Despite running out of steam in the latter half of 2008, the PSP still had a stellar year with many must have games. Here are the top ten PSP games released in the year of 2008.
10. R-Type Command
Publisher: Atlus, Developer: Irem Software, Release Date: May 6, ESRB Rating: E10+
The classic side-scrolling shooter series got a facelift to become one of the freshest turn-based strategy games on the PSP. Experience R-Type like never before in this solid 2008 title.
Publisher: Atari, Developer: SilverBirch Studios / Metanet Software, Release Date: August 12, ESRB Rating: E
The breakout computer flash game can now be played while on the go with the PSP in 2008. N+ is an addicting mix of platformer and puzzle game that will keep you glue to the screen.
8. Secret Agent Clank
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: High Impact Games, Release Date: June 17, ESRB Rating: E 10+
Ratchet’s right hand man gets his own game on the PSP in 2008. Secret Agent Clank brings the charming characters, crazy weapons and excellent gameplay variety the popular series is known for.
7. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Clap Hanz, Release Date: June 3, ESRB Rating: E
The classic arcade golf series returns for another round of unadulterated fun on the PSP. 8 player local and 16 player online multiplayer modes ensure that you and your friends will get plenty playing time in Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2.
6. MLB 08: The Show
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, Release Date: March 4, ESRB Rating: E
The best sports game for PSP in 2008 is MLB 08: The Show. The most realistic simulation yet includes a bunch of new modes and features that will give baseball enthusiasts more than they ever wanted in a baseball video game.
5. Wipeout Pulse
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, Release Date: February 12, ESRB Rating: E10+
The second installment of the ultra-fast futuristic racing series on the PSP is the best yet. The presentation is aided by great graphics and a hip soundtrack. In addition to downloadable content and 8 player online mode, Wipeout Pulse is the best racing game on the system in 2008.
4. Star Ocean: First Departure
Publisher: Square Enix, Developer: Square Enix, Release Date: October 21, ESRB Rating: T
Star Ocean: First Departure marks the debut of the first Star Ocean game to American gamers. You can expect a fun real-time battle system coupled with an insanely deep customization options. A new facelift to the audio and visual elements ensure that this 2008 PSP game is the definitive version.
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, February 26, ESRB Rating: E
One of the most unique and original game on the PSP, Patapon combine the real-time strategy genre with some music rhythm based gameplay. As a result, you get a one-of-a-kind game that is both refreshing and addicting. Add in the slick visual and memorable music and you have yourself the breakout game for the PSP in 2008.
2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Publisher: Square Enix, Developer: Square Enix, Release Date: March 25, ESRB Rating: T
The most popular role-playing games of all time gets a well deserved prequel with Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Mixing short missions with simple but addicting combat, this action role-playing game is perfect to play on the PSP. Fans will also glee over the numerous guest appearances. Not to mention it is one of the best looking games on the system.
1. God of War: Chains of Olympus
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Ready at Dawn Studios, Release Date: March 4, ESRB Rating: M
One of the best action games on the Playstation 2 makes a grand debut on the PSP. God of War: Chains of Olympus is about as epic as a handheld game can get with its intense gameplay and mind-blowing graphics. The game is easily worth the price of admission if you are looking to buy a PSP just to play it. Therefore, God of War: Chains of Olympus is the best PSP game of 2008.