Some of the features can be turned off for individual games as well. If you don’t want a particular game to update automatically or push saves to the cloud, you can disable those options in the game configuration menu.
The Galaxy client comes with a built-in store and library management among other features. You can browse your existing library with a click on the library menu item in the interface, and filter games by the platform as well if you want to.
Search and other filters are provided to find games quickly. A click on any game opens the details view in the client. It includes a description and activity information, and options to install the game if it is not installed already.
GOG Galaxy Features and Highlights
Acquire content from GOG, discover new entries, download them to your computer, and organize them efficiently with this lightweight client. Check it’s top features here explained:
Import all your games from PC and consoles, build and organize them into one master collection.
Keep track of all your achievements, hours played and games owned, combined across platforms.Game launcher
Install and launch any PC game you own, no matter the platform.
Create custom library views by filtering, sorting, tagging and adding your own visuals like game backgrounds and covers.
Follow upcoming releases, and discover games popular among your friends and the gaming community.
One friend’s list
Bring together your friends from all platforms, and see their online status.
See your friends’ cross-platform achievements, game time milestones, and recently played games.
Compete with friends and see who is the master collector, completionist, or spends the most time playing.
No matter which platform your friends are, you can chat with them.
It`s not spying on data from your computer.
No data sharing
Never share your personal data with third parties.
Your data belongs to you
With a single click, you can remove your imported data from servers.
Community platform integrations
Connect more platforms and add new features with open-source integrations.
Sync between devices
All customizations and changes to your library are saved in the cloud and synced between all your devices.
Save custom views
Save any view like a customized library or favorite games and friends to access them instantly.
All new gaming library management and friends features take your experience to the next level.
Keep your GOG.COM games always up to date.
Your saves are automatically backed up to the Cloud and are synced between your computers.
Multiplayer & Matchmaking
GOG GALAXY-powered multiplayer games offer matchmaking and online play.
Restore your game to prior versions, if an update breaks it for you.
Please note that GOG GALAXY requires at least Windows 7 + Service Pack 1 or MAC OS X 10.11 or newer. However, in-game Overlay requires Intel HD 4000 or higher to work without problem
Conclusion: GOG Galaxy is a convenient optional client for the GOG platform that centralizes game management first and foremost. It gives users more control over games and includes several nice to have features such as rollback options or auto-updating of games.