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Multiplayer games - local network PSP

Playing multiplayer games over local area network (LAN) is a somewhat forgotten form of multiplayer, which had its heyday in the 1990s when Internet cafes were extremely popular. In LAN, players don't need to connect via the Internet, because their computers or consoles are directly connected to each other (wirelessly or with the use of network cables). This form of multiplayer is usually chosen by people who get together in one place (called LAN parties).

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Action 01 November 2006

Another spin-off to the legendary series of sandbox action games, developed by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation Portable console. As the title of the game suggests, its action is related to GTA: Vice City. The title takes place in 1984, two years before the events shown in the other game. The main protagonist is Victor Vance – an ex-soldier who currently works for various gangsters. By completing various jobs given to him by mafia bosses he slowly rises through the ranks of the criminal underworld. The gameplay isn’t very different from other installments of the series. However the developers added many new features such as the ability to swim, fly a helicopter or enter buildings. This made the game mechanics even more similar to the mechanics of full-fledged installments in the series. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories offers a large number of weapons and gadgets as well as a varied soundtrack that accompanies the player while driving cars.

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LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Adventure 04 June 2008

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is another title from Traveller's Tales, which previously enchanted us with LEGO Star Wars games. After reworking the history of Star Wars, it is time for the adventures of the most famous archaeologist in the history of cinema.

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Test Drive Unlimited
Test Drive Unlimited

Racing 20 February 2007

A new incarnation of the popular racing game series launched back in 1987 by Distinctive Software and Accolade. Test Drive Unlimited was developed by Eden Games, the creators of the V-Rally franchise, under the aegis of Atari. The main change in relation to its predecessors is the vast open world set on the faithfully recreated Oahu island, which can be freely explored. The players can undertake a number of various racing challenges to earn cash that lets them buy new vehicles for their garage. In total, there are over 90 licensed cars and motorcycles to choose from. In the game, we can modify our avatar by dressing him in designer clothes and even buy a new house with a bigger garage. The title features an innovatory multiplayer mode that, similarly to MMO productions, enables thousands of players to compete at the same time.

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Action 29 April 2010

A hand-held spin-off to the popular series of stealth games developed by Konami. The game was developed for PlayStation Portable and builds upon 2004's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The story of the game shows further life of Big Boss. Together with an army of mercenaries under his command, he travels to Puerto Rico to investigate why the US government, together with CIA, is backing up a military group present on the island. The gameplay mechanics don’t vary very much from the main installments. However, this time the developers focused on a cooperation mode supporting between 2 and 4 players. The players can complete missions together and help each other during difficult battles. A completely new feature introduced in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is the option to manage Big Boss’ military base. During the game, player can recruit new soldiers, assign them to various sections and send on missions across the world.

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DiRT 3
DiRT 3

Racing canceled

The third full-fledged installment belonging to the incredibly popular racing-themed franchise developed by Codemasters. The DiRT subseries has cultivated traditions initiated in the late 1990s by the Colin McRae Rally series. After the previous game, which emphasized off-road competition, DiRT 3 constitutes a return to the original concept behind the main Colin McRae series, bringing back rally competition in its most classic form (the game uses the official WRC licenses). However, this third iteration still introduces a massive number of novelties, such as stunt arenas from the X-Games competitions, or a completely new type of contest, that is the so-called Gymkhana - it was popularized by one of the most famous drivers in the world, Ken Block. Gymkhana is all about being fast and showing off at the same time - a designated route has to be completed as quickly as possible, but the player is rewarded with points for performing various stunts along the way. As usual, a wide set of licensed cars is at the player's disposal here, many of them originating in different time periods. Also, DiRT 3 features buggies and pickups - those are typically used in off-road competitions.

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Daxter
Daxter

Arcade 14 March 2006

In the platformer "Daxter" we play the role of one of the characters creating an inseparable pair of heroes known from the series of games Jak and Daxter, we try to solve an extremely mysterious mystery. The game was prepared by Ready at Dawn Studios. The publisher is Sony Computer Entertainment.

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The Sims 2
The Sims 2

Simulation 08 December 2005

A sequel to the bestselling human life simulation game – The Sims (2000). The Sims 2 was developed by Maxis Studio (SimCity, EA Land, and others) in cooperation with the Electronic Arts company. Players again take care of virtual characters leading them through their entire lives – from early childhood till elderly age. The main goal is to achieve as high Life Score as possible, which stands for how well a sim leads his/her life. When compared with its predecessor, The Sims 2 offers much more complex character creator and a wider array of available objects. A new, more efficient game engine allowed for presenting the life of the sims in fully 3D graphics.

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LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet

Arcade 17 November 2009

LittleBigPlanet is a dynamic platformer, designed for PlayStation 3 owners. This item is the first on this console to allow almost unlimited interference in the course of the game. You find yourself on a small planet, the boundaries of which are constantly widening while you play.

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LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO Batman: The Videogame

Arcade 23 September 2008

Another production by Traveller's Tales, blending the world of the Danish bricks with the universe of Batman, known from comics and movies. As you play as the eponymous hero, accompanied by his sidekicks, your task is to fight the chaos unleashed upon the streets of Gotham by such villains as the Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face. The gameplay focuses on exploring the LEGO brick world, fighting enemies, and solving simple puzzles. You can play LEGO Batman: The Video game in a co-op mode with a friend; apart from Bruce Wayne's friends (such as Robin or Alfred), you can also choose from a range of villains, which also allows the players to fight each other. Regardless of platform (the game was released for PC Windows as well as stationary and portable consoles), the game features pleasant visuals.

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Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness

RPG 30 October 2007

The first installment in the tactical jRPG originally released on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. After a decade, an improved port has finally made its way to PC. In Disgaea PC you assume the role of a demon prince named Laharl, who having awakened from two-years’ sleep learns about the death of his father. As his successor, he decides to regain the throne and his subjects’ trust by setting out on a dangerous journey during which he will meet many allies and foes. The campaign is divided into episodes resembling a typical anime TV series. During the game you will spend most of the time fighting on tiled maps. You have a diversity of units under your command, offering different attack combinations, spells, combos, and special abilities that, just like in any classic RPG, can be further developed during the course of the game.

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Action 25 October 2005

A spin-off to the iconic Grand Theft Auto series. The game was first developed for the PlayStation Portable handheld console. The story of Liberty City Stories takes place a few years before the events shown in GTA3, on the streets of the same metropolis. During the game player becomes Tony Cipriani who after coming to the city is caught up in the dirt of corruption, mafia wars, and drug traffic. The objective of the game is to work for the Leone mafia family, increase its influences and build up Tony’s reputation in the criminal underworld. The gameplay of GTA: Liberty City Stories employs the well-received mechanics of the series and offers an open world filled with story missions and side activities alike. As always in the series, there are many vehicles (including motorcycles, motorboats, trains and ferries) and weapons to use. However, due to the limitations of the PSP console, some things were slightly simplified.

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Sid Meier's Pirates!
Sid Meier's Pirates!

Adventure 22 January 2007

Sid Meier’s pirates! is a new version of the classic from the 80s. Similarly to the original version, it is a mix of features of action games, adventure games and cRPGs. The game takes place during the age of the pirates in the Caribbean.

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MediEvil Resurrection
MediEvil Resurrection

Action 01 September 2005

The latest installment of the classic series of platformers. The player takes on the role of an undead knight and fights crazy battles with hostile creatures. The surroundings are shown in full three-dimensional.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact

Fighting 27 September 2011

Another installment in the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series developed by Cyberconnect 2 and Bandai Namco, specifically for the PlayStation Portable handhelds. Based on the popular manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, the game follows the adventure of the titular ninja that gets thrown into the midst of incredible events once a great war breaks out. The plot encompasses most of the episodes belonging to the original TV series. The game offers over 20 characters the fans of the franchise are familiar with - those differ in their skills, which can be additionally developed as the player progresses. The game features several different modes, such as Story Battle (the story mode), Versus Battle (1 on 1 duel against the AI or another player) or Tag Battle, which is a cooperation-based variant (for two players). All of this is complemented by cel-shaded graphics typical for this franchise. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact introduces new camera angles to the in-game boss fights.

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials

Action 21 March 2006

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials is another popular game in the series, treating the exciting adventures of a special agent working for the American government. This product was developed by Ubisoft Entertainment solely for the PlayStation Portable handheld console and is the debut of the series on this platform.

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Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Action 13 March 2007

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory is another FPS game, part of the best-selling series developed since 2003. This work is also the first product in the series for PlayStation Portable. The owners of this pocket console have been given an exclusive position that is not directly linked to any earlier version of CoD.

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Formula One 06
Formula One 06

Racing 26 July 2006

Formula One 06 is a new version of the popular series of car races, which has been served for several years by the European branch of Sony Computer Entertainment to PlayStation family console owners. This time the program was designed for the third generation of these devices.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0

Racing 15 November 2005

Need for Speed: The Wanted Bridge is another part of a series that has been developed since the mid-1990s. After the night escapades from both sides of the Need for Speed: Underground, the time has come for a sporty car to move in completely different conditions.

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Resistance: Retribution
Resistance: Retribution

Action 17 March 2009

TPP action game was created on the wave of popularity of the first two parts of a series of first-person shootouts, released on the PlayStation 3 platform. Here, too, you have to fight against the cosmic invaders who want to control the Earth.

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LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

Adventure 17 November 2009

A continuation of one of the entries in the LEGO series developed by Traveller’s Tales. The players once again assume the role of Indiana Jones, a famous archeologist/adventurer, and lead him through a number of events that took place in the original trilogy and the newest entry in the series – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In contrast to the previous installment, we’ve been given a number of new features and additional vehicles, while the titular hero had received a number of new animations and a more useful whip that allows him to pull his opponents in. The levels are now characterized by a high degree of interactivity, as we can use almost any item as a melee or a ranged weapon. As always, the players can switch between the available characters on the fly, or invite a friend to join our session. Aside from Story and Free Play modes, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues offers an extensive level editor which can also be used to share our works with other players.

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Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

Arcade 13 February 2007

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters is a title that combines shooting with a platformer. We can play each of the two main characters: Ratchet, who loves challenges and fight, as well as Clank's robot.

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Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City

Racing 01 November 2006

The tenth installment in the bestselling racing game series originally launched back in 1995. The game lets you play as the main protagonist of the previous game. He returns to his home city only to find his domestic street racing scene taken over by rivaling gangs. As you take on new racing challenges, you take back your home town one district at a time. The game’s mechanics employ the well-proven solutions introduced by its predecessors, while introducing several new elements at the same time. Those include, first and foremost, canyon duels, which require much attention, as it is possible to run through the traffic barriers and roll down the slope. The other novelty is the team; you can assemble your own crew, and its members can aid you during races, e.g. by blocking your rivals. Additionally, the game features cut-scenes with real actors, several dozen licensed car models, as well as vast car customization options. Regarding the latter, Autosculpt module lets you modify almost any element of the car body.

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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Action 12 September 2006

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a continuation of one of the best made electronic and entertainment products of 2005. According to the subtitle, this time the developers focused on three episodes of the Star Wars film cycle, shot by George Lucas in 1977-1983.

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Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

Racing 15 March 2005

Underground Rivals is the debut of the world-famous Need for Speed racing series on the pocket-sized PlayStation Portable console. As the title of this production indicates, virtual struggles focus here on illegal street races, where we fight for fame and big money.

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