Version1(as of 6/29/2023)
PlatformsWindows, Linux
LicenseOpen Source
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Rating:3.9  |  31 Votes

Main Features

  • Allows gamers to play PS2 games on their PC
  • Suports thousands of PS2 games
  • Can create and load save states at nearly any point
  • Allows players to adjust resolution and game speed

Software Overview

PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 (PS2) emulator for Windows and Linux. It allows gamers to play PS2 games on their PCs (by loading them from .ISO files).

PCSX2 supports thousands of PS2 games, including popular titles like Gran Tourismo 4, Final Fantasy X, and Spider-Man 2. Helpfully, the emulator's wiki lists all the games it supports. Additionally, PCSX2 allows you to create and load save states at nearly any point during a game, increase or decrease game speed, and specify custom gameplay resolutions. If you don't find those default features sufficient, you can install additional features via a variety of PCSX2 plug-ins.


If you're looking to relive the glory days of the PS2, firing up PCSX2 is a great way to do so. It can play most popular and niche PS2 games without any hiccups. While setting up PCSX2 can take a little bit of work, the emulator's helpful setup guides should get you through that process. And then, you'll be gaming like it's the year 2000 again.

Primary File Type

file  icon.P2SPCSX2 Saved State

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.P2SPCSX2 Saved State
.BINPSX PlayStation BIOS Image
.ELFPlayStation Executable
.IPUPlayStation 2 In-Game Video
.ISOPlayStation 2 ROM File
.LILYPCSX2 LilyPad Configuration File
.NVMPlayStation 2 BIOS Configuration File
.PNACHPCSX2 Patch File
.PS2PCSX2 Memory Card
Updated 6/29/2023