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Steam Deck “Verified” games are starting to emerge

Valve prepare for the impending launch

Updated: Jan 21, 2022 11:56 am
Steam Deck “Verified” games are starting to emerge

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Prior to the Steam Deck’s release, Valve is in the process of testing the entirety of the Steam catalogue. In so doing, they are looking to rate and announce which of its games are most suitable to play on the new platform. In good news for anyone with a Steam Deck pre-order, over half of the games that have been tested already “work flawlessly”.

As part of the testing, Valve is rating each game as Verified, Playable or Unsupported. “Unknown” is also a category, but only inasmuch as it applied to games not yet tested. In further good news, the majority of games rated “Unsupported” are simply because they are VR titles, and the Steam Deck does not support VR. In a blow to Atlus fans, the only non-VR unsupported game is Persona 4 Golden. Hopefully Valve will be able to find a solution to this before too long.

Verified Steam Deck games

The full list of games that Valve have rated so far is below:


    Aliens: Fireteam Elite

    Ape Out

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    Castle Crashers


    Circuit Superstars


    Dark Souls II

    Dark Souls III

    Death Stranding

    Death’s Door


    Final Fantasy

    Guacamelee! 2

    Gunfire Reborn

    Hollow Knight

    Hot Wheels Unleashed

    Into the Breach

    Mad Max

    Manifold Garden

    Mark of the Ninja: Remastered

    The Messenger


    Portal 2

    Psychonauts 2


    Record of Lodoss War: – Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth –

    Remnant: From the Ashes

    Risk of Rain 2

    Rogue Legacy 2


    Scarlet Nexus

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Super Mega Baseball 3

    Tetris Effect: Connected

    Total War: Warhammer II




    Among Trees

    Black Skylands

    Bravely Default II

    Cats in Time

    Cookie Clicker

    Crypt of the NecroDancer

    Dyson Sphere Program


    Farming Simulator 19


    NieR: Automata

    Plants vs Zombies: Game of the Year


    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders

    Slay the Spire

    Stormworks: Build and Rescue


    Swords of Legends Online

    Tomb Raider

    Tribes of Midgard


    War Thunder

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


    Arizona Sunshine

    Budget Cuts

    Job Simulator

    Persona 4 Golden


Steam deck ready for release?

Although this makes for an encouraging start, hopefully valve will continue to update this list in the coming days. The novelty of the Steam Deck itself will be enough for some players- particularly those waiting to see if the Nintendo Switch has a serious competitor. But for the rest of the gaming world, proper access to Steam’s library of titles is crucial for the Steam Deck’s prospects. After all, it wouldn’t be the first portable device that started out strong, then slowly fell off due to a lacklustre game library.

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