LaunchBox Alternatives

    LaunchBox is described as 'We Make Your Games Beautiful
    Emulate, Organize, and Beautify Your Game Collection' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to LaunchBox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Raspberry Pi. The most liked alternative is Playnite, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LaunchBox are RetroArch (Free, Open Source), Lutris (Free, Open Source), GameHub (Free, Open Source) and Lakka (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 4, 2020

    • 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.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to LaunchBox.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      Does the same job for free (completely) and uses the Internet Games Datab which I find better
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      Positive comment almost 2 years ago 3 users agree and 2 don't

    • RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • iPad
      • OpenPandora
      • Steam
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Playstation
      • Xbox


    • 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.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to LaunchBox.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      Launchbox is internally capable of batch imports for supported platforms. Lutris can only batch import from a few sources.
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      Negative comment about 2 years ago 1 users agree and 1 doesn't

      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.
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      Negative comment 12 months ago 1 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Lets you collect and run all your games, no matter how you are running them, from one place.
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      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • Games library manager.
      Supports: Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, Humble Trove, Wine and RetroArch.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • AppImageHub
      • Flatpak
      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
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      Negative comment 6 months ago 1 users agree

    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Cubieboard
      • HummingBoard
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Nintendo Switch
      • Odroid
      Linux-OS not meant to be used as game library organizer.
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      Negative comment 3 months ago 1 users agree

    • A cross platform, customizable graphical frontend for launching emulators and managing your game collection.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Raspberry Pi
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      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.
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      Positive comment over 3 years ago 1 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • Nostlan is a high quality front-end launcher for video game emulators! Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows!.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Windows Phone
      • Xbox