Posted February 18, 2019
But almost all games that you have on GOG, are also DRM-free on Steam.
PookaMustard: So congrats, you pointed to one singular game that doesn't happen to require steam to launch. But then again, if you were to compare your steam library, the DRM'd games and the non-DRM'd, you'd end up looking at a vast majority being DRM'd.
From the classic GOG catalog, that is "good old" titles, I would guess 99% of those are also DRM-free on Steam.
Every game that uses ScummVM or DOSbox is for all practical purposes DRM-free, because they use an open source third party tool to run.
Yes there are lots of DRM stuff on Steam, but those games really aren't DRM-free anywhere, so there's only once choice: to not play them! Steam really is irrelevant in that equation, other than being a platform that enables DRM. If they didn't, someone else did. It's really publishers who are to blame.
You also must give Steam credit where it is due, at least for me their download speeds are twice as fast as GOG, so they really are doing something right to be the market leader too.
I really hate Steam client, but if you only use that as a download tool on an old computer, and then transfer the games to the real computer, it works nicely enough.