Dolphin for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 4.0.2
  • 3.6
  • (755)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Free Nintendo Emulator

Emulate Nintendo GameCube and Wii consoles using this free emulation software. Get all the fun of these classic consoles through your computer.

Solid Emulator

The job of an emulator is essentially to pretend to be the hardware of a particular system so that software (in this case, video games) from that system can be played on modern hardware. Dolphin specifically emulates Nintendo GameCube and Wii consoles. Beyond simply playing these games, Dolphin actually provides certain enhancements to your emulation experience, such as graphical improvements. Dolphin can run games from the original discs or from a ROM dump of that game, however the developers are very clear that acquiring ROMS of games you don't own is illegal, and that even creating ROMs of games you do own is questionable.

As Good As It Gets

There aren't many problems with Dolphin over other options out there. Sure, some games won't run, and other's don't run as well as they would on the original hardware. But for the most part Dolphin is stable, looks great, and is completely free. It's hard to argue with that.


  • Enhancements over original hardware
  • Supports using original game media
  • Save/reload game states
  • Completely free


  • Only emulates two consoles
  • Doesn't support all GameCube/Wii games
  • Some games don't run at full speed
  • Doesn't support 32-bit hardware

Older versions

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Dolphin for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 4.0.2
  • 3.6
  • (755)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Dolphin

  • Steven Makare

    by Steven Makare

    Tome is excellent one since it serves me positively.
    It is nice browser.Very fast in surfing never crush nice video hard to be attacked by some  More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Night vision and windows stlye browser..
    love it on android! Great security. Also shares windows style layout. A must try!

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Wish I could play :(.
    I want this but there's no version for android! :( I've stories about people using with no problem
    they were surprise More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Desperation Thy Name is Dolphin.
    Abysmal Emulator. Not only does Dolphin consistently freezes but, tis also extremely finicky as to what games w More


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