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10 Best PSP RPGs

10 Best PSP RPGs

Role-playing games have a thrill of their own that no other games can offer. For all of you RPG fans, we have compiled a list of the best PSP RPGs for you to take your pick. Take a look...
Vijith Menon
Fact
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is the best-selling PSP game.

We all enjoy video games, don't we? Video games take us to another world where the impossible doesn't exist. It lets us journey to a new world of different possibilities. Let's face it, jumping on a mushroom actually increases our size. In real life, it would result in just a pile of squashed mushrooms.
We used to enjoy our time playing Contra and Double Dragon. These were the first multi-player games before Counter-Strike showed up. How many hours did we spend rescuing that princess in Mario? We did wish to take these games with us whenever possible. Sadly, that couldn't be done. But 10 years on, hello PSP! Here are all the games we could hope for, just on one console that can come with us anywhere.
But with so many options around, the marking out the best games can be a little overwhelming. We, at Buzzle, bring you the rundown of the best RPGs in PSP, in no particular order.
Action RPG Games for PSP

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Release Date: September 13, 2007.

Love playing the hero? Then this game was tailor-made for you, with a fantastic plot and many monsters to beat. Final Fantasy is an action, role-playing game, created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and covers all genres from action to role-playing.
This game follows Zack, as he tries to find his mentor Angeal Hewley, and unravel the truth of Project G. The game takes place from the war between the mega corporation Shinra and the people of Wutai, and to the events in Nibelheim.
Patapon 3
Release Date: April 12, 2011.

In a land where having one eye is the new trend, the Patapons try to settle down with high hopes for peace. But ignoring the High Priest's warning, when they open a mysterious box, and seven Archfiends come out to terrorize them. Once again, the time has come for a new hero to arise. Take part in this fantastic adventure with these mysterious creatures, as they try to bring their life to normalcy and defeat the villains.
The 3rd Birthday
Release Date: March 29, 2011.

On Christmas Eve, a swarm of monsters, called Twisted, attack Manhattan City. You play as Ava, the sole survivor of these attacks. Discovering a new ability called 'Overdive', you head into the past to change the future. While battling for the city's future, you try to find a clue to unlock your own memories in the process. Join her in this action-packed adventure, as she battles for survival.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Release Date: November 2, 2010.

Based on Greek mythology, you play as Kratos, the current God of War, after you killed Ares in the last game. Set in ancient Greece, you set out to find your mother to know more about your origins. After finding out that your brother Deimos is still alive, you start on a journey to meet Thanatos, and free him. Join in this epic adventure, as you battle different monsters from Greek mythology.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Release Date: September 7, 2010.

If you always wanted your Disney characters to kick butt, you are in luck. Enter this game to find King Mickey aid you in your quests against the Unversed., creatures that feed on negativity. This game also comprises various characters from the Final Fantasy series, like Zack from Crisis Core.
Valkyria Chronicles II
Release Date: January 21, 2010.

When a rebel group calling themselves the Gallian Revolutionary Army start a civil war, there's little that the Imperial Empire can do about it. Exhausted from the last battle, they send young recruits to the battlefront. You play as Avan Hardins, a fresh cadet from the Lanseal Academy, along with 2 new recruits, Zeri, a gunner, and Cosette, an engineer. Win battles to unlock new weapons and upgrades. Use strategies to make alliances to stop the war in this action RPG.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Release Date: April 28, 2010.

As far as mercenary groups go, you lead one of the best in the Colombian coast - Militaires Sans Frontieres. You play as 'Snake', the leader of this group. When a new group called the Peace Sentinels threaten the peace of the nation, Snake may have to break his own rules of not getting involved in someone else's war. If stealth games are your cup of tea, then this game shouldn't be missed.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Release Date: March 17, 2009.

Did you think we'd forget one of the most popular games out there? You play as Huang Lee, the spoiled son of a Triad boss. When an attempt to kill you goes awry, you need to figure out who to trust in this game of cat and mouse. With guns and babes aplenty, do you really need a reason not to play this game?
Tekken 6
Release Date: November 26, 2007

If you are a fan of arcade games, then look no further. Tekken 6 introduces familiar faces as well as new ones to add to their already large line-up. In the story mode, you play as Jin Kazama, the new CEO, who hosts the King of the Iron Fist tournament, as per tradition. This invites new danger as well as new challenges for Jin, as he has to defend against his father as well as an unforeseen danger that threatens to take over the world.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
Release Date: December 1, 2010.

One of the bestselling games in the market, Monster Hunter lets the player control Felynes, a group of hunters residing in a peaceful village. But with monsters attacking the residents, the villagers have had enough of the arm-bending, and decide to go on the offensive. Can you defend the village when monsters attack?
Some Other Choices
  • Ys Seven
  • Half-Minute Hero
  • Echoshift
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  • Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess

Talking of the best PSP RPGs, there will obviously be some other games besides these that encompass the action-adventure genre and are guaranteed not to disappoint. If you have any other favorites, feel free to share them with us here in the comments section below.