Steam Deck: How to Quickly Find Supported Games

Steam Deck: How to Quickly Find Supported Games

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting Steam Deck’s debut alongside Elden Ring, we’ve prepared a guide on how to easily identify Steam Deck compatible titles. While Valve encourages developers to have their “Steam Deck” games verified, it’s a lengthy process that requires certification, and some titles can fall through the gaps.

SteamDB, an unofficial website that provides information about the Steam platform, can answer most queries regarding player counts and game prices. You can now use their search engine to keep track of all the games you own that are compatible with the Steam Deck portable.

Looking in “App Keys”, you can type “common_steam_deck_compatibility” in the “Key Name”. Verify that “Contains (LIKE %…%)” is selected in “Operator” and “Value to Match” is “SteamDeckVerified”.

You can just copy and paste from here if it’s not already in this field. These steps ensure that it searches Steam for all titles that can be used on the Steam Deck. The list is continuously updated and most of the games in it have warnings, so it will help you find games that are compatible with Steam Deck.

Verified titles have readable letters, full controller capability, and default graphics presets that work well on the Steam Deck. With a few exceptions, games that are not “certified” can still run on the Steam Deck.

The other games in your collection are almost certainly playable and are labeled as “playable” with a few minor downsides. Some games have modest font sizes, while others include restrictions such as “Text entry requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard”. With a little tweaking, these are simple to play.

Many other titles, on the other hand, are not playable on the Steam Deck. This is mostly due to lack of optimization or a message that “Valve is still working on implementing Steam Deck support for this game”.

Because it’s built on Linux, operating systems play a large role in incompatibility; apart from that, the use of anti-cheat software such as Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye, which Valve says are actively working to rectify.

Updates on Steam Deck can be found on SteamDB and Valve’s Twitter feed. When it arrives after February 25, with a ship date a few days later, we’ll dive into the hardware. Keep an eye on Niche Gamer for more Steam Deck news.

Valve’s Steam Deck is now available for pre-order on the Steam store in three flavors: $399 (64GB), $529 (256GB), and $649 (512GB), with a February 25 release date.

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