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Project aim

  • Offer a complete list of games available for purchase on Steam which have external DRM associated with them in addition to or in lieu of the various forms of Steam's native DRM.

Instructions

  • Refer to the How to contribute section for information on adding games to this article.
  • Included with the games are the DRM schemes involved, the issues and hindrances you might encounter due to this DRM, and what you can do to prevent DRM from interfering with your gaming experience.

Discussion

  • Discuss the project on the Talk page.

Other information

  • 'Unofficial List of Steam Games with DRM' Steam Users' Forums thread - Original thread on this topic, all discussion has henceforth been moved to this wiki article.
  • The Big List of DRM-Free Games on Steam - A comparable list of Steam games which do not feature any sort of DRM.
  • DISCLAIMER: There are many games that have their own in-game store. There are also many games with DLC managed not by Steam but by the publishers themselves. These are NOT included in this list because, as previously stated, the products on these lists are available for purchase on Steam. Using non-Steam products on Steam products must be done at your own risk.

Main contacts


  • 1How to contribute
  • 2Account-based DRM
    • 2.2EA Accounts
    • 2.5Games for Windows Live
  • 3Hardware-based DRM
    • 3.4StarForce/ACTControl
    • 3.5TAGES/SolidShield
  • 4Inert DRM

How to contribute[edit]

This list covers many games already but it is still missing some games and may have outdated information.
Please reference your additions so others can easily verify their accuracy.
Games that never had third-party DRM are omitted from this list; this includes sequels to the games listed here.

Check the game's forums for DRM discussion[edit]

Check forums for DRM details
  1. Check the game's Steam Community Discussions for details of its DRM.
  2. Add the game below with the relevant news post or forum topics as references.

Investigate DRM for your games[edit]

If you're unsure about the specific DRM used, ask on the project talk page so others can help.
Game prompts for making/logging into an account (Account-based DRM)
  1. Take note of the account type it asks to make.
  2. Add it to the appropriate Account-based DRM section. Common types have their own sections.
  3. If it isn't any of those add it to Other Account-based DRM.
Game prompts for CD/product key but not an account (Hardware-based DRM)
  1. Take note of the DRM name on the prompt(s) and add it to the appropriate Hardware-based DRM section.
  2. If the prompt doesn't say what DRM is used you can scan the game with Protection ID to find out.
  3. Post the details on the project talk page.
  4. Use a link to that post as a reference for its entry below.
Protection ID might not recognise the DRM used.

Account-based DRM[edit]

DRM associated with accounts is weaker than most but still present, requiring online activation via CD key to access online services such as multiplayer and profile stats. These games require you to activate the game through their servers and use their accounts to activate the game, and many require these accounts to access the game. For single-player games, account-based DRM often does not affect the game to any real degree, as you can play them with an offline profile without activation. Because of this, many consider single-player account-based DRM to not be DRM at all because it does not require any contact beyond having the packages installed; no Internet connection is required. Games falling into this “single-player only” category will be marked as such.

Codemasters RaceNet[edit]

Used for multiplayer and community features in newer Codemasters racing games after Codemasters switched from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks for DRM.
Completely optional; if you don't play online you can simply ignore it. More about it here.
Currently available for Family Sharing.
NameLinkNotes
DiRT ShowdownStore
F1 2012Store
F1 2013Store
F1 2014Store
F1 Race StarsStore
GRID 2Store
GRID AutosportStore

EA Accounts[edit]

EA Accounts exist for two purposes:

To activate and run the game. This requires a constant Internet connection, even in single-player modes. The benefit to this, however, is that DLC, if it exists, is more easily managed than below.

To access online features, including DLC. In this case, the EA account is not required to access single-player (in some cases, it may be required to activate the game). For DLC, however, the game will require an account either way.

This list will be categorized as such, as well as games that use EA Classic accounts. Single-player games in the latter category will be specially marked, either as an option or exclusively single-player.

Constant Connection Required[edit]

Cities
NameLinkNotes
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian TwilightStore
DarksporeHubStructured like an MMO despite having single-player. No longer sold or supported as of August 23, 2013.[1]

Activation, Online Services, DLC[edit]

NameLinkNotes
Alice: Madness ReturnsStore
Battlefield: Bad Company 2StoreIncludes Vietnam expansion.
BattleForgeHubNo longer playable as of October 31, 2013 due to servers being shut down.[2]
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate BoxStore
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium WarsStoreIncludes Kane's Wrath expansion.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3Store
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - UprisingStore
Dead Space 2Store
Dragon Age: OriginsStoreIncludes Awakening expansion. Single-player only.
Dragon Age IIHubSingle-player only.
FIFA Manager 09Hub
FIFA Manager 10Hub
FIFA Manager 11Hub
Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningStoreOptional (both base game and DLC). Close login prompt(s) to skip EA Account.[3] Logging in unlocks promotional items.[4]
Mass Effect 2StoreSingle-player only.
Medal of HonorStore
Medal of Honor: AirborneStore
Mirror's EdgeStoreSingle-player only.
Need for Speed: Hot PursuitStore
Need for Speed: ShiftStoreNo activation or account needed for single-player
Need for Speed: Shift 2 UnleashedStore
Need for Speed: UndercoverStore
The Sims 3StoreIncludes all expansions (Most recent: Showtime).
SporeStoreIncludes Creepy & Cute and Galactic Adventures expansions. Single-player only.
WarpStore

EA Classic Account[edit]

NameLinkNotes
Battlefield 2Hub

GameSpy[edit]

GameSpy online services were shut down on May 31, 2014 (June 30, 2014 for Electronic Arts titles).[5][6]
Most GameSpy games can be played online through alternate methods; see the game pages for details.
GameSpy is not DRM; however, since some multiplayer features are dependent on GameSpy for these games, they are listed here.
NameLinkNotes
Battlefield 2HubUse BF2Hub to replace the deprecated GameSpy master server.
CrysisStoreUse Crysis Multiplayer Patch.
Crysis: WarheadStoreUse Crysis Wars Multiplayer Mod.
Dungeon DefendersStoreYou can choose Steam or GameSpy for multiplayer before launching game (Steam is the default option).
F.E.A.R. 2: Project OriginStore
FlatOut 2StoreSupported by GameRanger.
Hunted: The Demon's ForgeStore
LegendaryStore
Men of WarStoreSupported by GameRanger.
Men of War: Assault SquadStoreSupported by GameRanger.
Men of War: Condemned HeroesStoreSupported by GameRanger.
Men of War: VietnamStoreSupported by GameRanger.
Moonbase CommanderStoreSupported by GameRanger.
Saints Row 2Store
The Scourge Project: Episode 1 and 2HubThe game is included with, and deprecated, in favor of Scourge: Outbreak.
SpellForce – Platinum EditionStoreSupported by GameRanger.
Titan QuestHubSupported by GameRanger for both game and Immortal Throne expansion.
Unreal Tournament 3 BlackStoreUse the GS Patch to replace the deprecated GameSpy master servers.

Games for Windows Live[edit]

Excluded from Family Sharing (all GFWL types)
There are two kinds of GFWL activation, Server-Side Activation (SSA) and Legacy (Per-Title 5x5). See the sections below for further details.
Both Server-Side Activation (SSA) and Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles can also utilize Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP) to prevent access to games before the release date. Protected titles are marked as such.
Not supported worldwide; outside the Xbox LIVE Countries and Regions you can only use a local profile, meaning no multiplayer or achievements.[7]

Server-Side Activation (SSA) titles[edit]

Server-Side Activation (SSA) binds the product key permanently to your Microsoft account, similar to Steam. These games have no activation limits.
If you bind an SSA product key to an account that is not in a supported region you will lose the key (and, consequently, access to the game).
NameLinkNotes
Age of Empires OnlineHubNo longer playable due to the servers being shut down on July 1, 2014.[8]
Batman: Arkham City (non-GOTY)HubZDPP Title. Non-GOTY owners get GOTY version for free[9] which has Steamworks DRM instead of SecuROM and GFWL.[10]
Blacklight: Tango DownStoreRegion locked.
BulletstormHubZDPP Title; does not support local profiles but can be played offline.
Colin McRae: DiRT 2Hub
DiRT 3HubOwners have received DiRT 3 Complete Edition for free which has no GFWL. The original DiRT 3 remains in players' accounts and still uses GFWL.[11]
F1 2010Hub
F1 2011Store
Fable IIIHub
Gotham City Impostors (non-Free To Play)Hub
Lost Planet 2StoreZDPP Title. Online activation required only for multiplayer.
Microsoft FlightHubSteam version works, but is no longer supported. You can use Games for Windows Marketplace version with same Microsoft account in-game.[12]
Mortal Kombat KollectionHub
Operation Flashpoint: Red RiverStorePurchase disabled.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon CityStore
Section 8Hub
Section 8: PrejudiceStore
Street Fighter X TekkenStore
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing LegendsStorePurchase disabled.
Tron: EvolutionStore
Virtua Tennis 4Hub

Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles[edit]

Simple product key check; requires internet access for online profile but does not attach the key to your Microsoft account.
Activation limit between 10-20 (usually 15) for online profiles; Microsoft support can help reset the limit but will not reset a second time; after that you will need to buy the game again.
NameLinkNotes
007: Quantum of SolaceHub
Batman: Arkham Asylum (non-GOTY)HubSingle-player only; owners get free upgrade to the Game of the Year Edition which has Steamworks DRM instead of GFWL and SecuROM.[9]
Battlestations PacificStore
The ClubStore
Fallout 3StoreSingle-player only, can be completely ignored (no profile/activation needed). Can be disabled with the Games for Windows LIVE Disabler mod or by running the game with the modding tool FOSE (you do not need to install a mod that actually uses it). CD keys no longer generate.
Fallout 3: Game of the Year EditionStoreSingle-player only, can be completely ignored (no profile/activation needed). Can be disabled with the Games for Windows LIVE Disabler mod or by running the game with the modding tool FOSE (you do not need to install a mod that actually uses it). CD keys no longer generate. Unlike Fallout 3 or other GFWL titles it can be shared via family sharing.
FlatOut: Ultimate CarnageStore
FUELHub
Grand Theft Auto IVStoreCan be disabled with the XLiveLess mod.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty CityStoreCan be disabled with the XLiveLess mod.
Juiced 2: Hot Import NightsHub
Kane & Lynch: Dead MenStore
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies EditionStoreA non-GFWL version is available (de facto Steamworks because of VAC protection) but note that it lacks the extra content of the Colonies Edition.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic HeroesStore
StormriseHub
Street Fighter IVStoreAn updated, Steamworks version, Ultra Street Fighter IV is available.
Universe at War: Earth AssaultHub
Vancouver 2010StorePurchase disabled.

Kalypso Launcher[edit]

You can install and play these games without any kind of internet connection (see About Kalypso Launcher).[13]
NameLinkNotes
Airline Tycoon 2Store
Anna - Extended EditionStoreLinux version does not require launcher and does not even require Steam to play.
DarkStore
DemoniconStoreLogin prompts can be cancelled to play the game without an account.[14][15]
Disciples III: ResurrectionStore
DUNGEONS - Steam Special EditionStore
Dungeons - The Dark LordStore
The First Templar - Steam Special EditionStore
Omerta - City of GangstersStore
Patrician IV - Steam Special EditionStore
Pole Position 2012HubNo longer available for purchase.
Rise of VeniceStore
Tropico 4 - Steam Special EditionStore

ManiaPlanet[edit]

Every new Nadeo game requires ManiaPlanet account. More about account can be read here.
NameLinkNotes
ShootMania: StormStore
TrackMania 2: CanyonStore
TrackMania 2: StadiumStore
TrackMania 2: ValleyStore

Rockstar Games Social Club[edit]

About Rockstar Games Social Club.
Excluded from Family Sharing.
NameLinkNotes
Grand Theft Auto IVStoreDoes not use the Social Club client.[16] Online features require an account.
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete EditionStoreLog-in is required only for multiplayer. Log-in not required for singleplayer.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty CityStoreLog-in is required only for multiplayer. Log-in not required for singleplayer.
Grand Theft Auto VStoreSocial Club client and account required for 'activation, online play, and periodic entitlement verification'.[17]
L.A. NoireStoreSocial Club client required for activation. Online features require an account.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case FilesStoreSocial Club client required for activation. Online features require an account.
Max Payne 3StoreRequires both Social Club client and an account for activation and online features.

Stardock Account[edit]

Stardock distributed their games via Impulse. After they sold it to GameStop in March 2011, Stardock introduced account system for their games to distribute patches and for the official support on forums. Their older games are de facto DRM free after registration, and those games are noted. You can download them any time from your Stardock account. In 2012, Stardock switched to Steamworks because of multiplayer. Those games can't be downloaded from Stardock, only from Steam.

NameLinkNotes
DemigodStoreAfter registration, game is de facto DRM free.
Fallen EnchantressStoreAfter registration, game is de facto DRM free.
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary HeroesStore
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate EditionStoreOnly needed for Twilight of the Arnor [GC2TwilightOfTheArnor.exe] expansion pack. After registration, expansion is de facto DRM free. Base game (GalCiv2.exe) and Dark Avatar expansion (GC2DarkAvatar.exe) are DRM free (registration is not needed at all). If you register game, it can be only launched via GC2TwilightOfTheArnor.exe.
The Political Machine 2012Hub
Sins of a Solar Empire: RebellionStore
Sins of a Solar Empire: TrinityStoreAfter registration, base game and both expansions (Entrenchment and Diplomacy) are de facto DRM free.

Uplay[edit]

Uplay is a digital distribution, DRM, multiplayer and communications service created by Ubisoft.
Unless otherwise noted, you should be able to access an offline mode after registering and updating the game. Without updating, the game may require a constant connection at all times.
Some of these games may have trouble with the Uplay launcher. Check here to make sure your game is updating properly.
This section is automated; refer to the individual game pages to add or update entries.

Cities Xl 2012 Serial

GameLinkDeveloperPublisherFirst releaseSystems
Anno 1404StoreRelated Designs, Blue Byte SoftwareUbisoft23 June 2009
Anno 1701StoreRelated DesignsSunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software, Deep Silver26 October 2006
Anno 1800StoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft16 April 2019
Anno 2070StoreBlue Byte Software, Related DesignsUbisoft17 November 2011
Anno 2205StoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft3 November 2015
Assassin's CreedStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft8 April 2008
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: ChinaStoreClimax StudiosUbisoft22 April 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: IndiaStoreClimax StudiosUbisoft12 January 2016
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: RussiaStoreClimax StudiosUbisoft9 February 2016
Assassin's Creed IIStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft9 March 2010
Assassin's Creed IIIStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft20 November 2012
Assassin's Creed III RemasteredStoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft BarcelonaUbisoft29 March 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation RemasteredStoreUbisoft Sofia, Ubisoft Barcelona, VirtuosUbisoft29 March 2019
Assassin's Creed IV: Black FlagStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft19 November 2013
Assassin's Creed OdysseyStoreUbisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft ShanghaiUbisoft5 October 2018
Assassin's Creed OriginsStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft27 October 2017
Assassin's Creed RogueStoreUbisoft SofiaUbisoft10 March 2015
Assassin's Creed SyndicateStoreUbisoft QuebecUbisoft19 November 2015
Assassin's Creed UnityStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft11 November 2014
Assassin's Creed: BrotherhoodStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft16 November 2010
Assassin's Creed: Freedom CryStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft25 February 2014
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HDStoreUbisoft SofiaUbisoft15 January 2014
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft1 December 2011
AtomegaStoreUbisoft ReflectionsUbisoft19 September 2017
Beyond Good & EvilStoreUbisoft MontpellierUbisoft19 November 2003
Brothers in Arms: Earned in BloodStoreGearbox SoftwareUbisoft, Feral Interactive6 October 2005
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayStoreGearbox SoftwareUbisoft7 October 2008
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30StoreGearbox SoftwareUbisoft, Feral Interactive15 March 2005
Call of Juarez: Bound in BloodStoreTechlandUbisoft30 June 2009
Call of Juarez: The CartelStoreTechlandUbisoft8 September 2011
Champions of AnteriaStoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft30 August 2016
Child of LightStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft30 April 2014
Cold FearStoreDarkworksUbisoft30 March 2005
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient EgyptStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft20 February 2018
Driver: Parallel LinesStoreUbisoft ReflectionsUbisoft26 June 2007
Driver: San FranciscoStoreUbisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Montreal, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft VancouverUbisoft2 September 2011
Eagle FlightStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft18 October 2016
Far CryStoreCrytekUbisoft23 March 2004
Far Cry 2StoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft21 October 2008
Far Cry 3StoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Massive, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft ReflectionsUbisoft29 November 2012
Far Cry 3 - Blood DragonStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft1 May 2013
Far Cry 4StoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft ShanghaiUbisoft18 November 2014
Far Cry 5StoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft ReflectionsUbisoft27 March 2018
Far Cry New DawnStoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft ShanghaiUbisoft15 February 2019
Far Cry PrimalStoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft UkraineUbisoft1 March 2016
Flashback (2013)StoreVectorCellUbisoft1 October 2013
For HonorStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft14 February 2017
Fossil HuntersStoreReptoid Games13 February 2018
From DustStoreUbisoft MontpellierUbisoft17 August 2011
Grow HomeStoreUbisoft ReflectionsUbisoft4 February 2015
Heroes of Might and Magic VStoreNivalUbisoft16 May 2006
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the EastStoreNivalUbisoft16 October 2007
I Am AliveStoreUbisoft Shanghai, DarkworksUbisoft6 September 2012
Just Dance 2017StoreUbisoft Paris, Ubisoft PuneUbisoft27 October 2016
Might & Magic Heroes VIStoreBlack Hole Entertainment, Limbic EntertainmentUbisoft13 October 2011
Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of DarknessStoreVirtuosUbisoft2 May 2013
Might & Magic Heroes VIIStoreLimbic EntertainmentUbisoft29 September 2015
Might & Magic Heroes VII: Trial by FireStoreLimbic EntertainmentUbisoft4 August 2016
Might & Magic X - LegacyStoreLimbic EntertainmentUbisoft23 January 2014
Monopoly PlusStoreUbisoft PuneUbisoft7 September 2017
Petz Horsez 2StorePhoenix InteractiveUbisoft13 November 2007
Prince of Persia (2008)StoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft9 December 2008
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsStoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft CasablancaUbisoft12 June 2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft30 November 2003
Prince of Persia: The Two ThronesStoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft CasablancaUbisoft1 December 2005
Prince of Persia: Warrior WithinStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft30 November 2004
R.U.S.E.StoreEugen SystemsUbisoft10 September 2010
Rayman 2: The Great EscapeStoreUbisoft MontpellierUbisoft29 October 1999
Rayman LegendsStoreUbisoft MontpellierUbisoft29 August 2013
Rayman OriginsStoreUbisoft MontpellierUbisoft, Feral Interactive29 March 2012
Rayman Raving RabbidsStoreUbisoft Sofia, Ubisoft MontpellierUbisoft8 December 2006
Rocksmith 2014StoreUbisoft San FranciscoUbisoft22 October 2013
Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the PacificStoreUbisoft BucharestUbisoft20 March 2007
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the AtlanticStoreUbisoft BucharestUbisoft2 March 2010
Silent Hunter IIIStoreUbisoft BucharestUbisoft15 March 2005
Skull & BonesStoreUbisoft Chengdu, Blue Byte Software, Ubisoft SingaporeUbisoft
South Park: The Fractured But WholeStoreUbisoft San Francisco, Ubisoft Osaka, Ubisoft MassiveUbisoft17 October 2017
South Park: The Stick of TruthStoreObsidian EntertainmentUbisoft4 March 2014
Space JunkiesStoreUbisoft MontpellierUbisoft26 March 2019
Star Trek: Bridge CrewStoreRed Storm EntertainmentUbisoft30 May 2017
Starlink: Battle for AtlasStoreUbisoft TorontoUbisoft30 April 2019
SteepStoreUbisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft UkraineUbisoft2 December 2016
SunderedStoreThunder Lotus Games28 July 2017
Tetris UltimateStoreUbisoft San Francisco, SoMa PlayUbisoft10 December 2015
The CrewStoreIvory Tower, Ubisoft ReflectionsUbisoft2 December 2014
The Crew 2StoreIvory Tower, Ubisoft ReflectionsUbisoft26 June 2018
The Settlers 7: History EditionStoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft15 November 2018
The Settlers 7: Paths to a KingdomStoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft24 March 2010
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History EditionStoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft15 November 2018
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire - History EditionStoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft15 November 2018
Tom Clancy's EndWarStoreUbisoft ShanghaiUbisoft24 February 2009
Tom Clancy's Ghost ReconStoreRed Storm EntertainmentUbisoft, Aspyr Media13 November 2001
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2StoreGRINUbisoft28 June 2007
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon WildlandsStoreUbisoft Paris, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft ReflectionsUbisoft7 March 2017
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future SoldierStoreUbisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Paris, Red Storm EntertainmentUbisoft28 June 2012
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2StoreUbisoft BucharestUbisoft12 November 2010
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven ShieldStoreRed Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft MontrealUbisoft, Aspyr Media18 March 2003
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft1 December 2015
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: LockdownStoreRed Storm EntertainmentUbisoft16 February 2006
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: VegasStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft28 November 2006

Other Account-based DRM[edit]

This list does not include Free to Play (F2P) games, which almost always require a separate account, and every one of them has in game store. F2P games are found here.
NameLinkNotes
Age of Wonders IIIStoreLAN and online modes require a Triumph Account.
AirBuccaneersStoreYou need AirBuccaneers account to play game. More info here.
Airline Tycoon 2StoreAccount and log-in required to play (single-player included).
AI War: Fleet CommandStoreBase game and DLC require entering the included CD keys to leave trial mode.[18]
APOXStoreProprietary server connection. There is no authentication, but a constant Internet connection is required for anything other than campaign, skirmish and tutorial.
AudiosurfStoreAccount required for leaderboard feature.
Battle Worlds: KronosStoreOnline play requires a King Art account.
Bloody TraplandStoreRequires an account to play (registered in-game with the CD key).[19][20]
BlurHubOnline features require registering an account in-game.[21]
Caladrius BlazeStoreMust be online via Steam when starting game. More here.
Cargo CommanderStoreMust be connected to Steam to generate new levels.
CreativerseStoreRequires a constant internet connection for all game modes.[22]
Crysis 2HubOnline play requires a MyCrysis account.
Crysis 2 - Maximum EditionStoreOnline play requires a MyCrysis account.
Darkfall Unholy WarsStoreThis game is MMO but AV account is optional and is for the support, official forums and for character deletion. If you do, then you should only register through the patcher which will link your Steam account with AV account.
DamnedStoreMust activate key with a 9heads Account and log in every time to play.[23][24]
Delta Force: Xtreme 2StoreMust create an account and 'activate'; through the game to play.
The Elder Scrolls OnlineStoreRequires an Elder Scrolls Online account.
Elite: DangerousStoreRequires an account[25] and server communication (cannot be played offline).[26][27][28]
Final Fantasy VIIStoreUses Square Enix online store for activation. You must create a Square Enix account and log in before you can play.
Final Fantasy VIIIStoreUses Square Enix online store for activation. You must create a Square Enix account and log in before you can play.
Frozen SynapseStoreMust create an account and 'activate' through the game for online features.
Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HDStoreMust be online via Steam when starting game. More here.
Galcon FusionStoreRequires a Galcom.com account; to register right-click on the game in the Steam client and choose Manage Game Account.[29]
Gemini WarsStoreRequires registering an account and logging in in order to play (all game modes).[30]
Groove CoasterStoreThe game must be started while Steam is in online mode at least once every 7 days. It cannot be played offline if the 7-day limit is expired.[31]
The Hunter: PrimalStoreRequires a constant internet connection for all game modes.[32]
I, GladiatorStoreMultiplayer requires an account.[33]
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of StalingradStoreRequires login and activation with an IL-2 Sturmovik account.[34]
Ironclad TacticsStoreTries to connect to a server even for single player; can be overridden by setting 'force offline mode' in options.[35]
Interstellar MarinesStoreYou can optionally open an account at interstellarmarines.com for connecting your Steam account and your Interstellar Marines website account.
Kingdom WarsStoreThis game is MMORTS so you need to open a separate account.
Leviathan: WarshipsStoreMultiplayer requires the creation of an account which is handled by Paradox servers.
Metal DriftStoreMust create an account to play. There is no offline mode; you must log in to your account every time you start the game.
Middle-earth: Shadow of MordorStorePrompts for WBPlay account to unlock bonus content.[36]
The Mighty Quest for Epic LootHubRequires a Uplay account but does not use the Uplay client.[37]
Plain SightStoreActivation through Beatnik servers, requires log-in to play.
Planet ExplorersStoreOnline play requires a Planet Explorers account (optional for single player).[38]
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013HubKONAMI ID is needed for online play. There are multiple reports like this one that you need to be online when starting game. It's not clear if you have to be online all the time.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014HubKONAMI ID is needed for online play.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015HubRequires an internet connection to launch (Steam offline mode does not work).[39][40]
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016HubRequires an internet connection to launch (Steam offline mode does not work).[41]
Raiden IV: OverKillStoreMust be online via Steam when starting game. More here.
Resident Evil 6StoreYou can optionally open an account at Resident Evil.net for additional features.
Resident Evil: RevelationsStoreYou can optionally open an account at Resident Evil.net for additional features.
Rise of Flight: The First Great Air WarStoreMust activate game by making a Rise of Flight account (internet connection required); see step-by-step instructions.[42]
Saints Row: The ThirdStoreTHQ account required for community features.
Sang-Froid - Tales of WerewolvesStoreMust be online via Steam when starting game. Developers claim it's bug, but it's not fixed. Discussion here.
Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston LockdownStoreRequires a constant internet connection for all game modes.[43]
Shattered SkiesStoreRequires a Free Reign Entertainment account.
Sky NationsStoreRequires a Sky Nations Account.
Starlight InceptionStoreMust be online via Steam when starting the game. Developers say this will be removed in a future update.[44]
Space Invaders ExtremeStoreAlways-online DRM. The game cannot be played if Steam is in offline mode.[45]
Stellar ImpactStoreYou need an account to play game.
Sword Coast LegendsStoreRequires a Sword Coast Legends Account.
Torchlight IIStoreRunic account is needed for online play. More info here.
TrackMania Nations ForeverStoreTrackmania account required for online features.
TrackMania United ForeverStoreTrackmania account required for online features.
TurbaStoreAccount required for leaderboards.
Two Worlds Epic EditionStoreRequires an account for online multiplayer. Single player no longer requires Reality Pump activation.[46]
Victory: The Age of RacingStoreRequires an account on the developer's site. Requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.[47]
Wargame: European EscalationStoreWhen you start the game, you are asked to connect to Eugen.net game server. Eugen.net handles multiplayer system, as well as friend list.
Wargame: Airland BattleStoreWhen you start the game, you are asked to connect to Eugen.net game server. Eugen.net handles multiplayer system, as well as friend list.
Wings of PreyStoreRequires a YuPlay account for multiplayer.
World of DivingStoreRequires a World of Diving account.[48]

Hardware-based DRM[edit]

Hardware-based DRM uses components of the PC such as the MAC address of network adapter(s) and serial number(s) of hard drive(s) to create a hash or signature which is used for identification of the PC in the DRM activation process. When a game which incorporates this type of DRM is run, it checks that the current components of the PC match the hash/signature which was created and stored during the previously completed activation. The tolerance for matching this hash varies by game, but in general if a significant component or components of the PC which comprise the hash have changed, the DRM will require a new activation to play the game. If an activation limit exists and is reached, the game will refuse to play. In most cases where this type of DRM is used, there will be methods to either revoke activations or reset the limit so a new activation is performed. These will be noted at the bottom of their respective sections below.

Denuvo Anti-Tamper[edit]

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Windows-only executable obfuscation DRM made by some previous employees of Sony DADC DigitalWorks.[49] OS X and Linux versions of these games do not use this DRM.
Uses online activation;[50] the game's support page can be used for manual authentication on systems without internet access.[51]
This section is automated; refer to the individual game pages to add or update entries.
GameLinkDeveloperPublisherFirst releaseSystems
AbzûStoreGiant Squid Studios505 Games2 August 2016
Ace Combat 7: Skies UnknownStoreProject AcesBandai Namco Entertainment31 January 2019
Anno 1800StoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft16 April 2019
Anno 2205StoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft3 November 2015
Assassin's Creed OdysseyStoreUbisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft ShanghaiUbisoft5 October 2018
Assassin's Creed OriginsStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft27 October 2017
Batman: Arkham KnightStoreRocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Games MontrealWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment23 June 2015
Battlezone (2017)StoreRebellion Developments11 May 2017
Bus Simulator 18StoreStillalive studiosAstragon Entertainment13 June 2018
Champions of AnteriaStoreBlue Byte SoftwareUbisoft30 August 2016
Code VeinStoreBandai Namco Entertainment, ShiftBandai Namco Entertainment27 September 2019
Conan ExilesStoreFuncom8 May 2018
Conan UnconqueredStorePetroglyph GamesFuncom29 May 2019
Dead Rising 4StoreCapcom VancouverXbox Game Studios, Capcom6 December 2016
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedStoreEidos MontrealSquare Enix, Feral Interactive23 August 2016
Devil May Cry 5StoreCapcom8 March 2019
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient EgyptStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft20 February 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZStoreArc System WorksBandai Namco Entertainment26 January 2018
Dragon Quest Heroes IIStoreKoei Tecmo, Omega ForceSquare Enix25 April 2017
Dragon Quest XIStoreSquare Enix4 September 2018
EVE: GunjackStoreCCP Games28 March 2016
Eagle FlightStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft18 October 2016
F1 2016StoreCodemasters BirminghamCodemasters, Feral Interactive19 August 2016
F1 2017StoreCodemasters BirminghamCodemasters, Feral Interactive25 August 2017
F1 2018StoreCodemasters BirminghamCodemasters24 August 2018
F1 2019StoreCodemasters BirminghamCodemasters28 June 2019
Far Cry 5StoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft ReflectionsUbisoft27 March 2018
Far Cry New DawnStoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft ShanghaiUbisoft15 February 2019
Far Cry PrimalStoreUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft UkraineUbisoft1 March 2016
Fernbus SimulatorStoreTML-StudiosAerosoft25 August 2016
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeStoreSquare Enix, VirtuosSquare Enix1 February 2018
Final Fantasy XVStoreSquare Enix, HexaDrive, XPEC EntertainmentSquare Enix6 March 2018
Football Manager 2017StoreSports InteractiveSega4 November 2016
Football Manager 2018StoreSports InteractiveSega10 November 2017
Football Manager 2019StoreSports InteractiveSega2 November 2018
Football Manager 2020StoreSports InteractiveSegaNovember 2019
Football Manager 2020 TouchStoreSports InteractiveSegaNovember 2019
Football Manager Touch 2017StoreSports InteractiveSega4 November 2016
Football Manager Touch 2018StoreSports InteractiveSega10 November 2017
Football Manager Touch 2019StoreSports InteractiveSega2 November 2018
For HonorStoreUbisoft MontrealUbisoft14 February 2017
God Eater 2: Rage BurstStoreShiftBandai Namco Entertainment30 August 2016
God Eater: ResurrectionStoreShiftBandai Namco Entertainment30 August 2016
Handball 17StoreEko SoftwareBigben Interactive4 November 2016
Hunting SimulatorStoreNeopicaBigben Interactive9 June 2017
Injustice 2StoreNetherRealm StudiosWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment14 November 2017
Jurassic World EvolutionStoreFrontier Developments12 June 2018
Just Cause 3StoreAvalanche StudiosSquare Enix1 December 2015
Just Cause 4StoreAvalanche StudiosSquare Enix4 December 2018
Just Dance 2017StoreUbisoft Paris, Ubisoft PuneUbisoft27 October 2016
Left AliveStoreILINXSquare Enix5 March 2019
Life Is Strange 2StoreDontnod EntertainmentSquare Enix26 September 2018
Lords of the FallenStoreCI Games, Deck13 InteractiveCI Games, Square Enix28 October 2014
Mad MaxStoreAvalanche StudiosWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive1 September 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainStoreKojima ProductionsKonami1 September 2015
Metro ExodusStore4A GamesDeep Silver15 February 2019
Middle-earth: Shadow of WarStoreMonolith ProductionsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment10 October 2017
Might & Magic Heroes VIIStoreLimbic EntertainmentUbisoft29 September 2015
Monopoly PlusStoreUbisoft PuneUbisoft7 September 2017
Monster Hunter: WorldStoreCapcom9 August 2018
Mortal Kombat 11StoreNetherRealm Studios, Shiver EntertainmentWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment23 April 2019
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi StrikerStoreSoleil Ltd.Bandai Namco Entertainment31 August 2018
New Gundam BreakerStoreCrafts & MeisterBandai Namco Entertainment24 September 2018
Nier: AutomataStorePlatinum GamesSquare Enix17 March 2017
Octopath TravelerStoreSquare Enix, AcquireSquare Enix7 June 2019
OverturnStoreSTUDIO HGYJM GAMES17 October 2017
Planet CoasterStoreFrontier Developments17 November 2016
Planet ZooStoreFrontier Developments5 November 2019
Police Simulator: Patrol DutyStoreBigmoon EntertainmentAstragon Entertainment18 June 2019
Prey (2017)StoreArkane StudiosBethesda Softworks5 May 2017
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017StorePES ProductionsKonami15 September 2016
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018StorePES ProductionsKonami13 September 2017
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019StorePES ProductionsKonami30 August 2018
Puyo Puyo TetrisStoreSonic Team, O-TWOSega27 February 2018
Resident Evil 2 (2019)StoreCapcom25 January 2019
Rise of the Tomb RaiderStoreCrystal DynamicsSquare Enix, Feral Interactive28 January 2016
Robinson: The JourneyStoreCrytek7 February 2017
Rocksmith 2014StoreUbisoft San FranciscoUbisoft22 October 2013
Shadow of the Tomb RaiderStoreEidos Montreal, Crystal DynamicsSquare Enix14 September 2018
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's DaughterStoreFrogwaresBigben Interactive10 June 2016
Shining Resonance RefrainStoreMedia.Vision, O-TWOSega10 July 2018
Sniper Elite 4StoreRebellion Developments14 February 2017
Sonic ForcesStoreSonic TeamSega7 November 2017
Soulcalibur VIStoreProject SoulBandai Namco Entertainment19 October 2018
South Park: The Fractured But WholeStoreUbisoft San Francisco, Ubisoft Osaka, Ubisoft MassiveUbisoft17 October 2017
Star Ocean: The Last HopeStoreTri-AceSquare Enix28 November 2017
Starlink: Battle for AtlasStoreUbisoft TorontoUbisoft30 April 2019
Strange BrigadeStoreRebellion Developments28 August 2018
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletStoreDimpsBandai Namco Entertainment23 February 2018
Tales of BerseriaStoreBandai Namco Entertainment26 January 2017
Team Sonic RacingStoreSumo DigitalSega21 May 2019
Tekken 7StoreBandai Namco Entertainment2 June 2017
The Awesome Adventures of Captain SpiritStoreDontnod EntertainmentSquare Enix25 June 2018
The Quiet ManStoreSquare Enix, Human Head StudiosSquare Enix1 November 2018
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon WildlandsStoreUbisoft Paris, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft ReflectionsUbisoft7 March 2017
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaStoreCreative AssemblySega, Feral Interactive3 May 2018
Total War: Three KingdomsStoreCreative AssemblySega23 May 2019
Total War: WarhammerStoreCreative AssemblySega, Feral Interactive24 May 2016
Total War: Warhammer IIStoreCreative AssemblySega28 September 2017
Tourist Bus SimulatorStoreTML-Studios, PEDEPEAerosoft6 December 2018

Reality Pump[edit]

DRM specific to Reality Pump titles.
Previously listed as 'Aktivierung' for some games.[52]
This section is automated; refer to the individual game pages to add or update entries.
GameLinkDeveloperPublisherFirst releaseSystems
3SwitcheDStoreReality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive29 March 2012
Chicken Shoot GoldStoreToonTRAXX StudiosTopWare Interactive1 November 2003
Dream Pinball 3DStoreTopWare InteractiveSouthPeak Games22 April 2008
Earth 2160StoreReality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive, Deep Silver, Midway Games3 June 2005
Heli HeroesStoreReality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive30 January 2002
Iron Sky: InvasionStoreReality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive13 December 2012
Two Worlds IIStoreReality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive9 November 2010
Two Worlds II Castle DefenseStoreReality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive17 May 2011
Vendetta: Curse of Raven's CryStoreOctane Games, Reality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive30 January 2015
World War II: Panzer ClawsStoreReality Pump Studios, In ImagesEidos Interactive15 November 2002
World War III: Black GoldStoreReality Pump StudiosTopWare Interactive16 October 2001

SecuROM[edit]

To revoke SecuROM activations, see popular titles; for EA games with SecuROM 'released after May 2008' use the EA Game Authorization Management Tool.
Activations can usually be revoked by using the /revoke command-line switch when running the game's main executable or launcher. If that does not work, contact support.
Use the Removal Tool to remove SecuROM activation information (after revoking the activations, if applicable).
NameLinkNotes
Age of BootyStoreMachine limit is raised from 5 to 20 according to the developer.[53]
Alone in the DarkStoreActivation limit is not known.[54]
Batman: Arkham Asylum (non-GOTY)Hub4 activations per month. A revoke tool is available in your Steam Tools section. Non-GOTY owners get GOTY version for free[9] which has Steamworks DRM instead of SecuROM and GFWL.[10]
Batman: Arkham City (non-GOTY)Hub5 machine limit, 10 activations per machine. Non-GOTY owners get GOTY version for free[9] which has Steamworks DRM instead of SecuROM and GFWL.[10]
Blood BowlStoreLocal key check only. No activation or Internet connection required.[55]
Blood Bowl: Dark Elves EditionHub5 machine limit.
Cities XL 2011Hub5 machine limit.
Colin McRae: DiRT 2HubUsed for CD check only.
CrysisStore50 machine limit.
Crysis: WarheadStore50 machine limit.
Dark VoidStoreMachine limit is raised from 5 to 20 according to the developer.[53]
Dark Void ZeroStoreMachine limit is raised from 5 to 20 according to the developer.[53] Store page has not been updated.
DiRT 3HubActivation limit unknown. Owners have received DiRT 3 Complete Edition which does not use SecuROM.
Fable IIIHub5 activations per month.
Flock!StoreMachine limit is raised from 5 to 20 according to the developer.[53]
FUELHubUnlimited activations.
Grand Theft Auto IVStoreUnlimited activations.
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete EditionStoreUsed in GTA IV and its expansions.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty CityStoreThe previous wording of '15 machine limit' is no longer on the store page, presumably because now it's unlimited.
Major League Baseball 2K9HubUsed for CD check only.
Medal of HonorStoreSingle-player portion only, 5 machine limit, 1 activation added every 60 days.
Neopets: Puzzle AdventureHub5 machine limit.
The Sims MedievalHub5 machine limit using new 'Content Protection' by 'Sony DADC Austria AG'.[56]
Test Drive Unlimited 2Store4 machine limit.
Tron: EvolutionStoreActivation limit unknown.

StarForce/ACTControl[edit]

StarForce ProActive[edit]

StarForce ProActive is contained to the folder of the game using it. It does not make registry entries or install drivers. Activation/deactivation instructions
NameLinkNotes
DCS: A-10C WarthogHub10 machine limit. After 10 activations, 1 more is generated in a month.[57]
DCS: Black SharkHub8 activations and 10 deactivations.[58] FAQ does not mention whether activations regenerate.
DCS World (all DLC)StoreDRM on each individual DLC instead of base game.[59] Each DLC has a 10 machine activation limit and 10 deactivations. After no activations remain, 1 more is generated in a month.

ACTControl[edit]

ACTControl is a fork of StarForce AAA Protection. It is unknown if this is either a genuine fork or a replacement of StarForce.
Games can be activated/deactivated with ACPC.EXE in the installation folder or with the online activation page.
NameLinkNotes
Disciples III: ReincarnationStore5 machine limit for Toolkit editor only. The main game does not require activation or an Internet connection.
Postal 3Store2 machine limit. Use POSTAL III NODRM to remove.[60]
Pro Cycling Manager 2012Hub5 machine limit
Pro Cycling Manager 2013Hub5 machine limit

TAGES/SolidShield[edit]

TAGES[edit]

TAGES does not support revoking activations;[61] activations automatically regenerate on a timer, usually one every 30 days.
Use TagesSetup to remove the TAGES drivers from your computer.
NameLinkNotes
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark AthenaHub3 machine limit, 1 activation added back every 30 days.[62]
nail'dStore3 machine limit, 1 activation added back every 30 days. 5 revocations allowed per month.
James Cameron's Avatar: The GameHub3 machine limit, 1 activation added back every 30 days.

SolidShield[edit]

SolidShield is TAGES' new DRM technology. It is presumed that this is their replacement for TAGES.
To revoke activations for EA games with SolidShield 'released after May 2008' use the EA Game Authorization Management Tool.
To revoke activations for other games use the executable in the installation folder (usually called activation.exe); see Activation and revocation client for further details.
NameLinkNotes
A Game of Thrones - GenesisStore5 machine limit.
Anno 2070Store3 machine limit.[63][64]
Crysis 2Hub5 machine limit. Maximum Edition has SolidShield, but it does not appear to impose restrictions.
Dead Space 2Store5 machine limit.
Need for Speed: Shift 2 UnleashedStore5 machine limit.

Other Hardware-based DRM[edit]

NameLinkNotes
Arma 3StoreDEGRADE (ex-FADE) is an invisible, ingame, check of CD key. No activation limit.
Doom RailsStoreThemida. 5 machine limit.
Football Manager 2009HubUniloc, 5 machine limit.
Fritz Chess 14StoreOnline activation with serial key, 3 machine limit.[65][66]
L.A. Noire: The Complete EditionStoreGameShield IronWrap & Patcher. Machine limit explicitly not available per Rockstar policy, but is likely unlimited on Steam.[67]
Max Payne 3StoreGameShield IronWrap & Patcher. Machine limit explicitly not available per Rockstar policy. Likely 15 activation limit and verifying install via Steam counts toward activation limit.
Monster Trucks NitroStoreActivated through RedLynx servers. Activation limit exists, but is unknown and can be reset.[68]
SpectromancerStoreProprietary activation method though CD key. 5 machine limit. To reset your activation limit, contact support.

Inert DRM[edit]

Some games on Steam contain remnants of DRM that has been removed (e.g. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky or Dead Space) or DRM files which are not used unless you attach a DRM expansion pack or DLC to the game. The DRM files do nothing, install nothing and are completely inert unless otherwise noted.

SecuROM[edit]

NameLinkNotes
Arcania: Gothic 4StoreSecuROM. Installs files that can be safely removed without the Removal Tool.[69]
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year EditionStoreSecuROM patched out of main executable; SecuROM paul.dll remains but does nothing and the game still works if it is deleted.[70]
Cities XL 2012Hub
Crysis: WarheadStoreCrysis Wars is inert. Crysis: Warhead itself is still active.
Dead SpaceStore
Dark Messiah of Might & MagicStoreSecuROM 7 on single player executable.[71] Appears to be inactive.[72]
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight SagaHubSecuROM removed for 1.4.9.70 patch; owners got a free copy of Developer's Cut on October 29, 2012 which is DRM free.[73]
Dungeons & Dragons: DaggerdaleStore
Far Cry 2: Fortune's EditionStoreSecuROM removed in 1.03 update despite store page's notes, but some files still remain.
F.E.A.R.StoreSecuROM is activated on launching (the now defunct) multiplayer. The singleplayer parts of the game contain no third party DRM.
Gothic II: Gold EditionStore
Hospital TycoonStore
Kohan: Ahriman's GiftStore
LegendaryStoreSecuROM patched out of main executable; SecuROM paul.dll remains but does nothing and the game still works if it is deleted.
Men of WarStore
The Misadventures of P.B. WinterbottomStore
OverlordStore
SpellForce – Platinum EditionStore
Split SecondStoreSecuROM paul.dll is included but appears to be unused (game still works if it is deleted).[74]
Star Wars: Republic CommandoStore
The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsStoreSecuROM was removed via 1.1 patch for retail. Steam version has inert files. Game is DRM free and you can use CD key for the free DRM free backup on GOG.com and for the bonus content.

StarForce/ACTControl[edit]

NameLinkNotes
Still LifeStoreStarForce
SyberiaStoreStarForce
Syberia IIStoreStarForce

TAGES/SolidShield[edit]

NameLinkNotes
Gothic 3StoreSolidShield
Jack KeaneStoreSolidShield
RisenStoreTAGES. Delete TAGES files in Redist and bin subfolders to prevent installation.[75] Use TagesSetup to remove if already installed.
SilverfallStoreTAGES
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear SkyStoreTAGES

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Other Inert DRM[edit]

NameLinkNotes
Alpha ProtocolStoreUniloc removed in patch 1.1.[76] Some unused files remain.
Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and NastyaStoreRussian Steam version has inactive remnants of some sort of DRM in files mrazik_dir.res, mrazik_vdir.res, and mrazik_cd1_an.res.
Toy SoldiersStoreGames for Windows Live was removed from launching menu, although the files and dependencies are still downloaded and installed. CD keys no longer generate and the game can be now shared via family sharing. The GFWL version can be launched by running Game.exe in the installation folder.[77][78]

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Removed DRM[edit]

These games had DRM in retail form, or had it on digital storefronts in the past, but it has been entirely removed; these are listed below to help cautious shoppers.
NameLinkNotes
All games from Telltale GamesStoreSecuROM on retail and some other digital distributors. Exceptions are The Walking Dead and Poker Night series (Steamworks).
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced EditionStoreGames for Windows - LIVE removed in April 1, 2014 update.[79]
Angry Birds SpaceStoreProprietary activation system on the Angry Birds shop and retail.
Anno 1404/Dawn of DiscoveryStoreTAGES removed by applying latest retail patch. Steam version without TAGES as of April 24, 2014.[80]
Anno 1404/Dawn of Discovery: Venice ExpansionStoreTAGES removed by applying latest retail patch. Steam version without TAGES as of April 24, 2014.[80]
Anomaly Warzone EarthStoreSecuROM removed via patch.
Arma: Armed AssaultStoreSecuROM removed via patch. Game is DRM free.
Arma 2StoreSecuROM and FADE removed via patch. Game is DRM free.
Arma 2: Operation ArrowheadStoreSecuROM removed via patch. Game is DRM free.
Assassin's Creed BrotherhoodStoreSolidShield on other digital distributors.
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTYStoreGames for Windows - LIVE and SecuROM removed.[10] Non-GOTY owners get GOTY upgrade for free.[9] Retail/GFWL keys added to Steam DB for activation.
Batman: Arkham City GOTYStoreGames for Windows - LIVE and SecuROM removed.[10] Non-GOTY owners get GOTY upgrade for free.[9] Retail/GFWL keys added to Steam DB for activation.
Battle vs. ChessStoreGames for Windows - LIVE on retail (EU only). US edition of the game – Check vs Mate – does not have Games for Windows - LIVE.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2StoreSecuROM on launch (also disc check for retail). SecuROM later removed with patches (522175 for Steam version and 795745 for retail)[81][82]
Bionic CommandoStoreSecuROM on retail.
Bionic Commando RearmedStoreSecuROM on retail.
BioShockStoreSecuROM on retail and from other digital distributors. SecuROM removed from the Steam version of the game in an update after its initial release due to outcry from customers. It was replaced with Steam's 'stub' form of DRM.
BioShock 2StoreSecuROM and GFWL removed on October 3, 2013.[83]
Blade KittenStoreSecuROM on retail.
BlazBlue: Calamity TriggerStoreGames for Windows - LIVE on retail.
BorderlandsStoreSecuROM on other versions. Removed from base game and all DLC.[84]
Brothers in Arms: Earned in BloodStoreStarForce on retail.
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayStoreSecuROM on retail.
Civilization IVStoreIncludes Warlords and Beyond the Sword expansions. SecuROM removed via patch. Retail version is DRM free.
Codename: Panzers - Cold WarStoreTages on other versions. Tages removed from Steam version in latest patch.[85]
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3StoreSecuROM on retail, removed from the Steam version via patch.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - UprisingStoreSecuROM on retail.
Company of HeroesStoreThere is no more Relic account from 7 May as CoH series completely moved to Steamworks because of SEGA's purchase of Relic.
Company of Heroes: Opposing FrontsStoreThere is no more Relic account from 7 May as CoH series completely moved to Steamworks because of SEGA's purchase of Relic.
Company of Heroes: Tales of ValorStoreThere is no more Relic account from 7 May as CoH series completely moved to Steamworks because of SEGA's purchase of Relic.
ConfrontationStoreACTControl is removed. There is still key for online play.[86]
Crazy TaxiStoreStarForce on retail Dreamcast Collection.[87]
Crysis 2 - Maximum EditionStoreSolidShield on original Crysis 2 release and on Origin.[88] The Steam version of the game contains Steam's 'stub' form of DRM in addition to SolidShield, although the SolidShield wrapping seems inert.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die EditionStoreGames for Windows - LIVE replaced with Steamworks for the Steam version.[89]
Dark VoidStoreGames for Windows - LIVE on Games on Demand (Games for Windows marketplace) version only (no longer available to purchase).
Dead Rising 2StoreGames for Windows - LIVE replaced with Steamworks for the Steam version on March 17, 2015.[90]
Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordStoreGames for Windows - LIVE replaced with Steamworks for the Steam version on March 17, 2015.[90]
Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutStoreSecuROM on GamersGate version; Steam version has only Steam DRM.[91]
Deus Ex: Invisible WarStoreSecuROM disc check on retail. SecuROMLocale registry subfolder is a harmless error remnant; no SecuROM data is written.[92]
DiRT 3 Complete EditionStoreGames for Windows - LIVE and SecuROM on original version.
Dragon Age IIHubSecuROM on retail.
Divinity II: Developer's CutStoreGame is DRM free. Free upgrade for owners of Divinity II: Ego Draconis or Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga.[73]
Dreamfall: The Longest JourneyStoreStarForce removed via patch.
Game of ThronesStoreACTControl on other digital versions.[93][94]
Gatling GearsStoreEA DRM Removed.[95]
Gotham City Impostors Free to PlayStoreGames for Windows - LIVE removed on Free to Play version. Owners of DLC from the paid version got free DLC for the Free To Play version (see Migration to Steam).
Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasStoreSecuROM listed in Steam system requirements but not present in game files.[96] Steam DRM removed with September 7 patch[97]
Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityStoreSecuROM on retail version.[98]
Grotesque Tactics: Evil HeroesStoreSecuROM on retail.
GT LegendsStoreStarForce on retail. Relaunched SimBin digital version (Steam exclusive) is DRM free.
GTR - FIA GT Racing GameStoreStarForce on retail. Relaunched SimBin digital version (Steam exclusive) is DRM free.
GTR 2 - FIA GT Racing GameStoreSecuROM on retail. Relaunched SimBin digital version (Steam exclusive) is DRM free.
Hamilton's Great AdventureStoreSecuROM on GamersGate.
Heroes of Might & Magic VStoreSecuROM on retail, but was removed with the last patch. TAGES on GamersGate.
Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of FateStoreSecuROM on retail. TAGES on GamersGate.
Hitman: Blood MoneyStoreSecuROM on retail and GamersGate.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of DoverStoreSolidShield removed via patch.
Insanely Twisted Shadow PlanetStoreGames for Windows - LIVE replaced by Steamworks in an update.[99]
InsideStoreDenuvo removed in an update.[100]
Iron BrigadeStoreGames for Windows - LIVE was removed in the Steam Matchmaking update.[101]
Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningStoreAll non-Steam versions require Origin; Steam version uses Steamworks instead. Prompts for EA Account; close prompt(s) to skip.[4]
King's Bounty: Armored PrincessStoreSecuROM on retail and some other digital distributors.
King's Bounty: CrossworldsStoreStarForce on retail and some other digital distributors.
King's Bounty: The LegendStoreStarForce or SecuROM on retail (depends on market).
Medieval II: Total WarStoreIncludes Kingdoms expansion. SecuROM on retail and some other digital distributors.
Men of War: Assault SquadStoreSecuROM on retail and some other digital distributors.
Men of War: Condemned HeroesStoreSecuROM on retail and some other digital distributors.
Men of War: VietnamStoreSecuROM on retail and some other digital distributors.
ManhuntStoreSecuROM on retail and other digital distributors.
Mass EffectStoreSecuROM on retail.
Miner Wars 2081StoreAlways online requirement removed from single-player campaign.[102]
Ms. Splosion ManStoreGames for Windows - LIVE replaced with Steamworks in an update.[103] LIVE version is still available through the Betas tab.[104]
Need for Speed: Hot PursuitStoreSolidShield on retail and Origin.
Neverwinter Nights 2 PlatinumHubSecuROM removed in patch/hotfix 1.23.1765.
Of Orcs and MenStoreACTControl removed via patch.[105]
OsmosStoreGames for Windows - LIVE on Games on Demand (Games for Windows marketplace) version only (no longer available to purchase).
Prince of Persia: The Two ThronesStoreStarForce on retail. TAGES on GamersGate.
Rise of the TriadStoreMultiplayer requirement of creation of an account on the ROTT Multiplayer network was removed in the 1.2 patch.
Rayman OriginsStoreTAGES on other digital distributors. Steam and retail versions are DRM free.
Red Faction: GuerrillaStoreGames for Windows - LIVE removed in Steamworks update on December 3, 2014.[106] Legacy LIVE version is still available through the Betas tab.
Resident Evil 5StoreGames for Windows - LIVE removed in Steamworks update on March 26, 2015.[107]
Rig 'n' RollStoreStarForce on retail.
Rome: Total War: GoldStoreIncludes Alexander expansion. SecuROM on retail and some other digital distributors.
Sacred 2 GoldStoreSecuROM on original Sacred 2. Gold version is DRM-free except on Steam where it contains Steam's 'Stub' form of DRM.
Secret Files TunguskaStoreTAGES on retail.
Secret Files 2: Puritas CordisStoreTAGES removed via patch.
Sega Bass FishingStoreStarForce on retail Dreamcast Collection.[87]
ShankStoreSolidShield removed via patch.
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - RemasteredStoreSolidShield removed via patch.
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the RipperStoreTAGES removed via patch.
Silent Hunter IIIStoreStarForce on retail. TAGES on GamersGate.
The Sims 3StoreIncludes all expansions (most recent: Showtime). SecuROM, disc check only on retail, 5 machine limit on other digital distributions.
Sonic Adventure DXStoreStarForce on retail Dreamcast Collection.[87]
Space Channel 5: Part 2StoreStarForce on retail Dreamcast Collection.[87]
SporeStoreSecuROM on retail.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicStoreSecuROM on retail.
Tales of SymphoniaStoreUsed to use VMProtect DRM,[108] which was removed via patch on February 29, 2016.[109]
The Testament of Sherlock HolmesStoreACTControl removed via patch.
Thief: Deadly ShadowsStoreSecuROM disc check on retail. SecuROMLocale registry subfolder is a harmless error remnant; no SecuROM data is written.[92]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryStoreStarForce on retail release, removed from the Steam version via patch. The Steam version of the game now uses Steam's 'stub' form of DRM. It is not DRM-free.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double AgentStoreSecuROM removed in patch 1.02a.
TrackMania Nations ForeverStoreStarForce removed in the 'Forever' update.[110]
TrackMania United ForeverStoreStarForce removed in the 'Forever' update.[110]
Ultra Street Fighter IVStoreGames for Windows - LIVE removed from Steam version on May 30, 2014.[111] Originally titled Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.
Wargame: European EscalationStoreACTControl removed via patch.[112]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War IIStoreGames for Windows - LIVE removed in Steamworks update.[113]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos RisingStoreGames for Windows - LIVE removed in Steamworks update.[114]
Wings of PreyStoreStarForce on retail, removed from Steam version via patch.
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's CutStoreTAGES removed in patch 1.5. Game is DRM free but you can use CD key for free DRM backup on GOG.com and for the bonus content.
World of GooStoreGames for Windows - LIVE on Games on Demand (Games for Windows marketplace) version only (no longer available to purchase).
X3: Terran ConflictStoreTAGES removed from all versions in patch 2.5.[115][116]
X-BladesStoreReality Pump DRM was removed in an update.[117]
Zeit²StoreSolidShield removed via patch.

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