GameSpy’s shutdown affects more games than you’d expect

List of games affected by Gamespy shutting down

Last week it was revealed that GameSpy would be shutting down, leaving a number of titles without multiplayer and online support. Over in the /r/Gaming subreddit, folk have been putting together a long list of games that used GameSpy, and may be in some way affected by it getting put in the ground.

Activision has said that its games won’t be affected, Bohemia Interactive is migrating games to Steamworks, but Arma and Arma 2 will lose some multiplayer functionality and both Capcom and Epic are exploring other options right now. 

The games that will be affected are:

  • Arma
  • Arma: Cold War Assault
  • Arma 2
  • Arma 2: Free
  • Borderlands
  • Dungeon Defenders [PS3/Non-Steam]
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Saints Row 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Stronghold 2
  • Stronghold Legends
  • Take On Helicopters

There’s an even longer list of games with futures unknown, including EA’s Battlefield series prior to Battlefield 3, Civilization III and IV, Crysis and the original Warhammer 40K Dawn of War games.

Older titles that no longer get much publisher support are likely to be the most vulnerable, which is unfortunate for those who still dabble in their online shenanigans.