Best iOS PSP emulators

A blue PSP
Credit: EasyLife Designs

A blue PSP
Credit: EasyLife Designs

Have another PlayStation Portable title you want to come back to? We’ve got a list of the best iOS PSP emulators to help you get through your next case of nostalgia.

Though some games and consoles are no longer readily available, there are still ways to revisit some of our favourite titles. The opportunity to do so is right in the palm of our hands, as emulators allow us to run these games on our mobile devices.

You can check out our list of the best Android Nintendo DS emulators or the best Android PSP emulators, but for now, we’ll be taking a look at the top choices when it comes to PSP emulators on iOS.

Best PSP emulators for iOS devices

You’ll have no shortage of emulators to choose from for your mobile device. Here are our top picks to narrow down your choices.

Happy Chick

If it’s your first time dabbling in emulation, Happy Chick may be just right for you. It’s easy to install and has an interface that’s very user-friendly.

Happy Chick is also capable of running games from other consoles like the Game Boy Advance and original PlayStation. The Happy Chick emulator is free to download.


Those who have a bit more experience dealing with emulators should consider downloading RetroArch. This app requires more work to set up but it gives you access to multiple consoles and a massive game library.

RetroArch also has many features to give you smooth emulation, making the relatively complicated installation process that much more worth it.


The most seasoned emulator on this list, PPSSPP has stuck around for so long simply because it does its job extremely well. It has everything you’d want in an emulator like the ability to adjust graphic settings, change up controls, and utilizing save states. You can even transfer save files from an actual PSP to PPSSPP.

So if you’re unsure about which iOS PSP emulator to choose, you can’t go wrong with the PPSSPP. It’s the closest thing to having an actual PSP right in your hands.

And that’s our list of the best PSP emulators for iOS. While you’re here, you may also want to take a look at our guide on how to set up Meta Quest 3 for emulation.

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