RetroArch

4.0
42.9K reviews
1M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

RetroArch is an open-source project that makes use of a powerful development interface called Libretro. Libretro is an interface that allows you to make cross-platform applications that can use rich features such as OpenGL, cross-platform camera support, location support, and more in the future.

It comes with its own built-in collection of applications to provide you with a 'one-stop-shop' for entertainment.

Libretro and RetroArch are perfectly suited for creating games, emulators and multimedia programs. If you want to learn more, go to our website (listed below).

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!!!
This version of RetroArch differs from the one available on our website (www.retroarch.com) in that there is no Core Downloader, in compliance with the Google Play Store's policies. This version supports 50 cores max. If this is not enough for your needs, there are two options:

* Get RetroArch Plus, also available for free on the Play Store (this supports up to 127 cores). This version requires Android 8.0 or higher.
* Get RetroArch from our website (www.retroarch.com) and download the APK and install it. This version has the Core Downloader and is considered the 'full-fat' version.

Pros of the Play Store version vs. the website APK:
* Automatic weekly updates of both cores and RetroArch.
Cons of the Play Store version vs. the website APK:
* Only 50 cores supported max

FEATURES:
* Eye-candy menus to choose from!
* Scan files / directories and add them to game system collections!
* View database information about each game once added to a collection!
* Download programs ('cores') online
* Update everything!
* Download Game & Watch games and play them with our exclusive Game & Watch emulator!
* Built-in input remapping
* Ability to remap controls
* Ability to enter and load cheats
* Multi-language support!
* Over 80+ programs('cores') now and counting!
* Play multiplayer with NetPlay!
* Take screenshots, save states and more!

* No DRM
* No restrictions on usage
* Open-source
* No push ads
* No spying
* No ads period

Join us on discord for support and netplay matchmaking
https://discord.gg/C4amCeV

Visit our Youtube channel here for tutorials, gameplays, news and development progress!
https://www.youtube.com/user/libretro
https://www.youtube.com/RetroArchOfficial

For info and help, see our documentation site -
https://docs.libretro.com/

Visit our website!
https://www.retroarch.com/

www.libretro.com
Updated on
Nov 3, 2021

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4.0
42.9K reviews
A Google user
October 7, 2018
It's great for what it does. However I think it's rather too complicated to set up to your liking. It's got a ton of options but the menu is not user friendly in the slightest. The app does not like to play games once you hard reset the app without exiting the core emulator. And the UI is frankly ugly to look at, which again is hard enough to customize.
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A Google user
September 28, 2019
Amazing, can't imagine the work that went into this. It has been working well for me. A note, you may need to do some reading on setup or just use it for awhile. No ads, totally free and works incredibly well. If you can't get things going after reading and using it awhile try asking on forums. Also, may want to invest in a gamepad. For those that still complain it would be swell if you wrote your own suite as excellent as this one then offered it free to the world ads excluded on playstore.
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Bandit Tech
April 28, 2020
THE emulator frontend/backend for nearly every type of device. Read the negative reviews and you see the pattern. Whiney brats who only care about one specific game that they can't get working, or have NOT set up properly. Yes, the interface can be overwhelming for some people who don't want to configure anything, but nothing worth removing any rating. Nothing does more than retroarch, it's a complete powerhouse. When toy look at what it is, a one stop solution, it has to be given 5 stars.
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