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Steam Alternatives

Steam is described as 'digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation' and is a leading Game Store in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Steam for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is GOG.com, which is free. Other great apps like Steam are itch.io, Humble Bundle, Epic Games Store and Origin.

Steam alternatives are mainly Game Stores but may also be Game Library Managers or App Stores. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Steam.
This page was last updated Jun 30, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
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  1. Legendary

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Legendary is an open-source game launcher that can download and install games from the Epic Games platform on Linux and Windows. It's name as a tongue-in-cheek play on tiers of item rarity in many MMORPGs.

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  2. RetroAchievements.org

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Were you the greatest in your day at Mega Drive or SNES games? Wanna prove it? Use our modified emulators and you will be awarded achievements as you play! Your progress will be tracked so you can compete with your friends to complete all your favourite classics to 100%.



  3. Arcadia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  4. Heroic Games Launcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GitHub

    Heroic is an Open Source Game Launcher for Linux, Windows (Beta) and MacOS (Limited to Windows games using Wine/Crossover). Right now it supports launching games from the Epic Games Store using Legendary, a CLI alternative to launch epic games.

  5. Kinguin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Marketplace to buy/sell game keys for a myriad of platforms including: Battle.net, EA Origin, Free2Play, GOG.COM, NCSoft, Nintendo, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Steam, Uplay, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, and others.



  6. Mac App Store

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    The Mac App Store is the best place to find apps for Mac. No more boxes, no more disks, no more time-consuming installation. Just like the App Store for iPhone and iPad, click once to download and install any app on your Mac.

  7. Rockstar Games Launcher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The Rockstar Games Launcher is a new Windows desktop application that allows you to quickly and easily access your Rockstar Games PC collection in a single place, across both digital and disc-based titles including ones purchased from various other digital stores.

  8. Bethesda Launcher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The Bethesda Launcher is your gateway to the best PC games Bethesda has to offer.

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  9. GamersGate

    • Online

    Buy and download games instantly for PC and Mac.

  10. RPGMaker.net

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    A site dedicated to games created using the popular RPGMaker software.

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