The PCSX2 PlayStation 2 Emulator can now play over 99% of PS2 games
PC gamers can now play over 99% of the PlayStation 2’s library thanks to PCSX2
Modern emulators are a godsend for game preservationists, and gamers who simply want to replay classic titles without original hardware. When it comes to emulation, PCSX2 is a shining example of what the emulation community has achieved. Right now, over 99% of PS2 games are playable using the emulator. That’s an incredible feat given the sheer size of the console’s library.
Given the popularity of Sony’s PlayStation 2 and its huge library, it is unsurprising that PCSX2 is a popular emulator. Even now the emulator receives nightly version updates from its development team, squashing bugs while also making the emulator more accurate and performant.
On the PCSX2 website, the team has stated that they are getting closer to a new “stable version” of the emulator. This version of the emulator is for those who do not wish to use the emulator’s “sometimes buggy” nightly releases. That said, the emulator’s nightly builds feature the latest optimisations and bugfixes, which makes it the best option for those who want the best experience. Even so, there is a change that new nightly builds introduce new bugs or accidental regressions.
Right now, PCSX2 can play almost all PlayStation 2 games from start to finish with only minor issues. These issues are being addressed with frequent emulator updates. In time it is possible that the emulator will be able to play all PlayStation 2 titles perfectly.
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