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.
Playnite vs LaunchBox opinions
Loving the program so far
Does the same job for free (completely) and uses the Internet Games Datab which I find better
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.
Lutris vs LaunchBox opinions
Lets you collect and run all your games, no matter how you are running them, from one place.
Launchbox is primarily designed for importing libraries of retro game roms and then setting up as a frontend to launch external emulators.
Lutris is primarily a community driven frontend for managing wine and proton emulation configs for modern windows games.
Launchbox is internally capable of batch imports for supported platforms. Lutris can only batch import from a few sources.
RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.
Games library manager. Supports: Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, Humble Trove, Wine and RetroArch.
GameHub vs LaunchBox opinions
It's focus is on launching native linux games. Doesn't support adding a complete no-intro romset, and it's wine/proton support is dismal
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.
Lakka 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.
Lakka vs LaunchBox opinions
Linux-OS not meant to be used as game library organizer.
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.
BizHawk vs LaunchBox opinions
Excellent emulation in most of the systems I have run, simple/classic GUI, and it is updated regularly. It combines the ease and functionality of some of the classic standalone emulators into a multi emulator. LaunchBox is great, but for those looking for less frills, BizHawk is very good.
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.
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.
Simple and all in one emulation with RomStation!
All in one GB, GBC, GBA, NDS, NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Game Gear, Master System, MegaDrive, 32X, Mega-CD, Dreamcast, Neo-Geo, PS1, PS2 and Arcade together in one program.
Fast access to games The entire RomSt.