Game Releases by User Score

Steins;Gate 0 1.

Steins;Gate 0

Platform: PlayStation Vita
November 29, 2016
If you can't save the on you love... ... How can you save humanity? - A new story in the critically-acclaimed Steins;Gate series. - From the depths of despair - explore a whole new world line - Your favourite characters return alongside a brand new cast!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma 2.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Platform: PlayStation Vita
June 28, 2016
Choice is your only method of salvation and your only method of escape. How much of your humanity will you sacrifice to gain your freedom? As a new age of ruin looms large on the horizon, you have to make impossible decisions and weather unimaginable consequences as you straddle the line between absolution and damnation.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus 3.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus

Platform: PlayStation Vita
March 22, 2016
Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth's governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a reimagining of X-COM, the classic strategy game from 1993, and developed by the award-winning creators of Civilization. You will control the fate of the human race by creating and managing a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Severed 4.

Severed

Platform: PlayStation Vita
April 26, 2016
Severed follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During their journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power as they master both offensive and defensive techniques.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II 5.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 6, 2016
Peace a memory. Despite the best efforts of military student Rean Schwarzer and his comrades, forces much greater than they have swept the land of Erebonia into a full-blown civil war. After a terrible struggle, Rean awakens in the mountains near his hometown, uncertain what fate befell his classmates and comrades. Though the road will not be an easy one, Rean decides to take up his sword once again.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 6.

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 26, 2016
Legend has it that Reeva, god of Destiny, holds sway over the past, present, and future. Said to dwell in the mysterious Tower of Fortune, Reeva decides the fates of all mankind with a trio of magic dice. Lead Shiren The Wanderer and his sidekick Koppa in their quest to conquer the Tower of Fortune. [Playstation.com]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore 7.

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore

Platform: PlayStation Vita
April 5, 2016
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Casual players will enjoy the fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation and soundtrack by Michiru Yamane, while hardcore players will appreciate its balance, cross-platform multiplayer, and support for PlayStation3 system fight sticks. Use of PSN and SEN account are subject to the Terms of Service and User Agreement and applicable privacy policy (see terms at sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/terms-of-service & sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/privacy-policy). *Online multiplayer also requires a PlayStationPlus subscription.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Grand Kingdom 8.

Grand Kingdom

Platform: PlayStation Vita
June 21, 2016
After the fall of the once-prosperous Uldein Empire over one hundred years ago, the Four Great Nations now wage war to claim dominion over the Resonail continent. Battles are no longer fought by honorable knights loyal to a nation, but by mercenaries who sell their services to the highest bidder. As the leader of a mercenary squad, the player will lead their troops across a battle-scarred continent, overcoming obstacles and adversaries as they complete quests doled out by each nation. In doing so, they will unravel the mystery behind the downfall of a mighty empire.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky 9.

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

Platform: PlayStation Vita
January 19, 2016
For the first time on PlayStation 3, Atelier series players can choose if they will follow the story of Escha or Logy, a novelty that offers a unique story perspective and gameplay experience. Escha's story is a delightful tale of the everyday adventures of an alchemist that Atelier series' fans love, whereas Logy's story follows a darker approach filled with traditional RPG elements and focused on world exploration.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
Yomawari: Night Alone 10.

Yomawari: Night Alone

Platform: PlayStation Vita
October 25, 2016
Yomawari: Night Alone is an isometric survival horror where you guide a young girl through the streets of her hometown, ridden with unnerving spirits, to help find her missing dog and sister.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Ray Gigant 11.

Ray Gigant

Platform: PlayStation Vita
May 3, 2016
This adventure is set in the not-too-distant future... Earth’s major cities have been ravaged by giant, terrifying creatures known as Gigants. Across the globe, military forces from every nation attempted to counter the attacks but, to their horror, failed miserably. In a twist of fate, it was reported that a boy named Ichiya Amakaze defeated a Gigant. The boy defeated the Gigants using a mysterious power called the Yorigami. This victory was short-lived, however. Ichiya lost control of his power and tragically destroyed the city he tried so hard to protect. After this fateful experience, he fell unconscious. Ichiya was then detained and sent to a safe location where his fate would soon unfold...
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls 12.

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls

Platform: PlayStation Vita
October 18, 2016
Our story begins in the mysterious halls of an ancient library... The Grand Library holds the history of the world within its shelves. Legend says that if one was to tamper with the books kept there, the past itself could be completely rewritten... A daring adventurer known as IF discovered the location of this revered library and finally crossed its threshold. Little did she know, a disaster of historical proportions was about to occur before her very eyes. Books began to vanish from the library's shelves; the history of the world was disappearing before her and the reasons for this occurrence were shrouded in mystery. IF sets out on a journey across time to uncover the truth! Will she be able to work together with both the Sega Hard Girls and Goddesses to recover the lost history? Will they really be able to save the world?
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni 13.

Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni

Platform: PlayStation Vita
October 11, 2016
Action and adventure merge.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Stranger of Sword City 14.

Stranger of Sword City

Platform: PlayStation Vita
April 26, 2016
STRANGER OF SWORD CITY is the next step in the evolution of the traditional dungeon RPG genre. This title contains the three core elements of attraction for dungeon RPGs: character creation, conquering various dungeons, and dungeon crawling gameplay. Furthermore, our experience and know-how with a large number of titles within the Dungeon RPG genre has allowed us to create enhanced support features that allow our users to enjoy the title to their hearts content. Players can switch between the beautiful and fantastical art style of Yoko Tsukamoto, or the art style of Oxijiyen, an artist renowned for their cute character graphics, for the NPC illustrations in game.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.1
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky 15.

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky

Platform: PlayStation Vita
October 18, 2016
An RPG in which Kanata and others have been imbued with pieces of the dark god Yamatoga’s soul, and are sent to Protolexa, for reasons unbeknownst to them. Battle enemies and the armies of Chasseur as you search out for your other teammates, complete quests and side events, and learn the truth of why you have been chosen. [Playstation.com]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.1
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors 16.

Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 22, 2016
Return to the depths of Hell, and guide a brand-new group of Delinquents through the Reformation Program. This time around, there’s a twist. One of the girls in your group of seven isn’t quite what she seems. As you journey through the Hell Spire, you’ll have to deal with the seeds of mistrust as you struggle to unite your team and overcome their sins and the bonds of damnation. Uncover each girl’s unique story, and shape them into the women they need to be in order to find redemption. [NIS America]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.1
Adventures of Mana 17.

Adventures of Mana

Platform: PlayStation Vita
June 28, 2016
Enshrined atop Mt. Illusia, high above the lofty clouds, stands the Tree of Mana. Drawing its life energy from the boundless celestial aether, the sentinel grows in silence. Legend holds that he who lays his hands upon its trunk will be granted power eternal - a power the Dark Lord of Glaive now seeks to further fuel his bloody quest for domination. Our unlikely hero is one of countless gladiators indentured to the Duchess of Glaive. Each day, he and his ill-fated companions are dragged from their cells and bade to fight exotic beasts for the amusement of the Dark Lord. If victorious, they are thrown back into the dungeons with just enough bread to tide them over until their next match. But a body can only take so much, and it is never long before the weary captives succumb to their cruel fates.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.1
Trillion: God of Destruction 18.

Trillion: God of Destruction

Platform: PlayStation Vita
March 29, 2016
The Underworld - The denizens of the Underworld lived a free life amid conflict against the Heavens. There arrived a mysterious threat, a giant evil creature. This is the "God of Destruction." The eater of worlds... The Underworld is at a loss against its tremendous power. Even the mighty Great Overlord Zeabolos falls against its greatness. Near the brink of death, Zeabolos hears a mysterious voice... "Are you willing to offer your very soul to defeat it?" The moment Zeabolos agreed, he revived into a patch worked body. And thus, Zeabolos rises once again with the mysterious girl, Faust, at his side, to face Trillion. Train the Overlords as candidates to be the next Great Overlord, and to defeat the God of Destruction!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs 19.

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 20, 2016
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs weaves an intricate story that pushes the boundaries of reality as you battle restless spirits causing chaos throughout Tokyo!
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
SwapQuest 20.

SwapQuest

Platform: PlayStation Vita
February 23, 2016
SwapQuest is a captivating new mix of easy-to-learn puzzle mechanics and old-school RPG elements.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.0
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness 21.

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 13, 2016
Developed by MAGES, creators of the “Science Adventure” series (Chaos:Head, Steins;Gate, Robotic;Notes), Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness takes place during the timespan of the first season of the anime series and adds backstory and world building to the overall story, as well as in-depth storylines to each of the newly introduced characters.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.3
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies 22.

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies

Platform: PlayStation Vita
May 10, 2016
The prestigious Gamicademi — an academy of fading glory. To put it back in the spotlight, Blanc and friends decide to film a zombie flick on campus. All’s quiet on the set until real zombies start crawling out of the woodwork! Now they’ve got to send these zombies to detention in this hack ‘n’ slash — or else be history. [Playstation.com]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.4
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force 23.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 12, 2016
MExtreme VS Force is an action game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games, which was released in Japan in 2015.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.8
MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death 24.

MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 13, 2016
First, the winds stopped. Then, birds vanished from the skies. Finally, the sun set...And an eternal night fell upon the world. The reason was quickly identified. It was a story told of in legends. The world had ceased hundreds of years ago as well. But there was a legendary mage who had managed to restart it.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.4
A.W.: Phoenix Festa 25.

A.W.: Phoenix Festa

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 26, 2016
Live the Events of the Asterisk War. In this action RPG, experience the events of The Asterisk War series. Assume the role of hero Ayato Amagiri and go through Rikka Academy and the Phoenix Festa storyline. Players trip simulated high school experiences while fighting in over-the-top tournaments.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
4.5

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 82

    F1 22

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 2.3
    • Platform: PC
  2. 80

    MADiSON

    • Release Date: Jul 8, 2022
    • Platform: PC
  3. 74

    Arcadegeddon

  4. 74

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 71

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS5
Lowest of the Month
  1. 71

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS5
  2. 74

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 74

    Arcadegeddon

  4. 80

    MADiSON

    • Release Date: Jul 8, 2022
    • Platform: PC
  5. 82

    F1 22

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 2.3
    • Platform: PC