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PlayStation Portable Game Reviews

Updated: Sep 18, 2014 00:32
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#26
alaScore 93

Valkyria Chronicles II (PSP)

Valkyria Chronicles II squeezes the smart, turn-based strategy and deep, RPG-like customisation of its PlayStation 3 predecessor onto the PSP with great success. But for a few tweaks, the core experience is unaltered, and the familiar, hand-drawn art...

22 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#27
alaScore 93

Ys: The Oath in Felghana (PSP)

Adol the Red is truly a hero for the ages. Not only does he appear to save the day in each new Ys title, but he also returns to the past to safeguard those he's already freed. Ys: The Oath in Felghana was originally released for the PC as a remake of...

16 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#28
alaScore 93

Gran Turismo (PSP)

Gran Turismo for PSP is exactly what GT fans would expect from Polyphony and Sony: You can race on the Nurburgring on your train commute, and it's just as fun as it is on the PS2 or PS3.

61 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#29
alaScore 92

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)

Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite starts with a hunter roaming the upper mountain regions only to find that some grazing animals have been attacked and eaten. Soon after, amid the howling winds, a terrifying creature known as a Tigrex appears. The Hunter...

35 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#30
alaScore 92

Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP)

While there are plenty of good things to say about this game, there is a few small hang ups. One of the biggest problems is not being able to save in the middle of battle. While some may say that’s it of little consequence because of the sleep mode,...

17 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#31
alaScore 92

PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (PSP)

PixelJunk Monsters was a big success on the PlayStation 3, bringing a unique twist to the tower defense genre, along with the inimitable PixelJunk style. However, as much fun as it still is to sit down and play on the couch, Monsters is a game that...

24 expert reviews

#32
alaScore 92

Street Fighter X Tekken (PSP)

Street Fighter X Tekken is not going to win any awards for innovation on the Vita but it is still an impressive port. They managed to pack a console-sized game onto a handheld without compromising either gameplay or graphics. What you end up with is an...

3 expert reviews

#33
alaScore 92

Ys Seven- PSP

Like most JRPGs, there is no DLC or replay value after finishing the game. With various side quests, dungeon exploring, level grinding and over 30+ hours of gameplay, there is plenty if content to keep players happy.

21 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#34
alaScore 92

Velocity (PSP)

Fifty levels give you plenty to get through, plus hidden bonus levels provide a nice incentive to go back and play through them again. You can earn gold, silver, or bronze medals for each level too, depending on the time it takes you to complete it or...

3 expert reviews

#36
alaScore 92

Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake (PSP)

It's one thing to save a princess from the clutches of evil, but how can you hope to save one from herself? In Fat Princess, the queen-in-waiting cannot control her own insatiable appetite, putting untold pressure on the fine stitching that valiantly...

38 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 92

Corpse Party- PSP

If you’re going to spend the $20 on Corpse Party, it is very important to know what you’re getting into. This is not a “game,” but an interactive novel with video game elements that, for the most part, aren’t very good. You will get frustrated and lost...

12 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#38
alaScore 91

God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)

Replay value in Chains continues in Part II's excellence. There is a new game plus feature that enables you to use all your weapons from the beginning, great for variety. You also have unlockable costumes that in addition to being amusing give you...

46 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

#39
alaScore 91

LocoRoco 2- PSP

AU REVIEW--The first LocoRoco was like an injection of sugar syrup directly to the brain, and its cute design and catchy soundtrack made it a tough game to dislike even if you found faults with its unique but ultimately repetitive gameplay. LocoRoco 2...

33 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#40
alaScore 91

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII achieves a striking balance of old and new, and juggles fan service with pure role-playing satisfaction. It's striking how these elements have been shaped into such an appealing and emotionally affecting prequel. There...

55 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#41
alaScore 91

Rock Band: Unplugged (PSP)

Before igniting the rhythm game peripheral revolution with the original Guitar Hero, Harmonix released a pair of rhythm games that laid the groundwork for that seminal title: Frequency and Amplitude. Now, with Rock Band Unplugged, Harmonix has gone...

35 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#42
alaScore 91

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky- PSP

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky marks the first game in this strategy role-playing series to see a stateside release. Plenty of tactical elements keep combat interesting and often challenge you to outmaneuver foes in unique ways, while a high...

9 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#43
alaScore 91

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection- PSP

Final Fantasy IV contains a rich story and a highly memorable cast that still resonate some 20 years after it was first released. FFIV: The Complete Collection adds a contemporary touch to this epic, implementing enhanced visuals while maintaining its...

10 expert reviews

#44
alaScore 91

Gods Eater Burst (PSP)

Gods Eater Burst is a pretty all right game. It’s a little something different for fans of the Monster Hunter series and its ilk, but be prepared to accept that it will plateau fairly early on. Given that the supply of PSP games is drying up, you’ll...

12 expert reviews

#45
alaScore 91

Unchained Blades (PSP)

It's funny how an opinion can shift while playing through a game. I first thought that Unchained Blades would be a diamond in the rough. While J-RPGs as a whole haven't been up to scratch lately, there was the promise of first-person dungeon crawling....

7 expert reviews

#46
alaScore 91

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)

For every type of fighter, even the newbies, Broken Destiny provides several different gametypes to get you accustomed to the often-difficult gameplay or jump right into a challenge. The first stop all players should make is the Gauntlet, a tutorial...

32 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#47
alaScore 91

Phantasy Star Portable (PSP)

Phantasy Star Portable 2 is an action role-playing game that boasts fast real-time combat and deep customization options. Its fiendishly large monsters and rich weapon variety are reminiscent of Monster Hunter, but PSP2's gameplay is more approachable....

42 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#48
alaScore 91

Echoshift- PSP

Echoshift provides players with a unique and challenging game. Its design is simplistic, but the execution can really ramp up in complexity. Players can choose the pace they want to progress at and it is welcoming. The content provided is expansive...

37 expert reviews

#49
alaScore 90

Rayman Origins (PSP)

Rayman Origins is a triumphant return for our joint-less hero. Michel Ancel and the folks at Ubisoft Montpellier pulled this one off beautifully, combining simple yet challenging classic platforming with some of the best visuals you can find in a game...

3 expert reviews

#50
alaScore 90

God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)

Although it feels a bit like God of War: Lite, Chains of Olympus delivers a great, combat-heavy adventure with excellent production values.

39 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

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