Dante's Inferno takes some very creative liberties with its source material but in doing so is able to deliver a fun and thrilling character action game for the PSP. The imagery and environments are fantastical, horrifying recreations from the epic poem and the combat is best described as God of War-like. Combined, these aspects make Dante's Inferno a winner for the Sony portable.
For years, PSP owners have been wanting a kart game to rival Nintendo's Mario Kart. With Modnation Racers they certainly got close. Besides being a capable and fun racing game, Modnation Racers also brings the concept of creating and sharing your own karts to the genre. Designing your own karts and characters is tremendous fun and adds a whole new dimension to the multiplayer games in the process.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
Playing Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, many a fan rejoiced for it truly was the Kingdom Hearts game they had been waiting for. The involving story and great game-play are strong suits, but its fun combat and challenging boss fights really take the crown. Pair that with excellent visuals and slightly disturbing behaviour from your favorite Disney characters and you have a game fit for our top 5 of the year.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
You think by now we would be tired of the mind-bending universe Hideo Kojima has created but every new Metal Gear Solid game pulls us right back in. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker comes with a story worthy of the series lofty (albeit confusing) standards and features some of the best graphics ever seen on a handheld gaming device. Its smooth controls and successful integration of co-operative modes into the classic stealth experience are a marvel and create what's essentially a full-scale Metal Gear Solid game in your pocket. All these reasons make Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker one of the best PSP games of 2010.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Kratos returns in his 5th outing and his second run on the PSP. God of War: Ghost of Sparta sports breathtaking visuals, brilliant gameplay and an epic musical score. Throw any positive adjective at this game and you probably wouldn't be far off. Rather than resting on the laurels of Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta improves upon it in every conceivable way, in the process creating the arguably most visually outstanding PSP game to date. If you own a PSP and dig Action Adventures, you owe it to yourself to pick this up and make it part of your collection.
Valkyria Chronicles 2True to its pedigree, Valkyria Chronicles 2 continues where its predecessor left off, featuring some of the best Turn-Based Strategy gaming on a hand-held.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger PortableBlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable handles its transition from PC and console to a hand-held platform with grace.
Silent Hill: Shattered MemoriesEvery bit as scary on the move as it was behind the PC. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories's haunting atmosphere is best experienced in the dark.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 PortableThe great story and solid visuals alone would have made Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable an attractive game to play, but its gameplay, interface and customization features really make it shine.
Fat Princess: Fistful of CakeNearly identical to its older PS3 sibling, Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake delivers the same fun and fast paced combat and puts in right in the palm of your hand.