• Publisher: PopCap
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2008
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. When your ball approaches the level-clearing peg, the view zooms in tight on the action. Time slows and a timpani drum roll slaps a 50-point accent mark over the tension. As orb and target collide, the rapturous hosannas of Beethoven's "Ode To Joy" explode out of the speakers. Few games make winning feel this good.
  2. An ode to joy is exactly what Peggle is. It's a constant series of rewards, slapping you on the back and tickling you affectionately under the chin for what you achieve by design and accident alike - the purest of celebrations of what videogames are all about.
  3. Peggle is probably the biggest surprise game of the year for me so far. Normally, I avoid PopCap stuff because it is so simple and makes me want more 15 minutes in. Peggle, however is different – while it is simple and seems to not offer much on the surface, there’s a whole other game buried deep within for the hardcore gamer.
  4. Peggle is a fun, good-looking, and challenging little time waster that takes a great game from our childhood and updates it nicely.
  5. Definitely one of the better casual games of 2009!
  6. Addictive and happy. [Aug 2007, p.76]
  7. Addictive play for the score junkie and a fun distraction for a while. [June 2008, p.83]
  8. Chaotic but magnificent bouncy fun. [June 2007, p.76]
  9. There’s just something hypnotic seeing where the ball will go next, the bright colors and the hope that a high score will be broken.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. KarlM.
    Apr 11, 2008
    10
    AWESOME GAME! Best game I have ever played and I can't stop playing it. Peggle is the only thing that keeps me sane. As everyone around AWESOME GAME! Best game I have ever played and I can't stop playing it. Peggle is the only thing that keeps me sane. As everyone around disowns me and society rejects me from itself, Peggle is the only thing that has stayed with my through thick and thin. If it was not for Peggle I would of long ago taken my life as this is all I live for now. When I was diagonised with cancer and aids, playing Peggle got me through these tough times. The hole that was left torn out of me when I had to go to rehap concerning Maria Kart, Peggle has filled this hole. Also when I was in Northern Italy, Skiing in the Alps, during a tough period of my life when I was stranded in the ice cold for 3 days waiting for rescue, corned in a cave by a pack of wolves, thinking of playing Peggle was the only thing that kept me going. When I play Peggle it reminds me of the days when I was still a part of a real family that loved me and I had real friends. In conclusion I think that this game is pretty good and well worth £6. Full Review »
  2. Dec 11, 2013
    7
    Fun little game, nothing special to report here. Don't really know why this game gets such high scores. Nothing wrong with it, though nothingFun little game, nothing special to report here. Don't really know why this game gets such high scores. Nothing wrong with it, though nothing exceptional about it either. Full Review »
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    4
    It's fun for one playthrough but has zero replay value and is basically a colorful digital pachinko. Lots of levels and challenges but nothingIt's fun for one playthrough but has zero replay value and is basically a colorful digital pachinko. Lots of levels and challenges but nothing else noteworthy or memorable about it. Full Review »