PSP Role-Playing Games

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable 1.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

Platform: PSP
July 5, 2010
Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day? Maximum Persona 3--The RPG that captured critics and fans alike achieves a new level of excellence. Built upon an enhanced version of the game, players will find numerous significant improvements, including the addition of Skill Cards, part-time jobs, a total of five difficulty settings (ranging from the newcomer-friendly "beginner" to the ultra-hardcore "maniac"), and most importantly, the ability to directly control your teammates in battle. Gain a whole new perspective--The choice of your protagonist's sex at the start of the game has a dramatic impact on the game's intricate social dynamics. Persona 3 veterans will get a kick out of playing through the story from a new female perspective, gaining new Social Links, special events, and unique romantic opportunities. Slick system enhancements--Improved playability permeates every aspect of the gameplay experience. One-button menu shortcuts, streamlined team equipment changes, incredibly short load times, and other tweaks and enhancements create an ideal pace for portable gaming. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse 2.

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

Platform: PSP
October 18, 2005
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt. [Activision]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Half-Minute Hero 3.

Half-Minute Hero

Platform: PSP
October 13, 2009
As the last wandering sage and final hope for humanity, it is up to the protagonist to somehow transcend time and death to unite these legends and their unique powers in one last battle against the ultimate evil lord. Fast-paced Action for Instant Gratification - A fresh new way to play games, clearing stages in 30-second intervals. Four Completely Different and Unique Game Play Modes - Four distinct storylines and modes that encompass an action RPG, a shooter, an escort mission, and a strategy game, keep the gameplay fresh and varied. [Xseed]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 4.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Platform: PSP
March 24, 2008
Square Enix is brings this role-playing game to the PSP the fourth installment in their Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series which includes the movie "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children," the game "Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII" for PS2, and "Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII" for mobile devices.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Valkyria Chronicles II 5.

Valkyria Chronicles II

Platform: PSP
August 30, 2010
The story of Valkyria Chronicles 2 takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution. [Sega]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 6.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

Platform: PSP
September 7, 2010
Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds' safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters. Three youths - Terra, Ventus and Aqua - have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery. But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own - just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing. Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite 7.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Platform: PSP
June 22, 2009
The Monster Hunter world is always changing and you will need to be ready for anything - but killing and trapping monsters will always be most important part of your duty. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is the biggest game of the series so far, letting you adventure with up to three friends through over 500 hours of gameplay. In MHFU you can battle previously unseen monsters in new environments, not to mention the many new weapons and armor sets available. From devising the strategy to executing the attack, team play with your friends is going to be key to hunting down the ferocious beasts. MHFU rewards considered tactics and well-executed combat sequences so plan and work together and you will prosper. [Capcom]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman 8.

Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman

Platform: PSP
October 25, 2010
Known as ZettaiHero Keikakuin Japan, Z.H.P. is the only turn based strategy RPG that allows you to create your own, one and only super hero to fight vicious(?) villains. Players can create a super hero literally from head to toe. If you wish to use drills instead of hands or wheels instead of legs you can do so by simply swapping out your body parts. Battle maps are all randomly generated for mad replay value and there are tons of character and secret base customization. Z.H.P. gives you the chance to relive your childhood fantasy of making your own superhero and superhero base.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
9.7
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 9.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Platform: PSP
October 24, 2006
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine the fate of both planet Earth and the Marvel universe – revealed in one of multiple epilogues. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance offers total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story. Gamers also have the option to level up each character individually to their liking, or all team members at the same time to keep their heroes balanced. With the game's new combat system, players battle against the world's most notorious Marvel Super Villains in the air, underwater, and on the ground, using grappling, blocking and dodging moves, by charging up their Super Hero powers before unleashing them, and using environmental objects as one and two-handed weapons. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a storyline where the missions players accept, the objectives they complete, and their interactions with other characters throughout the game directly impact how the story plays out. The game also features a robust multiplayer component where fans can band together with friends as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and fight evil in both on and offline cooperative story modes. There's also a Competitive Mode where the game tracks various in-game stats so players can see how well they stack up against one another – affecting the amount of experience points earned and how equipment is distributed. [Activision]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth 10.

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

Platform: PSP
July 18, 2006
Asgard, the realm of the gods, remains locked in an eternal struggle between the benevolent Aesir and the demonic Vanir. With the end of the world approaching, Odin, Lord of Asgard, summons Lenneth Valkyrie to his side. Possessing the ability to hear the thoughts and feelings of men and women in their dying moments, he charges Valkyrie to search Midgard, the world of mortals, to recruit and train the souls of worthy warriors to join the ranks of the Aesir in the Sacred War. Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth brings the classic PlayStation® game console title, originally released in 2000, to the PSP system with completely new CG cut scenes. tri-Ace, the developers behind the acclaimed Star Ocean series and "Radiata Stories", introduce new fans to the spectacular combo attacks, unique side-scrolling environment, and gripping storyline that first captivated players six years ago. To give players a deeper understanding of the plot and to complement the game’s dramatic storyline, additional CG cutscenes have been incorporated. Some of these new scenes contain links to the story of "Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria." [Square Enix]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Ys: The Oath in Felghana 11.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Platform: PSP
November 1, 2010
Ys: The Oath in Felghana is a remake third game from the Ys series, Ys III: Wanderers From Ys.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony 12.

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

Platform: PSP
March 2, 2010
The Lunar series gets reborn on the PSP as Lunar: Silver Star Harmony with all new graphics, added gameplay features, and a re-mastered soundtrack.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 13.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Platform: PSP
March 28, 2011
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is the first of a new trilogy in the established The Legend of Heroes RPG series
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Ys Seven 14.

Ys Seven

Platform: PSP
August 16, 2010
The kingdom of Altago is rebuilding their kingdom around a newfound peace after years of war against the merciless armies of Romn. The classic adventuresome duo, Adol and Dogi, arrive in the harbor of Altago City, and quickly find themselves in a scuffle with the Dragon Knights, the kingdom's military police body, when attempting to save a local girl from harassment by one of their commanding officers. Upset by the interruption and subsequent humiliation, the commander arrests Adol and Dogi, charging them with espionage. The king of Altago, having known of the duo's pending arrival from an old trusted friend, quickly releases the pair from prison and summons them to his chambers. He tells the men about an ancient shrine that was uncovered after a recent earthquake, and asks for their help in investigating this mysterious new find. Adol and Dogi oblige, unaware that they are about to take the first steps on a long journey to save all of Altago from long-forgotten ancient forces, and to reunite the estranged five tribes who serve and protect the Five Great Dragons – deified beings who may well be the world's last hope. Ys SEVEN is the latest installment in the long-running Ys series which first debuted on PC in 1987. This is the first iteration to be built specifically for the PSP system, taking full advantage of the widescreen format and hardware. The battle system consists of a three-member battle party with enemies engaged on the field map in real-time for fast-paced combat. Old fans of the series and new players alike will be immersed into the rich vibrant world containing over 30 hours of gameplay.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure 15.

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

Platform: PSP
February 12, 2007
Gurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a stray dog. After Parin drives off the mongrel, she is shocked to discover the young girl is actually a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults. Parin is soon invited to pass through a crack in the wall behind her home and enter Monster Village. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as the Phantoms, invade the village and monsternap most of the inhabitants. Parin soon learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon hidden underneath the village and, in the right hands, powerful enough to destroy the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's quest to reclaim the Legendary Drill and set the world right. Features Non-linear game play set in vast world with a variety of stages in different environments. 23 non-player characters, 48 unique enemies, and over 90 items to collect. Destroy everything in your path with your legendary drill: almost all objects are destructible, and many hide money and valuable items. [Mastiff Games]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 16.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Platform: PSP
September 22, 2009
The rumor going around St. Hermelin High School holds that if you play the "Persona" game, you can see what the future holds for you. When a group of students-some eager, some skeptical-tries the game out, they experience something quite different. Before long, the city is turned upside-down and demons are roaming the streets, and only the students' newfound power of Persona can set things right again. Whether you pursue Takahisa Kandori and his abuses of the power he wields as SEBEC's president, or whether you delve into the curse of the Snow Queen that has plagued St. Hermelin for decades, a deep, modern, psychological tale awaits. Remember your true self, and free the tortured psyches of others... More than the same old JRPG -- Dark, philosophical, and complex, Persona sets you up in a modern day Japan that has gone into chaos. Demons run free, and you and your team must navigate corruption, mental frailty, and an alternate version of your world to bring your reality back into order. A second chance on PSP -- Offering a second opportunity to experience the beginnings of the acclaimed Persona series, this remake boasts a fully relocalized script, revamped user interface, faster battles, expanded soundtrack, and new in-game movies with voice work added just for the North American release. Unique tactical opportunities -- The inner selves known Personas are your key to progressing through the adventure, adding skills and incredible depth to your battle tactics. Expand and improve your collection through the Demon Negotiation system that offers spell cards that you can later fuse into new Personas. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.4
Brandish: The Dark Revenant 17.

Brandish: The Dark Revenant

Platform: PSP
January 13, 2015
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
Crimson Gem Saga 18.

Crimson Gem Saga

Platform: PSP
May 26, 2009
The game, a lovingly crafted exploration into the fundamentals of RPG fun, delivers lush hand-drawn visuals, an engaging fantasy tale, and an easy-to-use interface. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Cladun: This is an RPG 19.

Cladun: This is an RPG

Platform: PSP
September 20, 2010
Cladun is a retro style dungeon crawler game. Players can create their own main character from scratch using a graphics editor and the dungeons that you will be adventuring in are randomly created for infinite replay value. You can even explore the dungeons with your friends, using the ad-hoc feature of the PSP.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection 20.

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection

Platform: PSP
April 18, 2011
Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection contains both Final Fantasy IV and The After Years in one collection.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.9
Class of Heroes 2 21.

Class of Heroes 2

Platform: PSP
June 4, 2013
When crisp air turns foul, and hideous beasts creep forth to dine on the flesh of innocents, a call will go forth. A call for brave adventurers skilled enough to protect the weak and...cowardly. And when the pale moon runs crimson, and blackness devours the land with a thick fog of death, the call will turn to a howl - a plaintive, pleading shriek. In that desperate moment, the students of Crostini Academy of Adventuring Arts stand ready to quell the darkness with staff and blade. Choose from 10 races and 18 classes to build a party, then dive into dozens of locations with over 100 death-dealing Labyrinth maps crawling with over 250 monsters. Collect artifacts, conquer adversity, explore inter-dimensional travel, cheat death, then get back to campus to collect the "A" on your final!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC 22.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC

Platform: PSP
October 29, 2015
The coup d'état that threatened to shake the foundation of the Liberl Kingdom has now come to a close and Her Majesty the Queen's birthday celebrations are in full swing throughout the streets of Grancel. During that same night, a boy who vowed to make amends for his past disappeared before the girl he loved. Clutched in the girl's hand was the one thing he left for her to remember him by: a harmonica. Now her journey to find him begins The Legend of Heroes Series Continues The tale of Estelle and Joshua concludes in this engaging narrative twice the size of its predecessor. Partner up with either Schera or Agate on over 70 hours of core gameplay to thwart the growing evil that threatens Liberl. An Immersive Adventure The meticulously detailed land of Liberl awaits your return with new quests, new mini-games, new collectibles, and new and familiar locations to explore populated by hundreds of unique NPCs with their own stories to tell. Expanded Combat System The series' staple strategic turn-based system with unmatchable customization has been taken even further with all new arts, crafts, upgraded orbments, and combo attacks. Acclaimed Soundtrack Falcom's celebrated Sound Team jdk returns with 44 tracks to underscore the tumultuous resolution of one of the most moving and expansive JRPGs ever created. The Hunter of Love More Olivier than ever.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Brave Story: New Traveler 23.

Brave Story: New Traveler

Platform: PSP
July 31, 2007
On a day that starts out like any other, an 11-year-old boy's life is changed forever. As the main character and his friend Miki pass a leisurely afternoon, Miki suddenly collapses from an unknown illness. When the girl shows no sign of waking, the main character grows distraught over not being a better friend and not having the means to save her. Suddenly, a strange voice offers him a second chance: "Beyond the door you can change your destiny!" He soon leaves the real world and journeys to the world of Vision, where, as a novice "Traveler," he will surmount myriad ordeals in hopes of ultimately meeting with the Goddess of Fortune to have a single wish granted. The would-be hero quickly makes friends both strange and fascinating as he finds himself blossoming into a successful Traveler. His courage and resolve are tested time and again as he and his newfound companions travel the mysterious lands of Vision. The challenges he faces are daunting, but his growing sense of self and responsibility propel him ever forward. Valuable friendships, unbounded courage, and his own personal growth will all prove indispensable as he seeks out his destiny: a life-changing adventure and the discovery of a hero inside an ordinary kid. [XSEED]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Star Ocean: Second Evolution 24.

Star Ocean: Second Evolution

Platform: PSP
January 19, 2009
Following the exploits of humankind’s journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga comes to life in the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution, exclusively for the PSP system. Now with a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen, players can experience their journey through the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin 25.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin

Platform: PSP
September 20, 2011
Over 12 years in the making, the official localization of Innocent Sin provides patient fans with the other side of the Persona 2 arc, a dark adventure about high school students who find their reality being twisted by rumors, and who must draw on their inner strengths, their Personas, to bring back order. Taking advantage of PSP system's 16:9 aspect ratio, higher resolution display, superior audio, and increased horsepower, this remastered version of one of the pinnacles of ATLUS' flagship Shin Megami Tensei franchise delivers the game in style with a sleek new interface, new sidequests in the Climax Theater, and the player's choice of the fully remixed or original soundtrack.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.2
ClaDun x2 26.

ClaDun x2

Platform: PSP
August 30, 2011
Dive back into the world of Arcanus Cella with a new cast and a new adventure in ClaDun x2.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.3
Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony 27.

Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony

Platform: PSP
October 30, 2006
Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is an all-new adventure, created from the ground up specifically for the PSP handheld system. Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony features all-new playable characters and a freshly designed, non-linear, single player campaign as well as support for Ad Hoc co-operative and competitive multiplayer games. Multiple characters to choose from - Characters can be customized as they level up into different Hero Classes and then even further into Legendary Classes. Player can choose from numerous Pets and Companions to play with. Gameplay will encourage the player to constantly switch between unique Pets and Companions to use their special powers. Face over 100 monsters including well known monsters from the Dungeon Siege world as well as many new creatures. Multiplayer Cooperative Campaign allows you to play with a friend. Each player can bring a Pet or Companion adding up to a four party experience. Multiplayer Battle Arenas allow a concise, fun party experience for players who don't have time for a full campaign. 15 hours of gameplay with 2 different modes Mercenary and Elite. [2K Games]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Star Ocean: First Departure 28.

Star Ocean: First Departure

Platform: PSP
October 21, 2008
Space Date 346: The crew of a Terran Federation ship arrives on the planet Roak. With the help of a stalwart band of local heroes, the crew must work together to unravel a mystery and halt a galactic war.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 29.

What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2

Platform: PSP
April 29, 2010
The sequel to Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone 30.

Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone

Platform: PSP
September 16, 2008
Yggdra Union is a card-based strategy RPG for the PSP. For years, strategy RPG fans have accepted repetitive, non-interactive battle sequences as the genre standard; few games have dared to break the mold. Yggdra Union blows through, shattering the mold into tiny, unrecognizable bits. Experience a fresh mix of turn-based strategy and real-time action, constantly engaging the player and providing intense gameplay combined with tactical card-based combat. Originally released for Game Boy Advance, Yggdra Union is remade and loaded with enhancements, including fully remastered audio and visuals (featuring the artwork of famed character designer and manga artist Satoko Kiyuzuki), fully-voiced dialogue in both Japanese and English, a widescreen aspect ratio, additional difficulty settings, new unlockable content, and more... all exclusive to the PSP system. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 31.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

Platform: PSP
August 28, 2007
The hunt-or-be-hunted adventure continues with more content and options than ever before. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 builds on Monster Hunter2 (Dos) for the PS2 (previously released in Japan only) and contains 50% more content than the original Monster Hunter Freedom. In this unique action-adventure game, gamers increase their play skills as they battle through breath-taking environments while defeating bloodthirsty creatures. As mighty hunters, players can face a variety of quests alone, but the true spirit of the game comes from playing with others. Multiplayer cooperative battles for up to four friends via wireless ad hoc mode foster team building and strategy for the ultimate battle of man vs. beast. Players can fully customize their characters, building up their abilities with armor and weaponry as they make their way through hundreds of quests. With the addition of infrastructure functionality, players will now be able to download even more content and quests. [Capcom]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.5
Justice League Heroes 32.

Justice League Heroes

Platform: PSP
November 22, 2006
Justice League Heroes is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes. Each hero possesses an array of character-specific, upgradeable superpowers resulting in unique controls and fighting-styles. Engaging in one-to-two player cooperative combat, gamers are be able to customize and master these superpowers as they travel through interactive and destructible environments spanning the farthest corners of the universe. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Kingdom of Paradise 33.

Kingdom of Paradise

Platform: PSP
November 15, 2005
(Also known as "Key of Heaven") Kingdom of Paradise is an action-RPG title where players take the role of a young warrior outcast named Shinbu. When one of the five martial clans attempts to disrupt a peaceful balance of power within the land of Ohka, Shinbu seeks to defend his clan and restore equal power to the five clans that once ruled the world. With more than 20 hours of gameplay, players will venture through vast, living worlds and battle mythical enemies in a quest to restore peace to Ohka. More than 150 sword attack styles are available and players can create unique fighting combos by customizing sword attacks and moves gained throughout the game. In Ad Hoc mode, custom-created sword skills can be shared with friends and players can battle in one-on-one matches. Special skills and defensive items, along with an exclusive sword, are available to download via Infrastructure mode. [SCEA]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
No Heroes Allowed! 34.

No Heroes Allowed!

Platform: PSP
November 1, 2010
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.0
Gods Eater Burst 35.

Gods Eater Burst

Platform: PSP
March 15, 2011
Gods Eater Burst is the enhanced successor of the PSP hit God Eater.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Monster Hunter Freedom 36.

Monster Hunter Freedom

Platform: PSP
May 23, 2006
Non-stop adventures await you in the land of ferocious bloodthirsty beasts. Experience breathtaking graphics, immersive gameplay and action packed battles. Master a dynamic, ruthless world and carve out a name for yourself. Multiplayer action allows players to join hunting parties to bring down the beasts. Choose from tons of different and exciting quests to complete. Hunt alone or with up to four players in Ad Hoc mode. Customizable characters give each player unique experiences. Become a "treasure hunter" in a two player co-op game – Collect and deliver treasures in this fast paced timed game. New Felyne Kitchen – hire feisty chefs to produce unique meals to help enhance your abilities. [Capcom]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.4
Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground 37.

Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground

Platform: PSP
June 19, 2007
(Known as "Chronicle of Dungeon Maker" in Japan) An ambitious but novice dungeon maker arrives in a small town known to suffer periodic attacks from violent monsters. He buys a vast plot of land at the outskirts of the town to create a grand dungeon in hopes of luring in various enemy monsters which to hunt to collect gold and items. He envisions his complete dungeon to be one so appealing as to lure the legendary Wandering Demon. Defeating this menacing monster would free the townspeople from the fear he casts upon them, while winning acclaim as a true dungeon maker for the "Architect." The townspeople are initially skeptical about the Architect's ability to achieve his ultimate goal of building such a dungeon. Over the years, they've watched other such dungeon makers arrive with great plans but ultimately fail -- falling prey to the very monsters they've lured into their dungeons or haphazardly abandoning their creations. However, as the Architect's dungeon grows and improves, luring rarer and more powerful enemies, and he begins bringing back more valuable treasures, the townspeople begin offering support to his mission. Soon the whole town is involved in the dungeon making process; they give advice about the intricacies of dungeon making, sell crucial items, provide weapons and magic spells, treat the Architect when injured, and request various favors to be completed in the expanding dungeon in exchange for generous rewards. Whether the growing hopes of the townspeople and the Architect will be realized all depends on the quality of the dungeon he creates and his developing battle skills. Design and modify a customizable dungeon, floor-by-floor, using simple controls to quickly develop a deep and detailed dungeon. Strategically layout and improve your dungeon to maximize its attractiveness and lure in the most sought-after enemies to take their loot. Fight real-time battles wielding various melee and ranged weapons, casting magic spells, rendering special attacks, and summoning creatures to defeat the wide variety of monsters including undead creatures, orcs, and dragons. Enjoy the vast selection of building materials to customize your dungeon and complete quests to access the rarer items from the wide array of weapons, armors, and accessories to upgrade your warrior. Trade dungeons -- Utilize network connectivity to trade dungeons with a friend. Show off your dungeon creation skills and explore a friend's dungeon to see what kind of monsters and treasures lie inside. [XSEED]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.4
What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 38.

What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!?

Platform: PSP
July 16, 2009
[Playstation Network] Also known as "What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord?!" The goal of the game is clean and simple: As the God of Destruction, you must create a dungeon that is difficult and powerful enough to fend off human hero invasions. The dungeon must have a self-sustaining ecosystem, so players must strategically dig and create a dungeon with a balanced food chain. Periodically, human heroes will invade the dungeon in order to bring peace and harmony to the world, but they are your enemies. You must destroy the heroes before they capture the Overlord and take him back to the surface. [NIS America]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
5.9
Phantasy Star Portable 2 39.

Phantasy Star Portable 2

Platform: PSP
September 13, 2010
Explore the universe of SEGA's critically acclaimed and best selling RPG franchise in this second installment of the Phantasy Star portable series.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.1
Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain 40.

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Platform: PSP
November 1, 2011
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Hexyz Force 41.

Hexyz Force

Platform: PSP
May 24, 2010
Long ago, Norvia, the Goddess of Creation, descended from the heavens. Using the Holy Vessel, a divine chalice charged with all Force (the spiritual energy in the universe), she created life and the Divinities, shepherds of existence. For a while, all was good. After a time, Delgaia, the God of Destruction, brought about a great calamity known as the Gods' Remorse. He intended to return all Force to the Holy Vessel, returning Berge to the void. The Divinities sacrificed themselves to defeat Delgaia, delivering Berge from doom and sealing the God of Destruction away deep within the earth. As Berge lay in ruin, a result of its bitter war, Norvia made a covenant. She would restore Berge to its former beauty on one condition. An Hour of Judgment would eventually come to pass, and in it, the world would have to decide its ultimate path: creation or destruction. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.4
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion 42.

The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion

Platform: PSP
November 15, 2005
The game is a single-player turn-based role-playing game featuring more than 100 unique characters to interact with, over 50 hours of gameplay and a deeply involving story line that unfolds in one of beautifully crafted 3D environments. Known by the name: Eiyuu Densetsu ("Legend of Heroes") Gagharv Trilogy: Akai Shizuku ("Crimson Tears") in Japan, the game is developed by legendary Nihon Falcom in Tokyo. The company is well known for their RPG work on many platforms and brands, including the "Ys", "Brandish" and "Sorcerian Series." While faithful to the "Legend of Heroes" series, players unfamiliar with the story will discover an easy-to-pick-up gameplay experience. [Bandai]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.9
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade 43.

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade

Platform: PSP
March 22, 2005
Journey to a fantasy world beyond the realms of imagination and engage in battles to save Aven, a timeless city of safe haven and the last remaining stronghold for your people. As a dark threat looms and the gathering of unknown forces grows ever so stronger, heroes have been called and the Brotherhood of the Blade must be formed. It is up to you and your chosen Brothers to venture out into the wilds and barren regions beyond the walls of Aven to unravel the mysteries of this looming peril. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a hack 'n slash action adventure available exclusively for the PSP. Experience RPG action, fantasy adventure and wireless multiplayer fun in beautiful 3D environments as you select from four unique character classes to battle powerful creatures and unravel the mysteries of an ancient planet. [Sony Online Entertainment]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
Riviera: The Promised Land 44.

Riviera: The Promised Land

Platform: PSP
July 11, 2007
1000 years have passed since Ragnarok, the war between Asgard, realm of the gods, and Utgard, home of the demons. Recently, the floating island of Riviera has been showing signs of the demons’ return. With the gods no longer present, another Ragnarok would mean certain doom for Asgard. The decision had been made to evoke the Retribution and destroy Riviera; the Grim Angels Ein and Ledah were appointed as the executors of this task. Now, two angels descend upon the Promised Land. [Atlus Software]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.0
Final Fantasy 45.

Final Fantasy

Platform: PSP
June 26, 2007
In FINAL FANTASY, the tale begins when four young warriors, each possessing a Crystal, are summoned to bring the world back to a harmonious elemental balance. During their voyage, they discover a nefarious entity has created turmoil in the structure of time in order to take control of the world, causing the heroes to travel to places they never imagined possible. This all-new anniversary edition contain the best treatment of the classic RPG and features all-new character art, updated graphics, new dungeons, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an updated camera view that gives players a new vantage point. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.6
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time 46.

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time

Platform: PSP
July 31, 2012
Never before released outside of Japan and widely considered the best entry in the long-running franchise, this PSP system iteration of the fourth chapter in the Growlanser saga delivers visuals remastered for PSP system's 16:9 widescreen, a vastly expanded script with tons of new characters to meet and quests to complete, a wealth of new ending possibilities, and much more, making it the first and only version of the game North American fans will ever want!
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.8
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 47.

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Platform: PSP
July 17, 2007
Along with the fast-paced battles the Tales series is known for, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology also lets players create their own hero. Choose from a host of options, such as voice, hairstyle and class, to start a hero or heroine on their epic journey. Then through your adventures, find, customize, or create hundreds of items to equip in order to make the ideal character, or trade your items using the PSP system wireless functionality. In Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, the player's own creation--the player's own hero--will embark on an epic quest to save the world. Along with its RPG game play, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology features the largest collection of both old and new characters to be incorporated into the storyline. Experience the storyline as beloved Tales characters such as Stahn Aileron from Tales of Destiny, Reid Hershel from Tales of Destiny II, Lloyd Irving from Tales of Symphonia and Luke fon Fabre from Tales of the Abyss, and many more, join the player in battle and aid them on this new quest. All the new and classic Tales characters come together to weave a tale in this addition to the renowned Tales series. [Namco Bandai Games]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.7
PoPoLoCrois 48.

PoPoLoCrois

Platform: PSP
November 29, 2005
This classic fantasy story features brand-new sequences from the animated TV series, new playable adventures, plus exciting battles with rich, vibrant colors and cell-shaded 2D graphics. You'll be hooked on the delightful characters and animated storyline that is fun for all ages. Features Charming Cel-shaded Graphics in Rich, Vibrant Color; Save Feature for Playing On-The-Go; 30+ Hours of Game Play; and Bonus Anime Sequences from the Japanese TV Series. [Agetec]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner 49.

Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner

Platform: PSP
February 19, 2007
There was a time when mankind and monsters coexisted in peace, but The Great Disaster put an end to that era. The world changed radically, with all the planet’s monsters disappearing in an instant, leaving behind only jewels that radiated tremendous energy. This energy source became known as jewel power and enabled the survivors to revive their civilization. Now, the peace achieved through jewel power has been endangered by a new threat. Strange Abominations have mysteriously appeared and unleashed legions of monsters on the helpless populace. To combat them, an organization known as the Order was established to study jewels and harness their power. Their research led to the formation of an elite class of warriors called Jewel Summoners, those with the power to summon monsters from jewels and control them in combat. With the aid of the Order, it is up to these powerful Jewel Summoners to restore peace once again. Use the power of amalgamy to evolve your monsters and create a creature with unrivaled power. Collect, trade, and battle monsters with your friends for ultimate bragging rights. [Atlus Software]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.3
Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death 50.

Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death

Platform: PSP
August 23, 2011
This PSN-exclusive version of Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death features a Tarot Card character generation system, and the classic dice-rolling rule set you know and love, with optional all-new Battle and Test Your Luck systems for bold adventurers to explore.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code 51.

Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code

Platform: PSP
March 28, 2006
While struggling to evade capture and death in the war-ravaged wilderness, some of these shape-shifter refugees stumble upon a carefully guarded and stunning secret that rekindles hope for freedom and peace to the realm. Can these refugees-turned-heroes bring the last surviving heir of the dynasty to the capital city or will they lead him to the warlord's hand, dooming their race into extinction and their human cousins to endless oppression and strife? Untold Legends The Warrior's Code builds upon the success of the original through an all-new, epic storyline brought to life through dramatic in-game cinematics, a completely new combat experience and enhanced 3D graphics featuring improved graphics, special effects and lighting. Players now experience an evolution in the action-RPG genre through an upgraded combat engine designed for strategic combat, a wider variety of combat moves and special abilities, interactive boss battles with unique AI, and dynamic attacks of opportunity. [SOE]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.3
Ragnarok Tactics 52.

Ragnarok Tactics

Platform: PSP
November 6, 2012
Centuries have past since the epic battle between humanity and the ethereal known as the Holy War came to an end, with mankind ultimately claiming victory. From the destruction caused by the war rose two great nations, each believing that they alone had the right to rule, and the tenuous peace that had begun to take hold was shattered by the reemergence of violence and bloodshed across the land. Eventually, the war between the two nations ground to a halt as both sides had neither the resources nor the strength to continue to fight, and an uneasy peace once again began to take hold. However in the shadows, the specter of war threatens to emerge to plague humanity once again. - Based on the MMO classic, Ragnarok Online! - Engage in exhilarating battles! - Create your own custom characters! - Exchange items and weapons with friends! - Complete five different endings!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.2
Phantasy Star Portable 53.

Phantasy Star Portable

Platform: PSP
March 3, 2009
Fans of the acclaimed Phantasy Star Universe series can now explore Gurhal on-the-go via the PSP m. Up to four friends team up to unravel the exclusive new storyline that picks up where Phantasy Star Universe ends and before the start of PSU: Ambition of the Illuminus. The infestation of the alien SEED was thought to be under control by the end of PSU, but a new menace has stricken the Gurhal system. Alongside a new character named Vivienne, players must investigate the contamination and clear out the affected wildlife. In this intriguing new installment, players will delve deeper than ever before into the mysteries of Phantasy Star Universe. [Sega]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.7
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim 54.

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Platform: PSP
February 28, 2006
Washed ashore on an uncharted island, Adol Christin begins a new journey in Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Lush environments, beautifully rendered characters and animated 3D backdrops combine to create the setting for Adol's newest adventure. Now on the PSP, our red-headed hero must fight deadly monsters and menacing bosses with a variety of sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells to uncover the secrets that lie in Canaan's mysterious whirlpools. Power-up three magical swords to gain special abilities and attacks. Combines real-time, fast-paced action and strategic boss battles. Unlock and play fun new mini-games with characters from the island. Play soundtrack & view character profiles in brand new modes. [Konami]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.4
The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch 55.

The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch

Platform: PSP
June 20, 2006
This role-playing title featuring meticulously detailed characters and an epic coming-of-age story introduces two courageous young heroes who must save a magical world in peril. With the return of the "pet system" and the environments from the original The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion, The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch offers easy-pick-up-and-play game mechanics and improved enemies that gauge the player's strength before attacking. The game opens with childhood friends Jurio and Chris as they embark on a pilgrimage to five shrines surrounding their village. During their journey, they learn of the dangers of the Raual Wave that threatens to destroy everything in its path. Can Jurio and Chris, with the help of their friends, stop the Raual Wave emanating from Queen Isabella's castle? Will they discover the identity of the mysterious Moonlight Witch who predicted it all? Players can join in the adventure with this elegant turn-based role-playing title developed by the legendary Nihon Falcom. [Namco Bandai]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.4
Final Fantasy II 56.

Final Fantasy II

Platform: PSP
July 24, 2007
In FINAL FANTASY II, a malevolent emperor has called upon monsters from a demonic realm to take over the world, ending what seemed to be an eternal period of peace. Thousands of lives succumb to their attacks, leaving many children orphaned. From the destruction rise four young survivors who will take it upon themselves to stop the merciless ruler and avenge the death of their parents. This all-new anniversary edition contain the best treatment of the classic RPG and features all-new character art, updated graphics, new dungeons, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an updated camera view that gives players a new vantage point. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.8
Ys I & II Chronicles 57.

Ys I & II Chronicles

Platform: PSP
February 21, 2011
Ys I & II Chronicles combines the first two Ys games into one package.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.6
Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos 58.

Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos

Platform: PSP
April 24, 2007
The unique gaming experience offered by Aedis Eclipse comes from the combination of team customization and item crafting on one hand, to the dynamic combat multi-unit battle system, on the other. The PSP format allows gamers to briefly pick up their hand-held to enjoy strategic thinking anytime, anywhere. The world of Aedis Eclipse is divided into three worlds, the divine, upper, and lower. Each world has their own main character and story; therefore, players can experience three different stories at once. Depending on which world the player begins with, the difficulty level will differ. The lower world is regarded as the beginner’s stage with many tutorials to guide the player through the game. The higher the world you choose to play with, the more difficult it becomes. DIVINE WORLD: In a world where angels and demons lived together in peace, tragedy strikes as the king of demons is assassinated by a radical group of angels. Now, a war has broken out between the two factions and you must stop them from destroying the world. UPPER WORLD: A young knight has arrived in a kingdom ruled by a ruthless ruler. His fellow comrades have been captured by the royal army and you must rescue them before it is too late. LOWER WORLD: Another boring day of school is suddenly interrupted by a surprise bombardment. While most students flee for safety, you decide to watch the battle. In a bizarre turn of events, you are dragged into the bloody warfare. [NIS America]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.3
Unchained Blades 59.

Unchained Blades

Platform: PSP
June 26, 2012
Though Fang is already renowned as the ruthless and feared Dragon Emperor, his lust for strength brings him to the doorsteps of the great Goddess Clunea. When he arrogantly demands that she find him a fitting opponent to defeat, the offended creator banishes him to crawl upon the ground in a weakened state. Now Fang must traverse dangerous living temples of the Goddess' creation, known as Titans, in order to meet his maker once again and exact his revenge. But he cannot do it alone...
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.8
Class of Heroes 60.

Class of Heroes

Platform: PSP
June 9, 2009
Long ago, without reason or explanation, the mysterious labyrinths came to be, and the world was changed forever. In a constant state of flux, they sprawl across the world like a web, connecting towns and villages, mountains, lakes, and deserts. Many adventurers delved into these labyrinths dreaming of riches, and those fortunate enough to return did so with amazing stories and unimaginable treasures. It was only natural that the children of the world began to look upon these heroes with unconditional admiration, eager to follow in their footsteps. And so, academies for adventurers were born. Particus Academy may not be the first such school, but we certainly endeavor to be the best! Here at Particus, we strive to equip young men and women with the tools they'll need to become full-fledged adventurers. Bravery, spellcraft, swordplay, 101 ways to avoid dying a horrible death... These and many other lessons and skills await prospective students! We hope your studies here are as enriching and productive as you've dreamed they would be. Over 500 character possibilities - 10 races, 2 genders, 3 alignments, and 15 majors add up to incredible opportunity to customize your party! Change majors for further customization at higher levels. 80 hours of classic dungeon crawling - This is as classic as dungeon crawling gets in an ever-changing 3-D labyrinth containing more than 75 maps full of puzzles, traps, and treasure. Battle hundreds of monster types and uncover over 1300 item types. Flexible alchemy system - Offering more than 400 recipes, this system allows you to synthesize new items from random components found in the labyrinths, as well as customize your weapons' attributes, range, and strength. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.1
Jikandia: The Timeless Land 61.

Jikandia: The Timeless Land

Platform: PSP
March 14, 2011
Jikandia: The Timeless Land retro-style action RPG game for the PSP.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light 62.

Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light

Platform: PSP
July 18, 2006
In a world protected by the gentle Prismatic Moon, an ancient evil is stirring. The Dread Knight has reappeared to wreak havoc across the land, and the Dark Lord gathers his terrible strength. The world's only hope rests in the hands of a reluctant young adventurer named Lance. Discover your heritage and learn what it means to be the Protector of Light, Blade Dancer. [NIS America]
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.5
Eragon 63.

Eragon

Platform: PSP
November 14, 2006
Play as Eragon and his dragon as they set out to fulfill their destiny. Endure perilous travels, adventure and heart-pounding combat as you live the epic events of the movie. Disable and dispatch enemies with the unparalleled skills of a true Dragon Ride. Eragon's combat system features a variety of blistering attacks and defences, including a unique degradable block system. Extensive Dragon Combat – Ride Saphira and blast your enemies with bursts of fire, and call in devastating dragon attacks during melee battles. Eragon features multiplayer co-op with team attack bonuses and dragon fight/flight combo gameplay. Full cooperation from the film production team provides faithful implementation of the movie's look-and-feel. As Eragon discovers the powers hidden within him he learns to unleash magical attacks to decimate his foes. [Vivendi Games]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean 64.

The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean

Platform: PSP
January 23, 2007
A standalone story set in the rich universe of The Legend of Heroes series, The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean has players take on the role of Forte, a young musician living in the dark Numeros Empire who sets off on an adventure that could determine the fate of the world. With over 50 hours of gameplay, players take Forte and his group of wandering musicians on a journey to discover a long-forgotten song of mysterious power left behind by a legendary composer. The 100 unique illustrated characters bring the adventure to life and the familiar RPG gameplay lets anyone with a PSP system become a hero. With a unique pet system and the ability to save anywhere, The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean delivers a classic RPG experience. [Namco Bandai Games]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.3
Adventures to Go! 65.

Adventures to Go!

Platform: PSP
October 27, 2009
In this hilarious and innovative strategy RPG, players take control of Finn Courtland and his band of misfits in their quest for fame and riches. Along the way, they just might have to save the world from the evil Arbitus and his demons. Each dungeon is randomly generated according to the player's specifications, so the game offers endless replayability and a guarantee of new surprises every time you pick it up. Grid-based battles challenge players to think strategically. Control a diverse team of characters with unique spells and abilities. A huge variety of spells, weapons, and monsters. [Natsume]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.8
Fate/Extra 66.

Fate/Extra

Platform: PSP
November 1, 2011
Fate/Extra is a game where players wake up in a strange virtual world with no recollection of the past as you try to figure out who you are.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.1
Neverland Card Battles 67.

Neverland Card Battles

Platform: PSP
October 27, 2008
The war between humans and demons is tearing Neverland apart, and the ensuing chaos threatens to free the evil god Hellgaia from his tomb. Now, the future rests solely in the hands of the Dominators, those who can wield the otherworldly power found within the land’s Spectral Cards. As Galahad, a young and brash Dominator, set forth on a quest to banish Hellgaia back to his shrine forever and save Neverland from judgment day. [Yuke's]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.2
Dragoneer's Aria 68.

Dragoneer's Aria

Platform: PSP
August 21, 2007
For centuries, all was peaceful...until a fierce Black Dragon suddenly appeared and destroyed the capital city, Granadis. Valen, freshly graduated from Dragoon school, must now ensure the safety of the world's six dragons and try to track down the evil Black Dragon. Follow his adventure to save the world. [NIS America]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
6.4
Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts 69.

Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts

Platform: PSP
February 15, 2008
The PSP has its own unique story of Three Kingdoms and the heroes that rise up to fight back the looming Evil. Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts is a fully customizable adventure throwing hundreds of weapons, skills, and fighting styles your way while keeping the classic game’s exciting multiplayer element intact. [Hudson]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
6.2
Elminage Original 70.

Elminage Original

Platform: PSP
November 20, 2012
Embark on a grand adventure in the lands of Halodra Ille! Long ago, the gods forged their powers into six rings using them to create a barrier to protect the world. When a group of dark priestesses attempt to shatter the barrier and summon their Demon King, five of the six rings scatter themselves throughout the land to prevent further damage to the weakened barrier. To purge the land of this evil, you must lead your party of heroes on an adventure to find and bring the five rings together, restoring balance to the world! - Explore vast dungeons, ancient ruins and forests - Master 150 skills and spells and over 500 items! - Choose from 12 races and 16 character classes - Slay over 200 monsters, beasts and dragons!
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.0
Valhalla Knights 71.

Valhalla Knights

Platform: PSP
April 17, 2007
A place that was forgotten by history, where humans, elves, dwarves, halflings and other various races lived together in harmony...it was a paradise, surrounded by deep green forests and crystal clear streams. However, the roar of the demons tore apart their peaceful lives. It was the return of the Dark Lord, the previous ruler of the land, which sparked a new round of battles that would eventually encompass all the races. Customizable characters give each player a unique experience. Select from five races (human, dwarf, halfling, elf, machine) and eight different job classes (Fighter, Mage, Priest, Thief, Knight, Samurai, Ninja, Anchor). Enjoy the vast selection of weapons, armor and accessories which also become visible on the in-game models when equipped. Real-time battles in which the player can switch between controlling any of the six party members on the fly. Complete quests to earn more gold to help recruit new party members or upgrade equipment. Network Play – Team up with other players in two multi-player modes, 2-Player Co-op Mode and 2-Player Versus Mode. All items and gold earned in multi-player can be carried back to the single-player game. [XSEED]
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.6
Lord of Arcana 72.

Lord of Arcana

Platform: PSP
January 25, 2011
Lord of Arcana has the player on a quest for the power of Arcana and live out the destiny of the one bound to it.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.5
Warriors of the Lost Empire 73.

Warriors of the Lost Empire

Platform: PSP
December 13, 2007
Hack-N-Slash your way through enemy infested dungeons in this action/RPG hybrid. Gather items and raw materials to craft awesome alchemic weapons to defeat your enemies. Find rare and hidden treasures, learn powerful new techniques and spells and vanquish the evil that is plaguing your kingdom. With hundreds of different items and even more combinations, the ability to develop and “bless” your weapon and armor is almost unprecedented. Not only can you enhance your equipment, you can also purchase upgrades from the NPC’s, further expanding the amount of customization within the game. There are four different avatars that you can choose from, each with their own unique abilities and skill sets. Pick the one that is most suited to your playing style. You and a friend can explore and conquer the various dungeons that are available to you. By combining the skills available to each other, you can compliment one another and enjoy another level of gaming goodness. There is also a dungeon mode, which lets you re-explore dungeons for other content once you have cleared the game, adding more replay value to the title. With hardly any load times, you move from one floor to another within the dungeons to keep the action fast and furious. [UFO Interactive]
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.1
Alien Syndrome 74.

Alien Syndrome

Platform: PSP
July 24, 2007
In Alien Syndrome, players take control of the game's strong and enigmatic heroine – Earth Command Trooper Aileen Harding – and battle a variety of fearsome aliens and colossal bosses. Gamers choose from a wide selection of character specialties and skills as they progress through an engrossing campaign, protected by many different types of armor and using a variety of melee and ranged weaponry. Players can improve their heroine's statistics and discover a huge number of powerful new abilities as they fight through infested spaceships and bizarre alien planets. Alien Syndrome features two fast-paced action-RPG modes – the dramatic and engaging single-player campaign, plus an infinitely replayable co-op multiplayer mode for up to four players. Derived from the classic SEGA arcade game, Alien Syndrome's new action-RPG gameplay makes it easy to pick up and play, while its depth and wealth of features and missions keeps it challenging for all gamers. Alien Syndrome features 20 different weapons including flamethrowers, quad-barreled lasers, nanobot swarms that dissolve enemies, and incendiary grenades that shoot fire geysers from the ground. Each weapon offers advantages and disadvantages, dependent upon how it is used and the specializations players have chosen to adopt. Alien Syndrome's fast-paced combat also allows for any number of combat strategies to defeat over 100 different alien enemies at one time. [Sega]
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.4
Valhalla Knights 2 75.

Valhalla Knights 2

Platform: PSP
October 1, 2008
Sequel to the Valhalla Knights, Valhalla Knights 2 promises to give fans of the original game a vast and expansive world to explore, and the customization tools to create the ultimate battle party. This action RPG (Role Playing Game) sequel adds new races, job classes, weapons, magic spells, foes, armor and more to the Valhalla Knights universe, within an engrossing story arc. Controlling and choosing character aspects such as skills, race, and appearance, players can engage in real-time 6 on 6 battles, reliant on tactical combat strategies to achieve success. Supporting 2 player ad hoc network play, gamers can engage in Co-op and Versus modes with friends, or simply trade items and weapons. [XSEED]
Metascore:
50
User Score:
5.8
Astonishia Story 76.

Astonishia Story

Platform: PSP
June 6, 2006
In Astonishia Story, players embody an honorable royal knight and embark upon an epic journey to recover a stolen sacred relic that symbolizes prosperity and fortune. Players must seek the help of wizards and many other mysterious allies to succeed. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
48
User Score:
5.6
Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires 77.

Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires

Platform: PSP
September 26, 2006
Known as Shinki Gensou: SSII Unlimited Side in Japan, Spectral Souls immerses you in a great battle between good and evil. During this role-playing game, you can switch between characters from three opposing kingdoms.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.2
Mimana Iyar Chronicle 78.

Mimana Iyar Chronicle

Platform: PSP
March 30, 2010
Mimana Iyar Chronicles blends the traditional RPG elements of vast map exploration and treacherous dungeon spelunking. Engage in fast-paced battles in a quasi-3D environment where you control the character’s movement and actions, and strategically command your party to turn the tide of battle. Your actions dictate how the story unfolds, through numerous fully-voiced event sequences. [Aksys Games]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.3
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance 79.

Mana Khemia: Student Alliance

Platform: PSP
March 10, 2009
Now you can enjoy the best RPG about an amnesiatic boy attending an alchemy academy in an isolated part of the world anywhere you please.Take Mana Khemia wherever you go, and battle alongside your friends with the all-new Multiplayer mode. And with the revolutionary Jump Start function, loading times are a breeze. [NIS America]
Metascore:
41
User Score:
6.6
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