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10 Most Disappointing PSP Games Since Launch

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Posted by: Kato Erringer

The PlayStation Portable is being sent out to greener pastures soon, so it's our honor to give credit to the most disappointing titles to show their dirty mugs on the platform. There have been a lot of winners, but these loser below left a sour taste in many mouths throughout the years.

10. Harvey Bird: Attorney at Law Publisher: Capcom Developer: High Voltage Software Release Date: January 8, 2008 Read Full Review

Yes, it was amusing at times. But hot damn, this was poorly designed from the ground up. It’s almost like a Goosebumps book: decide what the next scene is going to be and then continue on without much semblance of a game.

9. Death Jr. Publisher: Konami Developer: Backbone Entertainment Release Date: August 16, 2005

Camera issues, tiresome platforming, and lack of an inspiring storyline hold this back from ever living up to its potential. Add in bland levels and what we have is a franchise that was dead on arrival.

8. MediEvil: Resurrection Publisher: SCEA Developer: SCE Studio Cambridge Release Date: September 1, 2005 Read Full Review

If you can ignore painfully long loading screens, you may like MediEvil. If you can overlook tedious combat, you may like Medievil. But if not, well then, be prepared for a hellish ride that is full of disappointment. Resurrection my ass.

7. Untold Legends: The Warrior’s Code Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment Developer: Sony Online Entertainment Release Date: March 28, 2006 Read Full Review

It follows the standard action-RPG formula, but the development team forgot one thing: you have to finish the game before shipping to retail. More often than not, Untold Legends presents itself as an unfinished product.

6. Monster Hunter Freedom Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Production Studio 1 Release Date: May 23, 2006 Read Full Review

The lack of online play and horrendous controls keep Monster Hunter Freedom from being a serviceable handheld iteration of the series. Sure, graphics look fantastic, but every gamer knows that the game has to play well too.

5. Secret Agent Clank Publisher: SCEA Developer: High Impact Games Release Date: June 17, 2008 Read Full Review

The stealth game mechanics were never meant for the Ratchet & Clank universe and Secret Agent Clank proves that. It’s nowhere near the “AAA” label that often is placed upon the R&C video games. Stay away unless you want to become a victim of malicious beating of your sanity.

4. Disgaea Infinite Publisher: NIS America Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Release Date: June 8, 2010 Read Full Review

Even with the humor and storyline in similar fashion to the Disgaea series, Infinite takes a turn for the worse as it tries its hand at a visual novel with a cumbersome interface. It’s the repetition that will give growing pains to any Disgaea fan.

3. Coded Arms Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Release Date: July 6, 2005 Read Full Review

A first-person shooter that only provides the basics, Coded Arms had a chance to be something truly special for a platform that was in dire need for a must-have title. The end result was a sub-par shooter that couldn’t even shine the shoes of pitiful consoles shooters such as TimeShift or even Haze.

2. Dead to Rights: Reckoning Publisher: Namco Developer: Rebellion Developments Release Date: June 25, 2005 Read Full Review

First off, let’s begin with the fact that it’s a short ride from start to finish. That may be good in some cases, but when the ride is bumpy and never smooths out, then that’s a problem that can’t be overlooked. Add in the touchy aiming and various other control issues and what we have is a troublesome action title that had too big of shoes to fill.

1. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus Publisher: Konami Developer: Kojima Productions Release Date: September 20, 2007 Read Full Review

An expansion pack is what Portable Ops Plus ultimately boils down to. It’s not a vastly deep experience nor does it much to recommend purchasing it over the original. Combined all of that with ugly interface and it’s easy to not be ashamed at the final results.

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