If you’re a fan of strategy games and own a PSP, then you’re in for a treat. The handheld console offers an incredible library of strategy games that will keep you strategizing for hours on end. From turn-based tactics to real-time action, there’s something for everyone. So, without further ado, here are the 25 best PSP strategy games of all time.
#25. R-Type Command
Despite being a turn-based strategy game, R-Type Command stands out with its side-scrolling aesthetic for maps. With 58 levels and over 100 different units, the game offers depth and an enjoyable story with a great twist.
Gungnir not only features a wonderful art style but also introduces a unique mechanic called the “Tactics Gauge.” This gauge allows you to use points for various functions, adding depth to the gameplay. With a rich narrative and multiple endings, Gungnir offers plenty of incentive for multiple playthroughs.
#23. Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
Innocent Life combines RPG and Harvest Moon elements, offering addictive gameplay set on a tropical island with ruins and even a volcano to explore. This game is perfect for those who can’t decide between an RPG or a Harvest Moon game.
Thrillville offers more than just a Tycoon game. In addition to setting up food stalls, you can also play mini-golf or tear around a race track. It’s a fresh and interesting take on the classic manager-style game.
#21. Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time introduces interesting game mechanics by replacing the traditional grid-based movement system with a circular area. With a stellar story and 40 different endings to unlock, this game will keep you coming back for more.
#20. Worms: Open Warfare
Worms: Open Warfare is a fun and mayhem-filled game. With animated and quirky worm sprites, customizable options, and amazing stages, it’s a title that you shouldn’t miss. Gather a few friends and enjoy the chaos together.
Invizimals takes strategy gameplay to the next level with its augmented reality mechanics. Instead of fighting random enemies on your screen, you use the PSP’s camera to trap monsters. With over 100 Invizimals to collect, there’s no shortage of fun to be had.
#18. What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!?
What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? is a lighthearted strategy game that allows you to defend your demon lord in creative ways. With a simple yet deep mechanics, it’s a game that will keep you entertained.
#17. Worms: Battle Islands
Worms: Battle Islands follows the classic Worms formula with a twist. It is designed specifically to take advantage of the PSP’s controls. The single-player campaign and PvP mode add depth to the game, allowing you to pit your wits against other players.
#16. Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is a real-time action strategy game where two teams of 16 try to rescue the princess first. With multiple game modes, absurd humor, character classes, and large multiplayer battles, there’s plenty of fun and cake to be had with this title.
#15. What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2
The sequel to the lighthearted strategy game brings new mechanics, even more levels, monsters, and a great sense of humor. If you enjoyed the first game, you won’t want to miss this one.
#14. Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight Alone
Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight Alone offers a deep and interesting story, compelling moral choices, and even more content than before. With its comprehensive version on the PSP, this game is a must-play.
#13. Knights in the Nightmare
Knights in the Nightmare combines tactical RPG gameplay, real-time strategy, and shooters in a balanced and unique way. It’s an unforgettable experience that will keep you engaged throughout.
#12. Metal Gear Acid
Metal Gear Acid takes the Metal Gear series in a new direction, combining strategy gameplay with a collectible card game system. With its unique gameplay and compelling story, it’s a must-play for Metal Gear and strategy game fans.
#11. Field Commander
Field Commander offers imaginative ways to circumvent your enemy’s defenses and claim victory. You can stack multiple units on a single square, creating exciting and strategic possibilities.
#10. Metal Gear Acid 2
Metal Gear Acid 2 improves upon its predecessor by introducing new gameplay mechanics, such as “cover fire.” With enhanced card game mechanics and a story worthy of the Metal Gear moniker, it’s a game that fans of the series and strategy games will appreciate.
#9. Worms: Open Warfare 2
Worms: Open Warfare 2 retains the classic Worms gameplay while adding new features, such as customizable victory dances and voice lines. The addition of the “Forts” mode, which introduces siege mechanics, adds even more fun to the mix.
#8. Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Sid Meier’s Pirates! is a fantastic port of the original PC game, offering an immersive and addictive experience. Set sail, trade, duel, and become a master pirate in this strategy game that stands the test of time.
#7. Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days is an enhanced edition that combines mechanics from Disgaea 3 with new additions. With new character classes, shops, modes, and playable characters, it offers a wealth of content for strategy game enthusiasts.
#6. Valkyria Chronicles II
Valkyria Chronicles II builds upon its predecessor with additional classes, upgradeable specialists, and the same compelling narrative. The mix of turn-based tactics and a captivating story make this game a must-play for strategy enthusiasts.
#5. Jeanne d’Arc
Jeanne d’Arc offers a blend of traditional map movement, opportunities for equipment and experience grinding, and rock-paper-scissors elements in combat. With a semi-historical story and a great blend of mechanics, it’s a must-play for any strategy game fan.
#4. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is the ultimate version of the game, including all DLC and more. With over 36 levels and three difficulty levels, it offers incredible replayability and will keep you engaged for hours.
#3. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness brings improvements to the presentation of the original PS2 game. With its unique gameplay and enduring popularity, it’s a must-play for strategy game enthusiasts.
#2. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is an updated version of the cult classic that defined the strategy RPG genre. Its influence on the genre cannot be overstated, making it a must-play for any strategy game lover.
#1. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is hailed as one of the greatest strategy RPGs of all time. With a branching narrative and deep gameplay mechanics, it offers endless replayability and an unforgettable experience.
There you have it, the 25 best PSP strategy games that will keep you strategizing for hours. Whether you’re a fan of turn-based tactics, real-time action, or card battles, there’s something on this list for everyone. So gather your PSP, pick a game, and embark on an epic strategy adventure today!
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Are your favorite games on the list? Deciding which PSP strategy game is the best is a never-ending topic, but it’s always fun to explore and discover new titles.