RetroArch Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to RetroArch for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Snes9x, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to RetroArch and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to RetroArch are ePSXe (Free), PPSSPP (Free, Open Source), Project64 (Free, Open Source) and ZSNES (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PSX is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. It is Windows and Linux compatible. The original game CDs can be used to play the games. ISO files are also supported. Graphics quality may be dependent on the power of the hardware.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.13, released on February 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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    1. BizHawk is a multi-system emulator designed predominantly around the production of Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS). BizHawk focuses on core accuracy and power user tools while still being an easy-to-use emulator for casual gaming.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A Nintendo DS emulator with support for commercial games.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Windows Phone
      • Xbox
      RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate as well as possible with Windows.
    2. FB Alpha or FBA as it is commonly known is an emulator of arcade games, that is, it takes the program code, graphics data, etc., from an original arcade game and emulates the hardware to make the game run in it's original form.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Yabause is a Sega Saturn emulator under the GNU GPL. It currently runs on FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Dreamcast, PSP and Wii. Yabause supports booting games using Saturn cds or iso files.
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      • 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.
    3. Simple and all in one emulation with RomStation! Features * All in one GB, GBC, GBA, NDS, NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Game Gear, Master System, MegaDrive, 32X, Mega-CD, Dreamcast, Neo-Geo, PS1, PS2 and Arcade together in one program.
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    4. WinDS PRO contains the best emulators for the consoles Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS for PC.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      uoYabause aka Yaba Sanshiro, is a unofficial port of Yabause SEGA Saturn Emulator. This project is focused on the Android version of yabause using OpenGL ES 3.x. Versions are also available for iOS and Windows.
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