Valve represents the system Steam Deck Verifiedto help gamers know which games have been tested to work correctly on their upcoming AMD + Linux-based handheld gaming console.
Valve says they review the entire Steam game catalog and will categorize each game based on their Steam Deck compatibility level. These ratings, in turn, will be displayed in the Steam store and in users’ own game libraries.
Categories for the Steam Deck Verified program include Verified for games that work great out of the box, Playable for games that require some customization, Not Supported because it doesn’t work on the Steam Deck, and Unknown for games that not tested yet.
To actually pass the test, games must meet these four points:
Input – The game must have full controller support, use the appropriate controller input icons, and automatically invoke the on-screen keyboard when needed. Display – The game should support the default Steam Deck resolution (1280×800 or 1280×720), have good defaults, and legible text. Smooth – the game should not display any compatibility warnings, and if there is a launcher, you can navigate it with a controller. System Support – If you are using Proton, the game and all middleware must be supported by Proton. This includes anti-cheat support.
Valve’s compatibility check process is still ongoing.