OpenEmu Alternatives for Windows

    OpenEmu is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows 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 many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to OpenEmu are Dolphin Emulator (Free, Open Source), higan (Free, Open Source), Mame (Free, Open Source) and VisualBoyAdvance (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 22, 2020

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    Features

    • Emulation
    • Multi System Emulator
    • Portable
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    • Night mode/Dark Theme
    • Controller support
    • Game launcher
    • Gameboy emulation
    • Gamecube
    • GTE accuracy
    • Import from GoG
    • Import from Steam
    • Integrated Android Emulator
    • Lightweight
    • Support for MariaDB
    • Modular System
    • DOS emulation
    • Arcade
    • Compatibility layers

    License

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    • RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players. View 125 alternatives to RetroArch
      Some users think RetroArch is a great alternative to OpenEmu, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • iPad
      • OpenPandora
      • Steam
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      RetroArch vs OpenEmu
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It emulates a variety of systems.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      3
      Although you lose the simplicity and charm of OpenEmu, it's easily the best alternative on Windows.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      1
      Not nearly as easy to use as OpenEmu
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      17
      Not easy to use. I tried several times to set this up but couldn't. :(
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      4
      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 3 years ago

      -1
      It will run on anything the low hardware cost makes it affordable for any budget.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      1
    • Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. View 6 alternatives to Dolphin Emulator
      This alternative is disputed. Dolphin Emulator is still a legitimate alternative to OpenEmu, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      Dolphin Emulator vs OpenEmu
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Doesn't do the same systems as openemu
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      1
      It's s no Frontend, It's an emulator. — Dolphin is included in OpenEmu
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      0
      It's an emulator, not an frontend.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      3


    • higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator. View 45 alternatives to higan
      Some users think higan is a great alternative to OpenEmu, some don't.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      higan vs OpenEmu
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's an emulator, not an frontend.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      0
    • MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. View 15 alternatives to Mame
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Mame vs OpenEmu
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's an emulator, not an frontend.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      1
    • VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a free software (GNU GPL) emulator targeted for the Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles sold by... View 24 alternatives to VisualBoyAdvance
      This alternative is disputed. VisualBoyAdvance is still a legitimate alternative to OpenEmu, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.8.0 beta 3, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from FileHippo

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      VisualBoyAdvance vs OpenEmu
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Openemu is a multi emulation software. VisualBoyAdvance emulates only one system.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      10
      OpenEmu has a bunch of emulators. Visual Boy Advance is only for the GameBoy series.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0


    • Kega Fusion is an emulator for the Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Master System, Game Gear, 32x, SegaCD/MegaCD, SVP, Pico, SG-1000, SC-3000, and SF-7000 emulator for... View 33 alternatives to Kega Fusion

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.64, released on March 7, 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • mGBA is an open source emulator of the Game Boy Advance. The goals are speed and accuracy. View 22 alternatives to mGBA
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • RPCS3 is an open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++ for Windows and Linux. View 6 alternatives to RPCS3
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • PCSX-Reloaded is a PlayStation Emulator based on PCSX-df 1. View 8 alternatives to PCSX-Reloaded
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • A cross platform, customizable graphical frontend for launching emulators and managing your game collection. View 16 alternatives to Pegasus
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Raspberry Pi
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