ePSXe, RetroArch, ClassicBoy, EmuBox, and FPse are some of the best PlayStation (PS) emulators for Android on the Google Play Store based on popularity. At least, each of these emulators has been downloaded more than 500 thousand times.
Why use an emulator? Simply put, the emulator allows Android devices to be ‘consoles’ of older PS1, PS2 and PSX games. That is, old school popular games, such as Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Tekken, etc. can be played on Android devices.
However, playing PS games on Android not only requires an emulator, but the game ROM, as written by Beebom. That is, the Android owner must download the selected game ROM to be played through the emulator. Simply stated, this ROM can be said as a game CD, while the emulator on Android is the PS console.
Here are 5 of the best PS emulators for Android on the Google Play Store based on the number of installations:
ePSXe is easy to use and is claimed to be stable among other emulators by its developers. ePSXe is a PS emulator for PS1 and PSX, which is also present on PCs with the name ePSXe. ePSXe supports split screen mode, save and load features, adjustable controls, including OpenGL for graphics.
Even so, ePSXe is not free. Although the price is quite expensive, ePSXe has a very high download number, which is more than 1 million times. This application is also quite light with a weight of 8.2MB. ePSXe can be installed on an Android device with OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher.
Aside from being an emulator, RetroArch comes with a one-stop-shop concept for entertainment needs. That is, PS games can also be searched here. RetroArch supports basic PS emulator features, such as control adjustments to cheats.
Users will not find ads on RetroArch or other disturbances even though this application can be downloaded for free. Therefore, it is not surprising that RetroArch has been downloaded more than 1 million times. This application has a large enough weight that is 97MB and is compatible with Android 4.1 devices (Jelly Bean) and above.
- Classic Boy
One of the benefits of ClassicBoy, this emulator is not only for PS, but also supports Nintendo, Game Boy, NES, Sega, and others. ClassicBoy also supports external joysticks.
However, there is no ROM here. Having a capacity of 20MB, ClassicBoy has been downloaded more than 1 million times on Android devices. For those who want to try it, make sure your Android device is running OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) or newer.
Just like Classic Boy, EmuBox also does not support PS (PS1 and PSX), but other game consoles, such as NDS, SNES, GBA, GBC, including NES. EmuBox also supports external game controls such as gamepad including wireless technology.
EmuBox has been downloaded more than 500 times and supports Android OS 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above. For the record, this emulator doesn’t provide game ROMs.
FPse offers basic features that the average PS emulator has for Android. Nothing is ‘special’ so that what is carried is owned by its competitors. However, this application is quite popular in the Play Store, with installation numbers of more than 500 thousand times.
One interesting, FPse has a capacity of ‘raw’ is quite small, which is only 6.8MB. For those who want to try it, make sure if your Android device is running OS 2.1 (Eclair) or higher.
For the record, some of the emulators above do not provide PS game ROMs. This can be obtained elsewhere. Simply put, the emulator will load the game from the ROM to be played on an Android device.