5 Best Xbox One Emulator for Windows PC

Well, playing the game in today’s era is increasing day today. Most peoples are interested in playing games on Xbox, PS4, etc. The best Xbox one emulators are listed here.

So playing Xbox one games with Xbox 360 emulator in pc is the smell of rose in the gold.

So, are you willing to play Xbox one games on PC?

Then you are in the right place. Here we have listed the four best Xbox One emulators for Windows PC to play Xbox One games.

So, what is the Xbox one?

Xbox One is the gaming console developed by Microsoft in 2013.

Xbox One

The gaming console Xbox One was developed back in 2013. This gaming console was the third console in the Xbox family and successor of Xbox 360.

Xbox One was released in November of 2013 in parts of Europe, North America, South America, and Australia. Later the gaming console was released in Japan, China and other parts of Europe in September of 2015.

This gaming console is one of the substantial competitors of Sony’s PlayStation4 (PS4).

What are Emulators?

The emulator is a program/application which allows you to play games on pc which are available only on other devices such as mobile phones, Xbox, PS4, etc.

Best Xbox one emulator for Windows PC

Some of the best Xbox One emulators with their reviews are listed below.

DXBX Emulator7.5
RetroArch Emulator8
Xenia Emulator9
Xeon Emulator5
CXBX Emulator6

1. DXBX Emulator

Xbox is the High-Level Emulator built over Delphi, by Embarcadero Technologies.


This Xbox emulator itself provides toolchain for Xbox Games/applications. This is possible because it’s built over its kernel.

The emulator itself has controllers, sounds, high-end graphics, gaming libraries, and symbol-pattern files.

Besides all of these, DXBX is only capable of playing some games into it.

You can play games in this emulator pretty nicely if the requirement of the emulator is fulfilled.

I haven’t tried this virtual gaming console.

But reading reviews of peoples, this can be considered as the reasonably usable emulator.

Pros and Cons of DXBX Emulator

  • Lightweight
  • Built over Delphi
  • Have own Kernal
  • Supports High-end gaming
  • Only capable of some games
  • Lags
  • Not great UI

2. RetroArch Emulator

The emulator is crafted in C and C++ for better Xbox gaming experience in Windows PC.

RetroArch Emulator
RetroArch Emulator

I have been using this emulator 2-3 years back. This emulator can be considered with the emulator of the more considerable gaming experience at all.

While playing some games in this emulator, I considered RetroArch, the best emulator for Windows PC.

The only issue with this emulator is sometimes the virtual gaming console sucks.

Like other emulators, this virtual gaming console ( emulator ) is also capable of only some games.

Pros and Cons of RetroArch Emulator

  • Cross-platform
  • Minimum lags
  • Awesome UI
  • Easy Navigation
  • Not supported every game
  • Graphics quality bit reduced

3. XENIA Emulator

Xenia is among the best emulator for playing Xbox games in windows PC.

Xenia Emulator
Xenia Emulator

If your PC is capable of playing the game and supports the minimum requirement of Xenia, the problem of lags is reduced to some percentages.

This Emulator isn’t cross-platform, so you can only take advantages of it in windows PC.

Also for Windows, the emulator requires Windows 8 or above to run correctly.

So, to play games well in Xenia Emulator, you must have DirectX input with AMD Vulkan GPU.

This emulator is relatively easy to install as compared to other emulators.

Pros and Cons of Xenia Emulator

  • Minimum lags
  • can play 90+ games
  • easy to install
  • open source virtual gaming console
  • can also run Xbox 360 games
  • Needs better GPU
  • not cross-platform
  • requires Windows 8 or above

4. XEON Emulator

This emulator might not be considered as the best emulator as the emulator is slow. The images do not show up properly as well.

Xeon Emulator
Xeon Emulator

The emulator only supports few games as the emulator as under development.

The only advantage of this emulator is this emulator can also run in Windows XP.

Among all, this emulator is available with an instruction manual to make it easy to install and work on.

Xeon Emulator is available with an xISO program for backing up the gaming data.

If you want to use for Xbox 360, you can use for emulating Xbox 360 games as well.

Pros and Cons of XEON Emulator

  • Minimum Requirements
  • Backups gaming
  • supports Xbox 360
  • available with an instruction manual
  • Slow image loading
  • Lags
  • Supports only a few games


CXBX emulator is the Xbox emulator specially for playing Xbox one games. The emulator has been built with a good and easy interface which makes the emulator easy to use.

It makes your files executable on your PC and gives smooth gaming. The installation of this powerful emulator is pretty simple. It can run Xbox pixel shaders.

Viewing your files on this emulator is easy as it comes with an inbuilt viewer. The limitations of this emulator are that it supports only five games Smashing drive, Futurama, Battle cry, Whacked, and Turok.

It would need an optimized PC as it will require a high CPU usage and RAM.

Pros and Cons of CXBX Emulator

  • Also supports Xbox 360 games
  • Smooth Gaming
  • Simple installation
  • Only five games supported
  • Requires powerful CPU

Is it a better idea to use Xbox One Emulators on PC?

If you want to play Xbox one games in PCs, then it is not an easy way or just one click away, you can play Xbox games in PC at very high-end solution graphics and also no need to buy an Xbox. There is no more money spent on external hardware which is needed to play on Xbox One.

Still, you need to consider some things sad that is you cannot play many games using emulators. You have very few option games to choose from. And it causes lots of lag problem if your PC is not a gaming or strong enough to play games.


With all these intro, reviews and guides, I don’t suggest to play games on Xbox One emulators.

I suggest you invest some amount for the gaming console and enjoy the rest of the time playing games.

Like playing games in the future may be easy due to Google Stadia in the future, but using these virtual gaming console (emulators) is not so advisable.

But if you aren’t sure what to do, you can enjoy some time playing games on Xbox One emulators.

Later you can switch into gaming console if you don’t find yourself comfortable/ enjoyable playing in the emulator.

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