• Publisher: Nobilis
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2009
  • Also On: PC

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 81
    It has turned out to be a surprisingly good game, perfectly combining several platforming elements with physics-based puzzles. Add some RPG, co-op and moody graphics and sound to the mix and you can say this game is to be recommended. Too bad there’s no online co-op and that the trophies are a bit easy to get.
  2. Trine is a wonderful addition to the PlayStation Network and a worthy buy for anyone who enjoys cooperative games.
  3. All told, Trine was a stylish, clever game that certainly manages to establish its own identity.
  4. Trine is a brilliant single player title that really rewards those that like to think outside the box, and a unique gem of a game that is definitely worthy of your time.
  5. This gorgeous action platformer is fun on your own or with a couple of friends.
  6. There are very few titles on the PSN currently that play anything like it, and the mix of puzzle solving and platforming is extremely well done.
  7. I wouldn’t recommend playing the game for too long at a time for risk of getting bored with it. However, in small doses it is fun. The character dynamic is something new and when the thief is in play, it can be a blast.
  8. 82
    A lack of enemy variety, disappointing conclusion, and the wonky multiplayer keep Trine from greatness, but this is still a highly recommended puzzle platformer.
  9. Trine is just one of those games that a casual gamer can pick up and play a little or a lot, also a heavy Impulse Gamer can feel good at having this hidden gem in their gaming collection.
  10. Trine is a great game to get for some casual fun – try the demo and then splurge for the full version.
  11. Trine is a very special game. It reminds us of classic games like Another World, Flashback or Prince of Persia, but with a new gameplay based in co-op and great visuals. But it's too short and it has just one co-op game mode for 3 players in LAN, which is no good. If not for that, this would be one of the greatest downloadable games yet.
  12. 80
    Trine is an amalgamation of true and tested old-fashioned ideas gussied up with a modern twist, and is never anything less than beautiful, engaging and enjoyable despite its occasional lack of polish.
  13. 85
    One of the most inventive games on Sony's Playstation Network. [Issue#184, p.84]
  14. It might not take you that long to run through and the amount of skeletons you’ll take to pieces might rack up like a Geiger counter, but this is a charming game. [Dec 2009, p.87]
  15. There are other platformers around, but not many can offer brains and beauty, never mind such a happy ending. [Nov 2009, p.125]
  16. Had the potential to reach classic status, but just falls short. Nonetheless, Trine is still a breath of fresh air and an addictive platform puzzle game that deserves your attention.
  17. Trine is impressive with its beautiful and addictive platforming and Lost Vikings-esque gameplay. However, there's a lack of challenge in the early parts of the game, and the short game time leaves a bit to be desired. Frozenbyte should be applauded for their efforts though, and Trine is well worth the money.
  18. 85
    One of the most beautiful PlayStation Network games. With traditional graphics, an interesting story and really good and fine gameplay. One of the best games on the PSN to buy.
  19. The puzzles are fun and inventive. [Dec 2009, p.102]
  20. In short, this one is well worth a try. There are plenty of ways to spend the money in your wallet on the PSN, but few are as pretty or as uniquely rewarding.
  21. Trine is one of the most playable and likeable downloadable ‘full’ games of the last few years.
  22. Trine is a fantastic title which offers a great mix of action and adventure. A game well worth considering.
  23. 80
    Trine is a good game with beautiful graphics and nice obstacles. The enemies are a bit boring, but that doesn't reduce the huge fun factor.
  24. 85
    The few rough edges that crop up as repetitive enemies and a weak link in the teamwork chain do little to detract from the very compelling whole.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 19, 2013
    Great game for 3 players. It could be fun solo too, but I haven't tried it. Beautiful graphics and a very colorful world. The gameplay works very well. Full Review »
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    This is the best party game you can have at home without plastic instruments. Loses only for Super Mario Brothers Wii.
    If you have 2 more
    friends to play local multiplayer dont miss it.

    Get your Portable ID!
    Full Review »
  3. Mar 7, 2011
    Some great ideas implemented really reall well. It's just a shame that this game remains a bit of a short one trick pony, but what a very stylish pony it is! Full Review »