The PSP was the first portable gaming device to pose a serious threat to Nintendo’s monopoly on the market. Even though it didn’t sell quite as many units as the DS, the PlayStation Portable made its way into the possessions of around 80 million individuals. We have compiled a list of the best PSP games.
1. Patapon 3
This is a game that follows its rhythm while using elements from the rhythm game subgenre to create a melody that is unmistakably on its own. It’s like Lemmings meets Elite Beat Agents. You might also say that LocoRoco meets Donkey Konga.
The video game developer Pyramid refines its formula with the release of Patapon 3. Tap out drum beats to direct the activities of the Patapons in this iteration of the game’s challenge, which tasks you with leading an army of Patapons to victory against the Seven Evil Archfiends.
The controls are much easier to understand, there is a greater variety of aesthetics, and the addition of multiplayer brings a whole new facet to the Patapons’ mission. It is a sequel that improves almost every facet of the game without skipping a beat in the process of maintaining the same level of gameplay.
You never imagined that the Jak & Daxter PS2 series could spawn a spin-off like Daxter, but that’s exactly what happened. In this eccentric open-world platformer/shooter developed by Ready at Dawn, the story follows the exploits of the wisecracking ocelot Daxter as he tries to rescue his friend Jak from the clutches of Baron Praxis.
If you have never played a Jak & Daxter game before (shame on you), then that statement may as well be gibberish to your ears. As a result, this experience is targeted to series fanatics more so than anybody else.
3. God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta
When they compressed the God of War series onto Sony’s handheld, the developers at Ready at Dawn and SCE Santa Monica Studio managed to catch Zeus’ lightning in a bottle. Although God of War: Chains of Olympus was a remarkable accomplishment, Ghost of Sparta topped it with an experience that is more polished and more aesthetically pleasing.
The events that take place in Ghost of Sparta, including Kratos’ hunt for his brother Deimos, are required reading for fans of the series canon. And even though it does not reach the same level of quality as its console brethren, it gets very close to doing so while also displaying a few new techniques along the way.
You will get the impression that you have lived through a genuine Greek story by the time you have explored the depths of Atlantis, navigated the River of Lament, and made your way through the Domain of Death.
4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
We couldn’t help but wonder if Hideo Kojima had surreptitiously improved the performance of our PSPs after playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker because of how well it replicates the blockbuster experience of its fellow console games.
The wild storyline, mountains of additional material, and compulsive army building that will eventually be featured in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain keep you captivated for the whole of the game’s thirty-hour playtime.
The gameplay combines the traditional “ass-kicking” style of Snake with in-depth squad administration, in which the player is tasked with modifying the ins and outs of Mother Base while also preparing Militaires Sans Frontières for deployment on missions.
When combined with the multiplayer co-ops and vs operations modes, these aspects give the impression that Peace Walker is going to emerge from its UMD at any second. But then, Snake has never been one to do things the conventional way, to begin with.