Top PSP Racing Games of All Time
The PSP had its faults, and didn’t enjoy the kind of support lavished upon its rival, the DS. But one area in which the PSP held its own was racing. Out of the two machines, the PSP had the guts to deliver a proper driving experience, with its PS2 quality hardware, massive 16:9 screen and analogue thumb nub.
Many great racing franchises graced the PSP with full-fat handheld versions of their home console entries. It had two Burnout games, two Wipeout games, two Ridge Racers and a Gran Turismo, as well as a whole host of others, making it [i]the[/i] handheld for racing, despite the existence of Mario Kart on the other side. Even Midnight Club made it onto the pint-sized PlayStation. What a marvel.
So rev up your engines and slam the pedal to the metal, and other driving cliches, because this here is the definitive list of the best PSP racing games of all time, and you can still play them on your Vita, so there’s no excuse.
Burnout, mate. BURNOUT.
The extreme difficulty of the career mode tarnishes an otherwise great game. With that game mode lacking mainstream appeal, only hardcore rally fans will be able to enjoy all the game has to offer.
Crash Tag Team racing is an enjoyable, although rather confused videogame. It will, however, appeal to the younger market that the game was so obviously designed for.
At a budget price tag it's worth a look if you don't set your expectations too high and just want a simple, easy-to-get-into racer.
TOCA Race Driver 2 is a game that racing fans on the move shouldn't be without, assuming you can justify buying the game again for the pleasure.
Perhaps Rockstar should have aimed a little lower with their first PSP title, but anyone wanting some portable street racing probably won't be disappointed.
Formula One fans don't have a better console alternative to Sony's latest effort, and while it's by no means a perfect recreation of the sport, it does a lot of things very well.
If nine new tracks seems like good value to you, you won't be disappointed, as the core gameplay is as entertaining as ever, but don't say you weren't warned.
MotoGP is a real no frills game for the PSP, but it offers a solid racing experience and is different to the majority of racing games available for the system.
If you're after more Burnout on the PSP then this is well worth adding to your collection, but on the PS2 Burnout Revenge is by far the better option.
As the first game in a new series SBK '07 is a solid effort, but work needs to be done if superbikes are going to become a prominent fixture in the gaming calendar.