Should you use Steam or GOG?
Steam has dominated the PC game market for many years, but with Valve sitting back and enjoying the rewards that come with owning the most popular PC storefront, there’s strong competition brewing on the outer rim. Cue CD Projekt, the company behind not only the massively successful The Witcher series of games but also GOG Galaxy, a storefront competitor to Steam that lets you purchase and enjoy a wide catalog of titles.
GOG has been around since 2008, though the Galaxy client was only released as a beta in July 2015, and Steam has been around since 2003, so Valve has had a head start of around 14 years in the software department and five in selling PC games as a whole. That said, Steam hasn’t really changed much over the years aside from the introduction of a few new features like a revamped social system. Because of the sheer number of years it has been around, the Steam catalog of games is vastly larger than that on GOG.
Here’s how both services stack up, and the comparison should help when it comes to deciding which platform to support.