Top PSP Action Games of All Time

Welcome to's top action games of all-time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins

    Ghosts 'N Goblins remains a solid entry to the series that is well deserving of its Ultimate moniker, thanks to addictive gameplay and polished design that's ideal for the format. Poor little guy. My PSP is only just over... more

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  • 29.


    Designed exclusively for the PSP, Infected shows developers are starting to really think about what handheld gamers want. Doom fans might have already realised this back in 1993, but there a few things more satisfying than... more

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  • 28.

    Killzone Liberation

    Killzone: Liberation is a slightly flawed but still impressive blaster that is well worth a look. Just don't be surprised when you keep seeing the same restart screen ad infinitum. Remember the old adage about 'bringing a... more

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  • 27.

    Brothers In Arms D-Day

    If you are a rookie to the series then by all means sign up for combat, but everyone else should probably just wait to stroll down Hell's Highway if they want a new experience. If anyone was in any doubt about the power of... more

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  • 26.


    If you often play PSP games with fiends the Game Sharing makes this a brilliant buy but solo players will likely breeze through the single-player mode in a matter of days. It's often said that originality is vital if video... more

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  • 25.

    Driver 76

    Driver 76 is a fairly decent chunk of big-screen cool, crow-barred nicely into the sleek internal organs of the PSP. It is unavoidable. Driver 76 will face continual comparison to the most famous of headline-grabbing crim-sims,... more

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  • 24.

    SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike

    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. Thanks largely to the popularity of the... more

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  • 23.

    Medal of Honor Heroes 2

    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. Until I'd played Medal of Honor Heroes 2 on the PSP I'd given up on ever... more

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  • 22.

    Silent Hill Origins

    Origins has all the hallmarks of a great Silent Hill game, but it does nothing to eradicate the series' faults. Predictably, fans of the franchise will find it more enjoyable than others. Travis Grady clearly doesn't frighten... more

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  • 21.

    Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

    With online play, Strikeforce may well have been one of the PSP games of 2009. Without it, it's nothing more than a decent stab at making the tried and trusted Dynasty Warriors format work on the PSP. Dynasty Warriors has... more

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  • 20.

    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will go down like cheesecake with fans of the series. It’s one of those classic ‘if you like X then you’ll like this’ games. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Capcom's MMO-style third-person hack... more

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  • 19.

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta

    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. The more things change, the more they stay the same. God of War... more

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  • 18.

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is a landmark PSP game. It's by far the most technically accomplished title on the system and proves, without doubt, what the handheld is capable of. I don't know when the PSP first... more

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  • 17.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

    Slight control issues mean this isn't quite as much fun to play as the console versions, but few handheld action games reach Tomb Raider: Legend's overall quality. After years of waiting, Tomb Raider: Legend finally gave... more

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  • 16.

    Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

    Syphon Filter gives its only handheld competition (in the shape of Splinter Cell Essentials) a quick, effective neck snap that I'm sure Mr Fisher would be proud of. One of the simple joys of reviewing handheld titles is that... more

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  • 15.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

    Vice City Stories is an impressive PSP game and a considerable improvement over the first GTA outing on the system. For many people Vice City is the best GTA game to date. While it might not have the scope of the more recent... more

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  • 14.

    Metal Slug Anthology

    If the idea of single shot kills causes a sharp pain to run down your spine, stick to modern action offerings, but if you want a challenge look no further. It's fair to say that the Metal Slug series is one of the more hardcore... more

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  • 13.

    Worms Open Warfare 2

    At £30, it's a bit pricey for what is essentially something not much different from the last game, but with online play, Worms Open Warfare 2 has to go down as the series' definitive version. Lots of things make me feel old... more

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  • 12.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    Tomb Raider was always more of a platformer than an action game, and this is exactly what the guys at Crystal Dynamics have delivered. Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a remake of the original game that made such a splash ten... more

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  • 11.

    Dead Head Fred

    If you fancy something a little different, punctuated by brilliant scripting and fantastic characters, look no further that this substantial chunk of action-comedy greatness. While the hugely popular 360 hit The Darkness... more

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  • 10.

    Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

    Logan's Shadow is slick, well produced, and involving, and most importantly it is very hard to put down. As great PSP action games go, this should be fairly near to the top of any list. Poor old Gabe Logan is one of Sony's... more

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  • 9.

    Resistance: Retribution

    Bar a few issues when facing the Boilers the controls are excellent, the presentation is superb and the multiplayer modes are unmatched on the handheld. One year ago the PSP received God of War: Chains of Olympus, arguably... more

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  • 8.

    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier

    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. There hasn't been a Jak and Daxter game for ages. After the... more

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  • 7.

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    If you've been looking for something genuinely engaging to play on your Wii, your search is at an end. It's fair to say that the Silent Hill franchise has suffered a bit of an identity crisis over the past half-decade or... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii, PS2, PSP

  • 6.

    Chili Con Carnage

    As an action packed shooter Chili Con Carnage is far and away the best the PSP has to offer, and there's enough depth hidden away to keep you playing for months. It's taken a while, but the PSP has finally got a third-person... more

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  • 5.

    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

    On the whole this hilarious, self-referential release is more than enough to fill your hunger for deformed cats and robot backpacks until the very exciting looking PS3 version launches. There's only one thing better than... more

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  • 4.

    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

    Portable Ops is one of the best Metal Gear games yet and The PSP is worth owning again. There have been a great many grand statements about the first Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation. It is without doubt a serious contender... more

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  • 3.

    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice

    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is one of the best PSP games I've played. Get into gear, and get this game. Is it me or is the PSP getting a whole lot more interesting now, some two years after it was originally released by... more

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  • 2.

    God of War: Chains of Olympus

    If you've been after a reason to pick up the PSP this is it. It's only March and the handheld game of the year has probably already arrived. Ever since the PSP burst into stores we've been waiting for true console-like gaming... more

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  • 1.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Whether you're a GTA veteran or someone who's never played one of these games before, you should know that this is one of the best games available for your PSP. Is GTA: Chinatown Wars my favourite handheld game of all time?... more

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