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Ranking 10 Best PPSSPP Games of 2021

Best PPSSPP Games

PSP’s most popular PPSSPP Emulator supports over 1K games, but which one’s the best?

Every PSP fanboy-fangirl wants to know the deadliest games of all time.

It wouldn’t be OK to suggest playing each one of them. So, to make it easy for you, I’ll rank 10 of the deadliest PPSSPP games I ever played.

And in case you’re having trouble using the PPSSPP emulator, I’ve listed 5 alternatives to the PPSSPP emulator you can use right away. Now, let’s get started:

10 Best PPSSPP Games

God Of War – Ghost Of Sparta

God Of War – Ghost Of Sparta
God Of War – Ghost Of Sparta

Ghost of War franchise first started in 2005 for PlayStation 2. Since then, God Of War – Ghost Of Sparta (Successor to God of War: Chains of Olympus) was released as a PSP exclusive game in 2010. I can’t say about the other gaming consoles; God of Wat stayed the most popular game on PSP.

Even though its production was discontinued in January 2014, you can enjoy playing this game on your Android device. And there’s what better way than using a PPSSPP emulator.

The action-adventure game God of War follows the story of Kratos. Its story surrounds tons of war strategies & mythological twists that let you meet up with people, gods, and various creatures. And if you want to advance in the game at a much faster pace, here’s a list of god of war cheat code files you can use in the game.

FUN STAT: Out of all the versions released for PSP, God Of War – Ghost Of Sparta has stayed at the top as the most played one.

Tekken 6

Tekken 6
Tekken 6

By default, the PPSSPP emulator doesn’t support a cross-platform 3D graphics API Vulkan. The Vulkan API is used to improve the performance of PSP games on Android smartphones.

If your device supports Vulkan, it becomes quite easy for you to play big-size games like Tekken 6 and the God of War series on it as you experience no major LAG. It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious gamer or not; no one would ever say NO to playing this game.

After Tekken 3, one of the few PPSSPP Games deserved playing on High-end android devices. Tekken 6 comes with unbelievable improvement over graphics and action. I would never recommend you miss out on playing this game on your PSP console or PSP emulators.

Grand Theft Auto – Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto – Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto – Liberty City Stories

It would be quite unbelievable if you say that you didn’t hear about Grand Theft Auto. I still remember playing GTA Vice City for the first time on my PlayStation 2. As for Grand Theft Auto – Liberty City Stories, it is mainly a PSP game and widely played by both PC users and Android users. Thanks to emulating technology.

Like God of War, this game also includes lots of versions, and now, I am talking about Grand Theft Auto – Liberty City Stories. This PSP game for Android became the best selling of this gaming series because of its extraordinary functions and real-life-like simulating tasks.

Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines

Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines
Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines

Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines is the 4th game in this list of best PPSSPP games list. Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines is an action-adventure game that was developed specifically for the PSP console. Ubisoft published this game in November 2019.

It’s yet another high-end game that requires you to use a top-notch combination of hardware & software. If played on a low-mid range smartphone, you may notice a lag in the game.

Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier

Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier

What do you need in a game to see it as an interesting one?

✅Tons of action sequences.

✅Mind-boggling Puzzles.

✅Racing modes.

…in a mix of colors.

Well, then, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is the game you need to play right away as it comes with 3D gameplay that lets you:

✅Fight enemies in hardcore combats

✅Perform high jumps,

✅Visit different lands.

If that wasn’t enough, you get to control one of the main in-game characters of JAK.

Pilot as a profession, with JAK, you get to use weapons and multiple action sequences against his enemies.

If you want to get into his journey of action & adventure, I would recommend you start playing the PPSSPP game Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier on your Android Smartphone.

Pro Evolution Soccer

Pro Evolution Soccer
Pro Evolution Soccer

Attention soccer lovers, I have something for you. It is Pro Evolution Soccer. It is yet another popular PSP game that you should try on your Android device for the best soccer experience.

Even though this one doesn’t come close to any of the football games you’ve played on your smartphone.

So, why should you play Pro Evolution Soccer & waste your time?

Well, the only difference between this PPSSPP game & a regular mobile soccer game is that that the former lets you get into an unlimited number of Leagues and tournaments.

If you love playing tournaments, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the opportunity of playing in them.

Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus

Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus

Konami offers award-winning titles for the PSP console. From start to end, this game will keep you engaged with unlimited sets of missions.

Even the most strategic FPS genre games allow you to take part in such missions.

There are alternative games like frontline commando, World Ware III, Modern Combat 5 but not of them gives the pleasure of completing missions as much as Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

God of War: Chains of Olympus
God of War: Chains of Olympus

Like the God Of War – Ghost Of Sparta, this one comes with a brilliant storyline, console-quality graphics, and adventure gameplay.

Whichever God of War game you play on PPSSPP, it would cause issues on the default settings.

However, tweaking some of its settings will allow you to run this game quite smoothly. And with the latest update, PPSSPP comes with the recommended settings by DEFAULT.

Despite these settings, I would recommend you to enjoy these & enjoy these console-quality games on a high-end smartphone.

Lord of Arcana

Lord of Arcana

Even though this game isn’t that much popular among PSP users, it has many things to offer. In this game, you’ll have a sword & you’ve to use it to fight off against huge dragons as enemies, devils.

Lord of Arcana comes with 3D Gameplay that offers you the freedom to use combo attacks, attractive visuals & vice versa.

Grand Theft Auto – Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto – Vice City Stories

Another version of Grand Theft Auto is the next recommendation for you. You can try this one, too, if you are a true fan of GTA. It is GTA Vice City Stories; probably the most played GTA PSP game.

However, the gaming strategy is equally the same as the previous sequels of GTA. But the story here gets changed with a lot of twists.

You can try living a life of gang members and take part in different missions to keep your power hold on the gang culture. Now if you want to play this game on your mobile, here’s a quick guide that’ll help you download Grand Theft Auto – Vice City Stories.

5 PPSSPP Alternative Emulators

PPSSPP is a great emulator to play high-graphics games on your Smartphone. But it does come with Pros. & Cons.

And one of its biggest con causes the PSP games to crash on your smartphone. Hence, making it nearly impossible to play.

So, once again, to make sure you don’t face such issues, I’m listing 5 emulators that are alternative to the PPSSPP emulator. You can use them whenever the PPSSPP emulator isn’t working smoothly.

PSPlay PSP Emulator

The 1st alternative emulator in this list is PSplay PSP Emulator. It’s an advanced emulator that’s available to use on Android smartphones. It’s a free emulator that comes with some useful features for PSP gamers. If you’re confused about whether to this app or not, here’s a list of features that’ll convince you otherwise.

Important Features

  • Comes with a strong networking system to support your gameplay.
  • This app is better to ensure the best performance.
  • Enhances the rendering capacity automatically.
  • You can use any device with a supportable hardware controller.
  • You get complete control over the screen.

DamonPS2 Pro

DamonPS2 Pro is the second alternative emulator to PPSSPP. Unlike many PSP emulators, you don’t believe in making any compromise with the performance; DamonPS2 Pro is the emulator you need to install right away.

Even though it costs $9.99 on the Google Play Store, its ability to run every heavy game makes it a must-have emulator. Besides, the PRO function unlocks some premium features that you don’t get anywhere else.

Here’s a list of features that you’ll get with this app:

Important Features

  • After PPSSPP is the fastest PSP Emulator in the world.
  • From war games to racing games, DamonPS2 Pro can run over 90% of total PSP games.
  • You don’t see much of ADS in the pro version of the app. Besides, DamonPS2 Pro offers a trial for a limited period of time.
  • You can use every cheat code and gamepad.
  • Allows you to store your favorite games on a PSP memory card.

Rapid Emulator

Rapid Emulator is the 3rd alternative emulator in this list. Without interfering with file sourcing, Rapid Emulator runs every heavy game smoothly on your smartphone. It’s a quite useful emulator whenever you come across any technical issues in the PPSSPP emulator.

Rapid Emulator comes with full-fledged support to almost every PSP gaming ROM available on the internet. With its capability to render beautiful graphics, you can run almost every high-end game on it and too with a simple interface.

Important Features

  • It supports a lot of game controlling input variation and works with most of the 3rd party controllers.
  • You will rarely find any compatibility issues with this app.
  • It provides high-quality sound and mind-blowing in-game graphical performance.
  • It supports all kinds of file formats and offers platform-based supports.
  • It doesn’t include any PSP ROM, ISO, and others natively, so you will have to download games manually for the console devices.


Are you tired of trying free PSP emulators? PPSSPP Gold is the premium alternative to the PPSSPP emulator. With lesser system issues, PPSSPP Gold is your perfect go-to companion emulator.

The modern user interface, & easy system navigation make it much easier than its counterparts. Overall, it uses low system resources to make sure you run even high-end games smoothly & fine. You can buy this emulator at $4.99 from the Google Play Store. If you aren’t sure about this, I would recommend you to opt for its trial period offer.

Once the price is all paid up, you get an ad-free gaming experience with the support of almost every PPSSPP game.

Important Features

  • Accessible: PPSSPP Gold is available for users rated above 3+. Hence, making it widely available.
  • Performance: PPSSPP Gold comes with a smooth gameplay experience even for high-graphics PPSSPP Games.
  • Game Files: Unlike the original PPSSPP emulator, the gold edition doesn’t include ROMs and game files. And in the end, you’ll end up arranging the game files.
  • USB Storage: It supports USB-accessible storage, external SD cards for saving and accessing game files.
  • Visuals: Just like its awesome performance, PPSSPP gold offers console-like visuals with zero system errors.

Golden PSP Emulator

The last one is a new and completely free PSP Emulator for Android devices. It is a Golden PSP Emulator. You can now reach great performance with satisfying graphics and sound systems of the most popular PSP games with this emulator.

Also, it is good to save and restore the gaming stay so that you can start from where you did stop before. So, you don’t have to worry about how it works with an emulator. You can play and enjoy those high-definition games just like you do for other Android games.

Important Features

  • You can play high-end running PSP Games with 3D effects.
  • Easy Networking system and able to save the gaming state.
  • It offers the vest game controller.
  • Fastest gaming speed and high-quality sound effects.
  • Golden PSP Emulator comes with HD visual effects & game graphics.
  • Supports compressed files.

Final Thoughts

There’s no denying the popularity of the 10 games added to this list. These games here rank best from the TOP. And thanks to the PPSSPP emulator and its alternatives, it has become quite possible to play PSP games despite the discontinuation of Sony’s PSP.

That’s all for now. Which one’s the best PPSSPP games you’ve played or would like to play in the future? Do let me about it in the comments section given below.

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