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The Best Simulation Games For The PSP

Updated October 6, 2020 1.5k votes 274 voters 25.8k views46 items

List RulesGames 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 simulation video 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 simulation video games of all time.

This list features the most popular and best-selling PlayStation Portable simulation games that were released. While many of these games were PSP exclusives, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Games featured on this list include everything from Echochrome to Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

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    Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley is a video game in the farm simulation series Harvest Moon for PlayStation Portable, developed by Marvelous Interactive Inc. and published in the U.S. by Natsume. It...  more
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    DeveloperVisceral Games, Maxis

    DeveloperVisceral Games, Maxis

    The Sims 2: Castaway is the third console spin-off of the video game The Sims 2. It was released in the United States on October 22, 2007 and October 26, 2007 in the United Kingdom for the Nintendo...  more
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    DeveloperMarvelous Entertainment Inc., Victor Interactive Software

    DeveloperMarvelous Entertainment Inc., Victor Interactive Software

    Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is a video game in the farm simulation series Harvest Moon, developed by Victor Interactive Software. It is the first Harvest Moon game for a non-Nintendo console....  more

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    DeveloperKonami

    DeveloperKonami

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PES 2009, known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2009 in Korea and Japan) is a football video game in the Pro Evolution Soccer series, which was made by Konami. It is also...  more

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    DeveloperEA Canada

    DeveloperEA Canada

    FIFA 10 is the 17th title in Electronic Arts' FIFA series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it was published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was released on...  more
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    DeveloperEA Chicago

    DeveloperEA Chicago

    Fight Night Round 3 is a boxing video game developed by EA Sports. It is the sequel to EA Sports' previous boxing title, Fight Night Round 2, which was released in 2005. Fight Night Round 3 was...  more

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    DeveloperEA Canada, Exient Entertainment

    DeveloperEA Canada, Exient Entertainment

    Need for Speed: ProStreet is the eleventh installment of Electronic Arts' popular racing game series Need for Speed. On May 21, 2007, Electronic Arts published a teaser trailer of ProStreet, and...  more

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    DeveloperElectronic Arts, EA Mobile, Amaze Entertainment, Maxis

    DeveloperElectronic Arts, EA Mobile, Amaze Entertainment, Maxis

    The Sims 2: Pets is the fourth expansion pack in The Sims 2 series of games published by Electronic Arts. It was also sold as a stand-alone game for several consoles. The Sims 2: Pets was officially...  more
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    DeveloperEA Canada, Rovio Entertainment, EA UK, EA Black Box

    DeveloperEA Canada, Rovio Entertainment, EA UK, EA Black Box

    Need for Speed: Carbon, also known as NFS Carbon or NFSC, is an Electronic Arts video game in the Need for Speed series. Released in 2006, it is the tenth installment, preceded by Need for Speed:...  more

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    DeveloperEA Canada, Ideaworks Game Studio, EA Black Box, Visceral Games

    DeveloperEA Canada, Ideaworks Game Studio, EA Black Box, Visceral Games

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a racing video game developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts. It is the ninth installment in the Need for Speed series. The game features street...  more

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    DeveloperEA Canada, Sumo Digital, Exient Entertainment

    DeveloperEA Canada, Sumo Digital, Exient Entertainment

    FIFA 09 is the 2008 installment of Electronic Arts' FIFA series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was...  more
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    DeveloperTilted Mill Entertainment

    DeveloperTilted Mill Entertainment

    SimCity Societies is a city-building simulation computer game developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, and is part of the Sim games series. The gameplay is...  more
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    DeveloperKonami

    DeveloperKonami

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is an association football video game in the Pro Evolution Soccer series by Konami. The game was officially announced on 18 June 2007. Its title is different from the other...  more

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    DeveloperArtepiazza

    DeveloperArtepiazza

    Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon, also known as Harvest Moon: Innocent Life, is a farming Simulation video game for the PlayStation Portable. It is a spin-off of the Harvest Moon series of...  more

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    DeveloperEA Canada, HB Studios

    DeveloperEA Canada, HB Studios

    NBA Live 08 is the 2007 installment of the NBA Live series by EA Sports. It was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Windows and PlayStation Portable. This is the first NBA...  more
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    DeveloperSports Interactive

    DeveloperSports Interactive

    Football Manager 2008 for PC and Apple Macintosh will be in stores before Christmas 2007. Football Manager 2008 is the next iteration of the prize-winning Football Manager series developed by Sports...  more
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    DeveloperBlue Castle Games

    DeveloperBlue Castle Games

    The Bigs is an arcade-style baseball video game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii and PlayStation Portable. It was released in June 2007 in North America, and in October in Europe....  more
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    DeveloperFrontier Developments

    DeveloperFrontier Developments

    Thrillville: Off the Rails is a theme park simulation video game developed by Frontier Developments. The sequel to the 2006 game Thrillville, it is again published by LucasArts. It was released in...  more
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    DeveloperCodemasters, Sumo Digital

    DeveloperCodemasters, Sumo Digital

    F1 2009 is a video game based on the 2009 season of the Formula One motor racing series. The game was confirmed by Codemasters on 9 May 2008. It was released on the Wii and PlayStation Portable on 17...  more

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    DeveloperEA Tiburon

    DeveloperEA Tiburon

    Madden NFL 09 is an American football video game based on the NFL that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It is the 20th annual installment in the Madden NFL video game...  more
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    DeveloperHB Studios, EA Mobile, EA Tiburon

    DeveloperHB Studios, EA Mobile, EA Tiburon

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is a golfing simulation video game in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in North America on June 8,...  more
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    DeveloperSports Interactive

    DeveloperSports Interactive

    Football Manager 2006 is a game in the Football Manager series of football management simulation games. It is available for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PSP platforms, and was released in the UK on October...  more
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    DeveloperCodemasters, Feral Interactive, Sumo Digital, Firebrand Games

    DeveloperCodemasters, Feral Interactive, Sumo Digital, Firebrand Games

    Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is a rally racing game released in September 2009, and is the sequel to Colin McRae: Dirt. It was developed and published for the Mac OS X in September 2011 by Feral...  more

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    DeveloperSCE Studio San Diego, A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games

    DeveloperSCE Studio San Diego, A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games

    NBA 09: The Inside is a basketball simulation game developed by SCE San Diego Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was released on October 7, 2008 for the PlayStation 3,...  more
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    DeveloperSCE Studio San Diego

    DeveloperSCE Studio San Diego

    NBA is a series of six basketball video games developed by SCE San Diego Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The games are licensed by the National Basketball Association (NBA), and...  more