The more newerer PSP thread of excellent games (PSP slim introductory edition)!

#1
To carry on the fine tradition of evangelizing the great, sorely under-appreciated PSP library, and also as a primer to introduce what will surely be many new PSP owners, I present the latest edition of the New PSP Thread of Excellent Games!

Excellent Games available now:

Wipeout Pure
Racing / SCEA / Studio Liverpool


Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Stealth-Action / Konami / Kojima Productions


Jeanne D' Ark
SRPG / SCEA / Level-5


Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
Stealth-Action / SCEA / Sony Bend


Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Action / Rockstar Games / Rockstar Leeds


Tekken: Dark Resurrection
Fighting / Namco / Namco


Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Action-Platformer / SCEA / High Impact Games


Killzone Liberation
Action / SCEA / Guerrilla


Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
Action-Platformer / Capcom / Capcom


Mega Man Powered Up
Action-Platformer / Capcom / Capcom


Ultimate Ghosts & Goblins
Action-Platformer / Capcom / Capcom


Monster Hunter Freedom
Action-RPG / Capcom / Capcom


Monster Hunter Freedom 2
Action-RPG / Capcom / Capcom


Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Puzzle-RPG / D3 / Vicious Cycle


Crush
Puzzle / SEGA / Zoe Mode


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Action / Rockstar Games / Rockstar Leeds


Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Flight-Combat / Namco / Team Aces


Me & My Katamari
Rolling a Ball Sim / Namco / Namco


Loco Roco
Rolling Little Blob Guys Sim / SCEA / Japan Studio


Daxter
Platformer / SCEA / Ready at Dawn


Ridge Racer
Racing / Namco / Namco


Metal Gear Acid
Strategy / Konami / Kojima Productions


Metal Gear Acid 2
Strategy / Konami / Kojima Productions


Sid Meier's Pirates!
Simulation / 2K Games / Full Fat


Field Commander
Strategy / Sony Online Entertainment / Sony Online Entertainment


Lumines
Puzzle / Ubisoft / Q Entertainment


Lumines II
Puzzle / Buena Vista Games / Q Entertainment


Every Extend Extra
Puzzle / Buena Vista Games / Q Entertainment


Gunpey
Puzzle / Namco-Bandai Games / Q Entertainment


Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee
Sports / SCEA / Clap Hanz


Brave Story: New Traveler
RPG / XSeed Games / Game Republic


Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
RPG / Square-Enix / Tri-Ace


Final Fantasy
RPG / Square-Enix / Square-Enix


Tales of Eternia
RPG / Namco / Namco


Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
RPG / Namco / Alfa System


Gitaroo-Man Lives!
Rhythm / Koei / Inis


Exit
Puzzle / Ubisoft / Taito


Dead Head Fred
Action / D3 Publisher / Vicious Cycle


SOCOM: US Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo
Action / SCEA / Zipper Interactive


SOCOM: US Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 2
Action / SCEA / Zipper Interactive


Pursuit Force
Action / SCEA / BigBig


Burnout Legends
Racing / EA / Criterion Games


Burnout Dominator
Racing / EA / Criterion Games


Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Action-Adventure / Mastiff / Falcom


Powerstone Collection
Fighting / Capcom / Capcom


Gradius Collection
Shooter / Konami / Konami


Parodius Portable
Shooter / Konami / Konami


Salamander Portable
Salamander Simulation / Konami / Konami


Street Fighter Alpha 3: MAX
Fighting / Capcom / Capcom


Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
Racing / SEGA / Sumo Digital


Twisted Metal: Head-On
Car Combat / SCEA / Incognito


GripShift
Racing-Platformer / Red Mile Entertainment / Sidhe Entertainment


DJ Max Portable 1 & 2
Rhythm / Pentavision / Pentavision


Noteworthy Games to Look Forward to:

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII / TBA
Action-RPG / Square-Enix / Square-Enix


God of War: Chains of Olympus / March 3, 2008
Action / SCEA / Ready at Dawn


Wipeout Pulse / September 2007
Racing / SCEA / Studio Liverpool


Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles / October 23, 2007
Action-Platformer / Konami / Konami


Silent Hill: Origins / November 6, 2007
Survival Horror / Konami / Climax


Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops PLUS / TBA
Stealth-Action / Konami / Kojima Productions


Patapon / TBA
Rhythm-Action / SCEA / Japan Studio


Echochrome / TBA
Puzzle / SCEA / Japan Studio


Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow / October 2, 2007
Stealth-Action / SCEA / Sony Bend


SOCOM: US Navy Seals Tactical Strike / November 6, 2007[/i]
Action / SCEA / Slant Six


SWAT: Target Liberty / October 16th, 2007
Action-Strategy / Sierra Entertainment / 3G Studios


Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command / November 11, 2007
Strategy / THQ / THQ


Final Fantasy: Dissidia / TBA
Fighting / Square-Enix / Square-Enix


Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions / October 9, 2007
SRPG / Square-Enix / Square-Enix


Star Ocean: First Departure / TBA
RPG / Square-Enix / Square-Enix


Star Ocean: The Second Evolution / TBA
RPG / Square-Enix / Square-Enix


Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness / October 30, 2007
SRPG / NIS America / Nippon Ichi Software


Harvey Birdman / November 13, 2007
Courtroom Sim / Capcom / High Voltage Software


Pursuit Force 2: Extreme Justice / November 6, 2007
Action / SCEA / BigBig Studios


Notable games not shown due to lack of screenshots and/or lulz:

GT Mobile
Racing / SCEA / lolol

Devil May Cry
Action / Capcom / lolol

And of course, feel free to add any of your personal favorites that I may have missed, or that you think deserve special praise. When it came to multiplatform or compilation titles, I tried to limit the selections to titles that had been given PSP-specific attention, or were particularly suited to the PSP's features/design.
 
#7
I wanted to get one so bad today, but I already have Daxter and the Family Guy DVD so the extra $30 turned me off.

I'd be interested in getting that sexy FF7:CC edition but would miss the opportunity to watch UMD movies on my TV.... not that big of a deal I suppose.
 
#8
mmm, great list :)

Anyone know the release date for Wipeout Pulse? It's been a long time coming and the promo/demo can only last me so long.
 

PistolGrip

sex vacation in Guam
#9
My favorite Handheld ever. Great list. If it wasnt for this system, I would have never taken handhelds seriously.

mandiller said:
mmm, great list :)

Anyone know the release date for Wipeout Pulse? It's been a long time coming and the promo/demo can only last me so long.
sometime in september.
 
#11
Awesome, another "look at all the great games [insert system here] has!" thread.

Then again, at least somebody is hyping the PSP Slim. I had no idea it was out until logging onto GAF today.
 
#13
Here's some info and a screenshot for Salamander Portable (it's not a salamander sim...)

Salamander Portable contains PSP ports of Salamander, Life Force and Salamander 2. As an added bonus, Xexex, a one-shot arcade game by the staff that created Gradius II, makes its first console appearance ever.
 
#17
Hmm it's just not the same without the little testimonials describing why people thought the games were excellent. That was the best part of the old thread IMO, gave it a more personal feel heh. Also, not a fan of putting upcoming releases on there. Regardless if this thread ends up sticking or not thanks for the effort.
 
#19
gunpey, every extend extra and puzzle quest dont deserve the tag "excellent psp game" - they are all mediocre and have broken gameplay.
 
#20
el Diablo said:
Hmm it's just not the same without the little testimonials describing why people thought the games were excellent. That was the best part of the old thread IMO, gave it a more personal feel heh. Also, not a fan of putting upcoming releases on there. Regardless if this thread ends up sticking or not thanks for the effort.
Exactly. The games need their descriptions and stuff in the original post, too.

And I agree about the upcoming releases.. those should be in a separate post.
 
#21
Is the first post ordered by quality or something else? Some games in a series like monster hunter are in order while the GTAs are far apart.
 
#22
To be honest while metal gear acid keeps more to the general metal gear storyline the game is utter and complete crap. Metal gear acid 2 is an incredible improvement over it visually and gameplay wise that i would suggest skipping the first game.
 

Stumpokapow

listen to the mad man
#23
ram said:
gunpey, every extend extra and puzzle quest dont deserve the tag "excellent psp game" - they are all mediocre and have broken gameplay.
Every single major video game media outlet that reviewed Puzzle Quest gave it 80+. It's fine for you think it's broken, but you're pretty much outside the norm here.

EEE wasn't quite as well received but still Game Informer, IGN, PSM, Edge, and games all gave it 80+. Gaming Age, Games Radar, Gamespot, and 1up all gave it mixed reviews. I personally found it awesome.

I'll give you that Gunpey is a mediocre title, although it's still worth buying IMO. Better than the DS version as well.
 
#26
Why does the Star Ocean: Second Story look like a reaaaaally bad port with high res character sprites? Those background bitmaps look really fuzzy and compressed.. too bad.

Or is it just a bad screenshot?
 

Hcoregamer00

The 'H' stands for hentai.
#34
Ecchi-Time7 said:
Hot Shot Golf PSP is the only PSP game that I've enjoyed for more than an hour and have kept instead of trading in for DS games.
I love the DS as much as the next gamer, but as they say in Antarctica "Keep that shit out of here."
 
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Vennt

Unconfirmed Member
#38
Kafel said:
juniors can create threads now ?
Andy787 isn't a junior member, he was given the tag, an old punishment once dealt to posters who tried to spam their way out of having Junior Member status before we added the "true" perma-junior nuclear option. Its a badge he'll have to wear forever.. (Or until he gets tagged again :p)
 

iceatcs

Junior Member
#39
Flo said:
Why does the Star Ocean: Second Story look like a reaaaaally bad port with high res character sprites? Those background bitmaps look really fuzzy and compressed.. too bad.

Or is it just a bad screenshot?
I hope it might be a bad screenshot.
I have played it by POPstation on my psp and it's nothing like that blurry.
 
#40
Andy787 said:
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops PLUS
Stealth-Action / Konami / Kojima Productions
o_O Wow, missed this bit of awesome news.

And I was almost sure I was going to get a DS, the decision just goes back and forth every goddamn day ;_;
 

Hcoregamer00

The 'H' stands for hentai.
#43
Ecchi-Time7 said:
Sorry it was just an opinion
Yeah, but opinions like that create sadness in a happy thread, you are killing the happy vibes.

Hope you sleep happy knowing you are killing the happy vibes.

Secks4Food said:
And I was almost sure I was going to get a DS, the decision just goes back and forth every goddamn day ;_;
If you are gamer and you don't have a PSP and a DS, you should get your gamer license revoked.
 
#45
Schrade said:
Here's some info and a screenshot for Salamander Portable (it's not a salamander sim...)

Salamander Portable contains PSP ports of Salamander, Life Force and Salamander 2. As an added bonus, Xexex, a one-shot arcade game by the staff that created Gradius II, makes its first console appearance ever.
This post contains many lies.

Salamander Portable is an excellent and wholly worthwhile substitute for Nintendogs.

Grayman said:
Is the first post ordered by quality or something else? Some games in a series like monster hunter are in order while the GTAs are far apart.
There is no order. Well, perhaps some of the higher ones were first in mind just out of subconscious preference.
 
#46
Great thread...I might actually buy a PSP next year instead of one of the next-gen consoles. The library has finally gotten to the point where it is very hard to resist, especially at the current price point.
 
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Vennt

Unconfirmed Member
#47
Ecchi-Time7 said:
I could kill the vibes more by stating that most of the games listed are terrible but I don't force my opinion as fact : )
[evil eye] I can kill a posters vibe more effectively than they can kill a threads happy vibe... [/evil eye]
 
#48
Hcoregamer00 said:
If you are gamer and you don't have a PSP and a DS, you should get your gamer license revoked.
Or I never had time for a portable until I reverted back to the ways of public transportation, that works too.

*cries over temporarily revoked drivers license*
 

Hcoregamer00

The 'H' stands for hentai.
#49
Secks4Food said:
Or I never had time for a portable until I reverted back to the ways of public transportation, that works too.

*cries over temporarily revoked drivers license*
Nope, the game lineups are so good on both consoles that you do a disservice to yourself by not having either of them. By not having both consoles you need your gaming license revoked.

For great justice!!! :D
 
#50
Flo said:
Why does the Star Ocean: Second Story look like a reaaaaally bad port with high res character sprites? Those background bitmaps look really fuzzy and compressed.. too bad.

Or is it just a bad screenshot?
It is a really bad screenshot. It is probably from a Japanese magazine scan and sized to PSP resolution, simply because there do not seem to be any direct feed screens online.

Kafel said:
juniors can create threads now ?
Schrade said:
Yeah what's up with that :( I had to wait like 5 months or so to become a member so I could post.
I am above the law. I am the king of the juniors.