• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2008

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Unlike a lot of puzzle games, Downstream Panic has a decidedly organic feel to it. It feels as though you're playing in a virtual eco system. Rent it for sure.
  2. Originality reigns supreme in this unusual masterpiece. A must-own for puzzle fans everywhere.
  3. Downstream Panic’s Lemmings-esque gameplay is hard to resist.
  4. 83
    One hell of an impressive puzzle game. It has a ton of character, and you won't find anything else that makes use of water like this on the system.
  5. Its addictive gameplay will make sure that you play through all 80 missions, and come back for more. Furthermore, it features a solid amount of depth, and its presentation is quite easy on the eyes.
  6. With over 80 levels and a few extra modes to play with, this game should keep you glued to your PSP for some time.
  7. Thin slights against an otherwise engaging puzzler; one we hope doesn't fade from memory due to a light retail presence and serious lack of buzz.
  8. However, Downstream Panic! is a solid effort, and for all my gripes about it being shallow, it does its job in keeping you occupied.
  9. Saving cute little fish in Downstream Panic! is a fun though, occasionally, frustrating endeavor.
  10. 75
    New tools and enemies are introduced throughout the adventure mode's more than 80 levels, which helps keep things interesting. [Apr 2008, p.84]
  11. It may look and feel like Lemmings, but Atari's newest puzzler has a number of tricks up its sleeve.
  12. 70
    The visuals are charming, the sound is muteable, and figuring out how to efficiently use your controlled arsenal is great, but for a game that's all about logically thinking out plans, we could have done without the unpredictability.
  13. A fun and addictive experience. It is challenging with a lot to offer and pretty good replay value. With eighty stages out of the box, that's a lot of gaming.
  14. In expected fashion the puzzles become increasingly difficult, demanding careful timing and sound logical thinking--navigating the fish through most of the stages is thoroughly enjoyable. [Apr 2008, p.73]
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  1. Scott
    Aug 15, 2008
    For the life of me I cannot figure out why this game slipped under everyone's radar. It's an extremely good puzzler that takes aFor the life of me I cannot figure out why this game slipped under everyone's radar. It's an extremely good puzzler that takes a few notes from Lemmings and is so satisfying when you figure out a stage you're stuck on. I'm really glad I took a chance on it. Full Review »