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Original Xbox Emulator

A free and open-source application that emulates the original Microsoft Xbox game console, enabling people to play their original Xbox games on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.


Open Source

The source code for xemu is publicly available. Users are invited to help improve the project!

Cross Platform

xemu runs natively on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. Pre-compiled binaries are available for Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu.

System Link

Networking is supported out of the box. Connect to other instances of xemu and even real Xboxes, locally or over the Internet.

Gamepad Support

Built on SDL2, xemu supports virtually all gamepads. Connect up to 4 controllers at any time, just like a real Xbox.

Snapshots (Save States)

No need to wait for game checkpoints. xemu supports saving the current state and loading it back up at any time.

Render Scaling

Breathe new life into your original Xbox games by easily scaling up the resolution that games render at.


Title compatibility status is provided by volunteer reporters in the community, as the reporter experienced the title in the current version of xemu on their computer at time of reporting. As the project evolves, reports may need to be updated. You are invited to help improve the project by submitting an updated compatibility report. Join the Discord server to learn how to contribute!