Games for Windows LIVE Alternatives

    Games for Windows LIVE is described as 'The free online Windows gaming service that makes great games even better and connects you with your friends across Windows and Xbox 360:'. There are eight alternatives to Games for Windows LIVE for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Steam, which is free. Other great apps like Games for Windows LIVE are Green Man Gaming (Paid), GameFly Digital Download Client (Free), DJL (Free, Open Source) and ShinyLoot (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2021

    1. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.
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    2. Green Man Gaming is a global, multiplatform online videogame store.


    3. Access to a large, and growing, library of purchasable games as well as hundreds of free-to-play games for GameFly subscribers under "Unlimited PC Play"
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valves Steam software for Windows.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.2.20, released on October 2009, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ShinyLoot is an independently developed web-based, game distribution service. The store combines hybrid DRM-free downloads with Steam keys, search filters with over 180 individual game features, equal PC/Mac/Linux support, and an indie-centric library.

      Discontinued

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    4. FireFlower Games sells DRM-free games for Windows, Linux and Mac for direct download. We focus on indie games and our aim is to bring you games that are entertaining, nice-looking and innovative with a touch of sci-fi.
      • Online
      Buy and download quality PC games at great prices, with fast downloads and no subscriptions.

      Discontinued

      Get Games is Discontinued. Very little recent activity.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      CJS CD Keys, has been around since November 2009 and has since grown to become one of the largest CD Key stores online today, offering genuine and brand new activation codes for all the latest PC Games, which can be used to get full digital downloads of the games.
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