Game Releases by Score

God of War: Chains of Olympus 1.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

Platform: PSP
March 4, 2008
[Metacritic's 2008 PSP Game of the Year] Unleash the power of the Gods and embark on a merciless quest as Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior driven to destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with lethal double chainblades, Kratos must carve through mythology's darkest creatures including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solving intricate puzzles in breathtaking environments. Driven by pure revenge, nothing can stop Kratos from achieving absolution. [SCEA]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.6
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 2.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Platform: PSP
October 20, 2009
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.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.4
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable 3.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

Platform: PSP
July 5, 2010
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? Maximum Persona 3--The RPG that captured critics and fans alike achieves a new level of excellence. Built upon an enhanced version of the game, players will find numerous significant improvements, including the addition of Skill Cards, part-time jobs, a total of five difficulty settings (ranging from the newcomer-friendly "beginner" to the ultra-hardcore "maniac"), and most importantly, the ability to directly control your teammates in battle. Gain a whole new perspective--The choice of your protagonist's sex at the start of the game has a dramatic impact on the game's intricate social dynamics. Persona 3 veterans will get a kick out of playing through the story from a new female perspective, gaining new Social Links, special events, and unique romantic opportunities. Slick system enhancements--Improved playability permeates every aspect of the gameplay experience. One-button menu shortcuts, streamlined team equipment changes, incredibly short load times, and other tweaks and enhancements create an ideal pace for portable gaming. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.4
Lumines 4.

Lumines

Platform: PSP
March 22, 2005
Bust blocks, groove through puzzles, and jam wirelessly with friends. Stack 'em right and you'll unlock lush looks and buttery beats. Want to be lumines? Just let the music guide you. Advance through 24 action-packed levels, each with its own musical theme and sound effects. 4 gameplay modes including single-player and multiplayer ensure varied and lengthy gameplay. Time attacks, duels, and puzzle challenges await! Unlock new customizable skins and avatars as you progress. Flaunt your progress in multiplayer mode; push your opponent right off the screen. Challenge yourself, or go head to head with an opponent via wireless multiplayer functionality. Listen as the jam intensifies depending on your skills. Stack 'em and crack 'em to unlock the best beats and score high points. Combo and link for best results. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.8
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 5.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Platform: PSP
June 8, 2010
METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER takes the series in an exciting new direction with incredible visuals, as it sheds new light on well-known adversaries and allies, along with a wealth of new characters. In true METAL GEAR SOLID tradition, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER drops the player into a series of hostile scenarios, as a terrible plan for world domination is revealed. In addition to solo operations, players can team up via the game's multi-player CO-OPS (CO-operative OPerationS) mode. This extends to key gameplay advances, with players administering medical help to colleagues, sharing munitions, or providing cover for each other using the Snake formation to cover each other's blind spots. [Konami]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Wipeout Pure 6.

Wipeout Pure

Platform: PSP
March 16, 2005
The latest and the greatest in the seminal WipEout series, "Pure" distils the essence of anti-gravity racing and futuristic adrenaline-fuelled combat. Hi-tech weapons, hi-octane speed and a high-tempo dance soundtrack combine to deliver an explosive taste of the future directly into your hands. Features all-new environments and race craft plus a pumping soundtrack specially created for the game by a range of top artists. Post launch downloads give you access to extra circuits, new craft, personalized skins and additional music. Go head-to-head full-screen in 8-player tournaments via WiFi. [SCEA]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions 7.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Platform: PSP
October 9, 2007
[Metacritic's 2007 PSP Game of the Year] Originally released in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a portable update on the classic turn-based strategy game that gave birth to the world of Ivalice. In development exclusively for the PSP system, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The Lion War features PSP system exclusive content not found on the original classic including all-new CG sequences, all-new jobs, new 16:9 widescreen presentation, new head-to-head multiplayer and new storyline elements that refine the genesis of the IVALICE ALLIANCE. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.1
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 8.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Platform: PSP
October 24, 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is an entirely new game in the Grand Theft Auto series and brings a mobile dimension to this epic experience. The original storyline and all new missions take place in Liberty City, featuring the interactive, open environment, voice talent and diverse music that have become pioneering trademarks of the series. [Rockstar]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
Tekken: Dark Resurrection 9.

Tekken: Dark Resurrection

Platform: PSP
July 25, 2006
TEKKEN: Dark Resurrection arrives on the PSP. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast such as Jin, Heihachi, Paul and Law in the battle to be crowned King of the Iron Fist Tournament. An all-new intro movie lets you dive into the midst of the world of TEKKEN, this time with ad-hoc multiplayer mode to fight against friends as well as more items to customize your favorite characters. The beauty of TEKKEN is re-created on the handheld console, delivering one of the most realistic graphics on a handheld platform. A variety of destructible objects pump up the action on 19 stages. Play as one of over 30 characters, including classics Jin, Heihachi, Paul, Law and more. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast with all-new fight styles and moves. Collecting victories to lead your character to become king rewards you with ending movies for each character. Use your fight money to customize your characters – with more than double the items seen in TEKKEN 5. Using Wi-Fi connectivity of the PSP platform, you can battle against your friends – take your customized, original character against theirs and let the battle unfold. Mini-games provide a little breather from heart-pumping fighting action for more fun against friends. [Namco]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Ridge Racer 10.

Ridge Racer

Platform: PSP
March 22, 2005
(Also known as "Ridge Racers") Featuring the best loved race courses from arcade classic Rave Racer and the entire Ridge Racer series, 24 circuits of breakneck speed and exhilaration stand between you and racing glory. Beat the clock in Time Attack Mode or test your racing skills against up to 8 players in WiFi compatible Wireless Battle Mode. Features reworked and enhanced car design, complete with trademark Ridge Racer series drift handling. Drive in style and rise through the ranks to unlock hidden bonuses in World Tour Mode. Featuring 24 breathtaking courses, the most in any Ridge Racer game, including old favourites Seaside Route 765, Crimsonrock Pass and Greenpeak Highlands. [Namco]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
Jeanne d'Arc 11.

Jeanne d'Arc

Platform: PSP
August 21, 2007
The Jeanne d'Arc story begins far in the past, when a great war was waged by mankind against demonic armies attempting to invade the human world. During that time, five brave heroes created armlets to restrain the demon gods. In a quest to turn back the rueful army, a young crusader named Jeanne is commanded by mysterious voices to use the power of the magical armlet to seal away the demon king and recover her homeland once and for all. Set among sprawling fields, battle-torn villages, and intricate dungeons, Jeanne d'Arc unfolds through more than 40 expansive and highly detailed environments, where players will engage in the pursuit of France's resurgence. Players control up to 14 characters throughout the journey, including humans and beasts, as they battle a variety of enemies in the quest to turn back the English domination. Jeanne d'Arc delivers a strategic, turn-based battle system where players engage in unique team attacks and defensive schemes, using multiple characters' skills in combination to create devastating strikes. Further adding to the depth of play, each character has access to one of eight weapon types that are also upgradeable as players' progress through the game. Additionally, players can customize their characters with more than 150 different skills and abilities throughout the game. [SCEA]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 12.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Platform: PSP
February 14, 2011
Warring clans struggle for supremacy over the Valerian Isles in this tactical role-playing game.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror 13.

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

Platform: PSP
March 14, 2006
Assume the role of Gabe Logan, a highly-trained Precision Strike Operative, commanding a black box United States Agency that legally doesn't exist. Gabe finds himself dealing with a beautiful woman from his past who harbors a shocking secret while he battles the Red Section, a para-military group in possession of Project Dark Mirror, a next-generation weapon of mass destruction. Using Precision Strike Tactics, advanced vision technology, and the latest in high-tech weaponry, Logan and his team perform surgical strike missions - too sensitive for a military response, too dangerous for civilian intelligence forces. Through the role of Gabe, players will have to be quick to strategize, as he is responsible to infiltrate, recon and execute decisively. Once inserted, Logan is his own authority - he must make life and death decisions, quickly choosing which course of action to take.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 14.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Platform: PSP
December 5, 2006
An all-new action game in Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops jumps into the stealth action genre on the PSP system with an original storyline that follows the events of "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" and innovative online play that lets gamers recruit their own comrades to form a unique fighting force. Providing the missing pieces to the puzzle of the Metal Gear saga, players learn more about their favorite characters and how the events of later Metal Gear games were set into motion while experiencing breakthrough online play that lets gamers utilize all aspects of the PSP systems' infrastructure functionality. [Konami]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness 15.

Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness

Platform: PSP
October 30, 2007
Knife-wielding penguin henchmen that double as grenades. A rotten adolescent prince of darkness determined to rule the netherworld by hook or by crook. An open-ended structure that encourages players to keep playing the game and developing their characters long after the main storyline is finished.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Velocity 16.

Velocity

Platform: PSP
May 1, 2012
In 2212 the distant star Vilio exploded into a red giant, sending an electromagnetic pulse surging into our deep space mining ships, colony cruisers and Special Forces fighters, knocking out their primary power. Now the star is beginning to collapse into a black hole, pulling our stranded fleets to their doom! To make things worse, our warring neighbors have seen reward in our misfortune and have deployed scavengers to prey upon our people. Only one craft is capable of a rescue mission, the Quarp Jet - a spacecraft capable of teleportation. Take control of the world's first quantum teleport craft in this innovative shooter, using a range of teleport controls to outsmart enemies, solve action based puzzles and rescue helpless survivors from their deep space hideaways! You must hurry; the black hole isn't getting any smaller... [FuturLab]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
LittleBigPlanet 17.

LittleBigPlanet

Platform: PSP
November 17, 2009
Step into LittleBigPlanet and discover a world of endless possibilities, where imagination is everything. Whatever you can see, you can enhance. And whatever you don’t see, you can invent. All you need is curiosity, creativity and a thirst for fun: LittleBigPlanet provides the rest! Set off with Sackboy to explore an incredible array of environments, where every object is ripe for investigation and interaction. Overcome all manner of bamboozling obstacles to gain the skills you need to build your own unique creations, then share them with the world. LittleBigPlanet brings the revolutionary PlayStation 3 hit to PSP in stunning style. Featuring the same iconic look and ground-breaking game design, with LittleBigPlanet for PSP, the power of play is in your hands. [SCEE]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.8
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe 18.

PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe

Platform: PSP
September 30, 2009
The addictive world of PixelJunk Monsters goes on the move with the arrival of PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe. Combining the popular PlayStation 3 original strategy title with its follow-up expansion pack, Encore, PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe boasts all the gameplay of its PS3 counterpart with fresh new content and added portability. Defend your forest brood against an onslaught of monsters by building towers which automatically fire on your enemies. Make sure your placement and strategy is sound, or your helpless children will find themselves as a quick snack for the nasty encroaching creatures. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe features a new island with 11 stages, unique monsters and bosses, a Medal challenge mode, Medal room (with movie player, gallery and sound player) and more. [SCEE]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Burnout Legends 19.

Burnout Legends

Platform: PSP
September 13, 2005
Burnout Legends sets the bar for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series’ trademark speed, destruction and depth with new PSP-only features, gameplay refinements and connectivity. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit, with white-knuckle multiplayer via WiFi, and a GameShare option allowing players to wirelessly share a demo level of the game with friends. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Patapon 20.

Patapon

Platform: PSP
February 26, 2008
For years the Patapon tribe has lived in the desolate frontier, driven from their home by the evil Zigoton army. Behind the Patapons' cute exterior, lies a fierce warrior spirit that can only be commanded by the beat of their God’s war drum. They wait for the day that the "Almighty" will return, to lead them against their enemies and bring them back to their homeland. Finally, their wait has come to an end as the drums of war are heard once again. Rhythm and Action Collide – Master up to six different drumbeats to command the Patapon troops to march, attack, defend, power up, retreat, and use magic. Combine the various chains of drumbeats to address each unique level, leading the Patapons to victory over the Zigoton enemy forces. Strategic Gaming – Patapon delivers a strong element of strategy by requiring players to properly customize and build up the Patapon army, arm each soldier with particular weapons and armor, and position them correctly for battle. Mission Variety – Take part in more than 30 specific missions including hunting, escort, and boss battles, and explore numerous vivid environments along the way. Players will discover and access more than 100 items and weapons throughout the adventure. Unique Art Style – French graphic artist Rolito, noted for his abstract art style seen in collectible toys, animation, and websites, lends his skills to create a variety of unique characters and environments, bringing the Patapon world to life. Mini-Games – Five music-based mini-games allow players to earn bonuses and upgrades to further customize the Patapon warriors. Music – Captivating and dramatic original music builds dynamically as players march and encounter enemy battles throughout each level. [SCEA]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
God of War: Ghost of Sparta 21.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Platform: PSP
November 2, 2010
Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a single-player game that allows players to take on the powerful role of Spartan warrior Kratos. This new adventure picks up after God of War concludes, telling the story of Kratos' ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid himself of the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must embark on a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds, and finally answer long-awaited questions about his dark past. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, he will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 22.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Platform: PSP
October 31, 2006
Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, its growth fueled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from foundations of crime and betrayal. As a soldier, Vic Vance always protected his dysfunctional family, his country, himself. One bad decision later and that job is about to get much harder. Kicked out onto the streets of a city between glamour and gluttony, Vic is faced with a stark choice - build an empire or be crushed. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Daxter 23.

Daxter

Platform: PSP
March 14, 2006
Daxter is centered around the world of the lovable orange ottsel made popular in the Jak and Daxter franchise. The story unfolds as Daxter searches for Jak, who was imprisoned during the events that led to the start of "Jak II." Daxter, now on his own in an unfamiliar place, quickly realizes that being small and furry won't help his chances of survival. To help stamp out a mysterious metalbug infestation, Daxter takes on a job as a pest exterminator, enabling him to explore parts of Haven City in an effort to collect the clues that will lead him to Jak. Daxter allows gamers to play from his perspective offering a distinctive set of moves with agile abilities that allows players to climb walls, creep up on enemies, fit in small places and maneuver vehicles. Taking a job as a pest exterminator, to fight an ongoing invasion of metal-bugs, Daxter comes equip with gadgets to rid the city of these metal nuisances. Get close up and personal by using your flimsy bug swatter to squash an army of attacking insects or your spray gun to hover around a variety of environments while picking up various upgrades. [SCEA]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow 24.

Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Platform: PSP
October 2, 2007
We find Gabe Logan once again using a combination of stealth and "run-and-gun" gameplay as he is called into action when a dangerous new technology is hijacked by a criminal extremist group. In a story that takes him from the depths of the Indian Ocean to the deserts of the Middle East, Gabe is faced with the possibility that his long time partner, Lian Xing is a double agent. Logan's Shadow is complete with a variety of combat mechanics including the ability to force enemies into cover with "blind-fire", an advanced melee system that allows Gabe to use enemies as human shields, and 360 degree underwater combat. For the first time in the franchise "interactive moments" have been added for increased player interaction, such as airlifting debris and escaping wrist restraints. Returning to the franchise are buddy missions which have been enhanced with a variety of new objectives. [SCEA]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Tetris 25.

Tetris

Platform: PSP
October 1, 2009
[PSP Minis] Tetris on the PSP.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters 26.

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

Platform: PSP
February 13, 2007
While on a much needed vacation, Ratchet and Clank's rest and relaxation time is suddenly cut short as they soon find themselves lured into a mysterious quest. Following the trail of a kidnapped girl, Ratchet and Clank rediscover a forgotten race of genius inventors known as the Technomites. They soon uncover a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined. Featuring new and returning weapons and gadgets, including the Shocker, Agents of Doom and Shrink Ray, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters packs all of the combat and destruction fans have come to expect from the series. Players can utilize the all-new customizable armor system themed for various gameplay to gain upgrades and advance through challenging action-packed areas. Gain access to different vehicles to compete in races and combat enemies in intense battlefield missions. With wireless multiplayer gaming, up to four players can connect for intense combat and head-to-head action. [SCEA]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Virtua Tennis: World Tour 27.

Virtua Tennis: World Tour

Platform: PSP
October 7, 2005
Virtua Tennis World Tour features three core gameplay modes: World Tour, in which players travel the globe using a custom-created character to win cash; Exhibition, where players can take control of a pro tennis all-star for one-off matches; and Tournament, which puts players in knockout sessions where only the best will see victory. Play up against the best in the world or play as a star and challenge fellow professional players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Tim Henman, among others. Four unique court surfaces to play on. Play around the world on hard court, clay, grass and carpet. Multiplayer Wi-Fi function: Competition with other PSP system owners for up to four players. Three different play modes: World Tour, Exhibition and Tournament. Create your own player: Accessorise your character with the virtual cash you win in tournaments. [Sega]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Blast Off 28.

Blast Off

Platform: PSP
November 24, 2009
[PSP Minis] Blast Off is an interstellar arcade game featuring gravity fields, lost astronauts and bizarre planetary systems. Use your rocket ship to rescue astronauts and carry them through the warpgate to safety. But be careful! The ever-present force of gravity can help you on your journey, but can also bring you crashing down. [Halfbrick]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
FIFA Soccer 09 29.

FIFA Soccer 09

Platform: PSP
October 13, 2008
Hundreds of new animation sequences and a new collision detection system with 360 degree coverage enable players to behave according to their physical attributes. Player speed, direction and strength now determine everything from the severity of the collision to the outcome of possession. Plus, contact occurs with shoulders, arms and legs. Stronger players possess the strength to knock down smaller players or use their body and arms to shield the ball in challenges. Changes to the animation system reward the skillful gamer during one-on-one situations between attackers and defenders. Tuned acceleration attributes enable swifter players to possess quicker first steps and gain advantage in sprints. Plus, four new skill moves -- scoop turns, rainbow flicks, heel-to-heel knocks and ball rolls – give you a total of 32 tricks in your arsenal to perform just like Ronaldinho. From the moment you step onto the pitch, FIFA 09 challenges you to think and react like a real football player through the popular feature innovation Be A Pro -- now expanded to multiple seasons and featuring the unique Be A Pro camera that tracks your player, re-creating the excitement and rush of racing in on goal. In Be A Pro: Seasons you choose a professional player and then develop his skills at a single outfield position. Complete individual challenges to develop your player attributes and win glory for the squad. Enjoy top football action at your own level of ability with new Smart Play controls. Passionate football fans new to gaming can play like a professional, controlling only the shooting and passing using a two-button control system and gradually mastering all of the controls as they become adept. With new smart play controls and an assist from the AI, gamers can learn at their own pace and still play entertaining matches with more advanced players. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse 30.

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

Platform: PSP
October 18, 2005
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt. [Activision]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Half-Minute Hero 31.

Half-Minute Hero

Platform: PSP
October 13, 2009
As the last wandering sage and final hope for humanity, it is up to the protagonist to somehow transcend time and death to unite these legends and their unique powers in one last battle against the ultimate evil lord. Fast-paced Action for Instant Gratification - A fresh new way to play games, clearing stages in 30-second intervals. Four Completely Different and Unique Game Play Modes - Four distinct storylines and modes that encompass an action RPG, a shooter, an escort mission, and a strategy game, keep the gameplay fresh and varied. [Xseed]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 32.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Platform: PSP
March 20, 2007
Set in the Warlords universe, Puzzle Quest challenges gamers to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero to save the land of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. In order to advance, players battle in turn-based, head-to-head "match-three" style puzzle games in one of three distinct gameplay modes: Single-player allows gamers to battle against the computer AI as they embark on over 150 challenging quests, Instant Action allows gamers to jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level-up characters without participating in quests, and Multiplayer allows gamers to battle live opponents via wireless connectivity. Victory will advance the player’s hero, magical arsenal, creature companions and more - ultimately rewarding gamers at nearly every turn and providing endless hours of replayablity. [D3Publisher of America]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Space Invaders Extreme 33.

Space Invaders Extreme

Platform: PSP
June 17, 2008
New Look: The classic design of the original SPACE INVADERS, now with revamped graphics and new background movies that add to the game’s excitement. New Music: Get in the groove with up-beat techno tunes that are synched to gameplay. New Mini-Games: Experience varied gameplay with mini-games (Rounds) that are launched mid-game – they add to the fun, and are a good way to rack up points. New Twists: Discover exciting twists to the classic game that provide swift, fast-paced game play. New Multiplayer Element: Battle against a friend with the all-new multiplayer element, available on both platforms. [Taito]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.1
LocoRoco 34.

LocoRoco

Platform: PSP
September 5, 2006
LocoRoco is an innovative 2D platform/action game available exclusively for the PSP. Featuring unique controls utilizing the "L" and "R" shoulder buttons, players are tasked with controlling via "tilting or bumping" the landscape of the LocoRoco in order to help them navigate through the level and keep them out of harm's way. With more than 40 stages, players control and guide the LocoRoco through vibrant, thriving and lush worlds filled with slippery slopes, swing ropes , and more. Featuring six different types of LocoRoco that include their own voices and actions, players will be enchanted by captivating music that communicates the joyous world of these LocoRoco. In addition, LocoRoco features the rewarding LocoHouse, three mini-games , and wireless features. The peaceful world of the LocoRoco are under attack by the not-so-nice Moja Corps. These evil outer space creatures want nothing but to capture the blissful LocoRoco and take them from their land of blowing flowers, lively creatures and pastel scenery. As the planet where the LocoRoco inhabit, players must tilt, roll and bounce the LocoRoco to safety. [SCEA]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
MLB 06: The Show 35.

MLB 06: The Show

Platform: PSP
February 28, 2006
MLB '06: The Show for the PSP suits up for the season with the all-new Career Mode for gamers to create a player and take them out to play anytime, anywhere, and a Season Mode that now offers multiple seasons. Users can choose their favorite team, play the regular season, advance to the playoffs, be crowned the World Series Champion and even create their own dynasty. With the new Historical Greats option, nostalgic fans of America's Pastime players can go up against baseball legends. For gamers on the go, MLB '06: The Show offers multiplayer gameplay, either locally via Ad Hoc Mode or across the nation via Infrastructure Mode. Additionally, sports fanatics can utilize the new online news service to get the latest MLB news feeds online or save them to the Memory Stick Duo and review them offline at their convenience. [SCEA]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 36.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Platform: PSP
September 12, 2006
LEGO Star Wars II takes the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play pattern and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to Luke's final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. Because it's LEGO style, you can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on PS2, Xbox and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play mode -- that's more than 100 total characters. Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play mode, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an adaptive difficulty option and more. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Crush 37.

Crush

Platform: PSP
May 29, 2007
Unique to its genre, Crush introduces a valuable new puzzle gaming experience that is wholly suited to the PSP system. Set within a complex, hypnotic 3D world, players use the game's unique crush mechanic to "crush" the environment and transform it into a more simplified 2D platformer. Once flattened, players utilize the 2D space to move to new areas to solve otherwise impossible challenges, and unlock secret items that were previously unobtainable in the 3D environment. Players then "uncrush" the 2D environment and return to the 3D world. Designed for a wide and varied audience, Crush tells the story of Dan, a man with a lifetime of unresolved issues and bottled up emotions that has turned him into a nervous insomniac who is too tired to turn his life around. Desperate for a cure, he turns to hypnosis. It is during this state that he is given one last chance to sort through the wreckage of his past, before he loses the last thing he has – his sanity. [Sega]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 38.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Platform: PSP
March 24, 2008
Square Enix is brings this role-playing game to the PSP the fourth installment in their Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series which includes the movie "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children," the game "Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII" for PS2, and "Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII" for mobile devices.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
MLB 08: The Show 39.

MLB 08: The Show

Platform: PSP
March 4, 2008
MLB 08 The Show promises to provide fans with the most realistic baseball experience to date with innovations such as a more immersive Road to The Show mode, enabling gamers to play both offense and defense from the created player’s perspective. Providing players with some additional performance incentives, the MLB franchise introduces the new Progressive Batting Performance feature, which both rewards players for superior performance and penalize them for hitting slumps. Specific to each individual batter, players are rewarded with slight contact bonuses, or punished with slight decreases in contact, based on how that batter that performs beyond his "natural ability" while under user control. Adding to the online feature set, which includes customizable Online League Play with up to 30 teams, scrolling MLB Score Ticker and more, MLB 08 The Show introduces SCOUT (SportsConnect Online User Tracking), which allows gamers to set and store their game preferences on the MLB server, and enables the system to look for a Quick Match with opponents that fits similar competitive criteria. [SCEA]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
FIFA Soccer 10 40.

FIFA Soccer 10

Platform: PSP
October 20, 2009
On the pitch, critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA Soccer 10 mirrors real-world soccer, providing more sophisticated ball control, and physical interaction between players. In addition, players now move, behave and position themselves more realistically. On attack, players analyze space more effectively, curve their runs in an attempt to stay onside, create passing lanes naturally, and drive for more variety in attacking options. On defense, new concepts like position priority enable defenders to multitask so dangerous spaces left open by teammates out of position are covered. Plus, slide tackle targeting, press marking, and better-urgency clearance logic provide new options that make defending a tactical skill in FIFA Soccer 10. In goal, a myriad of improvements and refinements to goalkeeper intelligence result in a more responsive and powerful rushing system and ultra-realistic saves. Better balance on lofted through balls, improved goalkeeper intelligence, more realistic shooting mechanics with less shots hitting the goal posts, a practice arena to perfect skills, and a more immersive soccer experience through continuous play and quick free kicks are just a few of the issues raised by fans and addressed in FIFA Soccer 10. Three new innovations revealed today at E3 have been developed to change the player control experience in FIFA Soccer 10. The first-ever true 360 degree dribbling system gives players finer control of the ball, enabling them to find spaces between defenders that previously were not possible. Using an all-new animation technology, skilled dribblers now have the ability to face the defender and use highly responsive lateral dribbling to skip past him. An innovative concept called Freedom in Physical Play enables players to perform wider dribble touches and new collision sharing creates a varied, less predictable, and extended fight for possession between the dribbler and a defender. FIFA Soccer 10 also features a deeper iteration of the ever-popular Manager Mode with more than 50 major improvements, including new match realism, realistic player transfers based on multiple decision points, and true-to-life player growth curves. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days 41.

Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days

Platform: PSP
September 8, 2009
Get a dose of hyper reality as you can discover what the outside world is like at the very same time as Rozalin! Enjoy the all-new Axel Chapters, as you get a glimpse of what makes a Dark Hero tick. Now you can take the fight to Overlord Zenon wherever you want to go! [NIS America]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Valkyria Chronicles II 42.

Valkyria Chronicles II

Platform: PSP
August 30, 2010
The story of Valkyria Chronicles 2 takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution. [Sega]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix 43.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix

Platform: PSP
March 23, 2005
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix takes players on an all new skating blitzkrieg where they embark on the ultimate road trip from Tony Hawk's Underground 2 in addition to wreaking havoc in four never-before-seen city-levels - Las Vegas, Atlanta, Kyoto and Santa Cruz -- that feature original goals, level changing events and unlockable characters. For the first time, players can live the Tony Hawk console gaming experience on a handheld device as they join either Tony Hawk or Bam Margera on a World Destruction Tour where they nail insane tricks with lightning speed or slow motion focus control, pull off mischievous pranks, and conquer sick terrain through 13 single-player levels, or face off against up to three friends in 10 wireless multiplayer games. Players can import their picture onto the PSP via any memory stick and map their face to create their own personalized game character in an instant. [Activision]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Wipeout Pulse 44.

Wipeout Pulse

Platform: PSP
February 12, 2008
As is tradition with the series, gamers trench race at high speeds in futuristic vehicles outfitted with weapons. New to the franchise with Pulse is a mag-strip, a part of the track that locks the vehicles onto the track, allowing them to race through loops, 90-degree-angled parts of the track, and steep drops. The game features seven different modes, wireless support, 24 new tracks, and eight teams (including one called EG-X). Downloadable content is available immediately upon release. The game's soundtrack features tracks from Stanton Warriors, Loco Dice, and Mason, but players can opt to play their own MP3 files from a memory stick.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Sega Genesis Collection 45.

Sega Genesis Collection

Platform: PSP
November 16, 2006
(Known as "Sega Mega Drive Collection" in the UK/EU) SEGA Genesis Collection features over 30 titles including, Altered Beast, Sonic The Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Phantasy Star, and the original SEGA Genesis version of Golden Axe. SEGA Genesis Collection also features numerous unlockable items that delve into the soul of the Genesis including interviews with the original developers that created the games featured in the collection, a museum area with interesting facts about the games, a hint area to help gamers complete their favorite SEGA Genesis games, and SEGA arcade games from the Genesis era. [Sega]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 46.

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2

Platform: PSP
June 3, 2008
(Also known as "Everybody's Golf 2") Step out of the clubhouse and onto the open tee with Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2. The classic, entertaining golf franchise returns to the PSP with new quirky characters, beautiful courses and a huge variety of customizable options that enable you to take your golf game wherever you go. Tee off in Hot Shots tournaments up to 16 players. 12 exotic courses - Play on tropical islands, the arid desert, beside snow-capped mountains and along the coast. In-depth character customization with more than 320 options. Experience the fun of Hot Shots Golf with the widely acclaimed classic game play. Tee off locally with up to 8 players and settle the score via Ad Hoc either head-to-head or in tournament play. Upgrade your clubs and golf balls to execute more accurate shots, longer drives, tighter approach shots and perfect putts. [Sony]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
MLB 07: The Show 47.

MLB 07: The Show

Platform: PSP
February 27, 2007
MLB 07 The Show for the PSP system continues to be a fan favorite with its core features and ability to play anytime, anywhere, on the go. Plus, sports fanatics can utilize the PSP system's online news service to get the latest MLB news feeds online or save them to the Memory Stick Duo and review them offline at their convenience. [SCEA]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Mega Man Powered Up 48.

Mega Man Powered Up

Platform: PSP
March 14, 2006
Mega Man is on a quest to restore peace in the world after Dr. Wily takes control of several robots in hopes to rule the planet. Completely re-designed for the PSP with new bosses and puzzles to master, Mega Man Powered Up is the only action platformer that lets gamers create their own levels and share with friends. Totally redesigned level structure - every level features modified map structures as well as varied item locations. Intuitive level editor option allows endless possibilities. Players can design their own stages creating challenges that are only limited by their own imagination. Customize everything from enemy and object placement to music. Mega Man Challenge 100 – take a break from the main story mode by putting skills to the test in 100 different short stages, each with its own objectives and challenges. Play as any of the eight boss robots in the game – utilize their unique abilities and characteristics to zip past obstacles. [Capcom]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Tekken 6 49.

Tekken 6

Platform: PSP
November 24, 2009
Tekken 6 sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With a growing roster of fighters, each equipped with their own deadly techniques, martial art moves, and attack combinations, Tekken 6 promises to be the best "King of Iron Fist Tournament" yet. Adding to the already rich gaming experience, a deeper character customization feature will only enhance the incredible fighting intensity as players go mano-y-mano. Optimized for the PSP system, Tekken 6 not only contains all the explosive action of its home console brethren but also feature additional stages, content, items, and an ad-hoc multiplayer mode. Fighting amongst friends is encouraged as players can battle wirelessly against each other using original or fan favorite characters. Rounding out its list of impressive features is the return of the Ghost Infrastructure mode, which allows players to upload their "ghost" character data and download others' from the Internet onto their PSP system. When players have reached the height of their Tekken fighting skills, they will be able to see how they stack up against others through the game’s network support. [Namco Bandai Games]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 50.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo

Platform: PSP
November 8, 2005
SOCOM offers fans of the multi-million selling franchise all-new single-player and wireless multiplayer gaming missions in four different Areas of Operation (AO). Players are tasked with completing 14 unique, realistic international single-player missions, including Chile, which is a unique AO only available in the PSP release. As the SEAL commander, the player is supported by an AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. After successfully completing a level, players can replay the mission in an entirely new way through the "Instant Action" option, with different objectives, enemy and object placement. In addition, multiple players are able to form clans and take on their friends for team based high-action gameplay in SOCOM Fireteam Bravo via a Wi-Fi connection. [SCEA]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 51.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

Platform: PSP
September 7, 2010
Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds' safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters. Three youths - Terra, Ventus and Aqua - have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery. But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own - just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing. Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Sid Meier's Pirates! 52.

Sid Meier's Pirates!

Platform: PSP
January 22, 2007
In Sid Meier's Pirates!, a strategy/adventure game, players take the role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean – amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize a rightful place as one of the most revered and feared pirates in history. Players test their skills as a sea captain exploring the high seas and dueling in land and sea battles in a richly detailed 3D world. Additional features for the PSP system include wireless Ad-Hoc multiplayer for up to four players, widescreen graphics, new treasure hunts and more. [2K Games]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable 53.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable

Platform: PSP
March 10, 2010
This game is the ultimate 2D fighting game on the go! BlazBlue features all of the console modes—Arcade, Versus, Score Attack, Training, and Story…in addition to the all-new Shop and Legion modes, where you control your own party of fighters in an attempt to conquer the world of BlazBlue. [Aksys Games]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast 54.

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

Platform: PSP
April 25, 2006
OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast features a choice of 15 fully licensed Ferrari models, featuring the all-new F430 and F430 Spider, as well as the dazzling Superamerica and the stunning 550 Barchetta. Power your way across 15 new American themed environments from the "OutRun2 SP" arcade experience. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play, with up to 6 players for a thrilling head-to-head journey. [Sega]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Resistance: Retribution 55.

Resistance: Retribution

Platform: PSP
March 17, 2009
Set in the weeks after Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance: Retribution follows the story of former British Marine, James Grayson. After a personal tragedy – he is forced to kill his own brother inside a Chimeran conversion center – Grayson goes on a vendetta to destroy every conversion center he can find. Eventually Grayson learns that his efforts have been futile... in Western Europe the Chimera have evolved a new method of converting humans. The European resistance – the Maquis – enlist Grayson's help, and he joins Cartwright and Parker in Operation Overstrike. The war to retake the European continent has begun. A third person action-adventure game created specifically for PSP with an advanced third person targeting system designed specifically for the platform. Over 10 different types of enemies, including Chimera from Resistance 2 and Resistance: Fall of Man – including the Titan, Slipskull, Hybrids and Leapers – and all new enemies like the Hag and Cloven. Intense eight player multiplayer gameplay with five game modes including Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Containment and Assimilation available via ad-hoc and infrastructure. [SCEA]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Fieldrunners 56.

Fieldrunners

Platform: PSP
October 1, 2009
[PSP Minis] Descend into the world of Fieldrunners, the most anticipated and visually stunning game in mobile Tower Defense history! Defend and control the field using a diverse selection of upgradeable towers in a limitless adventure, using a wide array of tactics and strategies against countless waves of unique land and air combatants! Hours of entertainment and replayable challenges! Enjoy a growing experience through free content updates! Do you have what it takes to dominate the fieldrunners and rise to the top as the ultimate Tower Defense master? [Subatomic Studios]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.1
Race Driver 2006 57.

Race Driver 2006

Platform: PSP
June 6, 2006
The title, a massively expanded edition of the European PSP system title "TOCA Race Driver 2" comes complete with real performance cars, real damage, real physics, and intense pack racing with up to 21 cars on-screen competing for position. Plus, with WLAN multiplayer gaming modes enabling up to 12 players to race simultaneously and an all-new WLAN game mode, competitive racing has never been so aggressive or closely fought. Providing PSP system petrol heads with the most diverse range of insanely fast racing events ever seen in one game, players will get to compete in GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Rally, DTM, V8 Supercars, Global GT Lights, Rally Cross, Formula Ford, Open Wheel Grand Prix, Classic Car Racing, Super Truck racing, Stockcar Oval Racing, Ice-Racing, Convertible Racing, and Performance Car events. Over the European edition, Race Driver 2006 adds 10 all-new international tracks, such as Nashville Super Speedway and Shanghai, taking the total featured to a tarmac-melting 60+ circuits! More super-charged cars are also being featured, including the Buick Gran Sport 455, Pontiac Firebird Formula 400, Dodge Charger, Gemballa GTR 750 EVO, Koenig GT and Koenig GTD – giving players over 50 sensational machines to race. Designed especially for the PSP system gaming, a further race mode, the Trans-World Cup, delivers high-octane racing in short bursts making it perfect for gaming on the go. Through a variety of event-based challenges, including Time Trials and Skill Tests rather than a series of straight races, players must drive hard to become the World's No. 1 ranked racer. [Codemasters]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Where is My Heart? 58.

Where is My Heart?

Platform: PSP
November 8, 2011
In Where is my Heart? you play the story of a family of forest spirits. Their world gets broken up into fragments which you have to piece back together in your mind. Each of the three characters can transform into a magical creature along the way. The Rainbow Spirit allows you to rotate the world around and jump across space; the Bat King can see hidden platforms which only exist for him; the Antler Ancestor can jump on the stars. Help the three spirits find their home tree again!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Lumines II 59.

Lumines II

Platform: PSP
November 6, 2006
Lumines II is the sequel to the extremely addictive puzzle-based video game, Lumines. Gamers control squares made of four smaller block pieces that are dropped into the playing field one at a time to form same-color squares. The vertical "timeline" sweeps across the playing field from left to right and wipes the same-color squares from the playing field. Unmatched blocks pile up, and the game ends when the pile gets to the top of the playing screen. Advance through many action-packed levels, each with its own musical theme and sound effects. [BVG]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite 60.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Platform: PSP
June 22, 2009
The Monster Hunter world is always changing and you will need to be ready for anything - but killing and trapping monsters will always be most important part of your duty. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is the biggest game of the series so far, letting you adventure with up to three friends through over 500 hours of gameplay. In MHFU you can battle previously unseen monsters in new environments, not to mention the many new weapons and armor sets available. From devising the strategy to executing the attack, team play with your friends is going to be key to hunting down the ferocious beasts. MHFU rewards considered tactics and well-executed combat sequences so plan and work together and you will prosper. [Capcom]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman 61.

Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman

Platform: PSP
October 25, 2010
Known as ZettaiHero Keikakuin Japan, Z.H.P. is the only turn based strategy RPG that allows you to create your own, one and only super hero to fight vicious(?) villains. Players can create a super hero literally from head to toe. If you wish to use drills instead of hands or wheels instead of legs you can do so by simply swapping out your body parts. Battle maps are all randomly generated for mad replay value and there are tons of character and secret base customization. Z.H.P. gives you the chance to relive your childhood fantasy of making your own superhero and superhero base.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
9.7
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 62.

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee

Platform: PSP
May 3, 2005
(Also known as "Minna No Golf" and "Everybody's Golf") Take on a cast of colourful characters in the coolest clubhouse around. No need for airs and graces here – just select a golfer from a range of friendly faces, and customize their abilities, attributes and appearance before teeing off across a series of challenging courses and game modes. Go head-to-head with both friends and foes via WiFi compatible Ad Hoc Mode and become a true golfing legend. Features 6 new courses, classic venues and favourite characters from the ever-popular Hot Shots Golf series. Directly connect PSPs via a wireless network to simultaneously link up with several golfers and take part in gala golf tournaments and challenges. [SCEA]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 63.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2

Platform: PSP
November 21, 2006
Command a secret subset of the most elite and deadly fighting force on the planet as players defend America and her allies through broad combat experiences including new non-linear mission progression, over 40 authentic real world weapons and a huge area of operation spanning multiple terrain types and environments. As the SEAL commander, the player is supported by an AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. Multiple players once again be able to form clans and take on their friends for team based high-action gameplay in SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 2 via a Wi-Fi connection. Up to 16 players in close proximity in Ad Hoc mode and online in Infrastructure mode can compete wirelessly through 3 new game types across all new multiplayer maps and original SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo maps. Fireteam Bravo 2 is complete with a variety of new gameplay features including new non-linear mission progression, which allows players to choose which mission to tackle next and also provides players with the ability to go back to previous mission areas when enemy activity resurfaces there. Additionally, a new persistent performance rating system tracks the player's success and failure throughout the campaign. By completing mission goals, discovering bonus objectives, and rescuing civilians, the player earns "Command Equity" points that can be used to add new weapons to the armory or purchase in-game air strikes and supply drops. They also increase their "Local Influence" rating, which will give them access to black market weapons and intel from locals. [SCEA]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 64.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007

Platform: PSP
February 6, 2007
PES 6 once again features the graphical and gameplay tweaks that enable each new title to play completely differently from previous incarnations. The shooting system has been the subject of extensive retouching, now enabling players to pull off much more accurate snap shots as well as being able to exert a much larger feeling of control when going for quick half volleys or difficult full volleys. The intelligence of players has seen a marked improvement. For example, players now make more realistic runs into space, often pointing where they would like the ball played. The physical aspect has also been beefed up, with strikers using their sheer presence to turn defenders and likewise, the defenders stepping a yard away to enable them to force players away from goal and not letting them spin into dangerous positions. PES 6 also has a number of new teams licensed for inclusion, with the International roster now featuring the official kits for Argentina, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Sweden. New gameplay modes have been added and features like the much loved Master League mode also returns, together with a host of new tricks, feints and animations that can be used to bamboozle your opposition. [Konami]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Patapon 2 65.

Patapon 2

Platform: PSP
May 5, 2009
The story of the Patapon tribe marches forth as they hunt for the fabled Earthend. Shipwrecked in a new and strange continent the Patapon are depending on you, their god, to lead them safely through this perilous new land. As you guide the tribe through this new world with your mystical drum, they will come face to face with a new tribe, encounter a mysterious and mighty Hero Patapon and uncover the ruins of Patapolis, a mystical place long spoken of by the Patapon. All-new modes to Patapon 2 include thrilling multiplayer stages, a huge array of missions and deep tutorials that will have you drumming to the beat of the Patapon in no time. Head to patapon-game.com for the captivating mini-game, The Art Of War, where the goal is to collect as many Patapon characters as you can and then immortalise your battle with the Patapon Wallpaper creator. Lead your loyal followers through 60 rhythmic stages. Keep the beat going with tons of hidden items and mini-games to reveal. Drum along with friends and tackle multiplayer missions. [Sony]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 66.

WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006

Platform: PSP
December 13, 2005
SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 delivers the deepest and most realistic wrestling experience ever. New high-resolution textures and motion-captured technology bring WWE programming to life like never before. The improved fighting system brings a new level of realism and tactical thinking to matches. Lace up your boots for the definitive wrestling experience. Features over 50 playable WWE Superstars. Robust Create-A-Superstar and Create-A-Championship modes. Full Season Mode and dozens of exhibitions. PS2 to PSP Connectivity. Transfer season mode and created characters between the two game systems. Exclusive PSP Features: Party Mode -- WWE mini-games with wireless multiplayer support. Exclusive PSP unlockables: up to 4 player multiplayer wireless gaming. [THQ]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 67.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Platform: PSP
October 24, 2006
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine the fate of both planet Earth and the Marvel universe – revealed in one of multiple epilogues. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance offers total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story. Gamers also have the option to level up each character individually to their liking, or all team members at the same time to keep their heroes balanced. With the game's new combat system, players battle against the world's most notorious Marvel Super Villains in the air, underwater, and on the ground, using grappling, blocking and dodging moves, by charging up their Super Hero powers before unleashing them, and using environmental objects as one and two-handed weapons. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a storyline where the missions players accept, the objectives they complete, and their interactions with other characters throughout the game directly impact how the story plays out. The game also features a robust multiplayer component where fans can band together with friends as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and fight evil in both on and offline cooperative story modes. There's also a Competitive Mode where the game tracks various in-game stats so players can see how well they stack up against one another – affecting the amount of experience points earned and how equipment is distributed. [Activision]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Pinball Fantasies 68.

Pinball Fantasies

Platform: PSP
November 24, 2009
[PSP Minis] Pinball Fantasies is the official port of the classic Amiga pinball simulator originally released in 1992.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
The Warriors 69.

The Warriors

Platform: PSP
February 12, 2007
Based on the 1979 cult classic Paramount Pictures film, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty, interactive experience set in 1970's New York City. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks 70.

A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks

Platform: PSP
December 21, 2010
Since time immemorial, through eons of time and dozens of game consoles, one thing has remained true: humans love hopping into a spaceship to shoot up hordes of alien invaders! In A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! (a game with perhaps the most straight-forward title in history) you get to do just that. Take control of Commander P. Jefferson and go on an intergalactic shooting spree, hopping from galaxy to galaxy in your attempts to wipe out hordes of swarming alien baddies. With over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek humor from the game
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.1
The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character 71.

The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character

Platform: PSP
June 2, 2011
The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character is a twitchy, fast paced platform game which you control with just two buttons. Rotating Octopus Character can't stop spinning, and he sticks to everything, but he can change direction, and he can jump. So, armed with those two moves - Reverse, and Jump - you're tasked with helping ROC to collect all the baby octopi who have been so unfortunately scattered all over the world. The videogame world is full of hazards for a spinning octopus, too, so it's not just a case of jump-and-grab. Timing is everything to avoid sending ROC hurtling to his doom.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Gitaroo Man Lives! 72.

Gitaroo Man Lives!

Platform: PSP
November 14, 2006
Bus rides and train journeys will never be the same again with Gitaroo Man blasting out those power chords as he defends the universe from the clutches of Zowie and the Gravillian family. Utilising the PSP's analogue capabilities to brilliant effect the game will also enable players to battle it out on two PSPs via wi-fi play or join forces in the brand new Duet mode. If you missed out on Gitaroo Man's first outing on PS2 this is your chance to indulge in a rhythm action experience like no other. [KOEI]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 73.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

Platform: PSP
September 26, 2005
Prove yourself as the greatest golfer of all time by taking on the legends in the prime of their careers -- on their terms. Do you have what it takes to beat Jack Nicklaus in his heyday with a bag full of wooden clubs or Tiger Woods with his modern-day equipment? For the first time, both analog sticks control each shot from tee to green. The left analog stick controls your swing, and the right analog Shape Stick dictates ball trajectory and putt strength. Back your challenges with wagers before any shot or round. Bigger odds are given to special accomplishments, so reap the largest rewards for nailing the toughest shots. Experience 15 beautifully detailed courses including Pebble Beach Golf Links, St Andrews, Reflection Bay, Doral Golf Resort, and more as you play as or against Tiger Woods and 16 other PGA TOUR players, including the newly added Chris DiMarco, Mike Weir, Ian Poulter, and Luke Donald. New Gamebreaker Meter: Build confidence to trigger Gamebreaker situations, and boost your power and accuracy by making great shots and posting low scores. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
FIFA 07 Soccer 74.

FIFA 07 Soccer

Platform: PSP
October 17, 2006
FIFA 07 delivers complete authenticity with licenses for all the world's top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division in North America, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club's destiny in the EA Sports Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents. The online interactive leagues feature the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League and the Mexican 1st Division. Experience the future of online gaming as you play your games according to the real-world schedule. When they play, you play. Track your team's progress as the aggregate results determine your club's position in the league table. This year, new intelligent A.I. ensures that your 11 men on the pitch make realistic decisions, finding space and passing like professionals. A complete overhaul of the game engine now means that you have to employ real world tactics, make split-second decisions and think like a player in order to win matches. Watch as your players jostle and collide realistically while trying to win balls. Experience the realism of the world's superstars, who come to life with signature moves and authentic playing styles and a more sophisticated shooting mechanic that gives you greater control to produce finesse shots. Plus you now have the ability to apply topspin or backspin to the ball for more creative set-pieces. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX 75.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX

Platform: PSP
February 7, 2006
A direct conversion of the critically acclaimed arcade fighting game, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is enhanced with additional original content specifically designed for the portable system including Wi-Fi functionality and extra gameplay modes. Adding to an impressive roster of more than 30 renowned characters from the world famous Street Fighter universe, four additional fighters are joining the fierce competition. Utilizing the PSP system's superior performance and technology, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max features new content specifically designed for the system. A gameplay mode new to the Street Fighter Alpha series, Variable Battle Mode, has been implemented to allow real-time tag team brawls. Tag out and the second fighter enters performing a jump attack, a move useful for escaping tight situations. Yun, Maki and Eagle, from Capcom vs. SNK 2, as well as Ingrid from Capcom Fighting Evolution, enter the arena and are perfectly reproduced with all new original storylines. Versus battles heat up with the Wi-Fi League Battle Mode that allow a maximum of eight players to duke it out in round-robin mini tournaments. [Capcom]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 76.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008

Platform: PSP
March 11, 2008
PES 2008 features a brand new intelligence system, called Teamvision, that adapts and reacts to players own gameplay styles to ensure that the computer controlled opponents are always challenging and forcing the player to think and chance their style of play to avoid being out-thought by the game. It learns counter attacks that target your weaknesses and look to exploit any repetitive tactics players use. Defenders react better to danger, closing down the ball and charging at shots and the goalkeepers hold shots that are closer to them as well. Teammates make more intelligent runs into space and the close control has been sharpened to ensure quick and fluid passing and speedy attacks can be built. The next gen versions also feature extensive edit modes so players can completely customise their PES 2008 experience. [Konami]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
Test Drive Unlimited 77.

Test Drive Unlimited

Platform: PSP
March 21, 2007
Test Drive Unlimited is the only game that immerses you into the car and bike enthusiast lifestyle, with total freedom to race however and wherever you want within a huge, online-persistent environment. Visit the most sophisticated car and bike dealers to purchase new vehicles or simply take them for a spin. Collect and trade rare performance parts and customize each vehicle to make it one-of-a-kind. Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages. Features more than 125 licensed vehicles from exclusive manufacturers including Lamborghini, Ducati, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Saleen, Shelby, and Jaguar; Upgrade each car or bike with options from the actual manufacturers' catalog. Players create characters, buy new homes and garages, and tune and upgrade vehicles with aftermarket parts; Extracurricular activities such as expanding your garage, getting clothes and fashion accessories for your avatar, helping hitchhikers catch planes, picking up girls, chasing car thieves, and escaping from a psychopath. [Atari]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles 78.

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

Platform: PSP
October 23, 2007
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is an entirely new take at the best Castlevania game to never be released in the US, "Castlevania: Rondo of Blood". The Dracula X Chronicles brings this action/adventure franchise to the PSP system for the first time, complete with 3D graphics, enhanced gameplay and new music. Completing the Dracula X storyline, this game also includes an unlockable version of Symphony of the Night and players will also be able to unlock the original Rondo of Blood from the NEC PC Engine. Includes unlockable versions of the original "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night" games, optimized for the PSP. Timeless side scrolling action through more than 10 gothic stages and additional hidden areas. Return to previously completed levels to find additional secrets. [Konami]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
NBA Live 06 79.

NBA Live 06

Platform: PSP
October 4, 2005
Freestyle Superstars: You are in control of the top NBA stars, performing like their real-life counterparts based on distinct character types, including Power, Playmaker, Stopper and more. Authentic 5-on-5 Gameplay: The all-new animation system helps to visually present the up-tempo, fast-break brand of basketball that makes the NBA thrive. Also featured, is an improved transition game and a more physical brand of play with collisions and dunked-on scenarios. New Player Visuals: A new graphics engine now has player models not only playing and acting like their real life counterparts, but looking the part with striking detail and realism. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny 80.

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny

Platform: PSP
September 1, 2009
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny preserves all the fierce battles and gorgeous visuals the series has been known for to create the most comprehensive fighting experience ever on a handheld system with highly responsive controls and balanced gameplay. Adding depth to the combat, an all new single player mode has been specifically crafted for the PSP system that not only challenges a player's reflexes but also improves his fighting skills. Following in the footsteps of Soulcalibur IV, Critical Finish Moves return where opponents can be defeated with one spectacular attack. Furthermore, the game’s character customization feature has been outfitted with even more options than ever before for infinite possibilities to create an original fighter or customize a favorite warrior. Let the trash talking commence as Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny also allows gamers to engage in local wireless battles, allowing them to challenge a friend using the PSP system’s ad hoc networking. Now adrenaline pumping combat has never been so accessible. [Namco Bandai Games]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth 81.

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

Platform: PSP
July 18, 2006
Asgard, the realm of the gods, remains locked in an eternal struggle between the benevolent Aesir and the demonic Vanir. With the end of the world approaching, Odin, Lord of Asgard, summons Lenneth Valkyrie to his side. Possessing the ability to hear the thoughts and feelings of men and women in their dying moments, he charges Valkyrie to search Midgard, the world of mortals, to recruit and train the souls of worthy warriors to join the ranks of the Aesir in the Sacred War. Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth brings the classic PlayStation® game console title, originally released in 2000, to the PSP system with completely new CG cut scenes. tri-Ace, the developers behind the acclaimed Star Ocean series and "Radiata Stories", introduce new fans to the spectacular combo attacks, unique side-scrolling environment, and gripping storyline that first captivated players six years ago. To give players a deeper understanding of the plot and to complement the game’s dramatic storyline, additional CG cutscenes have been incorporated. Some of these new scenes contain links to the story of "Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria." [Square Enix]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip 82.

Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip

Platform: PSP
June 28, 2010
Choose from several game modes including the all-new Story Mode, which puts you on a journey to travel the world and help spread the love of tennis. You’ll travel to exciting locations to challenge a variety of characters and inspire former tennis greats to rally around the sport and help you. Interact with other characters to gain knowledge and special items, and even unlock new characters to play with. [SCEA]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Ys: The Oath in Felghana 83.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Platform: PSP
November 1, 2010
Ys: The Oath in Felghana is a remake third game from the Ys series, Ys III: Wanderers From Ys.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Beaterator 84.

Beaterator

Platform: PSP
September 29, 2009
Beaterator for the PSP system is both a powerful music mixer with robust beatmaking features, as well as a collection of original music and rhythm games and challenge modes - all available in the palm of your hand. [Rockstar]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony 85.

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

Platform: PSP
March 2, 2010
The Lunar series gets reborn on the PSP as Lunar: Silver Star Harmony with all new graphics, added gameplay features, and a re-mastered soundtrack.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
MLB 86.

MLB

Platform: PSP
April 12, 2005
Features all-new Branch Point Technology, which provides seamless fielding transitions and smooth base running; the all-new Playmaker Fielding Marker that brings together a player's attributes with the gamer's skill level in order to make the play; and the all-new Release Point Pitching with Confidence Meter, which helps determine a gamer's ability to hit spots in the strike zone. Supporting up to two players via wireless multiplayer connectivity , gamers can compete against the Artificial Intelligence or go head-to-head against another player. By providing an unmatched broadcast presentation that brings together on screen gameplay, cut scenes, animation and sound, MLB for the PSP provides an engrossing authentic baseball simulation. [SCEA]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Worms: Open Warfare 2 87.

Worms: Open Warfare 2

Platform: PSP
September 4, 2007
Players can challenge others from all over the world via multiplayer battles using a wireless connection as they command their worms through clashes that take place in famous battles of the past, as well as fictional fights of the future. Battles include the Spanish Armada conquest in "Pirates!," the frontlines of real war in "World War II" and laser shooting spaceships in "Space War!," among others. In addition to the classic Deathmatch mode, the game also includes robust new single and multiplayer modes such as Rope Race, Fort, Puzzle and Campaign modes that challenge players to use new strategies and teamwork to defeat their enemies. The new Firing Range allows gamers to test their weapons skills, including 11 new weapons like the Bunker Buster and Buffalo of Lies as well as classics such as the Super Sheep, Concrete Donkey and the Holy Hand Grenade. Gamers that take the battle online will be able to demonstrate their Worms combat prowess with daily updated stats and leaderboards on the official Worms website. Players will also enjoy the new, in-depth customization options including custom landscape and team flag editors in addition to modified hats, tombstones and victory dances for their worm teams. [THQ]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Metal Gear Acid 2 88.

Metal Gear Acid 2

Platform: PSP
March 21, 2006
Metal Gear Acid 2 features 3D visuals for the first time on the PSP. Utilizing the innovative new "Solid Eye" technology, key areas of the game's comic book style cell-shaded graphics explode off the PSP system screen in 3-D. To ensure that the 3D effects are the most technologically advanced available in the marketplace, each game is be packaged with a state-of-the-art 3D viewing peripheral that is designed to make the effects realistic and eye-popping. The pioneering visuals are complemented by a card based strategic gameplay structure that is enhanced across the board with a complete tutorial mode, intuitive interface incorporating card based strategy and real-time gameplay, new Arena mode and more than 500 cards to use. Rounding out the package is the popular multi-player mode where players can use personalized decks to battle foes via the PSP system's wireless capabilities. Arena Mode – Fight classic boss enemies from previous Metal Gear games. Multiplayer Versus Mode – determine who the best MGA2 player is using the PSP system's wireless capabilities. Improved strategic gameplay, including card weapon upgrades and more 500 cards for use. Tutorial Mode – familiarizes novice players with the strategic gameplay in Metal Gear Acid 2. Import cards from the previous version of Metal Gear Acid. Game connectivity with MGS3: Subsistence – players can import photographs taken in MGS3: Subsistence and view them in 3D on the PSP system. [Konami]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Rock Band Unplugged 89.

Rock Band Unplugged

Platform: PSP
June 9, 2009
Rock Band Unplugged creates a full band experience in the palm of your hand by combining traditional beat match gameplay with key elements from both Rock Band and Rock Band 2, such as overdrive and chords. Your hands are the "peripherals" in Rock Band Unplugged allowing you to take direct control of the lead/bass guitars, drums and vocals. In addition, players can expect a rich Rock Band experience with fully functional modes like World Tour, Band Survival and Warm Up and a robust character creator for full customization! Rock Band Unplugged features over 40 master-recordings including nine brand new, exclusive songs for the PSP system for a limited time! Plus, Rock Band Unplugged includes the first fully-featured in-game store for downloadable content on the PSP system in the North American and European markets, leveraging the PSP system's wireless capabilities. The in-game store is powered by PlayStation Network, and players can to use their existing PlayStation Network account to purchase tracks, similar to the Rock Band console experience. PSP system owners also have the option of purchasing tracks via PlayStation Store on the PC. [MTV Games]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
echochrome 90.

echochrome

Platform: PSP
May 1, 2008
Featuring an elegant black and white art design inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, echochrome is a puzzle game unlike any other. With gameplay based on optical illusions, players must utilize five simple laws of perspective to join walkways, hide dangers, and create new paths to reach the "echos," or shadow guides. Once you've mastered the five laws, use them to create your own mind-bending levels to play and share with friends using the custom level editor. [Sony]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 91.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Platform: PSP
March 28, 2011
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is the first of a new trilogy in the established The Legend of Heroes RPG series
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Legends of War: Patton's Campaign 92.

Legends of War: Patton's Campaign

Platform: PSP
January 3, 2011
Relive the thrilling battles that raged across the European landscape. Assume the role of General Patton, commanding the Third U.S. Army from the beaches of Normandy, to the capital of the Third Reich, Berlin.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
SSX On Tour 93.

SSX On Tour

Platform: PSP
October 11, 2005
SSX On Tour is a completely fresh take on the SSX franchise. Building on the core speed and trick gameplay that has been so successful in the past, players can now choose their way to become black diamond fiends. SSX On Tour allows players to create their own boarder or skier and take them from a wannabe to a mountain rockstar. Players can get noticed in all-new shred challenges where they earn an invitation to The Tour where they'll face the best racers in the SSX cast. Fly down the all-new tracks, and master the new monster tricks for both boarding and skiing to make it to the top of The Charts. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
MLB 10: The Show 94.

MLB 10: The Show

Platform: PSP
March 1, 2010
New Personalized batting stances. Play against friends on the go in Ad-Hoc mode. Find your way to the top in Road to the Show. Updated rosters and new stadiums. [SCEA]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.8
Virtua Tennis 3 95.

Virtua Tennis 3

Platform: PSP
March 26, 2007
With ultra-realistic graphics and precise player control, gamers will hit the court and play as or against today's tennis elite including Federer, Sharapova, Roddick, Nadal, and Williams. A new multiplayer mode allows up to 8 friends to battle it out on 23 courts around the world. As they serve up their best in a mix of exhibitions, tournaments and competitions, players will rise through the ranks and battle for the top spot. [Sega]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Midnight Club: LA Remix 96.

Midnight Club: LA Remix

Platform: PSP
October 20, 2008
Midnight Club: L.A. Remix has been optimized for portable gameplay with faster races and reduced load times. Customize your ride with body kits, paint styles, rims and vinyls that let you put your inimitable style on display and intimidate the competition. Realistic damage modeling shows the effects of crashes and smashes. Experience L.A. in stunning realism as you race to the tune of an all-star soundtrack featuring pulse-pounding songs. Take control and rule the streets in this portable racing powerhouse.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Ys Seven 97.

Ys Seven

Platform: PSP
August 16, 2010
The kingdom of Altago is rebuilding their kingdom around a newfound peace after years of war against the merciless armies of Romn. The classic adventuresome duo, Adol and Dogi, arrive in the harbor of Altago City, and quickly find themselves in a scuffle with the Dragon Knights, the kingdom's military police body, when attempting to save a local girl from harassment by one of their commanding officers. Upset by the interruption and subsequent humiliation, the commander arrests Adol and Dogi, charging them with espionage. The king of Altago, having known of the duo's pending arrival from an old trusted friend, quickly releases the pair from prison and summons them to his chambers. He tells the men about an ancient shrine that was uncovered after a recent earthquake, and asks for their help in investigating this mysterious new find. Adol and Dogi oblige, unaware that they are about to take the first steps on a long journey to save all of Altago from long-forgotten ancient forces, and to reunite the estranged five tribes who serve and protect the Five Great Dragons – deified beings who may well be the world's last hope. Ys SEVEN is the latest installment in the long-running Ys series which first debuted on PC in 1987. This is the first iteration to be built specifically for the PSP system, taking full advantage of the widescreen format and hardware. The battle system consists of a three-member battle party with enemies engaged on the field map in real-time for fast-paced combat. Old fans of the series and new players alike will be immersed into the rich vibrant world containing over 30 hours of gameplay.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Dissidia: Final Fantasy 98.

Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Platform: PSP
August 25, 2009
Cosmos, the goddess of harmony. Chaos, the god of discord. Reigning from distant realms, the two gods had gathered warriors from all lands to lead them in savage war. Cosmos and Chaos were of equal strength. It was believed the conflict would last forever. However, the balance is now broken. Those who answered Chaos's call created an inexhaustible force. And under vicious attack without relent, the warriors fighting for Cosmos started to fall one by one. The conflict that has continued for eons is now about to end in Chaos's favor. The world has been torn asunder, sinking into a vortex of disorder. As for the few surviving warriors… their fates have yet to be determined. All-new battle system: Action-based battle system combines all-out brawling alongside RPG-based character development in an original system developed by the creators of the KINGDOM HEARTS series. Ultimate cast of characters: Fan-favorite heroes and villains from the entire FINAL FANTASY series come together in one game for the first time in a remarkable new tale with fully-voiced CG movies and real-time events. Fantasy match: Players select their favorite FINAL FANTASY characters, sided with either Cosmos or Chaos, to set the stage for their fantasy match. Series staple battle features: Accessible through “EX Burst”, players can experience gameplay faithful to the originals through memorable battle features such as "Limit Break" and "Overdrive". In addition, longtime fans of the series can enjoy the ability to summon Aeons and options such as the “command battle” system. Community: Continue the experience by trading Friend Cards, creating items and sharing AI characters with other players and even engage in virtual AI battles made possible by the PSP system ad hoc mode. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Def Jam: Fight for NY: The Takeover 99.

Def Jam: Fight for NY: The Takeover

Platform: PSP
August 29, 2006
Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover, the prequel to "Def Jam Vendetta," let's you experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go. Playing as the hottest artists and celebrities in Hip Hop including Busta Rhymes, Carmen Electra, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Snoop Dogg, and Xzibit, you'll be able to unravel the events that lead to Def Jam Vendetta and find out how D-Mob got to rule NYC. Featuring new fighting moves and new venues, where players can gain respect by winning fights and rising among the ranks of the crew. Players can create their own fighter with gear from Def Jam University, Phat Farm, Brand Jordan, Ecko Unlimited, Enyce, Rocawear, Sean John, State Property, Reebok, and more. For the first time ever players can battle in 1-on-1 death matches using PSP's wireless functionality. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Age of Zombies 100.

Age of Zombies

Platform: PSP
February 25, 2010
[PSP Minis]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.8
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 94

    Hades

  2. 91

    Hades

  3. 91

    Spelunky 2

  4. 91

    Crusader Kings III

  5. 90

    Spelunky 2

Lowest of the Month
  1. 44

    Tamarin

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 7.3
    • Platform: PS4
  2. 52

    Necromunda: Underhive Wars

  3. 56

    Ary and the Secret of Seasons

    • Release Date: Sep 1, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 6.8
    • Platform: PS4
  4. 61

    Ary and the Secret of Seasons

    • Release Date: Sep 1, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 4.3
    • Platform: PC
  5. 63

    Necromunda: Underhive Wars