PCSX2 the real Playstation 2 Emulator

PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows and Linux, started by the same team that brought you PCSX (a Sony PlayStation 1 emulator)

The PCSX2 project attempts to allow PS2 code to be executed on your computer, thus meaning you can put a PS2 DVD or CD into your computers drive, and boot it up!

The project has been running for a little over four years now, and since it’s initial release has grown in compatibility. From initially just being able to run a few public domain demos, it’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.

Final Fantasy 10Since i’ve been getting some visitors who’s searching for a freeware PS2 emulator, i’m going to post the one and only REAL PS2 Emulator that’s under heavy development and available on the internet as freeware / open source unlike others which is fake (trojan, worms, spyware, adware, etc). And this emulator name is PCSX2.

This open source project at first can only play homebrew / homemade games not a commercial games but now most of commercial games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi, etc can be played on this emulator, although you’ll need a really POWERFULL Machine (computer) to play games in desirable frame rate.

Dragon Ball TenkaichiBtw with my current computer setup, i wasnt able to play ps2 games at desirable frame rate / at very low frame rate, and my computer setup is like this :

  • Athlon XP (Barton) 2600+ Processor
  • ASUS V8460 Ultra Deluxe – Nvidia GeForce 4 TI 4600
  • 1 GB PC3200 DDR – 2 x 512 MB (Dual DDR Activated)

That’s the most important part of your computer if you want a desirable frame rate (30++ FPS) to play ps2 games normally

But to play a ps2 games you’ll need to have a PS2 BIOS first, just search for it. But remember its illegal to download a ps2 bios if you don’t own a real ps2 :P … and if you need some help on how to configure pcsx2, you can read my posts on how to use pcsx2 the playstation 2 emulator

That’s all about it … enjoy it ;)


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114 comments on “PCSX2 the real Playstation 2 Emulator

  1. hey reaper i ave used ur guide to start the ps2 emu, i ave the bios, but everytime i try to play it shuts off :s, do u know wat the problem might be? if not can u send me the link to ps2 emu and bios pls, to c if the problem is from my download :s. my email is [email protected]. rite thanks

  2. hi
    i have some problem by low speed of game in this emuator . are have any solution for this?
    my pc:p 4 2.800 1m and 512 DDR ram vga 128 5200 and by 768mb ram also tested but still have a low speed plz guide me
    thank’s for all

  3. I havent tried it yet, but as a note, if the mgs3 status is not playable under pcsx2 compatibility page , then there’s nothing you can do :(

  4. The game starts and stops at the screen which displays “Memory card (ps2)/1 7,998KB No Data”. Specs of my system

  5. I don’t know if this PS2 emulator will work. I wonder if there were missing files in the previous downloads of the emulator, but all I want to do is to play Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. I’ll try this one.

  6. um sorry but plz dont kill me for double posting ….but i…uh….need …………bios sorry about the periods im shy heh!