PSNStores Top 25 PSN Exclusives

Posted by on June 21st, 2011 | 23 Comments | Tags: ,

15. echochrome

Manequins, a string quartet and the complete works of M.C. Escher are all you need to make echochrome, and yet the final product is so much more than the sum of its parts. echochrome creates a fiendish puzzle game that taxes your brain to breaking point, and then attempts to mold it to its every whim. Its calm and collected exterior only serves to fool you into thinking that it won’t be too arduous a time.

14. Everyday Shooter

Mixing music and gameplay is often tricky, but Everyday Shooter pulls it off marvelously, with stages that pulse to the beat, and bosses that require skill and perseverance to make it through. If you play it like a straight shooter, it’ll destroy you. If you take the time to learn it’s intricacies, you’ll find an experience that’s utterly unique.

13. Explodemon!

Explodemon! came out at a time when 2D platformers were popping up left and right. It’s one of my favorite genres, and I’ve always preferred my platformers to be fast (Mega Man X over Mega Man). You take control of Explodemon!, an unlikely hero whose volatility causes him to explode every few seconds. The explosion timer probably won’t be going off on its own, though, as most of Explodemon!’s acrobatics require you to blow him up. Killing enemies, speed-bursting, and infinitely jumping help you to find many of the nooks and crannies of the impressive level design. And, as every gamer knows, you’re going to want what’s in those crannies.


12. Joe Danger

I’ve always been a fan of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series of games. The whole idea of a multiplier that increases according to how many tricks you chain together before landing them is extremely intriguing to me. It’s also unbelievably addictive. Joe Danger takes that core mechanic and tosses it into a game that looks like an updated version of Excitebike. Instead, what you’re getting is a 2D score-attack platforming racing game that’s as robust as its genre classification. As soon as you comprehend the admittedly complex control scheme, Joe Danger becomes a constant pursuit to keep your multiplier rising from start to finish. The course editor and co-op modes are icing on an already scrumptious cake.


11. Dead Nation

Zombies might be played out, but I still love Housemarque’s Dead Nation. Score attack meets Left4Dead, Dead Nation has you fighting your way through a zombie infected town, a creepy carnival (zombie clowns are the things of nightmares), plus some other locations like the docks and a hospital. Sure the game has it faults, but most of those have been corrected via patches, voice chat is now in online. I still can’t get enough of the atmosphere the game creates for the player. The sheer terror that I felt playing this game makes it have a spot on our list.


  • boingball

    Lol, I own 19 games from IGN’s list and 19 games from PSNStores list. Don’t know which one is better (though I have to say a game is not “better” than another if it is exclusive).

    • Eric G

      True, it’s not necessarily better if it’s exclusive. We just wanted to highlight some of the reasons why we love the PlayStation Network especially. All platforms have their gems; we just think the PSN’s collection is extra shiny!

    • HJB

      Being exclusive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better, but exclusives tend to be of superior quality, so if you’re saying a game can’t be better if it’s exclusive then I strongly disagree with you.

  • meta

    Wait, what, Critter Crunch over Flower? Is button mashing more important to the author than art and atmosphere?

  • shagg187

    Critter Crunch is not button mashing. Nevertheless, great list!

  • Explodemon isn’t exclusive for PSN… However it’s a great list, but I never found Pixeljunk Monster to be that fun; and where is Trine!? That game should easily take 1st place according to me, although it has been released on PC, but not any other console.

    • Eric G

      What else is Explodemon! on? I’m not aware of any other platform.

    • boingball

      Hey, Pixeljunk Monster is great! The PSP version is the version to get though.

  • Mechdevil

    Why isn’t Wipeout HD first??? It’s too amazing to be sitting at 5, it should at least be in the top 3

  • brewer

    Pretty good list with a lot of my favorites up there (SSHD, Wipeout HD, Critter Crunch, Flower and Shatter).

    Kind of disappointed that Siren Blood Curse didn’t make the cut, its on of the best horror game I played this gen, good crazy story that scarred the shit out of me multiple times while playing. I think Sony really messed up not promoting that game more.

  • George

    Great list. I have 17 of the 25. Now I wonder what the list would be if it were not limited to PlayStation exclusives.

    • Eric G

      INC MULTIPLATFORM LIST. Lol, we actually conjured up a multiplatform list that will be released in the near future. Thanks for checking it out!

    • boingball

      Looking forward to that list:-)

  • Chris Cobb

    Wow I’m surprised I agree with this list even less than the IGN one. Though this one does include more PixelJunk, which I approve of.

    I still can’t believe that both lists are lacking Clash of Heroes. Absolutely criminal.

  • Chris Cobb

    I know this list is supposed to be PSN exclusive, but there are a least a few exceptions. CoH should be one of them.

    • We have that on our Multiplatform list don’t worry 🙂

    • Eric G

      “So after writing down every PSN exclusive (I consider games not on Xbox 360 as exclusive)”
      CoH is Capy’s first XBLA game. No other game on this list is on XBLA. Thanks for stopping by, though.

  • doa766

    Siren is better than every game on that list

    • Sadly I don’t think anyone here is a huge survival horror fan. So none of us have played it. I hear good things though

  • 413x

    Hmm where is StarDrone!

  • Great job.

  • Wow I haven’t actually played most of the titles on the list. HOARD is on PC, too. But sadly without the local multiplayer.

  • Buttelli

    Shatter in sixth? ARE YOU F#CKING KIDDIN ME?!