Although it may not have the strongest development support, the PSP still managed to put out some great exclusive games throughout the first five years of its lifespan.
Good list, though surely enough Peace Walker will take the #1 spot within the next few months.
If not for the stupidly bad controls, tedious soldier-dragging and retcon-filled plot.
One of the Syphon Filter games at least should ahve made the list.
Awesome controls, and very fun gameplay. Though I was disappointed by the censorship in Logan's Shadow and the PS2 version of Dark Mirror.
Decent list but five's too short to do any system justice and the PSP has a lot of great games that we all forget about:the SF games were great, Tekken 5 was as good on PSP as anywhere for me,Pursuit Force 1 and 2 were a good giggle as well as the bigger hitters and huge range of JRPGs thrown at the handheld. I'm a huge GOW fan and felt RaD did a great job with making that tiny screen alive with trad GOW scale battles and bosses and even now, post Dissidia(which divides opinion like no other game on PSP-a real love it or hate it experience and also one which got better, for me, the more I played it after being a bit puzzled as to whether there was even a need for it when I began! Hopefully we'll see the fruit of bend's work on SF by getting a glimpse of the PS3 game I'm convinced is on the way some time this year as well and I'm still of the opinion that GTPSP is one of the most underrated games on a handheld in any generation(Patapon1 and 2 and that still take upa ton of my PSP gaming when I'm not stuck into yet another jrpg-seriously, I know the Japanese like their handheld gaming but the DS/PSP jrpg train has been amazingly diverse with hgames , even from the same company in SE, as diverse as TWEWY and FF7:CC being highlights in a busy, high quality arena)-whatever, there's too many good PSP games to judge onyl five worthy of listing. On the PO thing-great experience but, seriously, the controls for the game were a biog pain in the arse and many less MGS crazy gamers didn't get what some of us bigger fans managed out of the game because they gave up on the puzzling scheme they chose for it. Seriously, odd design choice for me and practically anyone who ever played the game. PSP gets a ton of hate and no respect even though it's sold a boatload of consoles AND games over it's time and folk seem to forget Sony were the novices in the handheld market this time out and with a decent foothold I'd expect a bigger push than ever when we see their hand post Nintendo unveiling the successor to DS/DSi at E3. It hasn't been the wild success many imagined but Ninty had the experience all round and made great use of it this generation but the PSP has been a great platform for a gamer wanting serious games on the go and is a great first step into the market for Sony, imo. No matter how many millions of articles knocked the bloody thing!
It worked so far without any problems.
I still play it at least once a week. But Dissidia was/is crap. It's WAY overrated.
Patchwork Heroes is really good. Just throwing that out there.
it's more pirated than any other platform ffs
I bought a PsP just for the remake of MegaMan X, "Maverick Hunter X" and the ova "Day of Sigma". I beat the game and sold my PsP. Btw I just tend to buy and collect everything related to MegaMan, X and Legends...
Where is LittleBigPlanet, Syphon Filter, Gran Turismo, Any of the GTAs, Wipeout? List seems awfully RPG heavy.
And Resistance Retribution one of my favorite PSP games. How could I have forgotten it?
Where is Monster Hunter?
my top six in no order are Tekken Dark Resurrection Resistance Retribution Syphon Filter Logans Shadow God of War Chains of Olympus Daxter Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories Metal gear Solid Peace Walker (soon to be in my top 7) :) honorable mention: Syphon Filter Dark Mirror, Crisis Core Final Fantasy, Ratchet and Clank Size Matters, Secret Agent Clank, Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops, Little Big Planet, Gran Turismo, Wipeout, Patapon 1 and 2, LocoRoco 1 and 2, Final Fantasy Dissidia, Motorstorm Artic Edge, Soul Calibur Broken Destiny, SOCOM all 3, Killzone Liberation, Untold Legends, Star Ocean 1 and 2 remakes, Final Fantasy 1 and 2 remakes, Jak and Daxter The Lost Frontier, Metal Slug, Assassins Creed Bloodline, Monster Hunter all of them, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2, Fight Night Round 3, Beatarator I love my PSP
No Pursuit Force? ]:
but the shelf life of most handhelds is under 5 years before a new one comes out, and besides, the PSP has an impressive lineup of software. just because some of the titles don't have a big brand name attached to them doesn't make them any less quality. Kingdom of Paradise was one of the first PSP titles, and it's actually really good. the battle system is great. then there are games like Jeanne D' Arc, Patapon, Pursuit Force. out of the brand titles, FF: Dissidia, FF: Crisis Core, MGS Portable Ops, Wipeout, Grand Theft Auto: LCS, VCS and ChinaTown Wars, LBP, etc are also fantastic games. as far as handhelds go, the DS and PSP are possibly the two best in the history of gaming. i'd naturally, add the Game Boy to that list but since, between the DS and PSP, you can play ALL the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance (as well as SNES, NES, and Genesis games), i think it's unnecessary to add it to the list. the PSP is a great handheld, and is geared towards it's audience. the misconception that EVERY device these companies make are targeted specifically for you, and if you don't like it, then it's a failure, is highly illogical. the PSP Go is geared towards those that want a download only device. right now, that's not a big market. i have no interest in a DL only device, although i admit that i only play PSP games via memory stick these days (i'm pretty hard on my UMDs, and they always break on me).
A little research by this examiner instead of the false information next time rookie. The commentors above named all my favorites. But... Where's my Gran Turismo ??? That game is fire! It's so great that it was reviewed as if it were a ps3 game missing a presentation for career mode lol! Gamer6056 hit the nail for me. My psp broke 3 weeks ago & I'm the saddest person right now without it. Gotta get a new one before peace walker.
wheres Motorstorm , Little Big Planet , Ratchet and Clank , Daxter ?
There are a few notable PSP games absent from this list. Resistance Retribution, the two Syphon Filter games, and other games like the 3 GTA games, Motorstorm, LBP, etc.
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