Download Emulator - Best Software & Apps

  • DAEMON Tools Lite

    10.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An excellent virtual CD/DVD drive emulator

    7
    11101 votes
    • PROS: Create virtual devices, Good usability, Emulates the most common protections
    • CONS: Menu could be aesthetically improved
  • XShell

    5.0835

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free terminal emulator for personal and professional use

    7
    154 votes
    • PROS: The open-source nature of this bundle is not associated with any download fees., Multiple languages are now supported by XShell.
    • CONS: As this is a rather technical program, previous experience is recommended., At least 50 megabytes of free hard drive space will be required.
  • PuTTY

    Beta 0.66

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Complete and reliable Telnet and SSH client

    7
    474 votes
    • PROS: Highly configurable, Very reliable
    • CONS: Not easy to use for newbies, No documentation
  • iPhone Simulator

    4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An iPhone emulator for your PC

    5
    541 votes
    • PROS: Realistic simulation, Great graphics
    • CONS: Unable to access the App Store, Some applications are disabled by default
  • Genymotion

    2.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A quick and powerful Android emulator for Windows

    7
    663 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, Easy to use and configure, The emulation works well, Advanced debug features
    • CONS: Some stability problems may still occur
  • EMU8086 - MICROPROCESSOR EMULATOR

    4.08rt

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Emulate Old Processors And Use All They Have To Offer.

    7
    77 votes
    • PROS: Complete emulation, Useful for assembly programming
    • CONS: Limited hardware emulation, Some setup required
  • DOSBox

    0.74

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Run MS-DOS classics without hassle

    7
    405 votes
    • PROS: Lots of games available, Can run any DOS application
    • CONS: Need to be familiar with DOS
  • DAEMON Tools for Mac

    4.2.235

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Excellent virtual CD/DVD drive emulator

    6
    151 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Eliminates the need to burn an ISO file, Easy to use
    • CONS: Blu-Ray and DVD HD restricted to Pro version
  • VisualBoyAdvance

    1.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Emulator for Game Boy Fans

    8
    1596 votes
    • PROS: Hundreds of popular Games are supported, Free to download and use
    • CONS: Can be tricky to use, Must already have the original games
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator

    1.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Symbian

    The best PSP emulator for all platforms

    7
    856 votes
    • PROS: Lots of configuration options, No installation required, Ability to capture screenshots, Saves the state of the console, Perfect emulation of PSP games
    • CONS: Advanced settings are a bit complex for less experienced users
  • Droid4X

    0.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Handy Android Emulator for Personal Computers

    8
    27 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download this software, Recent bug fixes have addressed many previous issues
    • CONS: A file size of 25763 megabytes is quite large, Some complain that installation times are still lagging
  • PCSX2

    1.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    PC emulator for Playstation 2

    7
    2292 votes
    • PROS: Emulates PS2 games with remarkable accuracy, You can toggle between Windows and the Emulator
    • CONS: Setup process can be complicated, Crashes when dealing with complex graphics
  • NeonDS

    0.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Emulator for Nintendo's successful portable console, the Nintendo DS

    5
    47 votes
    • MAME

      0.148

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Emulator that lets you play thousands of games

      7
      1009 votes
      • cmder

        1.3.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A portable and convenient console emulator

        9
        2 votes
        • PROS: Ideal if you are already on the Git and GitHub bandwagon, A great command line tool, Good for people that work simultaneously with Visual Studio and command line
        • CONS: Difficult to understand for the uninitiated, Very little is explained on the website, The user manual is not very good
      • Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator

        2016

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        iPhone

        A Full Version Emulator game for Windows

        8
        27 votes
        • Emurayden PSX Emulator

          2.21

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free PC games program for Windows

          7
          939 votes
          • ZOC Terminal SSH and Telnet Client

            7.04.2

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Terminal Emulator and SSH/Telnet Client

            8
            21 votes
            • European Ship Simulator

              2016

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Full Version Emulator game for Windows

              9
              10 votes
              • MAME Plus!

                0.147

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Alternative MAME emulator to play old games

                7
                107 votes
                • PROS: Allows you to play vintage arcade games, Very light on resources
                • CONS: Requires some knowledge of how ROM files work, Interface can be confusing
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