PS3 Reviews

Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Gangster's paradise

Should the long awaited Yakuza 5 prove to be the PlayStation 3's swan song, there couldn't be a more fitting release. Like the last-gen system itself, the latest instalment in SEGA's seedy soap opera is occasionally convoluted and slow to get started, but it's deeply entertaining all the same. It may have taken series protagonist...

Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest (PS3)

Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest (PS3)

Girl fight

Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest started life as an "adult game" for PC, before being cleaned up and ported to the PlayStation 3. You only need to look at a screenshot to see evidence of this, but beyond all of the fan service, is this a game worth playing? The premise is relatively simple: you control a nameless protagonist, who is...

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS3)

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS3)

Anticlimax

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax has made the leap West. Released for the Vita and PlayStation 3 eleven months ago in Japan, the assist-based 2D fighter brings together characters from the Dengeki Bunko portfolio in a Sega-themed world to battle against a mysterious, evil force. Featuring 14 playable characters and 23 more cameo...

5 Star Wrestling (PlayStation 3)

5 Star Wrestling (PlayStation 3)

Lie, cheat, steal

After the latest disappointment in the colossal WWE series, wrestling game fans may have found solace in the knowledge that a fresh contender was on the way to challenge for the genre's crown. Pitched as the wrestling equivalent of Pro Evolution Soccer, Serious Parody's 5 Star Wrestling intended to offer a fun alternative to...

Hyper Void (PlayStation 3)

Hyper Void (PlayStation 3)

Black hole sun

In an industry where literally anyone can decide to make a video game, it's almost instinctive to overlook something like Hyper Void. Created by two brothers with a passion for old-school space shooters, this three-dimensional take on the genre has its fair share of shortcomings – but we still think that those interested should at...

Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

Hell in a halfpipe

Cosmophony is a rhythmic shooter for the PlayStation 3 which has you guiding a craft as it flies through a wire frame halfpipe packed full of geometric shapes. These are either obstacles to avoid or targets to blast and each of the five stages available are set to a thumping drum and bass soundtrack from French producer and DJ,...

Syberia (PlayStation 3)

Syberia (PlayStation 3)

Clickbait

Originally released in 2002, Syberia is one of the most fondly remembered examples of the point and click adventure game genre. With a clever story, and equally ingenious puzzles, it remains as relevant today as the day that it was released. But while the title itself makes a strong case for the revival of this antiquated style of...

BlazeRush (PlayStation 3)

BlazeRush (PlayStation 3)

Blaze of glory

Missiles and bullets flying past cars; monster trucks and flying saucers whizzing down tracks; collisions, crashes, and that all-important final lap overtake – this is BlazeRush, a brand new PlayStation 3 racer from Russian developer Targem Games. This drive-‘em-up offers a short story about underground racing and your...

Digimon All-Star Rumble (PlayStation 3)

Digimon All-Star Rumble (PlayStation 3)

Digivolve into average

Back in the 90s when Pokémon and Digimon fought for the money of the young, the digital creatures managed to win over many would-be monster trainers thanks to a decent television series, but flash forward two decades, and Digimon has long since past its prime, while Nintendo's catch-'em-up continues to dominate the handheld...

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PlayStation 3)

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PlayStation 3)

Dancing queen

The musical maven of the digital world returns with the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd – the second coming of the leading lady and her motley crew in SEGA’s fast-paced, rhythm series. Featuring even more music created through the character’s very own virtual vocals suite, does this sequel hit a high – or a bum...

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3)

Sora sensational

Square Enix may not know how to do release dates, press conferences, or reasonable haircuts, but it's an expert at HD Collections. The firm's Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was at least half a masterpiece, and the original Kingdom Hearts collection has become the only proper way to start the franchise. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX...

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation 3)

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation 3)

Military mishap

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops combines the best features and missions from its mobile counterparts, packaging the popular smartphone series’ first two titles together for PlayStation platforms. Does this port march onto Sony’s systems with success, though – or is it an overpriced clone doing the console rounds? The game definitely...

Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3)

Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3)

A touch of frost

You’d be forgiven for branding Assassin’s Creed Rogue an afterthought, as its next-gen brother, Assassin’s Creed Unity, overshadowed its release. Although appearing as a cash-in for those still waiting to upgrade their PlayStation 3s, though, this is actually a solid instalment in Ubisoft’s historical franchise, bringing...

Snark Busters: High Society (PlayStation 3)

Snark Busters: High Society (PlayStation 3)

Who you gonna call?

A game sporting a name like Snark Busters: High Society should be enough to perk the interest of pretty much anyone – you can’t help but let it spark question after question in your mind. What the hell’s a Snark, why does it need busting, and most importantly, will there be top hats? Should all of these questions push your...