7. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
The PSP was a great handheld, and being able to play a proper Metal Gear Solid game on the go was like a godsend for fans of the game. It was also the first game that really focused on Naked Snake’s leadership qualities, and how he became the Big Boss we all know him as today.
Personally, I didn’t find the story too engaging, though it did cover a lot of vital plot points in Big Boss’s history. The real shining point of Portable Ops lies in its gameplay.
Portable Ops had a heavy focus on building up your army, and being able to assign your soldiers to specific departments based on their individual strengths. While the story itself wasn’t quite as impressive or memorable enough for me to give it a higher position on this list, Portable Ops definitely achieved what it set out to do: deliver a true tactical espionage action experience on a handheld, and allowed players to properly step into the shoes of Big Boss for the first time and build your own nation from the ground up.