What are the best PSP games?

Sony's PlayStation Portable had a great selection of games during its run, but the number of titles can get staggering. Fellow user Sunny Verma wants to know what are some of the best PSP games to not miss out on so let's help them with some pocket picks!

asked by Sunny Verma
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    #1God of War: Chains of Olympus

    God of War: Chains of Olympus

    God of War is one of the most brutal and greatest sagas ever created. Its combination of epic and violence make it an unrepeatable game that has gained fans all around the world through the years. Chains of Olympus is one of the best options of a game you can play on PSP. 

    Games

    PSP, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3

    $14.99

    Michael Reid
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Wow... this game is probably the best I've played in long, long time. The controls are easy to use, and through the challenges and four difficulty levels available it provides endless hours of fun. I went through a 9 hour flight playing almost non-stop and it felt as if was no more than 1 hour on the plane. WARNING it may be addictive!!!"
  2. 16

    #2Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles

    Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles

    Castlevania is one of the most iconic video game sagas of all time. The popular franchise by Konami got its own TV show version the last year (you can watch it on Netflix). Chronicles is an unstoppable vampire hunt that mixes Rondo and Symphony of Terror. A really great choice for horror fans. 

    Games

    PSP

    $14.99

    Maria Harrison
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles is a great update on their classic game. I love that it offers multiple paths to explore, making it a slight variation on the typical side scroller. I know some have played it on PlayStation, but I love it on my PSP. Definitely recommend to all gamers, but horror fans specifically."
  3. 15

    #3Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    GTA: Chinatown Wars is a top-down 3D open world game developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North and was published by Rockstar Games. It was set in the crime zone of Chinatown where you'll try to get a name in the drug dealing business.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Nintendo DS

    $4.99

    Sara Arias
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "As a fan of the original GTA, I wasn’t super impressed with this one. The graphics were decent for a mobile game but the storyline was kind of weak. It’s a good game if you are just trying to kill some time (and some bad guys) but it certainly doesn’t live up to the Grand Theft Auto games of the past."

DID YOU KNOW?

The PlayStation Portable (PSP for short) may have failed to beat out its competitor, the Nintendo DS, but it still managed to leave a mark as an innovator of the portable gaming industry. Starting with the difference it made for its home company, the PSP was the first Sony console to not have region locking when it came to games. People who owned an Asian region PSP could enjoy UMDs bought in U.S., which was a great feature even if it did not apply to UMD movies. Another appreciated feature was the custom firmware, which allowed people to download soft copies of games from the internet in order to play them instead of having to buy UMDs of games that might not be available in their region. PSP’s custom firmware also allowed it to be used as an emulator, meaning it could play games from other often older consoles, even those of Nintendo! Speaking of Nintendo, nearby PSP owners could connect to one another in order to enjoy multiplayer using an ad hoc network, something the DS was unable to do without using a Wi-Fi adapter. Lastly, the PSP was home to some of the best spin-off titles that helped expand a franchise’s lore with otherwise unrevealed chapters. One such example was God of War: Chains of Olympus, one of the entries on this list!

The PSP had a lot going for it in its time and is still considered by many as an innovator of the portable gaming department. Want to experience the portable goodness? Check out this list of best PSP games for titles you don’t want to miss out on. It’s never too late to START!

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    #4Power Stone Collection

    Power Stone Collection

    Power Stone Collection is the enhanced and new version of Power Stone and Power Stone 2 which were originally released for the Sega Dreamcast and arcades. 

    Games

    PSP, PlayStation Vita

    $9.99

    Samuel Washington
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "One of the best underrated games out there! Been a fan of the power stone video games since my brother bought it so i decided to get one since i already had a psp. "
  2. 13

    #5The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Nihon Falcom which is the first in the trilogy game for Windows first then later on the PlayStation.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation Vita, PSP

    $19.99

    Leo Huang
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Didn't really love this game but had a good time playing it throughout due to its strong story, great writing, and wonderful music. The only complaint I could make is that the graphics are a bit dated by modern standards. "
  3. 8

    #6LocoRoco

    LocoRoco

    LocoRoco is video game developed by SCE Japan Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment released for the PlayStation Portable PSP in 2006. There is also a mobile version of this game. 

    Games

    PSP, PlayStation Vita

    $7.99

    Patricia Johnston
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Played this a lot of times when it was first released since it was one of the very few games that are vital for the PSP. "
  4. 7

    #7Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions

    Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a tactical RPG developed by Square Enix. Players control a mercenary named Ramza who finds himself embroiled in a civil war and an ancient demonic evil that has begun to take over the world. 

    Games

    iOS, Android, PlayStation Vita

    $13.99

    Guo Ding
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "The best game on the PSP hands down! It's story is very unique grabbing you from the start  to finish plus it has endering characters that makes you grip to their every move"
  5. 4

    #8Half-Minute Hero

    Half-Minute Hero

    Half-Minute Hero is a hybrid real-time strategy action role-playing shoot 'em up video game developed by Marvelous Entertainment. It was released for Microsoft Window under the name Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy.

    Games

    PSP, PlayStation Vita

    $9.99

    Michael Newman
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Brilliant game!1!!!! It takes me several hours to beat, and while some of the objectives can be a grind, boredom never becomes an issue while playing this. "
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    #9LittleBigPlanet

    LittleBigPlanet

    LittleBigPlanet is a 2009 puzzle video game released in North America first and followed in PAL regions. The game's servers have been shut down since July 30, 2016.

    Games

    PSP, PlayStation Vita

    $14.99

    Austin Cole
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "I dont understand why people hate this game. This game is one of my favorites as it has alot of fun and i can customize these amazing levels. All in all this is a superb game. "
  7. 0

    #10Everyday Shooter

    Everyday Shooter

    Everyday Shooter also known as Riff: Everyday Shooter is an independent video game developed by Jonathan Mak using Visual C++. This is composed of games exploring the expressive power of abstract shooters.

    Games

    PSP, PlayStation Vita, Windows

    $7.99

    Austin Alvarez
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Playing this reminds me of the good old days when gaming graphics and sound was so simple that gameplay had to be excellent for a game to be compelling. "

Summary

Best What are the best PSP games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1God of War: Chains of OlympusGames 25 Paid
2Castlevania: Dracula X ChroniclesGames 16 Paid
3Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsGames 15 Paid
4Power Stone CollectionGames 14 Paid
5The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyGames 13 Paid
6LocoRocoGames 8 Paid
7Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the LionsGames 7 Paid
8Half-Minute HeroGames 4 Paid
9LittleBigPlanetGames 2 Paid
10Everyday ShooterGames 0 Paid
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