Valve has brought in a ton of new Steam Deck Verified and Playable games this last week. With that in mind, here are the eleven highlights we found worth mentioning:

Verified or Playable games don't automatically mean they work amazing out of the box. Some of these games may require work to optimize and play well. Here are our thoughts on the Verified system and how it can be fixed.

Steam Deck Verified/Playable Highlights 9/18/23 - 9/24/23

Mortal Kombat 1 (Verified)


Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and fatalities!

The game is $69.99 and rated Verified. It is harder to run on the Steam Deck, so I wouldn't say it should be Verified, but it is technically playable on Deck.

Rune Factory 3 Special (Verified) (SDHQ Review)

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Bridge the divide of an ancient schism between humans and monsters in Rune Factory 3 Special as half-human, half-wooly protagonist Micah. Farm, fight and fall in love as you revisit a classic in the series that perfected the blend of RPG & Life-sim genres.

The game is $39.99 and rated Verified.

Factorio (Verified)

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Factorio is a game about building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity, within an infinite 2D world. Use your imagination to design your factory, combine simple elements into ingenious structures, and finally protect it from the creatures who don't really like you.

The game is $35 and rated Verified. It also has a native Linux build.

NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Awakening (Verified) (SDHQ Review)


Players are supported by faithful retainers who act on their own judgement. The "Dominion" system will allow you to obtain and grant territory to retainers. In return, retainers who are given the land will dedicate themselves to the development of the clan. Divvy up and parcel out the beautifully detailed Warring States Japan as you like, and make it prosper!

The game is $59.99 and rated Verified.

Mineko's Night Market (Playable)

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Mineko’s Night Market is a narrative-driven, social simulation adventure game that celebrates Japanese culture and invites players to craft whimsical items, eat delicious snacks, and ultimately enjoy all the cats.

The game will release tomorrow and is rated Playable due to small in-game text and you may need to manually set the best resolution for the Deck's display.

Mega City Police (Verified)

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Retrowave Skill-Based Action Roguelike about tough agents fighting crime and keeping peace the old-fashioned way. Choose your agent and dive into hardcore action against enemies and bosses using a huge arsenal and special abilities that will define your playstyle. The law will make crime bleed.

The game is $14.99 and rated Verified.

LEGO 2K Drive (Verified)

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Welcome to Bricklandia, home of a massive open-world LEGO® driving adventure. Race anywhere, play with anyone, build your dream rides, and defeat a cast of wild racing rivals for the coveted Sky Trophy!

The game is $59.99 and rated Verified.

The Riftbreaker (Playable)

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The Riftbreaker™ is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.

The game is $29.99 and rated Playable due to small in-game text and it does display compatibility warnings, but it runs well.

Homeseek (Playable)

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Homeseek is a post-apocalyptic survival strategy game set on a dystopian, resource-strapped Earth at the beginning of the next century. In a dried-up wasteland where water has become the new gold, every choice becomes life or death. With your guidance, survival just might be within reach.

The game is $24.99 and rated Playable due to small in-game text, the game sometimes showing non-Steam-Deck controller icons, and entering some text requires the virtual keyboard.

Empyrion - Galactic Survival (Playable)

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Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a 3D open world space sandbox survival adventure. Build powerful ships, mighty space stations and vast planetary settlements to explore, conquer or exploit a variety of different planets and discover the mysteries of Empyrion!

The game is $19.99 and rated Playable due to needing a community controller configuration, not showing non-Steam-Deck controller icons,

eFootball 2024 (Playable)

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The classic action soccer game with the most up-to-date data! Enjoy the fever pitch of "real soccer" in eFootball™ 2024!

The game is free to play and is rated Playable due to having a game launcher/setup tool, entering text may need the virtual keyboard, some small in-game text, and needing to manually configure the graphics settings.

You can view last week's highlights here, which include Batman: Arkham Knight, Heartbound, and Warhaven!

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