Hello people! It’s time for our first non-Ark article! In this new article, we will be looking into cheap online game stores and the reliability and payment methods they ensure us.
First up, is the most famous budget Steam (and others) games store, G2A. If you ever watch gaming videos on Youtube (which I bet most of you do very often) or Googled gaming related materials, then I am sure you’ve had seen G2A advertisements before.
G2A unlike others sites here, instead of being a central game store, they are a online game marketplace. Which mean that the company do not sell game keys themselves, instead their users sell it. According to the latest statistics, it is believed that this marketplace currently has over 6 million members. This mean that G2A is trusted by many and have a lot of games for you to purchase.
Personally, I’ve purchased my copy of Ark: Survival Evolved on G2A two months ago. My mode of payment is Bitcoin and the transaction between the seller and me is fast. If you decided to purchase a game from G2A, I’d suggest you to also purchase the G2A Shield which is only a mere 3 dollar. With G2A Shield, you can be sure that your game key will arrive in your inbox – if you choose email as the mode of delivery.
Payment method: Credit Card, Paypal, Skrill, Paysafecard, Bitcoin and more – check here for a full list.
HumbleBundle is a online game store that bundle games up and sell them at dirt-cheap price. The profit gained is then spread between three places, the HumbleBundle company, game developer/company and charity. And this is why they are a big hit, buy games and dirt cheap prices and support charity. By dirt cheap, I really mean it is super cheap. For example, the current Humble Gems Bundle which include games like Unbox (normal price: 11 USD), Assault Android Cactus (normal price: 15 USD), Spaera (normal price: 9 USD) and other four awesome gem-themed games for only a low price of 12 USD.
Of course, not only do they sell games bundle. You can also purchase games in the Humble Store at low price while also supporting charity. Sadly as far as games quantity is concerned, I seem to find that Humble Store do not have much games compared to others sites listed here. However, if you’re looking for popular games, you may be able to find it.
HumbleBundle was once my favorite, until they stopped accepting Bitcoin. I’ve had purchased many bundles from them using Bitcoin before until they do not accept Bitcoin. As Bitcoin is my only mode of payment, even if there is a really good bundle that I wishes to buy, I couldn’t do so. Anyway, as for Humble Store, I have never purchased anything from it before because of the exact same reason – no Bitcoin payment available.
Payment method: Card, Paypal and Amazon
Another online games shop where you can find a lot of AAA games. GreenManGaming or GMG in short, is in direct partnership with a lot of AAA games company such as Ubisoft and Capcom. Unlike G2A, GMG is an online shop where the company sell the game to you directly. This mean that you can be sure that you will receive your keys in your email when your payment is confirmed. They have been in business for 6 years and they wont probably be cheating you.
I have never purchase anything on GreenManGaming before. However, if you are on a tight budget and is looking for a trusted online retailers to purchase games directly from, then GreenManGaming is for you.
Yes, another online game retailer that name start with ‘G’. GOG also known as Good Old Games is another platform to purchase cheap online games. They have been in business since 2008 and they have a ton of games in stock. However, most of their games, as their name suggests, is old games that is
good awesome. If you are looking to purchase AAA title, you may not be able to find. However, if you are looking to purchase a good old game, you’re in luck! Sometime though, you may be able to find AAA titles in their store because they have a community wishlist. A place for the customers to express their interest in games that is not in their store.
Again, I have never purchase anything from GOG.com before so I do not have any feedback or suggestion.
As the name suggests, this online cheap game retailer is a place for indie gamer. Similar to HumbleBundle, they bundled up indie games into a paackage and sell them at a very low price. For example, the current Friday Special Bundle, #40, they contains great indie games like Star Tactics (normal price: 8 USD), GEARGUNS – Tank offensive (normal price: 8 USD) and 8 other games for a low price of 5 USD only.
They also have their own online stores to buy games that is not included in their weekly bundles for a cheap price. Don’t expect to find AAA games there though because they mostly sell indie games. However, like GOG, there is still chances of AAA games appearing in the indie store. :).
I have purchased a few games from IndieGala before because they accept Bitcoin. One of the best game I got from their store for a cheap price is Sniper: Ghost Warrior Trilogy which contains six high-quality graphics sniper-themed game for the price of 2 USD only.
Not a popular online cheap game store among gamer but is one of my favorite – because they only accept Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Started in 2015 and closed down in mid 2016 due to some problems. However, they just recently opened up for business again. One thing about Key4co.in is that they do not have large stocks of games because it is a one-man (or probably two-men) company. However, the good thing is that their game keys is selling for a really cheap price.
I have purchased a few games from them before including Just Cause 2 (which I spent a lot of time playing this year) and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. So far I have a very good experience with the shop because the admin is very active and will reply to any support tickets almost immediately.
If you have Bitcoin and is looking to purchase games with it, you should really consider supporting this cryprocurrency only online game retailer. Do check them out from time to time as they have sales every now and then.
This concluded our first non-Ark articles. I hope that you find this article helpful and be sure to share it with your friends. If you know of any other online cheap game stores, feel free to comment below and discuss. :).
Until then, happy gaming! :).