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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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Solarwing Jul 17, 2022
Last night I saw a shooting star in the sky which had a tux logo on it. From it I knew that this piece of news would come today. Great. Over 4000 games. Viva la revolution!Time is near....
twinsonian Jul 17, 2022
This is the best hardware I have ever purchased. Yes my steam library like many is fairly large from collecting and bundles over the years and that is great.

Using retrodeck the emulation is nothing short of amazing.

And the flatpak lutris that is a one click install in discover allows you to manually install gog games so much easier now, and has a checkbox in the process to automatically add it to steam. I don't think Ill ever buy a gaming tower ever again. There isn't much I would want to play that the deck can't handle and it is just THAT good.

I wasn't sure during the wait for it. Some days/weeks I would be excited, others I was thinking about cancelling it. But once you get your hands on it and experience it, it is difficult to describe.


Last edited by twinsonian on 17 July 2022 at 3:07 pm UTC
Demandred Jul 17, 2022
Discovering this community since I got my steam deck. Thanks for this site !
Noob question, all games that run on the steam deck would work on a linux pc as well? Shall I jump into a linux experiment.... wait I just did. first time on a linux desktop to install the emulation on the deck.
toor Jul 17, 2022
Quoting: DemandredDiscovering this community since I got my steam deck. Thanks for this site !
Noob question, all games that run on the steam deck would work on a linux pc as well? Shall I jump into a linux experiment.... wait I just did. first time on a linux desktop to install the emulation on the deck.

Steam deck is the hardware, the console itself. It comes installed with Steam OS, which IS a linux distribution.
To keep it simple: yes, the games that work on steam deck should work on your desktop/laptop with Linux installed.
But in reality it's a bit more complex, as the GPU would be different, the version of the drivers or of wine/Proton may differ, … but in general yes, it should work. At least I have no problem with it :D
tpau Jul 17, 2022
Quoting: DemandredNoob question, all games that run on the steam deck would work on a linux pc as well?
Yes and since a non-handheld is usually more powerful and has different outputs and inputs, the amount of games running better should be even higher.
You don't have to worry about small text, high power consumption, missing joystick and gamepad input and the likes :)
CatKiller Jul 17, 2022
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Quoting: GuestIt's currently sitting at 1850 verified and 2093 playable, for a total of 3943 games according to Valve's official numbers.

Where are you seeing "over 4000"?
Steam only lists games that are currently available to buy. SteamDB (and the verification process) shows games that are on Steam even if you can no longer buy them.
WorMzy Jul 17, 2022
Quoting: GuestIt's currently sitting at 1850 verified and 2093 playable, for a total of 3943 games according to Valve's official numbers.

Where are you seeing "over 4000"?

I'd guess https://www.protondb.com/. I don't think Steam provide an official count, and as we've already established, the number is meaningless anyway. A game that is verified today could be unplayable by tomorrow (but still listed as verified). Likewise, a game that is listed as unsupported could work fine with a little tweaking.
Liam Dawe Jul 17, 2022
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: GuestIt's currently sitting at 1850 verified and 2093 playable, for a total of 3943 games according to Valve's official numbers.

Where are you seeing "over 4000"?
Steam only lists games that are currently available to buy. SteamDB (and the verification process) shows games that are on Steam even if you can no longer buy them.
Bingo, this exactly.

Edit: the official Steam store list also doesn't even work correctly, when sorting by date of the compatibility note it's a mixture of both old a new so it's not overly helpful.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 17 July 2022 at 2:00 pm UTC
Eike Jul 17, 2022
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I got 50% of my Steam library tested now, so they seem to do a good job of getting the more important games tested first.
itscalledreality Jul 17, 2022
Funny how pre-Steam Deck the number of playable games on Linux was never celebrated. Maybe that’s been the missing piece to the stigma. This is just something I noticed on other gaming sites.

People love their Steam Decks and most of the love isn’t even about portability but that the games run fine. No one seems to be able to attribute this back to Linux, WINE, or any community behind ProtonDB that did the work before Valve helped put the pieces together. Valve gets a lot of credit and rightly so but I do feel it is a bit over-attributed. Which is too bad, because mainstream media will do as much as possible to make it seem like they were always cool. ;)
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