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#1 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

I am moving to Germany in September and got myself a PSP. What are some of the best games? I already have Dissidia (the second one, with Lightning) and I've played Peace Walker on 360. Those are probably two very common answers. I love basically every genre except sports, and my favorite genre is RPG.

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#2 Posted by awesomeusername (4643 posts) -

God of War and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. That's all I know since I've never played many games.

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#3 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -
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#4 Posted by Justin258 (15643 posts) -


Everyone else will cover every other game, but Daxter was an early PSP release and I don't think many people played it. It's a very good looking and incredibly well-playing action-platformer.

Obligatory Persona 1-3 mention.

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#5 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

@believer258: Cool, thanks. Never even heard of that. Is it Daxter from Jak and Daxter? And yeah I suppose I should try a Persona game out too.

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#6 Edited by Justin258 (15643 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

@believer258: Cool, thanks. Never even heard of that. Is it Daxter from Jak and Daxter? And yeah I suppose I should try a Persona game out too.

Daxter takes place between Jak 1 and 2, it's what Daxter did while he was searching for Jak.

If the gimped overworld doesn't bother you, play Persona 3 first.

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#8 Posted by topsteer (742 posts) -

These are all RPGs as that is mostly what I played on that system.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky A really great game that seemingly nobody played.

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

Jeanne d'Arc


Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Brave Story: New Traveler

Class of Heroes and Unchained Blades if you like first person dungeon crawlers.

Crimson Gem Saga

There are a lot of ports and remakes as well like FF Tactics: War of the Lions, FF I, II, and IV, the first two Star Ocean games and the Disgaea games.

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#9 Posted by Voxus (412 posts) -

Crisis Core
Disgaea: AFternoon of Darkness
I remember kinda liking The 3rd Birthday?

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#10 Posted by redcream (895 posts) -

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, The 3rd Birthday and if you like RPGs maybe you'll be into Brave Story: New Traveler

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#11 Posted by Angouri (241 posts) -

@topsteer: There is a dedicated community badgering Xseed to localize the sequel to LoH:TitS on their boards. I doubt it will come to PSP, but there is a PS3 version coming in Japan (or it came out?) and PC. Apparently SC is massive and Xseed can't commit that much to its localization.

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#12 Posted by cuttablefurball (35 posts) -

It looks like people others have beaten me to Persona 3 so I'll say Valkyria Chronicles II. It's a very fun strategy game with a lot of RPG elements thrown in for good measure. Also @believer258, I love that you called Daxter out. It's a fun game that people forget about because of how close to launch it was.

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#13 Posted by Spwn (240 posts) -

Lots of my favorite PSP games have already been mentioned, but Half-Minute Hero is yet to be mentioned. One of the funniest games I've played.

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#14 Posted by Sinusoidal (3608 posts) -

LocoRoco 1 and 2 are the only things that make me pick up my PSP anymore. The music is incredible.

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#15 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

Thanks guys! This will be really great for my list. :)

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#16 Edited by thebunnyhunter (1549 posts) -

Metal Gear Ac!d 1 and 2: If you like card based games then you have to play this. Even if you dont its still really good. The only game that wants me to get my psp fixed (menu bar malfunctioning, screen going black randomly). While the Solid series have a somewhat nonsensical story they went bat shit insane wiht Ac!d. Wish it wold come out on PSN

Patapon 1 and 2: Best rhythm games out there. Great art style and simple but challenging gameplay. pata pata pata pon!

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#17 Edited by casper_ (915 posts) -

Great port of guilty gear if you want a good fighter. The control scheme works really well on the psp too. Also disgaea 2 has a ton more content on the psp!

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#18 Posted by topsteer (742 posts) -

@angouri: I would love for it to come out over here in some form but I have kinda given up on finishing that story.

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#19 Posted by egg (1666 posts) -

Mega Man Powered Up and Fat Princess are 2 of the best PSP games.

Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition, Need for Speed Carbon Own the City, and Test Drive Unlimited are each open world.

Pursuit Force is very good but very hard. Pursuit Force Extreme Justice is a bit easier.

Juiced Eliminator

Medal of Honor Heroes

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#20 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5924 posts) -

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is amazing.

seriously one of the best RPGs of the last 5 years

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#21 Edited by Oodli (246 posts) -

If you have any interest in the Metal Slug series there is the anthology on the PSP which consists of Metal Slug 1-6.

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#22 Posted by Damodar (2174 posts) -

Lots of good ones have already been mentioned, so I'll just say that the Ace Combat games on PSP are surprisingly good.

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#23 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (402 posts) -

Patapon 2 and fuck er'rything else.

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#24 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

Powered Up and Maverick Hunter X if you're a Mega Man fan, Daxter is good and ridiculously cheap, as in like $2, and I had tons of fun with the Battlefront games on there.

Oh yeah, and Power Stone Collection because those games kick ass.

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#25 Edited by JJOR64 (19693 posts) -

I enjoyed Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles, Ridge Racer, Burnout Legends, and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep on there.

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#26 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2980 posts) -

Crisis core

Person 3 Portable

Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles

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#27 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

Originally released for GameBoy Advance but was re-released for PSP, Yggdra Union.

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#28 Edited by egg (1666 posts) -

@damodar said:

Lots of good ones have already been mentioned, so I'll just say that the Ace Combat games on PSP are surprisingly good.

argh, I forgot those

I would recommend Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

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#29 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

You should get some Ps1 games on your psp they play well.

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#30 Edited by dgdeepak000 (1 posts) -

Also, I would like to add some titles here:

  • Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai
  • Assassin's Creed - Bloodlines
  • WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2011
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Metal Gear Solid - Peace Walker
  • Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai Another Road
  • Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII
  • Mortal Kombat - Unchained
  • Call of Duty - Roads to Victory
  • Pro Evolution Soccer

I like these titles and users could find more games this PPSSPP Games list: https://techshali.com/best-ppsspp-games/

Hope it helps users!

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#32 Posted by Kraznor (1633 posts) -

Five years and no one said Work Time Fun. I thought it was basically agreed upon by all Giant Bomb enthusiasts that the PSP essentially came into being so this miraculous piece of software could be experienced. It is a miracle and worth digging out that dusty old PSP for.

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#33 Posted by Puchiko (846 posts) -

Metal Gear Acid 1 and 2. If you don't care for the absurd story, its still a fun card battling turn based strategy game.

Also as many others have said, Crisis Core.