Top PSP Games of All Time
All-time is a pretty broad term, especially given the PSP had a shelf life of approximately 10 years following its launch back in 2004/5. However, a lot can happen in 10 years. Back when PSP arrived in Europe in September 2005 Oasis and Gorillaz enjoyed No.1 hits. 2005 also saw the release of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, the final part of the then new prequel trilogy. We're now only a year away from the start of a new trilogy.
PSP was billed as a portable PS2, and for the most part delivered on that promise despite sporting only a single analogue nub.
The system went through numerous iterations, including the short-lived digital-only PSP go which adopted a sliding out screen to keep the device on the small side. Those with UMDs were left wondering how to play their catalogue of games.
God of War: Chains of Olympus, Lumines, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Patapon, LocoRoco, Wipeout Pulse, and Daxter are just some of the titles which highlight the breadth of quality titles available for the first of Sony's portable PlayStations.
Read on to see which games make the list.
Kahoots is a must-buy for PSP owners who fancy a cute puzzler that will wile away a few moments here and there. Easily one of the best PSP Minis available on the PlayStation Store.
At first you may feel a little overwhelmed by all the menus and libraries, but ultimately its sheer user-friendliness, the common controls, and omnipresent video tutorials win out the day.
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.
High Impact Games missed the mark with its Ratchet and Clank spin-off "Secret Agent Clank", but The Lost Frontier more or less nails the Jak and Daxter formula.
It's hard and depressing, but if you put in the effort, you won't be disappointed.
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.
For those looking for a stylish, intellectually stimulating strategy game, Valkyria Chronicles II won't disappoint.
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.
Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together is a charming restoration of a classic game.
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.