With Sony now more or less completely removed from the handheld gaming market, it’s perhaps easy to forget that the PSP was a enormous success. While almost always in the shadow of the Nintendo DS, the system sold a staggering 80 million units over its lifetime and served as a precursor to pocket-sized media devices like smartphones.
This author was still in the end of high school when the PSP launched, and has fond memories of watching spider man 2 in class and load the Memory Stick Duo with Motion City Soundtrack songs. The games were also great, of course, and there were loads of them, as outside developers really bought into the prospect of a portable PlayStation at the time.
As has been the case with our recent The best PS Vita games and The best PS3 games, we want to compile a definitive list of the absolute cream of the PSP crop, and we want it to be determined by their ratings. That means we need you to think back to the mid-’90s and rate some of the games you’ve played on Sony’s last-gen handheld.
We have some really powerful tools that should help make this as entertaining as possible for you. Using the widget below, you can search for specific games and then rate them appropriately out of 10. We’ll then compile all of this data and use it to come up with a final overall list of The best PSP gamesthat we will publish on the site.
The nice thing about these lists is that they are determined by you, not necessarily our editorial staff, and may grow and evolve over time. That means if you get offended by the results, you can actually do something about. As you might have guessed, we’ll gradually apply these same principles to other PlayStation consoles, but for now let’s focus on the PSP.
It’s worth noting that if a particular game is missing we’ll try to add it, just let us know in the comments section below. Also, because the PSP predates thrust square a bit, there may be something scruffy in our game database. Please excuse the mess and let us know of any obvious issues – we’ll try to fix them.
What is your favorite PSP game? Please take some time to rate your favorites using the widget above, and then let us know in the comments section below.