PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2 reaches v10 plays games in 1080p

first_imgAs far as Sony is concerned, the PlayStation 2 is an old piece of tech it doesn’t spend much time thinking about anymore. Some of the games get updated if they think there’s money to be made (either as a HD re-release or as a download without modification), but if you want to play a PS2 game on a current gen console, you lost that option on the PS3 a while ago.Inevitably the number of PlayStation 2 consoles that work is going to slowly diminish, which is why emulation projects like PCSX2 are so important for your library of games.PCSX2 is a free PS2 emulator for the PC that has been in development since the year 2000 and managed to reach version 1.0 last week. As an emulator it’s an impressive piece of work, boasting compatibility with over 73 percent of games, which is some 1,697 titles.It can offer up graphics beyond what the original hardware was capable of, achieving resolutions up to 4096 x 4096 with anti-aliasing and texture filtering. You can save games, record video as you play, use a range of controllers, and even adjust game speed if you so wish.Of course, you’ll need a fast machine to run PS2 games at a decent speed, but the spec is still reasonable. It’s recommended you have at least a Core 2 Duo running at 3.2GHz, or a Core i5 at 2.66GHz+. As for graphics cards, a GeForce 9600GT or Radeon 4750 is desirable.As you can see from the two videos embedded here, the quality is pretty amazing and this is certainly the best alternative method of playing PS2 games I have seen. Of course, it all depends on whether the games you want to play are compatible, but you;re sure to own a few that will run.Read more at PCSX2last_img read more