GOG Connect Gives You DRM-free Versions of Your Steam Games

GOG Connect Gives You DRM-free Versions of Your Steam Games

GOG wants to you jumpstart your GOG Galaxy library using some of the Steam games you already own.

Today, online storefront GOG.com has announced a new program that hopes to get gamers' GOG library up and running quicker. The feature is called GOG Connect and the idea is you get GOG versions of some of the Steam games you already own, at no additional cost.

Your GOG Galaxy library probably isn't anywhere near this big.

"It gets you our take on game ownership, and we say: why buy the games more than once?" asked the company in its blog post. "Thanks to our awesome partners including Deep Silver, Harebrained Schemes, Jonathan Blow's Number None, TaleWorlds and more, you can now add more than 20 games to your GOG.com library if you previously purchased them on Steam."

How does it work? You head to the GOG Connect page and link up your Steam account to your GOG account. You can only connect one Steam account with each GOG account. The service then does the rest for you, letting you download the games on GOG Galaxy or in a standalone installer.

The catch is titles are only available on GOG Connect for a limited period of time. The inaugural set of games will only be live for 5 days, at which point new games will take their place. The opening salvo includes:

  • Bit.Trip Runner
  • Braid
  • Breach & Clear
  • Breach & Clear: Deadline
  • Broken Sword: Director's Cut
  • FTL: Advanced Edition
  • Galactic Civilizations III
  • Mount & Blade
  • Project Zomboid
  • Saints Row 2
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
  • Witcher: Enhanced Edition
  • The Witness
  • To the Moon
  • Trine: Enchanted Edition
  • Two Worlds
  • Unreal Gold
  • Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition
  • VVVVVV
  • Xenonauts

Many of the games and some related titles are up to 85 percent off for a limited time, in honor of the new feature. The sale will last until June 6, 12:59 PM UTC.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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