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GOG.com like Steam?

RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,593 Valuable Player
I was just looking at CDkeys.com and some of their games tell you to activate them on GOG.com. I've used Steam to activate keys, but I've never used GOG.com. I'm just wondering if anyone has used GOG.com for games and if it's like Steam or something entirely different? Do you just login to GOG.com to play your games like you do with Steam?

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  • Orodreth16Orodreth16 Posts: 57
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    The beauty of gog is, that you can play all their content offline since everything they offer is DRM-free. That means of course you have to log in once to activate your key and download your game, but after the download has finished you don't have to login again. And all of this can be done through their website, no client needed.

    If you do want a client, however, they also offer that. It's called gog Galaxy and offers an experience similar to Steam.

  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    Yes no DRM on gog.com, it's maintained and owned by CDPROJECT RED, makers of the Witcher series.

    Once you buy a game you own it for life, you can archive the downloaded game, and in 20 years time still be able to run it with no activation :)
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,593 Valuable Player
    Can you play with Steam players online or do you just get to use Gog Galaxy for multiplayer? Cheers!
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    GOG is nice, DRM-Free is their big selling point. They also have pretty hefty sales on old games on a regular basis.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,593 Valuable Player
    @LZoltowski @cybereality - Does Multiplayer include Steam players if you purchase from GOG.com?
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    I haven't got a clue, I don't play multiplayer games.
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  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
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    The other cool thing about GOG is that every once in a while they do something called GOG Connect that allows games you have in your Steam account to be added to your GOG account giving you a DRM free copy.

    Personally if I could migrate my whole Steam library to GOG I would, I like the concept of I buy it and it is mine forever or at least for as long as the install executable remains compatible with whatever version of Windows you are on.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,593 Valuable Player
    @SimonSays28 - Do you know if I'm able to play multiplayer games with Steam friends?
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    RedRizla said:
    @SimonSays28 - Do you know if I'm able to play multiplayer games with Steam friends?
    I did a bit of research and it looks like it depends on the developer and if they have implemented cross-platform play, either through GOG Galaxy or their own servers. So it would seem it's on a per title basis, I would search the forums on a particular title and see what others say.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,593 Valuable Player
    @LZoltowski - Thank you!
  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
    Neo

    Sorry for not getting back to you - my time is so finite at the moment. But it looks like LZoltowski had you covered!

    Either way - I am a big supporter of both Steam and GOG. Honestly I have to many games on Steam now to consider migrating away from it completely - but I prefer GOG's DRM-free policy, I wish Steam would adopt it. I plan on buying Cyberpunk 2077 through GOG whenever it releases - same with most big games going forward, last one I bought was Shadow Warrior 2 (the first of which I bought on Steam).

    I find Steam usually has the better sales simply because the catalog of games is larger and not catered towards classic gaming. I have copies of most of my favourite classics on GOG including System Shock Enhanced Edition, which was just updated and now you can use Reshade on it (works surprising like well on older games, I like to add things like CRT effects on the older games - it softens the image in a much more accurate way to how they looked in my memory, as opposed to using a linear texture filter, which just makes everything look like mush to me.

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