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    25 Best PSP Games of All Time You Must Play in 2020

    The Play Station Portable or abbreviated as PSP is still a gem of a console which brought forth some of the best PSP games of all times.

    It is underrated and ignored by many but still stands as an epitome for personal entertainment which would be very difficult to match.

    In fact, if you really want some excitement put back into your lives, it is the best PSP games that you should seriously consider playing.

    It may not be a barrier as they are all designed for excitement and challenge, hence if you still have some of that young zest left in you it would kick up your adrenaline at whatever age you may be.

    The little portable that you would need to play the PSP games would neatly and unobtrusively fit into your hip pocket to be ready for you whenever you would want to play.

    If you would have it in your person there would never be a dull moment wherever you would be.

    The PSP was versatile in the sense that it was home to many exciting PSP games and had the ability to bring other creative and weird games in its own console.

    To put that excitement back into your life we have selected 15 of the PSP games which would surely take you back a few years when these were the ultimate in personal entertainment.

    24. Gran Turismo PSP

    It is now possible to enjoy gigantic content from more than 800 cars and 35 circuits offering 70 route variants on PSP (Playstation Portable) anywhere and anytime. This is what Gran Turismo offers.

    Besides the ’74 Lamborghini Countach LP400′, many models are appearing in the series. On the side of the circuit, there is the famous Nurburgring and a dirt track that can be used by 4 players simultaneously.

    The game has many innovations such as single races where the player can develop his own autopilot, duel races using the Ad Hoc mode of the PSP system, and the exchange and sharing of cars. It also features the much-appreciated skid challenges.

    Gran Turismo PSP

    23. Patapon 3

    Patapon is a clever mix of rhythm games, real-time strategy and RPG elements where you command an army of vengeful clawed eyes at the tempo of drums and hypnotic songs that give fever, all served by a minimalist graphic style reminiscent of shadow theater and good-natured humor sprinkled with hints of irony.

    To start, we no longer lead a large group of Cyclopean creatures but only a flag bearer, three warriors and a hero, the latter being to be chosen from three models (archer, lancier or knight) at the start of the adventure. 

    Each hero has a special movement – such as the super shield or the rain of arrows – linked to his class, which will be triggered by successfully achieving a rhythmic sequence related to the movement sought.

    Patapon 3

    22. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    Crisis Core sheds light on the events which led the famous Sephiroth to pass from the status of a hero of the people to that of the angel of death. And to live as close as possible to this historic moment, the player will play Zack, Cloud’s mentor, but also one of the only friends that Sephiroth has ever had. Quite little exposed in the original, Zack is ultimately a very engaging and charismatic character at will. 

    The game begins as he tries by all means to become a top soldier. For prestige, but especially for salary, which lets us glimpse the down to earth but the refreshing personality of this character in a universe as dark as that of Final Fantasy VII. 

    His first adventures, he will live with his superior and his mentor, Angeal, an elite soldier who has a very familiar wide sword. Employed by the Shinra, Zack will benefit from the assistance of the Turks during his missions, and in particular from a certain Tseng.

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    21. Lumines

    The critically acclaimed puzzle game is produced by legendary creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi. LUMINES REMASTERED, an HD remaster of the original game, beautifully combines sound, visual and thinking elements in a simple and addictive game. Drop the blocks filled with energy by listening to the excellent pieces of house, trance and techno! Play LUMINES REMASTERED when you want with portable mode, or at home with TV mode and table mode.

    Live the sound: play on more than 40 relaxing or removed electronic atmosphere skins. Unlock other skins and shuffle them (like in a playlist) with the new Shuffle mode.

    Live the challenge: faster tempos give you less time to perform combos, but longer songs add up more blocks. You will not be able to do without it.

    Lumines

    20. Persona 3 Portable

    The player embodies a high school student transferred to the “Gekkoukan High School” located in a Japanese city by the sea. After entering his new high school, his dormitory is attacked by evil entities. About ten days later, after waking up from the fatigue generated by this incident, he learned that their name was “Shadows” and that his dormitory was full of people able to see and fight them. He joined the SEES (“Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad” is literally “special school run Squad”) in order to eradicate the “Shadows” that appear during the 25th hour of the day (Dark Hour), time seen only by certain people at midnight, between one day and the next.

    Heroes use a special weapon called “Evoker” similar to a pistol and allowing its user, if he shoots himself with an Evoker bullet, to invoke his “Persona”, an entity that represents the personality of its holder, and who has great magical powers to fight shadows.

    Persona 3 Portable

    19. God of War: Ghost of Sparta

    This download requires at least 9.2 GB of free hard drive space.

    Located after the events of the first God of War game, this opus will reveal the dark secrets behind the fall of the Spartan warrior Kratos. Haunted by strange visions, Kratos begins a quest for redemption during which he explores ancient Greece, lost worlds, and his own tortured past.

    Remastered for PlayStation by the Ready At Dawn team behind the first game for PSP  (PlayStation Portable), God of War: Ghost of Sparta includes collectible trophies and HD graphics and 3D.

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta

    18. HalfMinute Hero

    Half Minute Hero

    This superlative PSP game was developed by Marvelous Entertainment and Xseed games. It was first introduced in Japan on May 28, 2009.

    It was later released in North America on October 13, 2009. Australia and Europe followed later but had to wait till the year 2010.

    The real excitement in this best PSP game is the 30 second time limit within which players would need to show their prowess and acquire the power the need to use it to battle the bad guys and save the world.

    Half Minute Hero

    17. Jeanne d’Arc

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    This exciting game was developed by Level-5 Incorporated a very well-known video game developer and publisher in Japan who first released this in Japan on November 22, 2006.

    It was brought to North America the next year in 2010 and has been around creating waves of excitement for all those who have experienced it.

    This PSP game has created a different but exciting twist to what the French heroine Joan of Arc achieved in history, but it is just what you would need to kick up your adrenaline levels to a new high.

    Pitching your skills within a limited time frame and battling the bad guys is what you would need to do.

    Jeanne d' Arc

    16. Every Extend Extra

    Every Extend Extra

    Developed by Q Entertainment a leading Japanese video game developer this game has all the spills and the thrills associated with all highly rated PSP games.

    This was first released in Australia on August 3, 2006 and then subsequently in North America three months later.

    The gameplay is explosive to say the least but you would need to assimilate the crux of the action if you would need to really enjoy the game.

    Once you have done that it would bring a new dimension of never-ending excitement which you are sure to relish.

    Every Extend Extra

    15. Mega Man Powered Up

    Mega Man Powered Up

    Developed by Capcom another very experienced video game developer originating from Japan and introduced first in Japan on March 2, 2006.

    It proved successful and was brought to North America within two weeks of its release in Japan and has since then kept players at the edge of their seats with explosive entertainment.

    An exciting revolution from the original and has two levels of play in as many modes too.

    It has given the impetus to all those who thought the former was good enough but one would have play this to see how a new dimension has been created.

    Mega Man Powered Up
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    14. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

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    Developed by Square Enix one of the leading Japanese video game developers who has many exciting games to its credit.

    This game was first released in Japan on January 9, 2010. It was subsequently introduced in North America, Europe and Australia later in the same year.

    The heroes who make up the game and are the pivots on which the game has been built provide a level of excitement that would be far beyond your imagination.

    The never subsiding level of excitement is what keeps this game on the horizon of all those ardent PSP game enthusiasts.

    Kingdom Hearts

    13. Dissidia Final Fantasy

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    This is another Square Enix development which was released in Australia for the first time on December 18, 2008. It was then brought to North America, Europe and later to Japan.

    The excitement for players is unlimited and some of the other games in its genre has been incorporated in small inputs to increase the adrenaline levels of the players.

    If you are looking for a PSP game that is full of challenges and have the knack and the skill to overcome whatever is thrown at you then this would be the game for you, without an iota of doubt.

    Dissidia Final Fantasy

    12. LocoRoco 2

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    This very exciting game has been developed by none other than Sony, the big name in world entertainment.

    The game was first released in Europe on June 23, 2006 and then later in the same year was brought over to Japan and North America.

    It is cute in looks but packs a good proportion of devious excitement which you would need to start on it to experience.

    As the game unfolds you could see what would be in store for you.

    But that would all would change as you would have something that you never expected to unfold before you.

    LocoRoco 2

    11. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

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    This is also coming from the house of Square Enix which has made an indelible mark for itself on the video game industry.

    The game was first released on May 10, 2007 then later in Europe, Australia and North America to keep players wanting more games like this the up their levels of excitement.

    The plot is very complex and this is what keeps players wanting to see the end but cannot and has propelled this PSP game as one that has brought a new dimension to playing video games.

    Age has not been a barrier for this game as it caters to all.

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

    10. Power Stone Collection

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    Capcom the versatile video game developer from Japan is the developer of this very challenging PSP game and has brought their varied experience together in this game.

    It was first introduced on October 20, 2006 in Europe and then brought over to Australia, North America and later Japan.

    This game has unlimited excitement which has been the forte of Capcom and everything that is expected from this exciting game is there for you.

    The game has some great moments which would really keep you on the edge of your seats and keep the levels of adrenaline pumping.

    Power Stone Collection

    9. Monster Hunter Freedom

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    This is also another very exciting PSP game from Capcom who have been in the forefront developing a load of games to keep the excitement among their users at high spirits.

    The game was first introduced on December 01, 2005 in Japan and then subsequently released in Europe, North America and Australia.

    Entertainment at its best and with all the thrills and the pills associated with the high end PSP games which have held players to the edge of their seats.

    There are ample monsters for you to eliminate and there would still be an unending flock coming at you. Cunning and patience is what you would need.

    Monster Hunter Freedom

    8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

    Grand Theft Auto

    This game has been developed by Rockstar the British video game developer which has made an indelible mark for itself by standing up to the big names in this very competitive industry.

    This game of theirs was first released in North America on October 31, 2006 and then brought over to Europe, Australia and then to Japan.

    This is full of great technical creativity surpassing any other game in its genre and has been in the forefront among all other games that may have the same theme.

    If you want excitement at its best then this may be the game that you have been yearning for.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

    7. Daxtar

    Daxtar

    This game was developed by Ready at Dawn Studios an American developer of video games and took off with a bang as it was backed and published by Sony the giant in the entertainment industry.

    It was first released in North America on March 14, 2006 and then later introduce into Europe and Australia.

    Set in the violent American west where guns were a part of the culture in that era and still is, but there is ample excitement with bullets flying and players having to use their wits and guile to get the better of the bad guys of whom there are plenty.

    The graphics are great and with some very beautiful scenes to keep anyone engrossed and wanting more.

    Daxtar

    6. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

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    This game another exciting one to join the genre was developed by Kojima Productions an experienced and versatile Japanese video game production house.

    The game was first released for public consumption in Japan on April 29, 2010 and then brought over to North America, Australia and after into Europe.

    There are ample situations which turn very tricky and only patience, guile and intelligence that could get you out.

    The tempo is set from the beginning and there is never a dull moment once you begin on the game.

    You would need to be attentive to everything happening around to ensure you remain on the top of any situation.

    The excitement goes on unabated and you need to be smart to score the maximum.

    Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

    5. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

    Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles

    This scary PSP game was developed by Konami Corporation a leading Japanese video game developer with a reputation to hold in the industry.

    The game itself was first released for public consumption in North America on October 23, 2007 and then onto Japan, Europe and Australia.

    One of the best to come out of the Konami house of video games and still remains on top of their success list.

    If Dracula has scared you on the bigger screen this would be a good chance to see the guy in close quarters.

    The setting and the storyline are all too good to be true and that spooky feeling creeping up your spine every time you would take the game out to play.

    This may not be the ideal PSP game for the faint-hearted ones out there.

    Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

    4. Ys Seven

    Ys Seven

    This was developed by Nihon Falcon the reputed video game developer originating from Japan and this production propelled them to great heights and brought them ample laurels.

    The game was first released in Japan on September 17, 2009, and then later on in North America. This game did prop up the company and gave them the impetus to bring other creative works.

    This has all the thrills and spills any other PSP game would have but has some great additions which are unique to this game which other ones may not be able to match.

    It would keep you fully engrossed not letting you get away form the excitement and that is what makes this game a great one for any player with skills.

    Ys Seven

    3. Killzone: Liberation

    Killzone Liberation

    For a game that deals in death and destruction, Killzone: Liberation remains not only one of the most polished and prettiest games on the PSP, but it’s arguably the best Killzone game ever made.

    Liberation swaps the FPS vantage point for a top-down isometric view that rewards fast trigger fingers as much as tactical thinking. The game is also tough, training players to think before they shoot and perfect their approach in every mission.

    Rather than a glut of weapons and upgrades with no perceivable benefits, a huge assortment of tech and skills will keep you constantly reconsidering what the best way to play is.

    With the addition of one of PSP’s most robust ad-hoc multiplayer modes, Liberation is truly one of the PSP’s killers apps.

    Killzone: Liberation

    2. Secret Agent Clank

    Secret Agent Clank

    The name’s XJ-0461. Clank XJ-0461. Remember it, because if you’re in the mood for a cool and efficient Ratchet and Clank spin-off, you can call on Secret Agent Clank to handle the job.

    Clank pulls off this solo adventure with class, blending traditional Ratchet and Clank gameplay with a nice variety of 3D platforming diversions. You’ll speed through vehicle levels, lord over Gadgebot objectives, play out Quark’s exaggerated memories, and even blast away foes with Ratchet.

    With numerous gadgets and outlandish weapons at his disposal, and familiar friends to fill in the gaps, Clank’s spin-off comes fully-loaded with the series’ trademark creativity and polish.

    Secret Agent Clank

    1. Ape Escape: On the Loose

    Ape Escape On the Loose

    Ape Escape: On the Loose is a pristine, thoughtful remake of the PS1 original with upgraded graphics and a smattering of new monkey-themed minigames.

    The translation isn’t perfect, and the controls miss something without the second analog stick, but the game’s mix of platforming challenges, gadgetry, and charm overshadow these few complains. Ape wrangling is messy work, after all, but in the end, it’s worth it.

    Ape Escape: On the Loose

    CONCLUSION

    We have listed out the best that we think you should try out as there are thousands of video best PSP games out there and finding the right one to excite you would be hard achieve.

    All the above games have one thing in common and that is the level of excitement to induce the levels of adrenaline is high and just what you would need.

    They are all carefully selected hence trying your hand and selecting the best would be your prerogative.   

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