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  • Summary: Prime your trigger finger for an inventive twin-stick shooter and blast your way through murky caves packed with perils.

    Two classic games, one great package.

    PlayStation 3 hits PixelJunk Shooter and PixelJunk Shooter 2 are back - in one single, addictive experience. With redesigned
    visuals to take advantage of the power of PlayStation 4, you'll need a sharp eye and quick reactions to survive the dangers of over a dozen mysterious caverns.

    Team up with PlayStation Vita owning PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate friends via the Cross-Play feature, and take your game on the go with Cross-Save.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 27, 2014
    If you played it before, you probably won't find here any further reason to go at it again. For everyone else, this is a must.
  2. Jun 5, 2014
    PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate is an outstanding compilation of two PSN classics, which serves as a reminder of why these fluid-focused shooters were originally so much fun.
  3. Jul 29, 2014
    A fine package. [Sept 2014, p.80]
  4. Jun 23, 2014
    With more than 150 stages and plenty of scientists to collect, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate is a fun action game for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. I wish the shooting was a little deeper and I could have done without the Hungry Suit, but this is an easy game to recommend for both casual and hardcore fans of the genre.
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    Its fast and easy flow of action and puzzling is easy to recommend.
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    There are points were the game could have been more refined, such as the ‘Dig-Dug’ inspired levels, giving more attack options or not forcing the player to collect diamonds to progress through stages. Yet, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate explores a different territory in the twin-stick shooter genre.
  7. Jun 28, 2014
    A smart and fun game, with a lot of shooting and puzzles for you to deal with. Unfortunately, its controls are sometimes imprecise, and it does not abound in variety.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Jun 6, 2014
    Pixeljunk Shooter 1 was great fun on PS4 as was its successor. This compilation of both games with a massive visual revamp is fantastic, especially if you get it for free with Playstation Plus. You pilot a ship whose goal is to rescue survivors, gather gems and survive varies environmental hazards, destroying enemies along the way. What makes the game so fun is the excellent visuals, the tight controls and the combination of environment elements like lava, water, gas and oil coupled with special "suits" your ship can acquire which give you the ability to shoot some of these elements or manipulate them in other ways. Realistic fluid/gas physics are applied, meaning you can rapid-fire rockets into a body of water and see it splosh around believably. Need to get through a pool of lava without burning your ship up? Try shooting through rock underneath a pool of water to release it, creating rock when it hits the lava, then blast your way through that rock. Need to destroy a crowd of enemies quickly? Use your missiles to propel lava onto a cloud of gas surrounding them then watch the resulting inferno. Put on your ice suit to shoot cold rays that freeze water, or your magnetic suit to repel oil (ok so that one's a little whacky, but it works in the game! We'll pretend it's "iron oil"). The game is fun when played alone but even more fun played co-op. Local co-op is supported for the entire single player campaign - which is huge by the way; 150 levels in total. Secret areas are in abundance, and to find gems you'll have to be cunning in your exploration of the environment. A gem might be hidden beneath a pool of lava, so solidify it to rock with your water or ice suit then blast to the bottom to get the gem. A new multiplayer mode has been added which is very entertaining too; it's 1v1 with the defensive player trying to rescue survivors and take them back to their "safe zone", while the offensive player attempts to take them down. A ton of fun power-ups can be earned through XP, these include abilities like shooting homing rockets, reversing the other player's controls and more. All in all this is an extremely fun game for single-player, local co-op and multiplayer, and I'd highly recommend you grab yourself a copy. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2014
    I got this simply because it was free for PS Plus members. I like shooters also but I wasn't really excited for this game.

    As it turns out,
    this is a FUN freaking game. The graphics and effects for the new Ultimate Edition are truly a step in the right direction. The textures have higher poly counts, the ship has some new lighting effects and cool reflections, and the missiles also have better effects work. Even more noticeable is the liquid effects that now have shaders and the new physics that were added to the ship to make navigating look more lifelike.

    Aside from the cool effects work the gameplay is really fun. This game is pretty much a shooter/explorer/puzzler. And I had NO idea I could have so much fun with this game as it's so simply but yet so fun.

    In the beginning I really had set a low bar for this game, but it turned out to be the only game I turn my PS4 on for in the last week.
  3. Oct 1, 2014
    This game is pretty fun and addictive actually ......

    the game is fluid with great visuals and great sound tracks and a variety of levels
    and It's so challenging and will get you playing for at least 10 hours

    don't play just the first level and come here saying this game is **** .... try beating the first episode you'll find it so fun

    I beat the whole game and It's surly a must
  4. Jun 29, 2014
    A fun 2d spaceship shooter sort of in the style of Galaga or Resogun. PJSU has enough variety in levels, weapons and enemies to keep the game interesting for several hours. Collectibles and secret areas help give the game some added depth. The game features online multiplayer but I can't say I enjoyed it much. The controls felt more clumsy and sluggish online than they had in single player and the matches are quite unforgiving. Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2014
    I was not expecting this game to be any different from any other PixelJunk shooter game that has come out prior to this and I was right which is not a bad thing actually, this is an example of a game that does things right and it doesn't need to change things up. Let's start with the art-style and graphics quality, whilst it doesn't look most next generation game, it still holds up as a beautiful looking game and that is because of it's nice crisp look. Next the gameplay, it is well done if not a bit repetitive over long periods of time but that will not stop you from enjoying the game and what it has to offer content wise. There are a lot of missions to play through, which teach you new mechanics in the game such as adding water to magma to form a destructible solid which allows you to progress further into the game. This time round you also get a multi player mode which should keep you entertained and will give you a break from the story missions. This final thing I would like to talk about in this opinionated review is the price point, is it worth it well the short answer is yes, because it is free on the PlayStation store for PlayStation plus members as of the beginning of June. However some may be reading this after the PlayStation Plus offer in which case it is still worth it even though the gameplay can feel similar and repetitive from time to time and the multi player whilst is added to the game lacks depth and customisation. Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2014
    The first level I played through four times before I was able to get a checkpoint. I kept on getting so bored that I would quit before I got there. The graphics are subbbb par and the controls are pretty good. I cant help but think its trying to live off the glory of RESOGUN. Expand
  7. Jul 7, 2014
    I cannot believe that Valiant Hearts has a lower score than this. It really goes to show that todays generation want mindless rubbish over deep story, art style and gameplay. PixelJunk is an utter joke of a game. I played for around 4 minutes before turning off and uninstalling. The game is like a child’s version of jetpack. The graphics are insulting, the art style is pathetic and the gameplay is exciting for around ten seconds. If you enjoy games stay clear of this mess. Expand

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