Ultra Pixel Survive Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Ultra Pixel Survive Review, where we play and command heroes with unique abilities, harvest natural resources to collect materials, then build and develop your military defenses. Each night the enemy hordes will attack the village, and challenge your strategic and tactical prowess to survive. Explore dark underground dungeons, and wage battle against gigantic bosses! Evolve your weapons by gathering new materials, and survive the epic onslaught for as long as possible.

Ultra Pixel Survive Review

Ultra Pixel Survive Review Pros:

  • Modern pixel art graphics.
  • 170.1MB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • 18 characters to unlock all with unique stats.
  • Survival gameplay.
  • 2D side scroller perspective.
  • Hunger meter that goes down as you play and performs actions/fighting.
  • Day/night cycle.
  • Clear Hud showing meters and time of day etc.
  • Earn EXP and level up.
  • Level up in the game to earn LP which is used with materials and resources to upgrade your weapon and tools.
  • Build structures to open up new options like fires to allow you to cook, furnaces to smelt, fertilized land for growing plants, etc.
  • More enemies appear at night.
  • Wide range of defenses like doors, and spikes.
  • Gets very addictive.
  • Save when you want from the bed.
  • The goal of the game is to see how long you can last in days.
  • Caves can be found and explored for Rewards and resources.
  • All trees, rockets, etc grow back over time.
  • Special reward chests can spawn.
  • Coins drop from enemies and are used to buy crystals in the shop and for permanently leveling up your character which affects their starting stats.
  • Crystals are earned by how well you play and buy them with coins.
  • Unlock new characters y buying them with crystals.
  • Permadeath option.
  • Discover new biomes with all new enemies and resources.
  • Play how you want.
  • Stamina system for attacking and rolling.

Ultra Pixel Survive Review

Ultra Pixel Survive Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No real tutorial or help section.
  • The controls take some getting used to.
  • A real-time sink.
  • Combat is messy and can get tedious.
  • Feels more like a tower defense game with Terraria-style gimmicks on top.
  • A really slow starter as you build up your structures and get a good source of food.

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Ultra Pixel Survive Review

Ultra Pixel Survive:

Official website.

Developer: Gold Skull Studios

Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L.

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


If you ever wanted Terraria/Minecraft to be a tower defense style game then this is for you. Gone is the need to build houses and bases, and in its place is the need to build the other part, fires, furnaces, etc so that you can create and repair tools, Weapons, and food. I found the game to be a bit of a slog at first as you are left to learn everything yourself, getting to grips with the controls is another slight stumble but once you get a few essentials built and get a couple of defenses and food then it does start to rev up. At night you are bombarded with enemies so all the defenses are needed, add in the hunger bar and you are soon playing a resource management type game even if it’s a lite version of the genre. I find that I can easily play a few decent runs and then leave it for a few days, it’s not a game I found myself devoting loads of time to as it felt so familiar and well-tred. Overall it is a good survival game that has a bumpy start, smooth middle, and an inconsistent end. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either.

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!