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The Best Downloadable Vita Games: PlayStation Vita Online Games

Updated on February 12, 2013

The PlayStation Vita has been off to a slow start, but after a few weeks of browsing and shopping for vita games online, the real power of the handheld console became apparent. The range of amazing titles spanning multiple generations that are available for download on the Vita is truly staggering. There are so many great online Vita games, in fact, it can be hard to choose which ones to buy.

If you're wondering which Vita downloadable games to buy, read on to find some great choices. Some are Vita exclusive download titles, others are cool throwbacks and ports, and others are too unique to adequately classify.

Just remember to have a few spare memory cards ready, because you're going to want to have all of these awesome PlayStation Vita download games on you at all times!

Gravity Rush

If you're downloading any game for the PS Vita, you will probably want to start with Gravity Rush. This frenetic action-RPG puts the player in control of the forces of gravity itself, leading to a high flying adventure across a fatnastic sci-fi backdrop.

Designed by the mind behind the original Silent Hill, this is in many ways the PlayStation Vita's killer app. As of the time of this writing, Gravity Rush is available as a free download for members of the PlayStation+ service. Do yourself a favor and get this online download for the Vita ASAP.

Wake-up Club

Wake-up Club is one of the most unique and creative downloadable titles for the PlayStation Vita. Part alarm clock app, part social game, and part brain teaser, this game goes out of its way to make waking up the best part of your day!

Make friends who plan to get up the same time in the morning as you, set an alarm for yourself, and go to sleep. When your Vita chimes in the morning, it's time to play Wake-up Club! Complete a few quick puzzles to log in and let all your friends know you've gotten up on time, safe and sound. If one of your friends fails to get up, you can "cheer them on" to hopefully annoy them enough to get out of bed as well.

It might not sound like much, but forcing you to pay attention and play a small game first thing in the morning is the perfect way to shake off the grogginess of sleep and launch yourself headfirst into your day. Buy this Vita game online for a one of a kind experience that only the PS Vita can provide.

Persona 4: The Golden

I'm a big fan of Persona 4, and the downloadable PS Vita game is even better than the original. Taking everything that made the original PS2 title great and improving on it, this is regarded as one of the very best Vita games you can buy online.

Solve a murder mystery while experiencing all the trials and tribulations of an average year in a suburban high school in this beloved RPG by Atlus. In addition to new costumes, dungeons, and story sequences, players can now head online to help fellow players out in dungeons with a tap of the screen. Experience all the magic and friendship the town of Inaba has to offer in this critically beloved title.

And, hey, if you're a fan, check out the full 26 episode animated series based off this top Vita downloadable title.

Jet Set Radio

The flagship Dreamcast title makes a triumphant return on the Vita! Jet Set Radio was one of the finest games of its generation and is a perfect fit as a downloadable Vita game. Although the old school graphics might look a bit clunky on a big screen TV, the small but crisp Vita display suits JSR just right.

Plug in your headphones and enjoy some mostly harmless anarchy as you bop around a futuristic city listening to some of the best video game music of all time and do a little graffiti art, all while avoiding jackbooted riot cops who want to ruin your good time.

Just listen to one track and you'll be ready to dance and skate your way to freedom, too.

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Corpse Party

This odd little downloadable PSP and Vita title has become a sleeper hit on the PSN. This survival horror game takes a group of anime-styled protagonists and puts them through a meat grinder of ghosts and monsters inside a haunted elementary school.

Featuring lots of story, shocking deaths, and mature themes, Corpse Party isn't for everyone. But for those looking for one of the coolest Vita download games for sale, Corpse Party is a great buy at a low price.

Do you have any favorite downloadable Vita titles? Do you prefer Uncharted? Call of Duty, perhaps? Maybe your favorite online Vita game is Assassin's Creed? Leave a comment below and let us know!

If you're into handheld consoles, be sure to check out these great Nintendo DS titles.


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