Top 3 Shooting Games for the PSP

Let’s face it you are not going to grind at hours on end on your Sony PlayStation Portable with an RPG in those short 20 minute commutes to your school/college/work. Neither are you going to use your brain too much and devise the best strategy in a game. Most of you who fall under this category love action games, specifically games that allow you to use the biggest and the meanest guns to take down hordes upon hordes of your enemies. Yes, we all love shooters. However, when playing on a console with just one analog stick, things can become tough at times. Fear not, however for there are quite a few awesome games for the PSP that overcome its control impediments and truly shine. Listed below are the top three shooting games for the PSP a short list that should be on any gamer’s library

Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow

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If there is a shooting game that can be praised solely for its story and the complexity thereof, Logan’s Shadow would be one of the top contenders. Flawlessly developed by Sony Bend, along with the previous game (Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror), it features extensive graphics not thought possible on the tiny console as well as a richly detailed storyline complete with many twists and turns. Logan’s Shadow also comes complete with multiplayer options that are varied and improved modes such as Retrieval (similar to Capture the Flag) and Sabotage. This game is a must buy for any PSP fan whatever his or her choice in genres may be.

Killzone: Liberation

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For PS2 fans, Killzone was a hit First Person Shooter (FPS) that defined why they stayed up late staring at their TV screens night after night. In this PSP console, you play Templar, the hero from the first game and this is one of those few games that is reason enough to own the PSP. Though sometimes not as detailed as the first game, Liberation is a fun game to play on the road, with short bursts of gameplay being the most common in every level. Developed by the same people who did the original, Guerilla Games, this title is nothing short of kick-ass.

Resistance: Retribution

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The hit franchise based on Sony’s PlayStation 3 home console came to the handheld console and within weeks of its release, blew away most of its competition. Yes, Resistance: Retribution, with its great story, amazing graphics, loads of unlockables, killer multiplayer and PS3 connectivity is nothing short of awesome. Set in an alternate history storyline, you fight monsters, humans and aliens with detailed weaponry. Developed by the acclaimed Sony Bend studios (the same people who gave us the Syphon Filter games), this is a great addition for the Resistance series fans as well as action game junkies.

How to Play Flash Games on Your Sony PSP

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Sony’s PlayStation Portable gaming console is one of the premier gaming devices available for the market at this time. Though its competitor, Nintendo DS has always been ahead when it comes to sales figures, the PSP is far more powerful than the Nintendo console. With version 2.70 of the firmware, users were greeted with Flash 6.0 support in the embedded microbrowser. This enabled users to browse some websites that allowed for Flash 6 content or even games.

However, you do not always need to be online to play a Flash game on your PSP there is a very simple way to play it offline on your beloved handheld console.

Requirements

  • Sony PSP with firmware version 2.70 or higher.
  • SWF file of your favourite Flash 6 game (More on how to get the SWF file later).
  • Memory Stick for storing the Flash game.
  • Memory Stick card reader or PSP USB connector.

Procedure

Getting the SWF file:-

  1. Go to any good Flash game website (such as Miniclip or Bored.com) and search for a Flash 6 game.
  2. Once you find one, load it on to your browser’s page.   Browser-Flash
  3. Once it’s loaded, save that webpage somewhere in your hard drive.
  4. Navigate to the place where you have downloaded the page. There will be a folder called webpage.htm_files (where webpageis the name of the webpage that you have downloaded).
  5. Inside this folder, there will be an SWF file this is your game file.

Playing on the PSP:-

  1. Copy the file you downloaded into the memory stick of your PSP. Create a new folder and put it in, or place it anywhere else, but remember the address of the file. For example’s sake, I place the file on X:\FLASH\game.swf, where X is the memory stick’s drive name on the computer. Game_On_MSDuo
  2. Open the PSP’s internet browser and type file:/FLASH/game.swf URL_On_PSP
  3. Your PSP will ask your permission to run a plugin in that page. Agree to it and start playing! Game_On_PSP

Closing Notes

Block Commander and Jelly are two games from PSP Flash Gaming, a site dedicated to providing flash games for PSP users. (Note you need to search a little to find the SWF files since the website urges users to connect to their site over the internet to play the games.) Another wonderful site optimised for the PSP is PSPonme that has a large collection of Flash 6 games.