Yuzu free for PC

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  • Developer Yuzu Emulator Team
  • Version 1062
  • License Freeware
  • Language en

Yuzu is a widely used Nintendo Switch Emulator for Windows and Linux computers. Yuzu is created by the makers of the Nintendo 3DS Emu Citra.

What are the key features of Yuzu?

  • Play Your Favorite Games: With the Yuzu Emulator, games that are normally only available on the Nintendo Switch become playable on your PC and laptop. You can now play games such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Pokémon: Let's Go on a Windows or Linux device. Here is a full list of supported games.
  • Customizable: Through the Yuzu menu you can control the performance of your emulated Switch games. Achieve better frame rates, tweak the graphics settings and connect your favorite controller. Personally we love to use our GameCube controller while playing Switch games through Yuzu.

How to use Yuzu?

We have to admit that the installation process of Yuzu is a bit complicated and time-consuming. To make sure you do things the right way, it is highly recommendable to read this quickstart guide.

The below tutorial video is also very useful:

Is Yuzu free?

Yes, the Yuzu Emu is an experimental open-source software that is free to use for everyone. If you want to make a voluntary contribution, you can do that through the Yuzu Patreon website

Is Yuzu the best Switch emulator?

We really like the way Yuzu allows us to play Switch games on a PC. However, in our opinion Ryujinx is also a great emulator. You could try out both of these apps for yourself and decide which Nintendo Switch emu you like best.

What are the system requirements for Yuzu?

The below mentioned hardware requirements are applicable to the Windows and Linux versions of Yuzu.

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200.
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB / AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB.
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM for computers with dedicated graphics and 12 GB RAM in case of integrated graphics.
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