10 Best PSP action Games to must try in 2023 on PPSSPP Emulator

10 Best PPSSPP Games that You Must Try in 2023

Do you love playing PSP action games on PPSSPP Emulator or RetroArch? If so then this article is for you. This article is about the best PPSSPP action games of 2023 and I have tried my best to choose the 10 best games of this year according to my experience. It doesn’t mean other PPSSPP action games are not good to play. Some of the best games may be left off of this list as it is not possible to mention all the best games in a single list. This list may vary from yours or anyone else who loves playing PPSSPP games. We have selected these games based on users’ reviews and our own experience with these games. Without wasting any time let’s start with Let us discuss these games in detail.

What is PPSSPP?

PPSSPP stands for “PlayStation Portable Simulator Suitable for Playing Portably”. There are different genres of PSP games. PPSSPP action games are one of the genres of PSP games. Some other categories of PSP games are

  • Adventure Games
  • Sports Games
  • Horror Games
  • Racing Games
  • Arcade Games
  • Action Games
  • Causal PSP Games

But this article is all about PPSSPP action games. So, Let’s discuss these games one by one.

1. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

If you love to play video games for fun and knowledge purposes about the history of the world then Call of duty: Roads to victory is the best match for you. This game will make you learn much more about WW II. It is a first-person shooter game developed by Amaze Entertainment and released on March 13, 2007. It is one of the finest PSP action games I have ever played. Everything about this game especially the graphics and sounds is extremely well-balanced and provides a real-world experience.

2. Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Tomb Raider: Anniversary

It is my second favorite game among PPSSPP action games. It was developed by Buzz Monkey Software and Crystal Dynamics. Its publication credit goes to Eidos Interactive. The game is just amazing like other PPSSPP action games and I was blown away by the graphics of this game. It has the longest gameplay among PSP games. The storyline of the game is inspired by the Hollywood fil of the same Name Tomb Raider and here you’ll be playing the character of Lara, the game’s protagonist, who has been hired by Natla. Lara has been assigned to navigate and find Scion. There are many puzzles to explore apart from the main detective theme-based storyline to follow.

3. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Metal Gear: Peace Walker

Metal gear solid genre contains a series of stealth video games. Playing Metal Gear Solid games is like watching a Hollywood action flick. It was developed by Hideo Kojima and published by Konami and was initially released on April 28, 2010, for PlayStation and Xbox 360 users. Metal gear solid is one of the most nostalgic series of video games I have played to date and due to its well-optimized coding, low-end devices users can enjoy a quality lag-free gameplay experience.

4. The 3rd Birthday

The 3rd Birthday

The Third Birthday is a role-playing action game for PlayStation Portable. It was developed by Square Enix’s 1st Production Department and HexaDrive and was released earlier in Japan in 2010 and later in North America and Europe in 2011. The 3rd Birthday is the sequel to Parasite Eve II and is the third installment of the Parasite Eve video game series. The gameplay of the 3rd Birthday mainly focuses on shooting experience and missions to accomplish related to it. The game uses a third-person perspective instead of the First Person. The story of this PSP action game reminds me of Resident Evil Movies.

5. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands is a continuation of the Prince of Persia series of games. It is one of the best third-person action and adventure games to download. It was developed and published by Ubisoft. The story revolves around a prince who is riding a horse to find his brother. The prince has magical powers to manipulate time and nature. All stories of this series revolve around the adventures of the prince. You need to build a powerful sandy army to defeat your enemies.

6. Silent Hill: Origins` PSP

Silent Hill: Origins` PSP

Silent Hill: Origins is a survival horror action game released in 2007 for PlayStation Portable. It was developed by Climax Action and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. Gameplay of Slien Hill: Origins is consists primarily of puzzle-solving, combat, and exploration.

7. Lord of Arcana PPSSPP ROM

Lord of Arcana PPSSPP ROM

Lord of Arcana is another amazing game to play like any other role-playing action game. It was developed by Access Games and published by Square Enix. The gameplay of Lord Arcana is similar to that of God Eater and Monster Hunter. The game features epic bosses, unique weapons, smooth movement of characters, a cool soundtrack, and so on. In terms of gameplay content and visual effects, I believe you’ll never get bored.

8. Transformers: The Game PSP ROM

Transformers: The Game is also an action-packed adventure PPSSPP video game developed by famous gaming studios Activision and Electronic Arts. The game story is similar to the live-action film Transformers. The game was developed by Savage Entertainment for PlayStation Portable.

9. Spider-Man 3:

Spider man 3

Featuring the main character of Marvel Universe Spider-man itself, it is an action and adventure video game for PPSSPP users developed and published under the supervision of Marvel studios in association with Vicarious Studio, Treyarch, and Activision. It was released in 2007 for PlayStation Portable. Play as a Spiderman and climb the buildings of Queens New York and be the hero of your streets.

10. Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed belongs to the category of action-packed adventure PPSSPP video games and I’m sure this game doesn’t need any introduction. The game was developed and published by Ubisoft and features a third-person perspective. Gameplay consists of mainly combat and exploration. Assassin’s Creed is highly compatible with the PPSSPP emulator and you’ll be able to enjoy a smooth experience with no lag.


In the end, I believe these are worth playing PSP games on the PPSSPP emulator if you are a newbie without worrying about compatibility issues as all of them are already tested and played by me on the Emulator. If you have any other good games in your mind then don’t forget to share your favorite in the comment section below.


How to use Pro action replay Codes on PPSSPP?

_CO is the name of the cheat code containing _L code itself. First of all, enable cheats from PPSSPP settings then press and hold the game icon, after that, you will be able to view the cheats tickable in the cheats menu.

How much RAM is needed for PPSSPP?

The minimum requirement to run PPSSPP games is at least 1GB RAM. Users with above 1GB RAM will be able to run most of the low-size PSP games with a lag-free experience.

Which is better Vulkan or OpenGL PPSSPP?

Vulkan is more optimized for low-end devices and has better integration tools compared to OpenGL because of the validation and diagnostics of layers independently.

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