Portable PC gaming has really come to the forefront in 2022. New gaming laptops and mobile chips are being announced, and of course Valve’s Steam Deck. Switch-like portable gaming PCs have been making waves, and Valve is already planning a Steam Deck 2.
Just as impressive as the small unit itself is the push for compatibility. There are tons of games that work on the Steam platform, but they tend to perform differently. Thankfully, Steam has a verification system to help people through the process, which rates games based on how well they work with the new console-PC hybrid.
for a game Steam Platform Verified It has to work seamlessly on the Steam platform, just like it does on PC. While the number of games on the platform is mind-boggling, it’s safe to say that most users probably only care about a few. The top 100 games on Steam are a pretty safe bet for games that people care about, so boiling steam The number of supported games has been calculated.
It turns out that 28 of the top 100 Steam games are verified by Steam Deck. This includes popular titles like Elden Ring, Apex Legends, Valheim, and 25 others. A game that runs well on a new portable console is really good, but it just gets better.
The next step in Steam Deck Verified is Steam Deck Playable. The deck experience for these games is not as good as what you get on PC, or may just be unproven. Feel free to try it out and add another 26 games to the list in the top 100.
Games on this list include Counter-Strike: Source and Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Skyrim. Most of the time, they’re very popular games, and they’re a little longer, so maybe a little lower on the priority list. Still, a total of 54 of the 100 most popular games on Steam run the deck. For the math nerds out there, that’s over 50%.
The rest of the top 100 works are in the unsupported or untested category. 26 of the top 100 games on Steam are listed as unsupported, many of which are due to anti-cheat software, which is difficult to implement and use on the Steam platform. Without significant incentives, most developers may not be able to devote resources to making this work, and these games may remain unsupported.
There are only 20 games left that have yet to be rated on the Steam deck, but honestly, some are still worth checking out. It’s amazing how many games seem to perform well enough on this little machine without support.
Steam Deck’s library of portable PC games is already very impressive, and it looks like it will continue to grow. It looks like 2022 might really be the first year of the Steam Deck.