Top PS Vita Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PS Vita games of 2012, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Everybody's Golf Review

    Everybody's Golf

    Everybody's Golf isn't an immediately exciting launch title, but it is one that you'll find yourself going back to time and time again. It might sound a bit obvious, but Everybody's Golf really is for everybody.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 29.

    The Amazing Spider-Man Review

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Beenox deserves some mild applause for constructing a game that succeeds in being consistently fun despite the fact it's a movie tie-in. You'll excuse me for damning a game with faint praise, but The Amazing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 28.

    Sound Shapes Review

    Sound Shapes

    For all the game's ambition, and for all the whimsy and mirth it is so capable of providing, it falls into the same trap as LittleBigPlanet - excruciating platforming. The Vita is an extraordinarily frustrating console. The tech is there. The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 27.

    Tokyo Jungle Review

    Tokyo Jungle

    Tokyo Jungle should be praised for its originality, even though it isn't a consistently engaging experience. Tokyo Jungle is one of those titles that fuel the preconception that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

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  • 26.

    Retro City Rampage Review

    Retro City Rampage

    The best moments of Retro City Rampage come from a shared enjoyment of the past. Development on Retro City Rampage started decades before developer Brian... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 25.

    WipEout 2048 Review

    WipEout 2048

    2048 isn't the best WipEout game in the series, but it's certainly a positive endorsement of Sony's latest portable hardware. Few games have defined Sony's PlayStation brand over the ages like WipEout,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 24.

    FIFA Football Review

    FIFA 12

    This is the best handheld football game ever, but it'll undoubtedly be convincingly beaten once EA has got to grips with the hardware - hopefully in time for FIFA 13 later this year. Modelling FIFA Football after FIFA 11 isn't a bad thing, but in doing so EA... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 23.

    Rayman Origins Review

    Rayman Origins

    A passionate tribute to the days when platform games ruled the Earth, but beyond that, it's also one of the best examples of the genre we've had in recent memory. This review was originally published for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 22.

    Lumines Electronic Symphony Review

    Lumines Electronic Symphony

    While it's clear Q Entertainment perfected the game's formula on their very first try, this iteration of the neon-lit puzzler is so charming and elegantly formed you'd be a fool to say no. "Haemorrhoids?" I ask Andy, VideoGamer.com sales executive and trivia... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

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  • 21.

    Street Fighter X Tekken Review

    Street Fighter X Tekken

    Street Fighter X Tekken is a resounding and admirable success. In this battle of Street Fighter and Tekken, Capcom has landed the first knockout blow. I can't wait to see how Namco responds. God it's daunting, isn't it? That first time you dip into a new fighting... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 20.

    Gravity Rush Review

    Gravity Rush

    Gravity Rush is a very enjoyable game despite a few lengthy load times, a terrible name and an unimaginative character introduction Amnesia is an overplayed, clich├ęd story conceit, so it's a shame Gravity... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 19.

    Velocity Ultra Review

    Velocity

    FuturLab's latest effort showcases the potential quality of high-quality, modest-price titles on a digital handheld storefront. Velocity is probably the most fun I've had with the Vita since it launched,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 18.

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Review

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    Despite inconsistencies, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a great Lego game. For the last time, guys, LEGO games aren't just for kids. Granted, that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 17.

    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Review

    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy

    This is a trilogy that plays great, looks even better and gels together more seamlessly than any other HD collection I've played to date. The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is here to remind us the present is far more... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 16.

    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Review

    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

    Metal Gear Solid HD collection on the home consoles remains the one to get, though Armature Studio's PS Vita version will still have plenty of value for handheld fans. Released earlier this year on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the Metal Gear... more

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  • 15.

    Spelunky Review

    Spelunky

    While Spelunky is a fine addition to the growing library of masochistic titles it doesn't always quite manage to elicit the right response from its players. Most platformers are won or lost by memorisation. Learn the controls and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 14.

    LittleBigPlanet Vita Review

    LittleBigPlanet Vita

    At four games in the LittleBigPlanet series feels less fresh than it once did, and new touch mechanics don't add as much to the experience as you might think. LittleBigPlanet Vita is a lovely game. It's the kind of game that you'd be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 13.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed mixes some wonderfully loving nostalgia and ambitious design to create a credible Mario Kart alternative. A worrying and terrifying fact I realised the other day is that those of us... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 12.

    LEGO The Lord of the Rings Review

    LEGO The Lord of the Rings

    Lego Lord of the Rings is still a huge success that's wonderfully adorable and an absolute delight to play. You should never toss a dwarf, not unless you're very brave. Dwarves hate... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 11.

    Stealth Bastard Deluxe Review

    Stealth Bastard Deluxe

    Nasty, smart, and addictive, this is perfect for Vita. This year has seen a bit of a stealth renaissance, with games like... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 10.

    MotorStorm RC Review

    MotorStorm RC

    Thanks to the excellent leaderboard integration RC offers a greater sense of competition than many standard racing games, and will tug at you time and time again. MotorStorm RC is my favourite Vita game. It's also the cheapest game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 9.

    FEZ Review

    FEZ

    Fez's ornate world, sumptuous audiovisual presentation, and cryptic machinations made me feel like an adrift archaeologist filled with wonder. By and large indie games don't get a lot of pre-release hype. Plenty become... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 8.

    Lone Survivor Review

    Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor deserves to be massive, because it might just be the most interesting thing I've played all year. When it comes to indie games, there's one word that always makes me cringe,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 7.

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Review

    Minecraft

    4J Studios has played its part in one of gaming's grandest success story with affable competence, allowing console owners to grab their tools and build something in Mojang's intricate world Minecraft is only limited by your imagination. The limit of my imagination,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 6.

    Joe Danger 2: The Movie Review

    Joe Danger 2: The Movie

    Joe Danger 2 can be an incredibly tricky game, but it’s one that always puts a smile on my face. You can go a long way with a smile. When determined stuntman Joe Danger... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 5.

    Borderlands 2 Review

    Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2 surpasses the original with sharper focus, better quests and more enjoyable blasting. Borderlands 2 stinks of money from start to finish, cementing the series'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 4.

    FIFA 13 Review

    FIFA 13

    FIFA 13 is definitely an improvement on its predecessor. Despite producing an outstanding game last year, FIFA 12 unravelled after a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 3.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM works best as a panic management simulator. To get the most enjoyment from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, name your squad. Whether... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 2.

    Hotline Miami Review

    Hotline Miami

    A fine port of the original game. I should feel worse about all this. I've sliced throats with broken bottles,... more

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  • 1.

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Review

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted's greatest achievement is how it sets such a firm focus on racing. Criterion set out to make an open-world arcade racer where competition is king, and succeeded. Like the cold metal girders and sun-glinted glass panels that make up... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita