Top PSP Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PSP 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.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    BreakQuest Review

    BreakQuest

    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 version of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 29.

    Formula 1 2009 Review

    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. Racing simulations don't seem like an ideal fit for Nintendo's Wii. The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP

  • 28.

    LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Review

    LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

    While it's not quite up there with the best in the Lego series, The Adventure Continues is still a fun romp, especially if you plan to play with some younger family members. It's another Lego game! Wooo! That isn't the reaction I had when we received... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 27.

    Invizimals Review

    Invizimals

    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 slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

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  • 26.

    PES 2009 Review

    PES 2009

    It's not better than FIFA 09 next-gen, and it'll take a bit of getting used to, but with time and effort you'll find it the most rewarding virtual game of football around. When PES 2008 was released on the Wii early last year, it showed up the Xbox... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 25.

    Resistance: Retribution Review

    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 the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 24.

    Patapon 2 Review

    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.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 23.

    Rock Band Unplugged Review

    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, but... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 22.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Review

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    Tiger Woods is a game that has been tuned extensively down the years, and with the new precision putting there really isn't a better time to finally jump in. I feel like I've written this review numerous times already. Such is the way... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP

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  • 21.

    Madden NFL 10 Review

    Madden NFL 10

    Madden NFL 10 is a great but complex virtual version of America's Game. It's no longer okay to simply dismiss EA's humongous Madden franchise... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 20.

    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge Review

    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 a racing series on par with Gran Turismo, but it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 19.

    Need for Speed Shift Review

    Need for Speed Shift

    Need For Speed: Shift is a brilliant new start for the franchise and has clearly been built by a team that loves racing. Shift comes highly recommended to all racing game fans. When EA announced that it would be giving its Need for Speed games more... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 18.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    If you go in not expecting to play the game of the year then you're going to get a hell of a lot of fun out of MUA2. In the wake of Disney's purchase of Marvel, we thought it would be fun to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 17.

    PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 16.

    EyePet Review

    EyePet

    It's easy to see that the EyePet is the best virtual pet that anyone has ever created. It's cute, it can do lots of neat tricks, and it puts motion controls to great use. Sony's EyePet is more or less a direct descendent of all those Catz and Dogz... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 15.

    Fieldrunners Review

    Fieldrunners

    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 I'd ever played a tower defense game in my... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 14.

    Kahoots Review

    Kahoots

    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 game. It combines the route... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 13.

    Beaterator Review

    Beaterator

    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 the top of the charts / Maybe if I work... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 12.

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 Review

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

    WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2010 is, we're surprised to say, easily the best game in the series to date, and a must-buy for WWE fans - especially if you've been giving it a wide-berth for a few years. WWE Smackdown vs RAW is a series that's been small on updates. Each year we... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 11.

    Tekken 6 Review

    Tekken 6

    In a year destined to be remembered as the one that saw the resurgence of the fighting game, Tekken 6's star is too dull to shine brightest. It seems difficult to criticise Tekken 6 for feeling like an uninspired... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 10.

    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Review

    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 duo made such an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 9.

    Gravity Crash Review

    Gravity Crash

    Gravity Crash is challenging, often frustrating, but wonderfully satisfying. Buy it. Play it. Get the t-shirt. Messy-haired lead singers wear Atari t-shirts. Young professional couples... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 8.

    Need for Speed: Undercover Review

    Need for Speed: Undercover

    A unique control set up combined with a well-executed, well-established franchise makes this a definite must have for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Anyone still sitting on the fence as to whether iPhone gaming requires... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 7.

    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Review

    Colin McRae: DiRT 2

    Wrap up an enjoyable rally experience with the best racing game visuals we've ever seen and DIRT 2 becomes a must-buy game. If review scores were handed out for slickness alone Codemasters' Colin... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 6.

    Gran Turismo PSP Review

    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 Gran Turismo on the PSP. In my clearly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 5.

    FIFA 10 Review

    FIFA 10

    FIFA 10 is a simulation in the truest sense, and is sure to solidify FIFA's leading position in the two-horse race with PES. Last year I said FIFA 09 was the best FIFA ever created. Now, 12 months on,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 4.

    Tetris Review

    Tetris

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 3.

    Pinball Fantasies Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 2.

    LittleBigPlanet Review

    LittleBigPlanet

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 1.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

    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? It's a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP