Playing Xbox 360 games on PC is the dream of many gamers. Xbox 360 is a gaming console from legendary software giant Microsoft. There are many Games available exclusively for Xbox only. Microsoft has released many games that have attracted lots of customers to the Xbox and this has made it a close competitor for Sony PlayStation consoles. For people who cannot afford Xbox and want to play Xbox 360 games on PC, we are here with a tutorial.

Microsoft Xbox games are not compatible with Microsoft Windows. Xbox is a completely different environment and run environment. This makes playing Xbox 360 games a bit tricky on the computer. Developers have designed some application for Windows that can install Xbox runtime environment on the PC and thus you can play [Emulate] Xbox games on your Windows system. There are many effective Xbox 360 emulator available online. I have got some tips that these emulators can even let you play games like Halo 4, Forza Horizon and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare like games on PC. Without wasting any time lets see how to play Xbox 360 games on PC with Xbox 360 emulators. 

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How to Play Xbox 360 Games on PC

Play Xbox 360 games on PC

Minimum computer requirement to play Xbox 360 games on PC:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64bit minimum.
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Enough hard disk space to install Xbox 360 emulator and games. Most of the games are 4-7 GB but some games can be more resource hungry.
  • Recommended graphics card Nvidia GeForce FX or Radeon 9200 Pro. I would recommend a higher end graphic card so that it can handle serious gaming.

How to Play Xbox 360 Games on PC:

Step 1: You will need to download the Xbox 360 emulator of your Choice. Right now, I know 2 very effective and stable Xbox 360 emulator for PC that works on Windows 8, Windows7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. Download CXBX or Xeon Xbox 360 emulator.

Step 2: The Downloaded Xbox emulator will be in a zip achieved file. Extract it to a folder. Now, execute the file, it will ask for the Game Disk. If you have a disc image you can use application like MagicDisc to mount it.

Step 3: Click on the Main Menu and load the game on emulator. It will take some to load the game depending on resources. As this is an unofficial released software to port Xbox games to PC, so you may face minor issues and crashes scarcely.

Step 4: If you want to play high end Xbox 360 games on PC better you have a high end PC configuration.

By following the above guide you will be successfully able to play Xbox 360 games on computer.


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