June 25, 2022

When you look at the list of Android emulators, you’ll find a lot of recurring themes. There are many more NES and SNES emulators available than for something like the PS1 or PS2. A lot of that has to do with the difference in graphics for what Sony was using back in the day, even compared to other graphics-intensive consoles like the Dreamcast or N64.

So when you’re searching through the best emulators for Android looking for a great PS2 pick, there simply just aren’t as many options. And this may come as a bit of a surprise considering just how popular the PS2 was and continues to be for many. Thankfully, if you’re dead set on emulating some of your favorite PS2 games on your Android phone, you’re not completely out of luck.


(Image credit: Jennifer Locke / Android Central)

Even though there aren’t too many PS2 emulators for Android out there, the few available on the Play Store are great. AetherSX2 swooped onto the scene in December 2021, and though it’s still in early access, it’s made a name for itself as the go-to PS2 emulator on Android systems.