PPSSPP - PSP emulator

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  • Last update: 3 years ago
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  • Size: 23.53M
  • Compatibility: 2.3 and up
  • Author: Henrik Rydgård
  • Content rating: Everyone
  • Package name: org.ppsspp.ppsspp
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PPSSPP App: Play Your Favorite Games on the Go

 If you’re a true fan of video games you would obviously want to have your favorite source of entertainment in your pocket so that you can play whenever you have time without purchasing a PlayStation Portable. Luckily, with the help of the PSP emulator app, you can enjoy the smartphone games at any moment. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t walk anywhere without the phone, you will now be able to always take your PSP games with you.

Functionality 9/10

Games are an excellent opportunity to get distracted by immersing yourself in the imaginary adventures of the virtual world. A lot of modern games boast outstanding graphics and engaging gameplay, so it’s no wonder a lot of people are constantly on the lookout for new gaming experiences.

PPSSPP is a useful app created to adapt various PSP video games to work on mobile devices and computers. As you might know, PlayStation Portable is a small device that looks like a joystick but also featuring a screen, which turns it into a standalone gaming device. As there are no external buttons on the tablets or smartphones, the games have to be designed in such a way that you can control them by tapping on the screen. The PPSSPP app ensures the PSP games become playable on other devices as well as the one they were originally intended for.

The app provides you with an opportunity to play the famous PSP games on your Android device. Some of the video games for PPSSPP, which are extremely popular among users, include Final Fantasy, Little Big Planet, Wipeout, Soul Calibur, Burnout Legends, Dragon Ball Z, Persona 2 and 3, Grand Theft Auto, Worms, and others. It should be noted that depending on the power and functionality of your device it is likely that not all of the mentioned games will run full speed. At the same time, with some games, you will even experience an upgrade of the textures, which seem quite blurry on the PSP screen but become clearer on your Android device, especially a tablet.

Another cool feature you will certainly enjoy is an opportunity to continue playing where you have stopped on your PSP by simply transferring the saves to your device. Also, you can similarly stop the game at any moment on your Android device and restore it later whenever you have a chance to play it again.

The app doesn't include any games as you install it because its purpose is only to work as a converter for the games. To use the app, you should add the real PSP games you have and change them to .CSO or .ISO files. Another option you have is to find homebrew games, which can be played for free online. The games have to be placed in the /PSP/GAME section on the SD Card/USB Storage of your device.

Overall, the app does its job well and offers you the majority of features you may need to quickly transfer PSP games and successfully play them on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Design 8/10

When it comes to the design of this app, there is not much to say as it was clearly not the focus of the developers. The app was created simply as a way to access the games you want, so it’s as simple and minimalistic as it gets. It features a basic blue background and several tabs, such as Recent, Games, and Homebrew & Demos. Overall, the app's interface could be more appealing to users, but it is quite clear and straightforward.

Usability 8/10

Usability-wise this app largely depends on the device you have and how powerful it is, so you have to be prepared that some games may not actually work the way you expect. A compatibility and graphics issues have been fixed in the latest update, so you can expect a much more pleasant experience using the app. While the device can be installed on older Android devices that run on the 2.3 OS version, it certainly works better on more up-to-date devices.

Cross-Platform Use 7/10

You can install the PPSSPP app on an Android smartphone or tablet while the minimum required OS version is 2.3. PPSSPP for iOS is currently not available for download from the App Store due to the level of protection on the Apple devices. 

In-App Purchases

In the Android version, there are no in-app purchases, so you will be able to use all the features immediately and without spending your money. 


 PPSSPP is a useful app for those who don’t want to invest in a PlayStation Portable or simply want to play video games on the Android tablet or smartphone. The application certainly has room for improvement when it comes to its overall usability and design, but it works smoothly on the majority of devices. Another benefit of the app is that you can install completely for free, and if you’re a PS games lover, then you will certainly find it quite a valuable addition to your device. 

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The PPSSPP game emulator app is a free app you should definitely install if you want to play PS Portable games on your Android smartphone and tablet.

Pros : free to install and use;
allows you to play a wide range of games;
has a simple and straightforward interface.

Cons : doesn’t support Galaxy S7;
adsupported in the free version.

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PPSSPP - PSP emulator Version History

  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator v. for Android 2.3.2+ Sep. 17, 2016
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator v. for Android 2.3.2+ Sep. 16, 2016
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator v. for Android 2.3.2+ Mar. 18, 2016
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator v. for Android 2.3.2+ Feb. 16, 2016
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator v. for Android 2.3.2+ Feb. 13, 2016
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator v. for Android 2.3.2+ Oct. 11, 2015
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator v. for Android 2.3.2+ Oct. 03, 2015
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