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DRM removed

Software theme

Games that originally were copy protected but had it removed in some officially released patch.

41
games
7
platforms

Alternate name: Copy protection removed

The first video game about DRM removed was released on December 1989.

Blizzard, Atari and Deep Silver has published most of these games

This is actually what the copy protection makers recommend, but strangely few actually do it.

Product key requirement is not covered by this since it's often used to associate the copy with your account or used as simple GUID and is therefore NOT a real copy protection (although it does serve as an imperfect one). It is unlikely product key requirement is ever removed even if other forms of DRM are.

This also does not cover media checks when the media is actually needed to play (data is loaded from the media during play). Though this is uncommon for modern PC games.