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  • Guide Best PSP Games

    PSP's best games, ranked and rated

    What are the best PSP games? First released on 12th December, 2004 in its native Japan, Sony’s initial foray into the handheld arena followed years and years of speculation. The company officially acknowledged the device a year prior, at E3 2003, with PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi describing it as a “Walkman...


  • Poll Which Persona Game Has the Best Opening?

    Now it's personal

    Atlus revealed the opening for Persona 3 Reload earlier this week, and it's so good that it got us wondering: which Persona game has the best title sequence? In case you don't know, each game in the series typically introduces itself with an animated opening, featuring a unique song and some gorgeous artwork. There's no doubt...


  • News Did You Know? PlayStation Partnered with NCSOFT Over a Decade Ago

    Nothing came of it, though

    Sony announced a partnership with NCSOFT earlier this week which will likely culminate in the release of an MMO adaptation of the Horizon franchise, but if you’ve been getting déjà vu from this press release, you’re not alone. The company actually revealed a similar relationship with the South Korean titan over a...


  • News More Platinum Trophies for PS Plus Premium Retro Releases

    Trophy unlocked

    PS Plus Premium hasn’t quite delivered on the value Sony perhaps promised prior to the top-tier’s release, but in the manufacturer’s defence, it has continued to iterate upon its PS1 and PSP emulator – and pretty much all of the first-party games it’s ported have Trophies these days. That continues to be true with the...




  • News Twisted Metal Duo Add PS5, PS4 Platinum Trophies

    Gravity Crash Portable also has a full set of gongs

    Trophy hunters, rejoice! Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2, launching officially on PS5 and PS4 this week as part of PS Plus Premium, will both have Platinum Trophies to unlock. Confirmation comes courtesy of server scraping site Exophase, with the full lists now appearing on Sony’s backend. The...














  • Poll We Want You to Rate Your Favourite PSP Games

    Help us build a definitive list

    With Sony now more or less completely withdrawn from the handheld gaming market, it’s perhaps easy to forget that the PSP was a huge success. While it was pretty much always in the Nintendo DS’ shadow, the system sold a staggering 80 million units throughout its lifespan, and served as a precursor to pocketable...




  • Weirdness These PlayStation Sound Effect Acapellas Are Oddly Awesome

    Sounds good

    Each PlayStation startup sound has defined a generation, so it’s bizarre to see them performed acapella by YouTube group Maytree. From the bowel rumbling bass of the PS1’s intro all the way through to the PSP’s upbeat jingle, this is both spot-on and strange. It’s particularly amusing to see just how much energy is being invested...







  • News The Persona Series Hits 10 Million Copies Sold

    That's a lot of inner selves

    The Persona series, which began all the way back in 1996 on the original PlayStation, has reached ten million copies sold, no doubt much to the delight of Atlus. It's a big milestone for a franchise that started life as a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off title, and it's a property that has only recently found mainstream...


  • News No, Tetris 99 Isn't Available on PSP

    Or any other PlayStation platform

    One of the most surprising announcements to come out of last night's Nintendo Direct was for a brand new free-to-play Tetris title. It's called Tetris 99, and pits 99 online players against each other in a battle royale style free for all. It sounds bonkers, and it kind of is, but it genuinely looks like a great...


  • Guide Best Assassin's Creed Games Ranked

    Blade runner

    Ah, Assassin's Creed. The success of Ubisoft's massively popular open world series is partly responsible for pushing the publisher up near the very top of the industry food chain, where it now sits alongside the likes of EA and Activision. But as is the case with any long standing franchise, Creed has had its ups and downs. Some of its...


  • Guide Best Metal Gear Solid Games Ranked

    Solid, Snake

    Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest video game franchises of all time, and so it’s a good job that it’s synonymous with PlayStation. With every single mainline release putting in an appearance on a Sony system, it’s hard not to associate the famous Solid Snake with the family of consoles, despite only one entry remaining an...


  • News Gran Turismo Sales Top 80 Million Units Across 20 Years

    Va va voom

    Racing games are nowhere near as popular as they once were, but Gran Turismo has managed to remain relevant over a 20 year period. Once the biggest brand in Sony’s stable – it’s probably been eclipsed by the likes of Uncharted, The Last of Us, and even Horizon in recent times – the series continues to be a steady seller, with the...

  • News There's a PSP Emulator Hidden in the PS4 Version of PaRappa the Rapper

    Remaster runs from UMD disc image

    PaRappa the Rapper’s relatively recent remaster is actually an emulated version of the PlayStation Portable release with new textures. Some amazing technical tomfoolery from hackers working with cracked PlayStation 4 consoles has revealed that the rhythm game is running on a UMD disc image, identical to the...


  • Guide Best God of War Games Ranked

    War games

    In the pantheon of popular PlayStation intellectual properties, God of War occupies the throne room alongside other household names like Uncharted and Gran Turismo. But which is the best of Kratos’ bloody escapades to date? Ahead of the release of this year’s reimagining, we’ve returned to Ancient Greece in order to, er, order each...


  • Poll Is Persona 5 the Best Persona Game?

    Now it's personal

    Now that Persona 5 has been out for a good few months, we thought it was about time to ask the ultimate question: is it the best Persona game? Atlus' latest entry in the role-playing series was met with universal critical acclaim and it's safe to say that gamers went absolutely nuts for it. It quickly became the best selling title...


  • Video The History of the PlayStation Store

    A decade of digital

    A little over ten years ago, Sony cut the ribbon on a new virtual shopping plaza: the PlayStation Store. Opening for business alongside the PlayStation 3, the inaugural digital storefront was as rudimentary as these things get: it was essentially a web page with a couple of games for sale and some trailers. Who could have...


  • News Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan

    And some in the West

    If you're a Japanese gamer who loves LittleBigPlanet, then you may want to start tapping down on your d-pad: Sony's shutting down the servers for all three of the main games, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Portable. Essentially, the series is over in the East, it would seem. The...


  • News Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

    Long in the memory

    Famitsu, the famous Japanese gaming magazine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and it's asked readers to vote for their most memorable games per console as a consequence. A whopping 2,921 people responded, with the rules stating that participants could only pen one title per platform. We've included the top ten titles for...



  • Review Summon Night 5 (PSP)

    Long time coming

    The Summon Night series has a bit of a niche following in the strategy role-playing game genre. To the surprise of many, it was announced that a localized version of Summon Night 5 would not only get to launch on the PlayStation Network, but would also nab a physical release here in the West. So, is it worth dusting off the ol'...

  • Site News Our Forum Wants to Find Your Favourite Ever PlayStation Game

    Time to vote

    Organisational idol themcnoisy is back with another awesome forum contest, with the objective this time to determine the greatest PlayStation game of all time. There'll be a slew of rounds, contests, and battles before the ultimate winner is crowned, with the prologue stage well underway as we write. You've got until 29th February to...


  • News You Can, Er, Play Saints Row Undercover on Your PSP Now

    Gat a load of this

    Remember that crumby, cancelled Saints Row game for the PSP? Well, you can play it now. Volition has released the unfinished .iso file online, allowing you to test out the unreleased title for free. This is a pretty unprecedented move, so kudos to the developer for getting the game out into the public domain. We've no idea how...

  • News Saints Row Undercover Almost Took a Dump on PSP

    Volition unearths forgotten project

    There are already a handful of canned Saints Row projects that have leaked over the years, but Saints Row Undercover – a PlayStation Portable spin-off of Saints Row 2 – was forgotten by practically everyone. The project was officially cancelled all the way back in 2009, and has been left sitting in a Volition...







  • News Sony Cashes in on PlayStation Nostalgia with EU Anniversary Sale

    Classics get cut prices

    PlayStation turns 20 today, meaning that while it’s not old enough to legally drink in most American states, it’s deserving of a darn good birthday bash. We’ve been doing our best to commemorate the launch of Sony’s first system all day, but if reading isn’t getting you in the party mood, why not play one of a dozen...

  • Talking Point What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?

    Setting the scene

    Republished on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original feature follows. Originally published on Friday, 12th April 2013: While it’s difficult to topple the trembling sense of anticipation that comes when you greedily tug...



  • News The Invizimals Appear on PS3 and Vita in North America Next Week

    Hide and seek

    Fun fact: the Invizimals franchise is absolutely enormous in developer Novarama’s home nation Spain, where it plays host to its own sticker book and Saturday morning cartoon series. It’s proved less popular in the UK and North America, but Sony seems to support it out of necessity if nothing else. That can be evidenced by the...

  • News Drive Away with a Deal in North American PSN Flash Sale

    Beep beep

    Perhaps in an attempt to celebrate the Singapore Grand Prix, Sony has launched a racing game flash sale on the North American PlayStation Store. Bursting with more podium position contenders than a Formula One starting grid, highlights include ModNation Racers and Need for Speed: Most Wanted for just $4.99,

  • News This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do

    No argument here

    This particular author may be penning this article while proudly wearing a Pyramid Head t-shirt – we kid you not – but we’ll happily concede that there are much bigger Silent Hill fans in the world. One such person is Whitney Chavis, who’s just won the Guinness World Record for the biggest – and probably only – Silent...

  • Store Update 10th September 2014 (Europe)

    You look like you've seen a Ghost

    Destiny’s out so we can finally stop talking about it, right? Wrong. Now that Bungie’s epic sci-fi shooter has fired its way onto physical and digital store shelves, we’re spending all of our time uncovering its secrets so that we can stuff your eyes with more articles than they can handle. Fortunately,...

  • News It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe

    Deadly Premonition, King of Fighters, and loads of RPGs

    Rising Star Games may not be the biggest and most well known studio outside of its loyal fanbase, but it may well be worth checking out its catalogue of PlayStation 3 and Vita games on the European PlayStation Store starting today. The company's sharing the joy of its 10th birthday with a...


  • Store Update 27th August 2014 (Europe)

    Seeing neon

    As is the case in North America, there’s a metric ton to look forward to on the European PlayStation Store this week. Fetch leads the way in Sucker Punch’s 80s infused superhero spin-off inFAMOUS: First Light, but there’s also Metro Redux and


  • News Survive the Summer with Scorching European PS4, PS3, and Vita Savings

    Sweat shop

    Sony seems fairly fond of gigantic cross-platform sales these days, and this latest summer offering looks set to turn up the temperature yet again. While not exactly loaded with hot deals, there are some worthwhile savings within this list that will likely tempt you into parting with your hard-earned cash. Alas, you’ll probably want to...

  • News PlayStation Hardware Sales Leave Xbox in the Dust

    PS4 reverses firm's fortunes

    It’s no real secret that the PlayStation 4 is a runaway success, and that’s been reflected by Sony’s latest hardware sales figures. In the platform holder’s most recent financial report, the company claims that its gaming business has seen a 95.7 per cent increase in revenue year-over-year, with the division...

  • Feature We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday

    Fun in the sun

    Cancel your cheeky week in Barbados or Benidorm, because Push Square Sabbaticals are taking you on an all-inclusive tour of the sunniest resorts in Sony land. During your ten day stay on Planet PlayStation, you’ll visit the most tantalising tourist spots that gaming has to offer, each lovingly laying out idyllic views, entertaining...