Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PS Vita Games

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  • Publish Date: December 31, 2014

Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in April.

Best-reviewed PS Vita games of 2014 (as of December 31st)

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Velocity 2X   90
This blend of puzzle-platformer and shoot-em-up is a sequel to 2012's Velocity from indie studio FuturLab, and is now the 2nd-highest-scoring Vita game of all time.
2Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Buy From Amazon86
3Rogue Legacy  85
4TxK  84
5Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition NEWBuy From Amazon84
6Frozen Synapse Prime  84
7Child of Light  83
8Luftrausers  83
9Soul Sacrifice Delta  82
10Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Buy From Amazon82
11Gunslugs  81
12Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f  81
13Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Buy From Amazon80
14The Sly Collection Buy From Amazon80
15Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Buy From Amazon80
16OlliOlli  79
17Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland  79
18Surge Deluxe  77
19Tales of Hearts R NEW 76
20Ratchet & Clank Collection  76
21Gravity Crash Ultra  75
22Freedom Wars NEWBuy From Amazon73
23God of War Collection Buy From Amazon73
Dustforce  73
25Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Buy From Amazon72

Includes games released between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from December 31, 2014.

Best-reviewed PS Vita games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1Persona 4 Golden (2012) Buy From Amazon93
2Velocity 2X (2014)  90
3Spelunky (2013)  88
4Rayman Origins (2012) Buy From Amazon88
5LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (2012) Buy From Amazon88
6Guacamelee! (2013)  87
7Rayman Legends (2013) Buy From Amazon87
8Tearaway (2013) Buy From Amazon87
9Velocity Ultra (2013)  87
10Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (2014) Buy From Amazon86
11Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (2012)  86
12Hotline Miami (2013)  85
13Rogue Legacy (2014)  85
14Sine Mora (2012)  85
15Mortal Kombat (2012) Buy From Amazon85
16Terraria (2013)  85
17TxK (2014)  84
18Sound Shapes (2012)  84
19Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (2014) NEWBuy From Amazon84
20Frozen Synapse Prime (2014)  84
21PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (2013)  84
22Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (2012) Buy From Amazon84
23Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (2013)  83
24Lumines: Electronic Symphony (2012) Buy From Amazon83
25Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (2012)  83

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all Vita high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's PS Vita section.

Comments (3)

  • lazatoy  

    I was surprised by the lack of PORTS on this list,
    one of my favorite games on the vita, telltale's the walking dead was not on list?
    Wow, that surprised me due to large number of PORTS on this list!
    and it was well received, too!

  • thepaksoldier  

    I Like Rayman Pc Game. others are not too good

  • gamesonvita  

    wow i would like to know where this PlayStation 25 best games came from but from the hundreds of games on vita this has hit most of my favs too, thanks for this list just on our similarities i will be sure to pickup a few of these recommendations.

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