Epic Games Now on Steam for Cheap

unreallogo1.jpgEpic Games has announced that a number of the top titles from their library (i.e. almost all the Unreal games) are now available to purchase and download over Steam. They’re now offering Unreal Gold, Unreal II, and all the Unreal Tournament games, including the newest Unreal Tournament III. That’s not so impressive. What is impressive however is that all of these games can now be bought together as the “Unreal Deal Pack,” which includes the entire Unreal collection for $59.99. There’s also a 10% discount running for a limited time on all the individual games as well as the bundle (so you can get it for $53.95 at the moment).

“Epic is a leading developer of game engine technology and has produced some of my favorite games of all time,” said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. “It’s an honor to be working with them and offering their current and classic titles to the millions of Steam gamers around the world.”

Not a bad deal for some of the top games of all time. I wonder if Gears of War will end up on there eventually.

Via Press Release

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5 Comments on Epic Games Now on Steam for Cheap

Shadowmancer

On March 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Microsoft owns the rights to Gears Of War so it won’t be on steam.

Chris

On March 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Very cool. Unfortunately I already own UT99 GOTY, Unreal 2, Gold, 2003 (which is absent from Steam, which I find funny), and 2004. And as I’ve written many times in the past on GT, UT3 just doesn’t interest me.

For $54, though, that’s a phenomenal deal and a must buy if you don’t have any UT games.

Brock

On March 18, 2008 at 12:16 am

And here you got my hopes up that it would be the early Epic games. You know, like Jill of the Jungle. And Epic Pinball. And… whatever that other game was.

Phil Migrowen

On March 18, 2008 at 9:59 pm

“For $54, though, that’s a phenomenal deal and a must buy if you don’t have any UT games”

It’s cheaper to buy UT3 (~$30) plus the Unreal Anthology (~$15) retail SKU’s which include the full versions of all of those games plus an extra soundtrack CD. In addition the retail versions of the games are unencumbered by Steam’s additional DRM/copy-protection. Steam is nothing but a tenuous subscription service (read the Steam Subscriber Agreement and Valve’s other policies), and therefore the games it offers should be significantly less expensive than the retail releases of the same games since Steam’s games aren’t permanent, unrestricted, standalone copies with full functionality which can’t be terminated by Valve.

Phil Migrowen

On March 18, 2008 at 10:01 pm

“I wonder if Gears of War will end up on there eventually.”

It won’t, and neither will any of Epic’s older titles. The only reason these Epic games are on Steam is because Midway owns the publishing rights to them, and it signed a deal with Valve to offer them on Steam.