The PS Vita highly anticipated launch is here. Some consumers pre-ordered their new handheld or imported it from another country so they would not have to wait until the new generation console’s launch date. Sony has announced there would be 25 games available and another ten shortly thereafter with a 100 more video games to be released after the launch date.
Most gaming enthusiasts have already become familiar with the PS Vita games available for the device since they were able to purchase them early or from another country. Most people understand that the Sony has already stated it has produced a device that is going to offer an unprecedented and exciting gaming experience.
The games will be distributed on a game card or can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store. Since the PS Vita does not have onboard flash memory, users will need to purchase a separate Sony proprietary memory card to save digital content, network PlayStation apps and games. In fact, without this memory card some games and system apps will not work. Most gamers are purchasing the memory card and games while they wait for the arrival of their new console.
With that in mind, gamers everywhere will want to know which games are worthy of their attention, time and most importantly, their money. Let’s take a look at the most popular and bestselling games that have been suggested for the PS Vita.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss Fortune Hunter, Nathan Drake takes on a deadly voyage to Central America, as he seeks to reveal the fate of a Spanish expedition that disappeared 400 years previously by jumping, swinging and cheating death. Users love the game play and graphics, stating that it is fun, challenging and with some cool twists.
Little Deviants this game has been described as not really being a game, but a series of demos that shows users how well the PS Vita performs especially with its alternate control functionality. Little Deviants is about the completion of mini-games while achieving certain point totals. Players unlock in-game medals that unlock new mini-games and more to round out the gaming experience. If you don’t purchase this game outright, it does come part of a PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Limited Bundle, although the cost of the game is added to the price of the console.
wipEout 2048 if you like fast paced games, this is the game for you. This game is described as being all about fast racing. It is the ultimate adrenaline rush, lightning-fast-paced racing with touch, tilt and voice controls.
Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3 the PS Vita version of this game is an update to the game Marvel vs. Capcom 3. This game adds new fighters in eight new stages as well as the largest change that includes the options of using the touchscreen as an input source. In other words, players can fight by just tapping on the screen.
Lumines Electronic Symphony uses its combination of thumping soundtrack and flashy, beautiful imagery to engage you in the game. The core game is being able to arrange two-by-two (or more) squares of the same color, which are wiped away by a “time line” that moves at the tempo of the song playing.
ModNation Racers Road Trip is a kart racing game similar in concept to Little Big Planet. This game allows customization of characters, vehicles and tracks. Players can choose from an assortment of terrain types and use the rear touch pad to modify the environment (tracks). Players will find the gameplay to be fun and responsive.
Everybody’s Golf (aka Hot Shots Golf) is an intuitive, arcade-style, vibrant golf game on some of the most beautiful and colorful courses. This is one of the bestselling games in Japan and is considered a really good golf game. Everybody’s Golf can best be described as a fun-loving, feel good game that constantly rewards players for their efforts. Players earn and lose points for every shot which is more than enough motivation to encourage players to concentrate and absorb themselves in the games.
Escape Plan is an aesthetically pleasing 2-D puzzle that features a stylish, monochrome color scheme with two unique characters, Laarg and Lil. As the title implies, the two have to escape a variety of dangerous rooms filled with assorted challenges and objects making survival the ultimate objective.
Super Stardust Delta is one of the least expensive PS Vita games at $9.99, and it is also one of the popular games suggested as a must have. The game involves a player piloting his ship around a planet while firing weapons in any direction. If you are a fan of the shoot-em-ups and chaotic, fast-paced arcade type shooting games, this is the game for you.