Why four? Here at VG News Wire we’re celebrating the PlayStation Vita’s fourth (North American) birthday with a week of Vita focused posts. If this the first one you’ve caught, please check out the other posts in this series: Top roguelikes, upcoming games, and biggest blunders.
Sony’s PlayStation Plus program provides several benefits to subscribers, primarily access to the Instant Game Collection. As of now, each month sees at least two Vita games added. Members are free to download these games at any time throughout the month, and can play them for as long as they stay subscribed. Anybody who has been a member since the first Vita games were introduced to PlayStation Plus has built up an impressive library, 99 titles so far. Here are the best among them.
4. Terraria – June 17, 2014
Terraria plays a bit like a side-scrolling Minecraft. Players enter a randomly generated map and take it from there. Bosses are around to find but there’s nothing pushing to player to do anything in particular. Exploration is what Terraria is all about.
3. Hotline Miami – October 22, 2013
Set in 1989, Hotline Miami has a twisted plot that is intriguing while difficult to follow, but also has some of the most fluid action you will find in gaming.
2. Uncharted: Golden Abyss – November 20, 2012
This is a prequel to Nathan Drake’s three adventures on the PlayStation 3, and though not developed by Naughty Dog you still get an Uncharted experience you can take on the road. This was a launch title for the Vita and remains one of the best on the system.
1. Spelunky – October 7, 2014
As I said in Monday’s article, Spelunky brought the modern roguelike in vogue. It is a game that you’ll want to go back to time and again as you learn just enough to make it to the next zone, only to have to figure out a whole new batch of enemies and obstacles. Spelunky is a cross-buy title, enabling those who picked it up with PlayStation Plus to now have it available also on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Did I neglect your pick? Which PlayStation Plus game for Vita has proven to be your overall favorite? Let me know which and why in our comment section.