Best PS3 Emulators for Android and PC

Best PS3 Emulator for Android and Windows PC to play the high quality games on your Smartphone or Computer system.

PS3 Emulator is one of highly demanded guest system gaming console service which lets gamers to play the PS3 games on Computer System like Windows or Mac and Mobile System like Android. Play Station 3 is the successor to the popular gaming console PS2 by Sony and is a first console to use Blu-ray Disc as a primary storage medium. It had the best hardware specs at the time of release as compared to its counterpart.

The console also was built beautifully with a slim design. PS3 was a powerfully beautiful video game player which was liked by Masses. Some of the popular titles for PS3 are Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, COD4: Modern Warfare, The Last of Us, Persona 5, Mass Effect 2 etc.

Emulators are very much capable to run on a PC system due to high-end graphics and CPU processing capabilities. Windows and Mac PC are generally able to run PS3 games without any clutter issues. PS3 is a high-end gaming console and has some good hardware and GPU specs. To play the game on Android you may need a smartphone with solid CPU-GPU combo and good battery.

Today in this post I will tell you about some of the best PS3 Emulators for Computer PC and Android which is capable to run PS3 games without any issues. An emulator is system software which lets one computer system to run on another system by simulating all the operations on the system thus you do not need any special tools to run the emulators. Enjoy the high-end adrenaline rushed games on your system without any issues.

Best PS3 Emulators for PC and Android

Here are the Best PS3 Emulators for Android and PC to Play Games

1. RPCS3 


RPCS3 is a free and open-source in-development video game console emulator for the Sony PlayStation 3. The emulator currently runs on Windows and Linux operating systems. The emulator is capable of playing 1068 games out of a total of 3074 games. Many gamers thought it would be difficult to emulate the system due to the complexity of architecture but were developed at a very early stage of the release.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or above, Modern Linux or BSD (64-bit )
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • X86-64 CPU
  • GPU – OpenGL 4.3 or greater, Vulkan is recommended.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable
  • PlayStation 3 .pup system software file

Download RPCS3 | Windows

2. Mednafen

Mednafen is more accurate than the PS3 emulator, meaning that everything it does is closer to a real PS1. This may not mean anything in your experience for a particular game; the PS3 emulator might do a lot of things differently but in ways that are never too important or that you never notice. But emulator developers typically strive for as much accuracy as possible so the devs and big emulation fans pay attention to these tests. Mednafen is highly customisable with keyword mapping and allowing you to play some hardcore games on PC.

Download Mednafen | Windows

3. ESX-PS3

This is another goof PS3 emulator for Windows OS but there are few issues with some games. ESX runs most of the PS3 exclusive titles at native graphics without any glitches but it requires a powerful set of hardware for that. Though the emulator is for research purpose, still it is a good option to go for and is compatible to play most of the popular games on PC.

Minimum System Requirments

  • Windows 7 and Later.
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel/AMD Processor or higher with SSE3.
  • GPU: Any AMD/NVIDIA/Intel Direct X 10 GPU with 1GB of Memory and Pixel shader model 3.0
  • RAM: 1 GB on Win 7/8/10 32-Bit, 2GB on Win 7/810 64-Bit

Recommended System Requirements

  • Windows 7 and Later.
  • CPU: 3.2 GHz Intel/AMD Quad Core CPU or higher with SSE4.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 660 or higher, ATI Radeon HD7870 or higher with 2GB of memory.
  • RAM: 2GB on Win 7/8/10 32-Bit, 4GB on Win 7/8/10 64

Download ESX-PS3 | Windows

4. PlayStation Now

PS Now

PlayStation Now (PS Now) not a gaming emulator in itself but is a cloud-based gaming subscription service. The platform allows users to play few select titles from PS2, PS3, PS4 by making a payment to get access, which can then be streamed to the PC. You will need a DualShock 3, 4 or Xbox controller to use the service. It is also recommended that players have a 5 Mbps internet connection at least to achieve a good performance. The online streaming service will eliminate any complexity due to emulation architecture. Also, it will reduce the load of having high-end hardware specs as the game streams online over the Sony Servers.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or above
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card and USB port
  • Minimum 5Mbps internet connection

PlayStation Now | Windows

5. PS3 Emulator

Sony PS3 Emulator is an Android emulator that simulates the Sony Play Station games to the Android phone. It’s easy, just the install the app and follow the setup screen. Once the setup is finished, you can enjoy the games. But, since it’s a cross-platform transformation, most of them may not work properly even if you have a high-end smartphone.

Download PS3 Emulator | Android

6. New PS3 Emulator

New PS3 Emulator is a powerful emulator which can let you play the games on your device but you will need the latest OS version for the emulator to support your device. Also, the emulator needs a high-end device with top graphics and CPU processing system. I cannot assure 100% success of the App as it is very unlikely for modern smartphones to run high-quality PS games on Android.

Download Emulator | Android

  1. You must use the VPN app with China IP Address.
  2. Open this and search for China in the list of countries.
  3. Go and select PS3 Emulator app and click on OPEN.
  4. Now swipe two-three times on the screen. Press bottom right button.
  5. At the bottom right, there is an option of “Continue As Guest
  6. Select the PS3 title which you want to play and then click the first button.


PPSSPP lets you play Sony PSP games on a smartphone. With millions of downloads and 4.2+ of an average rating, it definitely qualifies as the best PSP emulator available in the market. The PSP is a portable handheld console by Sony which lets gamers to play all the popular PS2 and PS3 with a need of a console and TV box. So, being a portable console the PPSSPP emulator is optimised accordingly to make most of the mobile screen space to visibly play the PS3 games.

I emulator is pretty solid and handle the games smoothly. Though there are occasional lags here and there, overall the PPSSPP lets you play the all the PS2 games with a very characterised control mapping.

PPSSPP supports many games including Persona, Dragon Ball Z, Little Big Planet, Burnout Legends, Burnout Dominator, Final Fantasy: Crisis Core, Final Fantasy: Type-0, Monster Hunter 2 Unite and 3: HD Remake and much more. The good part is it is available on the Google Play Store to download.

Download PPSSPP | Free

8. Classic Boy

An all in one retro games emulator. Huge kudos to the developer for making the lives of ardent game players easy. To begin with, the emulator supports eight different types of emulators including Play Station 1, Nintendo 64, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Classics, Gameboy Color, NES. Sega Genesis and SNK NeoGeo. But as already mentioned at the beginning of this article, you won’t be getting any preloaded games by default, for any of the eight abovementioned emulators.

Talking about its features, it has support for wireless gesture controller and an accelerometer sensor. This makes it extremely easy in controlling the in-game character. It also supports touchscreen inputs from graphical buttons, the ability to resize and reposition these buttons, external joystick support for up to four different players, the ability to automatically save games at different time intervals and the provision of custom settings of game video size and filter.

Moreover, the user interface of the app is self-explanatory and pretty easy to handle. There is just the right amount of features provided to give your screen a clutter-free look. On the rating side, it has only managed to garner a just decent rating of 3.7 stars and the reason for the same could be attributed to the fact that most of the features are hidden behind a paywall, which ultimately takes out some of the excitement out of the game. Still, the ability to play different emulator games right from within a single app makes it definitely worth a shot.

Download ClassicBoy (Emulator)

Conclusion: With the emulators above you can play PS3 games on Android and Windows Computer PC. The games may run smoothly on PC due to high hardware specs but are sceptical of running on Android. An emulator is a software that enables one computer system to behave like another computer system. It simulates the original system and lets you access the application or software on different OS.

Note: I hope the post was helpful. Do comment below for any assistance or support if needed.

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12 Responses

  1. rajminusing says:

    The emulator for android tv?

  2. Berecz says:


  3. shelden says:

    ESX is fake, that is a fucking ad and virus

    RPCS3 require a blu ray drive to dump your games and the devs still working on it. newer titles will not able to play perfectly

  4. Go fuck yourself says:

    Good luck trying to get ESX
    It’s a never ending loop of ads to get you to buy something before you can download it.
    I promise you that you can’t get it without paying for something, if it’s even real.
    You have done 0 research.

  5. stop fooling. says:

    Looks like no real research was done.before writing this article. Only rpcs3, PlayStation now amd ppsspp are genuine. others need proper testing before writing about.

  6. jesus says:

    please stop using heroin for e-playstation.

    Jesus needs emulator purity.

  7. zabour says:


  8. Eckyhecky says:

    Never mentioned dophin emulator
    – no ads
    – working emulator
    – it a GameCube and a Wii Emulator

    • John Doe says:

      maybe it wasn’t mentioned because the article is about emulators that will run/process PS3 games….not GC or Wii…

  9. Reidit says:

    There is really only 2 choices and I am not a fan of the Dolphin Emulator. So its RPCS3 and its a good and every changing emulator that I have got Rockband 3 up and running with guitar support and over 1100 songs, 60 plus fps and its a bit of a challenge to get it working because of Rockband’s catalog and Customs. But if you need advise drop me a email and I will try to help

  10. Hasib says:

    Would RPCS3 play The Last of Us..?

    • Nikhil Azza says:

      I doubt, it could. Try Stadia

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