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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.

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). If you only have two big cores (e.g. Snapdragon 700 series SoCs), you should not enable multi-threaded VU, and performance will suffer as a result.

Devices with Mali or PowerVR GPUs will run the app, but performance will be much lower than Adreno GPUs.

- 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, contains no ads, and is provided under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives International License (BY-NC-ND 4.0,

This app is not affiliated in any way with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Updated on
Jun 24, 2022

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449 reviews
Kendall Smythe
June 30, 2022
It is a little buggy but it is early into development and it's free and it is just about as stable and smooth as PS1 emulators, which is an accomplishment I did not think I would see for a very long time. This is impressive. Best PS2 emulator I have seen. Thank you for putting the time into this.
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Znx Media Inc.
June 29, 2022
Very good at running majority of playstation 2 games had some framerate issues with grand theft auto san andreas but have recently discovered that athersx2 can run gta pretty smooth if you underclock the emulator to the lowest overall it is fantastic!!
9 people found this review helpful
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Android Gameplay Videos
June 27, 2022
Best PS2 Emulator on Android without a doubt! No ads, has great performance in games, absolutely great! Highly recommend if you want to play PS2 games on your phone!
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What's new

Bug fixes, hardware rendering is now possible in some games, performance improvements, and more! See for full details.

alpha-2233 is a hotfix build:
- Fix crash when changing resolution with unsync GS download mode.
- Default fast profile to unsynchronized GS downloads.
- Hide GPU OSD on broken Mali drivers without timestamp queries.
- Limit palette texture count in GLES (Adreno).
- Remove broken WS/NI patches in a few games.