PPSSPP Compatibility List

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PPSSPP is a Sony PSP Emulator ported on Pandora by PtitSeb. Other versions exist (Linux|GNU, Android, Windows, Mac..)

Current stable version is 0.9.8.36 from Mar 29th 2014. You can read a full article about the previous version on Pandoralive

Adding to the Compatibility List

Choose a playability color that reflects a game's best playability state. Also include the clockspeed at which you ran it, for whichever Pandora version you tested. Please also indicate in the name of the Game whether the version is US/EU/JP, since compatibility may differ depending on regions. You may also add specific conditions you specified in the settings if they differ from the defaults. As for the SGC driver, please write "default" if you did not change your driver vs what was in the firmware.

Don't post a redundant entry unless you are using a different Pandora model and the playability differs from an existing entry. If a game's playability gets worse (new bugs, new crashes) in a new PPSSPP version, update the entry and add that to notes.

Playability Description
Fullspeed Games with a green background run at fullspeed and are fully playable from start to finish. If frameskip is required, add to notes.
Playable Games with a yellow background run slower than fullspeed, but are otherwise fully playable. Add problems/slowdowns to notes.
Incomplete Games with an orange background have playability issues and cannot be played from start to finish. This may include missing functionality (wifi) or game crashes. Add problems to notes.
Unplayable Games with a red background are unplayable. They either don't run at all, or don't get past the intro. Add any other oddities to notes.
N/A Games with a white background have not been fully tested. If you see one on this list, try it out and report back!

If you are inclined, post your forum username at the end of your notes so you can be contacted by PtitSeb about further debugging your problems.

The Compatibility List

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Game Name and Region PPSSPP Version Pandora Model[1] SGX driver SZ version Frequency Notes on Settings Status
Taiko no Tatsujin Portable 2 (JP) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Makes the emulator completely crash right after the first few screens. Back to desktop. Red
Final Fantasy III (US) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Fullspeed in most places except in villages where the game slows down a bit while remaining playable. Green
Final Fantasy III (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Fullspeed in most places except in villages where the game slows down a bit while remaining playable. Green
Star Ocean: The Second Departure (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Fullspeed apparently at all times, with minor glitches on text boxes once in a while. Green
Toradora Portable (JP) 0.9.8 800 mhz 4.03.02 1.60 800 Mhz It needs loot of the phone, sometimes in the voice acting runs slow and the FMV are slow too, but is entirely playable. Yellow
Tales of Rebirth (JP) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Combat scenes are slow and music stutters in fight scenes. But it's playable. Yellow
Tekken Dark Resurrection (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Works fine but very slow in game. Feels a little bit faster than in 0.9.7. Yellow
Hatsune Miku, Project Diva (JP) 0.9.9.39 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Fullspeed while frameskip is on. Not always super smooth but very, very playable. Feels smoother and almost perfect in some areas. Green
Hatsune Miku, Project Diva 2nd (JP) 0.9.9.39 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.60 850 Mhz Alright on some less graphically demanding songs, but lags too much on most songs to be playable. Yellow


Metal Slug Anthology (US) 0.9.1.31 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz Fullspeed in-game but sometimes slow in the menus and when loading from one level to another. This being said, I recommend playing such games on Neo Geo emulators instead. Green
Guilty Gear XX (JP) 0.9.1.31 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz Slow in game, albeit playable. But not enjoyable for a fighting game. Yellow
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Works full speed with no sound stuttering, but the frameskip needed to achieve that makes it suboptimal for playing effectively (ie frames dropping impact playability). Yellow
Megaman Powerup (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Feels full speed with frameskip, and the music does not seem to stutter much. This being said, it drops frames depending on the complexity of what's going on on the screen, and this sometimes impacts gameplay. Green
PixelJunk Monsters (US) 0.9.7.35 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Running full speed. Green
Tales of Eternia (US) 0.9.7.35 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz 2D, running sometimes full speed, sometimes very slowly (with sound stuttering). Alpha hack helps but does not make it perfect either. Yellow
To Heart 2 (JP) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Now Full Speed in latest version. Green
Tactics Ogre (JP) 0.9.7.35 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Full Speed most of the time, with frameskip, while the card selection screen at beginning of the game is glitchy. Green
Mirai Nikki (JP) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Full Speed, perfect. Green
Lumines (EU) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.10.00 1.60 1000 Mhz AutoFrameskip is on, AlphaHack is on, and Timer Hack is OFF. It runs fullspeed and without issues. Green
Lumines 2 (US) 0.9.5.35 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Quite slow compared to Lumines 1, and the music keeps stuttering. Playable but not great. A little faster than in 0.9.1.30. Yellow
Criminal Girls (JP) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Not playing very smoothly, scrolling is clearly not smooth. Sound stutters in most dialogs. Alpha hack works well to speed things up but introduces many glitches. Yellow
Lunar Silver Star Harmony (JP) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Runs perfectly now, no more sound stuttering if you activate the alpha hack. Superb. Green
Y's Seven (JP) 0.9.1.31 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz Runs almost well, but there are several slow-downs during dialogs and the music tends to stutter. Playable, but needs a little more speed to be really great. Yellow
Archer Maclean's Mercury (EU) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Runs full speed most of time, except in the menu scroll appearing when finishing each level. But that has no impact on the performance in game itself. Green
Princess Crown (JP) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Has some minor sound stuttering when loading cutscenes, but otherwise plays very well and feels full speed. Green
Star Ocean: The First Departure (US) 0.9.7.35 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz The characters remain visible in-game through buildings. Therefore, still broken. Orange
Star Ocean: The First Departure (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz The characters remain visible in-game through buildings. Therefore, still broken. Orange
GTA Chinatown (US) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Many issues in game: menus not displayed, visual artifacts, and framerate dropping significantly in the city. Unplayable at this stage. Orange
GTA Chinatown (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Many issues in game: menus not displayed, black screens, visual artifacts, non-visible objects. Unplayable at this stage and worse than before. Orange
GTA Liberty City Stories (US) 0.9.6.39 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.60 850 Mhz Lags way too much to be playable, even on cutscenes. 3 FPS. Orange


Fat Princess (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Runs very slowly with heavy music stuttering. Unplayable but faster than in 0.9.5.32 Orange
FIFA 2013 (EU) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz You can reach the menu but after a few selections the screen turns black. Orange
Persona 2 (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Slow (and screen is very dark for some reason), but it's now closer to being playable. Somehow a big improvement vs 0.9.7 Orange
BlazBlue Continuum Shift (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Movies play perfectly, and the game runs kind of full speed, with some music stutters. Very close to being great to play. Green
Final Fantasy Tactics(US) 0.9.9.39 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Still kind of slow at times with special effects slowing down the game sometimes, but otherwise it's very playable and looks great. Green
The Legend Of Heroes - Trails In The Sky (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz Runs well. Some occasional slow-downs, some characters 'invisible' during story (Seems solved if disable Texture coord speedhack and alpha test) Green
Akiba's Trip (JP) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Sometimes running very close to full speed, but some other times slowing down, especiall during fights, hence yellow. But still, quite playable, and sound does not stutter much anymore. Yellow
Castlevania Chronicles (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Runs at full speed. Excellent. Green
Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos (JP) 0.9.1.30 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz Runs full speed. No issue in game. Green
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (EU) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Videos stop at some times and need to "buffer" apparently once in a while. 3D is faster in game than in 0.9.1.30 but far from smooth. Playable, but barely. Yellow
Mana Khemia Student Alliance (EU) 0.9.1.30 Rebirth XXX 1.55 950 Mhz Sometimes a bit slow, slows down when a dialog window appears, but very playable. Yellow
Shining Ark (JP) 0.9.1.30 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1100 Mhz Sound stutters heavily in videos and the video appears to "buffer" several times in each sequence. 3D is OK in game, a little slow but very playable. At 1100 Mhz the sound stutters a little less. Playable. Yellow
Shining Ark (JP) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1100 Mhz Textures are broken in the intro (not transparent tree leaves), and in-game has become very very slow. Unplayable now. Orange
WipeOut Pure (EU) 0.9.9.39 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz 3D is slow in game, and not faster than 0.9.8. Music still stutters a lot. Yellow
Need for Speed Carbon (US) 0.9.1.31 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz A Slideshow fest. Unplayable. Orange
Need for Speed Rivals (US) 0.9.1.31 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz It does not even run at 1 FPS in-game. Shockingly slow. Of course, unplayable. Orange
Colin Mc Rae 2005 (EU) 0.9.7.35 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Very slow in game. Slideshow. Unplayable. Orange
Lego Batman (EU) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz 3D is still slow in game, but it's much faster than in 0.9.7 - big progress while far from being playable still. Orange
Half Minute Hero (EU) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Game is definitely full speed and visual artifacts seem to be gone. Green
Half Minute Hero (EU) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Game is definitely full speed (put alpha hack ON, if not it won't be full speed and sound will be stuttering). Green
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (US) 0.9.8.37 1GHz 4.10 1.60 1100 Mhz Almost perfect. video are fine and there's only rare sound stuttering. Green
Persona 3 Portable (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Works great in this new version. Full speed, videos run perfectly. Superb! Green
Corpse Party (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Works great. Full speed, videos have sometimes a little stutter. Otherwise, superb! Green
Corpse Party Book Of Shadows(US) 1.0.1.44 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Works great. no real slow downs. a few audio stuters here and there but otherwise completly playble. Green
Valkyrie Profile (US) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Black screen when launching the game. Some sound can be heard but nothing happens. Unplayable. Red
Little Big Planet (EU) 0.9.1.30 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz Message when starting: cannot install data locally (data is corrupt) therefore the game refuses to start. Red
Sakura Taisen 1&2 (JP) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Videos don't show up at all, some graphic glitches are fixed but background are still invisible/not rendered properly. Plus, very slow and stuttering. Unplayable. Red
Sakura Taisen 1&2 (JP) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Videos don't show up at all, some graphic glitches are fixed but background are still invisible/not rendered properly. Unplayable and somehow worse than in previous version in terms of rendering. Red
Jeanne d'Arc (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Videos work fine, however the game is very slow and the characters' 3d figures do not display at all in the game (only their shadows). However, it runs faster than in 0.9.7 and noticeably so. Orange
Ridge Racer 2 (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.10.00 1.60 1000 Mhz Works fine, Need AutoFrameskip and Framebuffer Rendering (no Mipmap also). Gameplay Speed is between 85% and 100%, with 100% most of the time. Green
Velocity (EU) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Full Speed. Green
Valkyria Chronicles 3 (JP) 0.9.9.39 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Videos now run perfectly, and the game running almost full speed with the occasional sound stuttering. Feels smoother than in 0.9.7. Green
Clannad (JP) 0.9.1.30 1GHz 4.03.02 1.54 1000 Mhz Runs perfectly. It's kind of expected since it's a visual novel, but still, music plays fine too. Green
Patapon 3 (EU) 0.9.5.32 1GHz 4.03.02 1.55 1000 Mhz Videos play perfectly now. Game is a bit slow and sound only stutters when the scene is complex now. Technically playable, but not enjoyable at this stage. Yellow
Loco Roco 2 (EU) 0.9.9.39 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Using simple bezier curves for speedup in Settings. Game is a bit slow when there are lots of elements, but most of the time it runs very well and full speed. Music only stutters rarely now. Very Playable. Note some black screens in videos or cutscenes remain, while they don't affect the gameplay. Otherwise it would be green. Feels faster than in 0.9.8. Yellow
Disgaea 2 (US) 0.9.6.34 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Game runs fullspeed (it is obviously dropping frames but it's not bad at all). Green
Radiant Mythology 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Usually fullspeed, but with a few drops here and there. Mostly playable. yellow
S.W.A.T. 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Seems almost perfect so far. Green
Dead to Rights 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Too slow to be playable. Orange
Little Big Planet 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Again, too slow to be playable. Orange
Riviera the Promised Land 0.9.6.34 1 Ghz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Crashes right in the middle of the first fight. Orange
F.F. Crisis Core 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Too slow to be playable. Orange
007 To Russia With Love 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Rather slow. Orange
Socom 3 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Yet again, too slow to be playable. Orange
Ghost Recon 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Sometimes fullspeed, tends to lag. Graphical glitches here and there. Orange
Metal Gear Portable ops 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Another "too-slow-to-be-playable" game. Orange
Star Wars Battlefront 2 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz You know what I'm about to say. "Too slow to be playable." Orange
N.O.V.A. 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Immediately crashes. Red
Resistance - Retribution 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Crashes upon starting. Red
Final Fantasy 4: The After years 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Sometimes fullspeed, some glitches. Somewhat playable. yellow
3rd Birthday 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Looks nice, but alas, 'tis too slow to bring merriment. Orange
Soul Calibur 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Speed beseches me. Too slow to be enjoyable. Orange
Rachet and Clank - Size matters 0.9.5.32 Rebirth 4.03.02 1.55 950 Mhz Too slow to be playable. Has some graphical glitches. Orange
Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (J) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 & 4.10 1.60 1300 Mhz Although the game is emulated practically flawlessly, it suffers from MASSIVE slowdown, and I do mean it. It rarely exceeds 3 FPS on 1.3 GHz and speedup hacks and frameskipping make no difference. Yellow
Tokobots (USA) 0.9.8 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1600 Mhz The game plays at max frames and suffers no slowdown. Only issue is that the faces of enemies are not visible. Green
Test Drive Unlimited 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 & 4.10 1.60 1000 Mhz Screen stays black, after pressing (X) videos play fine, but menu does not show on screen (menu music plays fine, too, showing ~8.0 FPS) Red
Tales of Phantasia: Cross Edition 0.9.8.37 1GHz 4.10 1.60 1300 Mhz Slows down during the rain that occurs when visiting the burning town at the beginning and during the translition effect shown before a battle. Also, a still picture of a part of the Opening shows when switching games at the title screen. The issue with the graphics not displaying properly has been fixed in the mentioned build. Yellow
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3 (EU) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Game-breaking glitch that caused the screen to go to black when changing areas is gone now. Extremely rarely, music stutters during duels and gameplay can slow down as well. You have to play with the emulation rendering to get either the card pictures to display properly in-duel or to see the monster summons. All in all, playable. Yellow
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (US) 0.9.8.36 1GHz 4.03.02 1.60 1000 Mhz Game-breaking glitch that caused the screen to go to black when changing areas is gone now. Music stutters during duels and gameplay can slow down as well. You have to play with the emulation rendering to get either the card pictures to display properly in-duel or to see the monster summons. All in all, playable. Yellow
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 1.0.1.43 1GHz 4.04.?? 1.71 1200 Mhz In general, good. Stuttery music when in first-person dungeon-crawling view, but fully playable Yellow