Looking for the best Steam alternatives? There are plenty of other gaming platforms like it, with many offering cheap and free games. Whether you want some new exclusives or just want to try out another gaming client, here are the best Steam alternatives in 2018.
Origin Access gives you instant access to a huge library of EA Games. That includes series like FIFA, The Sims, Battlefield, Madden, Star Wars Battlefront, Burnout, Mirror’s Edge, Batman Arkham Asylum, and a lot more. You also get Early Access to new games, such as Battlefield V.
An Origin Access Basic subscription costs $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year. Origin Access Premier gives you a few extra perks, including free DLC, at $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year. At the price of one game for a library of 150+, it’s worth checking out.
Blizzard App (also known as Battle.net) lets you launch a range of free and affordable Blizzard Games. In addition to offering their flagship game Overwatch, you can also download and play Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft II completely free.
It also includes Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, free trials of World of Warcraft and Diablo III and currently you can play Destiny 2 for free until November 18th. It’s a fantastic deal for any gamer.
The newly launched Discord Store offers all kinds of games. There’s popular titles like Hollow Knight and Call of Cthulhu plus free exclusives like Minion Masters. It works seamlessly with the Discord chat client.
You can also get a Discord Nitro Subscription ($9.99 per month or $99.99 per year) which lets you play a library of free games including Super Meat Boy, Metro, Inside, Shadow Tactics, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, and more.
Epic Games Launcher
Like Blizzard App but for Epic Games, this one doesn’t offer a lot, but it does offer quality. You can play Epic’s flagship game Fortnite for free. You can also play Unreal Tournament for free or check out Shadow Complex.
There’s not a whole lot to check out here, but it’s worth it for Fortnite alone.
GOG.com works a little differently. It’s like Steam, except you can buy games and get them DRM-free. That means you can download the games directly and use them without connecting to a client.
Many users will prefer this to Steam, and there’s always great deals and sales. Right now you can get games like Cuphead, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Firewatch, and Dead Space for cheap in their Trick or Treat sale.