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RPCS3 is a free multi platform emulator that is completely open-source. It only emulates PlayStation 3 games, but it's a lot of them available. It's primarily developed by two developers, Nekotekina and kd-11. It does not allow any PlayStation 3 peripheral controller use as of now, but there are a lot of usable gamepads available to play with, and most brands and types of controllers can 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 completely supported by RPCS3. It might also work with other hardware, even though Linux and Windows seem to be recommended (To get a much better gameplay experience). You can download RPCS3 from https://rpcs3.onl/ and install it following its instructions.

So as to install games, you'll need 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 set up games to use with RPCS3. This is sometimes inconvenient. According to the programmer, 1876 games are currently playable, which is an excellent amount if you are looking to play a large variety of different video games out of a PlayStation 3 console on your computer. Right now, online multiplayer is unfortunately only available in a really small selection of games, which is inconvenient if you would like to play with someone that's not near you. This could be improved in the future, but as of right now it seems unlikely. Local multiplayer, though, is fortunately completely supported, meaning you can use it in all available multiplayer games that could have a local multiplayer option when playing on a real console. You can use up to 7 controllers at the exact same time, meaning you can play with a larger group of people if needed. As of March 2020, there is now support offered for a number of PlayStation 3D games, which means you can play games offering 3D capabilities (3D effects such as the ones in 3D movies).