So you can play your Android games on your PC

Enjoy your favorite Android games on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer thanks to these tools.

Whether because your mobile not powerful enough, or simply because you want to enjoy the improved experience it offers a bigger screen and physical controls, you may have wanted play your favorite mobile games on PC. Although on platforms such as iOS, this can be an impossible mission, the thing is very different in Android.

And is that thanks to the freedom offered by Google’s mobile operating system, it is possible bring mobile games to our computer in a simple way using tools that anyone can use. In this guide, we explain how to do it.

Android games on PC

Your favorite Android games, on the PC thanks to these tools.

Your mobile games on PC: the best options

There are different ways to enjoy Android games on your computer, either Windows, Linux or Mac. All of them require the use of tools known as emulators through which it is possible run Android and its applications on a desktop or laptop computer.

But not all Android emulators for PC are game ready. As of today, only a few are well-optimized enough to be used for run Android titles regardless of gender and style on a computer. These are the best:

BlueStacks

It is probably, the most popular game-focused Android emulator out there. BlueStacks has been one of the most used tools to bring Android titles to the PC for years, thanks to its wide range of games available and a very good optimization, which makes it work well on virtually any machine.

It stands out above all for offer controls very similar to those of native PC games, so it is possible to use a mouse and keyboard to play our favorite titles, regardless of their category –shooters, RPGs, MOBA… -. All of them, on the big screen and perfectly

How to use

Install and use BlueStacks to run Android games on PC it is a simple process. First of all, it is necessary to download the program and install it, bearing in mind that it is an application that supports both Windows computers as with those based on MacOS. With the program already installed, to start playing you just have to follow these steps:

  1. Open BlueStacks and log in with your Google account –necessary to be able to access the Google Play Store–

  2. Access the app store and find the game you want to install

  3. With the game already installed, click on it in the initial launcher to start the game

That’s it. In our tests, we have been able to verify that performance is pretty good, although not the fastest option when launching the games. However, its interface is more intuitive and easier to use than that of some alternatives.

Advantage

  • Compatible with Windows and MacOS

  • Support for high resolution and high refresh rate

  • Preset and customizable controls, as well as creating scripts and macros

  • It is possible to play multiple Android games on your PC at the same time by being able to create multiple instances of BlueStacks

  • Synchronization of game progress

Disadvantages

Gameloop

Call of Duty Mobile at GameLoop

GameLoop allows you to play Call of Duty: Mobile on your PC

GameLoop is the official emulator for Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG: Mobile for PCSo this tool is perfectly optimized to offer the best experience in these titles. However, this emulator, known until not too long ago as Tencent Game Buddy, allows you to download and run many other mobile games on your computer.

How to use

To use GameLoop, we recommend you take a look at our Call Of Duty: Mobile installation guide on PC. Broadly speaking, the steps to follow are as follows:

  1. With the program installed, open it to access the GameLoop home page

  2. Enter the GameLoop game store and download those you want to add to your library

  3. When the game has downloaded, click on its icon to start it and start playing

Following these simple steps, Now you can start enjoying some of your favorite titles on your computer. In our experience, GameLoop offers faster starts when it comes to accessing games, and the load on the CPU is not as high as in other alternatives – although it will depend on the game. However, the catalog of titles is inferior, and it is a somewhat less versatile emulator than BlueStacks.

Advantage

  • Faster game startup

  • Lower CPU usage than other alternatives

  • Optimized keyboard and mouse controls

Disadvantages

  • Fewer games available

  • Without Google login support, the progress of some games will not sync

  • There is only a version for Windows

  • Maximum resolution “only” Full HD

MEmu Play

MEMu Play

MEmu Play is another popular Android emulator for PC focused on games.

Another emulator that offers access to the complete catalog of Android games from the computer is MEmu. Although it may not be as well-known as the previous options, it is undoubtedly a most interesting alternative that is worth considering. The platform receives frequent updates – at the time of publishing this article, it has just updated to version 7.2.2 – and, despite being optimized for games, it offers the possibility of install and use Android apps on PC.

How to use

The company behind MEmu itself offers us a initiation guide in which they explain how this application for Windows is installed and used:

  1. With the application installed on the computer, access it and follow the initial configuration steps

  2. Access Google Play Store and log in with your Google account

  3. Find the games you want to play and install them

Now you just need start the game and start playing. If you want, you can modify the controls to better suit your needs. The experience with this emulator is Really good in terms of performance with most games, and the ability to use apps is a welcome addition.

Advantage

  • Access to the complete catalog of games for Android through Google Play

  • Ability to install and use apps, not just games

  • Option to install downloaded APK files on the computer

  • Numerous controls and experience configuration and customization options

  • Ability to run multiple instances simultaneously

  • Support for high resolution and high refresh rate

Disadvantages

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