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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 game library manager in the gaming software 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 Lutris, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Playnite are GOG GALAXY, GameHub, Pegasus and LaunchBox.

Playnite alternatives are mainly Game Stores but may also be Game Library Managers or Game Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Playnite.
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  1. Lutris icon

    Lutris

    • Linux
    • Online
    • FLATHUB
    43 alternatives to Lutris 

    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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    Guest

    Is actually a game launcher probably the biggest one for Linux. Has emulator and normal Steam/GOG support, it's also open source

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  2. GOG GALAXY icon

    GOG GALAXY

    • Mac
    • Windows
    19 alternatives to GOG GALAXY 

    Connect GOG GALAXY 2.0 with multiple platforms and unite all your games and friends scattered across them in one powerful app.

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Achievements SupportedGOG GALAXY offers the possibility of unlocking achievements through completing challenges.
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    Almost everyone thinks GOG GALAXY is a great alternative to Playnite.
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    domportera

    good alternative, just no emulation support afaik. naysayers' opinions are outdated, but were valid at the time

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    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.

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    RamRam

    GOG Galaxy's integrations are often abandoned or outdated, and lack the robust QA that Playnite's add-ons have. Despite both being community sourced, Playnite's community just has genuinely better integrations for other libraries, custom themes, and is leagues ahead of GoG in terms of metadata gathering.

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    TheEmperorArt

    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.

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    Guest

    not the same type of software at all

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    Gog is a game store, playnite is a multiple stores manager.

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    GameHub

    • Linux
    • AppImageHub
    • Flatpak
    24 alternatives to GameHub 

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

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    1.  Dark ModeGameHub supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Controller SupportGameHub supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    GameHub allows to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from supported sources.
    GameHub supports non-native games as well as native games for Linux.

It supports multiple compatibility layers for non-native games:

    Wine / Proton
    DOSBox
    RetroArch
    ScummVM

It also allows to add custom emulators.

GameHub supports WineWrap — a set of preconfigured wrappers for supported games.
  4. Pegasus icon

    Pegasus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi
    22 alternatives to Pegasus 

    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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    1.  PortablePegasus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Game launcher with emulation support

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    LaunchBox

    • Windows
    • Android
    32 alternatives to LaunchBox 

    LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms. LaunchBox aims to be the one-stop shop for gaming on your computer, for both modern and...

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    1.  PortableLaunchBox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Immerse Yourself
    Organize Your Collection
    Get Up and Running Right Away
    LaunchBox vs Playnite opinions
    Most users think LaunchBox is a great alternative to Playnite.
    Guest

    All The Creative Features Are Locked Behind a Paywall, Not Recommended Unless You Want To Spend Money On Random Crap Your Not Gonna Use

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    FreeToGame

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    61 alternatives to FreeToGame 

    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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    Athenaeum - Arcadia

    13 alternatives to Athenaeum - Arcadia 

    Arcadia is a game launcher and manager designed as a libre replacement for Steam. Arcadia uses flatpak as its packaging system and pulls all data from flathub currently.

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    sparkydev

    Athenaeum is a launcher for open source games

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    Minigalaxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to Minigalaxy 

    A simple GOG client for Linux that lets you download and play your GOG Linux games

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Razer Cortex

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    24 alternatives to Razer Cortex 

    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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    1.  Delete Temporary FilesYou can use Razer Cortex to delete temporary files to clean up and optimize your system.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use Razer Cortex to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    ScienceGameCenter

    55 alternatives to ScienceGameCenter 

    The goal of the Science Game Center is to demonstrate to teachers, scientists, museums, and parents the myriad ways games can be used to improve education in math and science.

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