RetroArch is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players.

Among other things, it enables you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through its slick graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration is done once and for all.

In addition to this, you are able to run original game discs (CDs) from RetroArch.

RetroArch has advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, next-frame response times, runahead, machine translation, blind accessibility features, and more!

Get RetroArch Try RetroArch Online


Latest Cores


Introducing McSoftServe

Hi there, everybody! I’m Jesse Talavera, a libretro contributor. I’m primarily known in this community as the author of melonDS DS, but I’ve got some other exciting projects in the oven as well. Today I’d like to share with you something new that I’ve been working on for some time. Introducing McSoftServe, an emulator for […]

Continue reading

Vircon32 joins libretro/RetroArch

Written by: Carra Hi! I’m Carra and I created Vircon32, a new game console. My Vircon32 core was recently integrated into RetroArch, so I thought this could be a good opportunity to talk about both the console itself and my overall experience creating a Libretro core. What is Vircon32? Vircon32 is a 32-bit virtual console […]

Continue reading

Geolith emulator ported to libretro

We have the pleasure of announcing a great new emulator core, the Neo Geo emulator Geolith. The upstream author of the Jolly Good Emulation project broke out this core and ported it to libretro to make it available to as many users as possible, and we’re happy to welcome it into the fold. Historically, Neo […]

Continue reading

RetroArch 1.17 – new netplay features

RetroArch 1.17 expands Netplay to support playing multiplayer games that were originally played on two or more separate consoles or computers connected together. This is currently supported by two cores: DOSBox Pure and gpSP. In DOSBox Pure it is now possible to play DOS and early Windows multiplayer games that used IPX, Ethernet or a […]

Continue reading

Latest video