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The must-own games on every platform

Open world
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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

Platforming
LittleBigPlanet

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

Platforming/puzzle
LocoRoco

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

RPG
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

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

Open world
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

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

Rhythm/strategy
Patapon 2

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

Action
God of War: Chains of Olympus

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

Action/horror
Silent Hill: Origins

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

Open world
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

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

Fighting
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