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Best Xbox 360 Emulator for PC/Mac/Android/iOS [2021]

Xbox 360 emulator

Have you played:

✅Halo 3

✅Forza Motorsport 3

✅Gears of War 2

✅Left 4 Dead

✅Or even Fable II

Probably not. You know why?

Because you never had Xbox 360 gaming console.

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That’s sad. Isn’t it?

Well, don’t be…

Even you can play Xbox 360 games, all you need is a good emulator.

Then be it your PC, Smartphone (Android/iOS), or Linux machine, you can play exclusive Xbox 360 games everywhere.

Next up in the post, I’ll share the 5 best emulators each for PC, Android, iOS-based smartphones. But out of them, there’ll be a single winner. The winner will be based on these 3 factors:

✅The number of Xbox 360 games supported to run on Windows PC, Mac, & smartphones.

✅System requirements needed for smooth gameplay.

✅User Interface

✅Fewer Bugs

✅Active Development

Now, let’s get started:

#5 Xbox 360 Emulator for Windows PC

These are the 5 hottest Xbox 360 Emulators for Windows PC –

✅CXBX Emulator

✅DXBX Xbox 360 Emulator

✅EX360E Xbox 360 Emulator

✅Xenia Emulator

✅XQEMU Emulator

So, which one’s gonna be my favorite pick as Xbox 360 emulator for PC? Can you make a guess (don’t worry even if it’s a wild one)?

Winner: Xenia Emulator

How to Set up Xenia Emulator on your Windows PC

  • First, head over to to download the latest version of Xenia Emulator in a zip file.
  • Extract the .zip file to a destination of your choice.
  • As soon as you run it, Windows Defender might detect it as a malware as shown below.
  • As Xenia emulator isn’t malware, click on Run anyway to ignore the warning.
  • Next, you’ll be redirected to a blank screen & a menu bar at the TOP.
  • On the File menu, select open or press CTRL + O to locate the ISO file of the Xbox 360 game you’ve downloaded on your PC.

How to run games in Xenia?

Xenia works just as well with games in ISO format as with XBLA files, but in any case, you will have to have them on your hard drive or external storage drive, that is, you will not be able to play Xbox 360 games using the disc directly.

You will therefore need to have downloaded a digital copy of the game you want to run or to have first made a backup copy in ISO format of the games you own. In this tutorial, we will not go into this.

Run Xenia, and simply click on the File -> Open menu to load the games. You must navigate to the directory where you have them.

Unlike other emulators, Xenia does not store a digital library of your games, but after opening an ISO image of one of them, it loads and runs it immediately. In other words, after hitting File -> Open and loading an ISO, the game will start instantly.

#5 Xbox 360 Emulator for Android Smartphone

✅Original Xbox Emulator

✅The CXBX Project

✅XEON Emulator

✅DXBX Emulator

✅XENIA Emulator

Winner: The CXBX Project

THE CXBX Project

It’s a powerful emulator that is designed explicitly for emulating Xbox One games on a PC. Xbox 360 fanatics can also make use of it, but with a higher chance, you may not find it the absolute best for your need.

The emulator is easy to install with a smooth GUI that boasts an array of features. CXBX Xbox 360 emulator comes with an inbuilt program that helps you converting Xbox games into .exe files.

Although, with this emulator, you don’t even have to worry about the system lags – that are quite typical for any emulator – CXBX is well optimized to eradicate such issues.

Adding to its notable features, CXBX Xbox 360 emulator comes with consisting an inbuilt Xbox Executable Viewer that is useful for viewing and managing the game’s files. It can also run Xbox Pixel shaders and able to emulate various Xbox SDK samples as well.

Lastly, it’s available for 64-bit & 32-bit versions of Windows. To enable the emulator to reach its optimum performance, you ought to have a PC with a high-end built since the program used many resources.

How to Set up XCBX Emulator on your Android Smartphone

  • First, head over to to download the latest version of CXBX emulators.
  • Once the APK file is downloaded, install it on your smartphone.
  • However, before that make sure you’ve enabled the third-party option in the comments section given below.
  • Now, start playing your favorite Xbox 360 games As Xenia emulator isn’t malware, click on Run anyway to ignore the warning.

Xbox 360 Emulator for iOS Smartphone

There aren’t any Xbox 360 emulators for an iOS smartphone.

You know why?

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iPhone’s App Store is way too strict when it comes to emulation as it leads to piracy.

Still, there’s a way you can use an emulator. It’s a long shot but you can give it a try. You can use these third-party app stores to install the tweaked app on iOS-based smartphones.

It doesn’t matter if this works or not but you would be happy that at least you gave it a try.

Frequently Asked Questions | Xbox 360 Emulator

Is it secure to Installing 3rd Party Apps on your device?

There are no Xbox 360 emulators for android available on the Google play store. So you have to visit third-party websites to download the APK file for emulators that most won’t work on your smartphone.

During the research, I found a single application that claims to play Xbox 360 games. Yet, when I visited the download page my browser warned me about its malicious nature.

Is XENIA Emulator legit?

Yeah! It’s a free & open-source emulator. Hence, completely legit.

Are ROMs illegal if you own the game?

Yes, Downloading Nintendo ROMs Is Illegal even if You Own the Game. Both the ROMs & emulators are based on copyrighted intellectual property

Where can you download Xbox 360 ROMs?

Well, there are tons of websites where you can console games. But I would recommend you to go with these Safe ROM Sites to download classic console games.


These are some Xbox 360 emulators you can download & install on your Windows PC, Android & iOS smartphones.

I hope now you’re able to play exclusive Xbox 360 games on your devices. That’s all for now. If you any questions about these emulators then do let me know about them in the comments section given below.

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