The standalone version of the Black Flag DLC, Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry (our review) is arguably the best AC game ever released. Adewale is the rare Ubisoft protagonist that is likeable, and the game doesn't shy away from dealing with slavery. On top of some chilling subject matter, it also retains the fun pirate antics that made Assassin's Creed IV so enjoyable.
If you're a fan of destruction and mayhem, then you'll want to check out Just Cause 3 (our review). Avalanche Studios' open-world action game is filled with incredible explosions and gives players all the tools they need to have a good time. It was a bit of a technical mess at launch, but it's much better now (especially on a PS4 Pro).
Super Motherload is an enjoyable indie that has players mining through Mars. Up to four players can join in for couch co-op, and the story starts to get really interesting later on. It's not a standout, but those looking for something different will find some enjoyment.
Originally released by Sony in 2008, Snakeball is a futuristic sport that has players controlling a hoversnake (I swear, I'm not making this up). The goal is to collect balls and then score goals with them. Up to eight players can get in on the action, but there's also a solo mode for those lone wolf gamers out there. If you've got friends that are willing to play, then check it out. It's also worth noting that it was released before trophy support was mandated, so there's nothing of value for trophy hunters.
Downwell is one of the best and most deceptively difficult games to release on Vita. As the title suggests, the player is falling down a well. This isn't a game about avoiding objects, though, as the player is equipped with gun boots that can blast their way through the various enemies that try to end your run early. It's an incredibly rewarding game, and talented players will learn how to finish levels without ever touching the ground.
Level 22 is an enjoyable stealth game that takes the genre back to basics. While it's no Hitman, the office environment ends up being the real star here. It's not the best game on Vita, but it'll keep you entertained for a few commutes at the very least.