What are the best PS2 emulators for Android?

It used to be that emulation software could only be run on powerful PC hardware. Nowadays, smartphones are now capable of running emulators for high-end consoles such as the PS2. Here are some of the best PS2 emulators for Android as an example.

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    #1Golden PS2

    Golden PS2

    Golden PS2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator mobile app for Android device users. It is considered one of the fastest PS2 emulators in the Play Store. It was developed by Fas Emulators.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Sun Zhou
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "One of the best PS2 emulators that I have tried for Android so far. It runs all the games that I have tried so far well. It supports a wide variety of file formats and can even run games at FHD if your phone can handle it."
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    #2Free HD PS2 Emulator

    Free HD PS2 Emulator

    Free HD PS2 Emulator - Android Emulator For PS2 is an Android app developed by Exclusive Emulators, LLC which supports Gamepad and allows users to load and save game states. This app does not contain ROMs or ISOs.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Sara Owens
    Written on November 7, 2018
    "This is pretty much a new emulator but I must say some PS2 games work nice and smooth here."
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    #3Emulator For PS2

    Emulator For PS2

    Emulator For PS2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Android devices. It can also play PSX and PSOne games on your device at high def with some new features with a large number of games available for them.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Frank Jones
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "What are you saying @Benito? This one I think is one of the best PS2 emulators for Android and I don't even know why this is not on the top 3 answers of this list."

DID YOU KNOW?

The PlayStation 2, Sony's home game console series, is the best-selling console of all time. It's also among the list of the longest active consoles of all time? The PS2 was first launched in 2000 and were sold like hotcakes all over the world. It reached the 100-million mark in units sold in 2005, less than 6 years since its first day on the market. It was so competitive that they continued their production. This is despite the fact that the PlayStation 3 was already introduced. Sony decided to end its operation in 2013. They wanted to concentrate on the PlayStation 3 and the development of PlayStation 4. By that time, they already sold more than 155 million PS2 units, with more than 1 billion games for the console.

The PS2's long 13 years on sale was only behind two other consoles. The Atari Video Computer System, from 1977 to 1992 (15 years). As well as the SNKPlaymore Neo Geo Megashock AES, from 1991 to 2004 (13 years). By the number of units sold, the PS2 is quite ahead of the competition. Its number of units sold is more than 50 million of what the PlayStation had, its predecessor. The PS2 was such a big success that it inspired emulators long after its discontinuation. This was true for PlayStation 2 emulators for Android. Users were on the look-out for the best PS2 emulators in the market and there was no shortage of good choices.

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    #4Play!

    Play!

    Play! is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Android devices, Windows computers, and macOS. It is currently under development and provides updates periodically, as well as changelogs on their main forum.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Arthur Murphy
    Written on October 17, 2018
    "Still under production, but it shows promise. I've tried out their public releases and so far the games it can run have run smoothly without much freezing. Will totally wait for this to get released"
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    #5PPSS2 Golden

    PPSS2 Golden

    PPSS2 Golden is a PS2 emulator app for Android developed by Jean-Phillip Desjardins. This app allows gamers to install and play various PS2 compatible games with their Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Zachary Russell
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "This is a really fun game that let me play FF12 on my mobile p[hone which is like dream come true to all final fantasy addicts."
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    #6PTWOE

    PTWOE

    PTWOE is a PlayStation 2 emulator app for Android device users. It is an independent creation from the Play Store's open source project and is one of the very first PS2 emulators ever created.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jason Brewer
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "Not really that great of an app but whatever fits right? I'll bear with this til a programming genius comes along and invents a more decent app"
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    #7Gold PS2 Emulator

    Gold PS2 Emulator

    Gold PS2 Emulator is a PlayStation 2 emulator available for Android that can be installed via an APK file. It has support for cheat codes and PS2 games in various formats aside from ISO and a virtual PS2 controller layout.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Zheng Hao
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "It works well enough and I'm having fun with it so far. The ads can get annoying though but it's to be expected. This is a free game after all."
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    #8New PS2 Emulator

    New PS2 Emulator

    New PS2 Emulator is a PlayStation 2 emulator mobile application for Android device users. It also allows PSX games to be played on your mobile devices. Requires a high specs phone for it to work properly.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Wang Luo
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "I installed this so my kid can play PS2 games on his phone and it works well. So far, we've tried Crash Team Racing and Spider-Man and he had a lot of fun playing."
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    #9PSP / PS2 Emulator

    PSP / PS2 Emulator

    PSP / PS2 Emulator is a PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable emulator mobile application for Android device users. It is a free application on Play Store and can play PS2 games in HD.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kimberly Stevens
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "This is a decent app that lets you play psp games as well. Having played dirge of cerberus and crisis core back to back is a real happy pill for me."
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    #10DamonPS2 Pro

    DamonPS2 Pro

    DamonPS2 Pro is a PS2 emulator mobile application for Android OS users. It is one of the fastest PlayStation 2 emulators in the market. It can also play PSP games and is compatible with more than 80% of Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    $9.99- with in-app purchases

    Nancy Mitchell
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "This is one of the fastest and most functioning emulators of PS2 on the Android store. It is really hard to find a high quality emulator because the phones still aren't really capable to process a huge amount of data like PS 2 games."

Summary

Best What are the best PS2 emulators for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Golden PS2Apps -7 Free
2Free HD PS2 EmulatorApps -14 Free
3Emulator For PS2Apps -16 Free
4Play!Apps -18 Free
5PPSS2 GoldenApps -19 Free
6PTWOEApps -19 Free
7Gold PS2 EmulatorApps -20 Free
8New PS2 EmulatorApps -25 Free
9PSP / PS2 EmulatorApps -26 Free
10DamonPS2 ProApps -77 Paid
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