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PSNStores PS Mobile Top 25

Posted by on October 3rd, 2013 | 22 Comments | Tags:

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of PlayStation Mobile. So we decided to combine our minds and jot down what we think are the 25 best games currently available on PSM. Check back every day this week as we will be posting them in groups of 5.

Games 25-21

Games 20-16

Games 15-11

Games 10-6

Games 5-1

Don’t let the name throw you off, Vacc-Balls-Chin is actually a fun little puzzle game. The Vacc comes from “Vaccine” as you are sliding balls of different bacteria around trying to pop them when a link of 3 or more is made. The visuals remind me of something like Moyashimon, if you have ever seen that anime. The big reason why this made the list is that it has head to head online multiplayer. I was surprised that I was actually able to find some games too, mostly with Japanese players. Like with BootyTrap’s other PSM game online matches require an in-game currency which you can grind out, or buy for with some in-app purchases. If that scares you a bit, the single player is still enough fun to warrant a spot on this list. — Chris

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Rebel was one of the initial titles available at the PlayStation Mobile launch and quickly became one of my favorites. At its core Rebel is a score attack game that puts a unique spin on the genre by offering you no way to attack. In order to defeat enemies you must dodge their attacks while lining up their shots so that they take each other out, while also trying to collect the gems that scatter the field to increase your score. Offering you three different maps, three different modes, and a host of power-ups and costumes to unlock, each play session of Rebel offers a lot of strategic and fun gameplay, with optional tilt controls that work surprisingly well. Unfortunately without any built in-way to compete with others you may lose some interest in the game once you unlock everything. — Andrew

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Instead of trying to scare you Haunt the House allowed you to be the one scaring unsuspecting people within four separate buildings throughout town. You were able to manipulate objects all throughout each building and cause tons of paranormal things to occur. The bigger the scare he bigger the increase in your scare meter and the more opportunities there were to create even larger paranormal activities. Haunt the House had a really neat look to it and featured a few different animations for every item in the game that you could interact with. (Which ended up being quite a lot.) Unfortunately Haunt the House ends very quickly and there’s not a lot of reason to play through a second time. It was one of the great early PSM games but unfortunately seems to have been forgotten with time. — Curtis

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Clearly inspired by the ZX Spectrum Rock Boshers DX put you in control of a Victorian explorer in the 1880’s stuck on Mars. Throughout the 20 stages in the game you’ll need to not only find the door to escape but also collect hidden snacks throughout a level, open locked doors, and defeat numerous types of enemies. Levels were short making it easy to play in short bursts and the music, done by Electric Cafe (Aqua Kitty), was quite good. Rock Boshers DX suffered from some random stuttering and a completion time that wasn’t much longer than an hour. There were some reasons to play again and collect everything but ultimately probably not enough to warrant multiple play-throughs. — Curtis

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Unless you strongly dislike match-3, mahjong, and slide puzzles, then you should download ZooZooGo. It’s cutesy and lighthearted; you’re not likely going to be scorechasing in any of the game types. But it is fun unlocking new exhibits in the zoo, progressing through the mahjong train, and completing slide puzzles that even I can handle. The exhibits feature different match-3 shticks such as collecting frozen wooly mammoth bones. I sort of wish the game did a bit more on this front, but that’s my only gripe with it. I spent the most time with this game on a road trip down to North Carolina. It’s not taxing, attention-wise, and doesn’t take up much space (32MB). Though I’m not crazy about categorizing games into ‘type of player’ genres, I would definitely file ZooZooGo in the ‘casual’ section of the PSM library. Worth a play if you are or know someone who can’t get enough mahjong/match-3/slide puzzles. — Eric

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  • Freelance

    I’ve only played 2 of the games listed so far. I’m special.

  • Maggard

    Thanks for putting this together. It is a great help for both where I spend my gaming funds and which games to play first.

    One request. If any games take some time to really shine, please let us know. I do not want to miss out because I failed to give the game another hour or so.

    • Maggard

      I must admit there is some frustration having talked myself out of getting games but must put them back on the wish list. I’ll get over it as missing out on the fun is worse than accepting I should buy the game.

  • incpdo

    Where is Out of Mind? it is THE platform game on PSM.

    • Chris

      It is decent. That is why it got a shout out 😛

  • Jillian Abby Valentine

    I guess Chaos Rings will get the Top 1..

  • KosmoCrisis

    Zoo Zoo Go was the title Chris and I discovered and had no idea what it was at first. That took some digging to get more info. Great game. And so is Haunt the House!

  • KosmoCrisis

    Just so everyone knows, this feature is paginated. Find page numbers for each 5 PSM picks at the bottom and the quick links to each series at the top. They all share the same comments.

  • A Darker Image

    Haunt the House was robbed! Robbed!

    • Freelance

      Which one are you, Rob or Ed?

      Props if you know where that line came from.

  • Brian Chase

    Neither got any coverage here to the best of my knowledge but I’d love to give a shout-out to my two favorites: Numblast, and Magic Arrows.

    • Freelance

      Well there’s still 10 more games that hasn’t been posted yet, so perhaps they will. I’ve never played either though.

    • Brian Chase

      Would be pretty cool to see them getting some recognition but they were both early games that slipped through many peoples radars. Magic Arrows was something like 7$ too which turned a lot off but I’ve written reviews of both over on XDA and can’t say enough good stuff about them. On top of that, many people just dislike that type of puzzle game which is completely understandable; Tidalis revitalized the genre for me but otherwise I would have ignored them as well.

    • Freelance

      Ooo sorry, but the 2 games you mentioned didn’t make the list. I tried Tidalis on PC but man, it was too hard for me.

    • Chris

      Numblast was fun on PSP/PS3. I think those versions might be better.

    • Brian Chase

      Are there extra modes? I’ll buy it on PS3 right now if that’s the case. Damn shame they cut a bunch of modes out of Cubixx too over its HD remake.

    • Eric G

      Numblast is one of my favorite PS3 puzzle games. My friends would have no idea what I was doing but when I got in the zone, man… That game becomes enveloping.

  • Freelance

    OK out of the 20 games I’ve only played 7 of them: Bullion Blitz, Aqua
    Kitty, Rymdkapsel, Haunt the House, ZooZooGo, and Tokyo Jungle Mobile. I did play Super Crate Box on PC but not on PSM. Anyway, other than BB and SCB, I agree with all the other choices. I’d put Cubixx in to replace BB. If Alien Breed was more like the original Amiga game, I’d put that in too.

    I was gonna pound your face if you didn’t mention Aqua Kitty.

    I’d try Adventure Bar Labyrinth if, you know, it was available in my country.

  • Liam Duffy

    Hi guys, a cracking list that I’m extremely flattered to be a part of! Without demos it can be hard to judge if a game is worth the asking price, so an article like this is invaluable.

    For me Rymdkapsel is the best game on the service, followed by OMG Zombies! & Haunt the House, but for only one year there has been some great releases!

    So here’s to the next year! Hopefully Sony will give the PSM store a much needed makeover, add searching etc, and maybe allow us to release in some new territories… =)

    • ArtemiyNeko

      …and maybe allow us to publish from some new territories. I know nobody ever cares about Russia, but still…

    • Eric G

      Rymdkapsel is so good. My gf really enjoyed Picross, btw!

  • Anthony Brinklow

    Great list. I really enjoyed many of the above and had previously been telling people Gun Commando was Vita’s best FPS!

    Will pick up a few more I haven’t tried when I see how much I have left over after the next big release on the main Vita PSN store.