The PlayStation Vita (simply called PS Vita) is the successor of the PSP, the most legendary gaming handheld.
The PS Vita is much more powerful than the PSP, and it also accompanied by AAA titles, such as the Persona series, Atelier series, and many other JRPG games.
If you have this powerful handheld, I know that you want to know the best PS Vita games of all time.
Most of you will recognize some of the games mentioned on this list.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best PS Vita games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
See also: Best PS4 Games of All Time
So here you go.
#100. Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space
#99. Touch My Katamari
#98. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation
#96. Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype
#95. Demon Gaze
#94. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1
#93. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
#92. Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
#91. Toukiden: The Age of Demons
#90. Unit 13
#89. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
#88. Ray Gigant
#87. Smart as…
#86. Tokyo Xanadu
#85. Flame Over
#84. Lost Dimension
#83. Stranger of Sword City
#82. Open Me!
#81. La-Mulana EX
#80. Freedom Wars
#79. Norn9: Var Commons
#78. Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal
#77. God of War Collection
#76. Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
#75. Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
#74. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
#73. Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
#72. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
#71. Yomawari: Night Alone
#70. Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
#69. Tales of Hearts R
#68. A Rose in the Twilight
#67. When Vikings Attack!
#66. Soul Sacrifice
#65. Retro City Rampage
#64. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
#63. Killzone: Mercenary
#61. Hustle Kings
#60. MLB 12: The Show
#59. Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
#58. Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk
#57. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
#56. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
#55. MotorStorm RC
#54. Persona 4: Dancing All Night
#53. Surge Deluxe
#52. Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
#51. Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
#49. SUPERBEAT: XONiC
#48. Street Fighter X Tekken
#47. Wipeout 2048
#46. FIFA Soccer
#45. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
#44. Muramasa Rebirth
#43. The Sly Collection
#42. Plants vs. Zombies
#41. Ratchet & Clank Collection
#40. Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland
#39. Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited
#38. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut
#37. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
#36. Gravity Rush
#35. Super Stardust Delta
#34. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
#33. Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
#30. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
#29. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
#28. Soul Sacrifice Delta
#26. Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark
#25. Dead or Alive 5 Plus
#24. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
#23. Frozen Synapse Prime
#22. Ys: Memories of Celceta
#21. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
#20. Lumines: Electronic Symphony
#19. PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD
#17. Sine Mora
#15. Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
#14. Code:Realize – Guardian of Rebirth
#13. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
#12. Grim Fandango Remastered
#11. Sound Shapes
The game features a down on his luck Mexican named Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente’s Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton.
The story takes place in and around a small village in Mexico, and has the player travelling through alternate dimensions including “The World of the Dead” and “The World of Nightmares” on his quest to rescue the girl he loves.
#9. Mortal Kombat
Prepare yourself to reenter the tournament wherever you are as Mortal Kombat comes to PlayStation Vita.
A complete reboot of the franchise, this latest iteration combines all-new mature oriented fighter gameplay with a deep story mode, improved graphics and game technology and new game modes to create a Mortal Kombat play experience like none before it.
Feature details include: a storyline that takes players back to the original tournament, exclusive PS Vita functionality, fatalities presented in graphic detail never imagined in earlier release, and all-new game modes.
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play!
Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with monsters, traps, and treasure.
Fully-destructible environments open up lots of strategies and make it a blast to master the game’s many secrets.
Adventure through a vibrant papery world with your new friend Iota, a plucky messenger with a unique message to deliver-to you!
This paper world is small enough to hold in your own two hands, allowing you to reach into the game with your god-like powers and help Iota complete this very special delivery.
#6. Velocity Ultra
Velocity Ultra is the native PlayStation 3 version of the multiple award-winning teleportation shoot ’em-up Velocity!
Featuring a new anime-influenced art style, explosive visual effects, a Platinum trophy and PSN leaderboards, Velocity Ultra improves on the 2012 Game Of The Year and PSN Gamer’s Choice release in every area (except music ‘cos that rocked the first time around).
#5. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Vita features the same design and gameplay functionality found in earlier LittleBigPlanet games, but bolstered by impressive features specific to the new Sony handheld gaming device.
As with all LittleBigPlanet games, players can partake of campaign levels included in the game, download user created levels online, or create their own levels.
The PS Vita’s front and rear touch controls allow for more fluid customization and movement, as well as allow for fluid game design on the fly, with Sackboy previewing levels as you create them.
When within a game additional features provide for a more varied gameplay experience, including: multi-touch input functionality for local multiplayer games on a single PS Vita, and a tilt feature that utilizes the PS Vita’s motion-sensing internal gyroscope.
#4. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
Two of the Most Celebrated RPGs of their Generation – Now in Beautiful High Definition!
Over 200 hours of gameplay, including the International version content never before released in North America.
Relive the fateful journey with fully remastered HD visuals and rearranged music
#3. Hotline Miami
Step into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence – but will you obey?
Hotline Miami overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations.
An unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal plot that will have you question your own thirst for blood.
Bash and blast through over 20 multiscreen levels with 35 unique weapons and collect 25 game-altering masks in one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene.
#2. Rayman Origins
Rayman Origins is a comic adventure set in a lush 2D world brimming with unexpected secrets and outlandish enemies.
The Glade of Dreams is overrun by the “nefurrious” Darktoons.
The Fairy Council seeks Rayman’s help to save the day.
Rayman receives the aid of his best friend Globox as well as two crafty wizards, the Teensies.
Together the world’s most hilarious team of heroes sets out to restore peace to the Glade before their beloved home is destroyed.
Rayman Origins supports four-player jump-in-and-jump-out co-op gameplay.
The game offers a massive universe to explore, with more than 100 characters, 12 unique worlds, and more than 60 levels of platforming gameplay designed for all ages and play styles.
Unlock new abilities and moves as you progress through the game.
All members of your team will discover new unique abilities, including swimming, diving, slapping, and the sensational “HarilyCopter.”
#1. Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden for PlayStation Vita offers an enhanced and expanded portable version of the highly acclaimed original!
Visuals have been beautifully remastered to take advantage of the PS Vita’s crisp, vibrant 5″ OLED display.
The game’s aural presentation is better than ever, with 1.5 times the voiced dialogue of the original release.
A new online dungeon rescue feature allows users to call on other players for assistance when they are about to die in the TV world.
Persona 4 Golden is also overflowing with new content: new Personas to collect; new story events along with an all-new character; stunning new anime cutscenes, which include a new opening animation with a new song from master composer Shoji Meguro; a host of fan-suggested tweaks and changes, and much more!
Persona 4 Golden is far more than just a handheld version of an all-time classic: it’s the best way to experience it yet!
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Deciding which PS Vita game is the best is absolutely a never ending topic (mostly because new games are still being released), but it’s fun to do!