I’ve enjoyed investigating and playing PS Vita games over the past few months, and I’m happy to bring you information about the best Vita games available.
The best part is, you don’t have to take my word for it! My experience has often been that professional reviewers will honestly reveal a games true perks and flaws, but that those reviews don’t necessarily help you pick which games are the best for you. In addition to doing my own research, I also gather votes from visitors to my “best Vita games” sites to get a consensus before I recommend a game. There will always be things in games to nit-pick, but sometimes you need to look beyond the pros and cons to find the games that you’ll really enjoy.
Best Overall PS Vita Games
Well, the vote for this category is a little skewed, because I somewhat prematurely added LittleBigPlanet to the list. It’s currently ranking at the top, although that makes it the “most anticipated game” as opposed to the “best game.”
Of the games that have already been released, Uncharted easily makes it into the #1 slot. The graphics of this game are intensely crisp on the Vita’s OLED screen, so much so that I preferred the “realism” of it over Nintendo’s 3D effect. The environments are fully realized, and the touchscreen and touchpad add an interesting gameplay dynamic.
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Best Fighting PS Vita Games
I love this genre on the Vita, in part because of my early memories of playing Street Fighter on the Sega Genesis at my friend’s house, and in part because fighting games are so well-done on this handheld. The top two contenders for the title of best fighter game are Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Blazblue. The former has a roster of characters that is well-known to a Western audience; the latter, although somewhat less well-known as a franchise, is entirely worth a look, especially with its current 5 star Amazon rating.
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Best Action PS Vita Games
The “action” genre is often seen as a supergenre that includes games in the shooting, adventure, and fighting realms, but for this list I’ve focused on action titles outside of those categories. The two frontrunners at the moment are Ninja Gaiden and Dungeon Hunter Alliance. Koei has really done a great job at porting Ninja Gaiden to the Vita, which is evidenced by the fact that the Vita title is outdoing Ninja Gaiden II on Amazon. As for Dungeon Hunter, it’s full of handheld dungeon-y goodness, but the fact you can get a DH app for much less has been a thorn in some player’s sides.
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Best Racing Vita Games
Handheld gaming and racing go together like rubber and tarmac. One of the great things about this genre is that there are already plenty of Vita titles available. Another great thing is that there’s a clear winner here: wipEout 2048 has easily pulled away from the pack in terms of gameplay and graphics. What you’ll be lose out on as far as sexy real-world cars goes will be made up for with sexy futuristic cars that handle in fun and interesting ways.
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That’s enough for one post, although I do have plenty of other genres for you to check out. Best Vita Games (by Genre) provides a full list if I haven’t gone over you favorite genre here.