Buying game of steam?

If I were to buy a game off steam , do i have to log onto steam to play it?

Update:

What if I was playing offline? Do I still need to log on to steam to play?

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  • Rizer
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    Yes you do.

    You would need to log in to play any game that you bought straight off Steam, or games which require Steamworks (Skyrim, for example requires Steam no matter what. Even store bought physical CD's will still need to be registered to a Steam account, and logged in to play.)

    EDIT: Steam does have an offline mode. But you still need to log into your account in order to go offline.... Yes you need to LOG IN in order to GO OFFLINE. Weird, I know. And probably even really stupid. But that's the way it is.

    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?re...

    "Question

    Must all of my computers have internet access to use Steam?

    Answer

    Steam requires an internet connection for each computer intended to play Steam games."

  • 8 years ago

    Yes but you can be offline and still be able to play your games.

    Source(s): Steam community member
  • 8 years ago

    No, you don't. But if you want to play online then, yes .

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