My Super Personal Top 5 PSN Games

Just as it is on XBLA and Steam, there are a lot of games on PSN that you really should play. Here's my personal top five.

As with all the choices this week (Mark's take on XBLA and mine on the Wii U eShop and Steam) these are all personal choices, and you're more than welcome to disagree in the comments below.

Mega Man 9

Capcom's done so many weird things with Mega Man over the years that it was in serious danger of forgetting what made Mega Man so… Mega, I guess. Luckily, it then churned out Mega Man 9 to show us how it should be done. If you're a fan of retro gaming (and you should be), and you like a hard challenge then Mega Man 9 should be on your PS3.

Pac Man Championship Edition DX

There was a time when the final pursuit of any electronic game was pretty simple. You chased a high score, and, if you beat it, you set out to beat it again. Pac Man Championship Edition DX gets that motif so astonishingly right, I still find myself loading it up, time and time again to try to get just a few more points. Just one more go… and then I might get some sleep.


From a game with no plot above, to a game with little in the way of introduction… but one that's both nicely challenging as well as supremely disturbing. Limbo's an excellent case of doing a whole lot with very little; I can easily play any number of shooters where I inflict terrible wounds and think nothing of it, but every time I fail in Limbo, it tugs at my heartstrings.

Double Dragon Neon

Double Dragon Neon is awash in the absolute excesses of the 1980s, and for that, I love it more than a little. Sure, there's a nostalgia pull there, helped out by some genuinely funny moments and music, but at its core, Neon delivers what the Double Dragon games have always delivered, and that's a damned fine beat-em-up experience. They do still make them like that, it turns out.


Do I need to say much more about Journey that hasn't already been said, over and over again? Do I really have to? Is it actually necessary? Hasn't everything already been said? All I'll say is this. Journey. Play it. It's better for you than eating 500kgs of raw bacon. I bet that's never been said before.


    When it's a specific brand top # list, I always assume it's exclusive to that brand and not available on other systems.
    Although getting pretty much all these games for free with PS+ is a much better deal then getting one of these games with Xbox LIVE Gold for 120 points cheaper.

    I'd throw in Alundra as well, a game I still consider to trump the Legend of Zelda series.

    And only one of these is a PSN exclusive game. It should me called, "My super personal top 5 DLG's".

    There's a ton of games you could have picked that you can only get on PSN.

      I get where you're coming from, and that's fine, but it's a personal list, and I don't think too many people would look at a good download game and say "Ah, but it's a multiplatform title. I don't think I'll bother".

      Mark did the same with his XBLA list -- it's not like you can't get Braid, Trials or Super Meat Boy on other platforms.

      Also, for what it's worth, Super Stardust HD was *this close* to making my personal list. Top game... and I remember its Amiga predecessor too!

        I apologize if I came off as rude,and I agree they are all great games, except Double Dragon: Neon, (I can't comment on that as I haven't played it yet).

          No apology needed -- just thought I'd clarify.

    Just direct-link journey to Mark's profile and you'll find a library of praise and information. :P

    Im still waiting to play Journey, but Limbo, my god that freaked me out when the first Spider was encountered. i was just walking along when STAB this leg pierced me. I jumped right out of my chair... such a great game

    My top 5 (sticking to exclusives only):

    Super Stardust HD
    WipeOut HD Fury
    Tokyo Jungle

      Journey +1
      SSHD +1
      Flower +1
      Wipeout HD +1
      any pixeljunk game
      (sorry braaains havnt played TJ yet)

        Yeah, I was borderline between PixelJunk Shooter and Tokyo Jungle. Could have had either. Probably should have had PixelJunk Shooter, actually, since Tokyo Jungle was originally a retail release in Japan, was only PSN for its western release so you could question its eligibility.

    Top 5 for me...

    Super Stardust HD
    Velocity Ultra
    PixelJunk Eden

    Vita games count of course, they are apart of PSN!

    Man, I want Double Dragon Neon so bad. WHY CAN'T YOU BE ON A PLATFORM I LIKE?

    Me and my son love playing a bit of Double Dragon after tea.

    In order:

    Unfinished Swan
    Pixel Junk Shooter

    And I would also put Journey somewhere up in my top 5 games of all time.

    On a slightly unrelated note, I just checked Playstation+ and they've added some new games
    Little Big Planet Karting and
    X-Com: Enemy Unknown.
    There's also Rayman Origins for the Vita.

      And Uncharted 3, I believe... ?

        Only multiplayer I think.

          I thought it was the other way round? The multiplayer went free to play a while ago, I thought it was the single-player standalone that was going onto PS+?

          Or maybe it's different for Australia, but we're usually the same as the UK.

    I'd like to throw out Infamous: Festival of Blood. Amazing that they got basically half of Infamous 2 into a downloadable game.

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