This week didn't have a ton of new Steam Deck Verified/Playable games, but there are some awesome games that had their badges upgraded to the green checkmark. From WRATH: Aeon of Ruin and Dune: Imperium, to new releases like Bears In Space, here are the 11 highlights we found from last week's new badge owners:

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Steam Deck Verified/Playable Highlights 3/18/24 - 3/24/24

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin (Verified)

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Blast, slice and shred through your enemies in this hardcore FPS inspired by the icons of the '90s, powered by the legendary Quake-1 Tech. Taking place in a realm left to rot, take up arms, unearth long-forgotten secrets and hunt down the Guardians of the Old World.

The game is $24.99 and rated Verified. It has a native Linux build as well.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU (Verified)


Wield the dance of the shaman. Reclaim your father’s spirit. Brave the beautiful and treacherous land of Kenzera with the God of Death in Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU, a metroidvania-style adventure crafted by Surgent Studios.

The game is available for preorder on sale at $17.99 and is rated Verified. The game will be released on April 23rd.

Bears In Space (Verified)

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Unleash your inner bear in this over-the-top bullet-hell FPS! Embark on a zany retro-futuristic adventure and destroy oil-thirsty robots with an outrageous arsenal. Transform into a bear, wield unique powers, and embrace the absurd fast-paced action of Bears in Space!

The game is on sale until March 29th for $17.99 and is rated Verified.

Welcome to ParadiZe (Playable)


Paradise isn't exactly what you hoped for: it's infested with zombies! Thankfully, you can control them. Capture them and teach them to farm or fight. They will help you defend our camp while you explore the world looking for… a new paradise.

The game is $29.99 and is rated Playable due to a launcher needing a touchscreen or virtual keyboard and small in-game text.

WWE 2K24 (Playable)


Experience a gripping retelling of WrestleMania’s greatest moments in 2K Showcase of the Immortals in WWE 2K24, where you can relive a collection of some of the most unforgettable, career-defining matches.

The game is $59.99 and is rated Playable due to small in-game text and minor graphics/display issues.

Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator (Playable)


Climb into the driver's seat of your car and your business, transport passengers across Barcelona and grow your company! Can you help relieve the transportation challenges of a city that never sleeps?

The game is $29.99 and is rated Playable due to needing to manually bring up the virtual keyboard, small in-game text, and needing to change graphical settings.

Dune: Imperium (Verified)


The award-winning board game of strategy and intrigue in the iconic universe of Dune. The Spice must flow.

The game is $22.99 and is rated Verified.

Rebel Transmute (Verified)


Battle your way through a living planet in Rebel Transmute, a sprawling 2D action-exploration epic! Embody Moon Mikono as you explore, reprogram your abilities, duel twisted sci-fi experiments, rebel against colonizers, and search for your long lost mother.

The game is $19.99 and is rated Verified.

Roots of Yggdrasil (Verified)


Build settlements, explore the Nine Realms, collect artifacts and upgrade your buildings deck to reach the top of Yggdrasil in this post-Ragnarok roguelike city-builder! Can you survive the end of the world?

The game is $12.99 and is rated Verified. It is currently in early access.

Folk Hero (Verified)


Folk Hero is an action-slasher with rogue-lite elements set in the world of Slavic fantasy. Explore the ever-changing island, find treasures, combine weapons and artifacts to defeat mythical enemies. Challenge your skills! One life, one try.

The game is on sale until April 4th for $7.69 and is rated Verified.

Supermarket Simulator (Playable)


Run your own supermarket. Stock shelves, set prices as you'd like, take payments, hire staff, expand and design your store. Online orders & delivery, shoplifters, security, local market are upcoming.

The game is $12.99 and is rated Playable due to needing a community controller configuration, sometimes showing non-Steam Deck controller icons, bringing up the on-screen keyboard, and having small in-game text.

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Noah Kupetsky
A lover of gaming since 4, Noah has grown up with a love and passion for the industry. From there, he started to travel a lot and develop a joy for handheld and PC gaming. When the Steam Deck released, it just all clicked.
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