Exit

PSP
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. 90
    A perfect fit for the PSP -- creative, stylish, and easily broken into the bite-sized chunks that work so well when gaming on the go. It's also a stellar game by its own merits.
  2. Even if you're not a big fan of puzzle games you'll enjoy the structure of the puzzles that are anything but obtuse or arbitrary.
  3. 75
    A puzzle game wrapped in a platformed package decorated with comic book paper. With puzzles that are perfect in terms of difficulty and a presentation teeming with flair, it's sad to think that most gamers won't even give this game the once over.
  4. Exit is challenging, fun and has enough substance to keep you playing for hours and hours.
  5. Edge Magazine
    80
    It’s hard to find reasons not to point to Exit as a prime piece of PSP gaming. It’s rich colours and bold stylings bring out the best in the machine’s screen; the short, compelling levels are perfect for playing in bite-sized chunks, and wi-fi connectivity means new levels – of which Taito has already made a good few available - will sustain your enthusiasm longterm. [Fe 2006, p.90]
  6. Ubisoft's become the go-to publisher for quirky, portable puzzle games, it seems. [Mar 2006, p.115]
  7. While the companions may prove annoying at times, it's easy enough to resign yourself to their whining and manage the task in hand; for every platform blunder there are ten moments of huge satisfaction to look back on.
  8. 90
    It breathes new life into the puzzle genre and looks fun enough to make sure that it appeals to more then just fans of puzzle games.
  9. This game is quite an enjoyable experience that lasts through a complete 100 levels. That's right a hundred puzzle-packed levels, with the last 20 being the hardest and will make your eyes bleed from the sheer thoughts. [JPN Import]
  10. Its goals and identity are crystal clear, and the developers stick to them... [and] it takes full advantage of the PSP, not only by replacing raw horsepower with style and finesse, but also by keeping in mind that portable games should be different than console games by their very nature.
  11. 90
    Exit's gameplay - you're a slick wannabe superhero rescuing innocents from dangerous situations - is deceptively simple in that it has a relatively low learning curve, but once you get further into it, it proves to be far from simple.
  12. The replayability of this kind of game is paramount and Ubisoft does not disappoint. In addition to the 100 separate levels included in the packaged game, you can go online to download 11 additional bonus stages each containing 10 levels.
  13. The puzzles will put your logic to the test, but without being condescending or overly punishing. And, the puzzles stay varied and interesting, which make them a nice reprieve from the well-worn Tetris-derived puzzle games and the infuriatingly dense item-based puzzles common in adventure games.
  14. 90
    An excellent puzzle title that takes more time to grow on you than many short attention-spanned gamers might be willing to invest. Nevertheless, it's an entertaining, fun, and challenging title that can truly be played in the sorts of bursts that are natural to handheld gaming.
  15. It's not without frustrating bits, mind, like not being able to change direction once you're ascending/descending ladders or stairs. It's also quite slow. But regardless, it's a super-stylish puzzle game that offers hundreds of levels.
  16. Some slight unresponsiveness and no small amount of trial-and-error do mar the experience somewhat, but as puzzle games go, Exit is definitely one of the better ones currently available on the PSP.
  17. 80
    If you like the genre the game is a no-brainer. If you're merely puzzle-curious, Exit would be an excellent game to test out your taste for it.
  18. 80
    While the ideas behind it may not be anything new, Exit is the sort of game that exudes a charm and style all of its own, helped considerably by its graphical front and jazzy musical accompaniment.
  19. 75
    With its own distinct approach to puzzle gameplay, and a unique visual style, Exit really stands apart from the crowd.
  20. A truly independent voice amongst the blockbusters, this artistic puzzler deserves to be a breakout hit.
  21. PSM Magazine
    80
    The PSP needs more original games and less quick 'n' dirty ports. Taito's latest, Exit, fits squarely into the former category, showing just how much potential the PSP has for original, graphically impressive puzzlers. [Apr 2006, p.89]
  22. The game has the potential to keep you playing for hour after hour, but is more likely to find a home in your PSP case, just waiting to be played when you have a spare five minutes.
  23. Exit is tremendous fun for fans of logic puzzles, but it has a few annoying quirks. Jumping large gaps in the floor is tricky, and I died far too often doing this. The process for giving commands to other people is a bit cumbersome.
  24. Exit isn't entirely immune to style-over-substance accusations, and while it certainly doesn't suffer any shortage of prettiness, plenty of satisfying puzzle-solving still manages to stand out among all the polished sights and sounds.
  25. 80
    The controls are simple, the graphics are sharp, and there is plenty here to keep you coming back for months. It just has those pesky AI problems and too many trial and error levels, but for all of those in search of an original PSP game, look no further Exit has arrived.

Awards & Rankings

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#93 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
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#86 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. FatAndy
    Mar 23, 2006
    9
    This game is great for the bus ride to work/school. Each level is short enough to do in a few minutes ... once you figure it out. One thing This game is great for the bus ride to work/school. Each level is short enough to do in a few minutes ... once you figure it out. One thing missing is multiple save files so my wife can have her own game history. Full Review »
  2. PaulC.
    Feb 16, 2006
    10
    Just picked up a copy of Exit and I must say,it is one of the best games out for the PSP. Great graphics,fun puzzles and fantastic art style. Just picked up a copy of Exit and I must say,it is one of the best games out for the PSP. Great graphics,fun puzzles and fantastic art style. Don't listen to IGN's bad review, this is a great game with over 100 levels and more downloadable ones on the way. Very high replay value as I kept wanting to go back and get a higher score on each level. If you want an innovative puzzler, pick this one up right away! Full Review »