The PlayStation Portable (or popularly known as PSP) is the most successful handheld Sony ever made.
It is successful not because of its unique features, but because of the AAA titles, such as God of War series, GTA series, Metal Gear series, and many others.
For those of you who played this must-have handheld in the past (or even still playing it), I know that you want to know the best PSP games of all time.
Some of you will probably remember (or even still own) some of the games mentioned on this list.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best PSP games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
See also: Best PS3 Games of All Time
So here you go.
#99. Metal Gear Acid
#98. ATV Offroad Fury Pro
#97. Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel
#96. Star Ocean: First Departure
#95. Dead Head Fred
#94. World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
#93. Brave Story: New Traveler
#92. Tiger Woods PGA Tour
#91. Metal Slug Anthology
#90. Silent Hill: Origins
#89. Mercury Meltdown
#88. Gradius Collection
#87. NBA Live 06
#86. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
#85. Twisted Metal: Head-On
#84. Midnight Club: LA Remix
#83. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
#82. Crimson Gem Saga
#81. Def Jam: Fight for NY: The Takeover
#79. Killzone: Liberation
#78. Tomb Raider: Anniversary
#77. Field Commander
#76. SSX On Tour
#75. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy
#74. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
#73. Metal Gear Acid 2
#72. Ys: The Oath in Felghana
#71. SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
#70. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
#69. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2
#68. Rock Band Unplugged
#66. Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
#65. Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
#64. Worms: Open Warfare 2
#63. Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX
#62. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
#61. Ys Seven
#60. Lumines II
#59. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
#58. The Warriors
#57. MotorStorm Arctic Edge
#56. Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
#55. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
#54. Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman
#53. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo
#52. Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
#51. WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006
#50. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
#49. Gitaroo Man Lives!
#48. Sid Meier’s Pirates!
#45. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee
#44. Tekken 6
#43. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
#42. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
#41. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
#40. OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
#39. Space Invaders Extreme
#38. Resistance: Retribution
#37. Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Remix
#36. Mega Man Powered Up
#35. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2
#34. MLB 06: The Show
#33. Wipeout Pulse
#32. Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
#31. Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
#30. Valkyria Chronicles II
#29. Half-Minute Hero
#28. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
#27. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
#25. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
#24. Patapon 2
#23. Virtua Tennis: World Tour
#21. Jeanne d’Arc
#19. LocoRoco 2
#18. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
#17. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
#16. God of War: Ghost of Sparta
#15. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
#14. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe
#12. Burnout Legends
#11. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
#10. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a portable update to 1997’s turn-based strategy game Final Fantasy Tactics – an undisputed classic that gave birth to the world of Ivalice.
In this first title of the Ivalice Alliance, players take center stage as the events of an epic conflict threaten to destroy the lands and peoples of Ivalice – the same world featured in such classic titles as Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions features PSP system-exclusive content such as stunning CG sequences, powerful new jobs, a widescreen presentation, head-to-head multiplayer, new storyline elements, and an all-new English translation.
#9. Wipeout Pure
The Wipeout series makes its debut on the PSP with Wipeout Pure.
Like previous installments, Pure takes you to a futuristic world of combat racing.
On each track, you can pick up high-tech weapons and power-ups to help you push your craft ahead of the competition.
Explore all-new environments while listening to an up-tempo soundtrack featuring various artists.
You can download additional music, extra circuits, new craft, and personalized skins.
Wipeout Pure features both single-player challenges and eight-player tournaments via Wi-Fi.
#8. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
The world’s greatest fighting game is back with new characters, new stages, new features and new moves.
The entire Dark Resurrection arcade game remastered and enhanced.
Upload your score online and download “Ghost” A.I.s trained by other players.
#7. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
The creators of Final Fantasy Tactics bring you the next evolution in Tactics games from Square Enix in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together!
A dream team lead by Yasumi Matsuno has reunited to bring a perfect vision of their lost tale of political intrigue, conquest, and rebellion to vivid life.
Experience an epic story where your choices determine the fate of the Walister Resistance.
#6. Ridge Racer
Get ready for the next entry in the Ridge Racer series.
Ridge Racers for the PSP maintains the series’ trademark drift-based handling and introduces enhanced car design and 24 intense circuits.
In addition to new tracks, the game includes courses from previous Ridge Racer games, such as Seaside Route 765, Crimsonrock Pass, and Greenpeak Highlands.
Beat the clock in the time attack mode or test your racing skills against up to eight players in wireless battle mode.
#5. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker marks the return of the world-renowned stealth-action series.
Hand-crafted by series creator Hideo Kojima, the all-new sequel delivers an original game design, story, and scenario as it picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the PlayStation 2 leaves off.
Bust blocks, solve puzzles, and play wirelessly with your friends.
In Lumines, your objective is to clear the screen by connecting blocks of like colors together.
A timeline wipes away your solid-color creations, which can also initiate combos and link moves.
See if you have what it takes to advance through 24 levels, each with its own musical theme and sound effects.
Lumines features four gameplay modes, including single-player and multiplayer.
#3. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an entirely original entry into the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, and brings a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.
Players navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate, delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true trademark of the franchise.
#2. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next.
As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power–Persona–and protect humanity from impending doom.
Will you live to see the light of day?
#1. God of War: Chains of Olympus
Before he waged war on the gods… he was forced to serve them.
The ancient world speaks of a mortal that slayed a God.
But long before his battle with Ares, Kratos sought absolution from his past sins by pledging himself as a champion to the Gods.
These brutal crusades in the name of Olympus became legendary.
The Ghost of Sparta is now ordered by the Gods to journey the underworld, after the world plunges into darkness.
There he must face the most feared creatures of Greek Mythology and is forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction.
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