Steam Deck works “perfectly” on almost half of the PC games tested so far


We’re starting to see how well Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld handles some of the best current PC games, and so far it looks like it can play almost half of the games tested “perfectly”.

Compatibility ratings come from Steam DB, which keeps track of all the ratings that Valve’s Steam Deck testers have given to individual games.

Games are categorized as Verified, Playable, Unsupported, or Unknown, with Verified indicating the game plays exactly as it should, while Playable may have a few minor glitches that appear during gameplay, but nothing breaks the game.

According to VGC, this is almost always due to the player having to type text on the keyboard, which requires bringing up the Steam Deck’s virtual keyboard.

Unsupported seems to be largely reserved for VR titles, which makes sense since the Steam Deck doesn’t support any VR games.

Notably, the listing labels Persona 4 Golden as unsupported, making it the only game with that designation so far that isn’t a VR game. There is no reason given for this rating, only that “Valve is still working on adding support for this game to the Steam Deck”.

There are a lot of unknown rankings right now since Valve’s testers haven’t had access to these games yet. Valve reviews every game on Steam and gives it a rating, so we can expect the process to take some time. So far, out of the 67 games that have been tested, 38 of them are verified on the handheld, while 24 have been rated playable. Five games (four of which are VR titles) are listed as unsupported.

Alright, alright, here’s the list, sheesh

Here is the full list of tested games that have been rated by Valve:

Checked :

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  • monkey outside
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  • castle breakers
  • Celestial
  • Circuit Superstars
  • Cuphead
  • Dark Souls II
  • Dark Souls III
  • Death Stranding
  • The gate of death
  • Dishonored
  • Final Fantasy
  • Guacamele! 2
  • The shot is reborn
  • hollow knight
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • In the breach
  • madmax
  • garden collector
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
  • The messenger
  • Noita
  • Portal 2
  • Psychonauts 2
  • GDR
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
  • Vestige: ashes
  • Chance of rain 2
  • Rogue Legacy 2
  • Sable
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Mega Baseball 3
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Total War: Warhammer 2
  • Tuche
  • Webbed

Playable :

  • Among the trees
  • black skylands
  • Bravely Default II
  • Chats in time
  • cookie clicker
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • Dyson Sphere program
  • Factorio
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Registration
  • NieR: Automata
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year
  • RimWorld
  • The Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders
  • kill the arrow
  • Stormworks: build and save
  • Subnautical
  • Swords of Legends Online
  • grave robber
  • Tribes of Midgard
  • Valheim
  • thunder of war
  • The Witcher 2: Wild Hunt

Non supported :

  • Arizona Sun
  • Budget cuts
  • work simulator
  • persona 4 golden
  • theBlu

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