Play! is a PlayStation 2 emulator that aims to offer a straightforward emulation experience. This means you’ll be able to insert a PS2 disc in your Mac and play it without a problem, and without having to configure or install anything else. In exchange, of course, what you get is an emulator with a somewhat limited range of features and compatibility.
On the official website for Play! you can find the complete compatibility list. Plus, the list is perfectly divided into several states of operation: nothing, introduction, playable and perfect. This way, if you feel like playing a specific game, you just have to look for it in the compatibility lists to see if you can play it or not. If you’re lucky, it’ll be among those that can be played from start to finish.
Play! is a free and open source emulator that’s completely cross-platform, available on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. It’s also a very, very lightweight emulator, requiring no BIOS download or any particularly difficult configuration. For all these reasons, it’s perfect for users who don’t want any complications whatsoever, who just want to pick a PS2 game, pop the disc into the Mac tray, and play.