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PlayStation Vita game guide: our favourite day one launch games

The Gadget Show  Thursday 16 February 2012

PlayStation Vita game guide: our favourite day one launch games

The PlayStation Vita finally launches in the UK in just under seven days. The PSP-successor brings with it console quality graphics, touchscreen and analogue gameplay, and some fantastic launch games. To help you decide which games to buy we’ve picked out our favourites. Which of these will you be picking up?

One of the things we love about the PlayStation Vita launch line up is the breadth of variety. We’ve picked out something for everyone, so racing fans, beat-em lovers, sports fanatics and adventurers need not feel left out.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

If you told us a few years back that we’d be playing an Uncharted game on a portable device we’d have pointed and laughed. Uncharted: Golden Abyss mixes familiar Uncharted gameplay, adventure, puzzles and humor with gorgeous graphics and some neat touchpad innovations. A day one purchase for us.

FIFA Football

If you fancy the idea of playing FIFA on the train, bus or during your lunch break, FIFA Football for the PlayStation is a no-brainer. Fully licensed teams and classic FIFA gameplay on a handheld? Yes please.

WipEout 2048

The WipEout games have always been fun, if not challenging. WipEout 2048 takes the series to a new level, using touch and tilt controls to steer a futuristic fleet of anti-gravity racers through brand new tracks. With its gentler difficulty curve, WipEout 2048 feels more accessible than past games in the series. Eight player multiplayer racing is just another reason to pick it up.

Motorstorm RC

Motorstorm RC takes the familiar off-road racer into radio-controlled territory, combining hilarious arcade-style racing with luscious jungle and dessert environments. Players compete to unlock race events, build up a car collection, earn medals and even challenge friends online.

Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins dispels the myth that “they don’t make ‘em like this anymore”. Its classic platforming gameplay is nothing but fun throughout – a love letter to the way side-scrolling platformers should be.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is arguably the unofficial flagship PlayStation Vita beat-e-up. With 48 characters from the Marvel and Capcom franchises, new modes, stages and online multiplayer, no other fighting game on PlayStation Vita touches it.

So there they are – the PlayStation Vita games we feel are worth a day one purchase. Do you agree? Will you be picking up anything different? Let us know in the comments section below.


PlayStation, Vita, gaming, handhelds

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Uncharted and Wipeout look excellent. I'm a bit cynical about Rayman and MvC3 though, given that they are just ports of PS3 games. Gravity Daze and Everybody's Golf look great too. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

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