CXBX Xbox Emulator iOS

CXBX Reloaded XBox emulator for iOS

DeveloperLuke Usher
Uploaded byBlowFlies


Cxbx-Reloaded is an emulator for running Microsoft Xbox (and eventually, Chihiro) games on iOS, Windows, MacOS and Android OS.

This app doesn’t currently have stable builds, but you can obtain pre-release builds from the links below, compatible with iPhone and iPad.

No games are included with this download.
Dump your own real xBox games and turn them into .ISO files,put on your SD card / USB storage.


This emulator is still in beta version but it can run most of XBox games smoothly on all devices with a quad core CPU, include:

  • Splinter Cell : 55 FPS
  • GTA: San Andreas : 55 FPS
  • SoulCalibur II : 50 FPS
  • Halo 2 : 60 FPS
  • Rayman 3 : 55 FPS
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance : 45 FPS

The dashboard is the application that runs when the original Xbox is started, which presents the main menu interface and allows device configuration and storage management.

If you would like to install use the official Xbox dashboard, you will first need to download the dashboard files from your real Xbox, then transfer them to the CXBX hard disk image.

The team have implemented the following features:

  • A HLSL fixed function implementation
  • Export high performance graphics hints in
  • Relocate controller dialogs into its own folder
  • Create and switch to different key-mapping profiles
  • Create shortcuts to easily launch your favorite games from your launcher

System requirements

OS versioniOS 9.0 (or higher)
DeviceiPhone 8+ (or equivalent iPad)
Disk space30 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running XBox emulator iOS


•Released minor update

•It imitates iPhone Screen to be an Xbox Gaming Screen

•Added light application setting in advanced menu

•The resolution is adjusted reckoning on the phone specs

•Internet connection is no more obligatory to play Xbox Games on iOS

•Added external controller support (experimental step)


To know how to install an .ipa file on your iPhone or iPad please follow this guide.