Despite a few gripes, Fading Shadows is still an outstanding little game, and one that's well suited to the handheld.
We can't help but feel that PES 2008 PSP puts the more illustrious versions of the game to shame, a bit like Barnsley knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup.
It's easy to recommend Patapon to almost anyone with a PSP, especially if you've got a soft spot for catchy little tunes and don't mind annoying everyone around you while you play.
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles will be too difficult for the average gamer to get into - this one's for the fans.
Wipeout Pulse is more of the same, but the new additions, primarily in the shape of online play, mean this is essential for Wipeout fans and adrenaline junkies.
Despite the niggles the main thing to say about Rivals 2 is that it's great fun. And fun, lest we forget, is what it's all about.
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is one of the best PSP games I've played. Get into gear, and get this game.
If you aren't easily frustrated, have a fair degree of patience, and are a fan of games that require you to stretch your grey matter, this could be worth a good chunk of your time.
EA has managed to work some magic and deliver the system's first good FPS. Online gamers will find themselves coming back to Heroes 2 for some time.
AVP-R is a disappointing let down - another promising movie-license which could have been so much more than it turned out to be.