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Top Emulators for PC #2

We’ve decided to split this post in a couple of parts so we can cover everything in between the two in case we need to. If you’ve missed our previous post on this subject, you may check it out.



We have introduced you to ePSXe in our previous post we hope the information was useful and helpful one. Many people love PlayStation classics and ePSXe is a way to go if you’re looking for a way to relive some of those or perhaps play them for the first time. But the glory of PlayStation doesn’t end with its original system, no. PlayStation 2 made quite a name for itself while simultaneously shaping the future of games and gamers across the world setting standards for numerous videogame genres for years to come. There are many reasons to love this great system and its games one of them being incredibly lifelike visual capabilities for its time on top of countless incredible games to choose from. From genre redefining titles like Resident Evil 4 to some of the most memorable adventure games like Shadow Of the Colossus to hardcore games like Devil May Cry. As it’s written on product packing, there is indeed “something for everyone on PS2” and once again, there is no better way to experience any of those than through PCSX2.

However, keep in mind that PlayStation 2 is an incredibly complex system to emulate even today. If the game is not properly functioning for you, don’t give up and disregard it but search for a valid solution online. Many emulating communities have already figured out the exact plug-in combinations and settings to use for perfect game experience yet, bear in mind that these settings may not work depending on your system and hardware configuration so we advise you to play with the settings yourself if everything else fails to give proper results.

#4Dolphin Emulator


Once again, Sony/Nintendo combo post. Don’t act surprised like you never saw it coming. It is very obvious that Dolphin deserves a spot on this list. Not only will this program emulate your Nintendo GameCube games, it will also allow you to play Nintendo Wii titles as well. While GameCube was not as received as PlayStation 2 that never stopped GC developers from giving us some of the best games in like forever. With this here emulator you can play titles like original NBA 2K that spawned an incredible sports franchise that we have today. It was even better back in the day when you didn’t have to worry about all the VC bullshit and how to get free Virtual Currency. It is also a system that was blessed with the Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes, remake of a wonderful game that defined and pretty much invented stealth as a genre as well as a remake of the original Resident Evil. It goes without saying that you can play all Nintendo’s classics like Metroid, Super Mario and Donkey Kong with this program and it emulates these exclusive titles pretty much perfectly.


Top Emulators for PC

There comes a time in every gamers life when we get that nostalgia surge and are overwhelmed by the insatiable urge to just play a game from our childhood or one that we haven’t played in a while. We have all been there and we all know how fulfilling that moment when we start the game we played a long time ago can be. But what happens when the system we used to play the game is not available anymore? Maybe it stopped working or broke? Maybe you sold it to cover some expenses, or gave it away to your young nephew thinking you’re done with it and will never play it again. How young, inexperienced and wrong were you…

Luckily for us, we have emulators. Many of them are not perfect and some are clearly much better than the rest to a point where they will run almost every game with little to no glitches and problems. From our experience, there is no such thing as a perfect emulator but, if you ever get a case of nostalgia for a certain game, depending on the games original system, these are the emulators that are most likely to give you the best possible performance and provide for the most pleasurable experience possible.

#1 ePSXe


This is, without a doubt the THE emulator. There’s a fair chance that some of your favorite childhood games are from the original PlayStation system. In fact, we believe that some of the greatest video games were made for the system exactly. The original PlayStation system or “PSX” as it’s been referred to nowadays is a system that houses so many exceptional video game titles like the first ever 3D Final Fantasy which set standards for future jRPG and Final Fantasy games. Games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil series which gave birth to survival horror genre and greatly influenced the industry, making it what it is today. The list can go on and on if we were to mention every influential and successful PlayStation game like Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider, Need for Speed, Syphon Filter, Tenchu, Chrono Cross, Spyro, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Crash Bandicoot and many, many, many more. This list could truly be a lengthy one if we were to name and credit every influential title from this great system.



Another great entertainment system was of course the one and only, Nintendo 64. It was the first 64-bit system ever created for personal home use. With that being said, of course that Nintendo wanted to promote and show off with its incredible possibilities for that time. 3D graphics and models in a fully three-dimensional real-time rendered worlds were as good as it gets when Nintendo 64 was around. How many of us grew up playing The Legend of Zelda and are absolutely blown away when we saw Ocarina of Time for the first time on N64 back in the day? Boy, those were some precious moments. Or what about Goldeneye? It’s a game so popular and loved that it recently got remade completely in Source engine by fans alone. Those of you who played the original game will understand how that game earned such a fan base in the first place, and those of you who played the remade version recently will undoubtedly realize why the game was such a huge thing back in it’s day. Just like the original PlayStation system Nintendo 64 is housing insane a number of classics and there is no time or point in trying to cover every single one of them. Best thing to do is to try it for yourself and there is no better way to do that than through Project64.

 More PC Emulators…


Smartphone and Tablet Emulators

Smart phones and tablets have become everyday parts of our lives. Nearly everyone owns at least one of these devices and most of us are constantly carrying one of them around with us. There is of course great benefit to owning such a device, from staying in touch with your friends and colleagues to providing Internet access nearly everywhere on the planet at any given time. But none of that is actually very important to us, what we care about is gaming! So, how does one enrich his gaming habit with a smart phone or tablet? Not like there are not numerous titles for these devices but, would it be able if we can run some “real” games on those? Fortunately for us, now we can with some help from these awesome smart phone and tablet emulators. There a couple of noteworthy ones that we will cover right here, right now.



This amazing emulator seems to be absolutely everywhere. You probably already have it on your PC but maybe it’s time you take your games elsewhere like, to a nearby park perhaps? ePSXe is available to Android users on Google Play at a price of US$3.36 and boy, is it a bargain!

If you haven’t heard about this emulator gem to this point, you must’ve been living under a rock. It exists and has been popular for as long as we can remember and it has more than earned its name and reputation amongst emulators for personal computers. Android version is no different. It runs smooth in pretty much every game and is very lightweight and performance friendly. The only off thing about it is awkward button layout that you can tweak but it will never be as good and as intuitive as a real controller or even a keyboard but nevertheless, this great app gets the job done and lets you play all those great Sony PlayStation titles on the go and where ever you are. Absolutely a must-have for every Sony PlayStation nostalgic gamer.


This pure awesomeness of an emulator is available for Android, iOS and Symbian devices. Now you can once again reignite the embers between yourself and your beloved PSP. Whether your PSP is impractical, bulky, malfunctioning or you simply lack sufficient storage space to carry all your games around with you, PPSSPP is here to help you. You’re probably familiar with this one if you’re emulating games on your PC but having a handheld console emulator for a handheld device feels right as rain. The best thing about this is that it’s completely free but you may choose to support the developers if you are satisfied with the product. We wholeheartedly encourage you to do so if you can because something like this deserves support and respect from gamers all around the world.

#3 – MegaN64


As you may have probably figured out from its name this is a Nintendo 64 emulator for Android. Apparently this one is based on Mupen64 (an open source project) but features a couple of additional tweaks to make it run better on Android devices. It works for most parts and you will rarely encounter problems with your games but know that it’s not perfect. You will have no trouble playing Legend of Zelda whatsoever, since that is pretty much why most people downloaded it for. It is also completely free and you may download it right now from the Google Play store.

Hopefully these emulators will help you with what you’re looking for. It is good knowing that you don’t have to leave all of your games at home once you leave. This way all of them can follow you wherever you go that is, for as long as you have enough storage space.



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