AetherSX2 PS2 emulator for Android (Download APK) Play Station 2

AetherSX2 emulator for Android


AetherSX2 is a emulator of the PS2 console for the Android platform.

You can play games which you have dumped from disc on your mobile device.

AetherSX2 emulator for Android


  • System simulation
  • OpenGL, Vulkan and Software rendering
  • Upscaling of games to 1080p and beyond
  • Widescreen patches for games without native support
  • Save states
  • Touchscreen and bluetooth controller support
  • Games can be loaded from iso/chd/cso disc images
  • Per game settings


AetherSX2 should only be used to play games you own and have dumped from disc yourself.

To dump your games, you can use a tool such as ImgBurn to create a .iso for the disc, and then copy across it to your device over USB.

This app is not affiliated in any way with Sony Interactive Entertainment.

AetherSX2 emulator for Android


You need a high end device to achieve good performance. We recommend at least a Snapdragon 845-equivalent device. This means 4 large cores (Cortex-A75 level, 500 or more single core Geekbench 5).

If you only have two big cores (e.g. Snapdragon 700 series SoCs), you should not enable multi-threaded VU, and performance will suffer as a result.

Devices with Mali or PowerVR GPUs will run the app, but performance will be much lower than Adreno GPUs.

  • CPU: quad-core 2.0+ GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB minimim (6 GB recommended)
  • OS: Android 8 (or higher)
  • Storage: 32 MB minimum

A BIOS image is required to play games and is not optional. This image should be dumped from your own console, using a homebrew application.

AetherSX2 emulator for Android


  • Resync with upstream
  • Fix invalid texture binding in some games (e.g. GT4)
  • Fix VU0->VU1 register access in MTVU mode (Primal, Castlevania: LOI)
  • Fix possible texture corruption in Vulkan when readbacks are enabled (DMC status bar)
  • Add ability to bind accelerometer/gyro to guest gamepads
  • Add affinity control modes
  • Fix unreliable vsync option



This software is also available on the following devices:


  • Download file on the link button
  • Open a File manager
  • Select the folder containing the downloaded file
  • Open the file .apk
  • Press install button
  • Launch the app