Playstation Portable ROMs

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God Of War - Ghost Of Sparta  Cover Thumbnail God Of War - Ghost Of Sparta - v2.00
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2010
4.1 141956
Dragon Ball Z - Tenkaichi Tag Team  Cover Thumbnail Dragon Ball Z - Tenkaichi Tag Team
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2010
3.9 108040
Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai  Cover Thumbnail Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2006
4.1 103440
Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai 2  Cover Thumbnail Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai 2
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2007
3.9 97165
Grand Theft Auto - Vice City Stories  Cover Thumbnail Grand Theft Auto - Vice City Stories - v1.03
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2006
4.1 91094
Naruto Shippuden - Ultimate Ninja Impact  Cover Thumbnail Naruto Shippuden - Ultimate Ninja Impact
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2011
4.1 84419
Grand Theft Auto - Liberty City Stories  Cover Thumbnail Grand Theft Auto - Liberty City Stories - v3.00
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2005
4.0 72905
Tales Of The Heroes - Twin Brave  Cover Thumbnail Tales Of The Heroes - Twin Brave - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action
Year: 2012
3.2 68957
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite  Cover Thumbnail Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: 2009
4.3 66058
Assassin's Creed - Bloodlines  Cover Thumbnail Assassin's Creed - Bloodlines
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2009
4.0 60829
Musou Orochi - Maou Sairin Enhanced Version  Cover Thumbnail Musou Orochi - Maou Sairin Enhanced Version - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Beat Em Up
Year: 2012
5.0 56883
Tekken 6  Cover Thumbnail Tekken 6
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2009
4.1 55571
Naruto Shippuden - Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3  Cover Thumbnail Naruto Shippuden - Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2010
4.1 54317
Sol Trigger  Cover Thumbnail Sol Trigger - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2012
4.3 52182
 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014  Cover Thumbnail Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Sports, Simulation
Year: 2013
3.5 43852
Need For Speed - Most Wanted 5-1-0  Cover Thumbnail Need For Speed - Most Wanted 5-1-0
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Racing, Simulation
Year: 2005
3.7 43353
God Of War - Ghost Of Sparta  Cover Thumbnail God Of War - Ghost Of Sparta
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2010
4.0 42275
God Of War - Chains Of Olympus  Cover Thumbnail God Of War - Chains Of Olympus
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2008
4.1 41229
Bleach - Heat The Soul 7  Cover Thumbnail Bleach - Heat The Soul 7
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2010
4.0 38568
WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2011  Cover Thumbnail WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2011
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Sports
Year: 2010
4.0 37791
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Tag Force 2  Cover Thumbnail Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Tag Force 2 - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Strategy, Turn Based Tactics
Year: 2007
4.2 35707
Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai Another Road  Cover Thumbnail Dragon Ball Z - Shin Budokai Another Road
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2007
3.9 32302
 FIFA 14  Cover Thumbnail FIFA 14
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Sports, Simulation
Year: 2013
3.8 30576
Spider-Man 3  Cover Thumbnail Spider-Man 3 - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2007
3.8 26782
Mortal Kombat - Unchained  Cover Thumbnail Mortal Kombat - Unchained - v1.03
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2006
4.0 24854

Console History: Playstation Portable


The Sony PSP was a huge leap forward for handheld gaming devices. It was the first such device on the market to compare favorably to the graphical abilities and memory capacity of the sixth generation of consoles (PS2, Gamecube, original Xbox). The PSP's dual processor and hardware accelerator was capable of running ports that were very close to their original PS2 versions (Manhunt, Grand Theft Auto, Persona 3), while its rival the DS had graphical capabilities that were more on par with the PS1 and Nintendo 64.

The system's 2004-2005 rollout was highly successful despite concerns at the time that it was too expensive for a handheld device. The system would go on to have a lifespan of over a decade, with multiple new versions of it rolled out between 2005 and 2011. The PSP inevitably became too dated for the market and was replaced by the PS Vita, but is still widely owned and played by core gamers as it is very easy to run homebrew software on.

The PSP is oddly regarded as a "failure" in some circles, primarily because the Nintendo DS nearly doubled it in sales in spite of Sony's superior hardware. Sony's handheld enjoyed a longer overall run, however, and its 82 million total units sold worldwide makes it the third best selling handheld system and the eight best selling video game system of all time.

Part of the negativity toward the PSP in some circles may also have to do with the software lineup. The system had a very strong lineup in some genres, but not so much in others. It was arguably strongest in terms of RPGs, particularly Japanese RPGs and strategy hybrids like the Disgaea series, Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. Other genres in which the PSP was strong include racing and driving, fighting, FPS and open-world sandbox games.

The PSP also allowed players to download a wide range of both digital titles and well-emulated PS1 classics from the PlayStation Network. After Sony's PSP and PS3 "master keys" were leaked, it also became a playground for hackers, who were able to use the native PS1 emulation to run games that Sony never officially released for the system. In addition to a wide variety of homebrew software, good emulators for most consoles up to the 16-bit generation were quickly developed, and the system is now perfect for playing anything from the Atari 2600 to the Sega Genesis on the go.

The original series of PSP systems, the PSP-1000 through the PSP-3000, allow games to be played either through a UMD mini-disc or by downloading them to local storage from the PlayStation Network. Each new iteration of this original series used the same base design, but gradually added more RAM and internal storage as well as increased video output options, and the PSP-3000 introduced a built-in microphone. The PSP Go is a more inexpensive and ultra-portable version of the system that excises the UMD drive for those who only want to play games that they download. There is also an "extreme budget" version called the PSP Street that was only released outside of the United States and Japan and lacks WiFi capability and stereo sound.

The PSP is not region-locked in terms of games, but UMD movies are locked in accordance with the DVD region code. At this point, however, it's trivial to "root" any PSP by installing custom firmware and get it to run anything you want.

The PSP continues to be a popular and useful handheld system for retro gamers given how wide-open the architecture is. It's trivial to unlock the system by using simple prefab boot software installed on an SD card, and this opens up a wide range of retro emulation as well as the ability to run any PSP ISO file you care to.