Version1(as of 5/21/2015)
PlatformsWindows, Linux
LicenseOpen Source
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Rating:3.9  |  28 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports thousands of PS2 games
  • Enables custom resolutions up to 4096x4096
  • Provides save states that can be loaded almost anywhere in the game
  • Allows game speed control

Software Overview

PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 (PS2) emulator for Windows and Linux. It was originally released in 2002 and follows the PCSX emulator, which is used to play PlayStation games.

PCSX2 allows you to play thousands of PS2 games, from Gran Truism 4 to Kingdom Hearts II to Final Fantasy XII. The emulator allows you to set custom resolutions for the games, create save states that load from almost anywhere in the game, and the ability to decrease or increase game speed. The emulator is extensible, as well, with a variety of available plugins that can be installed to enhance compatibility and performance of the program.

PCSX2 is used by gamers who want to relive their PS2 glory days. It supports a large number of games and features useful capabilities, such as game speed control and save states. Although the emulator can be tricky to set up, once it is up and running, PCSX2 is a stable and powerful option for playing your favorite PS2 games.

Primary File Type

file  icon.P2SPCSX2 Saved State

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.P2SPCSX2 Saved State
.ELFPlayStation Executable File
.ISOPlayStation 2 ROM File
.LILYPCSX2 LilyPad Configuration File
.NVMPlayStation 2 BIOS Configuration File
.PNACHPCSX2 Patch File
.PS2PCSX2 Memory Card File
Updated 5/21/2015