The Best PSP Fighting Games

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The PlayStation Portable was Sony’s first foray into the handheld gaming market, bringing gamers one of the best and most innovative portable consoles since the Nintendo DS. Not only did the PSP bring gamers some of the best original games and console ports that Sony could offer, it also came packed with online functionality and media player features. Gamers could connect to the internet, browse reddit, and download videos or music to their PSP and take it anywhere in the world. The PSP had one of the biggest and best libraries of games as well, bringing some of the past’s greatest hits, along with the newest console releases, and some games that made the PSP a must-buy.

Fighting games have brought players and friends together for years to test their skills against each other, have fun, or challenge difficult AI. These titles have managed to create hardcore scenes of players who hold giant events in order to boast their skills and take down legends. Fighting games are a giant part of gaming culture and have had amazing entries on every console in every generation. The PSP was no different, bringing players awesome entries into franchises like BlazBlue, Tekken, and Street Fighter which are all pillars of the genre. The PSP was a great console for fighting game fans and casuals alike.

Tekken 6

The Tekken franchise has been a mainstay in the fighting game world since the end of the arcade golden age. This main entry into the series sets out to make the game even bigger and better than previous iterations. There are 41 playable characters in this title, making the roster larger than ever, along with reworked and new environments that players will be able to interact with and use to their advantage.

The PSP version of Tekken 6 also includes features that are not seen in other versions, including new stages and a better multiplayer mode. Players will also be able to battle “ghosts” of other players’ best battles online and fight their way to the top of the Tekken 6 leaderboards.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable

This awesome, anime-styled fighter has finally made its way to handheld consoles, retaining every feature that made the original release amazing. There are twelve playable characters in this title to choose from, along with their Unlimited forms to allow for even more customization and replayability.

While BlazBlue:Calamity Trigger Portable is easy to learn, it is difficult to master. This title includes a lot of depth in its mechanics, allowing for players to pull off crazy move cancels, insane combos and exciting finishers on their opponents. The game is also extremely beautiful, even on the PSP, with a lot going on on-screen at once without feeling overwhelming at the same time.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX

Players can now get their awesome fighting action anywhere with Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX. This entry is an updated version of the arcade classic Street Fighter Alpha 3, with even more content that is exclusive to this version of the game. There are thirty-four characters to choose from including some from Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Capcom Fighting Evolution.

Players will be able to choose from three different “isms” which govern how the player fights, along with powerful combos that are nothing like anything that fighting games have seen before. This is a terrific entry into one of the greatest fighting game franchises ever.

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny

This entry into the awesome SoulCalibur series strives to bring a lot of the action from SoulCalibur IV to new players as well as veterans. While retaining a lot of this action, this game is not simply a port, but a brand-new title exclusively for the PSP.

There are three different game modes to choose from, all with updated controls for the PSP, allowing players to pull off the same awesome combos that made the console versions so much fun. There are twenty available characters in this title, and in typical SoulCalibur fashion a unique guest character too. Kratos from the God of War series makes his appearance known in this game, delivering the same godly blows that made him famous in his franchise.

Def Jam: Fight for NY: The Takeover

Have you ever wanted to pit hip-hop stars against each other in awesome WWE style? Def Jam is the game that lets you do just that. In this title, players will have to duke it out against other rap stars in order to get respect in the world of hip-hop and rise to the top.

There are no rules in this game either, fight as dirty as you want with any of the destructible objects or weapons found around the arena to take down opponents as quickly as possible. There are plenty of fighting styles and arenas to fight in as well, giving this title an insane amount of content and replayability.

  • Updated September 3, 2020