ePSXe provides you with one of the last standing PlayStation emulators on the market. As many projects have seized their activity, ePSXe finds itself surrounded by tombstones of once great software such as bleem!, PCSX, pSX or PSXeven and only a few other living breathing applications including NO$PSX or PCSX-Reloaded.
The main objective of ePSXe is to naturally emulate the PlayStation experience onto your computer with the least drawback possible. Its title stands for “enhanced PSX emulator”, thus the efforts in building a better PlayStation emulator have been high and when released back in 2000, the application has knocked the so-called competition thanks to its compatibility as well as performance.
The framework of modern emulators relies on the use of plug-ins in order to achieve the best emulation of GPU (graphics processing unit), SPU (sound processing unit) or CD-ROM drive functions. With ePSXe, you can choose to load games from your optical drive or from a backup image file stored on your hard disk.
Out-of-the-box, ePSXe does a great job at running games flawlessly and when this just doesn’t apply, you can always make them work spotless by performing thorough configuration and extended testing or just by applying existing patches especially made for that specific game. ePSXe’s system requirements do not pose a threat for any decent configuration nowadays, thus everyone should enjoy its features in their true splendor.
All in all, ePSXe can be perceived by many users as the best free PlayStation emulator available on the market. Its as close as you can get to the real PlayStation experience and that is all it has to do; by doing it in style, ePSXe delivers game addicts with yet another great app for their collection.