See Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Lost Odyssey, Silent Hill: Downpour and more emulated on PC

There's a new update for Xenia, the free and open-source Xbox 360 emulator, and it looks like framerates and stability are up in several games. There are still plenty of weird glitches here and there, as the footage of Fable 2 in particular shows—at one point you can see through the floor, and the framerate stays at 15 fps. And while Lost Odyssey looks fine, I don't know what's going on with the audio.

Still, these new videos from YouTube channel John GodGames Emus definitely show some console exclusives running better on PC than they have before. Gears of War 2 (which is a great game for blasting through over the course of a weekend with your brain in neutral) looks like it's almost there apart from some occasional slowdown, and Silent Hill: Downpour (which has some freaky sidequests even if the main storyline's nothing to write home about) seems totally playable. I've never played Asura's Wrath but it's here too. Which is nice.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.