PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S Emulators. Scams?

Microsoft Xbox Series X and Playstation 5

Chances are, if you play video games you’ve probably heard of emulators at least once in your life. And that’s for good reason. Emulators are a great way to experience games for system you may not have access to, or games that are simply impossible to play in your region.

However, one of the downsides of emulators is the learning curve associated with them. Most of the time, if you want to extract perfect performance and visual fidelity from an emulator, you’re going to have to spend hours or even days perfecting it.

And the sad truth is, there are many people who want to take advantage of that learning curve and infect people with malware who don’t know any better.

A fake download page for an emulator called "PCSX4"

These emulators are often found through Google searches as these websites tend to abuse SEO to push themselves higher and appear more legitimate.

 

These websites will often photoshop images showing a fake application modeled after real emulators. They’ll use images of gameplay or system components in an attempt to fool their unsuspecting victims.

In an effort to keep people safe on the internet from these scamware emulators, we’ve decided to make a list of all REAL emulators for every recent console.

Xbox Series X / S

There are NO Xbox Series X / S emulators. Anyone claiming to have one is SCAMMING you.

Xbox One

There are NO Xbox One emulators. Anyone claiming to have one is SCAMMING you.

Xbox 360

There is only one Xbox 360 emulator, although compatibility for it is quite good and it is filled with features.

PS5

There are NO PS5 emulators. Anyone claiming to have one is SCAMMING you.

PS4

Luckily there are actually some PS4 emulators, although they are still quite early in development

If you see any emulator that isn’t on this list, chances are it’s a scam.

PS3

There are also many PS3 emulators, but the only one we can truly recommend is RPCS3

 

Switch

The Nintendo Switch has 2 major emulators that are the most usable, but are still a long way from 100% compatibility.

Wii U

The Wii U is perhaps one of the best recent consoles to emulate, the main emulator for this console is very developed and can run most games at full speed

3DS

Good news for people wishing to emulate the 3DS is that the Citra emulator is very good, and can play almost every 3DS game.

In general, it’s important to remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

Gamer’s Gospel and its writers DO NOT endorse piracy in any way, and are simply trying to protect its audience from accidentally infecting their computers with malware.

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