RetroArch

RetroArchfor Mac

By Libretro (Free)
Rating
4.5
Download for Mac
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A great way to play old games for free and without lag

What is RetroArch?

RetroArch is a multi-system emulator for old games on a Mac. It supports the emulation of many popular games, Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, etc. The interface is simple for beginners as it houses all the games for easy selection. RetroArch offers you various options for personal customization of the game process.

Usually, emulators for old games have a very long delay in action. However, RetroArch supports the response time of the next frame, and there is almost no lag. You can check it yourself and understand that the emulator works instantly. In this way, the operation of RetroArch is no different from the original gaming hardware. In addition, there are various customization options to optimize the results further.

Benefits of using RetroArch

  • Controller. You can do anything with the controller, including launching games or calling up menus.
  • Playlists. There's also a playlist feature to organize your favorite games. Or use automated lists based on metadata: year of release, genre, developer, number of players, etc.
  • Personalization. You can customize settings and make other changes in each game for a personalized experience. Change thumbnail options, dynamic backgrounds, shadows, animated backgrounds, icon themes, and more.
  • Wide possibilities. The program includes emulators, game engines, databases, and small game screens. In addition, you can use cheats and video filters to apply them on the game screen and download available content for free.
  • Games online. You can play with other people from anywhere in the world. Such games are also almost lag-free because the emulator relies on a peer-to-peer network. There is also a Discord community where you can find a player or watch others play.
  • Documentation. At RetroArch, you can find video tutorials on joining a game, placing and configuring netplay manually correctly, and much more.

Should I download RetroArch for Mac?

If you've been looking for an emulator for old games, engines, and media players, you should try RetroArch. It runs classic games with a user-friendly GUI. You can manage and customize it for yourself. The incredible thing is that it works almost instantly, and there are no long delays in the actions. In addition, there is an option to play online with your friends or people from the community. Thus, you can enjoy your favorite games alone and in fun company.

The application continues to be updated and add new features. Since it is free, anyone can try using it for games.


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Pros
  • Emulates a wide range of systems
  • Authentic retro gameplay
Cons
  • Extremely laborious to set up
  • Not one for casual users
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More info

LAST UPDATED:
2022-08-05
DEVELOPER:
Libretro
VERSION:
1.10.3
FILE SIZE:
192.25 MB
DOWNLOADS:
21
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Mac
FILENAME:
RetroArch_Metal (1).dmg
MD5 CHECKSUM:
0cab8dab2b9292f311f9c926f26bc244
SHA256 CHECKSUM:
5025752ed9a98183ff76181450b67b904dcf0c3778f299a7658d440c13ad46bb

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