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All-time Great Emulators to Have On Your PC

Growing up, most of us did enjoy some great gaming titles that included Pacman, Tetris and Super Mario. During this time, certain games were only accessible on certain platforms. One was not able to play a certain game on another platform. However, thanks to the wheels of time, creative thinkers managed to come up with the idea of producing emulators. Emulators enable one to play a game on virtually any platform. In this article, we are going to focus on those emulators that allow one to play any type of game on the PC regardless of whether the game was created specifically as a mobile game or a console game.


To turn your computer into a game page of classic game titles, you will need to install RetroArch. As suggested by its titles, RetroArch is an emulator which helps users to play retro games. This, therefore, means that after installing RetroArch on your device, you will be able to run PlayStation 1 games and older. At the same time, you can enjoy Game Boy Advance games. RetroArch can be installed on mobile devices, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows devices.


The OpenEmu emulator in many ways is quite similar to RetroArch. With the OpenEmu emulator, you will be able to enjoy all those retro games that you once enjoyed in days gone by such as PlayStation 1 games or older. The only downside of OpenEmu is that it is only available on Mac OS X thus Windows and mobile device users will not be able to use OpenEmu.


At the moment, Dolphin is the only emulator for PC that can emulate third generation games. Third generation games are the games developed for Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As Dolphin boasts of high compatibility rating, it means that users will be able to access and play most third generation games easily via the Dolphin emulator. Dolphin developers constantly release new updates thus the app is continuously improving. Dolphin works with Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.


PCSX2 is an emulator solely developed to enable users to access and play PlayStation 2 games. It's really no secret that PlayStation 2 boasts of the highest number of games (most of which are top quality games) hence players will not go wrong when they install the PCSX2. PCSX2 works well with Linux and Windows. Though there is a Mac version, it's no longer updated hence players cannot access any more games than those that came with the emulator when it was first released.


PPSSPP (PlayStation Portable Simulator Suitable for Playing Portably) is an emulator solely developed to enable users to access and play PSP games. The game was developed by the same team that developed the Dolphin emulator hence users can expect more of the same features when using PPSSPP with those of the Dolphin emulator. The beauty of PPSSPP is that it functions more like a PSP console as it allows users to save their progress and resume where they left off.