• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2012
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    100
    There is simply no better way to spend your money on the Vita platform right now. Slick visuals, a rocking score, and simple-yet-addictive gameplay will keep Super Stardust Delta in rotation on your system for a long, long time.
  2. Feb 13, 2012
    95
    Looks beautiful, runs well, totes short load times and has a great soundtrack. That's all well and good, but what makes the game so damn good is its addicting, twitch dual analog gameplay. Something tells me that many a PlayStation Vita gamer will have an incredibly hard time putting down Super Stardust Delta, if not for the gameplay then for the hyper-competitive nature of the leaderboards.
  3. Super Stardust Delta represents phenomenal value for the pittance asking price. You'd need space rocks in your head to pass this up. [April 2012, p78]
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    90
    Overall, I find the base game to be priced rather attractively, and right now a good bargain is hard to find on Vita - period
  5. Mar 12, 2012
    90
    It's not often that we see a console title end up being a better fit on a portable system, but after putting Super Stardust Delta through its paces it's abundantly clear that the experience fits the system like a glove.
  6. Mar 7, 2012
    90
    A fantastic game that perfectly suits PS Vita by offering one of the best twin-stick shooter experiences on the go
  7. Feb 22, 2012
    90
    Addictive gameplay that demonstrates the power of having two thumbsticks on a handheld device. The multiplayer options are more than adequate, and although there aren't technically a lot of levels, the very nature of the game will keep you coming back time and again.
  8. Feb 20, 2012
    90
    Super StarDust Delta has everything that a classicdoes. It has a depth that no game had yet managed to have on the mobile formats and has all the visual power that had until now was only possible in a home console.
  9. Mar 12, 2012
    88
    A great handheld game with a few minor issues. In the end, there's definitely a lack of content and frankly, some minigames are flatout boring. But a great graphical presentation and incredibly smooth controls make this game rise above its shortcomings.
  10. Feb 24, 2012
    88
    This game is a insider tip for all PS Vita holders that are looking for some classic, but long lasting arcade style play with superb graphics and decent Vita controls.
  11. Feb 16, 2012
    88
    To me, Super Stardust Delta is all about the Arcade mode, and the Arcade mode is simply amazing. The gameplay is solid, and the graphics and sound are astounding. If you want a cheap, entertaining demonstration of what the Vita is capable of, hold off on Uncharted and try out Super Stardust Delta.
  12. Super Stardust Delta is one of the few Vita games that allows you to customize the controls to your liking. As a matter of fact it is the very first Vita-game ever to do that. Ideally for those among us who have been cursed not with clumsy hands, clawing away at the touch screen. [March 2012, p.60]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    This game is a must buy for anyone who owns a PSV!!! The game play and the additional features thanks to the new inputs makes this better than the PS3 version. Visually the game looks amazing and the fun and additive nature of the game makes it perfectly suited for a handheld. Quick load times and fun jump into the action and enjoy style of the game makes it perfect for car trips across the city or where ever. The price of the game is like icing on the cake, when you consider its only $10 you really can't go wrong. A MUST BUY!!! Also has the options to play with PSV's new inputs or a "pure" mode that is exactly the same as its big brother on the PS3. LOVE IT!! Full Review »
  2. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    Hard to imagine how such a conceptually simple game can be just... so... dang... fun. Absolutely gorgeous visual married to gameplay that is equal parts exhilarating and addictive. Some great additions to the PS3 version (black holes, new modes, missiles) and, thanks to the dual sticks, about 200x better than the PSP version. At $10 for the basic game, an easy, easy recommendation. Full Review »
  3. Feb 25, 2012
    10
    It's cheap and really fun too. Simple but amazing. Really great game! Loads quick, responds quick, and makes you wanna spend the whole day playing it! Highly recommended Full Review »