As a gamer, we all had wished at some point that developers will release a game that is playable on all consoles and computers. But we all know that isn’t going to happen; there will always be competition. Good thing though, that there are a few geniuses who managed to invent console emulators that allow us PC users to play games that are only compatible with PlayStation, Nintendo 3Ds, and XBox consoles.
Here are six of the best:
PPSSPP is a popular PSP emulator for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux PCs and mobile devices. Its acronym stands for PlayStation Portable Simulator Suitable For Playing Portably. One of its many features is it allows users to play most of the PSP games with amazing graphics on the go. The program even allows you to transfer your PSP saves into it and continue playing where you have left off.
PCX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows and Linux PCs. It allows you to run your favorite PS2 games in HD quality such as Okami, Silent Hill 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Kingdom Hearts 2, and much more. This program is based on a plug-in system and requires a powerful computer to configure the structure of the PS2 internals.
Citra 3DS is a user-friendly emulator program that allows you to play Nintendo 3DS programs on your computer or gaming laptops. It also happens to be an open-source DS emulator which is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.
DeSmuME is another free Nintendo DS emulator for Windows PCs. It happens to be the first Nintendo DS emulator to run a series of commercial games. It is also compatible with Linux, OS X, Wii, and AmigaOS 4 devices. It also has been ported to other systems.
If you’re a big fan of PS1 games, then ePSXe is the perfect emulator program for you. It is designed to run nearly all the PS1 games as long as your computer is configured correctly. Similar to PCX2, this emulator also uses a plug-in system where almost everything is handled using plug-ins. With the proper plugins and a powerful computer, you will be able to play old PS1 games in HD.
Xemu1 is an emulator for XBox One which allows you to play games like Halo 5, Forza 6, Sniper 3, and etc. It supports Microsoft Windows PCs up to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. The game features BIOS, and also allows users to drag and drop ISO files quickly.