Although the PSP has been around for a couple of years now, one of the most common questions I still see when contributing to gaming forums is “where’s the best place to download free games”.
I’m going to attempt to set the record straight on this one because many people, especially in the past few months, have been the victim not only of fraud but also of viruses and spyware that have infected their computer in the download process.
I personally know three people who as a result of downloading files off a certain website have been forced to pay to get their computers ‘re-formatted’ – which happens to be the same cost as buying a brand new device; sometimes more!
The fact remains, wherever there is popularity, there are scammers; and the online world of the PSP is no different!
Even so, you shouldn’t be put off by these stories because with the correct guidance you’ll save a huge amount of money if you know how to find reputable websites that offer this service. In fact, you’ll never have to pay for another game ever again if you follow the few simple steps I’m about to lay out.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been carrying out some in-depth research on this topic and have discovered a few things to watch out for when looking to download free PSP games.
1. To begin with, it is crucial to be able to recognize a rogue PSP site if you want to keep you computer from being infected. As with anything online, the general rule is, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is!
If you visit a website that immediately bombards you with pop-overs, pop-ups, pop-unders and those flashy banners which say ‘You’re the 1,000,000 visitor – click here to claim your free laptop’ it’s a pretty good indication that you should look elsewhere.
I even came across a number of sites that claimed that the only action you had to take to access the downloads was to enter your name, phone number and email address into a subscription form. Well, no prizes what’s going to happen after you do that. Spam anyone!?
The other the thing you should check is the contact page of the website to see if there’s a company name and address. To obtain a license to give away this variety of material, you obviously need to be a well-established company. If there’s nothing there, continue your search.
2. Overall, choosing a provider that offers free PSP games can be rather overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of them on the internet and trying to evaluate which site will be the most beneficial for you can be difficult.
At first glance, most of these websites look the same although if you delve a little deeper you’ll discover that some have far more to offer than others. As well as PSP games, some of the better sites also offer, and for no additional cost, the following benefits:
- Movie Downloads
- TV Series Downloads
- Music Downloads
- Wall Paper
- PSP Game reviews
Of course, you may assume they all provide these and you’re correct in thinking that most try to put across the impression that they do. However, once you get your membership and gain access to the site you’ll soon discover that there’s an extra fee to pay – and sometimes it’s substantial.
3. In conclusion then, you should expect an initial one-time fee of around $50 for a lifetime access to unlimited PSP game, movie and TV downloads.
Again, there is variation but the findings in my research into the best PSP websites will certainly point you in the right direction.