PSNStores Top 25 PSN Exclusives
05. Wipeout HD
Leave it to the technical wizards at Studio Liverpool to make a game so gorgeous, that it still stands up with PS3’s best and brightest to this day. Every facet of Wipeout HD is created with utter love and devotion, turning something that was at one point a simple HD lick of paint on the PSP games into a true showcase for the PS3. Fold into the mix an expansion pack that almost doubles the content, and a killer host of multiplayer options, there’s really no substitute for strapping into your favorite ship, and doing a barrel roll on Moa Therma. That is, if you can manage it.
There’s something to be said for the elegant simplicity of Flower, a game where you control the wind through the SixAxis, and every button on the controller does exactly the same thing. It shows you that thatgamecompany can craft a truly arresting experience with no words, and can tell a story through pure imagery alone. For a game essentially about urban botany, Flower manages to create a game like nothing you’ve ever played, and for that fact alone it should be commended. The fact that they created a stunning game out of it is the icing on the cake.
03. Super Stardust HD
This is the OG PSN title, well the best selling of those early ones atleast. I can’t tell you how many friends list battles I got into when the title first came out. Stardust was and is the PSN’s Geometry Wars. It is a game that you can get lost in for hours at a time, just trying to raise your score by maybe a thousand points. The variety of modes that are available as DLC helps strengthen this title too. Want to play with only bombs, boom you got that mode, what about survival mode, yup got that too. Trying to get all the trophies in this game nearly had me supernova, but when I did get them I wear that 100% as a badge of honor. All in all SSDHD is a must have PSN title and it is what made me really fall in love with PlayStation Network games.
02. Critter Crunch
What can I say about Critter Crunch that hasn’t already been said? The game deserves all of the praise its gotten since its release almost two years ago. It’s a fast-paced puzzle game based on a simple food chain mechanic: Big critters eat little critters, and little critters eat flies. Just keep critters of the same color together and you’ll be popping bugs for hours on end. The local and online co-op work great, and custom soundtrack support is nice for offline affairs. Vibrant, fluid, and a ton of fun, Capybara’s flagship PSN title put the spotlight on a bunch of talented pixel-pushers from the Great White North.