Have a collection of old PlayStation Portable (PSP) games sitting around, but a broken console? There’s a way to use an Android device to relive those memories. All it takes is the PPSSPP emulator, and setting it up isn’t as easy as you may think. Whether if you have a smartphone or tablet, the device must have at least 1GB of RAM with an Android 6.0 Marshmallow or newer operating system.
As you might have guessed, the very first step is navigating to the Google Play Store and downloading PPSSPP. You can choose from either the free ad-supported version or a ‘Gold’ edition that will cost you some money. Next, you’ll need to start downloading games, all of which need to be converted to .ISO or .CSO files (use ZArchiver) before you’re able to play. Once all of the games are downloaded as well as converted, simply open up PPSSPP, locate the file(s) and you’re ready to play. We recommend a controller accessory like the Razer Kishi V2 to fully enjoy these games.
- Universal Mobile Gaming Controller: Designed to bring console-level control to your phone for gaming anywhere
- Cloud and Mobile Gaming: Compatible with leading cloud gaming services including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, Amazon Luna, GeForce NOW, & Steam Link; & hundreds of popular mobile games including Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, Brawlhalla, Asphalt 9: Legends, Black Desert Mobile, emulators, & many more.
- Refine Your Aim and Execution: Clickable analog thumbsticks provide greater accuracy and tactile feedback, and the performance buttons and d-pad deliver precision input
- Latency-Free Gameplay: Unlike Bluetooth controllers which produce lag, the controller has zero latency by directly connecting to the device’s charging port
- USB Type C Charging Port: For pass-through charging of your phone or tablet while using the controller
The Nvidia Shield is the king of gaming Android devices. Unfortunately it’s not very future proof as it does not support OpenGL ES 3.0. The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 are good phones to run PPSSPP on, along with most major ‘flagship’ phones. The Samsung Galaxy S devices work pretty well,” said the development team.