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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4)

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4)

S-S-S-Stylishly enhanced

Since 2001, Devil May Cry has become a franchise that many hold dear - and for good reason. The original's blend of stylish combat while playing as a badass demon hunter who's half demon and half human really made for a great dynamic. Over the years, the series has seen its highs and lows, with the sequel falling flat and...

Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)

Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)

Arkham night, night

Branded as the apparent finale to London-based studio Rocksteady's gritty affair with the world's greatest detective, Batman: Arkham Knight proves to be a eulogy of epic proportions. However, although brandishing all the stand out qualities of its critically acclaimed predecessors that are now polished to a blinding shine, Arkham...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch a Ride (PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch a Ride (PS4)

Touchgoal

After a hiatus that felt like forever, Telltale returns with Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch a Ride. While we felt that the opening episode was fantastic – it really was a pleasant surprise – the follow-up took a step back. It wasn't that Episode 2 was bad, it just didn't feel terribly fulfilling – but now we're at...

Tour de France 2015 (PS4)

Tour de France 2015 (PS4)

Smooth ride

If your Sunday bike ride doesn't take you 180 kilometres through some of the most scenic areas of Europe, you really need to buck your ideas up. The rest of us – statuesque in our hard-bodied glory – don't really need a video game tie-in for the Tour de France, because we live it every single day. Still, last year's travesty...

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (PS4)

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (PS4)

The heist life

As a law abiding citizen, committing robbery is probably the last thing on your mind. That said, somewhere inside your deepest thoughts – whether you'd admit it or not – you've probably pondered what it would be like to throw off the shackles of society's laws, and turn to a life crime. In Payday 2: Crimewave Edition for the...

Roundabout (PlayStation 4)

Roundabout (PlayStation 4)

I'm spinning around

Roundabout is the port of a game that came to the PC last year, and it's easily the most bonkers release we've played in a long time. You assume the role of the ever-silent Georgio Manos – the world's first spinning limousine driver – and are tasked with re-enacting her fictional rise to fame in the 70s. Stages adopt two...

Super Exploding Zoo (PlayStation 4)

Super Exploding Zoo (PlayStation 4)

Baboom

Super Exploding Zoo, from Hohokum developer Honeyslug, should be a cute, light-hearted game: it's got cartoony animals, bright colours, and a peppy, happy soundtrack. But there's something about leading animals to their death that's slightly sinister – the hard stare in a dodo's eyes as he walks his last steps is unnatural and almost...

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PlayStation 4)

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PlayStation 4)

Dead and alive

Brandishing a rather fetching title, Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (Schrödinger's, henceforth) introduces itself as somewhat of a novel addition to the 2D platforming realm, boasting eccentric stylised graphics and an intriguingly educational premise. Once you dig deeper than these cosmetic oddities, however,...

Arcania: The Complete Tale (PlayStation 4)

Arcania: The Complete Tale (PlayStation 4)

Archaic adventure

Stop us if you've heard this one before: a man sets out on a quest for revenge after his idyllic life is shattered by the destruction of his home at the hands of a marauding army. On his journey for retribution, not only does he become a great warrior – who handily ends up saving the world – but this nameless hero even manages...

Wander (PlayStation 4)

Wander (PlayStation 4)

Can't help but wander

Have you ever wanted to know what a game would be like – specifically an MMO – if you took away the combat, the RPG elements, and the objectives? Try to imagine an online game which places the focus squarely on exploring the world, and discovering the mysteries that it holds. Picture an adventure which does away with text...

Badland: Game of the Year Edition (PlayStation 4)

Badland: Game of the Year Edition (PlayStation 4)

Good times in the badlands

Having started life as a mobile title, Badland now attempts to entice a new audience to its challenging, physics-based endless runner-esque experience by appearing on all three PlayStation platforms – including the PlayStation 4. And with its enhanced visuals and multitude of additional levels, it makes a decent...

Magicka 2 (PlayStation 4)

Magicka 2 (PlayStation 4)

It's a co-op kinda magic

Magicka 2, much like the PC hit Magicka before it, is a magic-'em-up which plays out in cartoony environments from a Diablo-esque isometric viewpoint. As the name suggests, it's all about magic(ka) and it packs a fun, surprisingly deep spell casting system that will see you conjuring up all manner of devastation. Making the...

Ultra Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 4)

Ultra Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 4)

No contest

While the eyes of truly dedicated Street Fighter fans will undoubtedly be fixed on the forthcoming fifth main iteration in the popular series – exclusive to the PlayStation 4, no less – Capcom has seen fit to do a bit of preliminary groundwork by bringing the previous entry to Sony's new-gen system. Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4...

Beach Buggy Racing (PlayStation 4)

Beach Buggy Racing (PlayStation 4)

Sea you at the finish line

Beach Buggy Racing is more Blackpool than the Bahamas. Vector Unit's debut PlayStation 4 outing ditches the basic backdrops of Super Mario Kart's dowdy Donut Plains, and attempts to inject a little sunshine into the humble kart racer by setting the action beside the sea. Despite the Californian company's best intentions,...

Sparkle Unleashed (PlayStation 4)

Sparkle Unleashed (PlayStation 4)

Lacking spark

Do you remember the days when playing and collecting marbles was popular? No, we're not 100-years-old either, but even though times and technology have changed, Sparkle Unleashed has a familiar premise: you must arrange balls into order for personal satisfaction. The difference here is that your obsessive compulsive disorder isn't the...

Destiny: House of Wolves (PlayStation 4)

Destiny: House of Wolves (PlayStation 4)

Pack mentality

Where The Dark Below seemed to stumble around in the, er, dark, Destiny's second so-called expansion, House of Wolves, clearly aims to right the wrongs of its predecessor. Alongside the shooter's most recent patches, the newest slice of downloadable content does its best to make meaningful, positive changes to the shooter's formula,...

The Escapists (PlayStation 4)

The Escapists (PlayStation 4)

Bored behind bars

Every great prison break in history has been executed by someone with the ability to make a fully functioning machine gun out of two plastic forks, a DVD of Adam Sandler's 1989 cinematic masterpiece Going Overboard, and three inches of wire. The Escapists teaches you everything that you need to know when you inevitably get locked...

Sketchcross (PlayStation Vita)

Sketchcross (PlayStation Vita)

Sketchy

Nonograms are an eclectic sort of puzzle. Mostly being a spin on sudoku with a hint of crosswords, the objective is to essentially create pixel art of animals, people, shapes, or anything that you can think of by filling in specific squares of a grid. You accomplish this by logically analysing numbers that correspond with rows and columns,...