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Steam Deck recreation library now 29% bigger than that of Nintendo Swap




Notice: A earlier model of this text incorrectly calculated the variety of suitable video games at slightly below 18,000. This has now been corrected.

The Steam Deck recreation library retains going from power to power as the entire recreation library has now handed 14,200 titles. On the time of writing, 4,719 video Games have earned a Verified ranking, whereas 9,499 are rated as playable.

The Steam Deck is definitely one of many finest handheld gaming PC units, and it ignited the present obsession with transportable PC gaming. Units just like the ROG Ally and Legion Go have since jumped on the development.

On March 11, 2024, we reported that the Steam Deck had simply handed the 14,000 video games milestone. Valve clearly isn’t slowing down the verification course of with simply shy of 200 new video games rated in simply over 70 days.

In fact, this doesn’t essentially imply that these are all new Steam Deck video Games, as older titles are nonetheless eligible to earn a ranking. If a developer needs to earn Playable or Verified standing, it could actually make any required modifications to fulfill Valve’s standards and have the sport re-evaluated.

This new compatibility determine additionally arrives regardless of Valve usually failing to use widespread sense to the present ranking system, which at present excludes video Games that work completely effectively on the Steam Deck. Ghost of Tsushima is excluded for a teriary recreation mode being inaccessible on Linux whereas Horizon Forbidden West’s settings apparently can’t be configured to run effectively, regardless of us proving in any other case.

Each video Games are rated as Unsupported for various causes, regardless of each working extremely effectively on Valve’s handheld. These are two very high-profile video Games and I can solely think about what number of extra on the market are left in limbo.

Regardless of this frustration, it’s apparent that Valve has massive plans for the Steam Deck, particularly following the discharge of the Steam Deck OLED. The newest gross sales figures present hundreds of thousands of models being offered previous to the OLED mannequin’s launch, and this juiced-up mannequin will solely assist this quantity develop.

As we await information on the inevitable Steam Deck 2, you’ll be able to take a look at our present listing of the finest Steam Deck video games, all hand-picked and examined by us.