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

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!

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RetroArch 1.11.0 release!

RetroArch 1.11.0 has just been released. Grab it here. If you’d like to learn more about upcoming releases, please consult our roadmap here. Remember that this project exists for the benefit of our users, and that we wouldn’t keep doing this were it not for spreading the love to our users. This project exists because […]

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RetroArch – Introducing the Mega Bezel Reflection Shader

Article written by HyperSpaceMadness RetroArch keeps introducing innovations to the retrogaming world, constantly building simple roads for players to enjoy classic games in new and sometimes better ways. Getting the sweet spot between ease of use and customization can be a time-consuming process, and sometimes requires a deep insight of how old technologies worked: refresh […]

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RetroArch now on Windows Package Manager!

Windows 10/11 users now have an even more convenient way of installing RetroArch! RetroArch is now available from the Windows Package Manager (see here). Stables are identical to the ones found on our website/buildbot. They are digitally signed, meaning they pass the Windows Defender SmartScreen Protection. You will not get a warning from SmartScreen when […]

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RetroArch now on the Samsung Galaxy Store!

We keep expanding! We’re happy to announce that RetroArch is now available on the Samsung Galaxy Store! For free, of course. Q&A How can I download RetroArch from the Galaxy Store? The Galaxy Store should be pre-installed by default on Samsung phones. It is a storefront available exclusively for Samsung-branded devices. Open the app on […]

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