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Steam Deck: unboxing, release date, price and verified playable games

The Steam Deck is just a few weeks away from arriving to gamers' hands. With a few days away, we already have the first unboxing and details for this device.

Steam Deck, Valve's upcoming device that will take the PC Gaming experience into a portable mode, is about to arrive. Although there are already some details about this device, what we are most looking forward to is having it in our hands. And just to fire up the engines in this final stretch prior to its launch, the device is arriving to content creators and we already have the first unboxing.

Steam Deck’s first unboxing

The ShortCircuit channel is the first to share its unboxing of the device. Although the video goes through the ritual rather quickly and shows the contents of the box in a rushed manner, it does spend a lot of time on other aspects such as weight, resolution and even comparison with other portable devices. You can watch the video below:

ShortCircuit also highlights the very eye-catching sleeve. This features a small space in the back that includes a pouch for the power cord, as well as being made of fairly sturdy material. Something that also stands out is the anti-glare screen it has, blurring the screen so it has no impact on your gaming experience.

Steam Deck list of verified playable games

Steam Deck already has the first grid of verified titles, as we can know thanks to the platform's database. And with a few weeks to go, the list of games already verified is growing, reaching a current total of 157.

This is the complete list with the games verified so far with Steam Deck:

  1. 8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure
  2. Aeterna Noctis
  3. Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  4. APE OUT
  5. Baba Is You
  6. BattleBlock Theater®
  7. Bayonetta
  8. Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery
  9. Blue Fire
  10. Boomerang X
  11. Business Tour - Board Game with Online Multiplayer
  12. Castle Crashers®
  13. Caveblazers
  14. Celeste
  15. Circuit Superstars
  16. Cuphead
  17. Curse of the Dead Gods
  18. Cyber Hook
  19. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  20. DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin
  21. DARK SOULS™ III
  22. Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
  23. Daymare: 1998
  24. Dead Cells
  25. Dead Estate
  26. DEATH STRANDING
  27. Death Trash
  28. Death's Door
  29. DEATHLOOP
  30. Demon Turf
  31. Desperados III
  32. Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder
  33. Disco Elysium - The Final Cut
  34. Dishonored
  35. Eastward
  36. Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  37. Fallout Shelter
  38. Farm Together
  39. Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
  40. FINAL FANTASY
  41. FINAL FANTASY II
  42. FINAL FANTASY III
  43. FINAL FANTASY IV
  44. FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED
  45. Firewatch
  46. Football, Tactics & Glory
  47. Genital Jousting
  48. Ghostrunner
  49. God of War
  50. Graveyard Keeper
  51. GRIME
  52. Guacamelee! 2
  53. Gunfire Reborn
  54. Hades
  55. Happy's Humble Burger Farm
  56. Heavenly Bodies
  57. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  58. Hellish Quart
  59. Hentai Girl Hime
  60. HITMAN™
  61. Hollow Knight
  62. Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition
  63. HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™
  64. Human: Fall Flat
  65. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  66. Idle Wasteland
  67. INSIDE
  68. Into the Breach
  69. Intravenous
  70. ISEKAI QUEST
  71. Katamari Damacy REROLL
  72. Kingdom Rush Vengeance - Tower Defense
  73. LEGO® Star Wars™ - The Complete Saga
  74. Life is Strange 2
  75. Life is Strange 2 - Episode 2
  76. LIMBO
  77. Luck be a Landlord
  78. Mad Max
  79. Manifold Garden
  80. Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
  81. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE
  82. Metal Unit
  83. Mortal Shell
  84. NEKOPARA Extra
  85. NEKOPARA Vol. 0
  86. NEKOPARA Vol. 4
  87. Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom
  88. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  89. Nidhogg
  90. Noita
  91. Nuclear Throne
  92. OCTOPATH TRAVELER™
  93. Orcs Must Die! 3
  94. Paint the Town Red
  95. Paradise Killer
  96. Pathologic 2
  97. Portal 2
  98. Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
  99. PowerWash Simulator
  100. Price
  101. Price
  102. Psychonauts 2
  103. RAD
  104. Rating
  105. Rating
  106. Realm Grinder
  107. Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-
  108. Redout: Enhanced Edition
  109. Release
  110. Release
  111. Remnant: From the Ashes
  112. Return of the Obra Dinn
  113. Risk of Rain 2
  114. Rocket League®
  115. Rogue Legacy 2
  116. Roundguard
  117. Sable
  118. Sam & Max Save the World
  119. SCARLET NEXUS
  120. Seed of the Dead: Sweet Home
  121. Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice - GOTY Edition
  122. Shadow Man Remastered
  123. Siralim Ultimate
  124. Spelunky 2
  125. Stardew Valley
  126. Supaplex
  127. Super Meat Boy Forever
  128. Super Mega Baseball 3
  129. SUPERHOT
  130. SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE
  131. Supraland Six Inches Under
  132. Tetris® Effect: Connected
  133. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  134. The Evil Within
  135. The Falconeer
  136. The Jackbox Party Pack 5
  137. The Jackbox Party Pack 6
  138. The Jackbox Party Pack 7
  139. The Jackbox Party Pack 8
  140. The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante
  141. The Messenger
  142. Total War: WARHAMMER II
  143. Travellers Rest
  144. Tricky Towers
  145. Tunche
  146. Twelve Minutes
  147. UnderMine
  148. Unpacking
  149. Webbed
  150. West of Dead
  151. WHAT THE GOLF?
  152. WORLD OF HORROR
  153. Wytchwood
  154. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
  155. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  156. Your Chronicle
  157. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

There are other games confirmed as "playable on Steam Deck", i.e. those that do not meet all the requirements to be verified but can be run without problem.

How to check if a Steam game works on Steam Deck

Follow these steps to find out which games are compatible with Steam Deck:

  • Log in to Steam from a new window in the Firefox browser
  • Press the key combination: Ctrl+Shift+M
  • The store will open in tablet mode.
  • Click on the devices
  • Create a new profile
  • Select: Valve Steam Gamepad
  • Change the resolution to 910 x 568
  • Save the changes
  • Refresh the window
  • Go to any game to confirm whether or not it is compatible with Steam Deck

Are Steam Decks sold out?

The quick answer is yes, the Steam Deck is out of stock. This may change, however. Valve recently announced that on February 25, all people who reserved their unit will receive an email notifying them that they have a 3-day period to finalize the purchase. So the waiting list could be shortened by those people who get cold feet or don't read their email in time. For now, Steam Deck reservations are open for users in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union.

While you wait for the Steam Deck release date for this February 28 (or at least its first wave of shipments), don't miss our guide on how to share your Steam library with your family and friends.

Source | SteamDB