Even though the PS Vita is currently lacking any AAA titles, and Sony seem to have forgotten they have a handheld console out and sidelined it as merely an accessory for the PS4, we here at Gamepadproject holds this underrated but powerful portable gaming console close to our hearts.
We are still optimistic about future for the PS Vita, and I personally would insist that the consoles’ position as a handheld device could drastically change for the better if Capcom would release a Monster Hunter Game for the PS Vita.
So anyway, I gathered the Gamepadproject team to provide their input on what Vita games they think should be in the Top 5, here are the results:
5. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Need For Speed Most Wanted got in the list easily, with awesome graphics and being basically the same freakin game on the PS3 where unless you look very closely, you wont even see the difference in the details. And being the only good enough racing game for the handheld as of date, we’re still waiting for a much more decent racing game to knock off NFS on this list. Hell even the PSP got a Gran Turismo port.
4. Toukiden Kiwami
Fighting giant monsters with your friends has always seemed to be a good combination for Sony’s handheld. With fast paced action and hunting monsters with your friends via adhoc multiplayer, cant go wrong with Toukiden. Unless Sony brings a Monster Hunter game for the Vita, Toukiden will always hold this spot in our charts.
3. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
Back in 2001, gamers were in awe from the beautiful graphics of FFX, and aside from showcasing the PS2’s graphical power back then, it was also the first Final Fantasy game with spoken dialogue instead of the usual text based dialogue. And Square has introduced this remaster of the classic Final Fantasy Game from the PS2 glory days by improving upon the graphics to today’s standards. One can argue that along with Metal Gear 2: Sons Of Liberty, FFX helped build the PS2’s core audience by introducing classic games like Final Fantasy X. And as for this remaster, improved graphics, same story, same twist. Beautiful.
2. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Uncharted: Golden Abyss is the portable system debut of the multi-million selling Uncharted franchise. Not to mention this was a system launch game. This game was supposed to showcase the awesome graphics that the PS Vita can bring. Along with showing us how the touch controls can be utilized for future PS Vita games. Offering a beautiful cinematic experience, a rich storyline, highly-detailed environments and special effects, this truly captures the look and feel of the Uncharted series for your handheld.
1. Persona 4 Golden
This seemed like an easy answer, and everybody on the team agreed that as of writing, Persona 4 Golden is currently holds the number one spot for Gamepadproject’s top 5 games for the PS Vita.
- Madden 2013
- Persona 1 – made me envy MCs highschool experience
- Toukiden – very good hunting game second only to monster hunter
- Persona 4: Golden
- Tales of Hearts R
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
- Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
- Uncharted Golden Abyss
- YS Memories of Celceta
- Tales of Hearts R
- Dragons Crown
- Toukiden Kiwami
- Touch My Katamari
- Need For speed: Most wanted
- Marvel Vs Tekken
- Final Fantasy X/X-II
- Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
- Gravity Rush – Absolutely mindblowing game with out-of-this-world gameplay. Gravity Rush lets you control gravity on whim and fall from any height without killing yourself in the process. Thanks to the heroine’s feline nature.
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus – Stunning graphics? Check. Blood and gore? Check. New modes? Check. I can’t see any reason not to love this game. Playing Ryu Hayabusa is as close to ninja as you can play in any PS Vita game.
- Resident Evil 2:Revelations – Resident Evil just won’t let go of their franchise of interwoven terror stories. Think One-Piece and Jump Shonen, they just keep adding a new story to an already vast world. But I’m willing to let this go. RE 2 Revelations is a real revelation. It made me want to follow the series again, which is a good thing.
- Soul Sacrifice – You’ve never thought about choosing between good and bad until you played Soul Sacrifice. This game’s pretty awesome – no scratch that. Soul Sacrifice is the epitome of awesome. It’s Monster Hunter and Phantasy Star combined with added Steroids.