A New Steam Tool Can Check Your Library for Steam Deck Compatibility

Deepak Gupta February 23, 2022
Updated 2022/02/23 at 9:49 PM

Those who were able to secure an early submission date for the system may not have been able to get their hands on the system. For give a clearer idea which Steam games will run on the portable PC, Valve set up a page where you can check if titles in your library are compatible.

After logging in with your Steam account, the tool will organize your library into a few sections. If a game is marked Verified, it should run on the Steam Deck with few, if any, hiccups. Unsurprisingly, Valve games like half life 2 and Portal 2 are considered Verified, as are third-party games such as God of War, Death Stranding, Tetris Effect and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Those labeled Playable will run on the system, but “may require extra effort to interact with or configure,” according to Valve. Valheim, The Witcher 3, Inscription and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim it is .

There may be some games in your library that don’t currently work on your device. One of them, unfortunately, is . Virtual reality games like Half life: Alyx and the VR version of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice it doesn’t run on it either. The tool will also tell you how many games in your library have not yet been tested on the Steam Deck.

Valve has tested just over 400 games on the Steam Deck so far, . As of Wednesday, there were listed on Steam, so the company has only verified a fraction of them on its new hardware. Valve continues to test games, so more will be verified in the coming months.

The tool is based on a set of labels that Valve has been using in recent months. While there are far more untested games than Valve has actually verified, this can still be a useful way to see if buying a Steam Deck might be worth it.

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