Review: Access Denied (PlayStation 4)

Access Denied is a puzzle game in the world where for storage of personal data are used a special device in the form of protected boxes. Imagine yourself in the role of the professional cracker of such devices and test your skills for 36 different levels.


  • Access Denied has good graphics.
  • 199MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Brief tutorial.
  • Actions- zoom in/out, rotate and interact.
  • Simple concept.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • Access Denied serves as good brain food.
  • Cursor speed slider.
  • Access Denied is quick to get into.
  • Can skip tricky levels.
  • Replay levels.
  • Some good ideas.
  • Access Denied has puzzle gameplay.


  • Hard to see the Cursor in the menu due to the color and low light.
  • No real replay value.
  • The tutorial is very basic and only explains the initial puzzle type.
  • No help/hints button.
  • Access Denied has no leaderboard.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


Access Denied is a straight puzzle game and one you would use as a digital crossword. You fancy a quick brain workout to keep it all ticking, this game fits the bill. It’s weird that the tutorial shows you the initial puzzle type then nothing else! Weird choices but overall the puzzles are fun to play, feeling more like the game is part of a bigger game, access denied is short but enjoyable and a must for trophy hunters.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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