PS2: AetherSX2 launched which allows you to emulate the console on Android systems

PS2: AetherSX2 launched which allows you to emulate the console on Android systems


After so many years of waiting, even Android systems have a working PS2 emulator. It is called AetherSX2 and is freely downloadable from Google Play, in the early access version. It was developed by Tahlreth with the blessing of the PCSX2 team, the best PS2 emulator out there.

As the author of AetherSX2 is keen to point out, the emulation is legal if you play the games you own originals and make a digital copy of the disk (dump). You also need to make the BIOS dump of your console, to be used with the emulator, in order to launch the games.

God of War II runs very well on AetherSX2 Of course, to emulate PS2 you need a performing device. The author recommends having at least one with the Snapdragon 845 chip, or equivalent, with four cores that allow multi-threaded VU activation. In case of problems, you can improve performance by changing the emulation settings for single game.

Lots of games already tested that run perfectly, such as Sly Cooper 2, Need for Speed ​​Underground, God of War and God of War 2 and many more. AetherSX naturally includes touch controls, which appear on the screen, but it is better to play them with a controller compatible with Android systems, which significantly improves performance.

AetherSX2 on Google Play

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AetherSX2 beta released: PS2 emulator for Android

AetherSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator that runs on Android devices and which early testers have indicated offers strong performance on recent phones with flagship-class chips from Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek.

Now you can try it out for yourself. AestherSX2 Beta is now available from the Google Play Store.




Note that this is a pre-release testing build which may still have some bugs to work out. And the developer recommends running AetherSX2 on devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or later processor for best performance, or a device with similar performance (including four ARM Cortex-A75 or equivalent CPU cores).

While you can run AetherSX2 on slower hardware, games will run more slowly. And if you’re using a device with Mali or PowerVR graphics, for example, the Vulkan graphics API won’t be used, and graphics performance will be lower.

And, as with all PS2 emulators, AetherSX2 does not come with any games and it doesn’t include a PS2 BIOS file, since these are all proprietary, so you’ll need to provide your own.

But the app has generated a lot of buzz in recent weeks, and early reports seem to indicate that it runs most games well on flagship-class phones released within the past few years, although not every game will work perfectly on every phone.

via @MishaalRahman and /r/Android

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