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Đang xem: Playstation emulators
RetroArch isn”t a single emulator, but a collection of emulators called “cores,” that let you play thousands of classicgames for dozens of consoles all on one PC. The PS1 core is called Beetle PSX, and it”s superior to most standalone original PlayStation emulators. If you love old-school video games, RetroArch is worth a look.
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Configuration is a breeze.
Automatically begin playing or customize start settings.
Works with a gamepad.
If you prefer a standalone PS1 emulator, the obvious choice is PCSX Reloaded. It”s a lot easier to configure thanRetroArch, and it supports virtually every game for the classic console. PCSX Reloaded also supports any PC compatible gamepad, so attach your DualShock controller for an authentic experience.
Tool of choice for PlayStation speed runners.
Full-screen and gamepad support.
Rerecording and debugging tools.
Trying to set a new world record by speedrunning your favorite game? In addition to recording gameplay, BizHawk lets you take advantage of save states and frame-rate manipulation to capture your perfect playthrough. BizHawk is actually a plugin that runs on top of a PS1 emulator called Mednafen, so you need to download both programs.
XEBRA is a simple PlayStation emulator for Windows andAndroid that prioritizes authenticity. It doesn”t add any graphical enhancements or fancy UI elements, but it does hold the distinction of being the only program that can successfully emulate PocketStation games so you can finally play the Japanese version of Chocobo World.
PCSX2 takes advantage of texture filtering and anti-aliasing to give PS2 games a polished look superior to most modern HD remakes. Numerous cheating features and abuilt-in HD video recorder make PCSX2 a popular program for speed runners. You may never want to play PS2 games on your console again.
More geared toward software developers.
Not all commercial games are supported.
Can be slow and buggy.
RPCS3 is an impressive program that”s lets you play and debug thousands of PlayStation 3 titles. The RPCS3 developers gained notoriety in 2017 whena version ofPersona5for RPCS3 began circulating online before the game”s official U.S. release.
Available for Android and iOS.
Some titles look better than on original console.
Easily transfer save data via an SD card.
PPSSPP does to PSP games whatPCSX2 does to PS2 games: it upscales textures and resolution to make old titles look better than they did on their original consoles. This feature is especially helpful since the PSP screen is so tiny. Also, you can easily transfer save data from your PSP to your computer with an SD card.
Impressive homebrew games, like VitaQuake, can only be played on Vita3K.
First fully-functional Vita emulator.
No commercial games are compatible with Vita3K.
For developers interested in PS architecture.
An incomplete project.
Vita3K is an experimental project that deserves mentioning because it”s the only PlayStation Vita emulator. The Vitawasn”t as successful as the PSP, but that hasn”t stopped gamers from trying to build a PS Vita emulator.