The Best Emulators of the First Playstation for Android

Best Emulators
Written by Hassan Abbas

The announcement of Playstation Classic by Sony has caught many (or not) by surprise. There is a whole generation of players who started in the world of videogames with their PSX, which remained no less than twelve years in circulation, one less than its predecessor. The truth is that current technology is able to emulate those games, including our Android devices. In the same way that we already did with Super Nintendo and Megadrive, it is worth mentioning some of the best Playstation emulators for Android.

Best Emulators

Retroarch 64 (Beetle PSX)

RetroArch Plus
RetroArch Plus
Developer: Libretro
Price: Free

Recently, the well-known modular container of retroarch emulators launched a new version for 64-bit architectures that made better use of the hardware of the device, especially when emulating systems with 3D graphics. The core of the Beetle PSX emulator (the fork of the Mednafen core) has been substantially improved and now runs great on any midrange device. In addition, given the unified configuration system and the simplified Retroarch interface, they make it one of the best alternatives for beginners.

Another fact to keep in mind is that within the Retroarch itself several different cores are included. Most users prefer Pcsx ReArmed Enhanced to the above mentioned because they have a more accurate emulation, although Mednafen also gives good results at the expense of higher hardware requirements.


ePSXe for Android
ePSXe for Android
Developer: epsxe software s.l.
Price: 2,99 €

All a classic that at the time became the best alternative to emulate Playstation on PC. One of the few original projects that are not based on an open source third-party code, so it makes sense that it is a paid application available only through Google Play. Other unique features include a two-player mode through the same device using two simultaneous touchscreen controls, in addition to allowing the connection and detection of almost any physical control.

Also See: Best Games for Android – September 2018 – Best of Android


Another multi-system emulator that includes one of Playstation among its rows. In this case, the core of the Mednafen open emulator is also used, and although the results are really good, many of the star functions are saved for the paid version, such as self-saving or the ability to map the controls using touch gestures.

For more stuff visit our site and discover what you want.

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

Leave a Comment