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How to Play PS2 Games using PCSX2 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Linux is a free and open-source platforms and have large number of applications. PCSX2 is the Play Station 2 Emulator for Linux Platforms. The most important use of Emulator like software it provides consoles emulations on respective platforms. The Main use of PCSX2 Emulator for running the PS2 Games on the Linux platform as well as Windows Platforms.

Team has overall experience of 10 years in PlayStation 1 and 2 Emulation Software’s the team have already a team of contributors. The most important part of this PCSX2 Emulator is to be install and and configure on respective Linux Platforms. In this article we have discusses about installation and configuration of PCSX2 Emulator on Ubuntu  and Linux-mint . Also run the PlayStation (PS2) Games on Ubuntu  and Linux-mint  by using PCSX2 Emulator .

It has open sources license as well as freeware application you don’t need to pay any money for this software’s.In its latest stable release, many PS2 games are playable, and several games have full functionality.

The current stable version is reported to be fully compatible with around 90% of the PS2 library. The main c in PS2 emulation is emulating the multi-processor PS2 on a PC 32-bit as well as 64-bit architecture.It is based core on a plug-in architecture, separating several functions from the core emulator.Different plug-ins may produce different results in both compatibility and performance of the PS2 Emulator.It Support Linux Operating System Platform.

Official PCSX2 Emulator Requirement (Hardware and Software)

  • Ubuntu and Linux-Mint (32bit or 64bit) with the latest updated drivers installed
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz or better OR Intel i3/i5/i7 @ 2.8 GHz or better OR AMD Phenom II @ 3.2 GHz or better
  • GPU: NVIDIA 8800GT or better (for smooth run)
  • RAM: 1GB or more

Step-1 (Add PCSX2 Official PPA)

 add-apt-repository ppa:gregory-hainaut/PCSX2.official.ppa

Update the repository

 apt clean all && apt update

Step-2 (Installation of PCSX2 Emulator)

 apt install PCSX2

Starting of PCSX2


Step-3 (First time System Configurations)


First time Plugin Configurations


First time Bios Selections


Setting of PS2 Controllers


Final Run of PCSX2


Step-4 (Run and Play PlayStation 2 (PS2) games)

For running PS2 games you must have official PS2 games DVD and Obtaining PS2 games can be as easy as buying PS2 DVDs then make it .ISO images for smooth run of games. The following guide will guide you further steps regarding to run and play of ps2 games on Linux platform.

Start the PCSX2 Emulator—–>On CDDVD Menu—–>ISO Selector—–>Browse—–>Select ISO Image and Hit OK—–>On System Menu—–>Boot CDDVD (fast).


Congratulations now you have running the PS2 Games using PCSX2 on Linux.