Have there been any bad Wipeout games? This neon-future anti-grav racer often graces Sony system launches, and Wipeout 2048 looks to make the Vita’s launch memorable with new touch-based input controls. Don’t worry, you’ll still steer and pan around with the left and right analog sticks, but Sony’s added touchscreen extras for firing or snatching up weapons on the tracks. The rear touchpad offers another acceleration input, and you can even use your voice to trigger weapons-fire, freeing your fingers to focus on your ship’s steering controls.
Why it’s promising: Developer SCE Studio Liverpool (nee Psygnosis) designed the original Wipeout for the PlayStation (released in 1995) and they’ve handheld every one since, including the critically acclaimed Wipeout HD for the PlayStation 3 (released in 2008) — there hasn’t been a dud in the series yet.