What are the best free emulators for android?

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    #1AwePSP

    AwePSP
    This free Android emulator will allow you to play your favorite PSP games on your Android devices. It supports most common file formats, so you just need to download the game and you will be ready to enjoy that game on your phone or tablet. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Eugene Davidson
    Written on December 22, 2017
    "I used this to turn one of my unused phones into a virtual PSP. Everyone's been totally in awe of it (ha ha!). Really, it works, and it's quite the surprise when you hand a grungy Droid to someone with AwePSP installed. Great emulator!"
  2. 15

    #2SNESDroid

    SNESDroid

    Enjoy your favorite SNES games with SNESDroid, the free emulator that will allow you to revive the passion of playing your favorite SNES games. Just download he ROM of that game and play it on the emulator, as easy as that!

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Judy Warren
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "SNESDroing is made for your phone and is a free emulator of SNES games. A quick download and you are on your way to playing games. Doesn't require root access either which is good. I found that even if you don't have a lot of technical knowledge that this app is easy to set up. I found a number of games I liked to play and have used the emulator for this purpose."
  3. 15

    #3ePSXe for Android

    ePSXe for Android

    ePSXe for Android is a Playstation emulator (PSX and PSOne). It is a port of the famous ePSXe for PC. ePSXe provides very high compatibility, good speed, and accurate sound. It includes a two players option with a split-screen mode.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Michael Kong
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "best playstation emulation as far as i know"
  1. 10

    #4ClassicBoy

    ClassicBoy

    ClassicBoy is an All-in-one emulator that runs roms that emulate different gaming platforms like PS1, N64, GBA, GB, GBC, NES, SEGA Genesis, SNK NeoGeo.


    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Olivia Ferguson
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "I needed to find the best free emulator for android. I found the ClassicBoy. I LOVE this! I can play my favorite old games and it's awesome! It's includes GBA, GB, NES, SEGA Genesis, and a bunch of other games. It's my favorite emulator by far. I've had no issues with it working or crashing, either. Awesome and highly recommended!"
  2. 10

    #5Pretendo NDS Emulator

    Pretendo NDS Emulator
    Enjoy your favorite Nintendo DS games with this free emulator, a software that will allow you to play your favorite games on your Android device. Since your phone has its own touch screen, you will be able to use it as the Nintendo DS's lower touch screen. 





    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Philip Butler
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "If you want to play old school games this is the place to do it. They have an emulator for almost all android based phones that allow you to play classics that you wouldn't be able to unless you had a DS. It has a friendly interface that kids and adults alike. It's easy to download and install on your phone and doesn't really use that much battery. Super useful tool for keeping the children busy! "
  3. 10

    #6Matsu PSX Emulator

    Matsu PSX Emulator

    Matsu PSX Emulator is a multi-emulator for Android which supporting multiple consoles like PSX, SNES, NES, GBA, GBC, Genesis. it also contains various functions such as state save, fast forward, rewind, etc.

    Apps

    Android

    Nancy Rios
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "I like others, I have games that belong to different consoles and instead of switching out game controls or apps for every game I play I just use the Matsu PSX Emulator, which acts as a games controller for a lot of different games, it easy to use and my new must have...It's kind of like having a universal gaming controller right in your phone. "
  4. 4

    #7RetroArch

    RetroArch

    RetroArch is a free emulator that makes use of a powerful development interface called Libretro to make it compatible with PlayStation, Game Boy, SNES, and Nintendo DS. It requires users to download some programs called 'cores' from within the app.  

    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Frank Phillips
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Probably, RetroArch is the best emulator out there. It is a well trusted app. Only issues are some of the emulators don't work for certain files, and controls customization to make them look more like Gameboy controls or like the GameCube controls is quite hard and requires a lot of effort. "
  5. 4

    #8Free DS Emulator

    Free DS Emulator
    Play your favorite Nintendo DS games on your Android devices using this emulator. You will be able to save and load your games: you just need the ROM of that game and you will be good to go. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Edward Wade
    Written on December 24, 2017
    "Free DS Emulator lets you emulate DS games on your android, both phone and other devices. You can even save and load games at any points to help you with game play. It's easy to use and will let you re-live your old DS games."

Summary

Best What are the best free emulators for android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AwePSPApps 19 Free
2SNESDroidApps 15 Free
3ePSXe for AndroidApps 15 Free
4ClassicBoy Apps 10 Free
5Pretendo NDS EmulatorApps 10 Free
6Matsu PSX EmulatorApps 10 Paid
7RetroArchApps 4 Free
8Free DS EmulatorApps 4 Free
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