Are all Steamworks games redeamable on Steam?

#1 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

Basically what the topic asks... is there any Steamworks retail game that isnt redeamable on Steam? I ask because a few games im interested in are starting to get crazy cheap in UK (dungeon siege 3 for 8 pounds for example) and since the fucking steam retail key page doesnt really update that often, I was wondering if there was ever a case where a steamworks retail game wasnt able to be activated on Steam. Neither DS3 or Red Faction Armageddon are on the official steam list of retail keys, but I know for a fact that both are Steamworks.
 
So, am i safe in assuming as long as a game is steamworks its redeamable on Steam, even if it doesnt show up in the list?

#2 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -

@Rhaknar said:

Basically what the topic asks... is there any Steamworks retail game that isnt redeamable on Steam? I ask because a few games im interested in are starting to get crazy cheap in UK (dungeon siege 3 for 8 pounds for example) and since the fucking steam retail key page doesnt really update that often, I was wondering if there was ever a case where a steamworks retail game wasnt able to be activated on Steam. Neither DS3 or Red Faction Armageddon are on the official steam list of retail keys, but I know for a fact that both are Steamworks.

So, am i safe in assuming as long as a game is steamworks its redeamable on Steam, even if it doesnt show up in the list?

If it's not on that list, I wouldn't take the chance and think it'll be redeemable on Steam. Borderlands, for example, is a Steamworks game if you buy it on Steam. If you buy the retail version, you won't be able to register it on Steam and get Achievements and all that. I *think* any copy of Dungeon Siege 3 needs Steam to run, but I would ask on Steam's forums to be on the safe side.

#3 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -
@JoeyRavn said:

@Rhaknar said:

Basically what the topic asks... is there any Steamworks retail game that isnt redeamable on Steam? I ask because a few games im interested in are starting to get crazy cheap in UK (dungeon siege 3 for 8 pounds for example) and since the fucking steam retail key page doesnt really update that often, I was wondering if there was ever a case where a steamworks retail game wasnt able to be activated on Steam. Neither DS3 or Red Faction Armageddon are on the official steam list of retail keys, but I know for a fact that both are Steamworks.

So, am i safe in assuming as long as a game is steamworks its redeamable on Steam, even if it doesnt show up in the list?

If it's not on that list, I wouldn't take the chance and think it'll be redeemable on Steam. Borderlands, for example, is a Steamworks game if you buy it on Steam. If you buy the retail version, you won't be able to register it on Steam and get Achievements and all that. I *think* any copy of Dungeon Siege 3 needs Steam to run, but I would ask on Steam's forums to be on the safe side.

had a peak on the steam forums, seems some people say that both DS3 and RF:A retail are able to be activated on steam... still, wish they updated that list more often tho. Good point on Borderlands tho... goddamn it >_<
#4 Posted by scottbee (29 posts) -
#5 Posted by Vextroid (1406 posts) -

Pretty much if it has the Steamworks Logo on the box and/or a block of text that starts off with 'NOTICE: Product offered subject to your acceptance of the Steam Subscriber Agreement ("SSA")...'

#6 Posted by KurianOfBorg (2 posts) -

No there are some Steamworks (with Steam achievements etc) games which have non-Steam retail versions such as Batman.

#7 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1808 posts) -

Usually Steam will be in the minimum requirements box if it can be redeemed on steam.

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