PS3 Attitude Awards 2013: Vote for ‘Best PS Vita Game’
Since its international launch almost exactly a year ago, the PlayStation Vita has presented players with a huge amount of entertaining and innovate gaming experiences. Naysayers may complain that the Vita ‘has no games’, but the following nominees beg to differ.
This year’s nominations for BEST PS VITA GAME are…
- Arguably the first major original IP to appear on the Vita, Gravity Rush is a great example of how to develop for a new platform. The action/adventure game boasted an awesome art style and innovative gameplay that utilised the Vita’s features without feeling like a gimmick.
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
- Co-developed by British studio Double Eleven and Swedish team Tarsier Studios, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is the fourth full LBP game, and the second on a handheld console. And you know what? It might just be the best entry in the series since the 2008 original.
Persona 4: Golden
- Persona 4 was released on PS2 in 2008, and was recently re-released on PS Vita as Persona 4: Golden, with HD graphics, extra content and other new features. The original was already one of the greatest JRPGs ever made, but Golden somehow makes it even better.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- It’s a testament to the huge talent at Bluepoint Games that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on PS Vita looks and plays just as well, if not better, than it does on PS3. The Vita has its fair share of fighters, but PS All-Stars is definitely one of the best.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- The fact that Uncharted: Golden Abyss is graphically comparable to Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on PS3 still blows our minds. Add in razor sharp gameplay and Victor Sullivan, and you have a winning combination.
- Though SCE Studio Liverpool is sadly no longer with us, its legacy still lives on in the form of WipEout 2048 for PS Vita. Bringing the series back to the very beginning was definitely a risk, but it paid off hugely and gave 2048 its own unique feel within the series.
Zen Pinball 2
- Like PS All-Stars, the Vita version of Zen Pinball 2 is arguably even better than its big brother on PS3. Each and every DLC table is meticulously designed, and being able to carry them around with us when out-and-about is awesome.
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
- The sequel to a little-known Nintendo DS release, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is a visual novel/adventure game from Japanese developer Chunsoft. The story mixes elements of science, psychology, literature and history to create one of the most compelling tales in videogames.
While our team of writers have chosen the nominations for all the categories, we’re letting you, our dear readers, have the final say in who wins the PS3 Attitude Award. The polls will remain open until February 22nd ad midday UK time, when we’ll then announce our winners.
In order for a game to be nominated, said game must have been released in the US or EU territories between 1st December 2011 and 30th November 2012.
Be sure to check out all the categories and vote for your favorite nominations as we announce them!