GOG Galaxy

GOG Galaxy is a gaming client for PC that makes downloading and installing games as convenient as possible and adds some useful features on top of that. Besides being very user-convenient, and keeping your games up to date, it offers the fastest download speeds possible, pausing/resuming, and – most importantly thorough protection against file corruption while downloading.
Unlike Steam, it is completely optional for GOG customers who can download and play purchased games without the program as well. GOG Galaxy is available for Windows and Mac OS X currently. Windows users can install the client and sign in to the GOG account to start using it.
There are even plans for a cross-platform chat feature which, as its name states, will allow you to chat with your friends during gaming without limitations.
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If you have GOG games on the computer already, you may want to use the “scan and import folders” feature to add games to the Galaxy client so that they don’t need to be downloaded and installed again.

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:

One library
Import all your games from PC and consoles, build and organize them into one master collection.

Game stats
Keep track of all your achievements, hours played and games owned, combined across platforms.gog-galaxy-2.0Game launcher
Install and launch any PC game you own, no matter the platform.

Full customization
Create custom library views by filtering, sorting, tagging and adding your own visuals like game backgrounds and covers.

Games discovery
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.

Activity feed
See your friends’ cross-platform achievements, game time milestones, and recently played games.

Leaderboards
Compete with friends and see who is the master collector, completionist, or spends the most time playing.

Cross-platform chat
No matter which platform your friends are, you can chat with them.

No spying
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.

Enhanced experience
All new gaming library management and friends features take your experience to the next level.

Auto-Updates
Keep your GOG.COM games always up to date.

Cloud Saves
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.

Rollbacks
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.

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