This new PSN exclusive sees players take control of space-miner John Rochard as he fights through levels and solves puzzles in a bid to uncover more about a strange alien structure discovered in the centre of an asteroid.
Rochard, equipped with a Half Life 2-esque gravity gun, manipulates his environment and takes out various bad guys along the way.
As well as thrilling gameplay and copybook mechanics, Rochard includes some fantastic voice acting from Duke Nukem star John St. John, a humorous script and a seriously groovetastic soundtrack. For that price, it's a bargain and well worth the investment.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game
Ubisoft's triptastic manga-like game loosely follows the same plot as the graphic novels and film of the same name. Players take control of either Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Kim Pine or Stephen Stills as they battle through seven levels, each culminating in a violent rendezvous with seven of Ramona's evil exes.
Defeated enemies drop coins, which can be used as health top-ups or stat boosts. With four players on screen, things can be quite chaotic, but fans of classics such as Streets of Rage, will be in their element here.
A soundtrack by chiptune rockers Anamanaguchi also keeps the nostalgia spewing from old-schooler's mouths, along with heaps of references for the experienced gaming community. Not only is this movie tie-in actually decent, but it's one of the better download games available. Who'da thunk it?
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360
More info Ubisoft
Ten... top PlayStation Network game downloads
No Battlefield 1943? This is the best downloadable game of this generation in my humble opinion. Endless hours of fighting online for supremacy on the Pacific islands
Love their stuff. Super Stardust HD and its PSP port addicted me half to death. Had a quick bash on Dead Nation's co-op mode, but not given the single player chance to eat my free time yet. Outland looks like fun!
Amazed that Super Stardust isn't on this list, to be honest. It's one of those games that makes me adore my HDTV. I pick it up fairly regularly and run one of the more insane modes/levels, just to let it melt my fucking brain. (And the PS3 processor.)
What a lousy list of great games.
I mean these are all really good, but why include multiplatform titles. You could easilly filled that list with PSN exclusives that are unparalleled.
Not a single Pixeljunk game on the list? Come on...
I think you mean.
Nooooooooo Jooooooooooe D-D-D-D-Dangeerrrr!
It's not a great game, it's the only game.
Huh, I didn't even know it had been released -- I saw a flash demo version of a couple of scenes back in ... 2006? 2007? ..., and it was beautiful and intriguing, but never saw it had been released. Since I'm not a PSN user, I'm more than happy to see that it's available on the PC.