• 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. 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]
  2. 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.
  3. Get it. It’s fun, it’s cheap, and it’s delightful.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  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. If you like a challenge and your games with a large portion of character, then this is definitely worth a punt.
  14. Maddening at times this rock-hard puzzler demands a ton of practice to reach perfection. [July 2009, p.89]
  15. Tetris and garbage. The DNA of this production is pretty defined, cheap price. What else?
  16. 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.
  17. 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]
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A cracking PSN game that's cheap and puts a fresh ingredient into a classic formula. [Sept 2009, p.80]
  21. Quite an interesting action puzzler. It’s a kind of Tetris mutated with physics-engine. Too bad the music is simply horrible. [Aug 2009]
  22. 79
    A fun puzzler with a sensible price point. [Issue#181, p.89]
  23. 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.
  24. A unique physics-based spin on a tired genre. Great. [July 2009, p.76]
  25. 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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. 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 »
  2. Jan 19, 2013
    Trash Panic is very silly and very fun. Worth a purchase or at least a look. Good old arcade madness.
  3. Jul 16, 2011
    Trash Panic is a great pick up for 5 bucks but it not a great game long loading times and it's super hard