ZEN Pinball PlayStation 3

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. It is just possible that everything is falling into place at the right time for this title. An affordable, massively fun and entertaining take on an old classic done with real class and prowess. This might just be the beginning of another golden age of pinball.
  2. ZEN Pinball is a blast for both fans and casual players of pinball. The four tables included are not the best out there but sweet sound and graphics along with nice multiplayer features and the possibility of new DLC material makes this one a keeper. A must have for any pinball loving PS3 owner.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    Zen Pinball looks and sounds very authentic, taking everything that makes one of gaming's oldest traditions so much fun and successfully translating it into virtual form, all wrapped in a neat, tight package.
  4. The best straight pinball simulator for some time, with four well designed tables and a fun multiplayer.
  5. For any PS3 owners craving a game of pinball on the system, this is currently the best (and only) choice, that is if the much older but more dependable likes of Pinball Illusions don’t appeal.
  6. Zen Pinball is a great pinball game. It's easy to jump into and play, but learning the nuances of each table will take a long time.
  7. Anyone who enjoys pinball will probably be very happy with Zen Pinball and should definitely take the game for a spin.
  8. The menus are slick, the tables are colorful and cool, and the presentation is fun and flashy.
  9. Great theme tables and fast-paced action make Zen Pinball a winner.
  10. Zen Pinball's a decent use of time and money. It plays a good game of pinball, and that's all it set out to do.
  11. ZEN Pinball is one of the PlayStation Network's best releases this year.
  12. The excellent tables, tight controls, fun multiplayer and community options, and potential for expansion via DLC in the future make this a great title. Unfortunately, I can't give the title a must-buy rating as it is just pinball - many untrained players will find the game somewhat dull.
  13. 81
    The menus are slick, the tables are inventive, and there are fun extras like slow motion available.
  14. Pinball games have been part of video game culture forever and they have been on PC and consoles for a long time as well but we have yet to find a pinball game to give you that pool hall/arcade sound and feel when you are playing your game. While Zen Pinball is a good game I would rather play a real machine than a virtual one but this is certainly one of the most detailed pinball games we have seen in years.
  15. Zen Pinball should please fans of the genre, but those who don’t fancy themselves pinball wizards should be wary.
  16. Certainly worth a play, but only a true Pinball fan will want to slap down the cash.
  17. This is absolutely worth picking up for PS3 owners, and one of the better video pinball games I've ever played.
  18. 85
    Overall, Zen Pinball does it right and puts itself into a class of its own. Pinball machines are a very unique invention and to replicate the feel of one by using a gaming controller isn't easy. But with gorgeous graphics, fun sound effects and addictive featury gameplay, you'll gain faith in a game like this.
  19. Thankfully, an intense multiplayer mode saved this game and will have pinballers everywhere trying to find that score of 1 billion.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 12, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Full Review »
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    High-quality pinball game. I always like pinballs, being an older geezer and that - and this one doesn't disappoint. Clear, crisp graphicsHigh-quality pinball game. I always like pinballs, being an older geezer and that - and this one doesn't disappoint. Clear, crisp graphics with solid (if a bit floaty) physics combine to make a very respectable single-player game. Adding in the online integration (point-races and leaderboards) and you have a very good game indeed! With loads of DLC tables available, all pinball fans with PS3s should pick this one up (if they haven't already) Full Review »
  3. Nov 1, 2010
    9
    I think this is the most realistic pinball game i have ever owned, and is always a great game to come back to once in a while, especially withI think this is the most realistic pinball game i have ever owned, and is always a great game to come back to once in a while, especially with new tables that are available to purchase on the ps3 store from time to time at a very low price. Full Review »