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.
#2 – Project64
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.