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Best Vita Game of 2012 Award

December 21, 2012 Written by Cameron Teague

Winner: Gravity Rush

The Vita might not have had the best year in terms of hardware and software sales, lagging a few football fields behind Nintendo’s 3DS, but that doesn’t mean that Sony’s handheld didn’t have any quality titles worth picking up. One such title was Gravity Rush – this sleek game won over gamers and the media with its slick presentation and unique gameplay that brought out the best in the PS Vita.

Take the role of Kat as you defy gravity with relative ease, zipping around the world from building to building. While moving from place to place, gamers will complete quests for the townsfolk of Hekseville or collect pink gems to upgrade Kat’s attributes. The controls couldn’t be crisper and enhance the game with how smooth it is to float around the town.

Gravity Rush doesn’t just rest on its fun controls and out of this world gravity manipulation, it also has a solid story told through manga-like pages. Not only a good story, but the characters are well thought out and provide great depth to the story that is in place. Just remember, in this story black cats are good things, or are they?

Runners Up:

  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Sound Shapes
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle all week during our Best of 2012 Awards week.