• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2009

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 70
    In the end, it satisfies the basic philosophy of a puzzle game, but swing the pendulum far more toward the challenging end of the spectrum rather than being something that anyone can grasp as a whole right from the start.
  2. It may be about garbage, but Trash Panic is not rubbish: It's an innovative puzzler that rewards patience, planning, and those looking for a healthy challenge.
  3. For only $5, Trash Panic offers enough oddness and appeal to give you a few good hours of explosive fun, but don’t expect them to be easy.
  4. This is one of those puzzle games you'll play solid for three or four days, rashly declare as being the "Best Puzzle Game Ever" (your friends, wisely, will say that you should wait for a few weeks), but then leave to fester on your PS3's hard drive for some months before you can be bothered to visit it again. [JPN Import]
  5. 75
    The sound becomes annoying because the same track plays on loop. Trash Panic's graphics are impressive for a pretty simple downloadable game. Maybe that's why the game is more than 1GB!
  6. 75
    Trash Panic is a fun and accessible title for the PlayStation Network portfolio and covers the puzzle genre in a more than satisfying way, although this is not a milestone at all.
  7. Games Master UK
    A cracking PSN game that's cheap and puts a fresh ingredient into a classic formula. [Sept 2009, p.80]
  8. 100
    It reinforces just how fresh Trash Panic is compared to the timeless (if a bit long in the tooth) nature of the world's favorite puzzle games.
  9. In many ways, Trash Panic represents the kind of inventive, inimitable Japanese release that comes all too infrequently – but here, such creativity has not been enough to turn an interesting idea into a brilliant one.
  10. Tetris and garbage. The DNA of this production is pretty defined, cheap price. What else?
  11. 73
    If you're looking for a cheap but good PSN-title, this is a nice game to spend your money on. Especially if you love to recycle trash.
  12. Trash Panic is typical Japanese. It has a weird but touching style, a difficulty level that will make you break your controller in half and has the same addiction level of the hardest of hard drugs.
  13. Get it. It’s fun, it’s cheap, and it’s delightful.
  14. Pelit (Finland)
    Quite an interesting action puzzler. It’s a kind of Tetris mutated with physics-engine. Too bad the music is simply horrible. [Aug 2009]
  15. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Superb value. [July 2009, p.104]
  16. About half of the time I’m playing the game, I’m having a good time, and the other half I’m darkly brooding about stringing up each of the game’s developers by their big toes and slapping them repeatedly in the faces with a giant mackerel. [JPN Import]
  17. If you like a challenge and your games with a large portion of character, then this is definitely worth a punt.
  18. Play UK
    A fun puzzler with a sensible price point. [Issue#181, p.89]
  19. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Maddening at times this rock-hard puzzler demands a ton of practice to reach perfection. [July 2009, p.89]
  20. The concept is funny and it even works well when is not taken to the extreme. The problem is that even if you enjoy the idea, Trash Panic will soon start pushing you back by requiring too much perfectionism.
  21. Trash Panic is an oddly endearing game that may not be a game you will beat or master anytime soon, but the feeling that you’re on the grasp of beating any of these stages makes it a bit of an addictive game. The major reason to get this game is that it’s only $4.99, so it’s nicely priced for a puzzle game that just puts a good twist on what is essentially a block-dropping puzzle game.
  22. PSM3 Magazine UK
    A unique physics-based spin on a tired genre. Great. [July 2009, p.76]
  23. If you can look past the sometimes game-killing bugs, there is a good puzzler here. For the rest it is sadly not worth the effort.
  24. Trash Panic is a game that any puzzle fan will love, though the people with a tendancy to throw their controllers at the screen should probably avoid it.
  25. Trash Panic looks fun at first glance, but is mostly repetitive and annoyingly hard. The environmental angle is appreciated, but cannot alone save the game. There are several brain challenges and other games in the PlayStation Store that give you more game for the buck than Trash Panic.
  26. The idea is great, but the implementation doesn’t do it justice. As a puzzle game Trash Panic is great though, but it quickly becomes tedious, mostly because of a steep difficulty and a buggy havoc engine. It’s recommended only for sadists.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Dec 5, 2017
    MadsN is wrong; this game revolutionized puzzle games and brought an entire new playing field of complex, maddening frenzy that kept youMadsN is wrong; this game revolutionized puzzle games and brought an entire new playing field of complex, maddening frenzy that kept you going. Ffuyvk u MadisoN u dukmb hoe ur grandma gay your mommy gay ur dade gay and most importnat;ly U GOT THE GAY Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2013
    I bought the game because the demo was so much fun. But then I found out that this game is brutally hard. It's almost unplayable and I neverI bought the game because the demo was so much fun. But then I found out that this game is brutally hard. It's almost unplayable and I never finished the game. I bought it because I thought it would give me some easy fun. Full Review »
  3. Jan 19, 2013
    Trash Panic is very silly and very fun. Worth a purchase or at least a look. Good old arcade madness.