Does this game work on Steam Deck? This rating system tells you.

Valve is presenting a score system that will let gamers understand which of Steam’s 50,000 video games work with the Steam Deck, the portable video gaming PC due to release by the end of the year.

Steam Deck Verified, as the metric is called, will peg a video game as totally suitable, partly suitable, or incompatible with the Steam Deck. Formally, these classifications are validated, playable, unsupported, and unidentified.

“Any verified game is a great, smooth experience on Deck,” states the storyteller in the video above. Playable methods “they’ll require a little more manual involvement to configure and play.” Unsupported suggests the video game “just isn’t playable on Deck.” Unidentified suggests the video game hasn’t been assessed yet for its Steam Deck playability.

Validated video games have complete controller assistance, assistance Steam Deck’s default resolution (1280×800 or 1280×720), and other fundamental abilities. The very first tab in the Steam Shop, as revealed on Steam Deck, will just reveal video games that are “great on Deck.” Users’ video game libraries will have compatibility badges revealed plainly on each title.

Steam Deck Verified’s main page states Valve is examining the whole Steam brochure for its compatibility. A video game’s score might likewise alter, as designers offer post-release assistance or choices that consist of Steam Deck — or as Steam Deck’s software application enhances.

Steam Deck, revealed in July, introduces in December with systems beginning at $399. The portable functions a 7-inch touchscreen. Gamers can likewise acquire a dock that enables the Steam Deck to operate on a TELEVISION, like the Nintendo Change.

Storage, nevertheless, might be a huge drawback for the Steam Deck. The base design just provides 64 GB; a $529 mid-level alternative has 256 GB of area; the top-shelf $649 Steam Deck has a 512 GB solid-state drive. Despite the fact that the system can be opened by users and the disk drives might be changed, Valve is highly suggesting folks don’t do that.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.