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PlayStation Portable Game Reviews

Updated: May 26, 2015 10:32
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#26
alaScore 93

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,...

19 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#27
alaScore 93

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 | 50 user reviews

#28
alaScore 93

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

#29
alaScore 93

FIFA 12 (PSP)

Sports games are inherently hard to review. Where those who don't like sports fail to understand what a new version of a release, each year, can give those of us who love the beautiful game. Whereas we'll spend hours just looking at the players in our...

10 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#30
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

#31
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

#32
alaScore 93

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...

39 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#33
alaScore 92

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

#34
alaScore 92

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

#35
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

#36
alaScore 92

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time (PSP)

The battle system in Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time isn't really at fault here, it's the numbers game behind it that seems to be rigged in the computer's favor that makes playing this game a chore. The slow story pacing will also require a lot of...

8 expert reviews

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#37
alaScore 92

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

#39
alaScore 92

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

#40
alaScore 92

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...

38 expert reviews

#41
alaScore 92

Beaterator (PSP)

Beaterator sets out to create a compelling music creator for the PSP. An application where you lay down beats and map out your own masterpieces. If that's the goal, then it succeeds in every possible way. This is not a game and shouldn't be judged as...

37 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#42
alaScore 91

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 | 48 user reviews

#43
alaScore 91

Space Invaders Extreme [European] (PSP)

Last year's Space Invaders Extreme was a lively update to the classic franchise. With complex enemy waves, new weapons, and a color-coded matching system, it offered a huge leap in both aesthetics and gameplay. Space Invaders Extreme 2 is similarly...

34 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#44
alaScore 91

FIFA Soccer 13 (PSP)

Editor's note: The final score reflects the author's judgement for FIFA 13. Head over to our Pro Evolution Soccer review to see Kat's verdict for Konami's soccer sim.

2 expert reviews

#45
alaScore 91

Wipeout Pulse (PSP)

Wipeout Pulse is the follow-up to Wipeout Pure, an original PlayStation Portable launch game when the console arrived in 2005. Back then, Pure was one of the best reasons to pick up the handheld thanks to its superb graphics and excellent handling, and...

49 expert reviews | 96 user reviews

#46
alaScore 91

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection- PSP

There’s only one real reason (maybe one and a half if you consider Interlude) to buy Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, and that's if you haven’t played The After Years. And if you haven’t played Final Fantasy IV before, I would recommend the...

10 expert reviews

#47
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

#48
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

#49
alaScore 91

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

#50
alaScore 91

Dante's Inferno (PSP)

The Inferno falls flat in a few ways, namely too many repetitive actions in battle. When you are absolving the legions of the damned you are always pressing just one button to do it, I would have liked to see just a bit more variation on this part....

30 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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