May 08th, 2021 by Simon Elliott

Infestor - PS5 Platinum Review

Infestor is a quick and fun puzzle based platformer where you take control of humans and use their abilities to help you escape each level.

There are 50 levels required for the Platinum Trophy and each one should take less than a minute to complete. The gameplay is very simple, you must avoid hazards and infest different humans to use their special skills to help reach different areas and eventually escape the level.

You start off as a green blob and once you approach a human you can press Square to infest them which allows you to take control of their body. This generally allows you to move faster and jump higher and further. Some humans have unique abilities such as pushing crates, firing guns, opening doors or double jumping. Pressing Circle will allow you to disconnect from the human which launches you quite high into the air. You'll need to use this ability to help you reach higher platforms by jumping with the human then disconnecting from them in mid-air to boost across larger gaps.

The game is very simple and although there are a few levels which might take a few attempts, you won't need a guide to help you through it. There are no penalties for dying besides restarting the level.


Overview

  • Release Date: 7th May, 2021
  • Publisher: Ratalaika Games SL
  • Developer: Woblyware Oy
  • Date Started: 8th May, 2021
  • Date Completed: 8th May, 2021
  • Version Played: Digital
  • Price: £3.99 (PS4 & PS5 Version Bundle)

The Good

  • Good fun, quick and easy with short levels which take under a minute to complete.
  • Smooth 2D pixel art graphics.
  • Only 50 levels required for the Platinum Trophy.
  • Nice old-school soundtrack.
  • 2 Platinums for one purchase.

The Bad

  • The controls are slightly awkward. Moving is fine, but sometimes when running and jumping, the game won't register the jump if you're right near the end of a platform which usually ends in death. The best technique is to press the direction and jump at exactly the same time or make sure you jump early which sometimes means you won't reach your intended target.

Hardest Trophy

  • Level 50 - Complete level 50.

All of the other trophies will unlock while you play through towards Level 50, so ultimately this is as hard as it gets. Strangely, the later levels aren't necesarily the most difficult ones.


Helpful Tips / Bugs / Glitches / Exploits

None really. You don't need any either, just make sure you jump slightly before the end of a platform to avoid falling off.


Platinum Difficulty Rating - 1/10

1/10

Some of the levels are a little bit tricky and might take a few attempts, but overall this is a game you can easily finish in a single play session.


Platinum Time - 30 Mins - 1 Hour

Once you know what you're doing and how to complete the levels, it's easy to complete the game in under 30 minutes. My first playthrough on PS4 took about 50 minutes but my second on PS5 while taking screenshots only took 27 minutes or so.


Platinum Enjoyment Rating - 10/10

10/10
I love these kind of games from Ratalaika. The pixel art levels are familiar but there's always a different twist with each game that uses what I'm assuming is essentially the same engine. I Platinum'd it twice one after the other on PS4 and PS5.


Overall Game Rating - 8/10

8/10
It's quite a simple game but also unique. I can't say it's the kind of game you'd go back to and play again once you finish it, but it's definitely fun to play through once so it's good value for money.


Platinum #571

Here are my most recent Platinum Trophies up to and including this game.

# Game Date
571 Infestor
PS5
8th May 2021
570 Infestor
PS4
8th May 2021
569 Iro Hero
PS4
5th May 2021
568 Grass Cutter
PS4
4th May 2021
567 Flatland Prologue
PS4
4th May 2021
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