By Steve Baltimore / July 29th, 2013
While the PlayStation Vita has certainly struggled to find its place in the market, there are some stellar titles available for it. In addition to the games that have already been released, there is a fantastic line-up of titles coming in the near future. This guide will cover a selection of games that have already released for the console, as well as those that have been announced to be localized for North America.
Take an old-school JRPG, throw in a ton of humor and pop culture references, and you get one of the best indie titles on the system. This is a must-play for any fan of classic Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy games.
A remake of the Wii classic with upgraded graphics and an all-new translation courtesy of Aksys Games. With stunning graphics and some of the best action gaming I have seen in years, this one should not be missed.
From Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune, this action RPG is one of the most brutal titles I have played in years. Its difficulty doesn’t mean that it is not fun by any means. For those looking for a decent story and challenging gameplay, this might be right up your alley.
Though I have personally not played this title, one of our co-owners, Richard Ross, really enjoys it. With its unique style and over-the-top gameplay, I will likely be purchasing this top-down GTA-style game myself in the near future.
Take one the best PS2 JRPGs ever made, upgrade the graphics and sound, and add tons of extra content. What you get is one of the best games on the console. This is a must for any Vita owner. What more can be said about it?
You ever play Monster Hunter and think to yourself, “This game would be better if the action were a bit faster”? If so, then this game is exactly what your are looking for. It may look like it plays the same, but with much faster combat and a simpler item system, it plays totally different.
I know you’re thinking this is just a port of the PS3 game. It is exactly that, but when you add in all the DLC and take into consideration that this is one of the greatest portable strategy titles out there, it makes it a must-buy. With over 300 hours of content, this will keep any fan in bliss for many hours.
A classic GTA-style game with enough 80s pop culture references to make any retro nut smile with glee. This open-world adventure features some of the best action gameplay on the console.
This game is a zany puzzle/platform game that offers hours of entertainment. You play as a nameless skeleton who is off to save the princess. Each level offers a new variety of challenges that take full advantage of the Vita’s touchscreen. This game is sure to put your brain to the test.
Read about upcoming titles on the next page.
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