Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Feb 13, 2012
    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.
  2. Feb 18, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta is a solid dual-stick shooter with vibrant visuals that make it a great showcase for the PlayStation Vita's display.
  3. Feb 13, 2012
    Niggling control issues aside, Housemarque's latest entry is a great showcase for the handheld's beautiful screen, and a wealth of modes will keep you blasting aliens until your batteries run dry.
  4. Feb 16, 2012
    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.
  5. Feb 27, 2012
    Housemarque proves what a great home the Vita is for twin-stick shooting thrills with this enduring classic.
  6. Mar 13, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta is more or less Super Stardust HD, and if you're itching to take what is essentially the PS3 game with you, it's an excellent pickup. For those who aren't interested in blasting through the same game again, you'll just have to wait patiently for some sort of a real sequel.
  7. Mar 17, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta is certainly one of the best launch titles for PlayStation Vita along with MotorStorm RC. It's a fun, fast-paced twin analog shooter, packed with spectacular graphics and a challenging gameplay. All for a bargain price.
  8. Feb 29, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta doesn't deliver anything entirely new, but it's a refined variant of one of the best twin-stick shooters around that can now be played on the go.
  9. Feb 22, 2012
    It's addictive, and the gameplay is so fluid and crisp you'll want to keep playing.
  10. Apr 3, 2012
    The logical evolution we can expect from the same title on the PS3, adapting well to the new hardware of PSVITA. A fun game, pleasing to play, that will satisfy fans of the series. Those who enjoy this type of games should give it a chance.
  11. Games Master UK
    Apr 4, 2012
    A feast for your eyeballs. [May 2012, p.103]
  12. Feb 29, 2012
    Either you prefer the new Dela Version or the "Purity" of the first episode, this new Superstardust is perfect to be played on the Vita screen.
  13. Feb 13, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta isn't a revelation, and it doesn't do anything truly spectacular. It is, however, a solid and enjoyable experience that will keep players returning, providing simple arcade action perfectly suited to a portable system.
  14. Feb 25, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta features a very good graphic and nice gameplay very similar to PS3's HD title, even in a small device like PSVita.
  15. Mar 5, 2012
    With Delta, Super Stardust has found a pulse. Perhaps all that's missing now is the soul to go with it.
  16. Mar 1, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta is stunning. The Vita's double analog stick, the solid gameplay and the good graphics, make this game one the first must have for the new Sony's handheld. Don't miss it!
  17. Apr 2, 2012
    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.
  18. Mar 11, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta is the best downloadable launch game on the PlayStation Vita. It's beautiful, addicting, challenging and very cheap. A definite must-have.
  19. Feb 27, 2012
    Very familiar dual stick shooter, in more ways than one, but still a great little Asteroids clone, with graphics that are nicely flattered by the PS Vita's screen.
  20. May 5, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta is an amazingly excecuted twin stick shooter that Works greatly on the PlayStation Vita.
  21. Pelit (Finland)
    Apr 17, 2012
    Still a very good double stick shooter. Nothing really new here, though. [Apr 2012]
  22. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 29, 2012
    A maddeningly addictive top-down shooter. [Apr 2012, p.118]
  23. Feb 27, 2012
    The Vita incarnation of the acclaimed PSN dualstick shooter looks great on the small screen and will keep you going for the highscore again and again.
  24. Feb 24, 2012
    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.
  25. Feb 15, 2012
    Not only is it a great way to show off Vita without breaking the bank, but it also retains the series' intense action while highlighting the portable's second analog. That said, jump on the sticks and save the universe...again.
  26. Mar 12, 2012
    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.
  27. Feb 22, 2012
    It looks fantastic on that big bright screen and the new control systems are utilised without feeling too tacked on and gimmicky - at least in the main mode.
  28. Play UK
    Mar 28, 2012
    Very good indeed. [Issue#216, p.84]
  29. 85
    Much like the two before it, Delta shows us just how much fun a twin-stick shooter can be. Thanks to the Vita's dual analog sticks, the game can finally be played how it was meant to be, but on the go. With a slick presentation, optional Vita-centered controls, solid frame rate and a booming soundtrack, this is a no-brainer to fans of twin stick shooters, or arcade fans in general.
  30. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 11, 2012
    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]
  31. Feb 20, 2012
    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.
  32. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Mar 22, 2012
    Simple, limited, but executed well. A bright spark. [Apr 2012, p.107]
  33. Feb 24, 2012
    The dual-stick shooter impresses from both gameplay and visual standpoints, without bringing anything new to the genre.
  34. Feb 13, 2012
    It would probably benefit from an additional mode or two (which, if the trophy list is to be believed, will be coming in the form of a DLC add-on), but with a $10 price tag and a terrific frame rate, Super Stardust Delta makes for a good, strong opener for the Vita's download-only catalog. If sharp-looking action is your thing, it's certainly worth your time.
  35. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Apr 3, 2012
    As a twin-stick shooter, it's inferior to the tighter, more ingenious Geometry Wars, but boosting clean through a massive iceberg is ace. [May 2012, p.81]
  36. Apr 2, 2012
    Overall, I find the base game to be priced rather attractively, and right now a good bargain is hard to find on Vita - period
  37. Feb 22, 2012
    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.
  38. Mar 7, 2012
    A fantastic game that perfectly suits PS Vita by offering one of the best twin-stick shooter experiences on the go
  39. Feb 19, 2012
    Despite the lack of new features Housemarque really knows how to create intensive action games. The low price point is enough to recommend Super StarDust Delta to all dual stick shooting game fans out there.
  40. Mar 12, 2012
    Super Stardust Delta does not reinvent the genre, but it does offer a few new tricks on top of an already immensely enjoyable package, all for an extremely reasonable price.
  41. Mar 12, 2012
    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.
  42. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Mar 4, 2012
    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

Generally favorable reviews- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 114
  2. Negative: 8 out of 114
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    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 thanThis 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
    Hard to imagine how such a conceptually simple game can be just... so... dang... fun. Absolutely gorgeous visual married to gameplay thatHard 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
    It's cheap and really fun too. Simple but amazing. Really great game! Loads quick, responds quick, and makes you wanna spend the whole dayIt'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 »