Published on January 22, 2022
Updated on August 27, 2022

18 Best PlayStation Vita RPG Games

The PS Vita is mostly loved by RPG fans, since there are so many unique and exclusive entries that cover all kinds of RPG games: JRPGs, Dungeon Crawlers, Action RPGs, and even some cRPGs! Even though the Vita’s catalogue is not as big as home consoles or of course PCs, it offers a unique handheld experience for its titles, while also many of them take advantage of its gyroscope and touch screens.

Experiencing these titles with Vita’s OLED screen remains a priceless experience to this day, even though Nintendo Switch has done it bigger and better since (it doesn’t have any trophies though?).

Sadly a big amount of quality RPGs have only released in Japan, and don’t even include an English interface. We’ve tried to refrain from including too many of them here, keep in mind though that fortunately there are many helpful screenshots and translations online, to help anyone understand these Japanese RPGs!

Best Action RPGs for PlayStation Vita

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

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

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

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

The Asterisk War: The Academy City On The Water Houaa Kenran


2016

About
Release Date
January 28, 2016
Developer & Publisher
Bandai Namco
Genre
Action RPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2016-01-28

Best Dungeon Crawler RPGs for PlayStation Vita

Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy


2015 東京新世録 オペレーションバベル (Tōkyō Shin Yoroku Operēshon Baberu)

About
Release Date
April 30, 2015
Developer
Experience Inc.
Publisher
NIS America
Genre
Dungeon Crawler
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2015-04-30
2017-01-10
2017-05-16
2017-05-19
2017-05-19
2017-05-19
2017-05-19
2017-05-19
2017-05-26

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

Best JRPG Games for PlayStation Vita

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

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster


2013 ファイナルファンタジーX/X-2 HD リマスター (Fainaru Fantajī Ten/Ten Tsū HD Rimasutā)

About
Release Date
December 26, 2013
Developer & Publisher
Square Enix
Franchise
Final Fantasy
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2013-12-26
2014-03-18
2014-03-20
2014-03-21

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines


2014 俺の屍を越えてゆけ2 (Ore No Kabane O Koete Yuke Ni)

About
Release Date
July 17, 2014
Developer
Alfa System
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2014-07-17
2014-09-04
2015-03-03
2015-03-04

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

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth


2015

About
Release Date
March 12, 2015
Developer
h.a.n.d
Publisher
Bandai Namco
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2015-03-12
2016-02-02
2016-02-05

Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors


2016

About
Release Date
September 23, 2016
Developer & Publisher
Nippon Ichi Software
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan

Atelier Sophie ~The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book~ DX


2015 ソフィーのアトリエ ~不思議な本の錬金術士~ (Sofī no Atorie ~Fushigi na Hon no Renkinjutsushi~)

About
Release Date
November 19, 2015
Developer & Publisher
Koei Tecmo
Franchise
Atelier
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2015-11-19
2016-06-07
2016-06-10

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I / II


2013 / 2014
About
Full Name
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
Release Date
September 26, 2013
Developer
Nihon Falcom
Publisher
Marvelous
Franchise
The Legend of Heroes
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2013-09-26
2015-12-22
2016-01-29
About
Full Name
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
Release Date
September 25, 2014
Developer
Nihon Falcom
Publisher
Marvelous
Franchise
The Legend of Heroes
Genre
JRPG
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2014-09-25
2016-09-06
2016-11-11

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3


2015

About
Release Date
March 25, 2015
Developer
Omega Force
Publisher
Bandai Namco
Franchise
One Piece
Genre
Beat 'Em Up
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS Vita Releases
2015-03-26
2015-08-25
2015-08-28
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