RetroArch

3.8
45.1K reviews
5M+
Downloads
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
10 Nov 2021

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Ratings and reviews

3.9
38.5K reviews
Evan Thomas
14 November 2020
It does what it's supposed do, it's kind of a pain to set up, and there's no customization of the virtual pad. Only overlays with buttons that are too small for my taste. However, using a proper controller will fix this problem. Not to mention it's a bit of an inconvenience to have to configure everything before changing systems. In this most recent update, playlists will no longer go in alphabetical order or really any order at all, making it a nightmare to find games. It's no PC version.
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A Google user
12 January 2020
Does the job and does it pretty well. Most cores work near perfectly, and connecting and setting up a Bluetooth controller was a breeze. There's a fair (a lot, really) amount of customization and learning to really make this shine on Android as opposed to PC, but it works exceptionally well as an all-in-one emulator once properly setup. (Note: I can't speak for the image/music browsing--never tried those.)
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Brandon LaRue (Bam)
19 August 2023
The app is free with no advertising so there's a lot of slack. For it's intent it works as well as the components and configuration you choose. The only issue I really have is on Android 13 the app will crash if you enter App switching. (Apps button or equivalent gesture.) This can cause progress loss. Also, I think some components only dump the SRAM on clean close furthering the progress loss on an unexpected program termination.
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