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LaunchBox Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to LaunchBox for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Playnite, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to LaunchBox and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to LaunchBox are RetroArch, Pegasus, Lakka and BizHawk.

LaunchBox alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Game Library Managers or DOS Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LaunchBox.
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  • Windows

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  1. 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.

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    Playnite vs LaunchBox opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Playnite is a great alternative to LaunchBox.

    Loving the program so far

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    Does the same job for free (completely) and uses the Internet Games Datab which I find better

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    RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

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

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    Pegasus

    • 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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    Lakka

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cubieboard
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Odroid

    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.

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    Linux-OS not meant to be used as game library organizer.

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    BizHawk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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    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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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
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    RetriX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox

    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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  8. Simple and all in one emulation with RomStation!.

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  9. D-Fend Reloaded icon

    D-Fend Reloaded

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • DOSBox

    D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox . DOSBox emulates a complete computer including the DOS commandline and allows to run nearly all old DOS based games on modern hardware with any of the newer Windows versions.

    Discontinued

    Seems to be no longer in development as the last version 1.4.4 was released in 2015-07-31.

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    HyperSpin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HyperSpin is an animated arcade frontend for Windows for use on Home Arcade Machines. HyperSpin allows you to create custom menu systems to run most executables with that arcade look and feel. HyperSpin takes a more artwork oriented approach to creating menu's.

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