We love the PS Vita, we dare say its even our favourite handheld of all time.

The following list is Vita games we deem to be ‘must have’ titles. Bear in mind that the following is our own choices and that there are a TON of games that did not make it onto our list!


Metal Gear Solid HD collection is FULL of content. You get Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 all on one tiny Vita Cartridge. Not only do you get the games but you get the best version of them including all the extras (VR missions, Snakes tales etc). With Metal Gear Solid 5 out there has never been a better time to catch up with the origins of Big boss….. and I guess Raiden also.

One thing missing however is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. While this sucks it still can be picked up relatively cheap for both the PS3 and PSP. I guess they couldn’t fit that much content onto one cart!

After recently playing through both games I can say that they hold up very well! Full of Kojima packed goodness! The cross-save feature between PS3 is very cool also. They thought of everything!

Number 4  –  Don’t Starve: Giant Edition

Don’t Starve is a wonderfully funny and stylish game. The aim of the game is summed up in its title ‘Don’t Starve’. You have to survive all alone on a randomly generated map.

As you collect items you unlock recipes, which in turn help your character survive. There are over ten characters to unlock who all have different abilities and traits. The three main meters are Health, Sanity and of course hunger. Like all RNG games how long you survive is slightly luck dependent, you could be placed next to bountiful food and crafting supplies or you could have to make do and adventure out each day to collect materials. Nighttime is dangerous and you would be wise to stay near a fire! (Providing you cut down enough logs!)

Don’t Starve is a great game if you like crafting and survival.

Number 3  –  Persona 4 Golden

Persona 4 Golden makes the number one spot in so many top lists and it’s easy to see why. The game is a masterpiece from Atlus!

This Vita upgrade of the already amazing PlayStation 2 title has added quite a lot to the adventure with new characters and story. The game is very stylish, colourful and has a great soundtrack. The gameplay is very good; in-depth dungeon crawler with a complex and satisfying ‘Persona’ system.

The pacing is a tad slow in the begging but it soon ramps up becoming quite time critical. You will end up deciding on how to spend your in-game ‘day’ and possibly regretting it! So many choices it could make your head hurt trying to keep up with it all!

The story is great, music is awesome and will take you around 80 hours to complete!

Number 2  –  Disgaea 4 A Promise Revisited

Disgaea 4: A promise revisited, What can I say? It’s an amazing game.

A game centred around Valvatorez, A former tyrant overlord who now eats only sardines because of a promise he made to a certain someone.

This vita game has a lovely art style to it along with a strong anime opening scene. It is an SJRPG that has potentially endless content; each character can be levelled up to 9999 then reincarnated back to level 1 retaining some stats and traits for you to do it all over again. Every item has a word of dungeons inside them that can power up the item. It’s hard to mention all the good things about the game here! there a lot going on. Perfect to pick up and play, especially on the vita!

Full of humour and a colourful, yet goofy cast but don’t be put off by all the complex systems in place; Its probably one of the most rewarding games on the vita!

Number 1  –  Final Fantasy X/X-2

I decided to include Both games as our number one slot as they are sold together and both carry on the same story.

These 2 RPGs from Square are both fantastic. Not everyone agrees so with X-2 but you have to admit it is stunning on the Vita’s screen.

The world of Spira is now portable and looks great. The soundtrack has been remastered also but you do have the option to switch back to the original OST. Both battle systems from each game are fantastic after all this time, although if playing them back to back it can be a bit jarring going into X-2’s faster-paced system.

The main thing to note is that this is not just a straight port, Some thought has been put into these titles.

Both are the ‘International’ versions and include a few extras advance sphere grid for FFX & Extra Dress spheres for X-2. Final Fantasy X-2 also includes ‘Last mission’ originally released exclusively in Japan as a bonus for Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission

For me the nostalgia was real! This would make a fine introduction to the series for newcomers also, Even though some of the voice acting is ‘Questionable’ especially in the laughing scene. In fact, the voice acting in the laughing screen was downright terrifying.

The visuals are just as amazing as they were back on the PS2. The Vita screen makes them very rich and vibrant, Especially on the OLED screen.

That is about it for our top 5 list, Hope we didn’t offend too many people with our choices!

Our runners up were Disgaea 3, Super Meat Boy & The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

Please feel free to leave any suggestions in the comment box!

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