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Lutris Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Lutris for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Steam, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Lutris and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Lutris are itch.io, RetroArch, Proton and PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac.

Lutris alternatives are mainly Game Stores but 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.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Online
  • FLATHUB

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  1. Steam icon

    Steam

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • SteamOS

    Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.

    ⚫︎ Achievements SupportedSteam offers the possibility of unlocking achievements through completing challenges.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationSteam supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSteam supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Cloud savesSteam allows you to save your progress in the cloud.
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    Most users think Steam is a great alternative to Lutris.
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    steam is a one-shop-and-that's-shop-launcher. you need to do some really hard work to integrate a game from GOG galaxy on Linux with the steam for example

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    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.

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    it's more of a game store than a game launcher

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    Steam is a DRM service, not a frontend.

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    itch.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Epic Games Store

    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.

    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor Authenticationitch.io supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    This alternative is disputed. itch.io is still a legitimate alternative to Lutris, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


  3. RetroArch icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    This only works for emulators, but lutris supports other games as well.

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    Proton

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Steam

    Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel operating system. It uses Wine to facilitate this.

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    PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine
    • FreeBSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freePlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Only runs games for windows.

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  6. Games library manager. Supports: Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, Humble Trove, Wine and RetroArch.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGameHub supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    GameHub allows to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from supported sources.
    GameHub vs Lutris opinions
    Almost everyone thinks GameHub is a great alternative to Lutris.

    IMO, it's faster than Lutris

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    lounes-tb

    GameHub is available an AppImage and Flatpak, that makes it easier to use on some distros.

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    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.

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    Game Jolt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

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    Bottles

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Bottles is an application designed for elementary OS (but works on all GNU/Linux distributions), which helps in managing wineprefix.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBottles doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortablePegasus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    CrossOver

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.

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    Used to run windows applications, and windows applications only.

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    Only supports Wine games and even then, for a commercial system, support is little better than the Open Source WINE.

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