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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 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 Jan 9, 2022

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      GameEx is a graphical DirectX based front-end for MAME, GameBase, Daphne, PC Games, and all command line based game emulators, along with being a complete Home Theatre PC solution or plug in for Windows Media Center.
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    1. Crynet Game Booster improves the PC performance by suspending unwanted processes and reduce the ram and processor usage to improve the game performance. unlike the other alternative tools, this won’t kill any processes or services to gain performance.
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    2. A slick Windows game manager, which automatically scans and scraps games from Steam (installed or not), Origin,, and UPlay. It also monitors your play time and allows some automatization like power management and custom commands.


      The app was discontinued on June 30, 2019.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valves Steam software for Windows.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.2.20, released on October 2009, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    3. Spark Console is a cross-distributors PC Gaming client. It can automatically scan and import all all installed games on your computer from other clients. With Spark you can view, launch and manage all your games from one place.

    4. 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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    5. Terminal Launch V is the final version of a 3yr project to make a very simple, clean, and fast frontend. Simply select your console, your game, and play. It does this without all the bloating. This software is always in development and improvement from the users.
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    6. Metropolis Launcher is a game launcher, emulation front-end and an extensive offline database of video game metadata thanks to MobyGames. Metropolis Launcher is based on the .NET 4.0 Framework and runs on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      Arc brings your favorite games, communities, media and entertainment together onto one easy-to-use platform
      Arc vs Playnite opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      imaginationac Arc is a launcher for Arc Games titles, not a generic library manager like Playnite.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      artexjay the negative comment is false, you can manually add games from other sources. Although it doesn't fetch the games automatically.
      Comment 6 months ago

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