Many of us already know the marvel of Steam platform. But there is still a minority that is barely hearing this name, if you are part of that minority this post is for you. Here we tell you from what it is, to what its advantages and disadvantages are.
Although if you think you should look for other alternatives , here we also have that answer. We show you 10 alternatives, of all kinds, although you may already know one of the ones here named .
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What is the Steam platform and what is it for?
Steam is a page, which has a platform that allows us to watch video games and play them from any computer. It was promoted by Valve in September 2003 as a digital distribution platform . There we can find any game, from which they are editable, third dimension and second dimension.
This, since its launch has included a lot of games, which has reached an average of more than 3000 video games . Many people are already part of this community, having today more than 75 million of active accounts:
- Anyone can be part of Steam , since it is totally free to register.
- We can play anything , since it has a huge range of video games.
- If we want to play in multiplayer mode this platform allows us to.
- It is compatible in Linux, Windows, and Mac.
- You can play in FPS, RPG, MMORPG and many others …
- We can find games that are not available in our country yet.
- You can play on computers, without having to connect any console or other device.
- Not all games are free.
- We must own our own or trusted computer since no refund is made, because every game purchased must be played at a single PC.
- Although we can also name it as an advantage, it is named as a disadvantage, because if you have a short PC memory, you will collapse since the Steam are always constantly updated.
List of the best platforms to buy and play PC alternatives to STEAM
Although we can also find many other options on the internet that allow us to play online, although obviously each page has something that makes it unique and therefore differentiates them from the others.
Here we will show a small list of those web pages that offer us a platform with video games:
This website, is a video game distribution issued by the Polish company of the company CD Projekt , so it is considered as one of the advantages of this platform . There we can find a great list of classic video games , from the oldest to the present, although in its gallery we will see a greater content of old games.
All the video games that inhabit this page are completely DRM free so we will not have to install any client to download or have to run the video games, just as we don’t need to spend the whole day connected to the Internet or to the GOG account, since we can play without needing this.
Like Steam we can enjoy promotions and events every week, and every time there is a game launch or when they need to attract attention to a game, they leave them for free for a few days. Let’s not forget the famous contests , whose high rating gives us a reward.
We can find in its pages links to forums, IRC channel (unofficial) and group in the same Steam , in these communities users propose new games and the company GOG evaluates if they launch the game or not.
This is another beautiful website, which offers us a huge list of games that are compatible for Windows and Mac. We can enjoy good deals and a coupon system that It always undergoes some modifications, but these are made with the intention of improving the user experience. What is not very pleasant is its refund policy, since it is much stricter than Steam and any other website.
We can find a feature that differentiates some platforms from videogames , is that we can sell the games that we have previously purchased, and so we get credit in our user account , which we can use to make new purchases.
GamersGate is a website that offers videogames, of all kinds, such as triple AAA, classic and independent, many of these are free from DRM . It has a very interesting rewards system , since it has its own cryptocurrency of the page called Blue Coins. > Eventually they offer some promotions with huge discounts on big games. So if you want to take advantage of a promotion, you should be aware of the page.
Very likely that you have already heard the name of this web page, due to that is very visited . In it we can find free and compatible games, commercial and independent for Windows, Mac and Linux, all at a super low cost, although this depends on the package we are looking for as buyers. All the contents of this platform are organized by Saga, Developer and Genre .
All proceeds go to the creators of the portal, the company and people who develop it (developers) and some charities , such as the Red Cross. This can be used as a complement to Steam, as it offers very addictive games for little money.
OnePlay has a comfortable and simple interface just like Web Store , it offers keys for the largest distributors and direct downloads through of P2P >. The great advantage that we can find on this website unlike other stores is that we have the possibility to rent games .
We can download games after a rental payment for a limited time that meets a small period (30 days), although the selection for this is quite limited, but very interesting. Thanks to its excellent platform we can play without the need for an Internet connection and on a maximum of two machines.
Itch is a website which we can use as a reference, if we are looking for Indie games and independent applications. Although it offers a list of games with different Prices, none of these we consider expensive, since they do not exceed € 15 .
Besides that they are DRM free , and we can download an application for the desktop. In case we are looking for a forum with active chat, we can also find it on the same page. The forum on this website has many active people, who offer games, sales, conversations and many other things.
This is a page that offers us a huge range of videogames. There we can find any game, from the most classics, including those of 2d, to the third dimension >. Although it works like all pages, with a purchase and consumption mechanism.
This company has games and relationships with other companies such as Steam, Origin or Uplay , always offers offers with discounts of individual games or packages, without loyalty programs.
Origin – uplay.ubisoft.com – Battle.net
This is one of the largest producers of video games worldwide, but they not only distribute, they also offer game sales. Origini is one of the platforms of Electronics Arts , there we will find the triple AAA and other more exclusive of the company. They do not sell them on Steam .
Every two weeks we can find some free games , and a full refund of a few other games. The platforms Ubisoft and Bizzard have a similar function, although they do sell their games to Steam.
Although the Windows store is very different from Steam , we must still place it on this list, because it is an excellent store which we can find many games of all kinds and all categories, although its library is not very extensive. In its new update to Windows 10, it can become a desktop console when we download the games.
In this store we can find games from free to paid , with different modalities, such as offline and online games . Although most of the games it has are classic.
Amazon – GameStop Slickdeals
Giants in commerce like Amazon, GameStop , sell activation codes for Steam, Origin, Uplay or Battle.net . As well as we can find physical copies on CD or on a removable disk. Although this method is already very archaic for many of the gamers, but it is still available.
The games that we can find in the lists that you provide are of different categories, although few people use this platform, we can also find, games from the first generation to the last , every time they update their contents. At Amazon, if we help sell a game and register as an affiliate, we would earn a commission for it.