A Sony PlayStation PS2 emulator is a kind of software that can run any PS2 game on other operating systems, for example, Android. An emulators keep the game’s originality with many customized options. On the top of that, games run much smoother in an emulator and it also saves your money.
In this post, you are about to find out some of the best PS2 emulators for android smartphone. Well, there are not so many options to pick the best PS2 emulator as many of them are in early access. However, let’s find out which PS2 emulators are making its entry in our top list.
Please note that PS2 emulator’s development is in the early stage and you may find may various problems like
- Spiky text
- Enormous load time
- Audio desync
- Low frames
So, here is the list of best PS2 emulator for Android.
This is a best ps2 emulator for android mobile which is compatible with 60-70% of PlayStation games. Just keep the game’s ROM file in your SD card and load it with the DamonPS2 emulator. With the popular PS2 games like God of War II, Spider-Man 2, you will get 25 to 30 fps. However, with OnePlus 6 smartphone, you get around 60 fps because it has good hardware combination to render more graphics.
This emulator is compatible with the android lollipop (5.0) or above version. Also, keep in mind that you may encounter certain graphics bugs during your gameplay.
Features that I liked
- It supports the maximum resolution of PS2 games (1080p, FHD, 16:9 Widescreen)
- The on-screen gamepad looks similar to your PS2 console controller
- You can use multiple formats of ROMs such as iso, bin, nrg or img.
- No advertisement in this application
Price: $9.99 > Download DamonPS2 Pro
Highly Recommended for you: If you are a Nintendo fanboy, you should check my list on best GBA Emulator for Android
Robert .K’s PS2
It’s time to check this free PS2 emulator for your android mobile that can do the job done. This is probably the only working free PS2 emulator for android right now. It supports .bin, .mdf, .pbp, .toc, .cbn, .m3u, .iso, .img, .cue, zip, 7z ROMs. It also supports major games like Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 with original frames.
Features that I liked
- Excellent performance and in-game graphics (tested on OnePlus 6)
- On-screen buttons have good size and its very easy to use
- It fits in different screen sizes with full-screen mode including Galaxy S7 edge
- Less stuttering and full HD optimization (requires more CPU power)
Price: Free > Download PS2 Emulator
That’s all folks, I have only two verified emulators for you right now but I will add more in future. There are various other PS2 emulators on the Google Play store but every single emulator does nothing but shows a lot of ads.
Recommendations for Android PS2 Emulators
I would highly recommend you to have a high-end Android smartphone to use PS2 Emulators. The reason behind it is that PS2 games have very high-quality graphics and they are very large in size (in GBs). Now, to run such a huge file, you need the best processor, GPU, and high RAM. If not, you will get stuttering and frame lag between games, black screen, which gives you bad gaming experience. So, follow these recommendations before you use any of the Emulator.
- Android phone with Snapdragon 835 processor or higher
- Minimum 4 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage
- Graphical Unit (GPU) of Adreno 540 GPU or higher
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