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Good PSP games?

TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter.Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
edited April 2008 in Games and Technology
I travel alot, an hour to work each weekday and almost 4 hours on most weekends to go and see some of my friends

So i was wondering if any of you had any good suggestions for PSP games that would be worth buying?

I already have:
Burnout Legends
Marvel Nemesis
Ghost Rider
Medievil Resurrection

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    Mr PeepersMr Peepers Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I've heard good things about the Grand Theft Auto Stories series and God of War: Chains of Olympus.

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    People make threads like this one all the time, so you might try looking for those, but offhand, I'd recommend:

    Mega Man: Powered Up
    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
    Metal Gear Ac!d
    Metal Gear Ac!d 2
    Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
    God of War: Chains of Olympus
    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
    Lumines
    Me and My Katamari
    Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
    Patapon
    Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
    Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
    Wipeout Pure
    Exit
    Killzone: Liberation
    Daxter
    Metal Slug Anthology
    Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
    Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX
    Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
    Gradius Collection
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    X-Men Legends II
    Ridge Racer
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour

    ... And once again, I will reiterate that anyone who gets down on the PSP at this stage in the game is a complete dumb ass. I'm sure there are a number of titles I'm forgetting, even.

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    liquidloganliquidlogan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions--Excellent strategy RPG, great translation, great cutscenes, plenty of fun. Make sure you don't make my mistake: always keep at least 3 saves going just in case you get stuck, like I did at a certain fight
    I got stuck at Weigraf solo fight and I couldn't go back

    Downstream Panic--Awesomely fun puzzle game

    Lumines--See Downstream Panic.

    Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror/Logan's Shadow--Plenty of fun and a really well done translation of what essentially is a home console experience onto a portable device.

    Wipeout Pulse--Unbelievable amounts of fun, pick up and play gameplay as well.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The PSP really slowly built up a really good library behind my back.

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions--Excellent strategy RPG, great translation, great cutscenes, plenty of fun. Make sure you don't make my mistake: always keep at least 3 saves going just in case you get stuck, like I did at a certain fight
    I got stuck at Weigraf solo fight and I couldn't go back

    Downstream Panic--Awesomely fun puzzle game

    Lumines--See Downstream Panic.

    Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror/Logan's Shadow--Plenty of fun and a really well done translation of what essentially is a home console experience onto a portable device.

    Wipeout Pulse--Unbelievable amounts of fun, pick up and play gameplay as well.

    Hah, how could I forget War of the Lions when I've recently called it my favorite game? Everyone who has a PSP should have this.

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    TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I like the suggestions i'm getting :)

    My older brother already has FF Tactics, so i'm covered there. I'm desperately looking for M:UA and XML2 but can't seem to find them anywhere, so i'll have to put them on hold

    And Castlevania Dracula X will be my next acquisition mainly because i fucking love that series and i play Chronicles on the PS1 every fucking day!

    Edit: I'm also going to get Iron Man when it comes out, mainly cause i like the character and think flying around blowing shit up will be enjoyable :)

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    If you own a PS3 as well, there are a number of PS1 titles available via PSN store that you can play on either the PS3 or PSP. I have Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Midevil, and the original Warhawk on mine. (And holy shit Warhawk has not aged well)

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    KupotheAvengerKupotheAvenger Destroyer of Cake and other deserts.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Echochrome. Good time killing puzzle.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    FFVII Crisis Core, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and Metal Gear Solid Portable Opts are the 3 best games on the PSP, in no particular order. Any of them could be ported to the PS2 (or Wii) and would become smash hit million sellers.

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    liquidloganliquidlogan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I like the suggestions i'm getting :)

    My older brother already has FF Tactics, so i'm covered there. I'm desperately looking for M:UA and XML2 but can't seem to find them anywhere, so i'll have to put them on hold

    And Castlevania Dracula X will be my next acquisition mainly because i fucking love that series and i play Chronicles on the PS1 every fucking day!

    Edit: I'm also going to get Iron Man when it comes out, mainly cause i like the character and think flying around blowing shit up will be enjoyable :)

    Please do not buy Iron Man. Honestly, if the 360 demo is anything to go by... ho boy....

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I like the suggestions i'm getting :)

    My older brother already has FF Tactics, so i'm covered there. I'm desperately looking for M:UA and XML2 but can't seem to find them anywhere, so i'll have to put them on hold

    And Castlevania Dracula X will be my next acquisition mainly because i fucking love that series and i play Chronicles on the PS1 every fucking day!

    Edit: I'm also going to get Iron Man when it comes out, mainly cause i like the character and think flying around blowing shit up will be enjoyable :)

    Please do not buy Iron Man. Honestly, if the 360 demo is anything to go by... ho boy....

    While I'm not advocating buying Iron Man, your comment does beg the question - why would the 360 demo have any bearing on how the PSP version will play? PS3/360 versions of games are almost always 100% different from the PSP/Wii/PS2 version.

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    chuck steakchuck steak Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Crush if you like puzzle games. It's the neatest one I've played. Daxter is a pretty good platformer. Lego Star Wars, if you're into that kinda thing. Patapon is fun.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    The PSP really slowly built up a really good library behind my back.

    It wasn't all that slow. I've had a PSP for... 3 years now (wow time flew) and I've never been lacking a good game to play on it. Good games have come out pretty steadily for the machine.

    But yeah, it has a damn great library now.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    It's probably more that I wasn't paying attention, since I couldn't afford/justify a DS and a PSP, and I am more than happy with the DS's library.

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    OmegasquashOmegasquash Boston, MARegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    If you're purely looking to kill time, then the 2 Capcom collections and the Sega collection are pretty cheap in stores right now. All three of them total over 40 games, many of which are nice for a flight.

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I like the suggestions i'm getting :)

    My older brother already has FF Tactics, so i'm covered there. I'm desperately looking for M:UA and XML2 but can't seem to find them anywhere, so i'll have to put them on hold

    And Castlevania Dracula X will be my next acquisition mainly because i fucking love that series and i play Chronicles on the PS1 every fucking day!

    Edit: I'm also going to get Iron Man when it comes out, mainly cause i like the character and think flying around blowing shit up will be enjoyable :)

    Please do not buy Iron Man. Honestly, if the 360 demo is anything to go by... ho boy....

    While I'm not advocating buying Iron Man, your comment does beg the question - why would the 360 demo have any bearing on how the PSP version will play? PS3/360 versions of games are almost always 100% different from the PSP/Wii/PS2 version.

    I'd imagine that most of the budget and effort would go to developing the 360 version; if that's bad, the chance of the PSP version somehow being superior is pretty slim, I'd say.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zeromus wrote: »
    I like the suggestions i'm getting :)

    My older brother already has FF Tactics, so i'm covered there. I'm desperately looking for M:UA and XML2 but can't seem to find them anywhere, so i'll have to put them on hold

    And Castlevania Dracula X will be my next acquisition mainly because i fucking love that series and i play Chronicles on the PS1 every fucking day!

    Edit: I'm also going to get Iron Man when it comes out, mainly cause i like the character and think flying around blowing shit up will be enjoyable :)

    Please do not buy Iron Man. Honestly, if the 360 demo is anything to go by... ho boy....

    While I'm not advocating buying Iron Man, your comment does beg the question - why would the 360 demo have any bearing on how the PSP version will play? PS3/360 versions of games are almost always 100% different from the PSP/Wii/PS2 version.

    I'd imagine that most of the budget and effort would go to developing the 360 version; if that's bad, the chance of the PSP version somehow being superior is pretty slim, I'd say.

    Software development doesn't really work like that. Downports are usually farmed off to other groups in order to get them all out at the same time. It doesn't really matter that the 360 version is bad, since it has no bearing on the portable version.

    Take Sonic 360, for example. Sonic and the Secret Rings was actually originally a farmed-out wii port of the PS3/360 game. It received a different budget and was handled by a different team, and ended up being great. Or how about the 2nd TMNT game... the Xbox/GCN/PS2 versions sucked, while the GBA version was one of the greatest beat'em ups in recent history.

    Of course, Iron Man PSP might very well suck, since it's a movie license, but the 360/PS3 versions shouldn't really be used to judge how the PSP version will play.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Patapon is really great, as is Power Stone Collection.
    Otherwise, most of what others have said (Especially the GTA games and Crisis Core).

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    Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Jeanne D'Arc and Megaman X: Maverick Hunter should not be forgotten.

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    TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    My brother also has Patapon and Power Stone (He works in a Dick Smith Powerhouse store, so he often gets things cheap and/or early) :)

    I've been looking for Maverick Hunter but i cannot for the life of me find the darn thing D:

    And i'll be getting Iron Man pretty much regardless, call it a guilty pleasure if you will (I already brought the action figure lol :))

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    LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    After 3 years, the only game I still have is Hot Shots Golf. That is the perfect PSP game - quick play, easy controls, good looking, with an rpg/character development aspect. The perfect portable game, IMO.

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    ironsizideironsizide You must whip it Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'd pretty much echo every recommendation here. And I'll emphasize that Crisis Core is rilly, rilly good. I got it yesterday and I simply can't stop playing it.

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    If you own a PS3 as well, there are a number of PS1 titles available via PSN store that you can play on either the PS3 or PSP. I have Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Midevil, and the original Warhawk on mine. (And holy shit Warhawk has not aged well)

    It is my understanding that you can get the PSX titles onto a PSP without a PS3.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    PSP Recommendations:

    * God of War: Chains of Olympus - a virtually PS2-quality iteration of God of War; best third person action game on the PSP
    * Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops - this is a stealth action game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and it contains all the same great gameplay from the series you'd hope for. Story is a sequel to MGS3.
    * Lumines - very addicting puzzle game that combines music and psychadelic graphics with puzzle gameplay
    * Wipeout: Pulse - futuristic, high speed, arcade-style racing game
    * Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions - it's a fantastic port of the first FFT with nice, stylistic new cutscenes
    * Final Fantasy VII : Crisis Core - sort of a side-story type game in the Final Fantasy 7 universe, it's considered one of the best RPGs on the PSP
    * Patapon - it's a hybrid of a music/rhythm game and an action/strategy game
    * Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror - considered to be one of the best 3rd person action/shooter games on the PSP
    * Killzone: Liberation - a great, action-packed, top-down third person shooter that requires both shooting as well as strategic and command (over team) skills
    * Daxter - a side story of the PS2 Jak & Daxter games, this is a really good platforming/adventure game with the same quality of gameplay and humor and style of the PS2 jak games
    * Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters - a side story of the PS2 Ratchet & Clank games, this is a really good action-shooting/platformer game with the same gun-toting/upgrading gameplay and humor and style of the PS2 ratchet games
    * LocoRoco - LocoRoco is an innovative 2D platform/action game, this is a unique adventure game that involves tilting the levels to guide the characters through varying crazy worlds
    * Mega Man Powered Up - excellent, expanded remake of MegaMan1 with a bunch of cool extra stuff
    * Mega Man Maverick Hunter X - extremely good remake of MegaMan X1 with some extra stuff
    * Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles - excellent remake of one of the best 16-bit Castlevanias, Rondo of Blood, but also includes Symphony of the Night as an unlockable
    * Guilty Gear Judgment - basically Guilty Gear X2 #R, but portable. 'Nuff said.
    * Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
    * Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
    * Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
    * Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
    * Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max


    Good compilation games:

    * Sega Genesis Collection (also on PS2) - ton of classic Sega Genesis games, portable, easily mid-game saving
    * Metal Slug Anthology (also on PS2 and Wii) - compilation of 7 metal slug games; classic arcade action
    * Gradius Collection - collection of some older yet still classic Gradius shoot-em-ups (shmups)
    * Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded (also on PS2) - collection of a bunch of truly classic and addicting Capcom arcade games


    I love these threads now that I keep a text file containing recommendations for each platform. Now I can just copy and paste! (and add to the txt as more games come out)

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    corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Monster Hunter Freedom 2. That is all you will need for the next 200-300 hundred hours.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    What's better --


    Ac!d or Ac!d 2?

    Or is it wise to own both?



    Also, is Dark Mirror better than L's Shadow? I can't remember

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    GroveGrove Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Own both if you can, but 2 is much improved over the first. I love the first one though.

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    Shooter McgavinShooter Mcgavin Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I haven't tried Ultimate Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, but I just became aware it existed and so everybody needs to get it now.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zeromus wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    If you own a PS3 as well, there are a number of PS1 titles available via PSN store that you can play on either the PS3 or PSP. I have Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Midevil, and the original Warhawk on mine. (And holy shit Warhawk has not aged well)

    It is my understanding that you can get the PSX titles onto a PSP without a PS3.

    You can, you can access the playstation store on your PC and transfer games that way.

    But using the PSP with the PS3 is way cooler, since you can also play those games on the PS3. AND, on top of all that, you can pop a PSX game into the PS3, and then remotely play it on your PSP across the internet.

    Also, certain games, like LAIR, can be played over the net from the PS3 using a PSP.

    Also, slash - MGSPO is a SEQUEL to MGS3, but a prequel to the rest of the games. It's set a year-ish after MGS3.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ah, thanks for the clarification, TSR.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I really like MGS:PO but I don't think I enjoy it as much as other people; I would have preferred the MGS1/MGS2 style of gameplay with the more pre-set camera angles and the ability to only have to worry about line of sight and footprints.

    It's still a great game though, and the price is just awesome for the replayability.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I accidentally bought PO Plus when buying my PSP. Needless to say I was disappointed.
    Since then I have only seen the Original PO once, and didn't have any cash on me.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I accidentally bought PO Plus when buying my PSP. Needless to say I was disappointed.
    Since then I have only seen the Original PO once, and didn't have any cash on me.

    I really like the multiplayer on MGS:PO but I am so, so bad at it. Everyone just headshots me like it's nothing while I try to whittle their health down while being locked on to them.

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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    this might be a bit hard to find (there used to be a site selling for $30 USD with cheap shipping that has since stopped), but it is a great RPG

    Tales of Eternia. I'm playing through it right now and its a blast. If you can track down a PAL copy of it its all in english

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    TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also, is it true that the PSP isn't region coded?

    Cause if that's the case i can import some of the rarer games from America

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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also, is it true that the PSP isn't region coded?

    Cause if that's the case i can import some of the rarer games from America

    this is correct.

    DJ Portable MAX 2.

    It wants your soul

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    TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Can not resist...

    Must... Fight... It...

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    If you are a huge tactical strategy nut you should get War of the Lions, but if you are not 100% hardcore for the genre you should get Disgaea instead and skip FFT. It is long, grind heavy, and very unforgiving if you can't min/max to a stable party. I kind of hate the game, really, as it demands so much damn time.

    Disgaea is a lot more accessible and easier to play in doses.

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    DysonDyson Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    God of War may be short, but its the most fun I've ever had on my PSP while it lasted.

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    apotheos wrote: »
    If you are a huge tactical strategy nut you should get War of the Lions, but if you are not 100% hardcore for the genre you should get Disgaea instead and skip FFT. It is long, grind heavy, and very unforgiving if you can't min/max to a stable party. I kind of hate the game, really, as it demands so much damn time.

    Disgaea is a lot more accessible and easier to play in doses.

    so fucking true.

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