• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2012
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  • Summary: Jump into the action with Unit 13 and conquer 45 tactical missions as you help take down global terror networks and prove your place in the military elite. With the precision of the Vita's dual analog sticks, unique touch interface, Wifi connectivity for fast action and 2-player co-op, andJump into the action with Unit 13 and conquer 45 tactical missions as you help take down global terror networks and prove your place in the military elite. With the precision of the Vita's dual analog sticks, unique touch interface, Wifi connectivity for fast action and 2-player co-op, and 3G compatibility for instant social updates and daily challenges, Unit 13 promises to be the perfect on-the-go action shooter. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    83
    This is my first retail game for my new Vita and I'm pretty happy with both the game and the handheld. The twin sticks are going to allow gamers to play our favorite action and FPS games in a way that was never possible on previous mobile platforms. Unit 13 is a great first effort for the genre and I can't wait to see what's next.
  2. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Mar 3, 2012
    80
    Unit 13 is the first proper shooter on a handheld console and, if we have anything to say about it, it certainly won't be the last one. If they are all as good as Zipper Interactive's latest outing on the PlayStation Vita, of course. [March 2012, p.50]
  3. 80
    Unit 13 takes the tactical shooter genre and serves it up in a way that can be enjoyed either as a snack or as the main course, whether you're playing alone or with a friend.
  4. Games Master UK
    Mar 14, 2012
    71
    Thoroughly playable with enough variety and replay value to lure the hardcore. [Apr 2012, p.78]
  5. Mar 16, 2012
    70
    Unit 13 showcases the strengths of the PlayStation Vita fairly well, with the quality of its core gameplay complemented by the accessibility of its mission design. Some of the objectives let the format down, but for the most part the game is perfectly suited to its parent platform.
  6. Mar 6, 2012
    70
    This isn't SOCOM Vita. The storytelling is abysmal and the online is underdeveloped, but Unit 13 still manages to be a solid military shooter with an arcade edge.
  7. games(TM)
    Mar 24, 2012
    50
    We won't be playing Unit 13 repeatedly. [Issue#120, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 69
  2. Negative: 15 out of 69
  1. Mar 8, 2012
    10
    Awesome. Zipper and Sony are on the money with this title and hardware for hardcore gamers. Great controls, huge variety of game play andAwesome. Zipper and Sony are on the money with this title and hardware for hardcore gamers. Great controls, huge variety of game play and endless re-playability. This game is difficult, as all games of this type should be. Anyone who complains this game is too difficult should go back to playing angry birds on their iphone. It's great to see in 2012 Sony and Zipper still making awesome titles with a great depth in game play for hardcore gamers, and not just churning out rubbish for kiddies who just want everything easy. Sony all the way! Expand
  2. May 7, 2012
    10
    Excellent game. It looks, plays and sounds good. It's also a very lightweight game. And with that I mean that you can easely do a mission onExcellent game. It looks, plays and sounds good. It's also a very lightweight game. And with that I mean that you can easely do a mission on the go. The mutliplayer version is kinda meager. But it's still fun like hell. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    9
    Perfect chunks of short mission based shooting action, ideal for commutes or when you just have 10 minutes to spare. Unforgiving with aPerfect chunks of short mission based shooting action, ideal for commutes or when you just have 10 minutes to spare. Unforgiving with a underlying degree of depth, the core game is thoroughly enjoyable. This is a game that thrives when you have lots of friends on the vita to compare scores to and compete against. In my opinion this is just the sort of game that is ideal for the vita, this and Killzone Mercenary have hit the sweet spot of the Vita dead on. Expand
  4. May 25, 2012
    8
    This game is a bit of a puzzle simply because it has no story. Without that goal you can feel a bit lost but the gameplay itself is fantastic.This game is a bit of a puzzle simply because it has no story. Without that goal you can feel a bit lost but the gameplay itself is fantastic. Yes the AI isn't the best but the missions play out brilliantly especially the stealth ones. The lack of story didn't really concern me as it was never hyped up to actually have a story so for me it was just about doing the missions. There are high value target missions to unlock and there are dynamic missions which throw random objectives for whichever of the 36 levels you choose. Overall it is a very competent shooter and deserves a chance. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2012
    6
    I'm disappointed in this game. First off, I did not like the fact that it is missions based and as a result, there is no storyline.I'm disappointed in this game. First off, I did not like the fact that it is missions based and as a result, there is no storyline. Secondly, I don't like certain maps where you have to do the same thing over and over again if you fail it. It gets very repetitive very quickly. The AI of your enemies are predictable. Overall, I didn't find that this was a very intuitive game. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2012
    6
    Socom 4 is far and out Zipper's best gamer this gen, and even though they took most of the Socom 4 aspects over to the Vita, it just does notSocom 4 is far and out Zipper's best gamer this gen, and even though they took most of the Socom 4 aspects over to the Vita, it just does not feel as smooth, but that is expected. But what this game really lacks is a competitive multiplayer. Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2019
    0
    This game is LITERALLY the worst game to have ever been released on the vita. It should get its own award for being so terribly awful.

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