ePSXe Emulator for PC (PlayStation 2): Download & Install

ePSXe is a PlayStation 2 emulator for PC, so it will allow us to play PlayStation 2 games on our PC for free. The main feature to highlight in the ePSXe emulator is its ability to emulate different consoles, all of them PlayStation, but we can enjoy both PS2 and Play Station 3, as well as some PS1 games. This emulator is a reference, since we can use it on Windows, Linux and macOS.


Name ePSXe
Operating System Windows, Linux, macOS
Emulatable Consoles PS2, PS3
Size 1.3 MB

Download ePSXe Emulator

Download ePSXe Free for your Computer

To download ePSXe for PC you will need to follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the file from the button above
  2. In case you are asked for confirmation, confirm the download of unknown origin.
  3. Wait for the download to finish.
  4. If the downloaded file is in .zip or .rar format we will have to unzip it.
  5. Once we have unzipped the contents, we look for an .exe file (the installer) in the folder.
  6. Execute the .exe file.
  7. Follow the installation instructions.

How to install ePSXe Emulator

To install ePSXe on your computer you will have to follow the instructions below:

  1. Before proceeding with the installation we will make sure that we are running the process on a compatible operating system.
  2. Once the installation file is executed, we will follow the instructions of the installer.
  3. Select the option to create a shortcut, so you can run the emulator from the desktop.
  4. Once the installation is finished, you can go to the desktop and click on the corresponding icon to enjoy ePSXe.

Download and Install games in ePSXe Emulator

The vast majority of emulators come simply being just that: an emulator. To put a comparison is how when you buy a console, you simply have the device in question. However to play both on a console, as in an emulator we also need the games. To do this we will have to get what is known as ROMs (is the format of the games for Emulators) that really come to be the original games of each console, in this case of the PlayStation 2 is a format compatible and executable by the emulator. Once we have these files we just have to run the emulator, and in the toolbar look for an option that puts open file or open ROM.