Alternatives to Steam for the Web with any license

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  • GOG.com icon

    GOG.com

    GOG.com (Good Old Games) sells classic PC games through their download service at a low price, without DRM, and updated to run on the latest versions of Windows and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web

    • Lack of DRMs, no requirements to stay online during playing, offline installers that you can keep forever, and they let you specify any target location for game files. You are legally allowed to redownload and install all games on unlimited number of computers in your household. Optional Steam-like client is available. AtoshiDec 2016 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Separate installers for multiple computers, GOG galaxy app is more UI friendly, games are patched to work with modern OSes unlike steam which requires you to figure it out for the end user and can take hours. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No DRM! You actually own your installs unlike Steam's "Long period rent" format. Like literally any game you buy on GoG you can launch from their Client or download the actual installer and put it on a memory stick for safe keeping/ later installation no client required. Plus as well they are not a money-hungry, industry stifling, greed fuelled, global corporation that cares not for their customers but just for the $£. Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Humble Bundle icon

    Humble Bundle

    Buy a bundle of games, you decide the price, and support charity in the process. Each game is normally DRM-free and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux!

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Android Android Tablet

    • Humble Bundle is not a platform to play games like Steam, it is only a platform to buy them. andrewpetzOct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • itch.io icon

    itch.io

    An online game marketplace and community. Also an app which manages downloading and updating of games acquired through the website.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android Android Tablet

  • Origin icon

    Origin

    Origin is your new digital playground. It’s where you go to find the best that EA has to offer.

    Free Mac Windows Web

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    • It's just not Steam. Honestly at this point in time using any other method is better than using Steam. Guest • Nov 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Game Jolt icon

    Game Jolt

    Game Jolt, where all the best free Indie Games are at! Browse through thousands of free Indie Games ready for you to play. This is Indie.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • Old-Games

    Over 9000 classic PC and Amiga games to download, reviews, screenshots, utilities.

    Free Web

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    Gametionary

    Gametionary is a multi-platform video game search and recommendation engine. It's primary goal is to connect users to games they would actually like to play. This...

    Free Personal Web

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    IndieGameStand

    IndieGameStand is a different kind of indie gaming bundle and promotional website. Our site is about featuring and promoting a new independent game every 96 hours (4...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android Android Tablet

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    • Discontinued Reported as no longer operational on http://indiegamestand.com/.
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    GamersGate

    Buy and download games instantly for PC and Mac. GamersGate is the leading digital distribution platform for PC and Mac games creating easily accessible gaming...

    Commercial Web

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  • Arc icon

    Arc

    Arc brings your favorite games, communities, media and entertainment together onto one easy-to-use platform

    Free Windows Web

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    FreeOnlineGames

    Play Free Online Games, fun games, puzzle games, action games, sports games, and more... Play on PC or Smartphone!.

    Free Web

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  • Direct2Drive icon

    Direct2Drive

    Get Full Version PC Game Downloads - Why drive to the store or wait for shipping when you can download games straight to your PC now at D2D!

    Commercial Web

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