GOG Galaxy goes out of beta, adds cloud saving

When it comes to digital distribution of PC games, Steam is undoubtedly the most well-known name, though some, like EA, have their own stores and distribution systems. Steam, however, is hardly the only game in town, especially when it comes to older titles. That's where GOG, formerly "Good Old Games", comes in. With GOG Galaxy, however, it is becoming more like Steam but with one important caveat: the user is still in (almost) complete control of everything.

GOG Galaxy isn't exactly new. revealed way back in 2014, the distribution system launched into beta in 2015 and has remained there since. Until today, that is. With the version 1.2 update, GOG Galaxy is shedding the "Beta" label, though, in practice, that doesn't exactly change much because the beta has always been publicly available.

What has changed in version 1.2, however, is the addition of cloud saves to GOG Galaxy. This finally makes the platform more than just a way to download, install, and organize GOG games. Now users can rest assured that their save games will be synced and available on any machine. Currently, the list of supported games is a bit limited, but it's still an achievement considering some of these games, particularly the older ones, have no concept of cloud saves at all.

• Night in the Woods

• Undertale

• Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines

• Planescape: Torment

• Might and Magic 7

• Heroes of Might and Magic III: Complete

• Dragon Age: Origins

• Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

• Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition


• Stardew Valley

• Tyranny

• The Witcher Enhanced Edition

• The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

• The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

• The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – GOTY

• Shovel Knight

• Shadowrun Returns

• Shadowrun: Dragonfall

• Shadowrun Hong Kong

• Darkest Dungeon

• Firewatch

• The Witness

• Divinity: Original Sin

• No Man's Sky

• Day of the Tentacle Remastered

• Pillars of Eternity

• Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy

• Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator

Although that does make GOG Galaxy more similar to Steam in that respect, it still has considerable advantages. And that goes beyond the older and mostly DRM-free games available on GOG's catalog. GOG Galaxy allows users to turn features on or off depending on their needs, ensuring that the client doesn't take up more resources than needed and customizing the experience for each and every user.