The PlayStation Portable, popularly known as the PSP, is home to many RPG titles. There’s a wide variety of different RPG games available on the mentioned console, and all of them are really amazing. They allow us to enter a whole new world in which you can go on epic adventures.
If you’re someone who’s looking for some of the best PSP RPG games, then keep on reading.
10. Ys Seven
Developed by Nihon Falcon, Ys Seven is the seventh major installment in the critically acclaimed Ys series. It was released in 2009 for the PSP and was well received by critics. The game’s plot revolves around how Adol and Dogi get thrown into jail cells after getting into some trouble. However, they are later hired by the King to investigate a strange case.
Unlike previous Ys titles where players had to switch between weapons based on the kind of enemy they were facing, Ys Seven features weapon types that can determine whether the damage will be high or low. The game also features some new gameplay elements.
9. Jeanne d’Arc
Jeanne d’Arc is an amazing RPG title developed by Level-5. The game was released on November 22, 2006 for the PlayStation Portable in Japan, and one year later, on August 21, 2007, in North America. It is based on the story of Joan of Arc, and you’ll get to know about her struggles against the English occupation of France through the game. The game also features many characters who were the allies of Joan of Arc.
Jeanne d’Arc allows players to take control of Jeanne and her party. You’ll have to move from cities to cities and explore new locations. Whenever you reach a new location, you will get to see a new cutscene and battle. The game was praised for its storyline upon its release, so you should give it a try.
8. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is yet another amazing RPG title developed for the PlayStation Portable by Game Arts. The game was released on November 12, 2009, in Japan, and on March 2, 2010, in North America. For those who don’t know, the game is actually the third remake of the 1992 video game, Lunar: The Silver Star.
The game features a new isometric view. To give an enhanced look to the game, its developers have introduced hand-drawn styles for its characters and backgrounds. Unlike the original game, Silver Star Harmony features an expanded story.
7. Valkyrie Profile
If you want to experience the story of a Valkyrie in the best possible way on the PlayStation Portable, then Valkryie Profile is the game made for you. This game was released in 2006 for the PSP, and it is developed by Tri-Ace. It was both a commercial and critical success, as it sold over 770,000 copies.
In addition to this, it was praised for the kind of gameplay it featured. Valkyrie Profile will let you take control of Lenneth, and you will have to travel the world to help her learn more about her original life.
6. Star Ocean: The Second Story
Released in 2008 for the PSP, Star Ocean: The Second Story is the second installment in the Star Ocean series. While Tri-Ace developed the other version of the game, the PSP version was developed by TOSE. The PSP version features newly animated cutscenes along with additional story elements. In other words, we can say that the PSP version is a little better than other versions.
The game allows you to take control of either Claude or Rena. Depending on who you choose, your journey and end are going to be different. The gameplay is also somewhat similar to what we see in most RPG titles out there. You get the luxury to visit various towns, dungeons while completing different missions.
5. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is developed by Nihon Falcom, and it was released in 2004 for the PSP in Japan. However, North American players got to enjoy it in 2011.
The game allows us to take control of different characters, and we have to complete different quests on your journey. It also offers two maps for players to explore.Trails in the Sky takes place in the Liberal Kingdom. The story takes place 10 years after the Erebonian Empire invaded the Liberal Kingdom.
4. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
If you’re wondering which Final Fantasy title is best on the PSP, then The War of the Lions is what we’ll recommend. Developed by Square Enix, this game was released on May 10, 2007, for the handheld console. The game is actually an updated version of Final Fantasy Tactics that was released for the PlayStation.
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions features both a single-player and multiplayer mode. You get to explore the world of Ivalice and experience a war between the Kingdom of Ivalice and Ordalia. The game also became the 53rd best selling game of 2007 in Japan as it sold more than 300,000 copies.
3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Developed by Square Enix, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is a sequel to the 1997 Final Fantasy VII. The game was released in 2007 for the PSP, and it was a success. It sold over three million units worldwide and was praised by critics.
The game lets players take control of Zack Fair, and you will have to look for the missing soldier Genesis Rhapsodos. During your journey, you will discover various secrets, including the origin of Genesis.
2. Persona 3
Regarded as the best PSP RPG game, Persona 3 is developed by Atlus and was released on July 13, 2006. The game is the fourth major installment in the critically acclaimed Persona series. The game was praised by critics for its gameplay, but some still criticized it for not featuring the simulation aspect of Persona 3.
In the game, you get to take control of a male high-school student, and you will join the SEES. The SEES is a group of students who are going to investigate the Dark Hour. That was all regarding some of the best PSP RPG games. All of them are really amazing and we will suggest you give all of them a try.
1. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Another amazing RPG title in our list of best PSP RPG games is Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. The game is developed by Square Enix Product and is the sixth installment in the critically acclaimed Kingdom Hearts series. The gameplay is similar to what we have seen in the previous titles of the series, except that this game has modernized it with new elements.
The game features hack and slash elements that are based around the new Command System. This system allows us to customize a Command Deck with various techniques and abilities that can be used during battles. In any case, the game is surely amazing, and you must give it a try.