Guacamelee! (PS Vita)
Drinkbox Studios recently updated their platform-fighting game to bring their luchador hero to the PSTV and as developers are starting to do now, this is another game that is not just compatible with the PlayStation TV but enhanced on it. It may have been a great game on the Vita but it positively shines on the big screen and if you have a spare controller, fire it up as the game now supports two players on the PSTV!
Jaggy Race! (PlayStation Mobile)
It’s hard to pigeon-hole games like Jaggy Race! Part platform game, part kart racer, this 2.5D racer really shows what can be done with PlayStation Mobile in the hands of the right developer. It’s a fun, addictive but tough gravity-defying racer. Set over a massive number of tracks, you have to negotiate your way through all manner of obstacles – jumps, electric fences, giant circular saws and much more – while trying to complete a set number of laps of each track against the clock. This could have easily been released as a native PS Vita title and it certainly looks like one on the big screen!
Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita)
Killzone Mercenary was one of the games that really delivered on all of the promised made by Sony when the PS Vita was first unveiled to the world. It proved that the handheld could deliver console quality gaming and it managed to provide us with a full-blown Killzone experience with visuals that wouldn’t look out of place in any of the other games in the Killzone series running on the PS3. Moving over onto the PSTV the game really shines with the enhanced controls of the DualShock 4 and what was a great FPS on the Vita becomes a stunning shooter once more and this is one of the most visually stunning games you’ll see on the system and to top it all off, it’s a fantastic multiplayer experience as well!
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PS Vita)
We couldn’t put together a Top 20 list without at least considering one LEGO game and TT Games returned to form when it came to the PS Vita edition of LEGO Batman 3. Despite several of the earlier games switching to a frustrating isometric view and only having a single player character at any given time, this returns to the full 3D environment, offers multi-character team play (although sadly it still remains a single player game), and delivers a great story with superb voice acting throughout… not to mention the typically classic LEGO gameplay that you’d expect from some of the better games in the series. While it does need touch controls for a few elements, this is kept to a minimum but easily managed using the emulated pointers making it a great game to play on the big screen.
Life Of Pixel (PlayStation Mobile)
One of the best games to grace PlayStation Mobile, this retro platformer feels right at home on any television and the pixel-perfect jumping is made slightly easier making the game a little less frustrating at times without making it too simplistic. Combining this with the extra comfort afforded by the DualShock and it’s a surefire winner.