Playnite Alternatives

    Playnite is described as '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' and is a very popular app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Playnite for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Android and Mac. The best alternative is GOG GALAXY, which is free. Other great apps like Playnite are Lutris (Free, Open Source), GameHub (Free, Open Source), LaunchBox (Freemium) and Pegasus (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

    1. 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 buy
      GOG GALAXY vs Playnite opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GOG GALAXY is a great alternative to Playnite.
      imh1kiko As one of the Guests said, the GOG 2.0 Beta is already out and unifies many of the game libraries, having potential to even add unknown ones.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      So whille the thumbsdown are correct, at the moment it is not the same it is going to be in 2019 (late) More info at website.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      artexjay I think the layout for how the games are displayed is inferior to that of playnite, as well as being less personalized with themes. Otherwise it's a good game center, but still needs to add more launcher support, like Arc Games, among others.
      Comment 5 months ago

      not the same type of software at all
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      Gog is a game store, playnite is a multiple stores manager.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      GOG is a library for GOG games, not all games
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      FunStorm GOG is a game store, while Playnite is a game library manager supporting multiple stores.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    2. 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.
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      Lutris vs Playnite opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lutris is a great alternative to Playnite.
      Is actually a game launcher probably the biggest one for Linux. Has emulator and normal Steam/GOG support, it's also open source
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago


    3. Unified library for all your games. Features GameHub allows to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from supported sources. Games GameHub supports non-native games as well as native games for Linux.
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    4. LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms.
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      LaunchBox vs Playnite opinions
      Most users think LaunchBox is a great alternative to Playnite.
      All The Creative Features Are Locked Behind a Paywall, Not Recommended Unless You Want To Spend Money On Random Crap Your Not Gonna Use
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      • 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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      Pegasus vs Playnite opinions
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      ichimitch Game launcher with emulation support
      Positive comment 2 months ago


    5. Athenaeum is a game launcher and manager designed as a libre replacement for Steam. Athenaeum uses flatpak as its packaging system and pulls all data from flathub currently.
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      Athenaeum vs Playnite opinions
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      sparkydev Athenaeum is a launcher for open source games
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    6. Razer Cortex brings enhanced gaming performance, system performance, and the ability to discover the best gaming deals on a single platform at just a click away.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      FreeToGame is a gaming platform that provides access to the best free-to-play games and MMO Games while rewarding gamers with free premium in-game loot, special offers and exclusive perks at no cost to the user!
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    7. Painlessly manage and enjoy your retro game collection.
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    8. QuickPlay is a windows powerful universal emulator 'frontend-of-frontends', which has support for countless emulators and systems, old and new, with a philosophy of being quick and easy for new users, yet comprehensive and flexible for old-timers.
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