If you have been playing video games for more than a decade, the chances are that you will remember the existence of Sony’s portable console game, the PlayStation Portable, or PSP. How not, PSP sold well on the market until it sold more than 80 million units. But unfortunately, PSP production was stopped in 2014 and replaced with a new generation, the PlayStation Vita.
For those who want to playback games on the PSP, you don’t need to worry, because PSP games can be played on PCs or Android via an emulator. To relive the epic games on the PSP, we have summarized the best PSP games specifically for you. What are you curious about? Let’s see the review!
1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
This RPG game made by Square Enix takes place before the Final Fantasy VII event takes place. From Zack’s perspective, you are invited to explore the world in this game that holds various surprises.
The story and gameplay of this game can hypnotize many gamers, and make them not stop playing until the credit scene of this game is playing.
2. Gran Turismo
The PSP version of the Gran Turismo is equipped with more than 800 cars and 35 total racing tracks. Unlike other Gran Turismo, the PSP version is not accompanied by career-based racing mode. Instead, they offer an open-ended style where players choose the car, track, opponent level, and the number of laps they want.
Thus, the game modes provided on the PSP include time trials, race or challenge drift modes. In challenge mode, the player must complete various kinds of challenges by car, track, and predetermined time.
3. GTA Vice City Stories
Rockstar Games has always managed to develop high-quality games, and one of them is GTA Vice City Stories.
Like the other GTA game series, you will be given extraordinary flexibility when playing in this one game.
Although released in the PSP console, one of the best PSP games has 3-dimensional graphics that are quite good and equipped with flexible gameplay.
This Dexter game from PSP is a spin-off from the multi-million-selling Jak and Daxter series. Daxter itself is a 3D platform game where players will play a character named Daxter, who is an ottsel as well as bugs exterminate who is looking for his friend Jak who was captured by Krimzon Guard.
This game has relatively simple gameplay. To complete his mission, Daxter can use an electric bug swatter and is equipped with a spray gun as a weapon to attack enemies. He can also drive several vehicles called Betsy, Service Zoomer, Ranger Zoomer, and Scooter.
5. Persona 3 Portable
This JRPG genre game is a portable version of the Persona 3 game released on PlayStation 2. However, the gameplay and story in this game are the same as the original version.
In this game, you can explore the supernatural world with a variety of creepy creatures while collecting Persona to increase strength.
The number of personas that you can gather, combine, and improve abilities there are dozens and maybe hundreds of types. You guys are guaranteed not to be bored for a long time.
6. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
This game tells the story of Ratchet & Clank, who was required to find a little girl who was kidnapped in the middle of their vacation. Then, they were shocked by the forgotten smart robot race, namely Technomites.
This game is an action-adventure game that combines elements of shooting, role-playing, solving puzzles, and racing. By the name of this game series, here is a Shrink Ray feature, so that Ratchet and Clank can shrink so they can enter several areas. There are also Shockers and Agents of Doom, weapons that can be used to fight enemies.
7. God of War: Chains of Olympus
The God of War: Chains of Olympus video game for PSP was developed by Ready at Dawn Studios in 2008. This is the first series released for PSP, while the second series is Ghost of Sparta, which is a prequel from Chains of Olympus.
In this game, players will play the main character, namely Kratos. The storyline of this game takes time from the setting long before the battle of Ares and Kratos. Here he was ordered by the gods to travel to the underworld. There he will face creatures from Greek mythology.
8. God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Just like other God of War action games, this one game also presents brutal actions that you can do in eliminating the enemies of the mission barriers that are given.
In addition to its cool gameplay, the story in this one game is packaged attractively, and the ending is worth waiting for.
9. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Tell the story of an empire that is squeezed by endless conflict; you will be taken to explore the story with complex morality and full of plot twist typical Final Fantasy.
This game also presents challenging gameplay, where you have to think extra hard in every battle against enemies throughout this game.
10. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
The story of this game begins with an unknown army trying to take over Costa Rica, a country without military power. So, Costa Rica asked for help from “Naked Snake” aka “Big Boss” and his military forces to save his country.
Not only is the story fascinating, this game also provides CO-OPS or Cooperative Operation gameplay features. With it, players can interact with other players and share items, equipment, and LIFE while fighting. There is also a Snake Formation feature where one player will be the lead while the other players will focus on defense.
11. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
One more PSP RPG game that you can play the best. This one game combines Disney characters with Final Fantasy designs into action RPG games.
Gameplay that is served in this one game is also exciting. Different from JRPG in general, this game carries the theme of fast pace into its gameplay.
The story packaged in this game is also intense and filled with conflicts where you will be able to sympathize with it.
12. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
The legendary Tekken battle game series was released for the PSP in 2006. In this fifth series, players can have the opportunity to play new characters and also old characters who reappear, such as Armor King II, Lili, and also Sergei Dragunov. Thus, the total number of players that can be played here reaches 30 characters.
Not only that, but in the PSP version, there is also a new mode, namely Tekken Dojo. Here the player will choose the character to be played and fight with various “Ghost” characters in the battle rank. If a player wins the match, the player will increase rankings and access the next dojo.
13. Monster Hunter Series
This Monster Hunter series game deserves to be called one of the best game series on the PSP. How not, two of these game series made it into the top 10 PSP games with the highest sales. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 reached 4.87 million, while Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was sold to 5.47 million copies.
This game developed by Capcom is an action game with a fantasy theme. Players will take on the role of hunters who capture or kill monsters as part of their main mission. Each complete the mission, players will get a reward that can be used to upgrade weapons or items as provisions to fight stronger monsters.
Well, that’s a review of the best PSP games that can be played back both on your old PSP and on PC and Android. How? Are there any of your favorite games above? Hopefully, this discussion can help you reminisce about the heyday and excitement of the PSP.