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Steam Deck officially hits over 13,000 games Playable and Verified

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Not too long after hitting 12,000 games, the Steam Deck now officially has over 13,000 games rated either Verified or Playable. There must be a little something for every type of gamer now right? My backlog is terrifying.

At time of writing the current numbers are:

  • Verified: 4,355
  • Playable: 8,751
  • Unsupported: 3,720

You can check out the full list on SteamDB. Their list includes titles that have been hidden on Steam, but they still count and are still tested, as anyone who owns them can still download and play. There's various reasons games get hidden like music licenses expiring, developers going bust and so on.

Remember though: if a game hasn't been through Deck Verified to get a rating, you can still download and play it. Valve don't block you from trying, Deck Verified is simply what Valve have tested officially.

For Unsupported games though, that can be for a whole different bag of reasons. From pesky anti-cheat to features that Steam Play Proton just doesn't yet work well with or support at all, as the Proton compatibility layer to run Windows games on Linux systems is a constant work in progress.

What games are you waiting and hoping will move from Unsupported to Verified one day? Just don't expect Fortnite to work any time soon.

If you want to see some great recently Steam Deck Verified titles be sure to check out these previous round-up articles:

Deck Verified Picks - December 22nd

Deck Verified Picks - December 13th

Deck Verified Picks - December 6th

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Zlopez Jan 5
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I would like to see Aliens: Dark Descent Verified. From what I saw it does work, it just isn't much playable on Steam Deck.
pb Jan 5
In my library:
VERIFIED: 12.43%
PLAYABLE: 23.20%
UNSUPPORTED: 9.84%
UNKNOWN: 54.52%

Not bad at all!
Pengling Jan 5
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QuoteWhat games are you waiting and hoping will move from Unsupported to Verified one day?
Konami's Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics. It's the only Unsupported title I've got - I bought a key in a Fanatical sale for a couple of pounds without thinking to check compatibility first, since I'm so used to Proton usually being a just-works affair for the types of games that I play (and, importantly, for other Konami retro collections that I also own).

Though some workarounds exist, they're very hoop-jumpy (one will only work in desktop-mode, and another requires access to a Windows install), so it's still for all intents and purposes broken.

It's a pity because, being a collection of retro arcade titles, it'd be well-suited for handheld play. The cause is known, at least, so hopefully this one's only a matter of time!


Last edited by Pengling on 5 January 2024 at 2:00 pm UTC
Eike Jan 5
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Quoting: pbIn my library:
VERIFIED: 12.43%
PLAYABLE: 23.20%
UNSUPPORTED: 9.84%
UNKNOWN: 54.52%

Not bad at all!

I got these, but it's not moving anymore since months:

VERIFIED: 146 games (34.68%)
PLAYABLE: 155 games (36.82%)
UNSUPPORTED: 27 games (6.41%)
UNKNOWN: 93 games (22.09%)
Of the unsupported, most are "Valve is still working on..." AKA false positives.

Check here: https://checkmydeck.ofdgn.com


Last edited by Eike on 5 January 2024 at 1:56 pm UTC
QuoteWhat games are you waiting and hoping will move from Unsupported to Verified one day?
Most of the Steam games I play (by playtime) are still not playable on Linux. It's a short list, to be honest, but they are:

  • Rainbow Six Siege

  • Halo: MCC (supposedly has EAC support, I've never gotten it to work on Arch or Fedora)

  • I tried to play Back 4 Blood a few times, I guess

I play them with friends. On Windows...

I also have a friend that wants me to play Fortnite. Note that this game is not in my "wished for" list.
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Quoting: pleasereadthemanualHalo: MCC (supposedly has EAC support, I've never gotten it to work on Arch or Fedora)
I managed to play co-op with a friend who is on Windows. You need to be sent 2 DLLs from someone's Windows installation (preferably someone you trust, of course.)

The game is looking for these DLLs to establish a co-op session, but in the game's prefix these are only softlinked.
elmapul Jan 5
the bad news is the rate of growth of this list vs steam game list...
sure there are a bunch of shovelware on steam but still... the % of compatible games tend to reduce over time.
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Quoting: pleasereadthemanualHalo: MCC (supposedly has EAC support, I've never gotten it to work on Arch or Fedora)
I managed to play co-op with a friend who is on Windows. You need to be sent 2 DLLs from someone's Windows installation (preferably someone you trust, of course.)

The game is looking for these DLLs to establish a co-op session, but in the game's prefix these are only softlinked.
I was able to play co-op with a friend until I reached the first checkpoint. It kicked me four times in the same spot just as I got the checkpoint before I gave up and just played it on Windows.

But since I've played the entire suite of campaigns with two friends already (one friend three times), we mainly only play matchmaking now anyway. I don't suppose the DLLs would help with that..? I can just nab them from my own Windows install.
Pengling Jan 6
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Quoting: elmapulthe bad news is the rate of growth of this list vs steam game list...
sure there are a bunch of shovelware on steam but still... the % of compatible games tend to reduce over time.
And that only affects the numbers - you're still free to install and run them and these days they are quite likely to work, there's nothing stopping you.
elmapul Jan 6
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: elmapulthe bad news is the rate of growth of this list vs steam game list...
sure there are a bunch of shovelware on steam but still... the % of compatible games tend to reduce over time.
And that only affects the numbers - you're still free to install and run them and these days they are quite likely to work, there's nothing stopping you.

that also affect how people perceive the product, there is a reason why asus called their product "rog ally" with the slogam: "play all your games"

Even if all other (offline)games do work, people need to be informed about that fact, not everyone will know about protonDB before they purchase the deck and even if they do and if protonDB people were able to test all the games, not everyone is qualified to make an Q/A, for example, i quoted a lot of times one game missing cutscenes, most people who only played it on linux didnt even knew it supposed to have then because they havent played it in other platforms to compare against.
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