Android smartphones are now chipping incredible hardware specifications that make them capable of running intensive games. However, this does not mean that we should forget all the classics. There was a time when the PlayStation Portable (PSP) was a great thing. Nonetheless, it got outshined by the today’s phones with better specs and hardware.

If you cannot find a new PSP it does not mean that you cannot play your old favorite games on your smartphone. There is a dedicated emulator that can help you play your old favorite old games right on your smartphone with the same graphics.

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The most reliable emulator is definitely PPSSPP. This emulator is entirely free and very stable when compared to other emulators.

What is a PPSSPP emulator?

PPSSPP is an open source emulator that lets you play PSP games on Android smartphones even when opened on a bigger screen smartphone or a tablet. To use this emulator, you need to have Android 2.3 and above.

The PPSSPP emulator supports other platforms like Linux and Windows. The Android version is ad-supported. However, there is a Gold version which will get rid of the ads. This version is more of a plead to donation instead of a subscription.

However, it is good to not that not all PSP games are compatible with PPSSPP. Moreover, it depends on your smartphone’s hardware and whether a particular game is supported or not. In addition, some of the games may run but will have a slow performance depending on your smartphone’s specs.

Some of the games that work effectively include:

  • Soul Calibur
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Tekken: Tekken 6 and Dark Resurrection
  • Monster Hunger 2 Unite and 3: HD Remake
  • Final Fantasy
  • Burnout Legends
  • Dragon Ball Z

Steps to run PSP games on your handsets

Download the PSSP emulator

Download the ISOs/CSO

Keep the ISO/CSO files in a separate folder. You can name the folder to anything like the ‘PSP Games’ in your internal memory/SDcard.

  • Open PPSSPP emulator
  • Look for any game
  • Once you have done that, you can enjoy your PSP game.

The buttons are displayed right on the screen where you can touch them tp use them. The experience is certainly not as good as the actual PSP with physical buttons, but with time you will be able to get hang of it.

You can customize the games to your needs, but if you’re looking to boost the performance of the PSP games, go to PPSSPP tester solarmystic’s Guide.

Source: Smartphone 5

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