PPSSPP Action Games for Android

PPSSPP Action Games for Android

Emulation has been around since the early days of Android as long as the phones had more power than the systems they emulated, such as the Atari and NES. But now, modern phones can emulate more modern systems such as the PSP through emulators like the PPSSPP. Emulation remains in a gray area but is here to stay as long as the emulators remain free and don’t step on some tiger’s tail. The ROMs, on the other hand, and while we won’t endorse ROM piracy, this time we discuss the best PPSSPP action games for Android.

Since we’re talking about the best PPSSPP action games for Android, your phone or tablet should be well up to the task. Phones that will run PPSSPP should have a powerful processor, perhaps a separate Adreno GPU and plenty of RAM to handle the intense action and graphics, and a screen that supports multiple touchpoints at the same time. It’s also fortunate that the PSP is graced with many games from popular franchises. Many of them make it on this list. As a result, PSP players can relive their favorites without carrying two devices, and new players can experience the fun of inexpensive high-end portable gaming.

List of 11 Best PPSSPP Action Games for Android

1. Tekken: Dark Resurrection

ppsspp action game

Tekken Dark Resurrection is the best PSP installment from the PlayStation’s long-running fighting game franchise. It sports better graphics than the Tekken 6 installment, as well as tons of customization options for its larger array of characters to choose from. When it comes to action, this game contains so much action than players can handle.

2. Street Fighter: Alpha 3 Max

ppsspp action game

And while we’re on the subject of fighting games, Capcom also delivers on the PSP with Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max. It’s basically Street Fighter Alpha 3 but with all characters of the franchise (at the time) available. The graphics are crisp and arcade-quality, and the controls have been optimized for the PSP.

3. Megaman Maverick Hunter X / Megaman Powered Up

ppsspp action game

Gaming companies can do no wrong when remaking their biggest hits from older systems and porting them over to newer ones. Whether through emulation or remastering, the elements that make a game a hit gets carried over to new systems. This is true for both Megaman X (Super Nintendo) and the original NES Megaman game, remade into Megaman Maverick Hunter X and Megaman Powered Up. Both games have the same gameplay as the originals but with updated graphics. Megaman Powered Up has two additional bosses from the original’s six and even has a level editor.

4. Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles

ppsspp action game

No gaming platform would be complete without the Castlevania franchise. Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles is basically a port of the symphony of the night prequel, Rondo of Blood from the PC Engine, with updated graphics and a few changes. Like Megaman, one cannot go wrong with a remake of a powerful hit game, as long as all the elements are intact.

5. God of War: Chains of Olympus

ppsspp action game

The Playstation platform wouldn’t be complete without the appearance of Kratos the Spartan, out to teach some gods of Olympus and their minions some violent lessons. While little has changed in terms of gameplay, battling new enemies in new stages never gets tiring, especially when supported by an exciting backstory. This time, under Athena’s guidance, Kratos must stop both dream god Helios and underworld queen Persephone from destroying Olympus. The monster-bashing control scheme has been optimized for the PSP, and Kratos is also given puzzles to solve and some platforming to keep things interesting.

6. SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo

ppsspp action game

This game is praised for its new aiming system, which is mainly a scheme to adapt the game to be ported to the PSP. This tactical team-based shooter can also support up to 16 players through Wi-Fi. Thankfully, that capability can be handled by the PPSSPP, allowing for SOCOM parties in school (during recess) or in the office. The game also has great graphics and generally has positive reviews making it a candidate for this list of best PPSSPP action games for Android.

7. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

ppsspp action game

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is a stealth shooter along the lines of the Metal Gear franchise, though Syphon Filter is a major PlayStation franchise in itself. This installment is a sequel to the PS2 installment, Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain. This game is a 3rd person shooter, and players are pitted against a variety of environments. Players need good eyes and a large screen to see the mini-map and options. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror also supports multiplayer of up to 8 players with four different modes.

8. Daxter

ppsspp action game

Daxter is a spinoff from the Jak and Daxter series. In this very fun platforming game for the PSP, Daxter, the sidekick, embarks on his own adventures as a bug exterminator. It features fun platforming gameplay with great graphics. Dexter looks absolutely cute with fluid movements and an array of crazy weapons. What’s crazier are the unlockable dream sequences from popular movie franchises. Daxter is hailed as one of the best games for the PSP and undoubtedly one of the best PPSSPP action games for Android.

9. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

ppsspp action game

Ratchet and Clank is another popular Playstation mascot platforming franchise. Despite its cute looks, Ratchet and Clank has a certain appeal to both kids and adults alike. In this PSP installment, they fight a small race of enemies called Technomites to save a kidnapped girl. The game mechanics are roughly the same, where they run and jump through beautifully designed levels and fight enemies with a variety of upgradeable weapons and suits. Reviews of this game are mostly positive, thanks to its gameplay. However, at the same time, its less-than-stellar graphics dragged the game from overall positivity.

10. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

ppsspp action game

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is one of the top-of-the-line open-world action games available on the PSP and belongs to one of the most popular gaming franchises of all time. Liberty City Stories acts as a prequel to the hit Grand Theft Auto III, and the city’s layout is basically the same. Apart from being open world, up to six players can join together through Wi-Fi.

11. Pursuit Force

ppsspp action game

Pursuit Force is a unique PSP game with a Chase HQ-style gameplay where the player chases criminals on vehicles. The player can shoot criminals and damage vehicles using his guns and even transfer from vehicle to vehicle utilizing those vehicles’ properties. It’s a fast-paced action game with amazing graphics for fans of both action and racing games.

So, there you have it — a list of the best PPSSPP action games for Android, in our opinion. But don’t let us stop you from exploring the PSP’s vast library.