

With the recent push by Valve and proton. Suddenly most of my games have become 1 click installs and poof the game works just fine with zero tinkering. And I've bought more games this year and played them through transgaming then I have in the last ten years. I stopped buying specialized gaming video cards because what was the point. Now I have a steam deck and buy what ever video game that I want. I feel almost 100% the game I buy will just work with transgaming. If it doesn't I'm sure it will work soon enough. And I'm sure as game devs see the sales on Linux go up and up and up, they will want to make sure their game works via transgaming and soon every game will work through transgaming. As linux gamers increase, then game devs will likely just target Linux as a platform and transgaming will be needed less and less. It's a very exciting time for Linux gamers.
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