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Steam Deck hits over 7,000 games either Verified or Playable

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Closing in nicely on the big 10K, the Steam Deck gaming handheld from Valve has hit over 7,000 games noted to be Playable or Verified. The figure was hit a few days ago.

As things stand at time of writing the numbers are:

  • Verified - 2,709
  • Playable - 4,409
  • Unsupported - 2,469

Numbers taken from SteamDB, which also includes unlisted titles that had their store page and purchasing removed from Steam, but players will still have in their library and be able to play.

Also worth noting is that these are only what has been tested. The real number of playable games is much much higher. Valve don't limit what you can install; that's entirely up to you. Deck Verified is simply a case of "these were actually tested somehow".

While Valve's Deck Verified system isn't perfect, and I have my own gripes with it, the vast majority of games do actually have the correct rating and it's a good measure to go on.

Some of the notable games that became either Playable or Verified during December include:

Lots of really great games keep getting released on Steam, the hardest part is actually picking something to play and clearly we don't need exclusives.

What you have been playing recently?

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9 comments

Solarwing 28 Dec, 2022
Awesome!All deckers are true born winners!10000 isn't faraway. It's a huge milestone to achieve!Hooray!
Elvanex 28 Dec, 2022
I think Valve must be testing only games that work with the built in Deck controls. Some titles, such as Planetside 2, actually work perfectly fine despite being listed as unsupported. Just need to use mouse/keyboard.
CatKiller 28 Dec, 2022
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Quoting: ElvanexI think Valve must be testing only games that work with the built in Deck controls. Some titles, such as Planetside 2, actually work perfectly fine despite being listed as unsupported. Just need to use mouse/keyboard.
The Deck doesn't have a mouse and keyboard.
Purple Library Guy 28 Dec, 2022
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: ElvanexI think Valve must be testing only games that work with the built in Deck controls. Some titles, such as Planetside 2, actually work perfectly fine despite being listed as unsupported. Just need to use mouse/keyboard.
The Deck doesn't have a mouse and keyboard.
I think he meant use the "mouse and keyboard" setting.
Purple Library Guy 28 Dec, 2022
One thing that always tickles the back of my brain when I see the Verified/Playable/Unsupported stats is that "Unsupported" doesn't actually mean it doesn't run. These days it seems like a strong majority of "Unsupported" titles do run, they just don't work well with the Steam Deck form factor. Or maybe they have anti-cheat problems. It was not so long ago that the big question using Wine or even early Proton was whether the game would run at all.

It's not like everything runs in Proton now. But that's what I always find myself wondering--how many of the "Unsupported" these days are actual examples of things that won't run in Proton?
HxE 28 Dec, 2022
Quoting: Purple Library GuyIt's not like everything runs in Proton now. But that's what I always find myself wondering--how many of the "Unsupported" these days are actual examples of things that won't run in Proton?
but it's so close to everything, at least for me. I don't care about the most of multiplayer games with stupid anticheats. linux gets the job done for everything else
CatKiller 29 Dec, 2022
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Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: ElvanexI think Valve must be testing only games that work with the built in Deck controls. Some titles, such as Planetside 2, actually work perfectly fine despite being listed as unsupported. Just need to use mouse/keyboard.
The Deck doesn't have a mouse and keyboard.
I think he meant use the "mouse and keyboard" setting.
Nope. The "mouse vs keyboard setting" is entirely part of "the built in Deck controls." The Deck Verified process is to use Valve's criteria for whether something is adequate on the Deck; the clue's in the name, really. Needing a mouse and keyboard makes it unsuitable for the solo Deck, but would be perfectly fine on any other PC, in the company of the 80,327 other PC games on Steam: saying "this PC game is a PC game" is entirely redundant, whereas "this isn't a good fit for the Deck" is actually useful information - provided you're interested in the Deck, of course.
arleas 29 Dec, 2022
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: ElvanexI think Valve must be testing only games that work with the built in Deck controls. Some titles, such as Planetside 2, actually work perfectly fine despite being listed as unsupported. Just need to use mouse/keyboard.
The Deck doesn't have a mouse and keyboard.

If you're using a steam deck dock you can plug in a mouse and keyboard and use it just like a regular PC. It's not STANDARD but it's possible. Of course I didn't buy a steam deck just so I could use it like a PC, but it's nice that the option is there.
CatKiller 30 Dec, 2022
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Quoting: arleasIf you're using a steam deck dock you can plug in a mouse and keyboard and use it just like a regular PC. It's not STANDARD but it's possible. Of course I didn't buy a steam deck just so I could use it like a PC, but it's nice that the option is there.
Oh, yes, it's definitely nice, and it is a great advantage of the Deck over something like the Vita. But as I was saying in the previous post, accessorising the Deck into a desktop PC makes it a desktop PC like any other, which Steam already caters to without any need for special markings.
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