15 Best Games You Must Play on Your PlayStation Vita

Last Updated: June 3, 2016

We’ve already brought you some of the best games for PlayStation Portable (a.k.a PSP) and if you are rocking the next version of the console, PlayStation Vita then we’ve also got you covered as well. Today, we bring you some of the best games that you can enjoy on the go on your PS Vita. These games will make your experience with this powerful handheld even more amazing than before. So, make sure to check the best games for PS Vita. Below are the 15 of the most amazing games available on PS Vita. If you want to have a good time then you should definitely check these games out.

1. Final Fantasy X


What is it? RPG.

Why you should try it: Released originally on the PlayStation 2, Final Fantasy X is a remaster of both Final Fantasy X and X-2 for the PlayStation Vita. The game combines the stories of both these amazing games. You get to experience the amazing story and gameplay of these classic games on your PS Vita on the go. The graphics have been completely revamped and the game looks extremely beautiful on the handheld. Everything else is still the same including the controls and the gameplay. The music has been retouched and refined a little to make the gameplay more immersive. If you haven’t played the FFX and FFX-2 then you need to pick this up as soon as possible and enjoy the genre defining gameplay.

Install: PS Store (Paid $29.99)

2. Spelunky


What is it? Platformer, Adventure.

Why you should try it: Some games just want to watch you pull your hair out with agony and frustration but you still can’t stop playing them. Spelunky for PS Vita is one of these games that tests your patience and virtue. You are gonna die in this game and by die, I mean die a lot. At every possible turn, you will die and you will regret it but the game will keep you hooked. This dungeon crawling adventure is all about trial and error. You will die here, you die there but in time, you will figure out how to clear the level. The game sounds frustrating but it’s pretty fun and addictive once you start playing. So you better start this deadly adventure right now.

Install: PS Store (Paid $14.99)

3. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Zero Escape Virtue's Last Reward

What is it? Adventure, Visual Novel.

Why you should try it: One of the best adventure games for the PS Vita with an amazing storyline. This game lets you experience the story by interacting with NPC (Non-playable Characters). Most of the game requires you to read all the text and dialogues to understand what’s going on. You will also be presented with some decisions and choices that will affect the overall outcome of the game. Get ready to experience some of the most stellar storylines in the gaming world and find your allies in this spectacular visual novel game.

Install: PS Store ($24.99)

4. LittleBigPlanet


What is it? Platformer.

Why you should try it: One of the PlayStation’s most loved games on both PSP and PS Vita. If you haven’t played LittleBigPlanet before then this version is the perfect one for you because it offers amazing graphics and fluid controls. The game looks extremely good on the PS Vita. Start your exciting adventure with your little wooly friend. Explore the vast world of LittleBigPlanet and solve all the puzzles. Help Sackboy in his little adventure and play with up to 4 other players in an online multiplayer mode to make the gameplay even more exciting.

Install: PS Store (Paid $14.99)

5. The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac

What is it? Roguelike, RPG.

Why you should try it: The Binding of Isaac is one of the most popular roguelike games that offers random and new experience every time you start playing it. The game generates maps and dungeons randomly so you always get to explore something unique and entirely different from the last time. The highly polished pixel artwork makes this game even more interesting. Get ready to help Isaac find the treasures and gain superpowers that will help him in his journey. This is an adventure you don’t want to miss. Isaac is cute and alone, so get ready to help him get the powers to fight off evil monsters.

Install: PS Store (Paid $14.99)

6. Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami

What is it? Action.

Why you should try it: Experience the brutal world of Hotline Miami on your PS Vita. You are on a mission to eliminate the underworld from Miami and nothing is going to stop you. You are going to use brutal methods, skull crushing close combat, and deadly guns to make sure that no criminal elements are left alive. Figure out the most suitable way around enemies and take out your most deadly foes with perfect planning. Get ready to punish those who are running the underworld in your city. You are out for blood and blood is what you will get in this violent game.

Install: PS Store (Paid $9.99)

7. Killzone: Mercenary


What is it? First-Person Shooter.

Why you should try it: Bring the war to your PlayStation Vita with Killzone: Mercenary. Become the ultimate mercenary and take down your enemies, sometimes even your friends. Sell your talents to the highest bidder and make your name as the deadliest mercenary in this game. Killzone lets you utilize the PS Vita’s touch screen to launch weapons and hand-to-hand combat. You can also go head to head against a team of other players in online multiplayer. Online shootouts are even better with friends where you can test your mettle and see who is the best mercenary out of all of you.

Install: PS Store (Paid $19.99)

8. Tearaway


What is it? Adventure.

Why you should try it: Embark on a complete new adventure from the same developers who brought you LittleBigPlanet. Take the unique new character who has travelled from a different dimension to deliver a very important message to you. Tearaway utilizes all the amazing features that are only available on PS Vita which makes it one of the most immersive games available on PS Vita. If you liked LittleBigPlanet then you are going to find yourself falling in love with this game because it takes the same idea and turns it into even more exciting and interesting game for you.

Install: PS Store (Paid $19.99)

9. Uncharted: Golden Abyss


What is it? Action, Adventure.

Why you should try it: Delve right into the action-filled journey of Nathan Drake who is exploring the secrets of a mysterious Spanish sect that has left tons of dead bodies behind it. Drake is exploring the vast jungles, dark caverns, and temples in search for this bloody sect. Get ready to experience the Uncharted land in a way that you have never seen before. Touch, tilt, and steer your PS Vita to get the most out of this amazing game. The rich storytelling of this game looks even better on the sharp OLED display of your handheld. Enjoy the spectacular graphics and rock solid controls of Uncharted: Golden Abyss on your Vita.

Install: PS Store (Paid $14.99)

10. Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

What is it? Platformer.

Why you should try it: Rayman is back and this time he’s coming to your PS Vita with an all new adventure along with his trusted friends. Rayman Legends is the biggest Rayman game ever and it features a vast world filled with endless possibilities. This is the same game as available on home consoles. It offers numerous modes and features that will surely keep you interested in the game for a long time. Play the missions or beat the score in online modes, it all depends on your mood. You can even tag with your friend in co-op mode and complete the levels in an all-new way. Get ready for exciting new adventure and action packed gameplay with Rayman Legends.

Install: PS Store (Paid $26.99)

11. Guacamelee!


What is it? Action, Platformer.

Why you should try it: Get ready to rumble with the legendary luchador. You are a regular farm guy until you find the legendary luchador mask. Now, it’s your responsibility to save the kidnapped girls and defeat the evil boss before he merges our world with that of the dead. Get ready to perform the insane wrestling moves and combos on your enemies. Uppercuts, super slams, flying elbows, everything’s a go in the Guacamelee. Use your fists to battle evil throughout the Magical Mexican realm where living and the dead are against you. Getting the PS Vita version of the game also grants you access to the PS3 version, so go get it before it’s gone.

Install: PS Store (Paid $14.99)

12. Persona 4 Golden

Persona 4 Golden

What is it? RPG.

Why you should try it: One of the most popular and highly celebrated RPG is now available for the PlayStation Vita system. You can enjoy the rich storytelling, fluid combat, persona management, and heavy RPG elements directly on your PS Vita on the go. Persona 4 Golden brings all the awesome elements of the series to your handheld so you can experience the intricacies of the persona world. Solve the mystery of all these murders happening in this peaceful city of Japan. Solve the puzzles and make sure you catch the culprit before they bring more devastation to this community.

Install: PS Store (Paid $29.99)

13. Velocity 2X

Velocity 2X

What is it? Shooter, Platformer.

Why you should try it: Fast paced space shooting action meets exciting platforming adventure in Velocity 2X. Fly around space and outsmart your enemies in a spaceship combat and then get out of the ship and kick some alien butt with your guns. Experience the explosive action, spectacular graphics, and a rich background music in this game. Get ready to blow things up and save the galaxy from the evil race of Vokh. Solve some puzzles and pass from level to level in order to keep this galaxy safe.

Install: PS Store (Paid $19.99)

14. Child of Light

Child of Light

What is it? RPG.

Why you should try it: Child of Light is about the journey of a little girl who’s trying to beat the darkness that’s trying to corrupt her world. This is one of the most amazing RPGs out there for PS Vita. You get to experience the turn-based combat in this game mixed with some platforming action. Level up your characters, gain new abilities, and solve some puzzles along the way. Get ready to save the world and bring back the stars, moon, and the sun to restore the light in the kingdom of Lemuria. This journey is exciting and you need powers to complete it. Must have for all the RPG fans out there.

Install: PS Store (Paid $14.99)

15. Freedom Wars

Freedom Wars

What is it? Action, RPG.

Why you should try it: This game’s story is set in the future where the world is dying and the resources are really scarce. You need to fight your way through enemies to get the basic resources to survive. This game is all about fighting for your freedom. Get ready to team up with 4 of your friends in an action-packed co-op multiplayer mode and fight for your rights. Save important people who have the knowledge of these resources so you can get more. You can even go up against other player in a 4 v 4 battle mode online. Freedom Wars is all about fighting for your freedom and strategy, you need planning and skills to beat your enemies in this action-packed game.

Install: PS Store (Paid $14.99)

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It doesn’t matter if you play your PS Vita on your way to the office or on picnics or all the time. You can enjoy these amazing games anywhere you want because these are some of the most exciting games you will ever play on your handheld. If you haven’t already tried these games on your PS Vita then you should seriously start playing them one by one. You will be happy for a very long time and then you can replay these games again. Let us know about your favorite games on the PS Vita in the comment section below.