Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PS Vita Games

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  • Publish Date: September 30, 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 January.

Best-reviewed PS Vita games of 2014 (as of September 30th)

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

  Game   Metascore
1 Box Velocity 2X NEW   89
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
3TxK  84
4Child of Light NEW 83
5Luftrausers  83
6Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair NEWBuy From Amazon82
7Soul Sacrifice Delta  82
8Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited NEWBuy From Amazon82
9Gunslugs  81
10The Sly Collection Buy From Amazon80
11Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f  80
12Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Buy From Amazon80
13OlliOlli  79
14Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland NEW 79
15Surge Deluxe  77
16Ratchet & Clank Collection NEW 76
17God of War Collection Buy From Amazon73
Dustforce  73
19Toukiden: The Age of Demons Buy From Amazon71
20Murasaki Baby NEW 71
21Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 NEWBuy From Amazon71
22Demon Gaze Buy From Amazon70
23Invizimals: The Alliance NEWBuy From Amazon69
24Magical Beat  68
25Metrico NEW 68

Includes games released between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 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 September 30, 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   Metascore
1Persona 4 Golden (2012) Buy From Amazon93
2Velocity 2X (2014) NEW 89
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
13Sine Mora (2012)  85
14Mortal Kombat (2012) Buy From Amazon85
15Terraria (2013)  85
16TxK (2014)  84
17Sound Shapes (2012)  84
18PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (2013)  84
19Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (2012) Buy From Amazon84
20Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (2013)  83
21Lumines: Electronic Symphony (2012) Buy From Amazon83
22Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (2012)  83
23Child of Light (2014) NEW 83
24Gravity Rush (2012) Buy From Amazon83
25Luftrausers (2014)  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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