In order to play PS2 games on PC you will need an emulator. The best one so far that you should use is PCSX2. It offers several outstanding features such as custom resolutions making games look better than the original, easy controller setup, as well as quick saves among others.
The PlayStation 2 or PS2 is a gaming console released by Sony in 2000. It is the successor to the original PS1 and even offered backwards compatibility to most of its game titles. This is considered as the best selling console of all time having sold more than 150 million units. Production of this model ended in 2013, 12 years after its initial release.
Playing PS2 games on your Windows 10 PC
If you grew up playing with the PlayStation 2 gaming console and you miss playing your favorite games such as Persona 3, Kingdom Hearts 2, or Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater then you can still enjoy these titles using an emulator installed in your computer.
Installing PCSX2 on Windows 10 to play PS2 games
Getting this emulator to your computer is quite easy by following these steps.
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Installing PCSX2 to PC
- Go to the PCSX2 download page.
You can do this by visiting https://pcsx2.net/ from your browser.
- Click the Download link for Windows.
This can be found on top of the page.
- Download the PCSX2 standalone installer.
This can be done by clicking the download button.
- Double click the downloaded installer.
This allows you to install the emulator to your computer.
- Choose between Normal installation or Portable installation then proceed with the installation process.
This will start the installation process.
Running a PS2 game using PCSX2
In order to play a PS2 game you will first need to get the BIOS file from your PlayStation 2 console. This is not included in the download as this is a Sony copyright. Once you have configured the PCSX2 settings you can insert the PS2 game disk into your computer DVD drive or run the game using an ISO image of the disk.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully play PS2 games on PC.
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