PS3 Reviews

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...

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PlayStation 3)

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PlayStation 3)

Back to basics

This author has been lucky enough to see the Atelier franchise slowly evolve over the past five years. With each PlayStation 3 title, new mechanics have been introduced, scrapping those that didn't previously work and improving on those that did. Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is the biggest improvement yet, though, as it...

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...

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

It's dangerous to go alone

WayForward has been toying with the Adventure Time property in games for a while now, and hasn’t quite managed to merge the show’s wacky personality with a compatible interactive experience up to this point. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom finally gets the pairing right, and while it’s not without...

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...

Blood of the Werewolf (PlayStation 3)

Blood of the Werewolf (PlayStation 3)

The wolf among us

Some people just don’t have any luck. As though transforming into a hairy, blood-thirsty bipedal wolf every month isn’t a tad inconvenient, then someone has to come and murder your husband, burn down your gothic home, and take your son. Thankfully, the only thing between you and him is a series of impractically designed...

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...

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (PlayStation 3)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (PlayStation 3)

Pill popper

Pac-Man is a classic video game character, recognised alongside other greats such as Mario, Sonic, and Donkey Kong. The origins of these heroes have all helped to shape the gaming world as we know it today – but how is Bandai Namco’s famous bubble biter remaining relevant in this day and age? Well, after sprouting arms and legs, the...

WWE 2K15 (PlayStation 3)

WWE 2K15 (PlayStation 3)

Low blow

If you’re a wrestling fan, it’s been hard to ignore 2K Sports’ constant bragging about just how revolutionary WWE 2K15 is going to be. However, while this certainly looks to be true with the PlayStation 4 version, the recycled gameplay and samey ideas present in the last-gen effort leave a lot to be desired. When booting up the game...