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Any sites to reliably tell if retail games require Steam or Origin?

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2 years ago#1
It's gotten so bad that I can't buy new games anymore without first having to search for what service the game requires an account on. I miss being able to just buy games and install them whenever I feel like.
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2 years ago#2
Ea games use origin, every other game uses steam

Simple, no?
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2 years ago#3
And Ubisoft uses uPlay
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2 years ago#4
SinisterSlay posted...
And Ubisoft uses uPlay


Depends. Bought FC3 on Amazon and activated it on Steam. Of course the Uplay has to launch as well.
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2 years ago#5
Can't be that hard. It tells you on the box (if physical) or on the description (if digital) whether a game needs Uplay/Origin/Steam or not.
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2 years ago#6
WyzeGye posted...
every other game uses steam

Not true. My copy of DarkstarOne doesn't require Steam.
Bioshock 1 & 2 didn't require an online account.
Crysis 1 & 2 didn't require an online account.
Dead Space 1 & 2 didn't require an online account.

There were some from the past 5 years that were still safe to buy.

Freelance_Wolf posted...
Can't be that hard. It tells you on the box (if physical) or on the description (if digital) whether a game needs Uplay/Origin/Steam or not.

Where are you seeing this description? I mostly buy them on Amazon and Ebay and half the time I can't trust the seller to tell the difference between a box and a paper sleeve.
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2 years ago#8
SKARDAVNELNATE posted...
WyzeGye posted...
every other game uses steam

Not true. My copy of DarkstarOne doesn't require Steam.
Bioshock 1 & 2 didn't require an online account.
Crysis 1 & 2 didn't require an online account.
Dead Space 1 & 2 didn't require an online account.

There were some from the past 5 years there still safe to buy.


Crysis 1 and 2 definitely required an EA account. Maybe not 1, haven't played it for a long time.
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2 years ago#9
WyzeGye posted...
Crysis 1 and 2 definitely required an EA account. Maybe not 1, haven't played it for a long time.

Crysis 1 used SecuROM 7 disc checks. Crysis 2: Limited Edition had online activation but did not require an account.
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2 years ago#10
With newer games, we have a more certain idea of what services are required. However, it's best to run a quick search before buying anything.
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