If Steam is down, there is no reason to fret!
The internet is filled with alternative services worth throwing your wallet at. Each have their own unique advantages, deals and community. Whether Steam is down or you’re looking to try out a new service, here are five you can check out:
Some of your favorite AAA game franchises are on on GOG, like the Witcher and Walking Dead games, in addition to some of your favorite developers like Bethesda, Double Fine and more. Not only that, they regularly sell games in easy-to-buy, discounted bundles.
If you’re in the market for AAA games, Origin has you covered. Huge titles like Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, FIFA 17 and the Mass Effect franchise are all one click away. Like Steam, they heavily discount games during the holidays, so don’t look past Origin as your destination for big games at big discounts.
Green Man Gaming
Green Man Gaming is also a smart destination to go to if you’re looking to snatch up huge titles like Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2, DOOM, and more. Their holiday deals are on par with just about everyone else and they typically offer free gifts, your standard bundles and even Mystery Bundles, if you’re the adventurous type.
If you want to indulge in indie games, then Itch.io is where you need to go. Not only can you find a wealth of indie titles on multiple platforms like Windows, Mac OS and Linux, but you can get game tools, assets, physical games and more. You’ll also find games straight from game jams and a really robust and active community for developers and artists.
You likely know the name Humble Bundle for their themed, periodic game deals that give a percent of their proceeds to charity. They still do that, of course, but if you haven’t visited them in a while you might be surprised to learn that they also do book bundles, a Humble Monthly service for game deals and a standard store that offers deals.
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