If you are wondering about what games are compatible with the Steam Deck, you have come to the right place. The upcoming handheld device from Valve is a very exciting portable gaming platform. Likewise, many fans are anticipating the release of this handheld. This article is therefore regarding what games are compatible with the Steam Deck.
Types of games on Steam according to their support for Steam Deck
Deck Verified –
These are the games that Valve’s testing indicates as fully functional. Likewise, these titles from your Steam Library are playable as well as running flawlessly with the built-in controls and display. Here is a list of some popular Deck Verified games:
A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Story About My Uncle
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
Animal Super Squad
Art of Rally
Control Ultimate Edition
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Curse of the Dead Gods
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Dark Souls III
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
Devil May Cry 5
Disco Elysium – The Final Cut
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Doom II: Hell on Earth (Doom II)
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
Edge Of Eternity
Endless Space – Definitive Edition
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition
Enter the Gungeon
Epic Battle Fantasy 5
Evil Genius 2 (Evil Genius 2: World Domination)
Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake)
Fire Pro Wrestling World
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3
FTL: Faster Than Light
God of War
Horizon Zero Dawn
Left 4 Dead 2
Life is Strange Remastered
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
Risk of Rain 2
Ryse: Son of Rome
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – GOTY Edition…etc
Deck Playable –
These are the games that Valve’s testing indicates as functional. Deck Playable titles are the ones from your Steam Library that are functional on Steam Deck. However, it may be necessary to optimize the in-game options as well as interact with settings to configure them. Here is a list of some popular Deck Playable games:
A Way Out
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dark Souls: Remastered
Dead Space 3
Destroy All Humans!
Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Final Fantasy VII
Football Manager 2022
Grand Theft Auto V
It Takes Two
Just Cause 4
Killing Floor 2
Little Nightmares II
Madden NFL 22
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Mass Effect Legendary Edition
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
Need for Speed Heat
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
These are the types of games that don’t function on the Steam Deck. Likewise, these are games that Valve’s testing indicates as currently unplayable on the handheld. Well, we can expect the games under this category to receive updates and changes to get Deck Playable/Deck Verified. Here is a list of some popular Deck Unsupported games:
Anno 1404 – History Edition
Back 4 Blood
Batman: Arkham VR
BLEACH Brave Souls
Borderlands 2 VR
Call of Duty 2
Dead by Daylight
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Fallout 4 VR
Friday the 13th: The Game
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR Edition
Honkai Impact 3rd
Just Cause 2
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
Predator: Hunting Grounds
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
The Last Campfire
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Thief Simulator VR
These refer to the types of games that are not yet tested by Valve on the Steam Deck. Therefore, they may or may not be compatible properly with the Steam Deck.
What games are compatible with Steam Deck?
The Steam Deck supports games from your Steam library. Likewise, players who own the new handheld can simply play the games from their existing library. Although all the games in your library may not be playable, most of the popular games are. Additionally, you can also check whether the games from your library are playable on the Steam Deck. You can do this by following the steps below.
How to check the compatibility of games from your Steam library with the Steam Deck –
For players without the Steam Deck –
First and foremost, you have to change your profile privacy to public. You can do this by navigating to Steam > Your Profile > Edit > Privacy settings and changing game details to “Public”.
Next up, you have to open up the Steam app and navigate to your profile page.
On your profile page, you can click on the “edit profile” option on the top right.
Now, you have to find the field for the custom URL.
You can then reveal your Steam ID in the URL format just below that. Likewise, you have to copy the code.
Then, you can use your Steam ID (the custom URL) to find your Steam64 ID number by using the Steam ID finder tool.
Finally, you can now go to visit the CheckMyDeck tool and use your Steam64 ID number to check your library as well as their compatibility with the Steam Deck.
For players with a Steam Deck –
Compatibility for games in your Steam library:
Firstly, click on the Steam button on the console.
Then, you have to scroll to your Library.
Finally, you can find games compatibility within two categories- Great on Deck and All Games.
Compatibility of games via the Store:
Firstly, hit the Steam button on the console and choose Store.
Search for any game that you want to find compatibility for.
On the top right corner of any game’s page, you can find a section for Steam Deck Compatibility. This is similar to the round symbol on the thumbnails that indicates the level of playability.
Then, you can find out whether the game is Verified, Playable, or Unknown next to the symbol.
This was an article regarding what games are compatible with the Steam Deck. You can always keep up-to-date with Digistatement for the latest game news as well as guides.
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