Ares (N64)


Ares is a highly-accurate multi-system emulator capable of playing more than two dozen gaming consoles including the classic Nintendo 64. This emulator features a 99% success rate for the n64-system tests (more than any other existing n64 emulators), and is believed to be the most accurate Nintendo 64 emulator at the time of publication. Because Ares is focused on accuracy and preservation, its compatibility isn't as high as other emulators on the same line.

Core Features

  • Native multi-platform UI using 'Hiro' framework
  • Adaptive sync
  • Dynamic Audio-Video rate control
  • State saving
  • Run-ahead technology that reduces input lag
  • Fast-Forward and Rewind
  • Color correction
  • An array of graphical enhancements and shaders
  • 6th-order IIR audio filtering
  • Customizable controls
  • Debugger
  • Built-in game database

Although it is an open-source project, any fork or modification of the Ares emulator should not be published due to the fact that Ares is under the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) license.

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Ares Emulator download can be obtained free to play Nintendo 64. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and Source with fastest download speeds on This N64 Emulator is in English and can run games online in high quality. Ares is developed by Near (Byuu), Luke Usher and Rasky. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as Project64 and Mupen64Plus.

Download Links

Ares v130.1 Windows newest WindowsFree2022-10-036.47 MB
Ares v130.0 Windows WindowsFree2022-09-306.47 MB
Ares v129.0 Windows WindowsFree2022-07-136.20 MB
Ares v130.1 Mac newest MacFree2022-10-0317.84 MB
Ares v130.0 Mac MacFree2022-09-3017.84 MB
Ares v129.0 Mac MacFree2022-07-134.60 MB
Ares v130.1 Linux newest LinuxFree2022-10-033.92 KBFlatpak

Additional other files:

Ares v130.1 Source Windows SourceFree2022-10-037.22 MBSource Code
Ares v130.1 Source Linux SourceFree2022-10-035.90 MBSource Code