The PSP, Sony’s only console that really avenged itself, was able to bother Nintendo’s hegemony a bit in this gamer segment. With the sad failure of PS Vita, which was officially decreed dead and still receives PSN Plus games, fans still have to remember the glory days of the little one, which many still have. To help you in that nostalgic moment, just take a look at some of the best PSP games ever released.
10. Lumines 2
If you like Tetris, which lacks presentations, and games that add musical interaction as you play, Lumines 2 is your type of game. With a very casual footprint, the title is addictive and very intuitive: blocks with two colors fall from the top of the screen and you need to group them according to the color, to eliminate them from the board. There are a few different gameplay modes, but the idea is the same. That simple. Sony released in May 2018 a remastered PS4 version of the game as well.
9. Half-Minute Hero
When you talk about RPG you can imagine hours and more hours playing to finish it. Half-Minute Hero is perfect for those who do not have all this time, but still want to experience something of the kind. As the game’s own name goes unnoticed, you need to end the missions and be a hero in up to 30 seconds. Generally, in half a minute you can not even decide the color of your character’s hair in Skyrim, for example. In Half-Minute Hero, there are ways to get a few extra seconds along the way, but grace is just being agile. This type of game would look great on cell phones too.
8. Wipeout Pure
The representative of the racing genre of the list has a futuristic footprint and reminds one a little about the classic Super-Feroz. In Wipeout Pure, you control antigravity ships on very fast tracks. Each vehicle, just like in the SNES classic, has its own characteristics and flags of different teams. Beyond the obvious, which is to win the race, you need to keep your ship intact until you cross the finish line – avoiding too much collision against your opponents or the scenario.
7. Little Big Planet
The cute little Sackboy, from Little Big Planet, pretty much became one of the PlayStation mascots. The versatility of this platform game and creation makes it adapt well in both the console and the laptop version. The title is practically a copy for PSP of the game released for PS3, but still keeps its own charm. On the PSP it’s a bit trickier to use the controls to create your phases, but nothing that blows the fun. The game also had its version for PS Vita.
Perhaps the most charming real-time strategy game on the platform. With a simple cartoonish look, you control a tribe of Patapons, small beings with bulging eyes. To the sound of musical beats governed by the action buttons of the PSP, the player needs to recruit as many warriors as possible to defeat terrible monsters along the way. To kill enemies, it is necessary to make musical combos by correctly pressing the buttons. Whoever played it never forgot the sticky songs of the game.
5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
Birth by Sleep is a great game for fans of the series and adds enough content base to understand the general story of Kingdom Hearts. Being a game that precedes the main arc, it is also a good request for anyone who has never played anything of the franchise. The gameplay of this title is somewhat different from the rest of the series, with a new battle system (adapted for the PSP) and the controls centered on the heroes Terra, Aqua and Ventus – instead of Sora.
4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
The Grand Theft Auto franchise always succeeds no matter which platform you go to. Vice City Stories drinks at the source of GTA Vice City, which is until today one of the fan favorite games in the series. Although not the same experience as the console in terms of fun, the portable version was better developed than Liberty City Stories, released earlier. In Vice City Stories, a new story has been added and it comes two years before the events starring Tommy Vercetti.
3. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
The portable version of Persona 3 is an adaptation of the game released for PlayStation 2. In this extended remake, you have access to a new protagonist, simpler and intuitive controls, faster equipment changes and improved menu navigation. There are also some modifications to the PS2 version, such as choosing five difficulty levels, collectible skill cards, and the ability to control your team members. For those who enjoy games with long hours of play, Persona 3 Portable has, on average, 100 hours of content.
2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Developed by legendary Hideo Kojima, Peace Walker has made the opposite way to most of the games that have already hit the PSP. It was first released on the Sony console in 2010 and won a version for PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 as part of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. The version of PlayStation 3 also allowed the exchange of saves between the PSP.
Regarding the gameplay, some changes have been made in relation to the MGS standard, such as moving the analogue ones, coordinating actions using the directional ones, and so on. The story takes place 10 years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and four years after Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. In summary, a must-play for fans of the franchise.
1. God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Of course the most adorable brucutu of the games would be on the list. The story in Ghost of Sparta shows Kratos in his rise to the God of War and the attempt to get rid of, once and for all, the nightmares about his past. Armed with his Blades of Chaos, he must defeat armies of mythological monsters, undead soldiers, and every kind of enemy that will surely have a highly violent and painful death.
The game’s controls on the PSP do not disappoint and, although this is not the best game ever released from Kratos’ bloodthirsty adventures, it will surely amuse those who are still a happy owner of a PlayStation Portable.