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ExaGear RPG - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is ExaGear RPG. This PC emulator is built specifically to play PC RPG titles. It's advanced but fun if you like PC games!

Published onDecember 5, 2014

ExaGear RPG review

What is ExaGear RPG?

ExaGear RPG is a PC emulator that is a branch off of ExaGear Mobile. The catch is that it is specifically designed to play old PC RPG titles such as Fallout and Fallout 2. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store to try as a demo with a premium version going for between $6.90 and $6.99. There are various control schemes available for purchase and the “premium” version of this app is simply a matter of purchasing one of the control sets.

ExaGear RPG is a complicated emulator so the first thing anyone should know is that this isn’t like others where you just need a game file. You’ll need to install the game on your computer, move the installation folder to your Android device (caution: it can be very large) along with the CD contents if the game requires the CD to run. If that doesn’t scare you off, then you should be able to play a wide variety of older PC RPGs at a fairly decent framerate.

The controls are set up specifically for RPG titles so you’ll probably get a less than ideal experience out of other genres. Even with the RPG-focused controls, things do feel a little clunky. It’s definitely something you’re going to have to get used to. Given the complicated nature of PC games and emulating them on Android, the overall presentation is impressive but we just wanted to be sure to point out that it isn’t 100% ideal for everyone.

exagear rpg screenshot
Overall, this is about as good as it gets for emulating PC RPGs. The control schemes do work even if they don’t let you play things as quickly as you could on a keyboard with a mouse. The games do play but they don’t play flawlessly. It’s a solid early effort in PC emulation on Android but do keep in mind the limitations.