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OpenEmu Alternatives for Android

OpenEmu is not available for Android but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenEmu and ten of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to OpenEmu are Dolphin Emulator, DuckStation, Pegasus and Play! PS2 Emulator.

OpenEmu alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Game Library Managers or DOS Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenEmu.
This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

Open Emu is an open source project to bring game emulation to OS X as a first class citizen, leveraging modern OS X...

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  1. RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

    RetroArch vs OpenEmu opinions
    Some users think RetroArch is a great alternative to OpenEmu, some don't.

    its very instructional and very easy.

    Top positive comment  about 2 months ago
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    It emulates a variety of systems.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    Not easy to use. I tried several times to set this up but couldn't. :(

    Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago
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    Although you lose the simplicity and charm of OpenEmu, it's easily the best alternative on Windows.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    Not nearly as easy to use as OpenEmu

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    they both provide good library interfaces and ways of organising game backups, as well as being able to choose different shaders for different systems, and being able to choose an emulator core separately from the main gui which stays the same.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    It will run on anything the low hardware cost makes it affordable for any budget.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  2. Dolphin Emulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii.

    Dolphin Emulator vs OpenEmu opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Dolphin Emulator is still a legitimate alternative to OpenEmu, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It's s no Frontend, It's an emulator. — Dolphin is included in OpenEmu

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    Doesn't do the same systems as openemu

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    It's an emulator, not an frontend.

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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  3. DuckStation

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    DuckStation is an simulator/emulator of the Sony PlayStation(TM) console, focusing on playability, speed, and long-term maintainability. The goal is to be as accurate as possible while maintaining performance suitable for low-end devices.

  4. Pegasus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi

    Pegasus is a graphical frontend for browsing your game library (especially retro games) and launching them from one place. It's focusing on customizability, cross platform support (including embedded devices) and high performance.

  5. Play! PS2 Emulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Play! is a portable PlayStation2 emulator. The focus of the project is on making PlayStation2 emulation easy and accessible. Just pop in your favorite game's disc and have fun!



  6. My Boy!

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Windows Phone

    My Boy! is an emulator to run GameBoy Advance games on the broadest range of Android devices, from very low-end phones to modern tablets. It emulates nearly all aspects of the real hardware correctly.

  7. RetroX

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX will take care of the rest.

  8. DroidEmu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    DroidEmu is a game system to play SNES, NES, GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy/Color, SEGA GameGear, SEGA Genesis games on your Android phone. It runs thousands of games at full speed.

    Discontinued

    No longer available.

  9. AetherSX2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

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

  10. Pizza Boy

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    Looking for a GBA emulator for Android? Smooth, light, fast and battery friendly. Enjoy your favorite retro games and never have problems with enjoying your gba roms!

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