Buying games from Steam in foreign store?
I have noticed recently that Steam has different stores for different countries. These stores generally have different prices for certain games.
Is there anything wrong with me logging into the US store for example if I’m in Europe and paying less for a game? Does this violate the Terms of Service?
Would Steam close your account for such behaviour?
Added tip SteamDB lets you check the price of games in all the different Steam regions.
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A Steam discussion here suggests that buying yourself from other countries isn’t allowed and could get your account closed.
What you can do is get someone from another country to gift you the game and they’ll only have to pay the amount for their country. Steam has nothing against international gifting.
The Steam Subscriber Agreement states the following:
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.