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How To Play Playstation[PS2] Games On Windows 7

Sony Playstation PS2 games can be played on Microsoft Windows with an emulator PCSX2. PCSX2 is the first PS2 emulator for Windows 7. With PCSX2 you can play almost any famous PS2 game like God Of War, GTA Sanandreas, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, God Of War 2, Final Fantasy X, Pro Evolution Soccer, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and other PS2 games. The best thing about PCSX2 is that it allows you to run the original Playstation 2 game discs so that if you have a collection of PS2 game discs then you are just few moments away from playing them on PC. If you do not have any game discs then you can download PS2 game ISO files and play them on PCSX2.

In this tutorial I am going to teach you to play Sony Playstation 2[PS2] games on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. I will be playing God Of War 2 PS2 game on a Windows 7 laptop.


  • PCSX2 Emulator for Linux, Windows and MAC. Download Link
  • Playstation 2 Game Discs.
  • PCSX2 BIOS Download
  • A USB joystick like PS3 controller, Xbox 360 controller for vibrations while game playing [Optional]
  • Latest version of DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redist should be installed on Windows 7 PC, otherwise you need to download them during installation.

Minimum System Requirements For PCSX2

CPU: Any that supports SSE2 (Pentium 4 and up, Athlon64 and up)

GPU: Any that supports Pixel Shader model 2.0, except Nvidia FX series (broken SM2.0, too slow anyway)


Recommended System Requirements For PCSX2

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.2 GHz or better OR
          Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2.8 GHz or better OR
         AMD Phenom II 3.2 GHz or better

GPU: Nvidia 8800GT or better (for Direct3D10 support)

RAM: 1 GB for Linux
           2 GB for Windows XP
           2 GB or more for Windows 7

If you run PCSX2 on minimum system requirements then the game will be unplayable and very slow.

How To Play Playstation[PS2] Games On Windows 7

  • Download and install the PCSX2 emulator for Windows, Linux or MAC. 
  • Now open ‘PCSX2 1.2.1(r5875).exe’ and click ‘Next’. Then again click ‘Next’ on plugins page. If a popup appears ‘You need to update some DirectX libraries’ then click ‘Yes’.
  • It will take you to Microsoft’s website. You need to download the DirectX web setup. Download it and install it. It will update DirectX libraries on Windows 7. After installing direct click next in PCSX2 setup.
  • Extract and put the BIOS files in ‘C:\Users\PC\Documents\PCSX2\bios’. Click ‘Refresh list’ and click on any BIOS file then click ‘Finish’.

pcsx2 bios

  • Now insert PS2 game disc in DVD drive of your PC/laptop and click file. Click ‘Boot CDVD (fast)’. The game will start to run.
  • To load an PS2 iso click ‘CDVD’ tab in PCSX2 and click ‘Iso Selector>Browse’. Select the ISO file you want to load. Finally click 'Boot CDVD (fast)'. The game will run.
  • Now you have successfully installed PCSX2 emulator. Now we have to configure it to play games efficiently.

Configuration Settings For PCSX2

Sound Settings: Initially when you run the game you will not hear any game sounds. To fix this problem go to ‘Config>Audio (SPU2)>Plugin Settings’. In ‘Output Settings’ under ‘Module’ choose ‘XAudio 2’ and click ‘OK’. After this you will hear all game sounds.

Video Settings: To run games in full screen go to ‘Config>Video (GS)>Window Settings’. Choose ‘Aspect Ratio’ to ‘Fit to Window’ or ‘Wide Screen’ or manually enter your screen resolution in ‘Custom Window Size’.

video settings for pcsx2

SpeedHacks: If your processor is a quad core then you can use MTVU feature of PCSX2 which will increase game speed. To do this go to ‘Config>Emulation Settings>Speedhacks’. Put a check mark on ‘MTVU’ and click ‘OK’.

Controller/Keyboard Settings: To setup keyboard/controller keys go to ‘Config>Controller (PAD)>Plugin Settings’. Click ‘Pad 1’. Now you will see controller buttons on right like ‘Square, Triangle, Cross, Circle, L1, L2’. Click on any button and press the required button on keyboard or controller to assign the button. After setting all the buttons click ‘OK’. Similarly repeat process for Pad 2. You can use any USB gamepad, PS3 and Xbox 360 controller for Windows 7 are supported.

pcsx2 gamepad configuration

Load/Save State: To load or save game state open file ‘Load state’ or ‘Save state’.


Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 On Windows 7 with PCSX2

Dragon Ball Z budokai tenkaichi 3 on Windows 7 with PCSX2

God Of War 2 on Windows 7 with PCSX2

god of war 2 pcsx2

Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 PS2 Game On Windows 7

Smackdown VS Raw 2011 on windows 7

You have successfully learnt to play PS2 games on Windows 7, Linux or MAC with PCSX2 emulator. Now read Playing Sony Playstation[PS1/PSX] Games On Android.

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  1. what is the requirements of wwe smackdown vs raw 2011 ps2 edition for pc

    1. these are recommended requirements. But it will run on modern pcs today.

      1. Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit) with the latest DirectX
      2. CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz or better OR i3/i5/i7 @ 2,8 GHz or better OR AMD Phenom II @ 3,2 GHz or better
      3. GPU: 8800gt or better (for Direct3D10 support)
      4. RAM: 1GB on Linux/Windows XP, 2GB or more on Vista / Windows 7

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