The 50 best PSP / Vita Homebrews in 2013
Here is a huge post with the most popular 50 homebrews and tools of the past year for the PSP and the Vita in our database. I should have published this one several weeks ago but didn’t find the time to prepare the list recently. If you are new to the PSP/Vita scene, or if you’re looking for some exciting new content to try, this is what you are looking for! You can find more homebrews on /downloads, and don’t forget to add yours, and to rate your favorite ones. No login is required!
Most of the homebrews are compatible with both the PSP and the vita (in the case of the vita, you’ll need to run VHBL or CEF)
Feel free to report any broken links.
50. Netfront Browser for ARK
This is the Netfront Browser homebrew for ARK eCFW, the original version isn’t able to exit in ARK, this fixes the bug.
This is a space shooter inspired by the Touhou project, a series of indie shooter games.
Also known for its longer name kene-touhou-mohofu, this game is cute and action packed. Awesome graphics, music, and overall realization will make you doubt this is actually a homebrew
Features compatibility with CEF, PRO and VHBL, Mp3 player, Picture viewer, Plugin Manager, etc…
47. Learn Japanese
Fishing Simulator! For every fish you are given a certain amount of money (depending on the weight of fish caught). The money is needed in order to raise their standards, leading to the discovery of new lakes, and therefore a new fish. And also the money needed for the store to buy reels, rods, woods. Includes an MP3 player
Sonymon is a 2d game where the player can play in one of two modes:
story mode, or free roam…..
-In story mode the player witnesses the creation of “Sonymon” and struggles to
fix the mess they cause.
-In free roam the player walks around collecting items and unlocking secrets, while battling and finding new sonymon.
43. Nazi Zombies Portable
NZP is one of the most advanced Quake mods around here. If you haven’t heard of this game, the goal is to barricade yourself inside a house constantly attacked by zombies. There’s no doubt you’ll die eventually, but the question is: how long will you last?
Adrenaline packed space shooter!
If you enjoy games such as Tyrian, or Rrootage, Silveredge is for you. AndrewYY worked on this game for one year before submitting it to the Genesis competition, and it shows. The graphics, audio effects, music, menus・everything is really polished and very impressive. From the very beginning of the game, you get into the action, the controls are explained as a quick element in the story, and, well, that痴 a detail but it痴 the kind of stuff that gives us the impression of playing a professional game.
41. Pro CFW
Unleash the full power of your PSP with the most popular Custom Firmware on the scene! Compatible with all PSP models on firmwares 6.20, 6.35, 6.39, and 6.60
If you don’t know what Pro CFW is yet, here’s what their google code page has to say about it:
- Homebrew Compatible ? Run your own unsigned applications, both user and kernel mode.
- Plugin Compatible ? Add new features to your PSP via kernel mode background plugins.
- ISO / CSO Game Dump Playback ? Backup your own UMD discs via USB and play them from Flash Storage.
- 2g+ Memory Range Unlock ? Use the previously locked RAM range within your own homebrews.
- NODRM Engine ? Use your bought DLCs, no matter on which PSN account you are currently logged in.
- PSX Emulator Unlock ? Play your PSX classics, yes ? all of them. Not just PSN titles.
- And a lot more
40. PSPokemon Grey
Cool application that gives you the default password for some routers. Useful if you lost your password.
38. Chronoswitch: 6.60/6.39/6.38 Downgrader
Downgrade your 6.60 PSP to a lower firmware, and enjoy the world of Custom Firmwares! Compatible with All models of PSP (1000/2000/3000/Go)
Important note: You also need to download the Official Firmware you want to downgrade to in addition to this download
Some1’s port of Davee’s 6.35/6.31 downgrader to 6.60/6.39/6.38.
ARK is a PSP Emulator Custom Firmware for your Vita. It supports most PSP Homebrews, plugins, and backups, as well as PS1 games
> PSX game support (soundless so far, our sound plugin is too glitchy for public use at the moment)
> ISO/CSO game support
> NoDRM Engine for decrypted dlc playback
> MS-SpeedBoost (most noticable on games like soul calibur)
> Stargate Game Patches (fixes several anti-cfw games)
> Customizable Main Menu
> Plugin support
> Recovery support
> ISO-cache support (speed up ISO gaming)
XMB-like menu, with horizontal sliding instead of vertical like the regular xmb
Supported fonts : supports eboot titles with japanese fonts or european fonts, and utf-8 in general
Supports rar/zip formats
33. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Battle
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Battle is a Beat em Up Homebrew Game which plays in the Naruto World up to the Newest Events! It is made by shaplayer in LUAPlayerPlus and is based on the Battalla ninja v2.5-Engine by tonos!
32. Polyon Hockey
Polyon Hockey is a mix between tennis and air hockey all in a neon decor. Here you can challenge a friend or battle IA with three levels.
31. Lamecraft More Terrains Mod
A mod which adds more terrains to s4inex craft
30. Unofficial NEOGEO Emulator for PSP Mod
This is a mod of MVSPSP.
MVSPSP is a NEOGEO Emulator made by NJ
In addition to the features of MVSPSP, this mod adds the following:
1.Based swarzesherz’s mod
2.Spanish added by swarzesherz (Of course, these support Japanese and English, too.)
3.Cheat added by Davex
4.Work on PSP-3000, Go, Street, eCFW
5.Added a few fix
29. Multi-Menu Loader (Unofficial)
All PS Vita CEF users have heard of Mishka84’s Multi-Menu Loader, which includes the menus made for eCFW & many other options, but don’t confuse this with Acid_Snake’s multiBootMenu.
This one’s an unofficial v2 release, & in it the things users usually don’t like are made better. Such as, they don’t want a credits menu… removed! They don’t like seeing the app name instead of seeing eCFW
This version has much better graphics in all menus, + Netfront Browser.
28. Mad TV (Fullversion) Eng/Ger
Nintendo 64 emulation at its best! DaedalusX64 is the direct successor of Daedalus
25. Stickman Jump
The first game from “Team Zenyth”, a french team of devs. This game is a clone of the well known mobile game Ninjump. Game is in French but should be easy enough to understand
24. CEF 6.60 TN
- Custom Emulator Firmware 6.60 TN for PS Vita, with XMB support
– by Total_Noob (individual game exploits by various hackers)
* The whole PSP environment
* Recovery menu and VSH menu (many options to set)
* Support of plugins
* CPU speed changement (makes no sense, as the difference is only minimal :P)
* Install Addon
* Network update
* 1.50 kernel homebrews compatibility
* Higher homebrews compatibility (VLF homebrews)
* High PSX compatibility (without sound)
* High backups compatibility
* Support of prometheus patched backups
23. half byte loader (hbl)
have you just updated your psp to the latest Official Firmware and want to play homebrew? good news for you, hbl lets you do just that. No additional download required, just run HBL directly from the PSP Menu, and enjoy playing all your homebrew on 6.60 ofw, without the need for any complex hack.
22. Open CMA
The PS Vita comes with a system to copy save files that requires you to be connected permanently to the internet. This system is here to force you to update the Vita when a new version is available. In addition, it might be inconvenient for you to be constantly connected when you want to copy your files from and to the Vita. This patch is here to help you with this situation
A nice eBook reader.
20. The PSPIMP
A utility to create, draw and edit images.
Easy to use with many tools such as pipette, various effects, color palette …
download homebrews directly from your PSP with this nice homebrew store!
17. FTP For PS Vita
Coldbird’s FTP server to ease the transfer of files to your Vita
the Emulator supports Gameboy, PCEngine, Wonderswan, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, and Nes.
15. Savegame Deemer
A plugin that stores your saved games in plain text in ms0:/PSP/SAVEPLAIN. Useful to tweak your savedata: cheat, recover savedata that refuses to work after a firmware update, etc…
Install in ms0:/seplugin and edit your seplugins/game.txt file, like for any other PSP plugin.
Since it was released in 2011, Lamecraft, a great Minecraft clone, has never lost its popularity. Its creator Drakon updated it to make it compatible with VHBL/CEF on the PS Vita!
13. PSP Revolution
Dance-Dance Revolution clone
This homebrew is a simple file manager with the typical functions for manage files.
-Manage files and directory;
-Manage zip and rar files;
10. VideoPRXmodule v.0.33
Mod of the original Pacman plugin, which has been adapted for use in the new HEN, this plugin named VideoPRxModule can take video on the XMB in. GIF, make catches in the menu and in-game, they’re stored in the TIM-Record folder that is automatically created when recording a video. Catches the saved in. BMP and stored in the PHOTO folder by default.
Note: To capture / stop button.
Note + R Trigger: Start recording 240x136px size.
Note + R Trigger + L Trigger: Start recording 480x272px size.
VHBL (Vita Half Byte Loader) is a homebrew Loader for the Playstation Vita. It allows you to play fanmade games and emulators on the PS Vita
8. Unofficial NEOGEO CDZ Emulator for PSP Mod
This is a mod of NCDZPSP.
NCDZPSP is a NEOGEO CDZ Emulator made by NJ.
7. Cube Runner Advanced (by Zix)
Cube Runner Advanced is a PGU powered puzzle game (engine originally by Stinkee2) in which the goal is to avoid being hit by cubes whilst trying to complete various levels (currently 4).
This is an update by Zix of Stinkee2’s original game entitled “Cube Runner”, the new version adds 3 new, more difficult levels as well as updating the original.
6. 6.60 ME
Enable/Disable psp charging, Automatically set cpu/brightness to low, Automatically sleep on a certain battery percent, Easily execute Shutdown,Sleep,Reboot(VSH) on a key combo, Set auto timer for sleep and shutdown,…
4. Wagic, The Homebrew
Often compared to commercial games for its replay value and quality, Wagic is a heroic fantasy card game, in which you fight as a wizard against the computer. As you win battles, you unlock new game modes and earn credits that allow you to improve your army. Wagic is community driven, entirely customizable (you can create themes, mods, even new rules), available in several languages (English, French, German, spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Serbian), and open source. It currently runs on the Sony PSP, Windows, Linux, and N900 (maemo).
3. PSP Filer
The most popular File Manager for the PSP
SNES emulator. The most stable and praised SNES emulator in the PSP scene. Runs pretty much all games at full speed, has network features.
1. Prometheus Iso Loader
Liquidzigong’s Iso Loader for the PSP.
Check our list from last year! The Best 50 SP Homebrews in 2012
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