Last modified
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Description of App

For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.



Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Almost all of the app is accessible, except for changing the control layout in the preferences dialog, however you can either use the keyboard to play, or use a compatible game controller.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

This app allows people who play video games to do so on the Mac. Sure, some games, like Final Fantasy, won't be playable, but fighting games are usually playable and fun.

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1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Devin Prater 6 years ago



Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Saturday, December 3, 2016

Just installed this great app on my MacBook pro 13in after reading this post. Any recommended games and how can I add game collections to my library?
Not sure what cores should I install, each time I navigate through the list of game collection an alert appears. How can I turn this feature off?

Submitted by Brian Giles on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Love this app. LOL I keep forgetting I have it. Only really annoying thing is that between my ear pods and my game pad, it makes for quite the mess of wires. I tried playing with the BT speaker, but there was too much lag so it didn't really work.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Can someone help me getting started with this app? I still don't know how to add games on my library. The user guide is a bit tricky and more advanced, I need some thing simple and step by step guide.