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Daxter is a very robust, well-designed game. There is a story and all that, but the main objective is to collect…stuff. I guess explore, too, but it’s really all about getting a bunch of eggs scattered everywhere. Fortunately, the game feels slick enough and the levels are well-designed enough that it’s actually pretty fun trying to hunt down all the collectibles. For a time, at least.I feel like I’m being pretty down on a game I’m trying to praise, so let me get some context out of the way: I’ve never really been a fan of collect-a-thons. PSN was selling the Sly Cooper games for a buck or something crazy like that, so I bought it and tried to play it. And that game is still sitting at about 20 minutes of completion.
2. God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Ready at Dawn and SCE Santa Monica Studio captured Zeus’ lightning in a bottle again when they crammed the God of War series into Sony’s handheld. God of War: Chains of Olympus was an impressive achievement, but Ghost of Sparta surpassed it with an adventure that is slick and gorgeous. Following Kratos’ search for his brother Deimos, Ghost of Sparta is essential for followers of the series’ canon. And while it doesn’t rise to the same scale as its console siblings, it comes damn close while showing off a few new moves along the way. By the time you plumb the depths of Atlantis, swim the River of Lament, and tear a swath through the Domain of Death, you’ll feel as if you’ve survived an authentic Greek myth.
I kind of don’t want to simply sing this game’s praises because it’s already gotten unreal praise. In fact, my first experience with the game was quite different from the critics’. I gave up on the game the first time I tried going through it, and put it down for a few months. But the second time I tried it, I played it until the very end.Patapon had a lot going for it from the get-go. It was 2D, so load times were way better against 3D games. It also had really smart, customizable gameplay that required both strategy (choosing the correct units and the correct beats) as well as skill (hitting the buttons to the rhythm of the game). There was also tons of units to choose from, and dozens of items to upgrade with spoils you got in battle. I love games like Mario Tennis for the GBC, ones that have lots of RPG-elements, but where you can tell the battling system came first in the developers’ minds. This reminds me of games like that: light on story (maybe a bit too light), but with neat-o gameplay mechanics that don’t get stale fast.It was also actually challenging – though you would only thump a new song every four beats, the Patapons did everything in real-time, meaning you had to constantly adjust your strategy and decide which song would be best for your position. This, while also trying to stay on the beat and keep your “fever mode” (basically staying on beat for a long time) going. It actually got really intense near the end of the game, and I’ll willingly admit the difficulty was why I quit the first time.
Top 10 Psp Games Out Now
4. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
There’s an old saying: “They may forget what you said, but they’ll NEVER forget how you made them feel.” The same, I feel, is true for games: I didn’t even remember the main character’s name before I booted this game up again, and heck if I can recall anything about the story (well, I guess there was a pirate ship at one point), but the second I saw the opening title, I rememberedexactly how I felt playing this game. It was good. It was what separated this game from Daxter. And to me, the most memorable game I played on a system should be what I consider the “best” game.
5. GTA: Chinatown Wars
The name GTA (Grand Theft Auto) does not require any introduction because almost everyone knows what it stands for. GTA: Chinatown Wars is a PSP game that lets you get into the Chinese criminal organization. The graphics are pretty decent but not as good as the console variants, of course. The gameplay is excellent, you get to explore a vast world and there are more than 70 story based missions. Take control of Huang Lee, a rich spoiled brat who has to uncover different mysteries involving the murder of his father. Take this rich kid on a journey in the Chinese organized crime. Drive exotic cars, buy expensive property, and run your own criminal organization, just beware of the cops.
6. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
The world famous stealth action game makes its mark on the PSP as well. Play Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker to learn about the history of Big Boss a.k.a Naked Snake. Get ready to put your enemies to eternal sleep with some stealth based moves. MGS: Peace Walker offers a fluid and smooth control scheme. Apart from the excellent single player mode with an intriguing storyline, this game also features an amazing 4-player multiplayer that lets you connect with other PSP gamers for a co-op stealth action. This game is definitely one of the best in the series and offers content as good as a full console version. Complete the same mission every time gives you extra content thus adding to the overall replay value of the game. Get ready to slay your enemies in the most mysterious ways possible.
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7. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe
This was quite possibly the coolest tower defense game on the PSP, starring some of the weirdest-looking creatures. Deluxe is also considered the definite version of PixelJunk Monsters, because of all the extra content it boasted. When you were all done defending the hell out of your huts, you could play in stages designed to look Pacman or Space Invaders levels! The title doesn’t make much sense and neither did the creatures in the game, but it sure was entertaining.
8. Ultimate Ghosts ‘N Goblins
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Another gaming classic makes it onto our list! Sir Arthur’s been at this job since the mid-’80s and he’s only gotten better with age. The lance-wielding knight’s adventure on the PSP featured plenty of upgrades, like new weapons (on top of ones that appeared throughout the series), a new magic system, and three modes of play. Ultimate Mode, for those with constitutions made of steel, was punishingly difficult and played more like the games from the old days. If you failed enough times, one hit would be all that it took to kill poor Sir Arthur! The robust challenge was what made Ultimate Ghosts ‘N Goblins one of the best remakes on the PSP.
9. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
This game was a direct sequel to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, but it certainly wasn’t the first Metal Gear Solid title on the PSP. What made this 25 Best PSP Games title stand out from the rest — other than the fact that it continued Naked Snake’s story — was that it was the first game of the series on the PSP to retain the stealth-action gameplay of its console cousins. Up until then, the Metal Gear games were tactical affairs. Another unique feature was the Comrade System, in which Naked Snake could employ the help of allies to tackle missions. And hey, any excuse to keep playing as the man who would become Big Boss is a good excuse.
Velocity teleported its way into our 10 Best PSP games list because if there’s one ability we wish every scrolling shooter had, it would be the power to teleport. Things can get pretty hairy in “bullet hell”, so being able to zip around to an area that’s not being riddled with projectiles is definitely useful. It was a great surprise to find that Velocity allowed you to do just that. In a tight spot? Just teleport out of there and start attacking the enemy from a fresh angle! You could even set respawn points for you to teleport back to, as a way to explore branching paths in stages. Now if only we could learn how to perfect teleportation in real life, then we’d be set.