The Best PSP Action Games

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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation Portable at some point.

If you owned a PSP at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few action games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PSP action games of all time.

This list features the most popular and best-selling action games that were released for PSP. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list includes popular titles like Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and many more. Vote up all the top action games below, and vote down all the ones you found were lacking.

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    • Developer: Ready at Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio

    Embark on an epic journey in God of War: Ghost of Sparta as the iconic anti-hero Kratos, uncovering his tragic past and seeking redemption for his sins. Set between the events of God of War I and II, players will experience intense combat, captivating visuals, and engaging storytelling. With new weapons like the towering Arms of Sparta, your foes will tremble at the might of a Spartan warrior. What truly sets this title apart is its exploration of Kratos' emotional depth, further elevating the series to legendary status.

    • Developer: Ready at Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio

    Witness the origin story of Kratos in God of War: Chains of Olympus, a prequel to the award-winning series. As a servant of the Gods, Kratos must prevent the force of darkness from engulfing the world by rescuing Helios, the Sun God. Utilize the devastating Blades of Chaos and powerful magical abilities to lay waste to mythological beasts and deities alike. With breathtaking visuals, exhilarating combat, and an unforgettable story, Chains of Olympus is a must-play for both fans and newcomers to the franchise.

  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
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    • Developer: Kojima Productions, Kojima Productions

    Step into the world of espionage and political intrigue in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, another thrilling installment from Hideo Kojima’s acclaimed series. Set in 1974, players assume the role of Naked Snake (Big Boss) as he forms Militaires Sans Frontières to investigate and combat mysterious forces in Costa Rica. To accomplish your objectives, players can choose from various mission types, like stealth missions or building Mother Base, a customizable home base for recruiting and managing a formidable private army. Peace Walker is a testament to the depth and innovation of the Metal Gear Solid series, making it essential for any action game fan.

    • Developer: Square Enix

    Dive into the captivating world of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, a prequel to the beloved RPG classic. Players assume the role of SOLDIER 1st Class Zack Fair, delving into his journey and its emotional impact on the overarching story. Blending action combat with traditional RPG elements, this game introduces the Digital Mind Wave (DMW) system, which utilizes spinning reels to determine beneficial effects, such as a summons or limit breaks. Crisis Core offers an engaging and emotional narrative that is sure to resonate with fans of the original game.

    • Developer: Rockstar North, Rockstar Leeds

    Delve into the criminal underworld in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, a prequel to the infamous Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Set in 1984, players control Vic Vance, a soldier in search of fortune and revenge, battling gangs and corrupt law enforcement in a sprawling, neon-drenched city. With a wide array of vehicles, weapons, and missions, Vice City Stories touts the series' signature open-world gameplay and tongue-in-cheek humor. It stands out as one of the most memorable entries in Rockstar’s renowned franchise.

    • Developer: Rockstar North, Rockstar Leeds

    Experience the gritty criminal world in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, a prequel to the iconic Grand Theft Auto III. Players control Toni Cipriani, a mob hitman back from exile, looking to climb the ranks of the Leone crime family in the sprawling metropolis of Liberty City. The game features intense open-world gameplay, along with an engaging narrative that explores Cipriani's rise to power. Liberty City Stories is a thrilling addition to the notorious franchise, further cementing its place as a pioneer in the action genre.