Will your games work on Valve’s Steam Deck? Here’s how to check compatibility

Valve has taken it upon itself to test each Steam game for compatibility with its upcoming Steam Deck handheld, and it will take some time to sift through them all. It’s a good start, however, having already tested over 1,000 games. As the first batch of shipments get ready to release, Valve has made it quick and easy to see which games in your catalog will work with the Steam Deck.
Games fall into one of four categories under the Steam Deck Verified program. They include Verified, Playable, Unsupported, and Unknown. These are mostly self-explanatory designations, but to make it clearer, a Verified label means the game passes all compatibility checks and just works. That earns a title a desirable checkmark badge.

Games deemed playable will work on the Steam Deck, but may require additional steps or manual work by the user. Unsupported games will not work on the Steam Deck, either due to incompatibility with Proton or specific hardware components, and the Unknown tag applies to games that have not yet been verified.

The Steam Deck compatibility tool checks your game catalog for supported titles

So far, it hasn’t been so easy to check which games in your catalog will work on the Steam Deck, especially if you own a lot of titles. That just changed. All you have to do is head to the new Steam Deck Compatibility Page and login to your account.

Although there are four categories, the online tool omits games from your library that have not yet been tested. So what you’ll see are mixed games in the Verified, Playable, and Unsupported categories. Hopefully that last category will be pretty slim, but it just depends on the games you own.

For example, games like Rage 2, JustCause 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Dead in broad daylight, and others fall into the Not Supported category. Note that game designations can change at any time, so just because a game isn’t supported today doesn’t mean it won’t work (or even be fully verified) tomorrow.

If you scroll down, you’ll see how many games in your library are untested. According to SteamDB, there are a total of 408 verified games and 358 other playable games, bringing the total to 766 titles you can throw on the Steam Deck right now (if you had one in your possession, of course). It also shows that there are 368 unsupported games. So, at the time of this writing, Valve has tested 1,134 games.

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