Steam Deck, what games are compatible? which not? we tell you everything about the valve laptop

The launch of Steam Deck was officially confirmed. To help players know what games they will be present in this new console, Valve has published an initial list of titles that will be present in this medium, but also of those who do not. Fortunately for people interested in this novelty, the list of incompatible games is currently very short.

It is possible to see directly in your Steam library the compatible games or not, knowing that they are classified into three categories: optimized games (fully playable with the basic console settings), compatible titles (some characteristics of which will require either use the Touch screen or have a virtual keyboard / pad) and those that can not be played.

Incompatible titles

  • Arizona Sunshine.
  • Budget Cuts
  • Job Simulator
  • Person 4 Golden
  • Theblu.
  • Half Life Alyx

Optimized titles

To be declared optimized, a game must meet four criteria:

  1. Total compatibility with the controllers, using the appropriate controller input icons (ie, do not show the controls as if you were using a PlayStation knob in Steam Deck), automatic display of the on-screen keyboard when necessary.
  2. Compatibility with the default image definition of Steam Deck (1280 × 800 or 1280 × 720) offers adequate default settings, as well as legible text.
  3. Do not show compatibility warnings. It should be possible to use all the functions of the game using only Steam Deck drivers.

If you use Proton, the game and any associated middleware must be compatible with Proton; This includes support for anti-traps technologies.

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List of optimized games:

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  • Ape out
  • Castle Crashers
  • Light blue
  • Circuit Superstar.
  • Cuphead.
  • Dark Souls III
  • Death Stranding
  • Death’s Door
  • Final Fantasy.
  • Guacamelee! two
  • Gunfire reborn
  • Hollow Knight.
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Into The Breach
  • Mad Max.
  • Manifold Garden.
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
  • Nier: Automata
  • Noite Portal 2
  • Psychonauts 2.
  • RAD.
  • Record of Loss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
  • Remnant: from the ashes
  • Risk of Rain
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Scarlet Nexus.
  • Sekiro: shadows die twice
  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Mega Baseball 3
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  • The Messenger
  • Total War: Warhammer II

Compatible games (but not optimized)

These are games that work on the console, but you must configure the drivers or use the touch screen to take advantage of all the features of Steam Deck, or an external accessory to play them (VR headphones for VR games, etc.)

  • Among Trees.
  • Black Skylands
  • Bravely Default II
  • Cookie Clicker.
  • Crypt of the Necrodancencer
  • Dyson Sphere Program
  • Felt
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Inscryption.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Season of MyStery: The Cherry Blossom Murders
  • Slay the Spire
  • StormWorks: Build and Rescue
  • Subnautica
  • Swords of Legends Online
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tribes of Midgard 2
  • Valheim
  • War Thunder.

Steam Deck is still compatible with other controllers, even in the case of optimized games. Your Street Fighter V Tweet V illustrates this well, showing a game with a stick.

According to Valve statements, more than 90% of Steam’s current catalog should be compatible with Steam Deck.

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