Top PS Vita Games of All Time

The Vita has experienced a change in focus since it first launched back in 2012. First pitched as a portable with the power of a home console with the ability to carry blockbuster titles in your pocket, the Vita is now a home for PlayStation’s extensive library of indie titles.

Subscribers to PlayStation Plus have been spoiled with top quality free games every month, from Uncharted to Sly Cooper, Sony is almost making it hard for gamers to go out and buy Vita games thanks to the excellent freebies.

The portable also plays host to some of the best games from Japan. From Persona 4 Golden to Soul Sacrifice and BlazBlue, the Vita is an excellent console for Eastern gaming fans.

While the PS Vita may not be the console it initially set out to be, it is still an excellent portable that, thanks to PlayStation Plus, is a must-have with an incredible library that players can dive into for free.

From indies to triple-A, here is VideoGamer’s list of the very best Vita games of all time.

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  • 30.

    Soul Sacrifice

    A good game, but it definitely isn’t the killer app Sony could use right now. I feel sorry for Vita owners. I had one for six months and the poor thing gathered a mountain of dust before I sacked it off. There's still no... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 29.

    The Walking Dead: 400 Days

    Less subtle than what went before, but an intriguing, quick-fire link to the next season. How did you feel during the Season One climax of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead series? As Lee and Clementine worked through their... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vita, iPhone

  • 28.


    An entertaining and intelligent skating game, but missing that extra spark. The appeal of OlliOlli is instant. Falling into that stereotypical category of 'simple to pick up yet hard to master' it's accessible to pretty much... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 27.


    Lands a little short of brilliance. It's never explicitly stated, but Luftrausers seemingly drapes the player with the uniforms of a truly dark force. There is little doubting it, in fact: yours is the task of fighting the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PC, PS Vita

  • 26.


    An engaging if somewhat infuriating puzzler, guaranteed to give those who hated maths terrible flashbacks. Yes, I know. A game that openly states that it took inspiration from infographics sounds like it may possibly be the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 25.

    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    Reloaded. No other game interprets both the alluring and repulsive elements of violence as well as Hotline Miami. It offers giddy power, a marked thrill in your ability to easily take the lives of the goons you have to kill... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PS3, PC, PS Vita

  • 24.

    Hitman GO

    Hitman GO easily met my expectations and is perfect to while away a few minutes here and there. Hitman has always been a bit of a love/hate game. From the moment I first played Codename 47 the concept and openness seemed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PC, PS Vita

  • 23.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    It captures the spirit of Star Wars, but will feel very familiar if you've played a Lego game recently Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the latest Traveller's Tales Lego game, in a long series of such games, based on... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, 3DS, PS Vita

  • 22.

    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, with SCE Studio Liverpool's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 21.

    FIFA Football

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 20.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 19.

    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, more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 18.

    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, clichéd story conceit, so it's a shame Gravity Rush relies on it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 17.

    Velocity Ultra

    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, which is particularly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 16.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 15.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 14.


    Throwing in a suplex or piledriver for good measure is just an amusing way to relive those pro-wrestling dreams of yesteryear. In many ways, Guacamelee! is stupid. The name alone should give you that impression. A loving... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 13.

    Stealth Inc. - A Clone in the Dark

    Nasty, smart, and addictive, this is perfect for Vita. A devious, intelligent puzzler with a sadistic streak that would shame GLaDOS, everything that made the PC original of Stealth Inc. so appealing has been faithfully ported.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 12.

    Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends isn't perfect, but it's still a cracking game. After shunting the recent efforts of Mario into a lurid green U-bend, Rayman Origins proved a tough act to follow. As a sequel Rayman Legends initially disappoints... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, PS Vita

  • 11.

    The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode One – All That Remains

    As openers go, this is a strong debut to the second season, with Clementine a superb choice of protagonist. It's good to see Clementine again. It's been a while since the apocalypse started, and she's taller, tougher, and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vita, iPhone

  • 10.


    A vivid, overwhelming shooter. Acclaimed Welsh developer Jeff Minter clearly adores the 1981 Atari arcade release Tempest. Since he undertook reworking the tunnel shooter for the Jaguar in 1994 as Tempest 2000, the Llamasoft... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 9.

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

    A nice remaster as well as a comprehensive package, fans of the originals won't feel short-changed. A nifty polish of one of the most popular titles in the most inaccurately-monikered series ever, this remaster of Final Fantasy... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 8.

    Rogue Legacy

    Simple mechanics mix well with a deep levelling system to make for an excellent game that'll keep you coming back for hours. Rogue Legacy grants players control of an entire lineage of knights, and I feel terrible about it.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PS3, PS Vita

  • 7.

    Velocity 2X

    It’d be nice to see an entry focused entirely on Sony’s latest console, but for now this is yet another supremely playable shmup title with oodles of replay value and a twist of originality. Velocity 2X builds on the original's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PS Vita

  • 6.

    Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

    A deeply engaging story that addresses mature themes, unsettling the player and complementing the narrative. While some areas fall flat, there’s plenty here to keep you invested. Scarred from the events of previous instalment... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 5.

    Titan Souls

    Titan Souls is one of the most interesting titles I've played this year. Some issues aside, this is a unique and memorable experience. There were times when I seriously didn't like Titan Souls. I'd drop the controller onto... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PC, PS Vita

  • 4.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 3.

    Hotline Miami

    A fine port of the original game. Before I go anywhere with this, if you've landed on this page thinking 'What the hell is Hotline Miami?' then click here first. It has all the juicy information you need. As for those who... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 2.


    One of, if not the, best games on the Vita, and one of 2013’s most unforgettable adventures. Imagination is Tearaway's genius. Don't be fooled by its core simplicity: its inventive approach to puzzles, platforming and storytelling... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 1.

    The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 No Going Back

    Episode five, thankfully, gives you the room to decide where Clementine ends up and suggests that your decisions are going to have a permanent effect on her future. In my mind, this second season of The Walking Dead is all... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vita, iPhone