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Steam Deck hits 15,000 games rated Playable and Verified

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Valve's popular Linux-powered gaming handheld the Steam Deck has hit a new milestone, with 15,000 games now rated either Playable or Verified. And it continues to sell well. Valve only hit 14,000 back in early March and 13,000 back in January.

For lots more Steam Deck news be sure to follow our dedicated Steam Deck tag, it even has its own RSS feed.

The important thing to remember is that Deck Verified only includes what Valve have put through testing. Games not yet tested can still be played, you can try to play anything. Additionally, there are times the rating is wrong, like Unsupported games actually being fine or Verified games having poor performance (but we're talking a tiny percentage wrong here).

Here's the current numbers of games rated by Valve

  • Verified: 4,898
  • Playable: 10,102
  • Unsupported: 4,033

Some recently Steam Deck Verified games that look great include:

Pictured - Saviorless, Credit: Empty Head Games

Random shout-out to Forest Fortress (NSFW) as becoming number 15,000 in the list. Bet Valve love testing all those games huh?

There's certainly no shortage of truly excellent games for the Steam Deck. There's more supported games than any one person can play, which is a pretty good place to be for a platform overall. You can see the proper numbers on SteamDB, since that includes delisted games you can still play if you own them (which Valve still verify).

That leads me to the elephant in the room though: anti-cheat. What a pain in the ass it is. Various developers still have not enabled support via Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye including Rust, PUBG, Rainbow Six: Siege, Destiny 2 and more. And recently we've had EA expand their own EA anticheat breaking multiple games which is not looking good for their future titles on Steam Deck and Linux desktop. Hopefully Valve will eventually be in a position to do something about all that.

Additionally, while we don't get sales numbers from Valve on anything, we can see overall the Steam Deck has been selling well. Especially since the release of the Steam Deck OLED. Looking at the global top sellers, the Steam Deck constantly ranks quite high. While the Steam Deck is much more costly compared to regular games, remember those top games sell often tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands and more constantly. So it's clear Valve are shifting plenty of units.

Here's how it's doing on sales position over time:

The data, click to expand
Week Beginning Global Position
May 14, 2024 3
May 7, 2024 4
April 30, 2024 5
April 23, 2024 3
April 16, 2024 3
April 9, 2024 4
April 2, 2024 3
March 26. 2024 5
March 19, 2024 4
March 12, 2024 4
March 5, 2024 3
February 27, 2024 3
February 20, 2024 6
February 13, 2024 5
February 6, 2024 8
January 30, 2024 6
January 23, 2024 5
January 16, 2024 2
January 9, 2024 2
January 2, 2024 1
December 26, 2023 2
December 19, 2023 2
December 12, 2023 1
December 5, 2023 1
November 28, 2023 1
November 21, 2023 1
November 14, 2023 1
November 7, 2023 4
October 31, 2023 9
October 24, 2023 11
October 17, 2023 11
October 10, 2023 13
October 3, 2023 14
September 26, 2023 11
September 19, 2023 5
September 12, 2023 2
September 5, 2023 8
August 29, 2023 6
August 22, 2023 7
August 15, 2023 8
August 8, 2023 6
August 1, 2023 6
July 25, 2023 5
July 18, 2023 8

What have you been playing recently that you think is worth mentioning? Do you have any issues with the Steam Deck Verified rating on something? Let me know in the comments.

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Eri May 28
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: Eri
QuoteWhat have you been playing recently that you think is worth mentioning? Do you have any issues with the Steam Deck Verified rating on something? Let me know in the comments.
I recently played Borderlands 2 on Steam Deck and it crashed constantly with every Proton version I tried, it's supposed to be verified.

Shouldn't Borderlands 2 be running natively?
It does, with even more crashes.
Quoting: Eri
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: Eri
QuoteWhat have you been playing recently that you think is worth mentioning? Do you have any issues with the Steam Deck Verified rating on something? Let me know in the comments.
I recently played Borderlands 2 on Steam Deck and it crashed constantly with every Proton version I tried, it's supposed to be verified.

Shouldn't Borderlands 2 be running natively?
It does, with even more crashes.
Maybe it just crashes a lot, on whatever OS.
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