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Lakka is described as 'is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display' and is a Game Emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Lakka for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Raspberry Pi, Android and Mac. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Lakka are SteamOS, Retropie, Batocera.linux and Ludo.

Lakka alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Operating Systems or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Lakka.
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Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a...

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    RetroArch

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    138 alternatives to RetroArch 

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

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    1.  Controller SupportRetroArch supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    2.  Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    SteamOS

    • Linux
    • Wine
    • Steam
    • Proton
    8 alternatives to SteamOS 

    SteamOS is a Debian based Linux distribution designed to run Valve's Steam and Steam games. It also provides a desktop mode (https://alternativeto.

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseSteamOS supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
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  3. Retropie icon

    Retropie

    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    8 alternatives to Retropie 

    RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite classic games with the minimum set-up.

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    Batocera.linux

    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Odroid
    7 alternatives to Batocera.linux 

    Batocera.linux is an operating system specialized in retrogaming available for your pc and different nano computers like the Raspberry and the Odroids.

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    Ludo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to Ludo 

    Ludo is an Emulator Frontend able to run retro video games. Ludo does not emulate the consoles itself, but does it through emulator plugins called libretro cores. Libretro cores are well known emulators (like Snes9x or Genesis Plus GX or PCSX) stripped from their user interface.

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    1.  LightweightLudo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Ludo's user interface is distraction free and configuration is always optional.
    Scan your games and browse your collection categorized by system with playlists showing in-game screenshots.
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    Recalbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Odroid
    7 alternatives to Recalbox 

    Recalbox is a light embedded system created to run on the raspberryPi ,raspberryPI 2 and others!

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    LaunchBox

    • Windows
    • Android
    32 alternatives to LaunchBox 

    LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms. LaunchBox aims to be the one-stop shop for gaming on your computer, for both modern and...

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    1.  PortableLaunchBox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    115 alternatives to Nostlan 

    A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.

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    1.  Controller SupportNostlan supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
    Cemu (Wii U) [Windows & Linux* using Wine]
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    BizHawk

    • Windows
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to BizHawk 

    BizHawk is a multi-system emulator designed predominantly around the production of Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS). BizHawk focuses on core accuracy and power user tools while still being an easy-to-use emulator for casual gaming.

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    RetriX

    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox
    102 alternatives to RetriX 

    RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate as well as possible with Windows.

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