How to quickly find supported games for Steam Deck

supported games for Steam Deck

If you’re eagerly awaiting Steam Deck’s launch alongside Elden Ring, we’ve prepped a guide on how to quickly find supported games for Steam Deck.

While Valve is offering devs to get their games “Steam Deck Verified,” that’s a process with an approval and some games can slip through the cracks.

SteamDB, a website known for it’s information pertaining to the Steam platform albeit unofficially, can handle most requests for player count and prices of games.

Now, if you want to keep up to date with any games that you own being compatible with the Steam Deck handheld, you can do so with their search engine.

By searching in “App Keys”, you can type in “common_steam_deck_compatibility” in the “Key name”. Verify that “contains (LIKE %…%)” is elected in “Operator” and that the “Value to match” is “SteamDeckVerified”.

If it’s not already entered into that field you can just copy and paste from here. Doing these steps ensures it searches through Steam to find every title that can be used on Steam Deck.

Titles are always constantly being updated on the list and through most games on it there are some warnings, so this will help you find supported games for Steam Deck.

“Verified games” are games that are fully supported for Steam Deck with legible text, full controller functionality, and default graphics configurations perform well on the device. Games that aren’t “verified” can still run on the Steam Deck with some caveats.

Other games in your library can most likely be played and are listed as “playable” with a handful of minor setbacks. Some games are afflicted with small text size, others can be limited by “Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard”. Those are easy to play with some fenagling.

However, many other games are not playable on Steam Deck. This is mainly due in part to either no optimization with a message of “Valve is still working on adding support for this game on Steam Deck”.

Operating systems play a big role in compatibility due to being Linux-based; outside of that, the use of anti-cheat like Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye which Valve has stated they are working on actively to resolve.

Always stay tuned to SteamDB and Valve’s Twitter page for Steam Deck with updates. We’ll be taking a dive into the hardware when it arrives after February 25th with a shipping date loosely a few days later. For more content about Steam Deck keep it tuned here to Niche Gamer.

Valve’s Steam Deck is available for pre-order in three flavors: $399 (64GB), $529 (256GB), and $649 (512GB), over on the Steam store, and is set to launch on February 25th.

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