Published on January 9, 2022
Updated on August 27, 2022

24 Best PlayStation Vita Exclusive Games

The PS Vita has the fewest exclusive games out of all handheld consoles, but it manages to offer an impressive catalogue in spite of that! Sony did put out quite a lot of high-budget titles, Japanese developers offered a lot of exclusive RPGs, while many other franchises also jumped with a few exclusive spin-offs for the system.

Sadly, a huge part of PS Vita’s exclusive games have only been released in Japan, and don’t even offer English interfaces, therefore this list won’t dive too much into them.

I’m a huge fan of platform exclusives myself, as I can’t really find a reason to play a ported game on PS Vita – or any other console for that matter – except if the port is better of course (which is rare).

So without further ado, these are the games I definitely suggest you check out as a PS Vita owner, in order to get the most out of your console!

Best PS Vita Exclusive Action Games

Dynasty Warriors® Next


2011 真・三國無双 NEXT (Shin Sangokumusō NEXT)

About
Release Date
December 17, 2011
Developer
Omega Force
Publisher
Koei Tecmo
Genre
Hack & Slash
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2011-12-17
2012-02-22
2012-02-22
2012-02-23

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen


2011

About
Release Date
December 17, 2011
Developer
Acquire
Publisher
Bandai Namco
Genre
Stealth
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Uncharted: Golden Abyss™


2011

About
Release Date
December 17, 2011
Developer
Bend Studio
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
Adventure
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
PS Vita Releases
2011-12-17
2011-12-23
2012-02-15
2012-02-22
2012-02-22
2012-02-22
2012-02-23
2013-10-10

Best PS Vita Exclusive RPGs

Freedom Wars


2014 フリーダムウォーズ (Furīdamuwōzu)

About
Release Date
June 26, 2014
Developer
Japan Studio
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
Action RPG
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2014-06-26
2014-10-28
2014-10-29

MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death


2015 メイQノ地下ニ死ス (MeiQ no Chika ni Shisu)

About
Release Date
December 17, 2015
Developer
Compile Heart
Publisher
Idea Factory
Genre
Dungeon Crawler
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Silent Hill: Book of Memories


2012

About
Release Date
October 16, 2012
Developer
WayForward
Publisher
Konami Digital Entertainment
Franchise
Silent Hill
Genre
Dungeon Crawler
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Soul Sacrifice


2013 ソウル・サクリファイス (Souru Sakurifaisu)

About
Release Date
March 07, 2013
Developer
Marvelous
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
Action RPG
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Tales of Hearts R


2013 テイルズオブハーツ アール (Teiruzu Obu Hātsu Āru)

About
Release Date
March 07, 2013
Developer & Publisher
Bandai Namco
Franchise
Tales of
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Valhalla Knights 3


2013 ヴァルハラナイツ3 (Varuharanaitsu 3)

About
Release Date
May 23, 2013
Developer
K2 LLC
Publisher
Marvelous
Genre
JRPG
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Best PS Vita Exclusive Racing Games

Asphalt: Injection


2011

About
Release Date
December 17, 2011
Developer
Gameloft
Publisher
Ubisoft
Genre
Arcade Racing
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
France
PS Vita Releases
2011-12-17
2012-02-15
2012-02-22
2012-02-23

Ridge Racer


2011

About
Release Date
December 17, 2011
Developer
Cellius
Publisher
Bandai Namco
Franchise
Ridge Racer
Genre
Arcade Racing
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Wipeout 2048


2012

About
Release Date
January 19, 2012
Developer
Studio Liverpool
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Franchise
Wipeout
Genre
Arcade Racing
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
PS Vita Releases
2012-01-19
2012-02-22
2012-02-22

Best PS Vita Exclusive Shooter Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified


2012

About
Release Date
November 13, 2012
Developer
nStigate Games
Publisher
Activision
Franchise
Call Of Duty
Genre
FPS
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States

Killzone: Mercenary


2013

About
Release Date
September 04, 2013
Developer
Guerilla Cambridge
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
FPS
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
PS Vita Releases
2013-09-04
2013-09-10

Resistance: Burning Skies


2012

About
Release Date
May 29, 2012
Developer
nStigate Games
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Franchise
Resistance
Genre
FPS
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
PS Vita Releases
2012-05-29
2012-05-31
2012-06-01

Unit 13


2012

About
Release Date
March 06, 2012
Developer
Zipper Interactive
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
TPS
Players
Multiplayer, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States

Best PS Vita Exclusive Simulation Games

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection


2013 神次元アイドル ネプテューヌPP (Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP)

About
Release Date
June 20, 2013
Developer
Compile Heart
Publisher
Idea Factory
Franchise
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Genre
Rhythm
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2013-06-20
2014-06-03
2014-06-05
2014-06-06
2014-06-06

LittleBigPlanet™ PlayStation®Vita


2012

About
Release Date
September 19, 2012
Developer
XDev
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
2D Platformer
Players
Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2012-09-19
2012-09-20
2012-09-20
2012-09-25

Tearaway


2013

About
Release Date
November 20, 2013
Developer
Media Molecule
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
3D Platformer
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom

PlayStation Vita Pets


2014

About
Release Date
June 03, 2014
Developer
XDev
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
Pet Caring
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Best PS Vita Japan Exclusives

IA/VT Colorful


2015

About
Release Date
July 30, 2015
Developer & Publisher
Marvelous
Genre
Rhythm
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Phantasy Star Nova


2014

About
Release Date
November 27, 2014
Developer
tri-Ace
Publisher
SEGA
Genre
Action RPG
Players
Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Best PS Vita Launch Exclusives That Have Been Ported

Gravity Rush


2012

About
Release Date
February 09, 2012
Developer
Japan Studio
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
Adventure
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Persona 4


2008

About
Release Date
July 10, 2008
Developer
P-Studio
Publisher
SEGA
Franchise
Shin Megami Tensei
Genre
JRPG
Concept
Anime
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2012-06-14
2012-08-16
2012-08-24
2012-11-20
2013-02-21
2013-02-22
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