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GOG.com

GOG.com is a DRM-free game store, selling both new and old titles. No client/launcher needed to play the games.

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  • Online
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
Avg rating of 4.1 (14)| 16 comments
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GOG.com Features

  1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
  2.  Ad-freeGOG.com doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  3.  Achievements SupportedGOG.com offers the possibility of unlocking achievements through completing challenges.
  4.  LightweightGOG.com consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

GOG.com information

  • Developed byGOG sp. z o.o.
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1 (14 ratings)
  • Alternatives52 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 16 comments and reviews about GOG.com, and it has gotten 608 likes

GOG.com was added to AlternativeTo by Aristurtle on and this page was last updated . GOG.com is sometimes referred to as GOG, Good Old Games.

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Atoshi
  
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Sad thing that so many people still stick to Steam/Origin/etc, when there's such a great alternative available. The main strong point of GoG is that all games they sell lack any kind of DRM systems implemented, which is a cancer and often a violation of user's privacy in almost any other digital distribution platform today. This is something diametrically opposite, though - every GoG game works without any internet connection, nor client required, just like majority of pre-2005 physically-sold titles would (there's optional downloadable client, called GoG Galaxy for those who like such things, but i haven't tested it). You can redownload everything you have purchased as many times as you like, and even if the shop goes out of bussines at some point in future (which i REALLY hope won't be the case anytime soon) all the installers you keep locally will remain fully usable, just like physical copies back in the day. Moreover, there's no legal limit in the number of physical workstations you are allowed to install your games on, according to the official website:

Can I enjoy my purchases both on my laptop and desktop computer at home? Yes. We do not limit the number of installations or reinstallations, as long as you install your purchased games on computers in your household. So yeah, if you've got a render-farm in the basement, you might actually break the world record for the number of legal Witcher installations in one household. However, if you think about installing your game on a friend's machine or sharing it with others then please don't do it, okay?

The only thing some people may complain about is the fact, that despite numerous newly released titles are available on GoG, there will always be many AAA games that you won't be able to buy there, since some publishers won't agree to strip the games off DRMs. I personally don't care, and deliberately boycott Steam and others. If majority of people did the same DRM stores would have gone extinct sooner or later, i believe.

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drink_n_drive
  
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Thanks to GOG.com I could play again some of the games of my childhood in Linux environments. The installers work great both in 32 and 64 bit machines. Although GOG.com focuses the Linux support on Ubuntu and Linux Mint only, I had good experiences playing in Debian Jessie. Highly recommended, especially in order to avoid using Wine.

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ziproot
  
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ab1
  
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Far less inadequate content than on Steam.

You can play games without GOG Galaxy and without DRM if games allow that.

https://www.gog.com/account

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Korwin
  
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Best Steam Alternative. On whose community and support I had to put an end to, as harmful to mental health. More expensive, and no longer allows you to download offline distributions of purchased games from your personal account, as it was before the appearance of GOG Galaxy. On the other hand, the launcher has limited integration of clients from other publishers, and you don't need to remember exactly which store you bought this or that game.

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ab1

I can download nearly everything in https://www.gog.com/account.

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Johxz
  
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If you never thought, yes, GOG store, censure games, like the game "Devotion" [1] [2] [3] [4]. Yes the game Devotion was censure too on Steam. Why GOG did that? [5] Interest, Chinese Money (actually US dollars), GOG need to sell his buggy game Cyberpunk 2077 in China. Read more about the Devotion censorship and the history behind [6]

The Chinese government don't want the game to be released, because an Easter Egg about "Xinne the Pooh" compare Winnie the Pooh to the self claimed president Xi Jinping. Read more about the memes [7] [8]

Probably in this post will jump "little pink" or "50 cent army" :D read more here [9] [10] [11] [12]

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frankhollowaychicago
  
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a great alternative to steam, you really own your game permanently

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