What are the best online game stores?

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    #1STEAM

    STEAM
    Steam is an online game platform where you can join for free and get games delivered straight to your desktop. The site comes with automatic updates and has a massive gaming community. 
    Websites

    Free

    Sara Jones
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "One of the best online game stores that I have found is STEAM. They have some free to play games that you can play to see if you like them and huge range of games that you can buy. There is also a big gaming community were you can connect to each other."
  2. 22

    #2GOG

    GOG

    GOG.com (formerly Good Old Games) allows users to download the best classic and new games on Windows, Mac & Linux. GOG offers a vast selection of titles, DRM-free, with free items and with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

    Websites

    Free

    Andrea Ford
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If you've run out of things to play on Steam, and are tired of the App Store, then check out GOG for your gaming needs. It has some classic gems, and a good library. I particularly like Might and Magic series - so glad I can play this favorite from the 90's!"
  3. 19

    #3Game Jolt

    Game Jolt
    Game Jolt (GJ) is a free hosting service and one of the largest community for commercial video games with social functions. They also help independent developers and gamers to grow in the gaming industry. 
    Websites

    Free

    Steven Hayes
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Game Jolt is a good solution for best online game stores, because it is is a popular hosting service and one largest community for freeware and commercial video games with social functions."
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    #4Humble Bundle

    Humble Bundle
    Humble Bundle is a digital store for PC video games. Its main scheme is to sell video games digitally, with a portion of the profit going to the game developers and another portion donated to charities.
    Websites

    Free

    Mark Wagner
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "This site is great to download games and is for a good cause."
  2. 15

    #5Green Man Gaming

    Green Man Gaming

    Green Man Gaming is an online video game retailer based in the United Kingdom which has more than 6,600 games on its catalog and sells games in 195 countries. 

    Websites

    Matthew Brooks
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "A soft competitor of Steam, this place was under my radar for awhile. I decided to download one game and the transaction was easy and fluid. "
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    #6Microsoft Store

    Microsoft Store

    The Microsoft Store is the official online shop for Microsoft devices. It has games, software, and mobile applications, as well as movies, books, and shows. Users can also buy devices from this website. A store finder feature is also available.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Eric Watson
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "I am not a fan of Microsoft. I have been a Linux user for about five years now and I have never once thought about returning to a Microsoft OS. I don't own a gaming console, but when I do play console games I strongly prefer Playstation or Nintendo to Xbox. I can't speak from experience, but since Microsoft has been intent on making their walled garden smaller and less accessible to 3rd party devices and software I'm going to say that the Microsoft Store is another unpleasant addition to their already dismal catalogue of "convenient" commercial offerings. I am sure that Valve and Playstation outclass the Microsoft store in every way."
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    #7GameStop

    GameStop

    GameStop is a one-stop online shop for all your gaming needs. Users can download video games or have them shipped, as well as buy new and pre-owned consoles and other electronic accessories for the best gaming experience.

    Websites

    Free

    Randy West
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "I am aware Gamestop is known for ripping off from people but when I bought my Nintendo Switch from them my device worked perfectly fine nothing was wrong. "
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    #8Newegg

    Newegg

    Newegg is an e-retailing website in North America that offers a vast assortment of products, reliable customer reviews, and industry-leading customer service. It lets sellers get in touch with potential buyers.

    Websites

    Free

    Shirley Keller
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "Newegg has become one of the greatest online game stores. The store, once synonymous with computers, now boasts an impressive selection of computers, games and much, much more. I do a lot of my purchasing for the office as well as personal shopping using the site."
  6. 4

    #9Humble Store

    Humble Store
    The Humble Store is an online market for mainly indie games. They sell games for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android with 10 percent of their proceeds going to charity.
    Websites

    Stephen Alvarez
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "Great solution. Lots of products and good prices."
  7. 0

    #10Rockstar Games

    Rockstar Games

    Rockstar Games is a video-games company founded in 1998 offering interactive entertainment for a wide range of target markets. Rockstar Games has offices in the US, UK, and Canada.

    Websites

    Harry Lewis
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Had a pretty good experience with purchasing a product from this site. Although they took a few days to respond to my inquiries it's fine because i didn't have any issue with my purchase. Hopefully when I do another transaction with them i wont encounter any problems/issues. "
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    #11Bogku

    Bogku

    Bogku is a site that lists desktop and online games to purchase on Amazon. The website lists the games available for sale by genres such as action, adventure, role-playing, simulation, racing, shooter, and survival games.

    Websites

    Free

    Michaela Smith
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "Bogku is one of the best online stores, they mainly have PC games listed but they have really great offers. There are a lot of coupons/discounts done regularly. I use it to find cheaper Steam games."

Summary

Best What are the best online game stores
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1STEAMWebsites 76 Free
2GOGWebsites 22 Free
3Game JoltWebsites 19 Free
4Humble BundleWebsites 17 Free
5Green Man GamingWebsites 15 Paid
6Microsoft StoreWebsites 12 Paid
7GameStopWebsites 8 Free
8NeweggWebsites 6 Free
9Humble StoreWebsites 4 Paid
10Rockstar GamesWebsites 0 Paid
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