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Futurlab's Velocity Tops The Metacritic PSP Chart

Better than God of War.

If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber you owe it to yourself to get Velocity – regardless of whether you’ve got a PSP or not, because a) it’s free, and b) works on a PlayStation 3 or a Vita. It looks particularly lovely on the latter.

Dan scored it a 10/10 in our review, but Metacritic says it got a 9 from Pocket Gamer, a 9 from Edge and a 9 from Push Square. It also scored a 5/5 on PSNStores.com, although that review isn’t listed on Metacritic.

That gives the game, a top-down shooter/puzzler, a meta score of 92, the highest on the list, above God of War and Grand Theft Auto.

Impressive, for a humble indie studio.

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26 Comments
  1. kassatsu
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    #1 on Gamerankings once they move it over with a 93%

    http://www.gamerankings.com/psp/index.html

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:01.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Omg! You called them Indie!! But they are on the PSN and given away on PS+! Which means they *heart* Sony!!

    Notch is going to hunt you down and kill you!!!! BEWARE THE NOTCHMONSTER! BEWARE!!! BEEEWARRREE!!!!

    Also: Yay Futurlab!

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:04.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    <3 Velocity

    It is great, absolutely awesome.

    Deserves any & all success or recognition that comes its way.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:06.
  4. Kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Hmm I can’t find the game on the store?

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:08.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Me neither. SCEE has fucked it up and only put it up on the UK store it seems…

      Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:44.
    • Kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Dammit just got a reply on twitter and they said it won’t be released here in Sweden… They did say if it sell well which it probably will they will release it later.

      Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:48.
      • Proxzyn
        Member
        Since: Nov 2011

        But, but… It’s exclusive to PS+ members. Which means it can’t sell well… Sigh…

        Anyways… It’s not on my store here in denmark either. Only found it on the US one, and I’m not planning on getting + just for a mini.

        Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 12:22.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Not available in Norway either…

        Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 14:00.
      • recurv
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        We’re working on this now. Will have an update asap.

        Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 19:27.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      It’s only for PS+ right now, until next week’s general release.

      Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 12:43.
  5. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Usually hate this sort of arcade-inspired game with a passion but Velocity has really won me over. Perfect Minis game for Vita owners.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:13.
  6. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Lol ouch. Given it must have cost a lot more to produce GoW/GTA those devs must be really miffed that a low-budget game has knocked them off top spot. Well done guys :)

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:28.
  7. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Sounds promising, I’ll be sure to pick it up. But Minis shouldn’t fall into the PSP chart as they are very different titles. With much lower production costs and much lower expectations and prices. They’re more comparable to games on mobile-phones. Not saying they can’t be good, just that it doesn’t seem right.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:35.
    • LTG Davey
      andUandU
      Since: Aug 2008

      I’d agree with that. There is no way when reviewers were going nuts over Velocity’s visuals, etc they were using the likes of God of War and GTA as comparisons. Makes the concept of reviews even less meaningful than it already is.
      The guys have put together a cracking little game though :)

      Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:55.
  8. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Well deserved, it’s a marvelously fresh retro game.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:35.
  9. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Fantastic game

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 10:54.
  10. Sympo
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Well deserved.. *looks for Monster Hunter. 81?! Metacritic isn’teven reliable *rages.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2012 at 11:34.

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