• Publisher: Pelfast
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Comet Crash certainly isn't the most sophisticated looking tower defense title, but if you pass it up because of its simplistic visuals, you're truly missing out. It's chock full of clever design and great unit/tower balancing, plus it has some of the most generally engaging local multiplayer found on the PlayStation Store. Additionally, it might very well be the best RTS on the PS3.
  2. Comet Crash is so much more than first meets the eye. I expected a simple tower defense game, that did not look too good. Instead I found a full blown RTS that even entails a few unique features. Way to go, Pelfast!
  3. Cunning defensive strategies and the ability to build up attacking armies make this one amazing tower-defense game.
  4. A solid tower defence game with interesting offensive and local multiplayer -elements. Too bad there's no internet play. [Dec 2009]
  5. If you enjoy tower defense games, it's pretty safe to assume that you'll like Comet Crash.
  6. Feb 10, 2011
    Definitely one of the best tower-defence games out there.
  7. 85
    Comet Crash's biggest draw is just that you can finally fight back. It's a much more significant addition than would be obvious at first glance, and the fact that both offense and defense can be juggled at once with minimal headaches speaks volumes about Pelfast's ability to strike a balance between the ebb and flow of combat and defense.
  8. There's something to be said for iterating on an already proven idea. That's precisely what Pelsoft has done with their take on tower defense, and as a result it plays unlike anything else on the PS3 -- or elsewhere for that matter.
  9. 84
    Another essential download. [Issue#186, p.86]
  10. The controls are intuitive, and the action fast, making this a satisfying PSN title. [Christmas 2009, p.91]
  11. So visually the game isn't really impressive, but the gameplay certainly feels unique. It's a pretty cool blend of RTS mechanics and tower defense strategies, but nothing about it feels like a retread of something I've played before.
  12. Comet Crash is a pleasant surprise with the slow stagnation of tower defense games by adding a new hook that is backed up by quality gameplay that hasn't been seen since PixelJunk Monsters.
  13. 80
    Minor complaints aside, Comet Crash does a fantastic job at easing the unfamiliar into tower defense territory, and is well worth your asteroid-powered space bucks if you are looking for a light (yet addictive) strategy title.
  14. 75
    It's true that there are better tower defense games to play, and there are better twin stick shooters to play, but there aren't any that got thrown in a downloadable blender quite like Comet Crash.
  15. Maybe it is not the most beautiful game, but it holds what it promises. A solid game you can take a closer look at.
  16. At 6.29 quid steal. [Christmas 2009, p.107]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    This game is nothing short of an underrated gem. It beautifully combines elements of RTS games with TD games. It is simple, easy to learn, and the co-op is extremely fun and works well. Full Review »
  2. johnchattey
    Oct 16, 2009
    Simply a good game with GREAT gameplay that really engages the mind. Its true that the offensive element added to the game adds a lot more depth than you might think. At first its a tower defence game but suddenly you realise that defence won't win you the game so you begin building your army in earnest whilst hoping your defences hold... Full Review »
  3. Z9000
    Apr 8, 2009
    What sets this tower defense game apart from many others is it forces the player to decide between offense and defense while also managing resources to pay for those efforts. Not quite up to par with Pixel Junk Monsters, but a really engaging and fun game. Settings similar to Military Madness in look and sound (TG16) give a solid Sci-Fi feel to the game. The music is Tangerine Dream/Aria style. Points removed for occasional and worthless puzzle levels which detract from the general game. Points removed for scale being a tad too small (units could have been a little bigger). Full Review »