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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] Inspired by the popular and addictive "tower defense" genre, PixelJunk Monsters takes the simple real-time strategy concept of building, researching and base defending and presents it in a uniquely attractive style. With meticulously hand-drawn 2D art, PixelJunk Monsters[Downloadable Game] Inspired by the popular and addictive "tower defense" genre, PixelJunk Monsters takes the simple real-time strategy concept of building, researching and base defending and presents it in a uniquely attractive style. With meticulously hand-drawn 2D art, PixelJunk Monsters recreates the look of a classic with crisp graphics designed for optimal viewing in Full 1080p HD. The player controls a defender-of-the-forest character in a lush 2D environment. The player's goal is to strategically defend the pathway to his homebase from an onslaught of various threatening monsters. In between waves of monster attacks, the player scrambles to reinforce his defenses by collecting gold coins and jewels from fallen enemies to finance new towers and research deadlier weapons. Eventually, the player can harness the elements throughout the 20 different stages to cast lightning storms across the forest. Gamers can enjoy PixelJunk Monsters with a friend in offline co-op mode, which requires careful strategy and communication. Additionally, PixelJunk™ Monsters will support online leaderboards for both 1p and 2p co-op. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. While the game is deceptively simple on the surface, there's much more to mastering each level as you progress further in.
  2. 90
    PixelJunk Monsters's only drawback is the throw-your-controller-against-the-wall frustration found on some of its more difficult levels. Still, considering everything it does right AND the fact that it supports PSP remote play, it's certainly worthy of a download.
  3. 90
    Pixeljunk Monsters is the sworn enemy of a good night's rest, but who's got time to sleep when one more round is calling?
  4. The pacing of PixelJunk Monsters is almost perfect with enough life in the experience to confirm that this is one of the wisest purchases currently available on the PlayStation Store Network.
  5. 80
    Pixeljunk Monsters is a brilliant game that's perfectly suited to the PlayStation Network. With several levels and some incredibly easy to pick up gameplay, Pixeljunk Monsters is a title that's definitely worth picking up.
  6. A core mechanic that can be understood within minutes but refined and appreciated for hours. [Mar 2008, p.134]
  7. Having moved up an entire notch from inaugural title "Racers," the PixelJunk brand is becoming one of PSN's most promising and confident niches. [Mar 2008, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played. Have had tons of hours playing single player and co-op. Absolutely fantasticOne of the best games I've ever played. Have had tons of hours playing single player and co-op. Absolutely fantastic game.......................... 10/10 Expand
  2. ViktorV.
    Mar 31, 2008
    10
    Very simple concept but amazingly addictive, the HD graphics are just so cute and clean, control is top class but is the gameplay that will Very simple concept but amazingly addictive, the HD graphics are just so cute and clean, control is top class but is the gameplay that will keep you there, for hours and hours of joy, the game is not perfect (music is quite nice but very repetitive too) but at the incredible price of 4,99 Euro it deserve a total "10" as a score, so much fun for the price, really. Expand
  3. TimothyD
    Mar 30, 2009
    10
    This game was deceptively much better then I ever imagined.I loved the music and effects too. It goes to show, that I ended putting down This game was deceptively much better then I ever imagined.I loved the music and effects too. It goes to show, that I ended putting down Metal Gear 4, to play this game and I love Metal Gear 4. I would recommend this game to anyone with a soft spot for fun games. This is a FUN game. You will thoroughly enjoyed it. Cheers! Expand
  4. BrentL.
    Jan 29, 2008
    9
    Tower Defense style game with a unique twist controls. No longer is it as simple as point in click, but you must also be smart about Tower Defense style game with a unique twist controls. No longer is it as simple as point in click, but you must also be smart about gathering and having the time to get your character into locations to take action. For a small game, it does have a great cartoon style that looks beautiful on any screen. The music playing adds to the funny feel. All in all, a great game for $7.99. Expand
  5. BobbyS
    Jan 14, 2009
    9
    Great tower defense game. Having been sucked into countless free online TD style games, PixelJunk Monsters was right up my alley. I wasGreat tower defense game. Having been sucked into countless free online TD style games, PixelJunk Monsters was right up my alley. I was hesitant at first to pay for a style of game I traditionally got for free, but Monsters is SOOOO much more than a typical TD game, worth every single penny! If you have been on the edge about picking this game up, I hope you jump in and join the fun! BUY IT! PSN ID: Discthrower200 Expand
  6. Dan
    Mar 8, 2008
    9
    Great value game. Very addictive.
  7. Sep 9, 2012
    1
    Pure Junk. this game is just so damn boring and frustrating god good I'm glad this game is was only one dollar because that's about what its worth.

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