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Valve’s Steam Deck can now play over 2500 games

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: May 04, 2022 10:11 pm

The number of “playable” games on the Steam Deck is rising rapidly.

Steam Deck Windows 10 update
Photo: Valve.

Three months since its launch, despite speculation of its performance, Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming console has grown its catalogue of playable games to over 2500 games. The console hit the market back in February amid much fanfare and users were curious about how many PC games the device would be able to run.

That question has now been largely answered and it seems Valve is delivering on its promise to make Steam Deck a great option for gamers to play PC games on the move.

According to data from SteamDB, there are currently over 2,500 games deemed “playable” on the handheld games console. Of that total, 1322 are “verified” and 1179 are marked “playable.” This is impressive because at the time of launch, only 399 games were Verified.

Steam Deck playable games
Photo: SteamDB.

Verified means that the game will run flawlessly on the Steam Deck and playable means games will run on the device but could experience minor bugs.

Valve currently has four categories of Steam Deck compatibility: Verified, Playable, Unsupported, and Unknown.

Valve, in a recent blog post, admitted that its standards for giving a particular game a “verified” tag is pretty high.

Steam Deck game compatibility
Photo: Steam.

“As this work takes place, our existing standards for titles to get a Verified or a Playable rating are very high,” it reads.

“If a game shows controller glyphs 99 percent of the time but tells you to ‘press F’ sometimes during gameplay, that’s Playable, not Verified. If 99 percent of a game’s functionality is accessible, but accessing one optional in-game minigame crashes, or one tutorial video doesn’t render, that’s Unsupported.”

This is only good news for Steam Deck users as the quality of its catalogue of playable games would be an amazing gaming experience. The future is certainly looking bright for Valve’s Steam Deck. We are looking at you Nintendo.

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: May 04, 2022 10:11:00 pm
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