Minecraft (PS Vita)
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that this indie sandbox game has become something of a global phenomenon. The PS Vita has been fortunate enough to have been graced with a superb conversion of the game, equalling the PS3 port and as well as being well-supported already with additional DLC it’s compatible with the PS3 in terms of Cross Buy and Cross Save. When it comes to the PlayStation TV, Minecraft goes that extra mile and takes full advantage of the DualShock 4 controller ensuring that the L2 and R2 buttons don’t go unused bringing the game even closer to the PS3 version during play.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted (PS Vita)
It’s not quite Burnout: Paradise on the PS Vita, but it’s damn close… Criterion were given the task of producing this incarnation of the Need For Speed seriesand gave us this open-world racer and they certainly managed to do the system justice. With freedom to drive and race everywhere, a massive selection of cars, superb visuals and online play, there isn’t really much more you could ask for. It’s the sequel to Criterion’s Burnout Paradise in all but name only.
Nidhogg (PS Vita)
On the face of it, this platform fighting game doesn’t look too impressive with its retro visuals but it’s when you run it on the PlayStation TV that it really comes into its own. Rather than having a single player game fighting your way across the game’s landscape against a continually re-spawning CPU opponent, you can now get a friend to grab a second controller to join in the fun. It’s this multiplayer feature that really makes a difference and is a real game-changer.
Resogun (PS Vita)
There isn’t a lot that can be said about this port from the PS4 apart from the fact that it is an essential purchase whether you have a PS Vita or a PlayStation TV. When it was first announced gamers were skeptical about how the particle-laden game would translate to the Vita but developers Climax Studios produced a stunning adapatation of the Defender-inspired shooter. It looks great, plays like a dream and even offers more features than the PS3 version – what more could you ask for?
Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype (PS Vita)
What Top 20 list would be complete without a good old fashioned arcade shooter? A port from the PS3 and supporting Cross Buy, this is an absolutely mind-blowing side-scrolling bullet-hell shooter that impresses right from the start. Visually this looks, plays and feels just like a PS3 game running at a perfectly smooth 60 frames a second throughout, with gorgeous graphics, incredible sound, diverse levels, a great selection of weapons… everything you could want from a shooter. The fact that this is a download title from the store for around £10 is even more impressive considering that this is a game worthy of a full retail release. A game that shouldn’t be missed.