Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. The character models are close to the same level of detail as the PS2 version, but unfortunately, the PSP version suffers from a shakier framerate than PS2’s version.
  2. 70
    While the PSP port plays almost exactly the same as the console version, it also suffers from minor graphical sloppiness, bipolar A.I., and extended load times, which are on par with many of the graphically heavy PSP titles.
  3. Wireless multiplayer is good and the interaction between PS2 and PSP is a good idea but the biggest problem, the loading time, is one that can't be ignored and is so bad some people may choose to switch off rather than wait. Fun, but not for short travels.
  4. All of this gameplay does come at a price: There are extremely long loading times to suffer through before each entrance video, before the actual match, and after the match is over.
  5. The gameplay and modes are identical to the PS2 version in every way I can think to evaluate them. The minigames are completely worthless, but they don’t really get in the way of the actual game so I’m going to pretend like they don’t exist and treat the game as if it was an exact PS2 port.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
#9 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 51
  2. Negative: 5 out of 51
  1. Dec 19, 2022
    Crappy gameplay! The only thing good about this game is the season mode. GM Mode is super boring.
  2. Dec 24, 2020
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  3. Jul 17, 2020
    In my opinion SvR 2006 is one of the best SvR games out of the whole series, just beaten out personally by '07. And this port for the PSP ofIn my opinion SvR 2006 is one of the best SvR games out of the whole series, just beaten out personally by '07. And this port for the PSP of this game is near perfect to it's PS2 counterpart. The graphics are almost on par and all the content found on the PS2 version is here. The gameplay is also very well kept in as well, and you'll have as much fun with this version of the game as you will on the PS2. The only thing taken out that's worth mentioning is the commentary during matches, which is replaces by the soundtrack. Not a very big deal, as the soundtrack is very good. Despite all these positives though, the atrocious load times almost ruin this port on the PSP. Every game type on this version has load times that go into the minute mark, and way past that most of the time. I don't think it's worth playing this game on an original PSP. I'd recommend playing this on either an emulator or on a modded PS Vita. The game on those platforms completely solve the loading problems and gives back all the praise the game deserves.

    TL;DR: very close port to an already good game, just not worth playing on an actual PSP.
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