PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2010
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
Buy On
  1. 100
    If you've already beat the previous two islands, trying to gain medals for each challenge will give you a whole other goal to obsess over, but if you've never played PixelJunk Monsters before, well, there's no better time than now!
  2. 95
    This is a no-brainer. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is one of the best games on the PSP.
  3. There should be no weighing of options, no hemming and hawing over whether the $20 asking price is worth it -- it is -- I promise you, it is.
  4. PixelJunk Monsters: Deluxe is one game strategy fans should not overlook.
  5. Between the new maps, new towers, and the online capabilities, there is plenty of new content and features for diehard fans to experience in this new version.
  6. Easy to learn, difficult to master, this game is perfect for gaming on the go.
  7. Easily the definitive version of this tower defense game.
  8. A fantastic title which offers great value and hours of fun.
  9. 90
    If it feels like all I've done is talk about how awesome PixelJunk Monster Deluxe is in this review, it's probably because I have.
  10. Again, PixelJunk Monsters on the PS3 was already a great game, but this PSP update is the ultimate version. Both the original and the expansion are included, as well as online play, new stages and new weapons.
  11. The new gold standard for tower defense, PixelJunk Monster Deluxe has it all thanks to layered strategic play, action elements, and online cooperative play.
  12. While it might have called the PS3 its home first, PixelJunk Monsters is a perfect fit on the PSP. With more features, levels, and some of the most fun and addictive strategy gameplay ever, you're doing yourself a real disservice if you miss out on this one.
  13. PixelJunk Monster Deluxe is one of the most enjoyable games we can currently find in downloadable format, both in domestic and portable consoles.
  14. 89
    A complete version of the PlayStation 3 game with all the expansions. Although the price is very low, you get one of the best PlayStation Network games on your PSP.
  15. Overall PixelJunk's Monsters Deluxe presents itself as a well enough, but superficial strategy title. The level of difficulty develops well while playing.
  16. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is an absolutely incredible game for the PSP and one that should be in every owners collection regardless of their affinity to the Tower Defense genre.
  17. If you own a PSP and you enjoy tower defense games then buying PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is a no brainer.
  18. Play UK
    86
    Incredibly addictive. [Issue#185, p.78]
  19. More maps, local and online multiplayer and stacks of secrets to unlock make this undoubtably the definitive version. We're impressed.
  20. Q-Games' quirky tower defence title is as competent as it is colourful, and the heap of additional content supplied in the PSP version makes it worthy of the deluxe title. Issues with frustration and repetition aside, the quick and accessible nature of the gameplay makes it a vital addition to the PSP's catalogue.
  21. On one hand you've got a fiendishly hard single-player game that taxes the mind as much as the reflexes, and on the other there's a more considered two-player game with a slower pace and more tactical play.
  22. Despite a frustrating difficulty level, the deep strategy and undeniable charm of PixelJunk Monsters will keep you hooked for hours.
  23. Pixeljunk Monster Deluxe is a great game. Simple in essence, but works really swell. It could even become very addictive because of that. Unfortunately it's frustrating difficult to beat the stages in a perfect manor and content could stay out of reach when you're stuck in a stage.
  24. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe has charisma, content, clarity and a cracking heart.
  25. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    The graphics are endearing and the gameplay immersive. [Feb 2010, p.111]
  26. PSM3 Magazine UK
    78
    It's the perfect pick up and play title for strategically minded PSP owners. [Dec 2009, p.78]
  27. Despite getting masochistically frustrating at times, there's a certain "je ne sais quoi" that PJM has, and Deluxe is no exception.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#22 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    The best tower defense game in its ultimate form (all the islands + extras)... please bring the social network edition soon and poprt toThe best tower defense game in its ultimate form (all the islands + extras)... please bring the social network edition soon and poprt to iPad... can't wait to play more of this! Full Review »
  2. Dec 28, 2012
    9
    This game is so good. I have played it for more than 4 months and am trying to get all the rainbows. It is tough. The Vita is the perfectThis game is so good. I have played it for more than 4 months and am trying to get all the rainbows. It is tough. The Vita is the perfect fit for this game. I can choose to control with the right or left stick and sometimes I switch, it feels very natural to do this. Graphics are crisp and clear, sounds are okay, the game play is where it's at. If a command and conquer comes out for the Vita, I would check that out in an instant. Really recommended! Full Review »
  3. Jul 19, 2012
    0
    Hopefully this does not double post, but... This is a great tower defense game, but the online version has become an area where weirdoHopefully this does not double post, but... This is a great tower defense game, but the online version has become an area where weirdo pedophiles linger. I do not reccomend that anyone buy this game. Full Review »