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    25 Best Games to Emulate on PPSSPP (Android) #1

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    Check out a list of 25 games for PPSSPP compatible even with weak cell phones. Mixing light games and others a little heavier, we arrive at the best of the PSP. PPSSPP is the Sony emulator PSP to Android and PC. On smartphones, the emulator already has impressive stability and compatibility.

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    This article is intended only to indicate which games work well in the PPSSPP emulator. We will not post download links for the ROMS (.CSO) for obvious reasons.

    The minimum configuration to run the games satisfactorily is a cell phone with a processor quad-core 1.2 GHZ e 1GB de RAM. something like a Motorola Moto G 2nd Generation or a Samsung Grand Prime, is already quite successful in emulating these games.


    – Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai

    Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai is a fighting game with cel shading graphics that runs great on most Android phones. The game features Goku and other characters in electrifying fights. Combined with a bluetooth controller, the title gives the impression that we have a PSP in our hands. An unmissable fighting game to emulate in PPSSPP.

    Size: 177 MB

    Gameplay on a Motorola Moto G phone

    – Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core

    Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core is one of the most spectacular games on the PSP. By narrating the main conflict that precedes Final Fantasy VII, the game puts an end to many questions, in addition to presenting everything in a brilliant and charming way. It's one of the most important games in the video game industry, and guaranteed fun for fans of a good RPG.

    Size: 1.6 GB

    Gameplay on a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone


    Metal Slug XX is another game from the nostalgic franchise that marked the childhood of many players. Version XX is actually Metal Slug 7. The plot continues that madness, and what matters is walking to the right exploding everything that comes your way. As it is a 2D game, it runs very well on PPSSPP, even on old cell phones

    Size: 194 MB

    Gameplay on an LG G2 phone

    – Naruto Shippuden Legends Akatsuki Rising

    Naruto Shippuden Legends is an adventure game that brings the ninja Naruto in his Shippuden phase. The game starts right after Jiraya's training. The game is third-person action, with 3D graphics and Cel Shading. Despite the stutters in the audio, the game runs without problems.

    Size: 545 MB

    Gameplay on a Samsung Gran Duos phone

    – Iron Man 2

    Despite the bad graphics, Iron Man 2 is a very light and fun 3D action game to play. In this game, you can walk or fly using Iron Man's armor. The game has original voice acting and is great to pick up and beat.

    Size: 663 MB

    Gameplay on a Nexus 7 (basic hardware nowadays)

    – Soul Calibur Broken Destiny

    Quality fighting games have always been sorely missed on mobile phones. And I'm not talking about games like Injustice Mobile, I'm talking about real fighting games. Soul Calibur Broken Destiny is a good example of this. The melee weapon fighting game brings a lot of violence and technique to its PPSSPP emulator. The biggest highlight of this title could not be another, the possibility of playing with Kratos, the protagonist of the God of war series.

    Size: 379 MB

    Gameplay on a Nexus 7 (basic hardware nowadays)

    – Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

    Ratchet & Clank is the first game of this gang for the PSP. With 3D graphics, and gameplay that mixes platforming with exploration. Ratchet & Clank is the essential game for those who enjoy games like Crash, Mario 64 and others. A long adventure with charismatic characters and excellent level design, with very creative levels.

    Size: 916 MB

    Gameplay on a Galaxy S4 Phone

    – Boomberman

    Bomberman on PSP is a game with 3D graphics, but which faithfully replicates the classic gameplay of Super Nintendo games. Ideal for playing alone. The game has a very long singleplayer, but I don't know if it's possible to play multiplayer against other players via PPSSPP.

    Size 114 MB

    Gameplay on a Sony Xperia Z2

    – Kingdom Hearts – Birth By Sleep

    Squares-Enix RPGs like to multiply across multiple platforms. The Kingdom Hearts series also went through this and the excellent Birth By Sleep is one of the most remembered chapters by players. Exceptional graphics and an adventure with many hours of fun await you in this title. On the internet, there is even a modified version of the .CSO entirely in Spanish.

    Size: 1.4 GB

    Gameplay of the game on a Galaxy Grand Duos 2

    – Packman: World Rally

    Packman: World Rally is a silly game, but very fun. The game copies the Mario Kart scheme of being, but is one of the lightest 3D games to run on PPSSPP. For those who like casual games, it's the perfect game to grab and relax.

    Size: 211 MB

    Game gameplay

    – Daxter

    Daxter is another game with charismatic characters to be very successful on the PSP. The game is part of the Jak & Daxter franchise. His friend is trapped in the Krimzon Guard, and Daxter will have to fend for himself. This game has great graphics and runs smoothly even on weak phones.

    Size: 1.3 GB

    Game gameplay on Galaxy S6

    – Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was even released on iOS, but Android fans never had the chance to play this wonderful game. Freedom Unite is a compilation of everything that's great about the Monster Hunter franchise. In this action and exploration RPG, you will have in your hands a game with more than 500 hours of gameplay, with a lot of content to explore. There are more than 410 Quests.

    Size: 2 GB

    Gameplay on Moto G

    – Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist

    Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist is a brawler-style fighting game that brings characters from the famous anime to PPSSPP. A lot of fighting will happen in this 2D game with simple graphics, but with a quality far above the average of other Android games. The highlight are the special moves and some naughty scenes. So be careful when playing.

    Size: 245 MB

    – Obscure: The Aftermatch

    Take on the role of six students who are tasked with dealing with bizarre creatures. The game is in 3D and has a curious gameplay scheme. Students are paired up, and the player can switch between characters to best deal with enemies that come their way.

    Size: 775 MB

    – Need for Speed Most Wanted

    The racing series also appeared on Android phones, but despite not having the Android graphics, the PSP game has much more content. Lots of speed and cool cars in one of the most popular PSP games of all time.

    Size: 169 MB

    – Driver 76

    Driver 76 is another game for PSP that runs perfectly on PPSSPP. Set in the 70s, in this game you play a gangster who needs to fulfill missions to help his friends who are in trouble. The game consists of missions on a large map and you can choose to follow the script, or simply take a walk around the city. Despite being a Driver series game, in this title, you can get out of the car to steal another one.

    Size: 649 MB

    – Assassins Creed Bloodlines

    Assassin's Creed Bloodlines is a game for PSP that brings several elements that AC Identity lacked. The first one concerns the plot, as Bloodlines is much leaner and less confusing. The game runs with a little difficulty on weak phones, but if you have an intermediate or top of the line, you will be able to play this adventure in the Assassin's Creed series without any problems.

    Size: 518 MB

    – Street Fighter Alpha 3

    If you grew up in the 90s and are a fan of Fighting Games, like me, chances are you have Street Fighter on several devices in your house. In the PPSSPP emulator, the best option is Street Fighter Alpha 3. The PSP version is special because it contains two new characters: Eangle (Street Fighter 1) and Maki (from the Final Fight series). The game is incredibly light and is one of the easiest to emulate in PPSSPP.

    Size: 106 MB

    – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact

    The Naruto games on the PSP are some of the most sought after games by Android fans. Weird? So it is. The saga of the ninja in the orange suit won several games on Sony's laptop. Among them, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact stands out. The fighting game has simple gameplay. Just put your finger down on the “ball” button and try to unlock all the characters in this mega adventure.

    Size: 1GB

    Gameplay on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    – Hero of Sparta

    A classic from the early Android era can be replayed via PPSSPP. In Hero of Sparta, you control a warrior in Ancient Greece, who needs to follow the rules of the gods in order to save his humanity. The game has good 3D graphics and is emulator light on PPSSPP. Remember another game? Well, we haven't forgotten about him, look at the end of the list.

    Size: 80 MB

    – FIFA Street 2

    One of the best soccer games for handhelds that EA insists on wanting to put in limbo is FIFA Street 2. In this title, you'll play society soccer with the best players on the field. With the possibility of releasing special abilities, this is one of the most addictive games on the PSP and Playstation 2.

    Size: 208 MB

    – PES 2016

    PES 2016 is actually a PES 2012 mod, with updated players and narration (there is no official PES 2016 for PSP). Despite being graphically dated, the game offers that premium gameplay that we love so much. That is, the possibility to play championships and leagues without worrying about the internet or in-app purchases. Excellent request for lovers of a naked.

    Size: 493 MB

    – Twisted Metal Head On

    This Playstation 2 game also arrived on PSP in 2005. Roam around the world's arenas detonating all enemies in visceral gameplay. The game is the direct sequel to Twisted Metal 2.

    Size: 300 MB

    – Metal Gear: Peace Walker

    One of the most important chapters of the Metal Gear franchise, arrived exclusively for PSP in 2010. In Peace Walker, you control none other than the Big Boss. The game takes place in 1974, 10 years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Playstation 2). Set in Central America, the plot centers on the creation of Outer Heaven, an independent state created by Big Boss and mentioned in several other games in the franchise.

    Size: 1.4 GB

    Metal Gear Solid video: Best settings

    – God of War: Ghost of Sparta

    God of War is simply the most sought after “type” of game on Android. Unfortunately, we don't have any native titles that come close to this PSP gem. In Ghost of Sparta, Kratos faces new challenges provided by the gods of Olympus. The story takes place right after the first game for Playstation 2. The game is far from being a Spin-off and has events that are indispensable for understanding the narrative of the series. A must for lovers of a good hack'n slash with puzzle challenges scattered throughout the scenarios.

    Size: 1.1 GB

    Gameplay on LG L Prime

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    [originally published November 12, 2016]

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