Run to Your Playstation 3…

…then wait two hours while your system updates, but THEN, download PixelJunk Monsters.

The game is currently available for the ridiculously low price of $1. That’s right, just one dollar. If you’ve never heard of this game, let me share with you what I wrote about it a year ago:

PixelJunk Monsters is the best tower defense game available on any platform. The simple idea of placing towers to defend your base is done to perfection in this game. Available only on the PSN and with a terrible name, PixelJunk Monsters is often overlooked. Like with most tower defense games as you progress in the levels, the towers you are able to build become more varied and the strategy aspects become more important. A big part of tower defense games is the distance your camera sits from the action and the one thing PixelJunk does better than its contemporaries is it nails this distance. Other great tower games such as Defense Grid (too far away) and Toy Soldiers (too close) struggle with this and it hurts the gameplay. In tower defense games your ability to survey the entire map, and quickly, this is a very important component. If you like real time strategy games but haven’t tried a tower defense game before, try PixelJunk Monsters out. You will not be disappointed.

If you’ve played Plants Vs. Zombies but like me were upset with how easy it is, know that PixelJunk Monsters is more difficult but not impossible. Also for sale for $1 are other PixelJunk games that I can’t recommend simply because I haven’t played them. Let me know in the comments if you have and if they’re any good. As an FYI, none of these are tower defense games.

  • PixelJunk Shooter
  • PixelJunk Racers
  • PixelJunk Eden
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