Origin Alternatives for Linux

    Origin is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Steam, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Origin and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Origin are itch.io (Free, Open Source), Lutris (Free, Open Source), Pegasus (Free, Open Source) and Instant Gaming (Free).

    This page was last updated May 9, 2021

    1. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.
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      Almost everyone thinks Steam is a great alternative to Origin.
      jaydenk I love Steam especially now, after the Library update.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. itch.io gives you the ability to design a page where people can download games you have uploaded. You can optionally put a minimum price on your game (which can be 0), giving people the opportunity to pay you what they think you deserve. All files and images are hosted on itch.
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    3. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Raspberry Pi
      Pegasus is a graphical frontend for browsing your game library (especially retro games) and launching them from one place. It's focusing on customizability, cross platform support (including embedded devices) and high performance.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Instant Gaming is one of the most popular online store for downloading all types of latest games and accessing their CD key easily.


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      Buy awesome games. Pay a fraction of the retail price! Every week we bring you a spectacular new Steam game bundle, saving up to 97% off the normal retail price! Hurry though, each bundle is only available for a limited time.
    4. Athenaeum is a game launcher and manager designed as a libre replacement for Steam. Athenaeum uses flatpak as its packaging system and pulls all data from flathub currently.
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    5. Heroic is an Open Source Game Launcher for Linux, Windows (Beta) and MacOS (Limited to Windows games using Wine/Crossover). Right now it supports launching games from the Epic Games Store using Legendary, a CLI alternative to launch epic games.
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      • Windows
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      ShinyLoot is an independently developed web-based, game distribution service. The store combines hybrid DRM-free downloads with Steam keys, search filters with over 180 individual game features, equal PC/Mac/Linux support, and an indie-centric library.

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      Website/service unavailable.

    6. Vapor is a client for installing video games made with the game engine LÖVE.
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