Steam Alternatives for Windows
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 other systems.
- - GOG.com is the most popular Web-based, Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Steam.
- - GOG.com is the most popular free alternative to Steam.
Comments about GOG.com as a Alternative to Steam
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.10
cd projekt red. Good consumer practices, no drm, ethical threatment of developers2
Better than Steam in every way except player counts. If you aren't going to be playing multiplayer, GoG is objectively superior in every way.0
The curated content means that there's significantly less absolute crap than you'll find on Steam. DRM free means no DRM treating you like a pirate when you're just trying to play the game you bought. I love GoG Galaxy 2.0 as a launcher, since it can also add in games from other services, although I am sad that there's no native Linux client yet. Overall, just great stuff.0
GOG is a store where you actually buy game, while Steam is a store where you rent game, most people sadly don't know that and think they own their Steam game.
GOG cares about game, Steam cares about copyright and money.3
itch.io gives you the ability to design a page where people can download games you have uploaded. You can optionally put a minimum price on your game (which can be 0), giving people the opportunity to pay you what they think you deserve. All files and images are hosted on itch.
- - itch.io is the most popular Android & Android Tablet alternative to Steam.
- - itch.io is the most popular Open Source alternative to Steam.
Comments about itch.io as a Alternative to Steam
Lots of free and paid games and most don't require installers so you don't need admin.4
Live life, breathe air. I know somehow we're gonna get there, and it'll be so wonderful.0
In my experience, it's one of the few that are both user-friendly and developer-friendly at the same time.0
A bunch of unvetted shovelware titles, many of which have only minutes of gameplay if that-8
Quite possibly the best place available to lose an afternoon digging through both free and paid indie games ever since Desura kicked the bucket.14
Buy a bundle of games, you decide the price, and support charity in the process.
- - Humble Bundle is the most popular commercial alternative to Steam.
Comments about Humble Bundle as a Alternative to Steam
Be careful when purchasing - vendors can choose to either sell DRM-free copies (most common), Steam keys (also common), or keys for other less common platforms (uPlay, Origin, Battle.net, and proprietary vendor launchers among them).2
Not only is there sales for games, but also books and software. And if you keep an eye out, you can get a lot of games for dirt-cheap. Usually upon buying games, you get key for them. There are exceptions, where you have to download, or can download additional content.
You can also freely choose how much of the money goes to the charity, devs etc.0
humble bundle requires steam and other stores websites, i do not think its an alternative to steam or other platforms that sell games/software.2
Just a games distributor, mainly sells steam keys1
Humble Bundle is not a platform to play games like Steam, it is only a platform to buy them.15
Video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin and Uplay, providing one unified interface for your games.
Comments about Playnite as a Alternative to Steam
Way, way better than Steam in every single way. Even has exotic console features like quick-resume. Steam is an absolute first-year-coder joke compared to this. Playnite's devs work hard and are talented.0
Ubisoft Connect (before Uplay) is Ubisoft's PC games portal, where you can find all your games on PC
Comments about Ubisoft Connect as a Alternative to Steam
Almost purely used for the Ubisoft catalog (Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, etc.) but a much tighter offering than it was when it launched in 2009.2
Garbage. Constant nagging, terrible UI, awful prices, very buggy and slow. Literally not one single positive. Also rammed down your throat on Steam so double DRM, also for no reason.0
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.
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Comments about Game Jolt as a Alternative to Steam
Most of indie titles are born here before going to steam-2
Battle.net is an Internet-based online game, social networking service, digital distribution, and digital rights management platform developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
- - Battle.net is the most popular iPhone alternative to Steam.
Opinions about Battle.net as a Alternative to Steam