How to use the PPSSPP Emulator to play PSP games?

PPSSPP is a free and open-source emulator used to run classic PSP games but can be tough to configure, especially for first-timers. Therefore, this article will explain how you can set up the PPSPP emulator and download the corresponding games.

PPSSPP is a free, open-source PlayStation emulator. It’s one of the most popular PlayStation emulators that can run PSP games on PC, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Wii U, Switch, and Xbox One X. You may play games like Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PC), God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PC), GTA: Vice City (PC), FF 7: Crisis Core (PSP), etc with this emulator.

Instructions to download games for the PPSSPP emulator

You can use PSP ROMs in ISO or CSO formats to play games on the PPSSPP emulator. If you own a physical copy of the game, you can create a PSP ROM by dumping the game files onto your computer.

It is also true that downloading from a Torrent website is simple since not many people have the PSP console or the disks. If you want to download games from the internet, you should search for a reliable source such as To run PSP games on your PPSSPP emulator, follow these steps after you obtain the ROMs.

Instructions for using PPSSPP emulator on PC, Android and IOS


1. Download the PPSSPP emulator from the official website.

2. Open the folder you downloaded the files to and extract them into a new separate folder. Name this new folder PPSSPP.

3. Download the game files from a reputable source.

4. Create a new folder to store all your game PSP ROMs.

5. Navigate to the PPSSPP folder and open the PPSSPP emulator.

6. To choose the directory where your games are saved, click Browse.

7. The game ROMs for your PSP will now show up in the emulator.

Android & IOS

1. You can find the PPSSPP emulator on the Play Store or official website (for iOS).

2. Download the game ROMs from a reliable website.

3. Extract all your PSP game ROMs into a separate folder.

4. To access the PPSSPP emulator, open it and select ‘Browse.’

5. Select the folder in which your games are kept.

6. The emulator now has access to your PSP game ROMs.

You can find another great emulator in our other article discussing the best emulators for PS2 and PS3 on Android and PC.


The PPSSPP emulator is the best way to play PSP games on your computer or mobile device. With a few simple steps, you can be up and playing your favorite PSP games in no time! Thanks for reading.