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PCSX2for Windows

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PCSX2 emulates the original PlayStation 2 console. Toss out your cd’s because all you need now are the downloadable files for booting the games.

Classics from console on your PC

PCSX2 is a perfect program for anyone looking to bring back the nostalgia of playing PlayStation 2 games, but on PC.

This emulator focuses on titles that were created for the PS2 console. It has everything you need to run any game meant for the original system. The games you want to play might have a price tag on them, as they legally should, but PCSX2 is totally free. However, where a lack of a price tag might imply lower quality in other applications, this program stands out. It’s a high-quality stand-in for the original platform. Other emulators, like PS2emu, are fantastic. But, this one is highly regarded as one of the most faithful to the original setup.

Although older computers might have a hard time with this program, most modern computers run it just fine. In fact, it carries quite a few pulls and levers to play with. These settings are great for adjusting the details needed for your specific setup. If you’re tech-savvy, this is fantastic. However, some might consider the installation and deeper configuration a little complicated. Luckily, plenty of guides and online forums provide easy steps for a great start.

Once you’re ready, everything is smooth sailing the rest of the way. The emulator works exactly as intended with every game available. Plug-ins and extras are available and are backed by large communities.

Where can you run this program?

This program runs on Windows Vista and later.

Is there a better alternative?

No. Most emulators work just fine, but PCSX2 makes a point of being spot-on with the specifications from the original console.

Our take

PCSX2 is a great choice for fans of the PS2 console. The games are available all over the web, all you have to do is pick an emulator, and this is one of the best emulators out there.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re interested in blasting into the past for some classic gaming, this is an application for you.

PCSX2for Windows

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