PCSX2

PCSX2 1.2.1

PC emulator for Playstation 2

PCSX2 is a Playstation 2 emulator for PC. View full description

PROS

  • Emulates PS2 games with remarkable accuracy
  • You can toggle between Windows and the Emulator

CONS

  • Setup process can be complicated
  • Crashes when dealing with complex graphics

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PCSX2 is a Playstation 2 emulator for PC.

The PCSX2 project has been running for a little over four years now, and its popularity has grown steadily since its release. From initially just being able to run a few public domain demos, PCSX2's current state enables many games to boot and actually go in-game, such as the famous Final Fantasy X or Devil May Cry 3.

PS2 Emulation is a complex task, far worse than emulating previous generation consoles like the PlayStation 1, N64 or Saturn, simply due to the CPU power required to get 'playable' speeds from a PS2 game under emulation. PCSX2 does the job remarkably well, but don't throw your Playstation 2 away quite yet. It struggles with high-speed action and is prone to freezing or crashing at the most annoying moments.

PCSX2 comes in 2 versions, the TLB and the VM (virtual memory) one. The TLB version is pcsx2t.exe while the VM version is pcsx2.exe. First try running the VM version, following the instructions given (type your account user name, log off/on and restart). If PCSX2 still fails to allocate the memory, simply use the TLB version. Don't worry - the speed difference is not that great. After that, the PCSX2 setup procedure is quite lengthy, although if your Playstation 2 is broken, you'll find this a more than adequate replacement.

PCSX2 is an adequate PS2 emulator. Just don't expect miracles!

Changes

  • TLB Slowness bug fixed

PCSX2 is a Playstation 2 Emulattor for Windows

PCSX2 is a Playstation 2 emulator for PC which has been going for over 10 years. The compatibility rates boast over 80% of all PS2 games as playable and provides an enjoyable experience for reasonably powerful computers, but provides support for lower end computers for those curious to seeing their Playstation 2 games working on their PC!

The emulator provides means of using controllers to simulate the Playstation experience and gives you the ability to either run the games straight from the disc or as an ISO image from your hard drive.

Other notable features are as follow:

Savestates - You can press one button to save the current "State" of your game so if you need to turn it off, you can jump right back to where you were without waiting for the game to load!

Unlimited Memory Cards - You can save as many memory cards as you like, you are no longer limited to the single physical cards like you would be on the real machine. What's even better, you can have anything from 8mb to 64mb cards!

Higher Definition Graphics - With PCSX2 you have the ability to play your games in 1080p, or even 4K HD if you want to! The graphics plugin GSDX gives you the opportunity to simulate the real experience or make your game look like a Playstation 3 HD re-release!.

The only thing you require other than the emulator and a game is your Playstation 2 BIOS, which can be extracted from your console.

PCSX2

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PCSX2 1.2.1

— User reviews — about PCSX2

  • himalayasaxena

    by himalayasaxena

    "Download PCSC2 Bios"

    those who need PCSX2 Bios all in one pack can get it here http://www.gammerson.com/2015/05/download-pcsx-2-bios-files-al... More.

    reviewed on May 7, 2015

  • deadsinscoryander

    by deadsinscoryander

    "A good idea that was poorly executed."

    Probably the worst emulator I have ever come across. Does a terrible job at keeping a steady frame rate and not only thi... More.

    reviewed on November 19, 2014

  • mrbruc3l33

    by mrbruc3l33

    "Good Emulator takes a little skill to set up"

    One you dump your bois and get the plug in's, works really good. Emulation is very good. Just need to do a lot of work... More.

    reviewed on August 30, 2011

  • sreeramanil30

    by sreeramanil30

    "hmmm"

    not at all yser friendly :( good aatempt anyways............!!!!!!. More.

    reviewed on April 11, 2011

  • mythman

    by mythman

    "What the crap!"

    it is ok it could be a whole lot better So i took it out of my computer it is a waste of time for me having to download ... More.

    reviewed on February 16, 2009

  • lesl

    by lesl

    "Impossible"

    This is not an easy application to use. First you have to get the PS2 BIOS that isn't in the PCSX setup. Apparently it... More.

    reviewed on December 5, 2007