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Review: WipEout (PSone)

WipEout (PSone)

FEISARis, not Surfaris

Republished on Thursday, 4th December 2014: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 12th October 2013: When the magazine reviews of WipEout landed a month after its September 1995 release, Ultimate...

News: Wait a Minute, Resogun Is Blasting onto the PS3?

Wait a Minute, Resogun Is Blasting onto the PS3?

Save the last-gen system

We already know that PlayStation 4 favourite Resogun is set to eat up our every waking minute courtesy of Climax Studios’ forthcoming PlayStation Vita port, but it seems that those still firmly entrenched in Camp PlayStation 3 will be able to enjoy Housemarque’s sublime arcade shooter as well. Gematsu has spotted a...

Review: Tomba! (PSone)

Tomba! (PSone)

The pig-eating caveboy gets a second chance

Republished on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original text follows. Originally published on Monday, 12th November 2012: While many retro enthusiasts will grumble endlessly about how digital...

Talking Point: What's Your Favourite PSone Game?

What's Your Favourite PSone Game?

20 years of play

There are the guts of Party Poppers on the floor, and Twisted Metal has taken over the office television; many happy returns PlayStation, we’ll be sure to have a drink (or six) in your honour this evening. With the PSone turning 20 today – prompting some extraordinary celebratory announcements

Review: Final Fantasy IX (PSone)

Final Fantasy IX (PSone)

I want to be your canary

As far as Final Fantasy games go, Final Fantasy IX is one of the most cohesive, charming entries in Square Enix's beloved series. It marked the franchise's last showing on the PSone, and although Final Fantasy VII is always brought to the forefront of conversation whenever Japanese RPGs are mentioned, it's definitely...

News: PS4 Indie No Man's Sky Attacks Game Informer's January Cover

PS4 Indie No Man's Sky Attacks Game Informer's January Cover

Star wars

If you ever wanted evidence of the importance of indies in this day and age, then this is it. American publication Game Informer has unveiled the cover of its January issue, and it features PlayStation 4 title No Man’s Sky. It’s all part of the magazine’s sci-fi special, which includes additional coverage of Destiny: The Dark Below,

Store Update: 3rd December 2014 (Europe)

3rd December 2014 (Europe)

Once upon a time

Telltale Games is taking over the European PlayStation Store this week. The developer has deployed its two latest episodic escapades in the Old World, with Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones both brawling for your hard earned cash. Also up for grabs is The Crew, as well as a fresh batch of PlayStation Plus freebies

Review: Crash Bandicoot (PSone)

Crash Bandicoot (PSone)

Marsupial madness

At one time, Crash Bandicoot was the face of the PlayStation brand, but through licensing headaches and the creation of other characters, the spunky star hasn’t quite gone on to fill the role of Nintendo’s Mario or Microsoft’s Master Chief. However, the hero’s titular game remains a signature PlayStation classic that served...

Store Update: 2nd December 2014 (North America)

2nd December 2014 (North America)

Back to business

Wait a minute – today’s big PlayStation birthday bonanza is way too exciting for us to be posting the North American PlayStation Store update like normal, isn’t it? Yes, but we suspect that the majority of you visit this site for the usual gaming news, so we suppose that we better oblige. Here it goes. PS4 Games: The Crew...

Feature: The Birth of a Legend - 20 Years of PlayStation

The Birth of a Legend - 20 Years of PlayStation

Two decades ago Sony launched the PlayStation in Japan. Here's the story

Hell hath no fury like a Japanese tech giant scorned – as the saying doesn't go – but when Nintendo left Sony at the altar following a passionate yet brief engagement which almost saw the two joining forces to create an all-in-one SNES CD-ROM system, few would have...

Review: Driver (PSone)

Driver (PSone)

Reflections in your rear-view mirror

Before Driver rolled onto the PSone in 1999, developer Reflections Interactive had already delivered two enjoyable driving experiences, in the form of the Destruction Derby games on Sony’s first console. With a physics engine that delivered a fun drive, and destructible vehicles that had debris flying off their...

Review: Metal Gear Solid (PSone)

Metal Gear Solid (PSone)

Liquid gold

You’ve just infiltrated a highly secure enemy base using only your cunning and the scant equipment that you happened to find on your way. After rendezvousing with your hostage, you’re showered with a stirring speech on the importance of global nuclear disarmament, as well as the horrific impact of an increasingly militarised world...

Review: Jumping Flash! (PSone)

Jumping Flash! (PSone)

Buy it, don't Robbit

Republished on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 5th October 2013: The 16-bit console wars were merciless. During the early concept stage of the PlayStation console,...