AlternativeTo Logo

    Lutris Alternatives

    Lutris is described as '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' and is a very popular game library manager in the gaming software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Lutris for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Steam, which is free. Other great apps like Lutris are itch.io, RetroArch, Playnite and GOG GALAXY.

    Lutris is mainly a Game Store but alternatives to it may also be Compatibility Layer Tools or Game Library Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Lutris.
    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
    Lutris
      132
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    More
    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch)...
    Learn more about Lutris

    1. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.
      Steam vs Lutris opinions
      Most users think Steam is a great alternative to Lutris.
      it's more of a game store than a game launcher
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      -1
      sharpaxee Steam can actually be effectively used as a launcher since non-steam games can be added. It also has support for Proton, allowing many windows games to be played on linux. Steam actually has an exceptional controller support as well and it can be configured for any software or game, even non-steam ones.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      0
      Steam is a DRM service, not a frontend.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      -6
    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.
      This alternative is disputed. itch.io is still a legitimate alternative to Lutris, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • iPad
      • OpenPandora
      • Steam
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      More
      RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.
      RetroArch vs Lutris opinions
      Some users think RetroArch is a great alternative to Lutris, some don't.
      This only works for emulators, but lutris supports other games as well.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      4
    3. 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 Lutris opinions
      Some users think Playnite is a great alternative to Lutris, some don't.
      ahmed52 as lutris is linux only you might need an alternative to windows
      Top positive comment  5 months ago

      0
      It great as a repository to launch different games and systems from one place. Very nIce. Launchbox is the best that I am aware of for doing the same thing, and there are a few other. But Playnite is pretty damn good.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      0
      Lutris is for Linux while Playnite is for Windows only
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      3
      This is the best launcher that is similar to Lutris, but for Windows. Also, it is a FOSS project and has a real good level of polish.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      0
      Playnite aggregates games from different providers like Steam, GOG, Origin etc. like Lutris does on Linux
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
    4. The gaming Client designed for a convenient purchasing, playing and updating DRM-free games, as well as an online play between gaming platforms, GOG GALAXY is also built with optionality in mind, and a belief that you should own the games you...
      GOG GALAXY vs Lutris opinions
      This alternative is disputed. GOG GALAXY is still a legitimate alternative to Lutris, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      coralinecastell As of June 2019, GOG Galaxy does not support Linux and CDPR have no ETA for it. The whole point of using Lutris as a frontend is to circumvent that.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      9


    5. Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel and macOS operating systems.
    6. PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux and Mac users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office (2000 to 2010), Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other applications.
      PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac vs Lutris opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Only runs games for windows.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      -1
    7. Games library manager. Supports: Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, Humble Trove, Wine and RetroArch.
      GameHub vs Lutris opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GameHub is a great alternative to Lutris.
      IMO, it's faster than Lutris
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      1
      It does give-or-take all what Lutris can do, and it's available both on Flathub and as an AppImage which makes it real easy to install on elementary os and any other Linux system.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      2
      lounes-tb GameHub is available an AppImage and Flatpak, that makes it easier to use on some distros.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      1
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      More
      More
      Origin is your new digital playground. It’s where you go to find the best that EA has to offer.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      More
      Game Jolt, where all the best free Indie Games are at! Browse through thousands of free Indie Games ready for you to play. This is Indie.
    Showing 10 of 41 alternatives