Alternatives to Steam for Windows with any license

  • 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...

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    • 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 • 6 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you own your games for real and there is better quality control. Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • DRM Free Games, great Deals, european data privacy jonas21Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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!

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    • Humble Bundle is not a platform to play games like Steam, it is only a platform to buy them. andrewpetzOct 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • GOG Galaxy

    GOG Galaxy is a game client that allows everyone to play. Optional client, freedom of choice and cross-play.

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    • It has its own store, contains hundreds of older games that run perfectly on newer hardware and, unlike Humble Bundle, doesn't require Steam to use. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • There are many games that are not listed on steam Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • The client for Gog.com so naturally this has all the awesome benefits of using GoG. Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

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    • Quite possibly the best place available to lose an afternoon digging through both free and paid indie games ever since Desura kicked the bucket. Guest • Oct 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Origin

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

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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 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Desura

    Desura is a digital distribution service for gamers, putting the best games, mods and downloadable content at your fingertips and ready to play.

    Free Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Desura was shut down a couple years ago.
    • It's on a much smaller scale than Steam, however Desura still distributes digital copies of games and has the main features of Steam. SiNeveshJan 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Playnite

    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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • 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.

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  • Enhanced Steam

    A Chrome and Firefox browser extension that enhances the Steam storefront with all kinds of extra information including price comparisons to other online retailers and...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Chrome OS Microsoft Edge ... Chrome Steam Opera Firefox

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  • Fanatical

    Buy awesome games. Pay a fraction of the retail price! Every week we bring you a spectacular new Steam game bundle, saving up to 97% off the normal retail price!...

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  • Vizzed.com

    Vizzed is an online community with 1000s of free classic retro games. We've got every game for the following systems: NES, Super Nintendo, N64, Game Boy Advance...

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