Back in October, Valve confirmed it had started the process of going through the entire library of game available on Steam and getting them ready for the Steam Deck. This would see games being given one of three tags- Verified, which are games that are fully optimized for the Steam Deck; Playable, which are games that will run on the device but not might be completely optimized; and Unsupported, which are games that don’t currently run on the handheld.
The first batch of games in those three categories has now been revealed (courtesy of SteamDB), and there are some interesting names in each list. The list of Unsupported games is a pretty short one with just 5 games, though it does have one notable name- Persona 4 Golden. The game’s own page says that Valve is still working on adding support though, so hopefully this won’t be permanent.
24 games so far have the Playable tag. The list includes the likes of The Witcher 3, Slay the Spire, Inscryption, Subnautica, Valheim, Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, NieR: Automata, Bravely Default 2, and more. That means that right now, these games are playable on the Steam Deck, but might still run into a few issues here and there.
Finally, there’s the first batch of Steam Deck Verified games, which lists 38 titles right now and is already looking impressive. Games that have already been fully optimized for the upcoming handheld device include the likes of Portal 2, Celeste, Hollow Knight, Dishonored, Cuphead 2, Psychonauts 2, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Death’s Door, Death Stranding, Mad Max, Scarlet Nexus, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Hot Wheels Unleashed, the upcoming Total War: Warhammer 3, and many others.
You can check out the full list of the Steam Deck’s Verified, Playable, and Unsupported games so far below.
The Steam Deck is scheduled to launch in February.
|Factorio||Portal 2||Persona 4 Golden|
|RimWorld||The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth||Job Simulator|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||Celeste||theBlu|
|Slay the Spire||Hollow Knight||Arizona Sunshine|
|Dyson Sphere Program||Dishonored||Budget Cuts|
|Cookie Clicker||Risk of Rain 2|
|Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition||Castle Crashers|
|Valheim||Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – GOTY Edition|
|Crypt of the NecroDancer||Noita|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider||Dark Souls 3|
|Farming Simulator 19||Gunfire Reborn|
|Cats in Time||Mark of the Ninja: Remastered|
|Stormworks: Build and Rescue||Tetris Effect: Connected|
|NieR: Automata||Total War: Warhammer 3|
|Black Skylands||Death’s Door|
|Bravely Default 2||Manifold Garden|
|War Thunder||Into the Breach|
|Tribes of Midgard||Death Stranding|
|Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders||The Messenger|
|Swords of Legends Online||Ape Out|
|Among Trees||Record of Lodoss War – Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth|
|Rogue Legacy 2|
|Super Mega Baseball 3|
|Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin|
|Remnant: From the Ashes|
|Aliens: Fireteam Elite|
|Hot Wheels Unleashed|