What are the best PS1 (PSX) emulators?

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    #1PSXeven

    PSXeven

    PSXeven is a free and fast Sony PlayStation Emulator for Windows which you can play your favorites Playstation games such 'Metal Gear Solid', 'Final Fantasy VII', 'Resident Evil' on a Windows PC. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Graciela Murillo
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "I didn't see a lot of information on the PSX emulators on the site. I didn't like that the only thing I could do is download . I did like that the site gave different choices of systems though."
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    #2PCSX Reloaded

    PCSX Reloaded

    PCSX Reloaded is a free console emulator designed to be used with the PSX to run on your PC. Now is compatible with different operating systems like Microsoft Windows, OS X and GNU Linux.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Angel Trivedi
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "Me and my friend really wanted to play some games that we grew up playing so he suggested us to try an emulator, PCSX Reloaded. We could not figure out how to get it configured though."
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    #3Matsu 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

    Paul Medina
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "The app provides emulators for multiple consoles which is really great to have all in. I am not sure how this app provides a way to play games with joystick but so far it has the main good features."
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    #4ePSXe 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

    Lori Roberts
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "It's a little bit clunky at times and the processor's not as fast, but all things considered this is probably the best emulator I've tried out so far. The graphics are great and it does a fantastic job of simulating the PS1."
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    #5RetroArch

    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

    David Nelson
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "I'll give it to them, they make good use out of the platform they have but this emulator simply is not ready. The games are incredibly laggy even on newer phones to the point where it's more frustrating than fun. Also, most of the great games that we grew up playing aren't even available."
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    #6FPse for Android

    FPse for Android

    FPse is an emulator app for Android devices that allows users to run and play classic PlayStation games on their smartphones. It supports a long list of games paired with hardware acceleration and improved graphics using OpenGL.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.63

    Anthony Harper
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Playing nostalgic games has always been something I like to do. I decided to give FPse for android a try since I no longer have a PS1. This emulator let me play a lot of games from my past with no problem."
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    #7The Virtual Game Station (VGS)

    The Virtual Game Station (VGS)

    The Virtual Game Station (VGS) is a free and fast emulator developed by Connectix which allow PSX games to be used on a Windows PC and Classic Mac OS. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Craig Cole
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "Finding original PS1 games can be expensive as well as a hassle! One day I thought to use an emulator in order to save money as well as get some of my favorite games. The Virtual Game Station (VGS) was the best source that I came across. This emulator is one of the most stable that I have come across."
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    #8Mednafen

    Mednafen

    Mednafen is a game emulator for Windows and Linux. It utilizes platforms such as OpenGL and SDL. It can emulate games from Nintendo, Sega PC Engine, and other handheld games. Users can remap keys, set save states and record clips.

    Software

    Windows, Linux

    Free

    Emily Lopes
    Written on May 4, 2019
    "Best emulator for PSX"

Summary

Best What are the best PS1 (PSX) emulators
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PSXevenSoftware 10 Free
2PCSX ReloadedSoftware 10 Free
3Matsu PSX EmulatorApps 7 Paid
4ePSXe for AndroidApps 6 Free
5RetroArchApps 5 Free
6FPse for AndroidApps 2 Paid
7The Virtual Game Station (VGS)Software 2 Free
8MednafenSoftware 0 Free
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