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Ether One (PlayStation 4)

Ether One (PlayStation 4)

Never forget

Dementia is a horrifying illness that addles the minds of those afflicted by it. Weakened reasoning and unexpected changes in personality are two of its effects, but what causes the most sorrow to the victim and especially their loved ones is the gradual loss of memories. Forgetting where you've lived, who your friends are, or what you...

Farming Simulator 15 (PlayStation 4)

Farming Simulator 15 (PlayStation 4)

You reap what you sow

Farming Simulator 15 feels like work – and we intend that as a backhanded compliment, by the way. Giants Software's agricultural adventure has been at the butt of many a joke since its inception in 2007, but despite the finger pointing, there is something curiously compelling about the Swiss studio's soil turning title...

Nom Nom Galaxy (PlayStation 4)

Nom Nom Galaxy (PlayStation 4)

Interstellar soup seller

Q-Games' PixelJunk series has always had its own quirky style, and while the developer's experiments may not have always hit the mark, they've at worst been worth a look. With the company's latest game Nom Nom Galaxy landing on PlayStation 4 – after hitting Steam Early Access last year – it's time to find out what the...

Lost Orbit (PlayStation 4)

Lost Orbit (PlayStation 4)

You die and you learn

Like its protagonist, Lost Orbit runs on something; the difference is that instead of jet fuel, the self-proclaimed dodge-'em-up is powered by risk and reward. Quickly zooming past two asteroids set to collide, using a planet's rings to catapult from one place to the next, and flying through gas giants for an extra boost of...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PlayStation 4)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PlayStation 4)

Life's a witch, then she dies

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt draws you in with its attractive art direction, its array of brilliant colours, and its staggeringly detailed world. Just when you think that you can walk away, it then keeps you glued to the screen with its gripping storytelling, addictive role-playing game mechanics, and intense combat. As far...

Project CARS (PlayStation 4)

Project CARS (PlayStation 4)

The last tinker

Project CARS is not your average Sunday drive. Rather than attempt to tune the release to a common ideal, developer Slightly Mad Studios has instead served up a racing simulation that requires real effort if you intend to get the most out of it. Everything about the game – from the controls to the heads-up display – is malleable,...

Color Guardians (PlayStation 4)

Color Guardians (PlayStation 4)

Rainbow runner

Color Guardians takes place in a colourful kingdom full of joyful citizens. However, when a monster swoops in from the sky and sucks up every single colour from the world, only the titular Color Guardians can stand in its way and return the realm to its former vibrant glory. But how will the majestic warriors achieve this? Well, the...

Toren (PlayStation 4)

Toren (PlayStation 4)

You're Toren us apart

Toren marks the first release by Brazilian developer Swordtales, and is the latest of the smaller indie titles to grace the PlayStation 4. Sony's console seems like a great fit for the foray, too, as it takes a huge helping of inspiration from a PlayStation 2 classic, ICO. Of course, while drawing influence from such an iconic...

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PlayStation 4)

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PlayStation 4)

Love in high definition

Spira's a colourful and inviting world, and it looks great on the PlayStation 4. The setting of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, it's a land that mixes nature, strange architecture, and ancient machinery, and it always feels interesting and engaging as a result. Indeed, the two titles that make up this remaster still...

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PlayStation 4)

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PlayStation 4)

Night of the Living Führer

MachineGames has made a much quicker than expected return to the Wolfenstein series that it helped to re-popularise. After a number of years outside of the limelight, Wolfenstein: The New Order marked an exciting and exceptionally well constructed return to form for the franchise. Gone was the overbearing emphasis on...

Tropico 5 (PlayStation 4)

Tropico 5 (PlayStation 4)

Havana good time

Back when Bullfrog was considered a big name, construction games were all the rage. The likes of Theme Park and Theme Hospital were among the most popular releases on the PSone, but as the genre increased in complexity on computers, these console ports became increasingly less common. Tropico 5, then, is something of a rarity: a...

Ziggurat (PlayStation 4)

Ziggurat (PlayStation 4)

Rogue wizards

It's been a busy month for Roguelite, first-person-shooters on the PlayStation 4. No sooner have you put your feet up after besting the firearm filled gauntlets of Tower of Guns, when Ziggurat comes knocking on your door to drag you back to yet another randomly generated labyrinth, packed full of all sorts of monsters and traps. In...

Shovel Knight (PlayStation 4)

Shovel Knight (PlayStation 4)

Dig in

Funded through Kickstarter and developed by a team of less than ten people, Shovel Knight was one of 2014's unexpected Game of the Year contenders. Indeed, the retro jump-'em-up was met with praise from game journalists and YouTube personalities alike, and now that it's finally made its way to PlayStation, not much has changed – it's still...

Project Root (PlayStation 4)

Project Root (PlayStation 4)

Bullet hell

There are so many things worth spending your money on: a gift for that creepy man in the bus stop, one of those rubbery, gooey aliens that were popular in the '90s, or – if all else fails – a can of delicious Spam. With so many quality products on the market, Project Root may just seem a little bit underwhelming. Indeed, it doesn't...

Aaru's Awakening (PlayStation 4)

Aaru's Awakening (PlayStation 4)

For free?

Aaru's Awakening (that's pronounced 'er-ooh' for anyone curious) is the latest indie to launch on PlayStation as a free PlayStation Plus game, and just to be clear, it loves putting its artsy attitude front and centre. Don't get us wrong, we were entertained, if not occasionally peeved, by the challenging run and jump gameplay – but the...

Don Bradman Cricket (PlayStation 4)

Don Bradman Cricket (PlayStation 4)

Not Brad, man

Cricket is like the spaghetti western of sports: what it lacks in lightning-fast thrills, it makes up for in slowly creeping suspense. With Don Bradman Cricket, developer Big Ant Studios has attempted to take this classic calculating core and convert it into a robust and exciting digital experience for Sony's super system. But does the...

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,...