Tetris Effect Connected Review (PlayStation 5)

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Tetris Effect Connected Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 3.27GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You can import your Playstation 4 save.
  • Any earned trophies unlock straight away upon uploading your PlayStation 4 save.
  • Supports cross-play.
  • Tetris gameplay.
  • Vibration- Can be set to music or gameplay or both. Plug in a second controller for extra vibration settings.
  • Visual settings- HDR, Hud style, line effects on/off, Mino strobe, Zone brilliance, and matrix visibility.
  • Haptic Feedback on the triggers.
  • Tutorial section- Images and text.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Has Original NES looking Tetris mode in there!
  • Two modes- Journey or effects.
  • Journey mode- In campaign mode, You take on a couple of levels at once (They transition into each other) and you can only replay them in their groups of levels. 3 Difficulties- Beginner, Normal, and expert and this determines starting level speed and how many lines you need to clear in order to progress.
  • Profile- Earn EXP, Level up and unlock new effects and avatars.
  • Online Leaderboards.
  • Multiplayer has both competitive and co-op.
  • Mp-you have a rank that goes up with wins and down with losses and you rank up to go through to higher tiers.
  • PSVR2 support.
  • Absolutely stellar soundtrack taking in many genres and styles.
  • Seriously addictive.
  • The game has its own set of challenges for rewards.
  • Effect settings- Set home location, Edit your avatar and menu music and orbit where you go around a globe looking at other players’ avatars.
  • Effect modes- High score endless, High score, Sprint, Master, Chill marathon, Quickplay, and then a couple of playlists like all wind or water, Purify (light up the infected spaces), or random where every few minutes something random will happen like upside-down pieces or no matrix symbols or speed, etc.
  • New modes added –
    • Classic Score Attack – A single-player version is now available in Effect Modes (NTSC/PAL Game Speed included)
    • Zone Marathon – A version of Marathon Mode with the Zone mechanic
    • Purify Mode – Endless is now an option in Purify Mode
    • Master Mode – Endless is now an option in Master Mode
  • You get the Tetris Effect Connected to multiplayer mode.
  • Camera- Can zoom in to change the grid size and rotate the grid slightly.
  • Theatre mode- Watch levels play out, Interact with controls like fast forward, rewind, autoplay, clear FX, etc.
  • Zone- Only available in certain modes, You can build this up by playing and when activated it slows down time and you make lines, Completed lines go to the bottom and then clear once the zone has finished. This grants a bonus score and time.
  • Over 25 effects in the game.
  • The multiplayer has its own set of challenges for rewards and this includes timed and weekend events.
  • PSVR2 adds a more immersive experience, You can look around the screen and still move the camera at will.
  • All modes are generally timed.
  • End of level breakdown will give a score, Time, and a rank up to SS.
  • Simple to play but hard to master.
  • Mp has its own game in a way, it has a separate story of such, a map of players, and rewards.
  • Guardian avatar-used in multiplayer and you can unlock new ones.
  • 3 mp match types-ranked, friends, and local.
  • Four main game modes in mp- connected (3 players in co-op vs an Ai boss), zone battle (1v1 classic Tetris), score attack (1v1 but just scores no line attacks), and classic score attack (1v1 classic so no hard drops/quick locks and holding).
  • Connected mode-you face off against 3 bosses in a row, you build up the zone by playing than when it goes to the zone you take turns placing pieces and can put them anywhere.
  • Theatre mode- Watch levels play out, Interact with controls like fast forward, rewind, autoplay, clear FX, etc.

Tetris Effect Connected Review Cons:

  • The default play area is small outside of VR.
  • Some of the styles are hard to play especially the ones that change the tetrominoes.
  • In the connected game mode, you have to have 3 players or it won’t start.
  • You do get a lot of the system notifications coming up about your score and the leaderboards.
  • You have to pay to upgrade. (it’s worth it as you get so much content but this is here for an FYI).
  • Long matchmaking times.
  • Some of the styles are hard to play especially the ones that change the tetrominoes.
  • Pointless trending board that shows the popular playlists.
  • Cannot skip end credits.
  • Theatre transitions have a slight black screen pause which breaks the immersion.
  • Slow EXP gain.
  • Journey mode is short.
  • All the trophies unlock, some will like this but some will not.
  • You only get the original game trophy list, no multiplayer ones.

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Tetris Effect Connected:

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Developer: Enhance

Publisher: Enhance

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10


The Tetris game you never knew you needed is back! On the surface, it is a standard run familiar Tetris game we all know and love, Anyone explaining it will make it sound average. It is not until you play it for yourself that it comes to life for it just puts you in a hypnotic trance that consumes hour upon hour. This time round we get the Connected version of the game added which brings online multiplayer to the game in both competitive and co-op modes. Back to Tetris and it plays just like you remember the modes are varied and a lot of fun, Pick your favorite and chase the scores. The soundtrack excels and changes as you play. It is just such a solid Tetris game. Appearance wise with all the effects and transitions it really does feel like Tetris fooled around with Lumines and then cheated on them with Rez shortly after creating a weird cross-breed of entertainment. Whatever the reasoning, Tetris is pure eye candy and mesmerizing. This is the definitive version of the game and a must-own regardless if you have the PSVR2 headset or not.

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!