Lutris is a great option for people who want to play any games on Linux. It has an amazing collection of different supported platforms, and it allows you to play anything from Windows games, to native Linux all the way to Nintendo 3DS and PS2 games.
It also connects to popular stores and allows you to download games from your library directly. I’ve used it to run the Epic Games Store, a few Humble Bundle games and even a few of my Steam games. It’s worked really well too, as there is a dedicated install script for each game or program, meaning that it will always be fairly well optimised out of the box. You can have a look to see how well Lutris supports your games over on lutris.net.
🎮 How to install Lutris
You’ll be glad to know the installing Lutris is a simple process.
If you’re on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, PopOS or any other Ubuntu based distro, then the following commands should work for you:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lutris
If you’re using Arch Linux or Manjaro, you can use:
sudo pacman -S lutris
And if you’d rather compile it yourself, you can check out their GitHub repository.
⚓ Getting it setup
Once you’ve got Lutris installed, you should be able to find it in your applications menu, or by running the
lutris terminal command. You’ll be greeted with a friendly user interface, which will somewhat resemble this.
If you go to the Lutris tab on the left hand side, and then select Community Installers, you’ll be able to search for pretty much any game you want, and install it from a supported store. Also, if you want to link a GOG, Humble Bundle, or Steam account, then you can do that directly in the GUI by heading over to their respective tabs. I found that Steam automatically linked as I had the native client installed.
You can add non-Lutris games by clicking on the plus button in the top left hand corner of your screen. If you want to access these settings for other games, then you can right click on the game within Lutris, and choose Configure.