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Steam Deck hits over 10,000 verified and playable games

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A big milestone has just been hit for the Steam Deck, as there's now over 10,000 titles rated to be either Verified or Playable. This comes nearly two months after it hit 9,000.

The current lists are:

  • Verified - 3472
  • Playable - 6533
  • Unsupported - 3110

We can see this thanks to the SteamDB list. This includes titles that are unlisted on the Steam store but still downloadable for people who own the games so it's the best list to use.

Quite amazing to see such progress, for a device that has only been out for little over a year. A lot of this is thanks to Valve's work with Proton, since that enables a ridiculously huge amount of Windows games to be playable on Steam Deck and desktop Linux. Proton is closing in on its 5 year anniversary soon too! Not to discount those developers fully supporting Native Linux builds too as it all adds up to the experience.

To be fully Steam Deck Verified, this is what developers need to be aware of:

  • Input - The title should have full controller support, use appropriate controller input icons, and automatically bring up the on-screen keyboard when needed.
  • Display - The game should support the default resolution of Steam Deck (1280x800 or 1280x720), have good default settings, and text should be legible.
  • Seamlessness - The title shouldn’t display any compatibility warnings, and if there’s a launcher it should be navigable with a controller.
  • System Support - If running through Proton, the game and all its middleware should be supported by Proton. This includes anti-cheat support.

Some of the interesting games that recently gained a Playable or Verified status include:

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Tags: Steam Deck, Misc
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10 comments

Ardje Jun 27, 2023
And here I am still playing unsupported games on my deck :-).
I am actually waiting for the 10 release for empyrion galactic survival.
It's probably unsupported due to: videos not playing in tutorial and I think something with anti-cheat. Dunno, never tried being "social". The videos were weird though: a white pane where the video should have been. But maybe with the 10 it is gone.
Solarwing Jun 27, 2023
I knew it when I woke up that this would be the day that over 10000 games would be reached! Why?Because I saw last night a dream where I was overtaken by a Horde of 10000 elks who where heading - surprise-Valve's secret headquarters trampling all M$ infested computers on their way! Now over 20000 games is next...hopefully soon.....
Highball Jun 27, 2023
Steam Deck - 10K+ Console
gaboversta Jun 27, 2023
Quoting: SolarwingI was overtaken by a Horde of 10000 elks
Did you count them? In your dream?
Also, did one of them bear Cities Skylines II insignia by any chance?
elmapul Jun 27, 2023
exactly 10.000 verifed+playable (at least here) if we add all the 12.272 native games, the number goes up to 20.063 (since there is an intersection of native and verified+playable we cant simply sum both numbers but steamdb do that intersection calculation for us).

steamDB has an issue making certain calculations, for example filtering by linux+verifed+playable, the number of games marked as cloud gaming is reduced to 2004, but there is nothing stoping you from playing cloud games on linux just because they wont run natively.
if we include those who can be streamed from nvidia: 3446 and take int account that 2004 from those already work without the need of streaming, we get an aditional 1442.

TL:DR
20063 games that you can run directly from your hardware+1442 that you can run via streaming on geforce now: 21505 in total, counting only steam.

not to mention other stores and emulators.
the total number of games on steam is 89.759 , but only 82775 are avaliable for purchasing right now. (im assuming that the windows filter, only list games avaliable for purchasing)


Last edited by elmapul on 27 June 2023 at 1:09 pm UTC
PhilDenfer Jun 27, 2023
That's awesome, and don't forget to tell people that even if a game shows up as unsupported or unknown, it can work very well on the SD, I was surprised by this. Of course, I know some heavy hitters with kernel anti cheat software might never work, but I'm glad Valve was somewhat "conservative" when ranking games, so Verified games really do work well (with some exceptions of course).
Philadelphus Jun 27, 2023
QuoteProton is closing in on its 5 year anniversary soon too!
Is it really just that recently? I remember several years of my early Linux adoption (2014) passing over things that didn't have a Linux version, but it feels like forever since I pretty much stopped bothering to check what platforms were supported because most things just work now.
Cyba.Cowboy Jun 27, 2023
I might have to pick myself up a Steam Deck then... Oh, wait - it's still not available in most countries.
Solarwing Jun 28, 2023
Quoting: gaboversta
Quoting: SolarwingI was overtaken by a Horde of 10000 elks
Did you count them? In your dream?
Also, did one of them bear Cities Skylines II insignia by any chance?

Yes, I did count them in matter of nano seconds because in my dreams I've this all seeing magical eye( which I should own in real world but alas, no. It would be fun though to know where's my neighbour's secret moonshine kettle so I could blow it up, for example) The answer to your second question is nope but the leader had the tux flag flapping on his Antler! A nice sign of victory over good old M$!That's all folks - for now....
ps. err...this was slightly off topic...sorry about that...Hopefully we reach 20k games limit as soon as possible....
peta77 Jul 7, 2023
Quoting: Philadelphus
QuoteProton is closing in on its 5 year anniversary soon too!
Is it really just that recently? I remember several years of my early Linux adoption (2014) passing over things that didn't have a Linux version, but it feels like forever since I pretty much stopped bothering to check what platforms were supported because most things just work now.
If you count only in proton years, yes. But proton is not a project of its own, it's based on / a fork of Wine, which is a lot older and they still exchange patches.. so, what is proton? a branch of wine which gets merges from wine from time to time or the other way around... rather both... so this stuff is actually older than steam... from wikipedia: first version of wine appeared juli, 4th 1993!!!!
so this stuff just celebrated it's 30th aniversary!
GOL's 14th birthday recently was more important though
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