Minecraft: Pocket Edition is Minecraft, but in your pocket (if you happen to have very large, PS Vita-shaped pockets). If you need to be told any more than that, then you either live on the moon or, more likely, were born prior to 1985. For the rare few uninitiated, Minecraft is the breakout hit of a generation. It is a franchise comparable with the marketability and scale of Angry Birds and the historical importance of The Sims.
There are more than 17 million players across a multitude of platforms. Every 24 hours, 7,000 people purchase a copy. Minecraft is a cult – and it’s finally on Vita. It’s a pure sandbox game, wherein you must create pixelated shelter and weaponry to survive. The only limit is your imagination. It’s like virtual Lego, only there are little green monsters trying to kill you.
What’s more, if you’ve already purchased the PlayStation 3 version via digital download, this edition is free. Not bad – and you can even share saved game files between the two. Price: £20 • You may also like the latest impossibly slim waterproof sony xperia z3 compact android tablet.