New Adventurer
Nov 10, 2019
RPCS3 is a free multi platform emulator that is completely open-source. It only emulates PlayStation 3 games, but it's a lot of these available. It's mainly developed by two developers, Nekotekina and kd-11. It does not allow any PlayStation 3 peripheral control use as of today, but there are a good deal of usable gamepads available to play with, and most types and brands of controllers may be used to play all of the games. {To download, you will need a 64-bit version of either Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 9, or Windows 10. |} Modern versions of Linux should also be fully supported by RPCS3. It may also work with other hardware, though Linux and Windows seem to be recommended (To get a better gameplay experience). You can download RPCS3 from https://rpcs3.onl/ and install it following its instructions.

In order to install games, you will have to get them from either a physical PlayStation 3 games console you have access to or from a Blu-ray drive, though only certain kinds of Blu-ray drives can be used to install games to use with RPCS3. This is sometimes inconvenient. According to the developer, 1876 games are currently playable, which is an excellent amount if you're looking to play a large number of different video games from a PlayStation 3 console on your PC. At the moment, online multiplayer is unfortunately only available in a very small choice of games, which is inconvenient if you want to play with someone that's not near you. This may be improved in the future, but as of right now it appears unlikely. Local multiplayer, however, is fortunately completely supported, meaning you can use it in most available multiplayer games that would have a local multiplayer option when playing on a real console. You can use up to 7 controllers at exactly the same time, which means that you can play with a larger group of people if necessary. As of March 2020, there is now support offered for a number of PlayStation 3D games, which means you can play games that offer 3D capabilities (3D effects like the ones in 3D movies).