Reviewer Leo Stevenson writes, "Few consoles or handhelds have had as rough an initial year as the PlayStation Vita. Dreamcast, Gamecube and Wii U all spring to mind, but none of those — with the possible exception of Wii U — have been as maligned and dismissed by gamers as the humble Vita.
"Gradually over the past few months Sony’s handheld has steadily grown an impressive library of big name and indie games. It’s still been largely ignored, but Sony aren’t giving up on the handheld that could (might?). With a redesign — at least in Japan — imminent, and plenty of cross-functionality with both PS3 and PS4, Sony are keen to ensure that the Vita lives on. Killzone: Mercenary is but one salvo in the war for gamers cash… and boy, is is a big one." 8.5/10