Livin’ La Vita Loca With the PlayStation Vita coming up on its 3rd birthday, the insane success of its PS4 counterpart, and the end of 2014 quickly approaching, many gamers will be seriously considering picking up one of these incredible handheld systems. However, with the enormous library of critically acclaimed titles, many people may feel overwhelmed by the decisions that they now face. Which games are essential for your new collection, which peripherals should you invest in, and should you consider quitting your job to make time for all the awesome games you’re about to start playing? While I cannot condone the latter action, many people may consider this a viable option when they get their hands on this addictive system and its overwhelming line-up of games. Don’t let this dilemma get you anxious, my friends. Here are my personal recommendations to get you up and running as you get ready to join the community of fellow Vita fanatics. Top 25 PlayStation Vita Games: 25. Dragon’s Crown Developer: Atlus; Vanillaware Publisher: Atlus; NIS America 24. Gravity Rush (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: SCE Japan Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 23. Soul Sacrifice Delta (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Marvelous AQL; SCE Japan Studio; Comcept Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 22. Sine Mora Developer: Digital Reality; Grasshopper Manufacture Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Kalypso Media 21. Muramasa Rebirth Developer: Marvelous Entertainment; Ignition Entertainment; Rising Star Games Publisher: Marvelous AQL; Aksys Games 20. Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark Developer: Curve Studios Publisher: Curve Studios 19. Mortal Kombat Developer: NeatherRealm Studios Publisher: WB Games 18. Lumines: Electronic Symphony (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Q Entertainment Publisher: Ubisoft 17. Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Guerrilla Cambridge Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 16. Y’s Memories of Celceta (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Nihon Falcom Corporation Publisher: Nihon Falcom Corporation; XSEED Games; NIS America 15. Child of Light Developer: Ubisoft Montreal; Ubisoft Massive; Ubisoft Romania Publisher: Ubisoft 14. Sound Shapes Developer: Queasy Games; SCE Santa Monica Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 13. Velocity 2X Developer: FuturLab; Curve Studios Publisher: FuturLab 12. Spelunky Developer: Derek Yu; Andy Hull; Blitworks Publisher: Mossmouth 11. The Walking Dead (Season 1 & 2) Developer: Telltale Games Publisher: Telltale Games; Sony Computer Entertainment 10. Rayman Legends Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier Publisher: Ubisoft 9. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Developer: Arc System Works Publisher: Arc System Works; Aksys Games 8. Little Big Planet PS Vita (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Double Eleven; Tarsier Studios; XDev Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 7. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: SCE Bend Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 6. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Spike Chunsoft Publisher: Spike Chunsoft; NIS America 5. Rogue Legacy Developer: Cellar Door Games Publisher: Cellar Door Games 4. Guacamelee! Developer: Drinkbox Studios Publisher: Drinkbox Studios; Activision 3. Hotline Miami Developer: Dennaton Games; Abstraction Games Publisher: Devolver Digital 2. Tearaway (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Media Molecule Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 1. Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita Exclsive) Developer: Atlus Publisher: NIS America HD Remasters & PS Store Digital Ports: The PlayStation Vita has an incredible line-up of new titles, but its library of HD remakes and ports from PS1, PS2, and PSP is another perfect reason to invest in this amazing handheld system. Classic games are reborn and are as magnificent as ever on the Vita. Here are my top 10 remasters and digital gems to add to your list of must-play titles. 10. Patapon 3 Developer: Pyramid; Japan Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment 9. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Developer: Square Enix Virtuos Publisher: Square Enix 8. Xenogears Developer: Square Product Development Division Publisher: Square; Square EA; Square Enix 7. Vagrant Story Developer: Square Product Development Division Publisher: Square 6. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable Developer: Atlus Publisher: Ghostlight 5. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Developer: TOSE; Square Enix Publisher: Square Enix 4. Chrono Trigger Developer: Square Publisher: Square 3. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition Developer: Kojima Productions; Armature Studio Publisher: Konami 2. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker Developer: Kojima Productions Publisher: Konami Must-Have PS Vita Peripherals: So, you’re going to get a Vita? Well, if you want to get the most out of your beautiful new handheld, you’re going to want to pick up a few essential peripherals to give you the best experience possible. There are a lot of accessories available for the PS Vita, but these are my personal favorites. Cases PlayStation Vita Travel Pouch (Buy it here) PS Vita Pull N Go Folio (Buy it here) Pull N Go Folio Vita Travel Pouch Memory Card 32 GB Memory Card (Buy it here) 64 GB Memory Card [Import Only] (Buy it here) 32 GB 64 GB (Import Only) Headsets SteelSeries Wireless H Headset (Buy it here) PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset (Buy it here) SteelSeries Wireless H Grips PDP PS Vita (1000) Trigger Grips (Buy it here) PDP PS Vita (2000) Trigger Grips (Buy it here) PDP Vita (1000) Grips PDP Vita (2000) Grips There are so many games and everyone has their own personal preferences, so let us know what YOUR favorite PlayStation Vita games are in the comment section below. Also, be sure to check out our list of NEW and UPCOMING Vita Games: AWESOME VITA GAMES!