GOG Connect offers you GOG versions of your Steam games for free, legally

GOG Connect

GOG’s come a long way from the days of Good Old Games, becoming one of the main competitors – for lack of a better term – to Steam. Now it’s trying to entice you over to its services by offering, for a limited time, the GOG Connect service on batches of titles. This lets you integrate your Steam games into your GOG library. Assuming the developers have allowed it, anything you own on Steam and is available on GOG will copy over, giving you a DRM-free version for zero of your dollarpounds.

If you’ve absolutely nothing to play try some of these free PC games.

For now, the titles available on the service are:

  • 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
  • The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing: Final Cut
  • The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
  • The Witness
  • To The Moon
  • Trine Enchanted Edition
  • Two Worlds
  • Unreal Gold
  • Unreal Tournament GOTY
  • Xenonauts

They plan to expand this, but you’ve only got five days to redeem these until they’re taken off the service. Obviously you get to keep the games themselves forever, but you won’t be able to add them if you wait a week. Details on that in the FAQ on the linking page.

There’s a whole heap of other, fairly obvious caveats there too, e.g. if you refund games in Steam they reserve the right to take them away on GOG too. However, at the base level it’s a scheme I can get behind, making digital purchases feel more like actual ownership than this weird renting. GOG get the benefit of probably dragging in a few more users, and having more games per person on their system is good for them. Let us know if you decide to use it.