Best PSP Games of All Time

Best PSP Games of 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, especially when you’re aiming to be the best.

PSP was billed as a portable PS2, and for the most part delivered on that promise of being a top-quality portable system despite sporting only a single analogue nub. The system went through numerous iterations, with the original model being upgraded to the PSP-3000 before its swansong as the PSP Go, a digital-only system 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… and there were hundreds of games were produced, but what were the Top 10, or Top 25? What are the greatest, most amazing experiences. Those PSP games with good graphics, or those 18+ games that drove home what the PSP was all about.

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, some which became the best-selling games on the system.

Read on to see which games make the list; the best PSP games of all-time.

  • 30.

    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... more

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  • 29.

    Pro Evolution Soccer 5

    Joyous controls and little nuances make Pro Evolution Soccer 5 the best game in the series and the best football game of this generation. Reviewing Pro Evolution Soccer games feels very, very familiar to me - it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 28.

    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 so tightly that you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 27.


    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 that a few of the currently... more

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  • 26.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    While it's taken a while to arrive, PS3 owners shouldn't pass up the chance to play Rainbow Six Vegas. It's one of the best tactical action games available and the only choice for PS3 gamers. Can an action game be released these days without using some kind of 'cover'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP,PSP

  • 25.

    Football Manager 2007

    Fans of last year's console title will be thrilled by the new control scheme, making the game even more of a social life risk than before. You'll be playing this until FM 2008. Some things simply get better over time, and the Football Manager series is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP

  • 24.

    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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  • 23.

    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 shooter that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 22.

    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... more

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  • 21.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

    A short campaign aside, GRAW 2 does everything GRAW fans would want from a sequel and once again confirms Ubisoft as one of the leading next-gen publishers. It's fair to say that GRAW made quite an impact when it launched for Xbox... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP

  • 20.

    Football Manager 2008

    We expect fans of the series and newcomers alike to be wholly satisfied with Football Manager 2008. Time to lock the door, order some pizza and unscrew the coke. Football football football. Does it ever end? If you're not a football... more

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  • 19.

    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. It's a slow,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 18.

    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice Review

    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... more

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  • 17.

    God of War: Chains of Olympus Review

    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... more

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  • 16.

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Review

    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... more

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  • 15.

    FIFA 09 Review

    FIFA 09

    FIFA has been given what it needed to draw in the first timers and the old hands, snatching the title of best football game on the Wii with a last minute flick of the remote. It's another year and as expected another FIFA is taking pride of place at... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP,PSP,PSP

  • 14.

    LocoRoco 2 Review

    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... more

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  • 13.

    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. Need for Speed Undercover has been released on practically every format you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,PSP,PSP

  • 12.

    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

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  • 11.

    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

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  • 10.

    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

  • 9.

    Tetris Review


    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

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  • 8.

    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

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  • 7.

    LittleBigPlanet Review


    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

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  • 6.

    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Review

    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

    If you don't own FIFA 10, and are looking for a football video game to help fuel your World Cup fever, then you should absolutely buy this game. I am distressed. Team flies out to Los Angeles for the... more

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  • 5.

    FIFA 11 Review

    FIFA 11

    FIFA 11 feels far more realistic than its predecessor, and packs in new features. You could get by with last year's game, but you will be missing out on one of the best sports games of 2010. FIFA 11. It's FIFA 10, but better. After playing this year's version of EA's... more

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  • 4.

    Football Manager 2011 Review

    Football Manager 2011

    This year Sports Interactive has made a game that feels like the most essential for a very long time. Being a manager has never been so realistic or as much fun. It's time for another entry in the Football Manager series. Usually these... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 3.

    FIFA 13 Review

    FIFA 13

    FIFA 13 is definitely an improvement on its predecessor. Despite producing an outstanding game last year, FIFA 12 unravelled after a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 2.

    PES 2014 Review

    PES 2014

    Return of the king. With the FIFA vs PES battle now largely a critical rather than commercial... more

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  • 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