Patapon PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 60 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
Buy On
  1. games(TM)
    70
    Patapon really feels like a new experience. The seductive façade is a clever mask for an enormously challenging game that requires a substantial amount of grinding and micromanagement to master. [Mar 2008, p.116]
  2. The game is solid and even if you struggle at many rhythm games, you will find yourself easily overcoming the learning curve as you drum your Patapon army to victory.
  3. 70
    Patapon is a clever spin on the rhythm genre, and the tiny characters are simply adorable. Leveling up your warriors can be quite trying, but the game's charm and refreshing adaptation of established mechanics make such transgressions forgivable.
  4. 70
    Patapon is one of the PSP's more original and interesting titles of late.
  5. The game is just as prone to causing misery as it is happiness, as I discovered early on when my axe-wielders had been killed off and I was left with only ranged attackers who fell, one by one, to close quarters enemies that they just couldn't hit.

Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. ColbyA.
    Jul 30, 2008
    10
    Simply amazing game. The problem with gamers today is that, on the majority, they don't respect or value creativity. They want the same Simply amazing game. The problem with gamers today is that, on the majority, they don't respect or value creativity. They want the same old stuff over and over again - Halo series is an example of what I mean. Patapon, however, is 100% original. It's a great music/beat/rhythm based game where you guide a little tribe of these eyeball-people based on how you play the drums. The graphics are colorful and the scenery is creative, and I've particularly enjoyed the boss fights. I'd strongly recommend this game to anyone who wants a good PSP game with some creativity in it. Full Review »
  2. May 11, 2015
    7
    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 »
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    10
    Although I only played patapon for a short period of time..(After that I gave my PSP to my mum because she always said to me that she wanted aAlthough I only played patapon for a short period of time..(After that I gave my PSP to my mum because she always said to me that she wanted a portable movie player LOL)..I have to say that I have never met such a innovative and impressing game before..the rules are simple, as well as the core idea of the game..you just follow the rhythm and perform appropriate reaction for your order..maybe all masterpieces are based on something simple enough..for example, super mario..in which you just need to jump.. Full Review »