Even though it is possible to play games with Genymotion Desktop, it has not been designed nor optimized for this use.
For this reason, please be aware of the following when trying to run games on Genymotion:
Most modern games are only available for ARM
Genymotion Desktop and Genymotion SaaS Cloud virtual devices architecture is x86, therefore it cannot run games compiled for ARM "out of the box". As a result, many games will not appear or install in Google Play Store and installing them from an APK will fail.
To workaround this, please refer to your Genymotion product documentation:
- Installing applications for ARM with Genymotion Desktop
- Installing applications for ARM with Genymotion SaaS Cloud
- Installing applications for ARM with Genymotion Device image
Google Play Store and services are not pre-installed
You need to install the Open Gapps package to get Google Play Store. For detailed instructions, please refer to How to install Google Play Store (and other Google Apps) in Genymotion?
There are no gaming specific enhancements
Genymotion does not offer any gaming enhancement features, such as macros or keyboard mapping.
Also, Bluetooth will be added in the future, but there are no plans to add support for external controllers yet.
Most multiplayer and co-op games will not work with Genymotion
Genymotion virtual devices are rooted and, unfortunately, many co-op and multi-player games detect root and emulation which make them incompatible with Genymotion.
We can not guarantee that Genymotion will work with a given game and we cannot provide technical support if a game doesn't install or run as expected.
Some games do not work well, or at all
Genymotion is optimized for development and testing, not for playing games. As a result, games may not work as expected (bugs) or even start.
However, we are committed to improve Genymotion compatibility and if you wish your game to be supported in the future, feel free to fill this form.