My Super Personal Top 5 PSN Games

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.
[related title="Online Store Week" tag="online-store-week" items="5"]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!

  • 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

      • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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