Which games in your Steam library work on Steam Deck?
Valve’s Steam Deck console has sold well and people seem to be enjoying it so far. If you’re on the fence or only recently got your console, you might be wondering which games from your Steam library are playable on your new device.
Well, Valve has you covered. The company has worked hard to check the entire storefront, to make sure the Steam Deck is a hit. The easiest way to check which games you own will work? Log in to your Steam account.
Valve will do all the hard work for you, showing you lists of your games that are verified to work with the console, which ones might work with some extra work, and which ones won’t be playable.
The best part? You don’t need to own a Steam Deck to check out. Here’s how.
How to check which games in your Steam library work with Steam Deck
Yes, you can check compatibility from your Steam Deck storefront, but with new orders not coming until October or later, it’s good to know that all you need is a computer with Internet access.
Open a web browser and navigate to Valve’s Steam Deck Compatibility Tool
Browse through your Steam Deck compatible games
They will either show up as verified, playable, unsupported, or unknown. To be verified, they must meet four requirements: Input, display, fluidity, and System support
For the best time, you’ll want to stick to the Checked section. These have been tested to be fully compatible with all four requirements
Scroll down a bit more to get the Playable section. These may require “additional steps or manual work by the user” so they may not be as out of the box as verified games
The next section is Non supported. None of these games currently work on Steam Deck. Some might work if the developer improves console compatibility; and some, like virtual reality, will never work with Valve’s console
The last part is Not tested. You will only see one number here, which is the number of games in your library that Valve has not yet tested for compatibility with the Steam Deck. As new games are tested, this number will change and games will be added to the other three sections
And There you go! Now you can be sure which games will work with Steam Deck.
Even if you haven’t bought one yet, it’s a great tool to make sure your future console will work with your favorite games.
If you already own a Steam Deck
When you browse the Steam Store on your console, you’ll see colored icons near each game’s name.
A green tick means it has been verified to work with Steam Deck, a yellow “i” means it is playable, a gray “no entry” icon means it will not work, and a dot gray question mark means that Valve has not yet tested this game.
Everything you need to know about Steam Deck compatibility
For games that aren’t in your Steam library, SteamDB offers a full Steam storefront search that lets you filter by Steam Deck compatibility levels. It’s great to find new games to play, while you wait for Valve to ship the console to you.
While you’re also researching all things Steam Deck, how about our pick of the best accessories for the console, some shortcuts to make your life easier, and the fact that it’ll also work on Windows.
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