The first Steam Decks have only been around for five months but in that short time Valve has confirmed over 4,500 games work on their handheld PC.
According to SteamDB, there are now 2,513 playable games and 1,990 official verified games for the Steam Deck. Remember, verified means Valve and the developer have checked things over and made specific Deck optimizations, while playable means that the game works as it would on any PC of the same specifications. There’s also 1,834 “unsupported” games, but that doesn’t mean the Steam Deck can’t run them. Some of these games work just fine, but they don’t have Valve’s seal of approval.
The rate of verification seems to be increasing too. Since July, over 500 games have been verified. Some of the most recent additions include Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead, Dungeon Munchies, Lenna's Inceptions, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.
That last one came as a surprise. Insomniac made the announcement last week after confirming some of the technical enhancements coming to the PC version of Spider-Man, such as DLSS and DLAA support, ultra-wide graphics options, ray-tracing, and more. Those features won’t be too useful on the Steam Deck, but a verified checkmark means we'd expect it to work at least as well as the original PS4 version, which will be good enough for most.
In addition to verifying more games, Valve is also making sure more customers will have a Steam Deck in their hands before the end of the year. Valve moved up reservations so that some of those who were scheduled in Q4 2022 will now receive their Deck in Q3 2022, and everyone who already reserved will receive their Deck before the end of the year.
If you were on the fence about getting a Deck, reservations are open and there's every chance that you'll get a Steam Deck before 2023, but Valve stopped short of confirming new orders will be fulfilled by Q4. Still, it's a good sign that whatever logistical issues that were keeping the Deck from full production have now been resolved.
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