The handheld game console or PSP (PlayStation Portable), which gained high popularity during the first decade of 2000, played a crucial role in popularizing video games across the globe. When introduced in December 2004 in Japan, home to Sony Entertainment, the maker of PSPs, the handheld consoles were the most powerful among portable consoles that successfully challenged Nintendo’s handheld consoles. Arguably, PSPs, with their incredible displays and impressive graphics, were one of the best devices to play video games. Over its lifespan, 80,000 units of the excellent handheld device featured 1300 PSP games that helped it earn recognition as the best device for playing video games.
As it is not feasible to accommodate the entire PSP games list within the short space of this article, here you will find some of the top PSP games that maintained their popularity over the years and are among the best.
God of War: Chains of Olympus – The top PSP game of 2008
With a Metascore of 91, God of War: Chains of Olympus topped the charts in 2008. The fascinating war game revolves around an ex-Spartan warrior Kratos who is on a mission to destroy the God of War, Ares. Kratos embarks on a merciless quest to achieve his goal and arms himself with lethal double-chain blades. As the plot progresses, we see Kratos encountering some of the darkest mythological creatures, including the vicious Cyclops, Medusa, the Hydra, and more.
In his single-minded quest for revenge, Kratos becomes unstoppable, sometimes appearing invincible as he proceeds toward achieving absolution.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Belonging to the critically acclaimed Auto Theft series, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an original entry in all respects and brings a new level of interactivity across the expansive open environments. Introduced in 2009, the game allows players to navigate the streets as they uncover the truth behind a grand tale of corruption and crime within the Triad crime syndicate. The players’ involvement imparts an unprecedented depth to the game, which bears the stamp of the franchise’s trademark. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars earned a Metascore of 90.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable is one of the two games released in 2010 that earned the Metascore of 89. The player is the protagonist playing the role of a secret school club member who must use their Persona or inner power to save humanity from impending doom. The thrilling game creates much suspense about the protagonist’s survival.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid also earned a Metascore of 89 in 2010 as the new game elevates the series to new heights while moving in a new and exciting direction. The incredible visuals are a feast for the eyes, and the game throws new light on allies and adversaries while introducing several new characters. Staying true to the tradition of the PSP game series, the game exposes players to hostile environments while revealing a terrible world dominance.