Over the last few years GOG has evolved itself from a boutique purveyor of niche PC titles to a first-rate digital marketplace for both new and classic games. The next step in that process begins today, with the beta launch of GoG Galaxy.
GoG Galaxy beta screenshots
- You can choose your starting page in GoG Galaxy. Here's the Library view. Note: Some titles are "Not yet available" in GoG Galaxy.
- Here's what an installed game looks like. Clicking on its listing in the left column will bring you here.
- The "More" dropdown has options for each game, including the user manual (a GoG staple).
- GoG is known for all the extras it includes with its games, like soundtracks, manuals and more. They're all collected unde the "Download extras" option. Duh.
- Like Steam, the GoG Galaxy client is as much store as it is launcher. Ooh, Rebel Assault digital premiere?
- Pretty self explanatory. The wishlisted games in the checkout aisle is pretty clever. Monsters.
- We're not sure why "Community" is located under the "Store" dropdown, but here it is.
- Here's what installing a game looks like. Let's try Harvester. You click Install and agree to a EULA and ...
- There's a Galaxy menu under the "Store" dropdown as well, with all the marketing points for the service. A lot of this is still not available to test. (This is the alpha after all!)
- In the alpha, all these features are greyed out with "Coming Soon" on the side.
- Clicking the little hamburger menu shows you the installed games and "all my games" options. This menu doesn't seem to work, but we love the way the service blurs the line between games you have installed and everything in your library.
- Clicking the "+" button lets you add games to Galaxy by redeeming a code, scanning / importing folders, buying new games, and perusing your existing library.