Despite controversy, Denuvo has effectively protected a lot of PC games from being pirated/cracked

A lot has been said about Denuvo. A number of gamers claimed that their SSDs broke down due to this anti-tamper tech, and that some games suffered from performance issues due to it. However – and since we’ve tested a lot of games that are powered by Denuvo – we can safely say that those rumours were not legit at all. Not only that, but it appears that Denuvo is doing a great job at¬†preventing pirates and scene groups from pirating/cracking PC games.

These past couple of months we got a respectable number of PC games that are powered by Denuvo. And, surprisingly enough, most of them have not been cracked.

The only scene group that was able to crack some older versions of Denuvo was 3DM, and that group has decided to suspend its efforts in 2016. No other group has been able to crack Denuvo, and we frankly don’t expect anyone – at this point – to come up with a solution.

Which is great as publishers have found a way to effectively protect their PC games.

Now we know that some PC gamers believe that Denuvo is causing performance issues. However, that’s not really the case. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mad Max, Star Wars: Battlefront and DOOM are considered among the most optimized PC games of 2015 and 2016. So no, Denuvo is not causing performance issues.

Here is the current list of PC games powered by Denuvo:

FIFA 15
Lords of the Fallen
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Battlefield: Hardline
Batman: Arkham Knight
Mad Max
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
FIFA 16
Anno 2205
Star Wars Battlefront
Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Unravel
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Far Cry Primal
Hitman
Need for Speed
EVE: Gunjack
ADR1FT
The Climb
DOOM
Homefront: The Revolution
Total War: Warhammer

Now with the exception of some older games, most of these titles have not been cracked. As of right now, there are no working cracks for HITMAN, Far Cry Primal, Just Cause 3, Battlefront, Rise of the Tomb Raider, DOOM and Homefront: The Revolution.

Oh, and in case you didn’t know, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be powered by Denuvo.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email