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Broken Age (PlayStation 4)

Broken Age (PlayStation 4)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Broken Age is the newest release from Double Fine, the developer founded by adventure game legend Tim Schafer. The release is noteworthy for having a massively successful Kickstarter campaign; with a goal of $400,000, the studio ended up raising almost $3.5 million. Of course, with huge money came big expectations,...

LA Cops (PlayStation 4)

LA Cops (PlayStation 4)

D'oh-nuts

Hotline Miami's not necessarily the kind of game that you'd expect to attract a string of copycats, but LA Cops follows developer Dennaton's brutal blueprint down to the most specific of details. You play as one of six clichéd LAPD law enforcers, with your objective to bring justice to some of America's most wanted. You'll do this by...

Tower of Guns (PlayStation 4)

Tower of Guns (PlayStation 4)

Guns! Guns! Guns!

In the beginning there was a game called Rogue. This ground breaking RPG was swiftly followed by a number of other titles that shared its penchant for randomly generated environments and punishing restarts. Lovingly referred to as Roguelikes, the last fifteen years or so has seen these sorts of titles enjoying a bit of a resurgence...

We Are Doomed (PlayStation 4)

We Are Doomed (PlayStation 4)

Kaleidoscope of colour

If you were to take Geometry Wars and TxK and produce a hybrid of them, you would most certainly end up with We Are Doomed. This twin-stick arcade shooter is another classic example of the 'easy to learn, hard to master' gameplay philosophy, and it's accompanied by explosive graphics, techno music, and a swarm of simplified...

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (PlayStation 4)

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (PlayStation 4)

Creed of the chronic

It's been a rocky road for Ubisoft lately, with the publisher on the receiving end of bad press for the likes of Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed Unity. It may be time for a bit of stability, then, and that's where Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China comes into the equation. A 2.5D adventure full to the brim with typical franchise...

Krinkle Krusher (PlayStation 4)

Krinkle Krusher (PlayStation 4)

Krushems

Have you ever heard of a Krinkle? Nah, we thought not. Well, let us introduce you to them: Krinkles are small creatures with sharp but pristine gnashers and their favourite food, of course, is cake. So, when they smell the sweetness in the air of the biggest cake in the kingdom – made to celebrate the fruition of a mighty tree – they...

Mortal Kombat X (PlayStation 4)

Mortal Kombat X (PlayStation 4)

Blood is thicker than water

Mortal Kombat X knows what it takes to keep you engaged. Cast your mind back to the early 90s, and series creator Ed Boon's garish pretender was the grubby chip shop time waster, while Capcom's vastly superior Street Fighter II gobbled up competitive coins in nearby carpeted arcades. There's always been a gulf in class...

Paperbound (PlayStation 4)

Paperbound (PlayStation 4)

Crayon carnage

Couch multiplayer titles have made somewhat of a resurgence of late, because nothing quite matches the sight of pure anguish when it's coming from the seat across the room. Paperbound very much agrees with this line of thought, bringing a mixture of simple multiplayer arena brawling and some interesting gravity mechanics to...

Titan Souls (PlayStation 4)

Titan Souls (PlayStation 4)

Fall of the Titans

There are people that would say that you deserve to die if you go on your monster-squashing quest armed with nothing but a single arrow, a pink bow in your hair, and a backpack filled with only the finest Waitrose-branded good intentions. Titan Souls doesn't have a story, but it improves the game tenfold if you view it as a fable...

MLB 15 The Show (PlayStation 4)

MLB 15 The Show (PlayStation 4)

Infield home run

It's hard to believe that MLB The Show is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Despite dominating every other baseball title for the majority of these years, Sony's series has never shown complacency. Instead, it's aged like a fine wine, and gotten better with each new release. When booting up MLB 15 The Show, there's nothing here...

Omega Quintet (PlayStation 4)

Omega Quintet (PlayStation 4)

Poor first gig

It often feels like there are two contrasting ways to critique these anime-esque Japanese role-playing games. Do you rate it expecting readers to have intricate pre-existing knowledge of the tropes and experience that they're signing up for, considering that the vast majority with any potential interest will? Or do you discard this...

Gundam: Battle Assault 2 (PSone)

Gundam: Battle Assault 2 (PSone)

Gundam fight!

Not many Japanese developed games are released only in the West, but this was the case with Gundam: Battle Assault 2 – at least before it was re-released as two separate budget titles in its homeland. Much like its predecessor, Gundam: Battle Assault, the follow-up was launched in an attempt to capitalise on the franchise's overseas...

Jamestown+ (PlayStation 4)

Jamestown+ (PlayStation 4)

Sir Walter Rambo

Sony's new console isn't running short on stellar shoot 'em ups – in fact, it already has two instant classics and a great update in the form of Resogun, Velocity 2X, and Super Stardust Ultra. But like the many monsters that we find ourselves blasting away in this genre, maybe you're still hungry for more. Fear not, despite some...

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PlayStation 4)

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PlayStation 4)

Claptrap compilation

It's becoming a familiar tale of late: a much loved game from the previous generation shows up on your new and shiny gaming apparatus, dressed up, and strutting its stuff in an attempt to lure you away from newer releases. The latest title to enter this 'mutton dressed as lamb' category is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a...

Bloodborne (PlayStation 4)

Bloodborne (PlayStation 4)

The 'borne supremacy

It's been an excruciating nine months since Bloodborne was first unveiled to wide-eyed spectators, as, much like more life-damaging addictions, the mere knowledge that this twisted continuation of the Souls saga existed in some form was enough to turn its fan base into the mumbling horrors that litter Yharnam's streets. Having...

Scram Kitty DX (PlayStation 4)

Scram Kitty DX (PlayStation 4)

You think dogs and cats fight rough? The mice have lasers

Having started life as a Nintendo Wii U exclusive – where it was peculiarly named Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails – this clever indie platformer/shooter has made its way to the PlayStation 4 and Vita, shortening its name to the slightly-less-confusing-but-still-delightfully-quirky...

Gundam: Battle Assault (PSone)

Gundam: Battle Assault (PSone)

You need more practice

If you were into Mobile Suit Gundam Wing back when it aired in the 1990s, then you may have heard of or even played Gundam: Battle Assault on the PSone. In an attempt to capitalise on the aforementioned anime's popularity, publisher Bandai decided to localise the 2D fighter, which was called Gundam: The Battle Master 2 in its...

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PlayStation 4)

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PlayStation 4)

Patience test chamber

Office politics can be a killer. As anybody who has ever had to share a tuna salad baguette with Gina from accounting will attest, we're all just one wrong word away from snapping. Usually that takes the guise of making off-hand comments about a 55-year-old's fascination with leopard skin underwear and tight skirts, but what if...

R.B.I. Baseball 15 (PlayStation 4)

R.B.I. Baseball 15 (PlayStation 4)

Shutout

R.B.I. Baseball is not a new series per se. The brand's legacy dates back all the way to a line of bat and ball titles that launched on SEGA platforms – among others – through the 80s and 90s. The last one released in 1995, until last year, when R.B.I. Baseball 14 brought the series back – albeit in underwhelming fashion. Spoilers:...