Many of us already know the wonder of platform Steam. 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 what it is from, down to what are its advantages and disadvantages.
Although if you consider that you should look 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 we name here.
The human being needs to be distracted and have fun and what more fun, than the new technology, if you have not yet taken the step or do not know how Steam works, or how are its alternative pages, because you still do not know that it is pure fun.
What is the Steam platform and what is it for?
Steam is a page, which has a platform that allows us to see video game 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 those that are editable, third dimension and second dimension.
This one, since its launch has included a large number of games, which has reached an average of more than 3000 video games. Many are the people who are already part of this community, today having more than 75 million of active accounts:
- Anyone can be part of Steam, since it is completely 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.
- It is compatible in Linux, Windows, and Mac.
- Can be played in FPS, RPG, MMORPG and many others …
- We can find games that are not available in our country still.
- It can be played on computers, without having to connect a console or other device.
- Not all games are free.
- We must have our own or trusted computer since no refund is made, because each game purchased must be played on 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 games of Steam they are always in constant update.
List of the best platforms to buy and play on 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 web, is a video game distribution issued by the Polish company of CD Projekt company, so it is considered one of the advantages of this platform. There we can find a great list of classic video games, since the older until now, although in his gallery we will see a greater content of old games.
All the video game that inhabit this page are completely DRM free so we will not have to install a client to download or have to run the video games, just as we do not need to spend all day connected to the Internet or to the account GOG, since we can play without needing this.
Like Steam we can enjoy promotions and events every week, and whenever there is a game release or when they need to draw attention to a game, they leave them free for a few days. Let’s not forget the famous contests, whose high rating gives us a reward.
We can find on your pages links to forums, IRC channel (unofficial) and group on the same SteamIn these communities, users propose new games and the GOG company evaluates whether 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 always suffers from some modifications, but these are made with the intention of improving user experience. What is not very pleasant is his refund policy, since it is much stricter than Steam and any other website.
We can find a feature that differentiates it from some platforms video game, is that we can sell the games that we have previously purchased, and thus we obtain credit in our user account, which we can use to make new purchases.
GamersGate is a website that offers us video game, of all kinds, like triple AAA, classic and independent, many of these are free of DRM. Count with one reward system very interesting, since it has its own cryptocurrency from the page called Blue Coins. They eventually offer some huge discount promotions on big games. So if you want to take advantage of a promotion, you must be aware of the page.
You have probably already heard the name of this web page, due to which 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, as is the Red Cross. This can be used as a complement to Steam, since it offers very addictive games for little money.
OnePlay has a comfortable and simple interface as well as Web Store, offers keys to the largest distributors and direct downloads through by 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 of this website has many active people, who offer games, sales, conversations and much more.
This is a page that offers us a huge range of video games. There we can find any game, from the most classics, including 2d, to third-dimensional. Although it works like all pages, with a purchase and consumption mechanism.
This company has games and relationships with other companies like Steam, Origin or Uplay, always gives discounts on individual games or packages, without loyalty programs.
Origin – uplay.ubisoft.com – Battle.net
This is one of the largest video game producers worldwide, but they not only distribute, they also offer game sales. Origini is one of the platforms of Electronics Arts, there we will find triple AAA and others more exclusive to the company. These are not sold in Steam.
Every two weeks we can find some free games, and a full refund of some other games. Platforms Ubisoft and Bizzard has a similar function, although they if they sell their games to Steam.
Although the store Windows is very different from Steam, We should still place it in this list, because it is a 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 games offline and online. Although most of the games it has are classics.
Amazon – GameStop Slickdeals
The giants in trade like Amazon, GameStop, they 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 it provides us are of different categories, although few people use this platform, in the same way we can find, games from the first generation to the last, each time they update their contents. At Amazon if we help sell a game and sign up as an affiliate we would earn a commission for it.
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