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.

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  • 30.


    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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  • 29.

    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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  • 28.

    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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  • 27.

    Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign

    It's hard and depressing, but if you put in the effort, you won't be disappointed. PlayStation Network-exclusive Tower Defence game Savage Moon was great. It was bleak, gory and, above all, hugely satisfying. So it is with... more

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  • 26.

    Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days

    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. If you suspect that you might be... more

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  • 25.

    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

  • 24.

    Valkyria Chronicles II

    For those looking for a stylish, intellectually stimulating strategy game, Valkyria Chronicles II won't disappoint. Grids, menus and stats; not the most exhilarating things in the world are they? Still, throw them all together... more

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  • 23.

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

    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. After nearly ten years, it still boggles my mind that the Kingdom... more

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  • 22.

    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

    Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together is a charming restoration of a classic game. Let us Cling Together? That's a really horrid caption, immediately conjuring up the kind of broken, half-formed Engrish sentiment that Square... more

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  • 21.

    The 3rd Birthday

    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. Fans of Parasite Eve reserve a special place in... more

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  • 20.


    Puzzlers are not for everyone, but I strongly recommend you give Lumines a try. Quite simply it's not just the best puzzler on the PSP, but one of the best puzzlers of all time. Whenever a new videogames console is released... more

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  • 19.

    Ridge Racer

    If you haven't liked any previous games in the series then you won't think much of Ridge Racer, but anyone else should put this at the top of their list come September 1st. A PlayStation launch wouldn't be complete without... more

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  • 18.

    Burnout Legends

    As a game to pick up and play every now and again or to play with friends, Burnout Legends can't be beaten on the PSP. Burnout is coming at us on multiple fronts this year. Not only is there Burnout Revenge on PlayStation... more

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  • 17.

    OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

    If the idea of powersliding brings about even the slightest tingle of excitement in you, OutRun 2006 needs to be in your collection - the version you choose is up to you. It's strange how certain games are tied to a system... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PSP

  • 16.


    As far as PSP titles go, there is nothing that comes close to being so wonderfully suited to the platform, with every part of its design simply working how you'd want it to. I've liked a number of PSP games; I'd even say... more

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  • 15.

    Every Extend Extra

    Every Extend Extra is short, basic and ferociously hard, and these are just some of the reasons it is assured a place in the schmup hall of fame. Every Extend Extra marks the return of Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the master behind... more

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  • 14.

    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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  • 13.

    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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  • 12.

    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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  • 11.

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions

    It might not have the best in-game graphics we've ever seen on the handheld, or the best multiplayer options, but few games have as much charm and tactical depth. First things first, Final Fantasy Tactics isn't for everyone.... more

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  • 10.

    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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  • 9.

    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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  • 8.

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    Crisis Core is not only a must buy for FF fans, but a must buy for RPG fans. Did you cry when Aeris died in Final Fantasy VII? Is your bedroom a shrine to white haired bad ass Sephiroph? Did you breed the Gold Chocobo and... more

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  • 7.

    LocoRoco 2

    LocoRoco 2 is the most uplifting game available, not only on the title-shy PSP, but on any platform. The genius of Tsutomu Kouno's LocoRoco concept is that its gameplay hasn't been forced, like a square peg to a round hole,... more

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  • 6.

    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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  • 5.


    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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  • 4.

    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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  • 3.


    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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  • 2.

    PES 2014

    Return of the king. With the FIFA vs PES battle now largely a critical rather than commercial one (that war has been long-won), PES 2014 finds itself in the position of competing with itself to satisfy a loyal and not-so... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PSP

  • 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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