PixelJunk Eden Review: Fine Artevolution

PixelJunk: Eden Review

It never takes a lot of thought to realize a finished portrait, for a beautiful piece to a long and hard effort. Pixeljunk Eden is the very cloth from which the artistic aspirations of gameplay are brought to life before our very eyes. From the colorful and creative minds of Kyoto developer Q-Games, the uncomely rush through Eden makes for a new downloadable entry to the PixelJunk series. This is the stunning reality of PixelJunk Eden, a new and exuberant take to platform gaming focused on a rubescent and lively world. The stage is made and the entire scenery is set before every player’s eyes as they create a nimiety of ennobled emotions that spring from the very sight of something so extraordinary in PixelJunk Eden, only available for the PlayStation 3. As the world grows, and the lush scenery evolves, it seems more obvious with every speeding minute that PixelJunk Eden is transient to the frame it lies on through unpatrolled yet simple gameplay and dynamic intensity.

PixelJunk: Eden Review

The simplicity of the PixelJunk Eden core makes for a gaming benison combined with the minutia of detail in other aspects. As a small and interestingly titled creature called “Grimp”, derived cleverly from the words grip and jump, your main objective is to explore a setting with animadversion of various colors and sound while smashing into enemies and in turn helping the alien plants to transform and grow as a result of your actions. When these plants grow as a result of your help, you can utilize their very magnanimous nature to swing and rise between them to get further through the undergrowth and gather all the energy and light from the level before expires. While the main aspect of PixelJunk is the same, the overall journey is a convivial one.

PixelJunk: Eden Review

It’s not just the art that makes PixelJunk Eden a really mellow journey through the pedals of the euphoric plants that are a part of it but the music creates for a mood that has that uniqueness we’ve all seen from PlayStation Network titles, especially fl0w. Tomohisa Kuramitsu, known as Baiyon, helped creating amazing music that fleshed with his own previous history in art in the past and made a soundtrack that creates beautiful electronic melodies for PixelJunk Eden.

PixelJunk Eden osculates players by rewarding them as the first PSN title to launch with Trophy Support . There are literally dozens of trophies. Need a list? Here it is:


All Seeds 01 – Open all seeds in garden 01

All Seeds 02 – Open all seeds in garden 02

All Seeds 03 – Open all seeds in garden 03

All Seeds 04 – Open all seeds in garden 04

All Seeds 05 – Open all seeds in garden 05

All Seeds 06 – Open all seeds in garden 06

All Seeds 07 – Open all seeds in garden 07

All Seeds 08 – Open all seeds in garden 08

All Seeds 09 – Open all seeds in garden 09

All Seeds 10 – Open all seeds in garden 10

All Gardens Clear – Get a Spectra in each garden

Combo Ten – Pollen Prowler combo x 10

Combo Fifteen – Pollen Prowler combo x 15

The Hundred Thousander – Get 100,000 pollen in one garden

500 Dead Pollen Prowlers – 500 Pollen Prowlers killed

Ten Minute Grimp – Get all 5 Spectra from a garden within 10 minutes

Fifteen Crystals – Get fifteen crystals in a single jump

Zero Wasted Pollen – Open all seeds in a garden without missing any pollen

Three Play Ping Pong – In 3p mode, trapeze jump between two swinging Grimps


All Spectra Found – Get all the Spectra in all gardens

PixelJunk: Eden Review

PixelJunk Eden doesn’t just create a seamless transition to a better gameplay experience but springs a great one. PixelJunk Eden also features Youtube video uploading and is the first game to do so while also providing PSP Remote Play. With so many options, gameplay in the Garden of PixelJunk Eden does not get boring.

PixelJunk Eden does not need many details for the simplicity in all it is extravagance and affability. With music that keeps you listening forever, and with gameplay that keeps you entertained for as long as you play it, PixelJunk Eden is a must buy for anyone who own a PlayStation Network account and shouldn’t be a title left to the imagination of the preview button.

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Collaborative Review By: Usman Ihtsham (US) and Richard Sweeting (UK)
I'm all about one thing: reviews that are easy to understand and make sense of.


  1. Well, looks like I’m buying this now.

  2. Wow. Amazing review. These are written so detailed. I love you guys.

  3. Thanks again

  4. Downloading. Super stoked

    PCEnthusiast replied on July 31st, 2008 6:59 PM:


  5. Ahhh!!!

  6. Oh man..why not on PC? Luckily I have PS3 =D! woot

  7. The review is what did it for me. Wasn’t so into arts..but all this talk of lifting paintings….droool

  8. Okay okay. I just read the intro. I don’t need to read more. simple as that. Buying.

  9. And of course, f-ing awesome review as well

  10. really F-ING great review. wow. lol!

  11. Wow is right, this is a really nice review. I’m the artsy kind 😉 Then again, all the reviews are super great in writing quality so I always come here.

  12. Very detailed, thank you WhatIfGaming

  13. Looking forward to this game finishing download. Really on the edge : D

  14. In short: Must Buy. And So I will

  15. Just bought it

  16. and now downloading it…

  17. This is an excruciating wait. lol

  18. Amazing title! So far, I’m loving it. Barely started either. -tears-

  19. This is much more than grip and jump. Right on the mark. timing intensity too haha

    IBKING91 replied on July 31st, 2008 7:20 PM:

    Timing isn’t a big thing for me, just staring at the screen in general is awesome enough

  20. Music is NICE. oh my gosh i just noticed that hahah

  21. Really awesome game. Must buy people

  22. I’m currently downloading it, and just reading this review and my own love for PSN games did the trick

    JoshDargie replied on July 31st, 2008 7:24 PM:

    The review is key for me, especially from here where I know the writers aren’t just community college drop outs. Amazing reviews as usual. Detailed, and logical.

  23. Thanks again WhatIfGaming

  24. Really great game

  25. Buying it now. Just stepped in

  26. Sweet game. Reading the review really can’t make anyone NOT buy it. loll

  27. Time to get some trailers.

  28. I love WhatIfGaming guys. So excited about this recent review and title here : D

  29. Really Liked this game at e3 and the PSN demo rocks so ill def be getting this Thanks for review Usman and richard

  30. This game is really beautiful in every way. HI DAVID! wooo. I loved your Rocketmen review. True words bro

  31. Anyways, I’m going to buy this now. Fine Artevolution. Haha genius!

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