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RetroArch Alternatives for Android

There are many alternatives to RetroArch for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android alternative is ePSXe, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to RetroArch and many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to RetroArch are PPSSPP, DuckStation, ScummVM and Pegasus.

RetroArch alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Compatibility Layer Tools or Game Library Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RetroArch.
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RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

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  1. ePSXe icon

    ePSXe

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    ePSXe (enhanced PSX emulator) is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. ePSXe makes use of a plugin system to emulate GPU, SPU, and CD drive functions, similar to the model first introduced in PSEmu Pro.

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    Almost everyone thinks ePSXe is a great alternative to RetroArch.
  2. PPSSPP icon

    PPSSPP

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

    PPSSPP is a PSP emulator written in C++, and translates PSP CPU instructions directly into optimized x86, x64 and ARM machine code, using JIT recompilers (dynarecs).

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  3. DuckStation icon

    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.

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  4. ScummVM icon

    ScummVM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files.

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    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.

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  6. Kosmi is a free real time application and communication platform that offers voice, text and video calls along with games and applications such as SNES Party, NES Party, OpenArena, Poker, Virtual Cardtables, Synced YouTube and Cowatch Video.

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  7. CrossOver icon

    CrossOver

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.

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    CrossOver runs desktop software. RetroArch runs retro games.

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    Lemuroid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Lemuroid is an open-source emulation project based on Libretro. It's completely free, without ads and focused on ease of use and good user experience.

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    Lemuroid uses libretro cores just like retroarch but it's way simpler to use and it supports SD cards without tweaks

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    Citra

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    An experimental open-source Nintendo 3DS emulator/debugger written in C++. At this time, it only emulates a very small subset of 3DS hardware, and therefore is only useful for booting/debugging very simple homebrew demos. Citra is licensed under the GPLv2. Refer to the license.

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    Snes9x EX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Snes9x EX is an SNES/Super Famicom emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS, WebOS and Linux. It uses the emulation backend from Snes9x and is built on top of the Imagine engine.

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