I bought a PSP. What games do you recommend?

#1 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

It's the famous "Bought a console, what are the good games for it?" thread again, guys... So, i bought a PSP. It's a pretty cool system, and it's full of hidden gems, specially when it comes to JRPG's. I only have some games: 
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble 
Hammerin' Hero 
ZHP: Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman 
And i'm looking for strategy RPG's and beat'em ups... So, like the title says, what games do you recommend?

#2 Edited by believer258 (11675 posts) -

Daxter is a PSP must-have in my opinion.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep if you have any interest in the series. There's also Final Fantasy: Crisis Core, another FF7 side story.

I haven't played it but Tactics Ogre seems to be a well-thought of strategy RPG that was given a PSP rerelease.

Actually, I haven't played any RPG's for the PSP. What might you mean by "beat 'em ups"? God of War-ish action games or fighting games or something along those lines?

#3 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

@MikeGosot: Lumines, Ridge Racer, Metal Gear Solid; Peace Walker, both God of War games, Valkyria Chronicles, Dexter and I guess that's it?

Those games ended it up being the only remaining games on my shelf.

#4 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -
#5 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -

Monster hunter was the only thing i used my psp for

#6 Posted by Marz (5645 posts) -

final fantasy tactics

tactics ogre

Crisis Core

Valkyria Chronicles 2

Prinny: Can I really be a hero

Peace Walker

Portable Ops

those are all worthwhile games that i have bought.

#7 Posted by TheOtherSuperMarioBro (60 posts) -

Tactics Ogre is really good, Persona 1and 3 were great, and I was a big fan of the Syphon Filter games.

#8 Posted by TheOtherSuperMarioBro (60 posts) -

And if you're looking for more good SRPGs, FF Tactics: War of the Lions and Valkyria Chronicles 2.

#9 Posted by DiamondDave (28 posts) -

Disgaea,Disgaea 2, and Phantom Brave are all great SRPGs.

#10 Edited by Djratchet (668 posts) -
#11 Posted by FTomato (233 posts) -

Haven't played them, but I've heard some great things about Half-Minute Hero and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.

#12 Posted by Rayeth (1021 posts) -

Pretty much the ones that are listed above but I'll reiterate to make sure you get the good ones.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions

Half Minute Hero

And both of the God of War PSP games are pretty great.

That's the highlights. There are obviously tons more, but those have been my favorites + ZHP which you already have.

#13 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

MGS PW, Monster Hunter (Portable 3rd w/ translation patch if you can import it or get it otherwise) and Persona 3 Portable are my favorites.

#14 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

The Valkyrie Profile Lenneth remake was pretty great. Same for the Lunar: Silvar Star Harmony one.

#15 Posted by Lovert (10 posts) -

I think Lumines, Patapon and Loco Roco are worth mentioning as well. Cute games :)

#16 Posted by TobbRobb (4581 posts) -

All I remember playing or wanting to play on a PSP, was FF7:Crisis Core, FF tactics, FF:Dissidia, Loco Roco, Lumines, Valkyria Chronicles and P3P.

#17 Posted by cid798 (240 posts) -

I liked the MGS Acid series.

#18 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

@cid798 said:

I liked the MGS Acid series.

Absolutely this. The only other worthwhile game I can think of that hasn't already been mentioned is Lumines 2, and you should only get that if you've played the first one to death and don't mind the mostly-aweful licensed music.

#19 Posted by dagas (2750 posts) -

Isn't it a little late to get a PSP? I guess they are pretty cheap at this point.

One of my favorite games on PSP is Jeanne D'arc. IMO it's better than FF Tactics or Disgea.

#20 Posted by sawtooth (429 posts) -
#21 Posted by razkazz (169 posts) -

It may not be the kind of strategy game you're looking for but you should check out Field Commander, it's similar to Advance Wars and I found it really fun & addictive when I owned a PSP.

#22 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

Lumines II

Persona 3 Portable

DJMAX Portable 3

That's all I recommend from my PSP collection.

The only other games I own for it are The Third Birthday (which was okay) and Ratchet & Clank (a shell of what that series once was).

#23 Posted by mosespippy (4046 posts) -

Jeanne d'Arc, Lumines: Puzzle Fusion, Persona 3 Portable and Valkyria Chronicles 2.

#24 Posted by Animasta (14649 posts) -

Why hasn't anyone said Persona 2: Innocent Sin? That game's pretty badass

#25 Posted by SpacePenguin (476 posts) -

 
I would recomend Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 
I thought it was great.

#26 Posted by Stete (725 posts) -

Burnout Dominator, perhaps the best Burnout game ever made, combines the best parts of Burnout 2 and Burnout 3.

Tekken 6, looks great for a PSP game and the game controls superb on a PSP.

Undead Knights, perhaps my favorite PSP game, its a bit janky, but its really fun to play, think of it as a Dynasty Warriors game where you can ressurect your fallen foes as zombies to join your side.

Also don't forget you can get PS1 games from PSN, you can get Final Fantasy VII-IX, Abe's Oddysey and Exodus, Resident Evil and much more.

#27 Posted by mosespippy (4046 posts) -

@Animasta: I would probably have said it but I haven't played it yet. *goes back to Valkyria Chronicles 3 import*

#28 Posted by Danteveli (1164 posts) -

Syphon filter games are worth checking out

#29 Posted by EVO (3870 posts) -

Crush is excellent. Some of the best level designs you'll ever see.

#30 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@believer258 said:

Daxter is a PSP must-have in my opinion.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep if you have any interest in the series. There's also Final Fantasy: Crisis Core, another FF7 side story.

I haven't played it but Tactics Ogre seems to be a well-thought of strategy RPG that was given a PSP rerelease.

Actually, I haven't played any RPG's for the PSP. What might you mean by "beat 'em ups"? God of War-ish action games or fighting games or something along those lines?

Something more Final Fight-ish would be good, but if i can walk, mash a button and see people die it's good. 
 
@Elazul said:

@cid798 said:

I liked the MGS Acid series.

Absolutely this. The only other worthwhile game I can think of that hasn't already been mentioned is Lumines 2, and you should only get that if you've played the first one to death and don't mind the mostly-aweful licensed music.

The problem is... I don't like Metal Gear very much. I really liked Metal Gear Solid 3 because the storyline wasn't completely WTF so i could actually enjoy the thing, so if Ac!d doesn't have a convoluted storyline, i think i will get it.
#31 Posted by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

Patapon is a great unique game, has bits of RPG elements. You can't go wrong with any of the Final Fantasy games, Crisis Core or remakes. More of the "Strategy RPGs" would be Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics, both of which are great. As far as beat'em ups, both God of War games are extremely good. As well as Final Fantasy Dassidia. A game you might actually really enjoy is Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. It is a RPG with hack and slash combat, but the strategy is involved in learning the monsters patterns and attacking correctly. Most people in the west dislike the Monster Hunter games, but it is the main reason I own a PSP and why my PSP got so much play.

#32 Posted by believer258 (11675 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@believer258 said:

Daxter is a PSP must-have in my opinion.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep if you have any interest in the series. There's also Final Fantasy: Crisis Core, another FF7 side story.

I haven't played it but Tactics Ogre seems to be a well-thought of strategy RPG that was given a PSP rerelease.

Actually, I haven't played any RPG's for the PSP. What might you mean by "beat 'em ups"? God of War-ish action games or fighting games or something along those lines?

Something more Final Fight-ish would be good, but if i can walk, mash a button and see people die it's good.

In that case, the two God of War PSP games should get the job done, though if you have a PS3 around the Origins collection would be better.

Twisted Metal: Head On is also fun as a car combat game.

And, finally, this list might help you a bit.

#33 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

@MikeGosot: I really think the best strategy RPG is Jeanne D'Arc. It's made by Level-5, who brought you such gems as Dragon Quest VIII and Professor Layton. I don't know how hard it is to find now, but I'm sure Amazon could be of use.

#34 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:


@Elazul said:

@cid798 said:

I liked the MGS Acid series.

Absolutely this. The only other worthwhile game I can think of that hasn't already been mentioned is Lumines 2, and you should only get that if you've played the first one to death and don't mind the mostly-aweful licensed music.

The problem is... I don't like Metal Gear very much. I really liked Metal Gear Solid 3 because the storyline wasn't completely WTF so i could actually enjoy the thing, so if Ac!d doesn't have a convoluted storyline, i think i will get it.

Well good news: Acid has a reasonably straightforward story and is a collectable-card turn-based strategy game! Although if you want something a little more action-ey, Portable Ops is pretty good too. It's a more traditional MGS game and direct continuation of the MGS3 story, with you playing as Big Boss.

#35 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@Elazul said:

@MikeGosot said:


@Elazul said:

@cid798 said:

I liked the MGS Acid series.

Absolutely this. The only other worthwhile game I can think of that hasn't already been mentioned is Lumines 2, and you should only get that if you've played the first one to death and don't mind the mostly-aweful licensed music.

The problem is... I don't like Metal Gear very much. I really liked Metal Gear Solid 3 because the storyline wasn't completely WTF so i could actually enjoy the thing, so if Ac!d doesn't have a convoluted storyline, i think i will get it.

Well good news: Acid has a reasonably straightforward story and is a collectable-card turn-based strategy game! Although if you want something a little more action-ey, Portable Ops is pretty good too. It's a more traditional MGS game and direct continuation of the MGS3 story, with you playing as Big Boss.

WTF... Seriously? Sold.
#36 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

@MikeGosot: Absolutely! Just check out the wiki.

#37 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -

@MikeGosot:

  • SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3(2 is pretty good to)
  • Killzone Liberation decent enough
  • Fat Princess Fistful of cake is pretty good fun for awhile
  • Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles definetly the best one on the list

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