Russian Steam Store

168 Comments - Created by IGnition7 10 months ago

Well, today, I was browsing Steam Russian Store and I was shocked to see the prices. They were like 50% to 70% of the normal Steam Store. Now, I wonder if one buys those games, will it be region restricted too?

Take a look yourself :- http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=ru

GomBas (10 months ago*)

Well everyone have a Russian friend...

I don't get you :/

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

Didnt have you Russian in house or near your house? ohhh... so sad :(

Avaray

(10 months ago*)

If it's region restricted it would say it is like this [Note; If this game is bought in russian it will be only played by the one who lives in the country] <-- that's not the exact words, but it would say, if it doesn't say it it's good as ROW

XtremeNugget

(10 months ago)

I don't :( Russians just want to do business and never want to be friends.

XenoLair

(10 months ago)

awww, looks like you're not friendly at all :<

MDuh

(10 months ago)

I guess not. :/

XenoLair

(10 months ago)

You're wrong.

Vagina

(10 months ago)

XenoLair wtf are you smoking ? As example i am Russian and i have around 20 good friends from different countries, so just be polite and friendly and nobody will say gtfo

L1gh7

(10 months ago)

Your right.

Vagina

(10 months ago)

I didn't have anyone say GTFO, they all just wanted to do business and be on their marry way. Tried sweet talking (lol) to a few and they got pissed and wanted the trade to be as fast as possible. Im not saying they were rude, I was just disappointed. Not saying that its a matter of nationality though so dont worry.

XenoLair

(10 months ago*)

You encountered some wrong russians :) Or maybe they didn't know english well, because in general we like talking.

GhostRaceR

(10 months ago)

Probably.

XenoLair

(10 months ago)

Seems more like russians are the assholes in this case.

Revert

(10 months ago)

I added u as friends.I want to buy some games cheap

Hamletmau5

(1 month ago)

TsundereKanojo (10 months ago)

Get with the times man.

As for your question, only a small selection of games have region locks, the rest will work anywhere.

Thanks for the answer!

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

This 'small selection' currently includes virtually all AAA pre-orders and recently released games, also a lot of AAAs from last year. Sadly developers went greedy, so no cheap expensive games anymore.

mm3n

(10 months ago)

Sophos7 (10 months ago)

Most of them will be. Better not try anything. Even though a game can be activated, you still might get a ban since it's basically a fraud.

Ah, Thanks for the answer!

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

Well, that's not entirely true. If you try to buy games in Russian Store using some proxy or VPN to bypass regional restrictions then yes, you will be punished. But if some real Russian guy buy a gift legal way and then send it to you, you have nothing to worry about.
Note that many honourable SG members are Russians. Do we have to be afraid of their games now?

Angrenbor

(10 months ago*)

Was about to say this... If a legit friend "gifts" me a game (for a PayPal transaction that no one on Steam can track), how is it rightful for them to take away my gifted game?

intoxeus

(10 months ago)

How would they know unless you tell them?

TsundereKanojo

(10 months ago)

Exactly, that was my point. If I confused you into thinking that it happened to me then, no, it didn't. I just made an example of how trading games from country to country can be done legitimately.

intoxeus

(10 months ago)

This is why you trade using TF2 KEYS.

Adrixn

(10 months ago)

shotakoe (10 months ago*)

well i'm russian, so if u need info or anything just write me

Roger that :)

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

cryonseris (10 months ago)

What the hell is py6?

Russian currency also known as Russian Ruble?

bull21

(10 months ago)

Rubles

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

feel like zelda

Royner

(10 months ago)

that's in India >.>

Suits

(10 months ago*)

Why aren't they shiny gems?!

fubarnocaps

(10 months ago)

their pots got too heavy to carry, i imagine

Suits

(10 months ago)

Its currency - Russian Ruble http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_ruble

Avaray

(10 months ago)

Fine, I already knew it was the currency, but I'm too lazy to find a currency converter.

cryonseris

(10 months ago)

Google is your friend:
? rubles in $

Darkkahn

(10 months ago)

~30 RUR=1 USD

ZPavelZ

(10 months ago)

32.24

ReDmit

(10 months ago)

Python version 6.

fadillzzz

(10 months ago)

lol'd

EsEnZeT

(10 months ago)

lol

racnarok

(10 months ago)

What?? Rubble??

Msntrph

(10 months ago)

Drumoff (10 months ago)

I can be your Russian friend ! :D

Is that an open invitation?

TsundereKanojo

(10 months ago)

:D Imma add you! :3

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

Can i share you with IGnition7?

Avaray

(10 months ago)

You all can try =D

Drumoff

(10 months ago)

you wanna be my russian friend? :D

asbjorn136

(10 months ago)

heheeh I has russian friend now!

TwisttedElement

(10 months ago)

MDuh (10 months ago*)

I haven't seen indies that is locked so yeah. Also having a russian connection is fun :D

Seems like Saints Row the Third isnt locked as well :D

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

NoOneKnows (10 months ago)

For mother Russia!

Some kind of games, that are selling @ /?cc=ru are not region restricted... You can check it here : http://steamdb.info/

(sorry, if links are forbidden > google steam db)

btw, I'm often buy games for friends :P

Where can we check that info about region-restriction on steamdb ? (On which page/tab of each page?) Thanks!

Taoito

(10 months ago)

  1. Search for your game.
  2. Look in packages for your RU version (RU/CIS)
  3. Go inside
  4. Look for something like that:
    PurchaseRestrictedCountries AM AZ BY GE KZ KG MD RU TJ TM UZ UA LV LT EE - This means that yo can activate only in this countries.
    onlyallowrunincountries AM AZ BY GE KZ KG MD RU TJ TM UZ UA LV LT EE - this means that you can play only in those countries.

Examples:
Activation locked and launch is locked aswell: http://steamdb.info/sub/16192/
Activation locked, can be played outside those countries: http://steamdb.info/sub/16143/
If there's no RU/CIS package, then game isn't locked. Or if there's RU/CIS package look if there is those restriction lines with countries. If no, then you're good to go.

If there's only Purchase Restriction, so you can activate with VPN and play without. But on you own risk.

ashkael

(10 months ago*)

Thanks for the detailed write-up! Yeah I won't use VPN, just a Russian friend if possible :P

Taoito

(10 months ago)

MisterRay97 (10 months ago)

Maybe you can't play them, I just opened a GRID 2 and I get this error: "Notice: Purchases made in Russia and CIS countries will only be playable in Russia and CIS countries."

Same with Saints Row IV.

Zrr00

(10 months ago)

Locked. http://steamdb.info/sub/28362/

It's so good to live in Lithuania ^^ you're not part of russia, you're not part of CIS countries, but some of devs add you to that list :)

ashkael

(10 months ago)

Isn't it nice that they still treat you like a part of Soviet Union?

One would think they received memo it went down 20 years ago...

PsyKo

(10 months ago)

http://steamdb.info/sub/27195/

Because it's locked.

ashkael

(10 months ago)

Only certain games can't be played outside of Russia. It should say on the Steam store page if it's the case.

cryonseris

(10 months ago)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/44350/?cc=ru
It will say so on that store page. Also, don't forget to add your own region after visiting that page again (http://store.steampowered.com/app/44350/?cc=us if you are from the states).

I use http://steamprices.com for that. Clicking on a foreign price gets you to that page, and it will say something about region restriction or not. Also, clicking on your own price again sets your region back to your own (so you don't see all those Russian prices when browsing the store).

crizyz

(10 months ago)

can some 1 please reply

this game http://store.steampowered.com/app/209160/?cc=ru it saying : This version does not contain Russian. This version only supports English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. can i buy it ? im not from russia, but how to buy it , it will be region locked or unlocked ? please some 1 reply thanks

Contra1234

(6 months ago)

MeMasumi (10 months ago)

Since I clicked the link in the OP in my steam store prices show up in rubles now. How can I get them back to euros? I live in the Netherlands.

http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=nl

dotter

(10 months ago)

Thanks a lot :)

MeMasumi

(10 months ago)

Rendolf (10 months ago)

Many ppl know that, OP

ZPavelZ (10 months ago*)

Most of the games aren't restricted. Some bigger and newer AAA's are, though. Normally a good way to find out about regional restrictions would be to visit http://cdr.thebronasium.com/ (currently down) and look at which sub-ids (regional versions) are available for this or that game.

NIKENIT (10 months ago)

Yet ANOTHER thread about it. Russian steam store opened 1.5 years ago. And NOW you found out that its cheaper. Epic.

Yep, I am like 'New' to steam. xD

IGnition7

(10 months ago)

shotakoe (10 months ago)

and fyi, yes pc games r cheap in russia, but so many other things r not

BrianFarnet (10 months ago)

I bought a few games from there but they smelled of pickles and vodka and they tried to start fights with my other games

That's perfectly normal. My whole Steam library is mentally unstable.

SleepyCat

(10 months ago)

Lol!

ChapaNDJ

(10 months ago)

Hahah. +1

Aneszej

(10 months ago)

Chiasm (10 months ago)

If you buy something in Russian store you will turn into Russian yourself. You will spend your days drinking vodka and playing balalayka ever since then.

With medveds and ushankas

Valko

(10 months ago)

Yup comrade!

afk, need to go for a walk with my bear :D

NoOneKnows

(10 months ago)

Stop by a salt mine and get me some table salt while you're out.

Docdra

(10 months ago)

You forgot babushkas

malcanteth

(10 months ago)

And you forgot aboy borstch

gleb1994

(10 months ago)

PE99 (10 months ago)

I just leave this here.

And maybe this one too.

with what progam you open the progam?

gijswitz

(10 months ago)

Greasemonkey
Tampermonkey
Scriptish

*Doesn't work with Microsoft ToiletExplorer

PE99

(10 months ago)

Thanks, useful.

pielord17

(10 months ago)

NoOneKnows (10 months ago)

Too bad for all, but I must say the true: some kind of russians are very bad... IMHO over ~60-70% of them are trying to scam you... >_< Or worth... They can buy you the gift, and then ask support to send it back, cause of mistaken gift (or something else, like buying items from stolen CC)

Not a long time ago someone tried to scam me for cheap Angry Birds key (costs around 1-2$)

So, be carefull. Dont accept friendship from anyone here.

/ Да ребят, кидать - не хорошо, так что лучше хоть кто-то предупредит первым, что у нас такие вот грустные дела...

(this msg ^ was for RU / CIS steam community I'm saying, that it's not so good, to be scammer and I'm trying to keep this community in attention)

Very kind of you!

bull21

(10 months ago)

He's lying

Vagina

(10 months ago)

Всмысле предупредит? насчет бургов?

Drumoff

(10 months ago)

Ну, в смысле предупреждаю их, что у нас кидал очень много, и есть шанс потерять свои деньги, отдав их кому-либо на ветер)

NoOneKnows

(10 months ago)

тире не ставится перед "не" ^^

а теперь подтверди цифры 60-70%, иначе твои слова просто пустой звук ^^ а то как будто в других странах не кидают и всё такое :D

frankyboy

(10 months ago*)

Он просто дурачок. Выставляет всех русских мудаками-кидалами. Среди малолетних дурачков это норма. Водятся среди таких же и рассказывают про 60-70% кидал "правду". Правдоруб, my ass.

Vagina

(10 months ago*)

мне неинтересен его уровень iq :D

интересует хватит ли у него смелости ответить за свои слова ^^

frankyboy

(10 months ago)

Предупреди лучше их орды кидал, будь добр. Говно про своих чужим может писать либо враг, либо дурак. Ты первый или второй?

Vagina

(10 months ago)

Типичные русские, обосрать, еще раз обосрать, докопаца до какой нить хрени...

Drumoff

(10 months ago)

Stop lying! Its not true. This schizophrenic delusions.

Vagina

(10 months ago*)

Just want to add, Be very careful with choosing your "russian friend".

Drumoff

(10 months ago)

Peroxide (10 months ago)

Holy crap!

How did no one discover this before?!

xD

cryonseris

(10 months ago)

ahahahah how to hell!!!

OsManiaC

(10 months ago)

Mew2 (10 months ago)

Civilization V is less than $2. ._.

dem russians

cryonseris

(10 months ago)

BettyShikle (10 months ago)

Wow,you just found out.Welcome to the present

LisandreL (10 months ago)

> I wonder if one buys those games, will it be region restricted too?
Some are, some not. Here is an instruction.
Also if you want to see all prices without switching between regions, then you need Chrome or Opera extention or Chrome/Opera/FireFox userscript.

I had a very nice extension for firefox which not only showed me the rates in other regions, it also converted that price into my own currency (using xe.com), and then showed a percentage of how much more/less I would be paying.
It's the addon I miss most after moving to Chrome :(

ArmadX

(10 months ago)

TheMiMicKitteH (10 months ago)

gawd.. now i can't change it back to euro Dx someone please help a lady in distress

http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=[your country code], i.e. http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=gb or http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=us

dmitriybismark

(10 months ago)

Thyshaw (10 months ago)

So, being quite new to Steam , is it possible to buy these games with that low of a cost being from elsewhere besides Russia ?

Don't stone me to death, I just dunno.

Nein.
Throws a stone
die infidel die!

bull21

(10 months ago)

Well, that sucks :(

I missed that old THQ Humble Bundle and I wanted to buy SR the 3rd for 6 bucks :(

Thyshaw

(10 months ago)

Buy 3 TF2 Keys for like $1.80 each and trade it for SR 3. You can find offers on SteamTrades

Delian

(10 months ago)

Actually, it is, if you're willing to risk getting bans from Steam and use some VPNs and some other stuff...

Unless you're a big buyer it would be cheaper to just check steamtrades to find some Russian traders.

PsyKo

(10 months ago)

Arthor (10 months ago*)

what the heck is 299 pуб[ is that equiv to $10?

Something like that.

Amateur7

(10 months ago)

Gamekiller48 (10 months ago)

Many games are region locked - check before you purchase. Other country that might be interesting: Brazil

lorek (10 months ago*)

nope eng/rus

Gazizazarunge

(10 months ago)

How do you check? Are you 100% on that this is valid for Steam? I'd really like to buy a game but I don't wanna end up buying it and not being able to play it.

bull21

(10 months ago)

it's region free and full english

Devil231

(10 months ago)

bought it from russian steam store. it's region free and it has english

Devil231

(10 months ago)

Can you buy it on this site and you get a steam key you can use if you don't life in Russia? It has the same price as the Russian steam store.

brady

(10 months ago)

you can only buy from steam russian store only if you are a russian resident. unless you want your account suspended as stated on Steam TOS: "You agree that you will not use IP proxying or other methods to disguise the place of your residence, whether to circumvent geographical restrictions on game content, to purchase at pricing not applicable to your geography, or for any other purpose. If you do this, we may terminate your access to your Account."

Devil231

(10 months ago)

I mean buying it from yuplay.ru, not from steam directly.

brady

(10 months ago)

but u must be sure that isn't region locked

Devil231

(10 months ago)

If anyone is willing to test it for 1.45 EUR So we know if the game is Eng and not region-locked ? You could get the full game for only 1.45 EUR... and if Eng, you could well hit the jackpot and this could be the deal of the year. I have bought from Yuplay.ru and I am from Europe. You do NOT need proxy or VPN to buy from Yuplay.ru.

lorek

(10 months ago*)

I've bought it... it's region locked and that sucks ...

If anyone want to trade it, I'm open to almost everything

EDIT: MY BAD. It says so on yuplay store, but it activated fine! (I had another server error before)

cifa

(10 months ago*)

So its NOT REGION LOCKED ?
And is it ENGLISH ?

CIV 5 Steam key (ENG) for less than 2 dollars ?

lorek

(10 months ago*)

Still dunno if english (haven't launched it yet), but from Italy I've activated and downloaded it.

Have I earned a cookie ? :D

cifa

(10 months ago)

Please launch it, please ...
You already get half a cookie
Edit: you get a cake and cookies.

lorek

(10 months ago*)

Well I've bought the gold upgrade before trying it It's in italian now (I'm from italy)and seems to work... I've reachd the main menu! Well jackpot my friends.

NOW GIVE ME THE COOKIES!

cifa

(10 months ago)

have your cookies!
This needs a new thread

Sid Meier's CIVILISATION 5 (localised language) 1,45 EUR/1.82$

Only 7 hours left to get the Steam key before discount ends.

lorek

(10 months ago*)

What is the gold upgrade ? And where did you buy it from ?

lorek

(10 months ago)

Its all the expansions (minus the latest), its available in the steam store for $5 i think,

so if you get the base game here and the gold upgrade from steam its ~7 for the whole package.

gangnamstyle

(10 months ago*)

Why not this: http://yuplay.ru/product/14683691/ - Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gold Edition (224 rur ~ 7$) to make thing easier?

surVfate

(10 months ago)

Here it's 2,49 the upgrade so the total il like 4,4 that's 5,8$ and now have it in italian :D

cifa

(10 months ago)

You bought the Gold upgrade from Steam ?

lorek

(10 months ago*)

Yes indeed

cifa

(10 months ago)

where here? in russian store upgrade price ~7$

drumm

(10 months ago)

Italy

cifa

(10 months ago)

Suikoden (10 months ago)

www.plati.ru -> There are cheap games, but check first if they are Region Free

ACorpse (10 months ago)

I always check Steamprices before buying anything from my own region (NZ/AU). I can tolerate paying US prices. I refuse to pay a premium over that.

NZ/AU get seriously fucked over so much. See http://www.steamprices.com/au/topripoffs

This kinda shit.

+1

Devil231

(10 months ago)

Looks like I have 56 kbit/s modem as that image loads :D

Larzs

(10 months ago*)

Meh, it's a PNG made with mspaint. Can't expect it to be optimised. :D

ACorpse

(10 months ago)

+1

dexxterger

(10 months ago)

leaderlord (10 months ago)

So, if I pay on the russian steam will I pay less?

you can't buy from russian steam store if you aren't a russian resident

Devil231

(10 months ago)

thegaminglyfe (10 months ago)

wow, Civ 5 for $2.

ThisIsDan (10 months ago)

No way!

Also, have you noticed the new Community page? So cool.

Love your picture!

rabidchihuahua

(10 months ago)

Sola (10 months ago)

It's funny but Belarus region prices are often even lower ;)

Tobio (10 months ago*)

Yes, it's cheaper, but you can buy the game directly from Russian store. Also some games are region restricted ( i.e Hitman, XCOM, Tomb raider), some aren't.

lippuringo (10 months ago)

>> They were like 50% to 70% of the normal Steam Store.

What? It's your store is overprised, OUR store is normal. We are not living in capitalizm country, we live in free communist country!

No, you don't. At least from the 1991. Also, two spelling errors in two sentences.

Leprykon

(10 months ago)

jezzeh (10 months ago)

I'd like to buy it, but you can't pay with paypal on the site and I don't have a credit card. Damn :(

hhai93 (10 months ago)

Go to steamtrades.com, u will see many ppl sell RU game with cheap price ;)

thegaminglyfe (10 months ago*)

First thought, how much is Fortix?

EDIT: It's more than a dollar LOL.

EDIT 2: Far Cry 3 is $19!

Tapewormz (10 months ago)

pfff...russia...lol

lol

SleepyCat

(10 months ago)

canada, wtf? lol. pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

slasher

(10 months ago)

rollerandrei (10 months ago)

Some games are restricted, like http://store.steampowered.com/app/202970/

Anunţ: This product is only for distribution in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Distribution outside of these countries is unlicensed. Customers will be able to activate and play this game only in these countries.
Anunţ: This version does not contain Russian. This version only supports English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

but look at this. http://store.steampowered.com/app/115300/ this is not restricted

and take a look here tooo steampowered.com/?cc=MD ( russian prices in dollars USD)

And install it too http://www.enhancedsteam.com/ is verry usefull

rollerandrei

(10 months ago)