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So I've never played Deus Ex, been wanting to but never had the cash. So today I was looking at Deus EX (the original) on Steam and saw that it was $6.99 and that struck me as odd... so quickly I jumped here to GOG and saw that here on GOG it was $10 for the same game, mind you GOG obviously has it's goodies like the Soundtrack.

So my question is, why is the steam version cheaper, and does the soundrack make the $10 purchase worth it?

I guess it doesn't effect me that much, I can't buy it anyways but for future reference. Thanks
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the_atm: So I've never played Deus Ex, been wanting to but never had the cash. So today I was looking at Deus EX (the original) on Steam and saw that it was $6.99 and that struck me as odd... so quickly I jumped here to GOG and saw that here on GOG it was $10 for the same game, mind you GOG obviously has it's goodies like the Soundtrack.

So my question is, why is the steam version cheaper, and does the soundrack make the $10 purchase worth it?

I guess it doesn't effect me that much, I can't buy it anyways but for future reference. Thanks
On GOG, you can be sure games work on modern systems, and are continuously supported by the GOG team. There's a few notable exceptions (Interstate 76....) but in general GOG is commited to sell you games that work on newer OS (though not Linux yet). Also, all GOG games are DRM-free.
On Steam, when you buy a game that's over 6 or 7 years old, you do so at your own risk. Nothing tells you the game will actually work on your system and be supported. And on Steam, no game is ever really DRM-free because you have to use Steam to play them.

That being said, I played the Steam version of Deux Ex and didn't encounter any problems with my Win7 64 bits PC.
Guess it just depends how you look at it. $7 but tied to an account and no extras, like the soundtrack. Or $10 for the soundtrack and not tied to an account.

IMO the soundtrack is almost worth it. Deus Ex has incredible music :)
Why does Steam have lower prices than GOG? Same reason large retail chains can offer lower prices than privately owned corner stores: sales volume.
As it will be on sale here at some point soon, save your cash, buy the "Good Old Game" instead!
Ok thanks for the help, if/when I get the money I know I'm going to get the gog version, only makes sense lol, I keep forgetting that Steam is unpredictable with older games.
I bought the Green Man Gaming Capsule version when they were selling it (they're now selling the Steam version), and removed the DRM by installing New Vision. If the Steam version isn't DRM-free already (it might be) then this could work for it too. (In any case if you want the game on Steam, GMG will be the cheaper way, since they usually have a 20% off coupon which can be applied to most games.)
Curious. I'm used to GOG being cheaper than Steam.
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Barefoot_Monkey: Curious. I'm used to GOG being cheaper than Steam.
I'm used to the opposite. If it's on Steam and GOG, Steam will be cheaper. If it's only on GOG, it's less than the GOG game sale that's on Steam too. That's just my experience.
The soundtrack definitely makes the GOG version worth the ten dollars, it really is that good of a soundtrack.
Gog loves their rigid price points for some reason =/
I got the game from Gamersgate last year for $2 and that version installed fine without needing Steam. If you want the game cheaper wait for it to go on sale there as they frequently have offers and most stuff seems like it doesn't go longer than a month or two without being on sale.
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Austrobogulator: Gog loves their augmented price points for some reason =/
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the_atm: So my question is, why is the steam version cheaper, and does the soundrack make the $10 purchase worth it?
the answer to this is simple: because steam and gog aren't the same thing. Steam can afford to charge cheaper prices in a lot of situations because they operate differently (in other words: they sell in bulk more).
As for the digital extra in this case, that's up to you to decide if its worth it. To me, $3 for a soundtrack is a good deal if you wanted said soundtrack.
Deus Ex is €6.99 here on Steam, which equates to around $9.30 - about 70 cents cheaper than GOG. I'd say that's pretty much worth having it DRM-free, and GOG is cheaper than Steam in most instances, especially in Europe.

For example:

Legend of Grimrock: €11.21 on GOG vs. €14.99 on Steam
Anachronox: €4.48 on GOG vs. €5.99 on Steam
The Longest Journey: €7.47 on GOG vs. €9.99 on Steam
Resonance: €7.47 on GOG vs. €9.99 on Steam