The must-own games on every platform

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The touchscreen features are out but extra episodes and improved graphics come in.


The bundled levels are more impressive than those of the PS3 version while the create mode is almost as good.


Guide singing blobs home by tilting the world with the shoulder buttons. It’s simple and gorgeous to look at.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

This RPG delivers immersive gameplay and high-end fan service in equal measure.

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Rockstar ignore the PSP’s limitations and craft another fine gangster-’em-up.

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Lead a one-eyed army into battle by tapping out infectious rhythms in this appealing strategy game.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

Kratos’ handheld debut is just as gory and playable as the console games are.

Silent Hill: Origins

This horror prequel celebrates everything great about Konami’s creepy series.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Another first class adventure filled with car chases, gunfights and sharp suits.

Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny

Another superb slice of fighting action from the weapons-based scrapper.

The best PSP RPGs

1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
2. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
3. Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
4. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
5. Star Ocean: First Departure
6. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
7. Monster Hunter Freedom 2
8. Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
9. Monster Hunter Freedom
10. Phantasy Star Portable