Many game storefronts also provide software to help consolidate and easily manage large game libraries. Software like, Steam, Origin, and Good Old Games Galaxy provides both a shop for games as well as easy management of game installs and updates. Other apps, such as Playnite, consolidates the libraries of all of these game launchers to become a sort of “meta launcher”.
Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.
GOG Galaxy is a game client that allows everyone to play. Optional client, freedom of choice and cross-play.
Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch) all your games acquired from any source, in a single interface.
Video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin and Uplay, providing one unified interface for your games.
The Epic Games store is now open, featuring games from other developers.
Since October 2014 the official website is no longer available.
Tiggit is an open source game launcher and installer.Our mission: to help you find all the awesome indie games that exist 'hidden' around the internet.
Photon is an advanced game launcher that is designed to make your game collection look amazing.
The app was discontinued on June 30, 2019. https://gameroom.me/gameroom-discontinued-but-going-open-source
A slick Windows game manager, which automatically scans and scraps games from Steam (installed or not), Origin, Battle.net, GoG.com and UPlay.It also monitors your play time and allows some automatization like power management and custom commands.
Spark Console is a cross-distributors PC game launcher, it will auto-scan your computer and imports all your games from other clients.
The Rockstar Games Launcher is a new Windows desktop application that allows you to quickly and easily access your Rockstar Games PC collection in a single place, across both...
ARC Browser is a rom collection browser and emulator frontend that maintains a database of all your games, presented in a user friendly way, and let's you play them using your favorite emulators.
Bottlenose scrapes multiple database sites for the highest quality box art. It has a unified UI for mouse/game controller interaction.
QuickPlay is a windows powerful universal emulator 'frontend-of-frontends', which has support for countless emulators and systems, old and new, with a philosophy of being quick and easy for new users, yet comprehensive and flexible for old-timers.
A cross platform, customizable graphical frontend for launching emulators and managing your game collection.
Metropolis Launcher is a game launcher, emulation front-end and an extensive offline database of video game metadata thanks to MobyGames.
Metropolis Launcher is based on the .NET 4.0 Framework and runs on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10.