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  • Summary: PixelJunk Eden is the third PSN title from the addictive PixelJunk series by Japanese developer Q-Games. Utterly unique and spell-bindingly beautiful, PixelJunk Eden welcomes you to a psychedelic world unlike anything youve ever experienced before. As a tiny, silk-spinning grimp, it is up toPixelJunk Eden is the third PSN title from the addictive PixelJunk series by Japanese developer Q-Games. Utterly unique and spell-bindingly beautiful, PixelJunk Eden welcomes you to a psychedelic world unlike anything youve ever experienced before. As a tiny, silk-spinning grimp, it is up to you to collect the lost Spectra that have been scattered across all the gardens of Eden. You grip, jump and swing, destroying Prowlers and collecting their pollen which lets you grow more plants to take you further and deeper into the garden to locate the precious Spectra. Lush visuals, slick controls and amazing music make it an incredibly atmospheric and addictive experience. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 9, 2012
    95
    It's a shame to see a few features -- particularly multiplayer -- get cut from this version of PixelJunk Eden, but the warp ability, new controls, and restructured pacing more than make up for the loss. This Steam edition is a must-download for new and returning players alike.
  2. PC Gamer
    Mar 21, 2012
    84
    As a game, there's not a lot of challenge to Eden--but as an experience, it's well worth spending time with. [May 2012, p.67]
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    82
    PixelJunk Eden delivers an engaging and meaningful experience, immersing you in an alternate reality while jumping from plant to plant, titillated by music and colors, progressively gaining more control over the inertial gameplay. If Q-Games' series always intrigued you, this is certainly an excellent opportunity to make its acquaintance.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 22, 2012
    70
    A visually powerful game is so unique in many ways that the mainstream player will probably not enjoy it. It's more of a meditation tool than actual game. [March 2012]
Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Aug 8, 2012
    10
    PixelJunk Eden is the only game in it's category What category that is? To be honest this category has no name...it's a way of being that goesPixelJunk Eden is the only game in it's category What category that is? To be honest this category has no name...it's a way of being that goes beyond words. It's visually absorbing you and the gameplay is so unique and in a different reality that I have to urge everybody to at least play thos game once before you die. Only that way the this game reveals itself to you. Words fail at describing the contents of this game i ...JUST DO IT! Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2017
    6
    Abstract, somewhat artful.
    I did not enjoy, nor did i like the music and found the playing experience - vegetable-like.
    Junk it is. I will
    Abstract, somewhat artful.
    I did not enjoy, nor did i like the music and found the playing experience - vegetable-like.
    Junk it is.
    I will suggest "Waking Mars" as the better, yet less abstract, alternative.

    En Resumen:
    Game Play Turned Me Into a Vegetable.
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  3. Aug 3, 2019
    5
    Honestly, I was expecting much more after reading the reviews. Imho this game is overrated, probably because it is an unconvetional indie gameHonestly, I was expecting much more after reading the reviews. Imho this game is overrated, probably because it is an unconvetional indie game with an artisitic vibe to it. But in terms of gameplay it doesn't offer much. You swing and jump around collecting stuff, creating more "plant platforms" along the way to reach higher regions of each level/garden. That's it. No story, no variety apart from the different themes of the gardens. It would work as a relaxing game à la Flower if it wasn't for the damn "energy bar" that is constantly depleting, effectively resulting in a time limit putting pressure on you. This makes the game stressful most of the time. I have to admit that the electronic music is pretty cool though... but I stopped after collecting at least one spectra in each garden because there was jusst no motivation to find all 75 for me. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2013
    5
    Honestly, don't know what everyone saw in this game. Floaty mechanics, lots of trial an error to get where you want.

    Just putting a
    Honestly, don't know what everyone saw in this game. Floaty mechanics, lots of trial an error to get where you want.

    Just putting a beautiful visual and electronic music together does not make automatically this a great game. Second PixelJunk game I tried (the other is SideScroller) and no big impressions so far...
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  5. Sep 11, 2014
    4
    Multiplayer without multiplayer. If it only had multiplayer it would be great multiplayer but it has no multiplayer so it is not multiplayer.Multiplayer without multiplayer. If it only had multiplayer it would be great multiplayer but it has no multiplayer so it is not multiplayer. Ps3 has multplayer, my pc could emulate 5 ps3. I should have 10players i have 1. is this 150 characters? how many words do i need to say just that this game has no multiplayer alltough it is multiplayer. Expand
  6. Jun 14, 2014
    4
    Really average game. Dunno why it got good reviews. Fun wears off quick and the timer removes the relaxing feeling. Could've been a LOTReally average game. Dunno why it got good reviews. Fun wears off quick and the timer removes the relaxing feeling. Could've been a LOT better but it's not. Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2014
    2
    PixelJunk Eden is utterly tedious. You control a nondescript creature jumping around a nondescript landscape, against a soundtrack seeminglyPixelJunk Eden is utterly tedious. You control a nondescript creature jumping around a nondescript landscape, against a soundtrack seemingly cribbed from the playlist of wine bar in 2006

    If you're baked out of your skull you might find this excellent. Play it sober and you'll soon switch it off. The entire game seems to be based on trial and error, but there's no reward for getting things right- just more trial and error.
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