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Game Buyer's Guide was created to be the best updated, concise resource on buying (to date only PC) videogames, with up-to-date recommendations on DLCs, Editions, and potential buying options for as many games as possible.

It grew out of frustration of there not being a put-together, updated, independent resource on how many DLCs and Expansions a game has, what exactly they bring to the table, and whether the community thinks it gives the customer enough value compared to its price, the price of the original game, and the content of the original game.

Also, many games today have myriad of "packs" and editions to choose from, from GOTY editions through editions with Season Passes to Season Passes alone. Researching all the content of currently available editions is sometimes quite painful for certain titles, and we seek to remedy that with clear information on the available editions, what they encompass and which one offers the best value for the price asked.

It also offers up-to-date price information on prices of games, from traditional platforms (like Steam, Origin, etc.) and also from key marketplaces, which can offer a significantly better price than the usual shops. It's of course recognized that some of the practices of these stores can be controversial for some, and the site offers advice for buying on these stores and best practices regarding avoiding such practices and still getting the value they offer.

It also offer users the ability to register on our site and give our games ratings of their own. This feature is being worked on and in time we want to allow whole customer reviews.

We hope you like what we are doing, and we want to disclaim that this is just the beginning. It's planned to add as many games possible, new features and content. This site is very much in its early stages and there could be bugs and issues.

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Key store recommendations

Key resellers are sites that sell game keys at (usually) much lower prices than traditional retailers. They do this through a combination of ways, like selling keys that come in a bundle, that were on a sale and many other ways.

The reason why we separated them from traditional retailers is that these stores have been the subject of a divisive discussion for a long time.

The reason we include them is that you can buy keys on these sites usually for very big discounts, sometimes quite ridiculously cheap. In 99 % of cases, they will work the same as a much more expensive key would. For many people, especially people from countries with lower standards of living, this can mean big savings that have a significant impact on their life, while also playing the game and not resorting to piracy.

If you are buying on these stores, we have a few recommendations to follow:

  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
  3. If it is a store with multiple sellers with ratings, always pick the one with the highest number of sold keys and ratings. The probability of a successful purchase is much higher if buying from a reputable key seller.