And we are back with another week of new Steam Deck Verified/Playable games! We had a solid amount get rated by Valve, so here are the best of the ones we saw!

Verified or Playable games don't automatically mean they work amazing right out-of-the-box. Some of these games require work to optimize and play well.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (Verified) (SDHQ Review)

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Embark on a cosmic adventure alongside SpongeBob and his friends in the hilarious action-platformer "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake," where you across dimensions to save the universe by collecting shattered fragments of the enigmatic Dream Bubble.

The game is $40 and rated as verified.

HUMANITY (Playable)

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Step into a mesmerizing world of abstract beauty and philosophical exploration with a captivating simulation and puzzle game. Commanding a vast crowd of thousands, you'll navigate visually stunning environments, delving into the depths of identity and the power of collective action. Get ready for an immersive experience that challenges your perception and invites introspection.

The game is $30 and rated as playable due to some small in-game text that may difficult to read.

Planet of Lana (Verified)


Delve into an inspiring journey in the visually stunning "Planet of Lana," a cinematic platformer where you guide Lana through a post-apocalyptic world to save her sister. With mesmerizing hand-painted landscapes, captivating puzzles, and an emotionally charged storyline, prepare for an unforgettable adventure blurring the line between game and art.

The game will be released on May 23rd and is rated as verified.

The Outlast Trials (Verified)

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Dive into the heart-pounding world of a spine-chilling survival horror game set in a secret Cold War facility. Uncover sinister experiments, face unimaginable horrors, and team up with friends in the cooperative multiplayer mode. Brace yourself for a gripping and immersive experience that will test your courage and sanity.

The game is $30 and rated as verified.

Afterimage (Verified) (SDHQ Review)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of "Afterimage," a mesmerizing action-platformer where light and shadows unlock the secrets of a haunting realm. Traverse enchanting landscapes, solve intricate puzzles, and uncover a profound journey that will leave an indelible mark. Fight enemies in intense combat and diversify your character with different ways to modify and enhance. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty and mystery that awaits.

The game is $25 and rated as verified.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox (Playable) (SDHQ Review)

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Bring out your inner detective in the enthralling mystery adventure where you become the "renowned" sleuth himself. Immerse yourself in a web of secrets as you navigate crime scenes, interrogate suspects, and piece together clues. Prepare for a thrilling challenge that will test your wit and unravel a complex case. Can you crack the code and uncover the truth in Fox's final and most captivating investigation?

The game is $25 and rated as playable due to some small in-game text that may difficult to read.

Knight Crawlers (Playable)

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Embark on a pulse-pounding journey as a fearless knight in "Knight Crawlers," a rogue-lite action role-playing game that plunges you into treacherous dungeons teeming with untold dangers. Battle against menacing creatures, dodge deadly traps, and wield powerful weapons as you strive for glory and redemption in this physics-based fighter. With the option for local coop multiplayer and extensive customization, it's time to prepare for an adrenaline-fueled adventure where teamwork, strategy, and epic battles await.

The game is $20 and rated as playable due to some small in-game text that may difficult to read and sometimes showing non Steam Deck controller icons.

Amazing Frog? (Playable)

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Jump into a whirlwind of absurdity and laughter with a zany sandbox game. Explore the chaotic city of Swindon as a wacky frog, leaping off rooftops, driving vehicles, and engaging in hilarious antics. With its unpredictable physics, hilarious challenges, and multiplayer mayhem, get ready for a wild adventure where silliness knows no bounds. Let loose, embrace the absurd, and immerse yourself in the comical world of Amazing Frog.

The game is $16 and rated playable due to some small in-game text that may difficult to read.

Teslagrad Remastered (Verified)

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Unleash the power of magnetism with a puzzle-platformer set in a steampunk world. Navigate intricate levels, solve challenging puzzles, and uncover the secrets of the long-lost Teslamancers. With stunning hand-drawn visuals and an immersive atmosphere, prepare for an adventure where magnetism becomes your greatest ally. Unveil the mysteries, conquer formidable bosses, and master the art of Teslamancy in this captivating journey of discovery.

The game is $10 and rated verified.

Combat Master (Verified)

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Gear up for heart-pounding multiplayer combat in action-packed game that pushes your skills to the limit. Engage in high-octane battles, customize your loadout to suit your playstyle, and face off against players from around the globe. With a variety of game modes and a responsive gameplay experience, prove your mettle and dominate the competition to become the true combat master. Are you ready to show the world your strategic prowess and claim victory in the ultimate arena of warfare?

The game is free to play and rated verified.

Above Snakes (Verified)

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Experience the ultimate blend of creation and survival in this isometric Wild West-inspired RPG. Build your own world piece by piece while navigating various biomes and battling against the elements or - even worse - dangerous Lost Souls. Gather resources, construct bases, and craft weapons and tools to hunt, fish, farm, and fight. Whether you prefer peaceful farming or thrilling combat, Above Snakes offers endless possibilities for players to explore and conquer.

The game releases on May 25th and is rated verified.

GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 (Verified)


Experience the ultimate 2.5D brawler in "Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2"! Unleash your fighting skills with new fighters, moves, and a captivating story. With stunning 3D cell-animation graphics, a diverse roster of 25 fighters, and immersive online battles. Dive into the lore, prove yourself as the ultimate fighting master, and enjoy a truly unique and exhilarating gaming experience.

The game is $30 ($15 on sale currently) and rated verified.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (Verified) (SDHQ Review)

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Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly.

The game is $15 and rated verified. Two weeks ago, the game was rated as Playable, but was updated to Verified this last week.

And that is the list for this last week! You can check out the previous week as well where we saw games like Atomic Hearts and Dead by Daylight get the Verified rating!

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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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