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About this game


AetherSX2 is a emulator of the PS Two console for the Android platform. You can play games which you have dumped from disc on your portable device.

A BIOS image **is required** to play games and is not optional. This image should be dumped from your own console, using a homebrew application. We recommend biosdrain.

You need a high end device to achieve good performance. We recommend at least a Snapdragon 845-equivalent device. This means 4 large cores (Cortex-A75 level, 500 or more single core Geekbench 5).

- System simulation
- OpenGL, Vulkan and Software rendering
- Upscaling of games to 1080p and beyond
- Widescreen patches for games without native support
- Save states
- Touchscreen and bluetooth controller support
- Games can be loaded from iso/chd/cso disc images
- Per game settings

AetherSX2 should only be used to play games you own and have dumped from disc yourself. To dump your games, you can use a tool such as ImgBurn to create a .iso for the disc, and then copy across it to your device over USB.

The AetherSX2 app is free, and is provided under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives International License (BY-NC-ND 4.0,

AetherSX2 uses third-party code. You can view the licenses for this code by selecting "Third-Party Notices" in the navigation menu (swipe out from the left).

This app is not affiliated in any way with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Updated on
Mar 13, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

32K reviews
Stephen Costigan
August 8, 2023
I have heard that this app was either abandoned by the original devs or bought from them and it's now full of Ads or something, I forget what exactly, but I'm reviewing m6 experience with the original, which was absolutely incredible. Bearing in mind that even many modern PCs that are on the lower end of spec bracket have a hard time emulating PS2 games, the fact that this works as well as it does is a testament to the fact that most phones are juat not powerful enough to play PS2 games well.
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Llyra Sarai
February 3, 2023
I LOVE this app. Now I can take all my favorite childhood games with me anywhere. I had a bit of an issue with graphics in one of my games, but I fixed it by switching from OpenGL to Vulcan. The touchscreen controls are as good as they can be, but I highly recommend getting a bluetooth controller. I use one designed for the switch, but it works fine for this and my other emulators with a bit of tweaking in the settings.
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August 15, 2022
I still can't believe I'm playing Ico on my phone! This came out of nowhere, and what a nice surprise! It works incredibly well, granted you have the specs to run it, and seems to be a highly successful port of pcsx2. No ads, no BS, just a working ps2 emulator. Thanks for this, going to start backing up my collection ASAP! (Samsung s22 Ultra)
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