The Ultimate PC Game Marketplace Comparison Chart
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SteamEpic Games StoreGOGItchGameJoltDiscord StoreOriginMicrosoft StoreHumble BundleuPlayBethesda ClientBlizzard Battle.netParadox Launcher?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Amount of Games38 0002303 600215 000100 0001103302 0007 00015060104?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Average Game QualityMediumHighHighLowLow???HighLowMediumHighHighHighHigh?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Marketplace Cut30%12%30%0% to 100%0% to 10%10%???30%5%First-party onlyFirst-party onlyFirst-party onlyFirst-party only?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Client AvailabilityWin, Mac, LinuxWin, MacWin, MacWin, Mac, LinuxWin, Mac, LinuxStore is Win onlyWin, MacWin10 onlyAndroid onlyWin onlyWin onlyWin, MacWin, Linux?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Client is Open SourceNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Website DownloadsNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYes (for non-keys)NoNoNoNo?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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DRM or DRM-freeDRM OptionalDRM OptionalMostly DRM-freeMostly DRM-freeMostly DRM-freeDRMDRM OptionalDRM
DRM-free (non-keys)
DRMDRMDRMDRM-free?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Offline SupportYesYesNot the clientNot the clientYesNoYesNoN/A?NoNoNoNot the client?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Cloud SavesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Multiplayer APIYesYesYes*NoYes???YesXbox LiveNoYes??????Yes?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Friends SystemYesYesYesNoYesYesYesXbox LiveNoYesNoYesNo?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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User ReviewsYesSeller OptionalYesCommentsYesNo???YesNo?????????Forums only?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Third-party CurationYesNoYesNoYesNo???NoOpenCriticNoNoNoNo?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Dev Barrier to Entry$100.00Approval processApproval processNoneNoneApproval processApproval process$19.00Approval processApproval processApproval processApproval processApproval process?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Microtransaction APIYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNo?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Subscription ServiceNoNoNoNoNoDiscord NitroOrigin AccessLive & Game Pass*Humble MonthlyNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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RefundsYes, 2 hours playYes, 2 hours playYes, 30 daysContact SupportContact SupportYes, 2 hours playYes, launch+24hYes, 2 hours playContact SupportContact Support"Unopened" onlyContact SupportContact Support?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Regional PricingYesYesYes, mostlyYesNoNoYesYes???YesNoYes????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Shopping CartYesNoYesNoNo??????YesYes?????????Yes?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Game WishlistYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNo?????????No?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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"Workshop"YesNoNoKinda not reallyYesNo??????No?????????Yes?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Community FeaturesYesNoSomeNoSomeYes???Xbox LiveNo??????Forums only????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Profile CustomizationYesNoSomeYesYesNo??????NoYes???Yes????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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AchievementsYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYes?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Item InventoryYesNoNoNoNoNo??????No?????????NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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In-Game OverlayYesNoYesNoNoYesYesXbox OverlayNoYesNoNo???NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Console-like InterfaceBig PictureNoNoNoNoNoNoActual Xboxes*NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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In-Home StreamingYesNoNoNoNoNoNoWith Xboxes Only*NoNo???NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Controller SupportYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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VR SupportYesNoNoNoNoNoNoWMR onlyNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Multiple VersionsYesNoNoYesYesNo???NoNo?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Name ChangingYesEvery 2 weeksContact SupportYesYesYesYesOnceN/A??????Once free, then paid????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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First-party Anti-CheatVACEACNoNoNoNo???YesNoNoNoYes?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Custom Install LocationsYesYes, per-gameYes, per-gameYesYesYes???YesN/A??????Yes????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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License Keys
YesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYes???YesCan link with Steam?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Built-in SandboxingNoNoNoYesNoNoNoUWP apps onlyNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Other NotesMost popularVery newLinux "soon"Client in betaVery newPre-installed Win10Mostly sells keysVery newVery newSome defaults are
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guilty until proven
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on Win7 and 8.1them is innocent
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Color Codesuntil proven guilty.
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Good*Xbox Live Gold
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Badand therefore some
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