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Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (PS4)

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (PS4)

Fit for a demon king

Sometimes it feels like there are two types of video game enthusiasts: those who adore strategy titles and those who can't stand them. It's a divisive genre that often demands patience, planning, and a lot of practice, but all of the best strategy games reward you appropriately for the amount of time and effort that you sink...

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4)

Treasured company

We loved One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 on the PlayStation 3 like a captain loves his crew, so we've always had high hopes for its sequel, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. Like most of Omega Force's other musou titles, the third game in this licensed series has made the jump to the new generation, meaning that you can expect more...

Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PS4)

Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PS4)

I love the smell of polyurethane in the morning

Occasionally there comes a game that sounds like the next big hit on paper but crumples into a steaming heap when in practice. Enter Toy Soldiers: War Chest, a game that pits the likes of the Care Bears against the armies of Castle Grey Skull in this tower defense escapade that takes a fundamentally...

Nova-111 (PS4)

Nova-111 (PS4)

Super nova

Having impressed at both PAX Prime and IndieCade back in 2014, Nova-111 has finally been released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. The quirky turn-based adventure is a fantastic title to bury your head in; it excels in providing lots of easily digestible levels as well as an intuitive control system. Nova-111 puts you in...

Back to Bed (PS4)

Back to Bed (PS4)

Rude awakening

Back to Bed has a development story behind it that you can't help but admire. Like Octodad: Dadliest Catch, it was conceived as a student project that went from garnering accolades from a university to winning indie game competitions and finding its home on the PlayStation Network for the world to judge today. This right here is what...

Volume (PS4)

Volume (PS4)

Robin good

Volume is Mike Bithell's follow-up endeavour to the charming little platformer Thomas Was Alone. While this wasn't necessarily the most complicated side-scroller ever, its personality and wit allowed it to stand way out among the competition. Bithell's next project takes him into the stealth genre, with a title that wears its love for...

Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Still rolling with it

Dug up from the last-gen graveyard, the PlayStation 4 version of Risen 3: Titan Lords shares one big similarity with the unnamed hero at the heart of its own story: everyone thought that they were both dead and buried. Unfortunately the similarities end there, as only one's been resurrected to sail the high seas, in a quest to...

Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4)

Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4)

Six of the best

Despite Capcom's best efforts to forget that he even exists, Mega Man's popularity with players endures regardless of the lack of fresh outings. Such is the gaming public's adoration of this pint-sized hero that they will gleefully crowdfund spiritual successors (Mighty No. 9, we're looking at you) in lieu of a genuine Blue Bomber...

Until Dawn (PS4)

Until Dawn (PS4)

Mourning woods

Until Dawn is much better than you may be expecting. The teen horror title – which was originally intended as a PlayStation Move exclusive – has not exactly enjoyed the smoothest path to market, but Sony clearly saw enough potential in the project to keep it alive for this long, and Supermassive Games has delivered. This schlocky...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4)

Skin pizza party

Since their respective debuts, Telltale appears to have prioritised Game of Thrones over Tales from the Borderlands. Indeed, the latter's release "schedule" could, at best, be described as inconsistent. The first episode released in November of last year, and now, ten months later, we've just made it to the fourth instalment. This...

Kung Fury: Street Rage (PS4)

Kung Fury: Street Rage (PS4)

Left, left, left again and straight up your ass

There really isn't much to say about Kung Fury: Street Rage, other than that it can be a fun little distraction to sink your free time into. The game sees you take control of Kung Fury as he wallops, kicks, and shoots an endless wave of Nazi goons, racking up combos and points as he does so. You'll...

Pure Hold'em (PS4)

Pure Hold'em (PS4)

Card shark

Ever wondered what it'd be like to participate in a high-stakes game of Texas Hold'em? Well, wonder no more. Pure Hold'em, developed by VooFoo Studios, is a realistic simulation of the popular card-based game. It follows in the tradition of previous titles from the Birmingham-based developer, including Pure Pool and Pure Chess, offering...

TorqueL (PS4)

TorqueL (PS4)

Torque to the hand

The term 'indie' has been abused over the past 18 months or so. Originally intended for the exclusive use of moustache twiddling hipsters, this was a word used to describe the most independent of endeavours – preferably those programmed by a middle-aged man clad in a Reebok tracksuit, working from the corner of his Mum's...

Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent (PS4)

Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent (PS4)

Descend no further

We hope that you're not sick of delving into dank and ominous caverns, because Dragon Age: Inquisition's second expansion, The Descent, is a spelunker's wet dream. Taking the Inquisitor and their party down into the Deep Roads – a gigantic network of underground caverns that are home to countless types of dangerous beasties –...

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon (PS4)

Dragon Age: Inquisition -  Jaws of Hakkon (PS4)

Not enough bite for your buck

The Frostback Basin is a melting pot of varied environments, and it's arguably the star of Dragon Age: Inquisition's first expansion, Jaws of Hakkon. It's a gorgeous and vast location that features beaches, bogs, caverns, forests, jungles, mountains, and even islands made of ice. It's also bathed in a constant sunset,...

Adventures of Pip (PS4)

Adventures of Pip (PS4)

Pipped to the past

From indie developer Tic Toc Games comes the puzzle-platformer Adventures of Pip, in which you play as the pixelated Pip – an unlikely hero who has been tasked with rescuing the princess from the clutches of an evil sorceress; the devious Queen Skeleton plans to reduce the land's populace to simple one-colour 'pixels' – much...

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition (PS4)

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition (PS4)

Life’s abyss and then you die

As far as unrepresented settings in video games go, 19th Century Chile is right up near the top, so it's nice to see such an unexpected backdrop used in Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition. In this unconventional genre mash-up on PlayStation 4, you'll find a roguelike role-playing game that not only has a unique...

Zombi (PS4)

Zombi (PS4)

There's no U in Zombi

ZombiU was an innovative and genuinely scary survival horror title which hit the Wii U at launch – one that made excellent use of Nintendo's second screen GamePad to enhance the terror to all new levels. Now, three years later, the title has been ported to the PlayStation 4, complete with a control overhaul to shift...

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)

On target

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is the ultimate Gauntlet game. While it may not be perfect, it's a brilliant crescendo for a series that pioneered multiplayer dungeon crawling 30 years ago, staying true to the roots of the franchise, yet chopping, changing, and evolving into something so much more. Like many games of old, Gauntlet: Slayer...