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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (PlayStation Vita)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (PlayStation Vita)

A real mouthful

We all know the dreaded curse of video game sequels. Studios will often find themselves with a hit on their hands, and in a feeble attempt to recreate gold, will instead serve up a horrible mess of lost potential. Japanese role-playing game Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation steers clear of this trap, instead...

Ironclad Tactics (PlayStation 4)

Ironclad Tactics (PlayStation 4)

Playing the hand that’s been dealt

Ironclad Tactics tries to mix things up, and that makes it a bit of an oddball. While it's partly a tower defence game, developer Zachtronics has also taken the liberty to throw in some card elements. The end result of this weird mash up is unforgettable, but not without its problems. Set during the American...

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (PlayStation 4)

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (PlayStation 4)

You got the power

Saints Row IV is the definitive sandbox game for anyone who's a bit tired of the more serious attempts like Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto V, or even inFAMOUS: Second Son. It's constantly in danger of breaking the fourth wall, its storyline is absurd, and its gameplay is completely over-the-top. You're the president of the United...

Shake Spears! (PlayStation Vita)

Shake Spears! (PlayStation Vita)

Meh-dieval

Free-to-play. Whenever these three words are uttered, it's hard to stifle the shudder that follows when you begin to think about microtransactions, "pay-to-win", and the other deceitful, annoying practices often associated with the whole model. There are the rare few with compelling gameplay and fair microtransactions such as Warframe,...

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (PlayStation 4)

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (PlayStation 4)

Damned if you do

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell isn't actually a PlayStation 4 game. Right from the word go, the now-zany franchise's latest romp looks unashamedly last-gen, and while we all know that graphics aren't everything, even we had to check twice to make sure that we hadn't somehow lowered our television's...

Splice (PlayStation 4)

Splice (PlayStation 4)

Splice 'n' dice

Splice is an intriguingly intricate puzzle game from Cipher Prime Studios. Originally released in 2012 for PC and mobile platforms, this version marks the title's debut on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, with a Vita release possible somewhere down the line. The game tasks you with re-arranging cells – which look like really...

Citizens of Earth (PlayStation 4)

Citizens of Earth (PlayStation 4)

Recruit 'em all

It's not every day that a developer fails to fund its game through Kickstarter, but still gets picked up by a publisher of legendary stature like Atlus. However, this is the exact route taken by Eden Industries with its SNES-inspired Citizens of Earth, which borrows heavily from Ape and HAL Laboratory's cult classic, EarthBound. With...

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Hail to the king, baby

With only a few first-person shooters gracing the PlayStation Vita to date, there's plenty of room on Sony's handheld for anything offering up some half decent blasting. Since the bar hasn't exactly been set particularly high either, there's a perfect chance for classic titles such as Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition to stomp...

Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings (PlayStation 4)

Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings (PlayStation 4)

Merde

If we were writing this review for an English literature class, we'd argue that Franciade is a metaphor for Assassin's Creed Unity as a whole. The expansive sandbox setting, which serves as hero Arno Dorian's stomping ground during add-on Dead Kings, is dark and dreary, contrasting the oversaturated architecture of Paris with something a...

Resident Evil (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil (PlayStation 4)

S.T.A.R.S. power

The Resident Evil "REmake" is frequently offered as an example of just how fantastic the series was back in the day. With its stunning visuals, impressive additions, and less embarrassing opening cutscene, it's easy to forget that this enhanced version of the survival horror classic sold well under two million copies on the...

Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (PlayStation Vita)

Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (PlayStation Vita)

Royal fumble

You can't have your cake and eat it with free-to-play. The model's non-existent entry fee tends to pave the way for intrusive money making schemes, and in Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, it actually spoils what could be a mighty fine slice of iced sponge. Similar in concept to GungHo's uber-popular Puzzle & Dragons, this regal spin-off...

Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PlayStation Vita)

Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PlayStation Vita)

Joe man's sky

While developer Hello Games has arguably moved on to bigger and better things with No Man's Sky, we suspect that Joe Danger will always remain a part of the Guildford-based outfit's DNA. The original game was a smash hit on the PlayStation 3, prompting the four-man studio's stuntman-like soar to popularity, and its successor, Joe...

Joe Danger (PlayStation Vita)

Joe Danger (PlayStation Vita)

Not so dangerous

Joe Danger was a stunt hero, right up until he bit off more than he could chew and ended up hospitalized. It was a gruelling process, but he's back on his bike, and only you can help him to get back to the top. Expect to spend a huge amount of time flying through the air, making the kind of landings that'll make reproducing all but...

Woah Dave! (PlayStation Vita)

Woah Dave! (PlayStation Vita)

Danger Dave

If brevity is the soul of wit, Woah Dave! must be the funniest game we've ever played. This retro-inspired arcade title shows you just about everything it has to offer within 30 minutes of the first time you see its title screen. However, this seemingly simple gameplay belies a deep and incredibly satisfying experience. Our hero – a...

Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut (PlayStation 4)

Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut (PlayStation 4)

God save the Queen

It's common for people to throw around the word "retro" when it comes to any video games that are characterised by pixelated graphics, chiptune music, arcade gameplay, and the like. Most of these would never actually run on older consoles since they are more complex and modern in other areas, but something like Shovel Knight is...

Loadout (PlayStation 4)

Loadout (PlayStation 4)

Butt of the joke

There are so many online shooters these days that some companies can't even give them away – just ask Icelandic outfit CCP Games about the popularity of its PlayStation 3 experiment DUST 514. With the space utterly dominated by blockbuster brands like Battlefield and Call of Duty, you'd think that smaller studios such as Edge of...

Gravity Badgers (PlayStation Vita)

Gravity Badgers (PlayStation Vita)

Honey badger don't care

Don't let the incomprehensible combination of words that make up Gravity Badgers' title fool you. Taking more than its share of inspiration from the bird-tossing behemoth that is Angry Birds, does this flick-to-throw clone do enough to stand on its own four paws in a genre that's quite literally overflowing with trash? To...