If you're shopping for a PSP gamer this Holiday season you're in luck, we have our very own Holiday PSP Gift Guide that includes the best game from 2010. And what do you know, this is it! The PSP has been a top-selling handheld since it came out five years ago. We have some suggestions on what you can buy the PSP gamer in your life, even if that special someone is you.
But, first, let's take a look at some of X-Play's recommendations for some of the PSP games you'll want to pick up this holiday season.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep takes places ten years before the events of the original Kingdom Hearts game. The game is an action-RPG that offers crisp graphics and a captivating story. Square Enix has combined the gameplay of Final Fantasy with the Disney characters making sure that this game is approachable for casual gamers while stratifying hardcore fans of the series too. It's a must have for anyone with a PSP.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has everything Metal Gear Solid fans have come to expect. Peace Walker takes place in the 1970's, ten years after Metal Gear Solid 3. Konami knows how to make a game, and MGS: Peace Walker is no exception. The game relies on its immersive gameplay and rich story to keep fans of the series entertained. If you're a fan of the series, or a fan of stealth games, you'll love Peace Walker.
Disgaea Infinite probably isn't for casual gamers. It has a rich story, that involves time travel and possession all in the name of solving a mystery. The game is so story based that it is considered to be in the visual novel genre of games. If you know a gamer who is a fan of the Disegea series this game will be perfect. Disgaea Infinite will allow players complete control of the story and how characters will act. Plus, there are penguins.
Valkyria Chronicles 2
Valkyria Chronicles 2 is a tactical role-playing game from Sega. The game centers around a military academy during the "Second European War." The cadets embark on a journey to prevent ethnic cleansing being carried out by a rebel group, the Gallian Revolutionary Army. Valkyria Chronicles 2 is a must have if you've played the first Valkyria Chronicles. People who are new to the series will love it's story and RPG elements. Make sure to get this game soon, because Valkyria Chronicles 3 will be released in early 2011.
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
This isn't your typical "rescue the princess type of game." On the contrary it's your kidnap the opposing princess by making her so fat she's round. Once obese, the princess can be rolled into your own base. Fat Princess is great for gamers of all ages, which isn't a surprise because really, who doesn't like cake. Fistful of Cake is more than just a port of the original game for the PSN, it has multiplayer, a new story sequence and more.
SOCOM: US Navy SEALS Fire Team Bravo 3
In US Navy SEALS Fire Team Bravo 3 you must hunt down a former KGB agent in order to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction. Intense, right? You are a member of an elite team, made up of either AI or your own friends with the game's co-op mode. Fans of military first-person-shooters won't be disappointed with this addition to the SOCOM series. Single player, co-op and multiplayer modes will keep gamers playing for hours at a time.
Dante's Inferno is a third person view action-adventure game. It's based on the classic poem The Divine Comedy. See, it's educational. The game follows Dante as he travels through the nine circles of hell in search of revenge, redemption, and his beloved Beatrice. This game has a mature rating for its gore, violence, and boobies. If you're 17 or older you're going to love this dark action-packed game.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Kratos is a big guy, but the glowery half-god can now fit in the palm of your hand. This game has everything its big, console brothers boast, including all the gory boss battles, sex mini-games, and tricky puzzles that God of War fans crave, but it’s miniature. The graphics are among the best we’ve ever seen and the gameplay is dialed-in to perfection. If you know any gamer who needs to ride a bus or subway, this gift should be at the top of your must-buy list.