In this article, we are going to introduce the AetherSX2 emulator for running PlayStation 2 games on Android and teach you how to use it.
Simulating PlayStation 2 games has long been a confusing and troublesome task. While it is quite possible to install PlayStation 2 games using some of the emulators in the Google Play Store on the Android operating system, none of these softwares are optimized enough. But from now on, the AetherSX2 emulator will be the best way to play PlayStation 2 titles.
According to the tests performed on the games, the results are surprisingly good; However, to play PlayStation 2 games, you have to use the most powerful phones on the market. The test videos you will see below were all recorded on a One Plus 9 Pro phone and Android 12; Even though the One Plus 9 Pro is one of the strongest smartphones on the market, it can hardly play some popular titles, so if your smartphone has less power, you may see a weaker performance.
For more information about the system requirements and applicable titles, you can go to AetherSX2 official site See.
Why AetherSX2 emulator?
Many of you are familiar with the PCSX2 emulator for the PlayStation 2; This application is one of the most successful emulators of PlayStation 2, which has been in development for more than 10 years and has the ability to run almost all PlayStation 2 games.
Interestingly, the creators of AetherSX2 have used the emulator’s coding and BIOS to develop it, which is far superior to other Android emulators.
Can my phone run this PlayStation 2 emulator?
To run AetherSX2 you need a 64-bit device and a powerful processor (at least one Snapdragon 845). You can enable the Vulkan or OpenGL option to run games better, depending on which one is best for your smartphone. Interestingly, you can also change these settings from within the game.
If you watch the videos of this simulator, you will notice that sometimes some buttons (like D-Pad) will not be on the screen. This is because it saves space on the screen and you can change it in the emulator menu.
Ideal settings for AetherSX2 emulator
Despite the importance of the phone processor for better performance of this simulator, you can increase the performance of games on your mobile phone by activating the following settings:
Games tested in this simulator
Game Ratchet & Clack
Ratchet and Clank is one of the best PlayStation 2 games and I was personally very excited to try it on my mobile phone. Although the game is not yet perfect and has minor issues, you can tweak most of the bugs by adjusting the settings. The video below was recorded on a OnePluse 9 Pro.
Title Need for Speed: Underground 2
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is one of those games that requires the implementation of the mentioned settings to optimize the performance from 60% to 100%. The video below was also recorded on a OnePluse 9 Pro phone.
How to download AetherSX2 emulator?
Development of the AetherSX2 emulator is in the alpha phase; However, you can from Here Register to access it.
Given the performance of other PlayStation 2 emulators for Android, it is clear that the AetherSX2 emulator has a bright future, and with repeated updates and the efforts of the development team, one can only wait and see what other news of this emulator will be released.
If you are interested in emulators and PlayStation, you can also read the tutorial article on playing PlayStation 3 games on PC.
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