Top PSP Games of 2009

Welcome to's top games of 2009, 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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  • 22.

    Phantasy Star Portable

    The lack of online play is a disappointment, as is the overall sense that it's not quite as triple-A a product as it could have been, but as a PSP game it's certainly up there with the best of 2009. Phantasy Star is, I imagine,... 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.

    Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?

    It's not just Nippon Ichi fans who will love Prinny. Masochists will too. For them, the endless death and difficult platforming will taste as good as a vanilla milkshake on a summer's day. When a game begins by giving you... more

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  • 18.


    If it weren't for the troublesome controls we'd be recommending this without hesitation, especially at its low price point; as it stands it's still worth a look. Breakquest isn't anything new. It's essentially a revamped... more

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  • 17.

    Formula 1 2009

    F1 2009 on the PSP is a fun game, with an impressive sense of speed and the official licence fans want, but there are undoubtedly better racers on the PSP. While Xbox 360, PS3 and PC gamers have to wait until 2010 to get... more

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  • 16.


    Invizimals is a fun game that has enough novelty value for gamers to look past its flaws. Not for adults, but kids will enjoy the mix of real world and virtual world gameplay. You might have noticed that this review looks... more

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  • 15.

    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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  • 14.

    Patapon 2

    There's no denying this is a great game with bags of charm, just know what you're getting before you pick it up. Patapon proved to be an incredibly charming game on its release in 2008. Essentially a 2D RTS controlled by... more

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  • 13.

    Rock Band Unplugged

    The lack of multiplayer is disappointing and we'd have preferred a few more tracks, but for finger tapping fun on the move this comes highly recommended. We've had Guitar Hero on the DS, complete with odd add-on peripheral,... more

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  • 12.

    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge

    Arctic Edge is a great achievement on the PSP. The Arctic setting makes for some great track design and incredible visuals, but there's just something holding the game back from being a true classic. MotorStorm isn't exactly... more

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  • 11.

    PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe

    PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is a great fit for the PSP, an ideal portable game, and well worth picking up. Kids build forts; it's just something they like to do. Grab any old thing and put it on top of something else until... more

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  • 10.


    Fieldrunners doesn't do anything to advance to the tower defense genre, but if you're a PSP owner looking for a budget slice of real time strategy goodness, it's just what the doctor ordered. Prior to 2007, I don't think... more

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  • 9.


    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. Kahoots is more or less the ideal PSP Minis... more

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  • 8.


    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. "Timbaland knows the way to reach... more

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  • 7.

    LocoRoco Midnight Carnival

    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. LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival might not be a proper sequel to the... more

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  • 6.

    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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  • 5.

    Gran Turismo PSP

    This is Gran Turismo as you remember it but on a handheld. Buy it, spend hours earning credits and buying cars, and try to overlook the glaring omissions without shedding a small tear. I had a strange moment while playing... more

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  • 4.


    he original, maddeningly-addictive gameplay remains intact, but there's also a generous selection of alternative modes and variations. By now even the most casual of gamers must be familiar with Tetris. This was the puzzler... more

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  • 3.

    Pinball Fantasies

    At £3.99 it's definitely worth a download if you're after a commute killer. If you owned a Commodore Amiga, which you undoubtedly did because you're hardcore, then you probably played Pinball Fantasies, the 1992 pinball game... more

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  • 2.


    LittleBigPlanet on PSP is flawed in places, but it's still one of the PSP's best games and an absolutely essential purchase. Rumours about LittleBigPlanet for the PSP emerged before the PS3 game even hit stores, so excited... 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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