Livin’ La Vita Loca

ps_vita_price_24479_jqWith the PlayStation Vita coming up on its 3rd birthday, the insane success of its PS4 counterpart, and the end of 2014 quickly approaching, many gamers will be seriously considering picking up one of these incredible handheld systems. However, with the enormous library of critically acclaimed titles, many people may feel overwhelmed by the decisions that they now face. Which games are essential for your new collection, which peripherals should you invest in, and should you consider quitting your job to make time for all the awesome games you’re about to start playing? While I cannot condone the latter action, many people may consider this a viable option when they get their hands on this addictive system and its overwhelming line-up of games.

Don’t let this dilemma get you anxious, my friends. Here are my personal recommendations to get you up and running as you get ready to join the community of fellow Vita fanatics.

Top 25 PlayStation Vita Games:

25. Dragon’s Crown

Developer: Atlus; Vanillaware

Publisher: Atlus; NIS America

24. Gravity Rush (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: SCE Japan Studio

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

23. Soul Sacrifice Delta (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Marvelous AQL; SCE Japan Studio; Comcept

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

22. Sine Mora

Developer: Digital Reality; Grasshopper Manufacture

Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Kalypso Media

21. Muramasa Rebirth

Developer: Marvelous Entertainment; Ignition Entertainment; Rising Star Games

Publisher: Marvelous AQL; Aksys Games

20. Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark

Developer: Curve Studios

Publisher: Curve Studios

19. Mortal Kombat

Developer: NeatherRealm Studios

Publisher: WB Games

18. Lumines: Electronic Symphony (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Q Entertainment

Publisher: Ubisoft

17. Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Guerrilla Cambridge

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

16. Y’s Memories of Celceta (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Nihon Falcom Corporation

Publisher: Nihon Falcom Corporation; XSEED Games; NIS America

15. Child of Light

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal; Ubisoft Massive; Ubisoft Romania

Publisher: Ubisoft

14. Sound Shapes

Developer: Queasy Games; SCE Santa Monica Studio

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

13. Velocity 2X

Developer: FuturLab; Curve Studios

Publisher: FuturLab

12. Spelunky

Developer: Derek Yu; Andy Hull; Blitworks

Publisher: Mossmouth

11. The Walking Dead (Season 1 & 2)

Developer: Telltale Games

Publisher: Telltale Games; Sony Computer Entertainment

10. Rayman Legends

Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier

Publisher: Ubisoft

9. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend

Developer: Arc System Works

Publisher: Arc System Works; Aksys Games

8. Little Big Planet PS Vita (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Double ElevenTarsier StudiosXDev

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

7. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: SCE Bend Studio

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

6. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Spike Chunsoft

Publisher: Spike Chunsoft; NIS America

5. Rogue Legacy

Developer: Cellar Door Games

Publisher: Cellar Door Games

4. Guacamelee!

Developer: Drinkbox Studios

Publisher: Drinkbox Studios; Activision

3. Hotline Miami

Developer: Dennaton Games; Abstraction Games

Publisher: Devolver Digital

2. Tearaway (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Media Molecule

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

1. Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita Exclsive)

Developer: Atlus

Publisher: NIS America

HD Remasters & PS Store Digital Ports:

The PlayStation Vita has an incredible line-up of new titles, but its library of HD remakes and ports from PS1, PS2, and PSP is another perfect reason to invest in this amazing handheld system. Classic games are reborn and are as magnificent as ever on the Vita.  Here are my top 10 remasters and digital gems to add to your list of must-play titles.

10. Patapon 3

Developer: Pyramid; Japan Studio

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

9. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Developer: Square Enix Virtuos

Publisher: Square Enix

8. Xenogears

Developer: Square Product Development Division

Publisher: Square; Square EA; Square Enix

7. Vagrant Story

Developer: Square Product Development Division

Publisher: Square

6. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

Developer: Atlus

Publisher: Ghostlight

5. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Developer: TOSE; Square Enix

Publisher: Square Enix

4. Chrono Trigger

Developer: Square

Publisher: Square

3. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition

Developer: Kojima Productions; Armature Studio

Publisher: Konami

2. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

Developer: Konami

Publisher: Konami

1. Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker

Developer: Kojima Productions

Publisher: Konami

 

Must-Have PS Vita Peripherals:

So, you’re going to get a Vita? Well, if you want to get the most out of your beautiful new handheld, you’re going to want to pick up a few essential peripherals to give you the best experience possible. There are a lot of accessories available for the PS Vita, but these are my personal favorites.

Cases

Memory Card

Headsets

Grips

There are so many games and everyone has their own personal preferences, so let us know what YOUR favorite PlayStation Vita games are in the comment section below.

Also, be sure to check out our list of NEW and UPCOMING Vita Games: AWESOME VITA GAMES!

 

  • ASik

    Persona 4 Golden – HD Remasters.
    Tearaway – coming soon to PS4.