Xemu XBox emulator

Xemu Original Xbox Emulator for PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux

OSWindows, Linux, macOS
Uploaded byBlowFlies


Xemu emulator for PC is an open-source, cross-platform application that emulates the hardware of the original Xbox game console, allowing users to play their Xbox games on Windows, mac OS, and Linux systems. Now compatible also with Android and iOS devices.

This project is focused on making significant forward progress in terms of features, performance, stability, and user experience in Xbox emulation.

Xemu runs natively on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. Pre-compiled binaries are available for Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu.


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

Networking is supported out of the box. Connect to other instances of xemu and even real Xboxes, locally or over the Internet.

Built on SDL2, xemu supports virtually all gamepads. Connect up to 4 controllers at any time, just like a real Xbox.

No need to wait for checkpoints. xemu supports saving the current state and loading it back up at any time.

Breathe new life into your old games by scaling up the resolution which the games render at.

System requirements

OS versionXP, OS X, Ubuntu 18-04 (or higher)
CPUDual core 1.5+ Ghz
RAM1 GB (2 GB recommended)
Disk space50 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running Xemu emulator PC


•ui: Move fullscreen trigger to main thread

•ui: Fix fullscreen launch

•smc: Fix version string modulus

•i8254: Update base freq to more closely match Xbox

•mcpx: Fixup compiler warnings in DSP code