PSNStores Top 25 PSN Exclusives

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

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.

04. Flower

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.

  • 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?!