This frequently updated page is the home of my favourite PS Vita games, an evolving top-5 list of the games I think are the best the Vita has to offer.
PS Vita: My Favourites
Here is the list of my favourite games on PS Vita right now. If a game is multiplatform, this represents the platform I’ve played it on most.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
TBoI works really well on handheld and it’s my go-to game any time I take a plane. The Vita struggles to keep the frame rate up sometimes, but to be honest I don’t care. Procedurally generated levels with random items and a ton of stuff to unlock. I wish Afterbirth was available, but it doesn’t look like we’re ever going to get that.
Hotline Miami was made for gaming like this. It’s not stealth, but you’ll spend a lot of time hiding and planning. When the action kicks in, it kicks in hard and brutally. Top-down ultra-violence at its best. The story is weird, but it’s built around drug taking, so that can’t be a surprise, right?
If you ever wanted to feel like a super spy, working as a double agent during the Cold War with a 50’s film noir feel, Counterspy is the game for you. A great mix of stealth, shooting and platforming with an amazing soundtrack. Definitely one worth picking up.
PixelJunk Shooter is a twin-stick shooter at heart, but will require a bit more thought than most. You’ll use fire and water to create and destroy caverns while rescuing trapped colonists. There’s a lot to love here, and it’s a perfect fit for a handheld console.
The game that launched 1000 YouTube careers, Spelunky is a randomly generated platformer where a single mistake means death. The controls are tight and everything just works as perfectly as you’d expect. There’s secret routes to uncover and glitches to exploit, so there’s a lot of reasons to keep coming back beyond just beating your best time.
|17 Jan 2017||First version. Added The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Hotline Miami, Counterspy, PixelJunk Shooter & Spelunky|
|Please Note: Only games I’ve actually played qualify to be added to this list|