10 most impressive PSN games ever

Our favourite digital delights from Sony's platform...

Last week we rounded up ten of what we think are the most impressive Xbox Live Arcade games and got 'em down in list format.

This week we're giving Sony's digital download platform some recognition too.

Just like with last weeks XBLA games, there are so many fantastic titles out there that we couldn't possibly put them all on one list. We've tried to include a rounded and balanced selection of games, but if we've missed out any of your favourites don't hesitate to show them some love in the comments below. That's what they're there for.

So to kick us off...

Joe Danger


Hello Games had a harder time getting Joe Danger on to PSN than you'd probably imagine. After toiling away on the game for years the response from publishers wasn't really what they hoped to hear.

Here's some real examples of what Hello Games had to listen to:

"Name me one popular game with motorbikes," said one publisher.

"Collecting giant coins feels unrealistic to me," was another rebuff.

"I can see this working as a Facebook app," said a different idiot.

"We love the theme, but with a different game." What does that even mean?!

"Can Joe be a monkey? We like monkeys," said another, while stroking a stuffed monkey and flinging his own poo around the room.

And our personal, face-palming favourite: "We want games that are less about fun right now." Really? REALLY?!

So, as you can see, getting a game out for public consumption is harder than you might think. Which is why we want to punch the air and cheer even more knowing that Joe Danger was a success, selling 50,000 copies in its first week. It is an absolute joy to play, stuffed full of arcadey goodness. One of PSN's best.

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