Sony was much ahead of the curve in 2004 and it shows in the quality of the top PSP games. Competing with Nintendo’s 3DS was never going to be simple for the manufacturer, but it had faced tougher competition in the home console market earlier in its history.
Those who were prepared to take a chance on the PSP were rewarded with a portable powerhouse that could play a wide variety of games on the go, including Lumines and Metal Gear Acid, thanks to its multimedia UMD cartridges.
The PSP has established itself as a unique player in the handheld market throughout the years. The system’s gorgeous display and cutting-edge internals made it the go-to for mobile gamers in search of AAA titles. But the PSP had more than just its biggest titles; it also had a wealth of smaller, more subtle innovations that were unique to the system. Please continue reading for our list of the top 25 PSP games.
Rank and Review: The Top PSP Video Games
Hero in a Flash
Have a moment to spare? What about dividing it in half? I hope you can save the planet in that amount of time because you better. Half-Minute Hero, created by Marvelous Entertainment, flips the script on traditional role-playing game conventions by giving players only 30 seconds to defeat monsters and level up their abilities before the world is lost.
Thankfully, the timer can be reset, and the game’s pleasure lies in progressing through each repeating scenario to take on tougher foes, amass better equipment, and become an overall better fighter in the allotted thirty seconds or less. Although Half-Minute Hero makes a valiant effort to avoid labelling, you won’t have time to give a hoot about its genre.
Killzone: Liberation is not only one of the best-looking and most-polished PSP games, but also one of the best Killzone titles, if not the best. Instead of the traditional first-person perspective, Liberation takes an isometric perspective from above, rewarding quick reflexes and strategic planning equally.
In addition to being challenging, the game teaches players to deliberate before firing and to refine their tactics with each new assignment. The vast array of available technology and skills will force you to reevaluate your strategies on the go, rather than overwhelming you with useless weaponry and perks. Since it features one of the most sophisticated ad hoc multiplayer modes for the PSP, Liberation has quickly become one of the system’s most popular games.
We don’t understand why, instead of making their own French heroine, Level-5 felt compelled to distort the history of Joan of Arc. However, this rendition of the historical person, complete with magic and the ability to battle demons, does an excellent job of steering one of the system’s deepest and most inventive tactical RPGs.
Jeanne d’Arc is a tactical role-playing game in the vein of Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics, in which players engage in battles across an overworld area in order to gain experience and level up their teams. Jeanne D’Arc has a unique play style thanks to its use of abilities stones instead of classes and time constraints for each battle, and it stands out from the crowd thanks to its anime visual style and fast-paced, strategic combat.
Clank, Secret Agent
Here at XJ, we refer to this particular model as XJ-0461. Toss XJ-0461. Keep that in mind, because when you’re in the mood for a Ratchet and Clank spin-off that’s equal parts cool and efficient, you can always rely on Secret Agent Clank to get the job done.
Clank gracefully completes this solo adventure, fusing together the series’ signature Ratchet & Clank gameplay with a wide range of engaging 3D platforming diversions. You’ll drive fast through stages, take charge of Gadgebot missions, act out Quark’s distorted recollections, and fight enemies with Ratchet’s gun. Clank’s spin-off features all the hallmarks of the original, including a plethora of gadgets and bizarre weapons at his disposal and a cast of well-known faces to fill in the blanks.
Extra Payment for Every Prolonged Period of Time
It’s easy to write off Q Entertainment’s shoot-’em-up, Every Extend Extra, based on screenshots alone, as a garish tangle of colours. However, if you put in the time to learn the ropes and get your head (and eyes) around the game’s furious gameplay, Every Extend Extra will leave you in awe.
The objective is simple: blow up a ship to start a chain reaction, and keep doing so until all the bosses are dead. Learning when to detonate intelligently and when to risk it all for power-ups is what makes each level a unique blend of twitch gaming and puzzle solving. With new foes, environments, and tunes by Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez, Lumines) on each level, Every Extend Extra is like a constantly evolving soundtrack.