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See at a glance how games will play on Steam Deck.

With Steam Deck, we're bringing your Steam Library to a new form factor—a portable gaming PC. While many games run great on Deck out of the box, this shift means there are some games that, while they may be great on a desktop PC, aren't a great experience on Steam Deck.

We want it to be easy for you to find great gaming experiences on Steam Deck, so we’ve designed a system to do just that.

Learn more about the Steam Deck Compatibility program.

Valve is reviewing the entire Steam catalog on Deck.

After each game is reviewed, it is categorized for its level of compatibility of Steam Deck. You’ll see these categories on Steam, when you’re browsing your library or shopping for games on Deck.

Four categories of Deck compatibility

Verified

The game works great on Steam Deck, right out of the box.

Playable

The game may require some manual tweaking by the user to play*.

Unsupported

The game is currently not functional on Steam Deck.

Unknown

We haven't checked this game for compatibility yet.

*E.g. requiring user to manually select a community controller config, needing to use the touchscreen to navigate a launcher, etc.

Games that check these four boxes are Deck Verified.

Input

The title should have full controller support, use appropriate controller input icons, and automatically bring up the on-screen keyboard when needed.

Display

The game should support the default resolution of Steam Deck (1280x800 or 1280x720), have good default settings, and text should be legible.

Seamlessness

The title shouldn’t display any compatibility warnings, and if there’s a launcher it should be navigable with a controller.

System Support

If running through Proton, the game and all its middleware should be supported by Proton. This includes anti-cheat support.

Steam Store on Deck

The first tab in the Steam Store shows only games that are great on Steam Deck. The rest of the tabs show the full Store with the entire catalog of games.

Compatibility details

You’ll be able to see Steam Deck compatibility details for every title that has been reviewed, giving you the information you need to inform your playing and purchasing decisions.

Steam Library on Deck

When you visit your Library on Steam Deck, you’ll find a compatibility badge on each title, reflecting the kind of experience you can expect when playing each game on Steam Deck.

See how your games will run on Deck before launch.

The team is currently working on a way for you to be able to check the compatibility category of each of the games in your own library ahead of launch.

In addition, you’ll soon be able to see which games in the Steam catalog have already gone through Steam Deck review, and what compatibility category they fall in. More on this soon.

Steam Deck compatibility review is already under way.

We’ve already started reviewing titles and will continue to check games through launch and beyond. This is an ongoing evaluation of the entire catalog and a game's rating can change over time - titles will be re-reviewed as the developer releases updates or the Deck's software improves.

Are you a game developer? Learn more about this program here.

Get your hands on Deck!

Steam Deck starts shipping February 2022.