How to Play PS2 Games on Android [4 Easy Steps]

Last Updated Aug 30, 2023

Want to play all the PlayStation 2 (PS2) Games on Android SmartPhone?

Nowadays smartphones are so powerful to run PlayStation 2 games all you need to play PS2 Games is a good PS2 emulator, game ROM, and a good smartphone, if you have all three of these then follow the steps mentioned in this post.

How to Play PS2 Games on Android

Download the Dolphin Emulator App on your Android. Then, open the app and find the game ROM file. Tap it to begin the game. Once the game is ready, you can play the PS2 game on your Android. You can also change the controls of the PS2 Emulator App in settings if you want.

There are so many good PS2 emulators available on the internet such as Dolphin Emulator Demon PS2 Emulator and many others.

In this post, you will learn how can you use Dolphin Emulator to play PS2 games on your Android device,

I choose Dolphine Emulator because it is free and well-optimized for playing any kind of PS2 game, Also There are so many customization options available in the app such as control settings and much more.

1. Download Aethersx2 Emulator

how to play ps2 games on android step 1

As I mentioned earlier there is so many PS2 emulator available on the internet but I use Aethersx2 because of two big reasons, first, it is free to download from the Google Play Store.

Second it is highly optimized for playing any kind of PS2 games on an Android device, but make sure you use a Good Smartphone that has at least 4 GB of RAM and a processor with 2.5+ GHz clock speed.

Open the Google Play Store search for “Aethersx2” and click on the install button to install the app on your Android device.

2. Unzip/Decompress the PS2 Game

how to play ps2 games on android step 2

If you downloaded the game file from any of the third-party PlayStation ROM sites then you need to decompress the file first, before using it in the Dolphin Emulator app.

You can use apps like ZArchiver or RAR to unzip the file,

  1. Click on the PS2 games zip file.
  2. Select the unzip option.
  3. Wait while completing the process.
  4. Once completed you can use Dolphin Emulator.

3. Set Bios in Aethersx2

how to play ps2 games on android step 3

Once you complete the above steps you can move on to the second last step which is to add a Bios file to your Aethersx2 App.

At the beginning, the app will ask for file permission just allow it so that it can read all the game files available on your device.

How to add the Bio file to your Aethersx2 App Bios file can be downloaded from this page free of cost.

You can also do the advanced settings such as control position, graphics settings, FPS settings, and many others, Once you are happy with the settings it’s time to start the game.

4. Start the Game

how to play ps2 games on android step 4

In the home screen of the Dolphin Emulator app, you will need to set the folder where your game file is available or the folder where you unzipped the file previously.

Once you select the folder the game icon will appear, Click on the game icon to start the game,

By following the steps you can play any PS2 games you want to on your Android device.

If you are able to play PS2 games on your Android smartphone using the Dolphin Emulator app then do share this post with your friends so that they can also play all the PS2 games on their Android device.