Right now, you may be wondering why we only recommend 2 emulators, simply because the rest of the PlayStation 2 emulators for PC are rubbish.
That’s why I decided to hit the table and find out what are the two best emulators for PC, whether you use Windows or Mac operating system, and even Linux.
Make yourself comfortable, prepare the popcorn, that this begins!!!.
Table of Contents
Which is the BIOS of PS2 and because it’s important
I told you that you were going to discover which are the best PS2 emulators for pc, but the truth is that they won’t do you any good if you don’t have the so-called BIOS.
This is bios; without going into unnecessary technicalities and keeping it simple, we will refer to the BIOS as the operating system of the PS2; without this BIOS, the only thing you will have will be a useless program taking up space on your computer.
If you doubt that you can commit something illegal, I’ll tell you that it’s completely legal since Sony itself (the owner of PlayStation2) has liberalized this BIOS.
🎮 Best PS2 Emulator for PC: PCSX2
I’m saying it’s the best for five weight reasons:
- It’s the easiest to set up.
- It is very specialized in the PS2 (RetroArch, the next option I give you is for all consoles).
- It is very easy to use.
- It’s fast.
- He needs a few resources.
What Requirements PCSX2 Has?
As you can see below, it can run very well on machines with very few resources; I am sure that anyone can use this emulator.
- CPU: Anyone who supports SSE2 (Pentium 4, Athlon64 or higher)
- GPU: Anyone who supports Pixel Shader model 3.0
- RAM: 2GB
- Windows XP SP3
- Two GB video
- CPU: Intel Core i3/5/7 4th Gen or AMD FX-8350 or higher.
- GPU: Anyone who supports DirectX 11
- RAM: 2GB or more
- Windows 8.1 x64
What Performance I’ll Get with PCSX2
The performance you’ll get will be the same as if you have a factory PlayStation 2.
And the best thing is that you can enjoy the best titles of this video game console for free because with the websites that I leave you, in the end, you can enjoy as a dwarf of all PlayStation 2 games for free.
As an image, it is worth a thousand words, and a video for 10,000 left you one showing how well it works playing the already mythical God of War.
PS2’s Second Best PC Emulator: RetroArch
RetroArch is the 4×4 of the emulators; it serves both to emulate, PS1, as PSP, GameCube, and a long etcetera, in that etcetera, of course, this the Play 2.
What is RetroArch, really?
The definition could be perfect that it is a program that gives you the possibility to emulate all the consoles on the market and some operating systems; in the next section, I leave you a list of everything that manages to emulate
What Does RetroArch Emulate Achieve?
- PlayStation 1.
- PlayStation 2.
- Game Boy.
- Game Boy Advance.
- Nintendo 64.
- Nintendo DS…
- Sega Master System.
- Mega Drive.
- Super Nintendo.
- ZX Spectrum.
How to Configure and Install RetroArch and DO NOT Die on Attempt?
I have put RetroArch as the second-best option precisely because it is a bit smooth to configure it to go like silk, but I personally have managed to make it work on my PC as a normal PS2.
Works Well RetroArch
I’ve only tried it on PS2, and it goes perfectly, but I’ve only found PS1 videos, and my computer doesn’t give enough to record screen and run this emulator.