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Best PS Vita Games 2016

Michael Sawh


Freedom Wars

1 / 10

Reviewed by Michael Sawh

17 December 2014

Freedom Wars

Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment

The PS Vita has become home to a raft of top-notch Japanese RPGs, and Freedom Wars was one of the most high-profile examples from 2014. Unlike your typical fantasy epic, it's set in a bleak, dystopian future where teens are given million year prison sentences and are expected to whittle down that number by battling rival city states and winning valuable resources.

Imagine Hunger Games crossed with Capcom's Monster Hunter series and you've got a fair approximation of what Freedom Wars is all about. Success in battle earns you perks and upgrades, and the combat engine does an excellent job of making sure that ranged and close-quarters fighting are equally thrilling. The whole package is rounded off by some excellent, edgy visuals and great audio. 8-person multiplayer allows you to reduce your sentence even faster with a little help from your friends, which makes Freedom Wars feel even more akin to Monster Hunter - and given the continued absence of Capcom's series on the Vita, that's certainly a good thing.

Price: £19.99

Our Score:


Alex Walsh

January 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

That's definitely a list of ten games but I think there are better. Rayman yes, Little Big Planet, okay, but Wipeout, Dead or Alive 5 and Lumines are ace. Wipeout got marked down a lot on release for it's load times, most of which have been sorted via patch. Need for Speed Most Wanted is a good laugh too.


January 31, 2014, 8:07 pm

Also remember the PSN Store contains many games able to be played on the PS-Vita which existed before it was released:
· Minis - these bite size games are able to be played on the PS3, PSP & PS-Vita
· PSP Games - many of the games created for the PSP are also playable on the PS-Vita
· PS1 Classics - many classic games from the PS1 are playable on the PS-Vita

Another items that's nice to know is the PS-Vita and PSP are able to play co-op games over Ad-Hoc networks. This lets me play games with my kids using their PSPs as long as we each have copies of the game.


February 3, 2014, 1:43 am

Y's, even though it was a remake, was also excellent.


February 11, 2014, 6:32 pm

There aren't many that take advantage of the Vita's special abilities. I think there are some remakes that added some touch controls. But There are only two that I really like so far. Little Deviants (kind of a kid's game) and Gravity Rush (which is pretty freakin' awesome). I'm waiting for that Alien Autopsy game that was in the launch previews.

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