Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    90
    Shocking audiovisual section at service of one of the best games of the genre.
  2. It actually works on the handheld in a way no other 2D fighting game has before. [June 2010, p.117]
  3. 85
    Truly a remarkable title that fans of the original will appreciate. If you like fighting games and have already experienced Arc's latest this version is certainly not going to deliver a brand new experience; in fact it may frustrate you due to technical limitations. However, if you love fighting games and don't mind playing them on a portable console with cramped controls you will be hard pressed to find a better experience out there.
  4. 84
    A near-perfect port. [Issue#194, p.99]
  5. A perfect compliment to the original. [July 2010, p.96]
  6. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable is a solid port that is on-par with its console predecessor. Although the visuals have been downsized and the online mode is missing, the new content added to the portable version more than makes up for these few shortcomings.
  7. Dec 22, 2010
    80
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable stands as one of the best fighting game available for PSP, thanks to a solid gameplay and a good number of characters, each with abilities that make it more or less suitable for a particular approach. The ability to perform special moves by simply using the analog stick will annoy purists, but this feature can be useful if the movements required are too elaborate and difficult to achieve with the d-pad.
  8. Dec 22, 2010
    80
    Undoubtedly generous, Blazblue Calamity Trigger Portable is gracefully ported to the PSP, with numerous modes of gameplay, its rich and deep combat system, excellent production values, and divine soundtrack. If you love the genre, it an excellent title for the PSP, despite its d-pad that can render the initial fights a little tricky, and the lower resolution of the sprites compared to the HD versions.
  9. We struggle to see how this handheld version of Arc's brilliant new fighter could be much better without an arcade stick peripheral. Which would be stupid. [Aug 2010, p.123]
  10. BlazBlue Portable has made the transition from the PS3 to the PlayStation Portable exceedingly well, replicating every fun and addictive element from the console version and adding to it with new content. Visually, the game delivers, with a perfected art-design, along with the phenomenal sound effects. BlazBlue Portable delivers in every element imaginable, and can be enjoyed anywhere on the go.
  11. 80
    BlazBlue Portable is an impressive offering on its own, but gamers should keep in mind that the original PS3 version is superior, and the second BlazBlue title, Continuum Shift, has been confirmed for a U.S. launch.
  12. A noble effort, but knock-'em-downs always lose punch when ported to PSP. [Aug 2010, p.104]
  13. Great for honing skills on the road or simply on its own, CTP is an excellent port. [Jun 2010, p.79]
  14. 67
    Despite the controls, BlazBlue Portable is a game that you'll probably find immediately appealing. It's easy to pick up and start firing off combos and flashy special moves, but for hardcore fighting game fans, only a handful of characters are viable on a competitive level.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. ultragamer
    Mar 26, 2010
    10
    If you are a fan of BlazeBlue and you own a PSP this game is a must buy. The only things missing is HD graphics, online play, and a PS3 controller (ohh yeah & the enemy record/replay in training mode is missing or i just couldnt find it). Well the PS3 controller would not be very portable. I was disappointed with the lack off online play.The games does however have ad-hoc. Its basically the same as BlazeBlue with the addition of legion mode where you battle enemy groups add to your army and continue untill the game board is completely conquered.You get to battle against groups of the cast with unlimited ( outrageously over powered ) characters as the generals. BlazeBlue Portable is one of the best fighters i have played on the psp. Full Review »