The Con PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2005
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
Buy On
  1. AceGamez
    100
    The gameplay is so compelling and entertaining that it makes for a truly addictive and wonderful knockout of a game - and I'm not trying to con you here!
  2. Game Informer
    80
    It's definitely the most fun I've had with a fighting game in a long time, and it's also the one title that's managed to bring my PSP out of storage. [Nov 2005, p.178]
  3. Despite the roughness and ever-present loadtimes, I can honestly say that The Con took me by surprise by being more interesting and engaging than I would have expected.
  4. Works as the perfect lowbrow entertainment for those gamers looking for a well-made fighter that can be played as simple or deep as they want.
  5. Mixing fast paced action, and fist fighting has always been something that a fighting game required. The Con, integrates all these into a great game with only a few faults.
  6. The graphics and voiceacting for the game are very solid, but the long loading times and limited difficulty make the game nothing more than just your average fighter.
  7. Sure the heart of the game is its fighting, something that is a bit of a letdown thanks to its unintelligent AI, funny camera and long load times between fights, but it brings us something different for our favorite new handheld gaming machine.
  8. Remember the story is cheese, but the graphics and unique gambling and character creation gives this game the boost it's needs for our recommendation.

Awards & Rankings

#48 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. JoeD.
    Oct 17, 2005
    10
    It's about time we got a decent fighting game for the PSP!
  2. Mar 15, 2011
    4
    Not that great of a fighting game and Tekken is better than this piece of crap. I played this game for 30 minutes and I wanted to take thisNot that great of a fighting game and Tekken is better than this piece of crap. I played this game for 30 minutes and I wanted to take this game back to GameStop. Full Review »
  3. ClayW.
    Jun 4, 2006
    8
    If you consider the fact that the PSP is a contender for the worst D-pad of any console invented, it's a welcome idea that someone If you consider the fact that the PSP is a contender for the worst D-pad of any console invented, it's a welcome idea that someone didn't make a traditional fighter for the PSP. It combines the best of Tekken and Punch-Out, and the betting system is pretty cool. By the way, you CAN kick in just about every fighting style... Full Review »