I want to play some games that are GFWL enabled,but have no desire to log in or play multiplayer on those games(the games in question I know for a fact have a client-based singleplayer mode so nothing needs to be downloaded to run those) the way it's set up makes it a big hassles as I have to install a lot of M.S. bloatware before the game even becomes playable,and then it wants me to sign in and share every detail about it. is there any way to reduce the amount of GFWL applications needed to run a game, or do I need to buy different games?
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Some publishers removed the "Games for Windows Live" from their games other didn't. You can verify this on the publisher- or the game-website. So if you want to play a game with GFWL you need to install the client software. Some DLCs for those games are only available through the GFWL-Marketplace.
You can download the newest client here: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/pc/DownloadClient
Please read the FAQ about the discontinuation of the marketplace: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-other-devices/windows/pc-marketplace-closing