[$200 Giveaway] You Can buy Games on Steam Using Amazon Gift Card

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We’re both fans and users of Steam and Amazon and, at times, we receive an Amazon Gift Card for our birthday or some other reason. Several times we wanted to use our Amazon Gift Card to buy our favorite games on Steam. How do you do that? Luckily, two methods work very well, and we would like to share them with you, in this tutorial:

NOTE: This guide offers guidance for users of Steam, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk. Things should be similar to other Amazon websites, from countries other than the US and the UK.

[$200 Giveaway] You Can buy Games on Steam Using Amazon Gift Card

Purchase games on Amazon that use Steam for DRM (Digital Rights Management)

The fastest way to buy Steam games using your Amazon Gift Card balance is to look for games that use Steam for DRM, on Amazon, because you get to purchase and download games instantly. Usually, Steam games have the text “Download Code” or “Online Game Code” in their name. When you find your favorite game on Amazon, before buying it, make sure that you look for the DRM that it is used. These games are sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC, and they can also use DRM systems other than Steam, like Origin, GoG or Uplay.

For example, here’s a screenshot of Fallout 4 - PC [Download Code] on Amazon, which you can immediately purchase on Amazon and then redeem on Steam for download and installation. We highlighted the DRM information so that you know where you find it. If it doesn’t say Steam, then you should look for other purchase options.


Another example of a popular game that you can buy on Amazon and redeem on Steam is Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, which is available in many options, including a PC Online Game Code which can be redeemed using Steam.

Other Amazon websites, like Amazon.co.uk, also add the text “PC Code- Steam” in the name of the games that they sell using Steam’s DRM. For example, on Amazon.co.uk, you have Fallout 4 [PC Code - Steam] or Sid Meier's Civilization VI [PC Code - Steam].

To make sure that you find only games which can be redeemed on Steam, go to the PC Games section on Amazon and check Steam as the DRM system that you want to use. Then, you can view only the Steam games that are available for purchase on Amazon.


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After you buy the game that you want, go to your Games and Software Library on Amazon and get the product code for your game. It can be accessed by accessing your Amazon account and going to “Digital Content -> Digital Management -> Games and software.” Below you can see a screenshot of a game we purchased using this method.

Copy the product code offered by Amazon and open Steam on your computer. Click Games followed by “Activate a Product on Steam.”

The Product Activation wizard opens on Steam. Read the information shown about this process and click or tap Next. Then, you are shown the Steam Subscriber Agreement. You must agree to it, to redeem your newly purchased game from Amazon.

Once you do that, you are asked to enter the product code, so that you can add the game to your Steam library. Paste the product code from Amazon’s Games and Software Library and click or tap Next. If everything went well, the game is added to your Steam library, where you can download it and install it when you wish.


PROS: This method is great because it is the fastest way to purchase Steam games using your Amazon Gift Card balance. You can buy and download a game in minutes, and your only limitation is the speed of your internet connection.

CONS: The biggest problem with this method is that you get access to a limited portfolio of Steam games. Usually, just major titles can be found on Amazon, sold with the Steam DRM. Many indie titles are sold only on Steam and cannot be bought on Amazon.

To make this holiday season, I'm giving away $100 Amazon gift card to two of my lucky readers. Are you the one? Take part in the competition and grab $100 for anything you want from Amazon store.


$100 Amazon Gift Card

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