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6.8 M downloads

Play your PS2 games in your PC

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PCSX2 is a full-throttle desktop emulator for Sony PlayStation 2. It puts any PlayStation 2 game on your PC with the added appeal of getting to set up your graphics configurations as you see fit -- often far surpassing original visuals.

In order to set up, simply install the appropriate BIOS file for any regional PlayStation 2 -- that said, they're NOT loaded within this program; albeit a quick Google search should put all the files you need in your hands fairly easily. This program is very simple to use. After just a few quick steps you get to play any and all original PlayStation 2 games from your DVD drive. Otherwise, you can also opt into loading images directly from your hard drive which speeds things along slightly. Set up game controllers, video and audio parameters, plus easily opt to save your games on an external SIM card.

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With over 1500 games available -- all of which run seamlessly -- you'll find this catalog is ripe with compatible titles. That said, there are a few games with the occasional hiccup, but all in all PCSX2 has proven a very successful PlayStation 2 rendition for PCs. Best of all is that you can actually attain a gaming experience that is visually far more compelling than its original thanks to the tweaks you can make on graphics to display them to your own liking; provided that your PC set up can handle it -- that is. Among visual options that you can toggle you'll find there are a wide array of possibilities: reset resolution, rendering systems, shaders, texture filters, and much more. All in all, PCSX2 is by far the finest PlayStation 2 emulator out there today, a welcome title for any diehard PS2 fan who's in the market for a way to migrate their retro games onto today's PCs.

Reviewed by Álvaro Toledo Translated by Uptodown Localization Team

Frequent questions

What are the requirements of PCSX2?

PCSX2 has very accessible minimum requirements. Any Intel or AMD CPU with AVX2 support will do, as well as any graphics card with DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4 support, and at least 8 GB of RAM. If you meet these requirements, you can play without any problems.

What is the best PS2 emulator?

Without a doubt, the best PS2 emulator is PCSX2. Since the release of version 1.0 in 2012, PCSX2 has become a true benchmark for Playstation 2 emulation.

How do I download the BIOS of PCSX2?

To download the BIOS of PCSX2, you'll have to look for them manually with an Internet search engine. The PCSX2 developers do not host Playstation 2 BIOS on their official website, so you'll have to find them on your own.

Where can I download ROMs for PCSX2?

There are many websites where you can find hundreds and hundreds of Playstation 2 ROMs fully compatible with PCSX2. These websites, however, have no affiliation with the PCSX2 developers.

Information about PCSX2 2.1.26

License Free
Op. System Windows
Category Emulators
Language English
6 more
Author PCSX2 Team
Downloads 6,800,516
Date Jul 24, 2024
Content Rating Not specified
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Older versions

7z 2.1.24 Jul 23, 2024
7z 2.1.14 Jul 19, 2024
7z 2.0.3 Jul 16, 2024
exe 2.0.2 (stable release) Jul 13, 2024
7z 1.7.5976 Jul 12, 2024
7z 1.7.5968 Jul 9, 2024
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elegantpurpleblackberry4721 icon
3 weeks ago

I'm unsure whether this is a virus or not because my antivirus identified a virus. But I'm not on a secure site?

fatblackhen14900 icon
5 months ago

very good, I recommend

amazingblackapple21867 icon
in 2023

I wanted to download it for fun on an iPhone and it worked, but it doesn’t work on a PC

crazyvioletgoat68497 icon
in 2022

did not work

modernyellowpartridge71396 icon
in 2020

I want you to have the ultraman figters evolution 3 2 and the rebirt please to relive those new times

yonniel09 icon
in 2020

It's cool


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