PS Vita - Best Games of 2014 Nominees

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Now Playing: See our nominees for PS Vita Game of the Year

The PlayStation Vita has proven itself to be a remarkably resilient and expansive handheld, with our list of nominated games coming from a variety of genres. From skateboarding action to visual novel-inspired stories, our list is comprised of games that were picked because they offered the most fun experiences on the Vita.

The murder mystery in role-playing game Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair pleased us with its use of delightfully weird characters to explore argumentative metaphors. Freedom Wars offered frenetic combat with vertical levels that made satisfying use of ranged and melee weaponry alike. 2D skateboarding game OlliOlli proved to us that skateboards still have a place in games, making use of simple controls to great effect.

We found fast-paced fun in the fluid Velocity 2X, which crafted a near-perfect action experience housed in modern visuals. But our choices aren't just all about the action and pretty presentation, with Ubisoft's role-playing game Child of Light rounding out the list with a darker, more melancholy mood.

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