It might be a trickier experience than fans are used to, but it's still a joy to play. At a budget price it's a game few PSP owners will be disappointed by.
3rd Birthday is full of scenes that are graphically impressive and wholly cinematic in effect, and ends up being something that is surprisingly interesting and entertaining.
Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together is a charming restoration of a classic game.
There's so much potential unexplored here, and occasional glimmers of ingenuity in Ready at Dawn's efforts show a developer that should be able to do better.
At times it looks better than its PS2 cousins and for those still enduring the long and painful road to KH3, Birth by Sleep is a fantastic stop along the way.
For those looking for a stylish, intellectually stimulating strategy game, Valkyria Chronicles II won't disappoint.
Horrendous difficulty spikes aside, Peace Walker is great. It has all the blisteringly beautiful visuals, impressive production values and rewarding stealth gameplay you expect from Metal Gear.
While Dead or Alive: Paradise may appear exciting to a sex-starved 16-year-old, the game is insulting to all other audiences; a huge backwards step in an industry desperately trying to mature.
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is a great looking PSP game and features more content than on PS3, but the fundamental problems haven't been addressed. Fun but flawed.
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days sees the unashamedly hardcore strategy game return to the PSP in style. It is a bottomless pit of gameplay that will command your attention from start to finish.