ROM & ISO Sites

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Downloads[edit]

Internet Archive[edit]

Add a slash (/) after the URLs to view the contents of compressed archives from the browser. This helps you avoid downloading upwards of 400 gigabytes just to get only a fraction of the contents. The archive also creates torrents of each entry (that are not the same as any original torrents the user may have uploaded) that you can use to speed up your downloads, but be warned however that these torrents can be problematic if the uploader has added/removed/renamed files in the collection as they tend to not update correctly, if at all, so you may end up with only part of the collection, or an older version of the collection. A better recommendation is to use a download manager listed below to grab all the files rather than use the torrents.

NOTE: If downloads are restricted (greyed out), copy the file name and append it to the end of the URL (ie: https://archive.org/downloads/NameOfPack -> https://archive.org/downloads/NameOfPack/ROMPack.zip)
Set Date Registration
Required
Notes
SmokeMonster's ROM Packs 2020-06-29 All links have been purged, 2018 torrent can be found on piratebay or 2020 pack with this torrent magnet
MAME and MESS
Redump Sega - Mega-CD - Sega CD CHDs 2020-09-13 Redump (526/530) Torrent contains "Sega - Mega-CD - Sega CD - CHDs.torrent"
Redump.org Sets A massive collection of most of the Redump sets. A good place to start for those new to collecting.
Redump Original Xbox Must extract with Xbox Image Browser to play on CXBX-R.
Redump 3DO 2019-06-21
Redump Sega - Saturn 2019-10-17
Redump SNK - Neo Geo CD - CHDs 2020-09-17 Redump (101/101) Torrent contains: "SNK - Neo Geo CD - CHDs.torrent"
Redump SNK - Neo Geo CD 2019-10-16
TOSEC (The Old School Emulation Center)
TOSEC - Sega Dreamcast
Vintage Software Many DOS collections and older games.
Neo-Kobe NEC PC-9801 2017-11-17
Neo-Kobe NEC PC-8801 2016-02-25
Redump Wii America (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 2017-09-07
Complete Gameboy Roms 2019-02-19 US/EU/JP/World/Proto/Demo/Etc. Includes Translated and Hack Titles.
Complete Super Nintendo RomPack 2019-02-11 US/EU/JP/World/Proto/Demo/Etc. Includes Translated and Hack Titles.
No-Intro Collection 2016-01-03 Outdated.
No-Intro Nintendo DS 2019-06-30 File names are in alphabetical order.
No-Intro Nintendo DSi 2018-06-30
Nintendo DSiWare 2019-01-29 Formatted to .nds, can be used on homebrewed DSi's running TWiLight Menu or converted into a .cia for 3DS. Will NOT work on any emulators (in theory could work with No$GBA).
Redump PS2 NTSC-U (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) 2018-08-01 Game IDs are used for file titles. CD-based games are .bin files, DVD-based games are .iso files.
Redump PS1 America 2017-10-02
John (Mr) Smith Uploads Redump PS1 NTSC-U and PAL sets.
No-Intro Collection 2017-06-27 Outdated.
Complete North American GameCube Collection 2015-09-13 Redump verified SCRUBBED ISO image files. To bypass registration look in comments for magnet link (torrent).
Redump Saturn 2015-09-13 Includes manuals and magazines.
FinalBurn Neo 2020-07-20 Maintained and updated regularly.
No-Intro Collection 2020-07-15 Maintained and updated regularly.
Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PC Engine CD, PlaystationPart 2, 3DO, Neo Geo CD, PC-FX 2020-08-03 A collection of trurip/EmulationArchive sets.
Redump NEC PC-FX 2020-02-13 Complete collection (at least as of 2020-09-05). Some titles are outdated, so files themselves and contents of .CUE files will have to be renamed.
Redump NEC PC Engine CD & TurboGrafx CD 2020-09-25
Terraonion - SNK - Neo Geo (.neo format) 2021-04-02 Terraonion (141) Torrent contains "SNK - Neo Geo - NEOs + TOSEC manuals.torrent"

Cellphone Collection[edit]

  • Includes Games, Softwares, Emulators, SDKs, Firmware, etc..
Set Date Registration
Required
Notes
qinghui.wang Chinese Mobile Games 2021-08-09 A complete scrape of the qinghui.wang website, holding about 3500 Java games.
7723.cn J2ME/Symbian games dump 2020-09-17 Scrape of the Chinese site 7723.cn, hosting around 100000 J2ME / Symbian games.
mypalm.ru downloads section 2021-03-04 Scrape of the downloads section of mypalm.ru, with software for PalmOS devices.
dubigame.tistory.com Korean mobile games
dubigame.tistory.com mirror
2021-02-04 Scrape of the dubigame.tistory.com site, which hosted a collection of Korean SKT/LGE/KTF/Android mobile games during a short timespan.
A mirror of uploaded mobile games to dubigame.tistory.com.
Shouji.com.cn J2ME files scrape 2020-12-12 Scrape of all the J2ME files at site shouji.com.cn.
MobileHeart software downloads scrape 2020-10-23 Scrape of the software downloads sections of www.mobileheart.com.
mobilestore.pk / mobile-phones.com.pk downloads scrape 2020-10-22 Scrape of the still working downloads from the mobilestore.pk and mobile-phones.com.pk sites.
Phoneky/DownloadWAP J2ME/Symbian software downloads scrape 2020-10-04 Full scrape of the J2ME and Symbian downloads section from site phoneky.com / downloadwap.com.
Smartphone.ua downloads section scrape 2020-10-02
N-Gage 2.0 Games Archive 2020-06-22 Contains cracked scene releases and trial versions of N-Gage 2.0 games.
N-Gage Cracked Games full romset 2020 2020-01-22 All releases are cracked, allowing them to be played on an N-Gage without having to deal with the "Memory card is corrupted" error.
hpc.ru PDA software 2020-08-06 Scrape of all software, screenshots and descriptions from hpc.ru.
litoli.com / afpda.com 2020-08-04 PDA software from the litoli.com / afpda.com forum downloads.
waper.ru deathgrab (incomplete dump) 2020-08-04 Partial grab of the rotting website waper.ru, hosting countless pieces of mobile software / games.
Unified archive of J2ME software (2019-09) 2019-09-14 This is a unified collection of J2ME (Java Micro Edition) games from many

sources. Each archive is a complete collection of all J2ME software available from its source at the time of archiving.

Qualcomm BREW Games 2021-08-02 Qualcomm BREW mobile games archive from 2 different Mega folders.
Zeebo Game & App Compilation 2021-07-30 Zeebo game console games and apps.
Huge Java Mobile Game Dump (67,000 files) 2018-06-08 Over 67,000 files from the FTPs of a couple of Java Mobile game sites. One - mastiwap.com - is now completely offline.
TOC Mobile 2019-10-12 Mobile (Symbian/Java) games from TheOldComputer.com.
Some J2ME games 2021-05-19 Some j2me.
Nokia New Series 2008 2021-05-04 A compilation of programs for Nokia mobile phones (both Symbian Series 60 and Series 30/40) in SIS and JAR (Java) formats.
Some Vxp And Java Games For Nokia 216 2020-07-06 Games for the Nokia 216 phone.
Mythroad (China Mobile/Cherry Mobile) games archive (MRP) 2021-04-23 2576 (with duplicates) Mythroad games I collected from random sites.
Mythroad Archive 2020-02-05 Mythroad is a platform used by China Mobile and Cherry Mobile mobile phones. This is an archive of software that runs on Mythroad, all of which are in the .mrp file format.
DoCoMo i-Mode & EZplus App Archive 2020-04-09 This contains ~600+ iMode & ~600+ EZweb games, tools, emulators/simulators & various items.
DSEffects Java Games Archive 2021-03-30 DsEffects was an italian mobile gaming company founded in 2000 by Dario Scaccia.
Miscellaneous Flash Lite SWF files 2020-10-23 Pack of miscellaneous SWF files (Likely compatible with Adobe Flash Lite) from Uzsmart.ru.
destinypenguin DoJa archive 2021-01-02 Archive of *.jad *.jam and *.jar files for Japanese feature phones listed on http://destinypenguin.web.fc2.com.
J2ME Software archives - May 2020 2020-05-24 Preservation archive of software for the J2ME platform.

May-2020 backup.

J2ME Personal Sanitized Archive 2020-12-27 This archive is more than a collection of .jar files gathered from the internet. Instead, is a sanitization project of a particular and reduced selection of games that i'm interested in.
(The J2ME Archives) Over 5000 Mobile Games 2018-11-02 Collection of 5000+ year 2002-2005 J2ME games for early Java mobile phones. Contains some pretty old B&W games for first generation Java phones like the Nokia 3410 or Siemens ones.
Nokia Hry 2020-08-10 Pack of Nokia games.
Java, Symbian apps & games 2020-08-09 pack of stuff from the net.
Cellphone game packs from sCZther 2020-07-16 Cellphone game packs from sCZther.
Mobile Games - Symbian (20191008). 7z 2019-08-17 Symbian Mobile Games.
Collection of J2ME game packs 2020-07-06 Downloaded from various sites.
Nokia Games J2ME 2020-07-06 Around 560 Nokia J2ME games.
Siemens X6/X7 J2ME games 2020-07-06 J2Me games for the Siemens X6 and X7 cellphones.
Random J2ME games 2020-07-06 A pack of J2ME cellphone games that was laying on my drive, from various sources.
240x320 S40 J2ME games 2020-07-06 Nokia S40 standard cellphone games with the resolution 240x320.
Sony Ericsson K7/K8 J2ME games 2020-07-06 Games for the Sony Ericsson K7 and K8 cellphones.
Nokia 6230 J2ME games 2020-07-06 Games for the Nokia 6230 cellphone.
Mobiles24.com J2ME Complete Game Archive 2020-04-20 A complete copy of all 21,529 games available at Mobiles24 organized (many dupes of games for different resolution devices).
rugame.ml 2019-10-17 Assorted Java software from rugame.ml.
Mobile Games - J2ME (20191008) 2019-08-10 Collection of 279,000 J2ME Mobile Games.
Psychex 2019-09-15 Psychex's mobile Java game collection.
(The J2ME Archives) Pack of 800 J2ME games 2018-05-09 This item is part of an effort to archive as many J2ME software as possible before it disappears completely. Focus is on early era games (2002-2005).
(The J2ME Archives) 1000 J2ME Games Pack 2017-12-18 This item is part of an effort to archive as many J2ME software as possible before it disappears completely. Focus is on early era games (2002-2005).
(The J2ME Archives) Nokia Java Games 2019-08-01 This item is part of an effort to archive as many J2ME software as possible before it disappears completely. Focus is on early era games (2002-2005).
Huge Java Mobile Game Dump 2018-06-08 Over 103,000 files from the FTPs of a couple of Java Mobile game sites. One - mastiwap.com - is completely gone.
Nokia 3310 3G ( 2017) Game Pack 2019-07-18 This is a small collection of J2ME games that I (ONLYUSEmeFEET) have spent hours verifying that run on the new Nokia 3310 3G (2017).
J2ME Touch games 2020-07-06 Games for touch screen java cellphones.
Java 128x128 ulož.to dump 2019-05-06 Dump of various collections of 128x128 java phone games from the czech filesharing site Ulož.to.
phoneky.com 2019-07-29 Mobile Java games from files from phoneky.com
files.dertz.in 2019-07-29 Mobile Java games from files.dertz.in
Java Games Collection (Beta Ver. 31.12.2019). 7z 2020-10-31 java cellphones games
Pack of 300+ games for old java phones 2019-07-29 These are games in .jar format for old mobile phones before the smartphone era

Phones with Android or iOS won't run these, and even if you have a phone that can run them they aren't all compatible with all devices.

Mophun Archive 1.0 2021-01-02 The first release of the Mophun games archive.
Mobyware JARs 2019-02-07 Mobyware JARs
Mobyware SIS And SISX 2019-02-07 Mobyware SIS and SISX files.
sasisa.ru 2019-02-14 Sasisa.ru's mobile games.
appdown.7723.cn 2019-02-14 appdown.7723.cn's mobile games.
Virtualdos.free.fr. 7z 2019-02-19 Java games.
terbaik.my.to.7z 2019-02-19 Java games, not a complete backup of the site.
Salinguneg.xtgem.com. 7z 2019-02-19 Java games.
dedomil.net.7z 2019-02-15 Mobile games from dedomil.net.
mobile_soft 2019-05-04 A collection of various mobile games and applications from an open FTP at ftp://0893881793.static.corbina.ru.

ROM & ISO Websites[edit]

Name Content Registration Required? Rate Limited? Notes
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RomsMania

Various No No WARNING: When downloading, press 'More Options' and choose 'Browser Download', otherwise it gives malware. A lot of stuff for 5th gen and below, also includes GCN, Wii, NDS, and PSP. PS1 ISOs are not redump.
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Ziperto

Most of Nintendo Games No No Good for decrypted 3DS games for Citra. Use an adblocker.
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Madloader

3DS No No Decrypted 3DS and Switch games for Citra and Yuzu. Use an adblocker.
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ROMsie

Various No No ROMs up to 6th gen.
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Downarea51

Various No No Collection of Various ROMs.
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FreeRoms

Various No No Wide selection of retro titles (Nintendo first-party titles nuked, but third-party titles remain).
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Vimm's Lair

Various No No A lot of games as well as scans of the manuals. All dumps are verified by Redump or No-Intro, however GameCube and Wii dumps are scrubbed. *Note that scrubbed discs can be restored to 1:1 copies using Nkit.
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PortableRoms

Various No No Collection of Various ROMs.
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Gamulator

Various No No Small website where you can download all sort of retro console ROM's and ISO's.
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RomsPlanet

Various No No One of the biggest ROM`s collection for PS, Gameboy, Nintendo...etc.
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CoolROM

Various No No Wide selection of retro titles (Nintendo first-party titles nuked, but third-party titles remain).
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RomsDownload

Various No No Standard selection of ROMs up to 5th gen, plus some 6th and 7th gen.
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Roms-Download.com (Killerroms)

Various No No A website which contains roms from Odyssey to Wii. Roms on this site originate from a website called s2roms.cc A.K.A Killer Roms.
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Emuparadise

Various No No Good for No-Intro sets (which require registration). Since Emuparadise removing ROMs download links from view, a TamperMonkey/GreaseMonkey script is currently required for downloading ROMs from it (outside of the forums).
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RomUniverse

Various No No Wide selection of retro titles (Nintendo first-party titles nuked, but third-party titles remain).
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Planet Emulation

Various No No Very old, weekly updated and classy French ROM site, full MAME CHDs. Just click on "Telecharger" for download. (All ROMs from Nintendo-based systems have been taken down as of July 2018.)
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CDRomance

Various No No Contains PSP ISOs and PSX2PSP eboots collection but also PS2, PS1, Gamecube, NDS, GBA, GB, SNES, losts of romhacks and English patched games. Also contains a collection of PSP DLCs.
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GameTronik

Various No No French ROM Site.
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Atarimania

Atari 2600 No No Contains a complete Atari 2600 ROM set.
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Pokemonlog

Pokemon Mod & Hacks No No Small website where you can get the latest Pokemon ROM's and Pokemon rom hacks.
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Macintosh Garden

Macintosh No No Abandonware archive for old Macintosh games. Popular vintage PC abandonware site, "Home of the Underdogs", originally hosted this site. It has small guides to running a few Macintosh emulators.
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JapaneseCompendium

Old PC Games Jpn No No A blog dedicated to old PC games from Japan.
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MacGameFiles.com

Macintosh No No Site dedicated to basic shareware and demo versions of Macintosh games; as well as patches, mods and tools.
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DownloadGamePS3 Downloadgamexbox.png DownloadGameXbox Downloadgamepsp.png DownloadGamePSP Downloadgamewii.png GameWii

Various No No

1.PS2/PS3/PS4 games.
2.Xbox Classic/360 games.
3.PSP/PS Vita games.
4.Wii/Wii U/3DS/Switch games. When using this site, make sure to have a good adblocker to protect you from malicious ads and whatnot. It's a legit site, just wear a digital condom.

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ROMsGet Romsgames.png Download ROMs

Various No No Standard selection of ROMs up to 6th gen, plus Wii.
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EmuRoms.ch

Various No No Torrent site for ROMs and ISOs. Has ROMs up to the 3DS. Also, it has the same layout as the now dead Portal Roms.
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World of Spectrum

ZX Spectrum No No For ZX Spectrum games and applications as well magazines, cover art, booklets, and much more. ROMs and tape images on the site were released with permission from their original authors.
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RetroStic

Various No No Standard selection of ROMs up to 5th gen, plus NDS.
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Abandonware France

DOS No No Also, a French ROM site.
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ROMsForever Romspure.jpeg Romspure

Various No No Complete sets for up to 5th gen systems, plus a fair amount of 6th+ gen.
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Gamecube Roms

Various No No Complete sets for up to 5th gen systems, plus a fair amount of 6th+ gen, Gamecube.
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ConsoleRoms

Various No No Standard selection of ROMs up to 6th gen, plus Wii.
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Rom Center Markdown Edition 2021 (/r/Roms Mega Thread)

Various No No Center made with MkDocs in Github, Edition 2021.Documentation of places to get roms, curated by /r/Roms on Reddit
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MAME

MAME No No Directly from the MAME site. Games that were released with permission for free and non-commercial use.
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eagleforces

Various No No hosted in Korea, has no-intro sets for various 8 and 16-bit consoles available as individually downloadable roms. Links are direct with no redirects, confirmation pages, or captchas.
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The Index

Various No No Links to ROMs and ISO.
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Pokemoner

Pokemon Mod & Hacks No No All Pokemon Roms Various Consoles.
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XCI files
NSP files

Nintendo Switch No No Decrypted Switch games for Yuzu.
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Switchrls

Nintendo Switch No No Decrypted Switch games for Yuzu. Use an adblocker.
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XCINSP

Nintendo Switch No No Decrypted Switch games for Yuzu.
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jiyouWang

Nintendo Switch Yes No Chinese Site, Decrypted Switch games for Yuzu.
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Gbahacks

GBA Games Hack No No Lot of GBA Roms Hacks.
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Dedomil

Java Games No No Big Collection of java Games.
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Phoneky

Java Games No No Huge java Games Collection.
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Seclub

Java,Symbian Games No No Russian site, Lot of j2ME,Symbian Games Collection.
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Dubigame

Korean Games No No Korean site Site, Various Korean Cellphone games Games Collection.
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Spaces.im

Cellphone Games No No Russian Site, Lot of Games.
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Romulation

Various Yes No Useful for Wii, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 etc, maybe no-intro rips. (account required - use bugmenot or make one with a temp email account) (Many games (including most Nintendo titles) have been DMCA'd as of January 2017).
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Pleasuredome

Various Yes No Great private tracker for getting full sets of many systems (No-Intro, Goodsets, Trurip, Redump, TOSEC). Does not allow newer systems. Strict ratio site that requires you to maintain a positive upload to download ratio. No longer hosts Nintendo game torrents.
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TheOldComputer

DOS Yes No
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Arcade Punks

Various Yes
(User Uploaded Direct-Download (Forum post))
No
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Emudesc

Various Yes
(User Uploaded Direct-Download (Forum post))
No Spanish forums where you can find Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Nintendo DS, 3DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable roms (possibly more stuff too).
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k73

Various ? Yes A Chinese site that relies on baidu as a hosting service. Whenever prompted to install an external application (really persistent malware), always refuse since most if not all links are not premium. Has lots of Chinese fan-translations as well as Japanese games on newer consoles not usually uploaded, and more importantly latest gen dumps.
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oldmanemu

Various Yes No Chinese site for getting full rom sets of various systems.Files host on baidu/ctfile/115.
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/1cc/

Various ? Yes imageboard, good for the latest arcade releases (from recent machines no less) but links don't stay up for too long.
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ROM Hustler

Various ? Yes Has Renascene PlayStation Portable dumps. Has a good selection of games from all consoles Gen-6 and earlier. Limited to one download at a time; additional attempts "503" while a download is active. Currently you can't download Nintendo related ROMs from here.
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RomToHome

Various No Yes ~50kB/s downloads, but has proper scene releases for a variety of consoles including (but not limited to) Wii U, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS, DS and PlayStation Portable.
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PS1Games

PS1/2/PSP No No Contains a complete PSP, PS2 and PSX ISOs.
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popuw

Various Prince of Persia Game No No Unofficial POP site Modify Game, Patch etc.
WiiWare and Virtual Console WADs WiiWare No No also hosted on Google Drive, can be used on Dolphin or a modded Wii.
Partial PlayStation 2 Redump (2016/03/19) PlayStation 2 No Yes PS2 (5046/6863 games).
AlvRo's Collection Various No Yes A collection of many consoles, which contains Xbox/Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and many other retro consoles. Runs on 1fichier, any passwords that are needed are always ByAlvRo.
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Gamesmountain

Various No No Best Site of 7th Gen.
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5kroms

PlayStation Portable Games No No PlayStation Portable ISOs.
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wowroms

Various No No Collection of Various ROMs.
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RomsHub

Various No No Collection of Various ROMs.
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Romskingdom

Various No No Collection of Various ROMs.
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Romshero

Various No No Collection of Various ROMs.
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Hexrom

Various No No Collection of Various ROMs.
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Nulledbb

Various Yes No Collection of Fullest Rom Sets.
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Romsworld.online

Various No No Collection of Fullest Rom Sets.
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Classic Games

Various No No Collection of Fullest Rom Sets.
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Moreroms

Various No No Collection of Fullest Rom Sets.
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SonyISOs

Various No No Collection of Fullest Rom Sets.
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RoyalRoms

Various No No Collection of Fullest Rom Sets.
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Romnation

Various No No Collection
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Emulanium

Various No No Collection of Roms.
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NESfiles

NES Roms No No All NES Games.
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Classic Games Roms

Various No No Collection of Roms.
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Theromdepot

Various Yes Yes Collection of Roms.
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NostalgiaLand

Various No No Collection of Roms.
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RomsPedia

Various No No Everything related to retro games emulation. One-stop website for ROMs, emulators, BIOS files and ROM sets.
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Matrixarcade

Various Collection No No Collection of Rom Sets.
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PS3 Roms

Various No No There are huge collection of PS3 Roms and Nintendo Roms or NES Roms. On our website you will get to download PS3 Roms , NES Roms , Emulator and BIOS, which help you play any other Roms related games
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NXBrew

Nintendo Switch No No Downloads to latest Nintendo Switch Games, NSPs, XCIs, Homebrews, & CFWs etc. Use an adblocker.
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hShop

Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS No No This website has 3DS games (including retail, eShop, and Virtual Console), updates, DLC, Virtual Console (official and injects), Themes, and DsiWare in .cia format. You can download them directly of through FBI Remote Install through a QR Code.

BitTorrent[edit]

Note: Here's a list of public trackers you can use to increase the amount of peers you can reach, and a service that attempts to convert magnet links into torrent files in case your BitTorrent client doesn't support magnets.

Trackers[edit]

Outside the trackers[edit]

Tools & emulator forks for auto-download[edit]

Official Dumps[edit]

Nintendo Wii U[edit]

Nintendo used to deliver games the same way Sony does with the PlayStation Network; with a big encrypted disk image where all the data is useless without an authentication key. Unfortunately, they've changed this for 3DS and Switch, but not for Wii U (yet).

You need a titlekey database, covering base games, updates, and DLCs. A notable one is titlekeys.ovh. Note you're still restricted to games that are on the eShop and that people bothered to upload their tickets to that titlekey site, so rare or retail-only games are excluded. You can likely still find these types of games from ROM sites above.

On real Wii U hardware, you could also download a package of all tickets ever of all regions and trick the official eShop into thinking you own the game and can redownload it, but on real hardware, it has been reported some out-of-region tickets cause problems. freeShop will just install the tickets you need for the game you chose.

If you're using Cemu with physical dumps, you'll also need the Common Wii U Key, and individual game keys for games you're emulating.

Once you have the titlekey database including your game, you can download the game off the official servers using your tool of choice.

NUS Downloaders (PC)[edit]

You can get Wii U dumps this way. First of all get the NUS Downloader, for example Wii U USB Helper. Make sure to use the appropriate URL for the titlekey database.

Then, it's as simple as selecting the game you want to download, clicking "Get It" and then "Download Games". This will download the files for the game you chose (the same as the .tik's title). Choose your own region where possible, so the servers are closer to you.

Once the download is complete:

  • Wii U dumps: You can either install the game to your Wii U by moving it to an SD Card and using WUP Installer GX2, or if you're using the deprecated Loadiine (or Cemu), you can "Convert" it "to Loadiine/CIA". Simply right-click your newly downloaded game, and then click "Prepare for Emulation". The .rpx file will be available in the game's folder, at /code/[yourgame].rpx.

Updates and DLCs can be downloaded the same way. Right click on a game's name to choose which to download. For Wii U games for emulation on Cemu:

To install updates and DLC on Cemu:

  • Run the game at least once.
  • Check Cemu's log.txt file and look for a line that says "Mounting local storage (AOC): .\mlc01\usr\title\NUMBERS\NUMBERS\aoc\"
  • Add (create) folders with the same name as the above (substituting the "NUMBERS" bit with the actual numbers) in your "CEMUFOLDER/mlc01/usr/title" folder.
  • Add any updates (which must be added first) you want to the "CEMUFOLDER/mlc01/usr/title/NUMBERS/NUMBERS/" folder.
  • Create a folder named "aoc" and put the DLC files into there. The "code", "content", and "meta" folders of the actual game itself also go in the "aoc" folder.

Nintendo Amiibo[edit]

Amiibo are special figurines that interact with a number of 3DS, Wii U and Switch games. Depending on how hard they are to find, they can either be bought at a local retailer or on eBay for a fortune. NFC tags are dumped to binary files (.bin). Android users can use TagMo to read and write these files, provided they have the appropriate encryption keys.

Sony PSP / Vita / PlayStation 3[edit]

Similar situation as Nintendo. As of now, you need RAP license files and the game dump proper to install your game on your CFW'd console, or on real hardware. Some people offer their own license files on some applications and websites so that everyone can get their dumps. Of course, these are limited to popular games people bothered to upload their license files for and only digital games.

The PSNdl website is a good way to get PlayStation 3 games for example, including PlayStation Classic versions of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 dumps that can be extracted and run on regular emulators. Make sure to get the RAP license as well. The pkg file can be decrypted with tools like psnpkgdecryptor-extractor (useful for ripping PlayStation Classics), though emulators like RPCS3 now offer built-in installers for those, and PlayStation 3 CFW supports those as well.

PSNStuffX is another PC downloader tool that comes with a database and covers some games that PSNdl doesn't.

An even newer project is NoPayStation, offering both a database of pkg links and licenses, as well as a Windows downloader and auto-converter: NPS Browser

For PlayStation 3 game updates, go to https://a0.ww.np.dl.playstation.net/tpl/np/{game_id}/{game_id}-ver.xml (replacing both {game_id} with the game's ID) to see links to available update .pkgs for that game.

Verifying Good Dumps[edit]

Main article: File_Hashes#Determining_Good_Game_Dumps

Game Recommendations[edit]

Game recommendations are highly subjective, but big lists like these usually cover the worthwhile games for each system.

Searching for ISOs[edit]

A lot of the above sites have ISOs for disc-based games, but some of the more obscure titles can be hard to find. If you want to find these games, searching for their ID number is generally more effective than searching for their title. Both Mobygames and GameFAQs will list these under the game's release information. This number is region specific and is very useful if you want to find an ISO from a specific region.

Download Managers[edit]

Many resources we've listed will link to files called .DLCs that contain a list of urls to download. We've voluntarily listed some programs you can use in the event that you come across one and don't want to deal with the links manually.

  • JDownloader 2 (Adware-free installer) - Written in Java, and quite possibly the most recognized tool for the job.
  • pyLoad - Written in Python under AGPL3, PyLoad is a good alternative.
  • Internet Archive Python Library - Archive.org specific command-line download tool.
  • NoIntro Roms Downloader - Download every or single ROM from the "official" NoIntro library on archive.org (listing live updated)

See Also[edit]

  • Ripping Games - If you don't feel comfortable downloading ROMs you can try dumping the game yourself.