In the early days of the PlayStation 2, Zipper Interactive would debut a third-person shooter called SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs. Authentic, tactical, team-based, and online at a time where few other PlayStation titles were, SOCOM took the home console by storm. It gave Sony’s exclusives a more mature face, provided multiplayer-centric shooters a new standard to compete against, and helped single-handedly move the PlayStation 2’s network adapter and headset into gamers’ homes. The debut of SOCOM 2 the following year created an immediate classic, and confirmed SOCOM as a franchise that would be with PlayStation for years to come – even as unsavoury hackers attempted to ruin players’ enjoyment.
Yet try as SOCOM would, lightning never seemed to strike thrice in the eyes of the series faithful. SOCOM 3, Combined Assault, Confrontation, and many more would all proceed to be good, if not great games in their own right – but whether helmed by Zipper or Slant Six, SOCOM never found its third pillar on which it could rest. And just as it seemed as if the series finally might, SOCOM 4 would both trip over its design, and fall into a hole burrowed out of the PlayStation Network Outage of 2011.
SOCOM was shattered, Zipper was shuttered, and one by one, the entire series would go offline – though the hardcore would continue to find ways to keep the series’ flame alive.
Lord of Arcana
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Knights in the Nightmare
Flat-out Head On
Tenchu Shadow Assassins
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
Blade Dancer : Lineage of Light
Reggie plays the 2D beat-em-up hidden gem featuring characters from the cult Japanese Spectral Force and Generation of Chaos series. The game has unique characters, extra secret fighters and one of the most powerful bosses in 2D beat-em-up history!
Metal Slug XX is a revised version of Metal Slug 7 released in 2010 for the PSP. This run-and-gun shooter has all the classic arcade elements but adds co-op between two PSPs. It’s also available on Xbox Live Arcade and is backwards compatible with the Xbox One.
HOW WE DID THIS: Reggie’s PSP is connected via official PSP COMPONENT cables to the Elgato HD/laptop and then my PSP is connected via Ad-Hoc (WIFI) to Reggie’s. Many PSP games support this co-op/multiplayer connection.
I show you all 200+ Sony PSP games I have in my collection and highlight some of the more rare or interesting or fun games YOU should play too! This collection is grouped by RPGs, Racing games, Puzzle games, action/platformer, sports, flight, fighting and more!
Metal Jesus & Reggie tell you all about one of their favorite gaming handhelds: the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP). This was a very success handheld with over 80 million units sold, 5 different models, lots of color variants and over 800 games released for it! Do you want to know where to start when collecting for the PSP? This is the video for you!
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 1,2,3 & Tactical Strike
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
…lots and lots of Racing games!
I’ve been looking forward to doing this Buying Guide for a while now… The PSP really is a great handheld. Hope you guys like it!
Metal Jesus: Metal Jesus here and I’m back again with Reggie.
Radical Reggie: Glad to be back, bro. Now today guys what we’re going to do, of course, a buying guide on the PSP system which is our favorite system, or one of our favorite systems.