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About PC Downloads

We offer a huge selection of games available for download directly to your PC. Simply select the downloadable games you wish to purchase and use our secure digital download checkout. You will be prompted to download and install these games directly to your PC using our robust download managing software, Impulse. No rentals, no subscriptions – you own the game! In some cases, trial versions are also available, so you can even review the game before making a purchase.

Can I use GameStop Gift Cards or Trade Credit to pay for downloads?

Yes, Physical and Digital Gift Certificates, as well as Trade Credit stored on a PowerUp Rewards card may be used to purchase PC Downloads.

How long will it take to download a game?

This depends on the file size of the game and the speed of your Internet connection.
Estimated Download Times:

    4 Mbps 1.5 Mbps 768 Kbps 56 Kpbs
10 MB   .4 minutes .9 minutes 1.8 minutes 25 minutes
100 MB   3.5 mintues 9 minutes 18 minutes 4 hours
500 MB   17 minutes 45 minutes 1.5 hours 21 hours
1 GB   36 minutes 1.5 hours 3 hours 43 hours
5 GB   3 hours 7.8 hours 15.5 hours 213 hours

What happens if the transmission is interrupted?

The GameStop PC Client is designed to compensate for connection disruptions and will automatically resume your download where it left off when your connection is restored. Additionally, if you are having connection problems or a slow download due to network traffic, you can manually pause a download and resume it at a later time.

Can I install the product on more than one PC?

This varies by publisher and product. Some products can be installed on only one PC while others can be installed on an unlimited number of PCs. See specific product pages for installation/activation limits.

If my PC fails, can I recover my product?

Yes! Games purchased through GameStop are tied to your GameStop PC account and can be re-downloaded at any time*.
To recover your game:

  1. Download & Install the GameStop PC Client
  2. Login using your GameStop PC account
  3. Go to the My Games tab
  4. Select your desired game and click "Install"

How do I download a free trial?

Click on the "Get Trial" button on the product page of the game.

How long is the free trial?

Trial periods vary by publisher. Most trial periods last for 60 minutes of game play. Trial periods cannot be extended, but you will have the option to purchase the full product after the trial period ends

I would like to send a downloadable game as a gift. How can I do that?

Proceed to the digital download checkout as usual. When viewing the "My Cart" page, click on the "Purchase as Gift" button to the left of the Checkout button. Login using your GameStop PC account, then fill out the Recipient Information form. If you know it, enter their email address to add it directly to their account. Complete your purchase as normal from that point on. The recipient will be sent an email explaining how to download and install their gift.