PS4 Reviews

DriveClub (PlayStation 4)

DriveClub (PlayStation 4)

How fast do you wanna go?

It’s been a long wait leading to a bumpy road for racing fans, but DriveClub is finally here. A curious lack of pre-release code and online connection issues has forced us to hold back our thoughts on Evolution Studios' cursed exclusive for a couple of weeks longer than we expected, but having now had a chance to see...

Samurai Warriors 4 (PlayStation 4)

Samurai Warriors 4 (PlayStation 4)

Ronin around at the speed of sound

The Samurai Warriors franchise has always played second fiddle to sister series Dynasty Warriors, especially over here in the West. Where the latter is now up to its eighth main instalment, without counting any spin-offs, Samurai Warriors has only just reached its fourth incarnation. To the inexperienced, there...

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - The Complete First Season (PlayStation 4)

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - The Complete First Season (PlayStation 4)

Long road ahead

Telltale Games had been around for quite some time before it deployed the first instalment in its episodic The Walking Dead tie-in way back in 2012. The Californian company had previously enjoyed varying levels of success with its Sam & Max series, but was still looking for a smash hit at the time. That changed when it introduced...

MXGP: The Official Motocross Game (PlayStation 4)

MXGP: The Official Motocross Game (PlayStation 4)

Scrubs up fine

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the mentality that MotoGP maker Milestone appears to be adopting with MXGP: The Official Motocross Game following March’s somewhat unspectacular PlayStation 3 outing. Having been on the receiving end of a bit of a critical soiling, the Italian outfit has now opted to port a...

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (PlayStation 4)

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (PlayStation 4)

Pierless

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (or Pier Solar HD) is an updated re-release of a game that launched on the Sega Mega Drive in 2010, and in truth, that tells you just about everything that you need to know. This unashamedly stodgy RPG trades in genre tropes with wild abandon, while brazenly attempting to tug at your nostalgia. And in...

NBA 2K15 (PlayStation 4)

NBA 2K15 (PlayStation 4)

Three-peat

There’s no question that NBA 2K has become the gold standard when it comes to basketball simulators, raising the bar year-after-year with great modes such as ‘My Career’ and ‘My GM’ that allows fans of not only the sport but also the league experience to fashion their own careers. Where this franchise has made its money, though,...

Skylanders: Trap Team (PlayStation 4)

Skylanders: Trap Team (PlayStation 4)

Money trap

Whether you’re a seven-year-old or a 30-year-old, there’s joy to be found in the Skylanders series. Whether it’s the cheesy humour and cute visuals, the simple puzzles and combat, the imaginative heroes and villains, or perhaps the detailed collectible figurines, this uber-popular property has you covered. And capturing your...

The Evil Within (PlayStation 4)

The Evil Within (PlayStation 4)

Clair de Loony

The Evil Within knows how to make you sweat. Tango Gameworks’ disgusting debut outing will leave you teetering on the precipice of failure with every twisted encounter, causing you to curse your shortage of resources or your character’s lack of superhuman strength. This is a game that, like its survival horror superiors, isn’t...

Dust: An Elysian Tail (PlayStation 4)

Dust: An Elysian Tail (PlayStation 4)

Elysian feels

You wake up in the middle of a field with no idea who you are, or what you’re doing. A totally foreign winged creature flitters about, its aggravatingly chipper voice flinging questions at you incessantly. The ornate sword at your feet can also talk, but thankfully its voice is mercifully sombre. It informs you that you need to go on...

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

Dim same

In a gaming sphere that currently adores sandbox and open world games, too few gamers would recognise the name Wei Shen. Sleeping Dogs' lead is a troubled character who makes the likes of Aiden Pearce seem annoyingly lacking in the personality department, and the aforementioned title that our chaotic cop comes from is often similarly...

Chariot (PlayStation 4)

Chariot (PlayStation 4)

Chariots of fire

Quebec-based Frima Studio is no stranger to indies on the PlayStation brand. For those who aren’t familiar, the developer made the entertainment Young Thor and A Space Shooter for Two Bucks for PlayStation Minis. It’s now crafted its very first PlayStation 4 title called Chariot – a physics-based, 2D platformer. In the game, a...

Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game (PlayStation 4)

Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game (PlayStation 4)

Sweet little lies

If you’ve got a poker face like Lady GaGa, then Fibbage is for you. This is an intriguing bluffing game for two to eight players, which takes an interesting twist on the typical quiz genre, prompting you to enter ridiculous, silly, or downright rude pieces of trivia, with the aim being to convince your pals that they’re true...

Defense Grid 2 (PlayStation 4)

Defense Grid 2 (PlayStation 4)

Ivory tower

Tower defence is a tricky genre to get right: it must strike the perfect balance between simplicity and challenge to avoid any dullness. Add in a home console controller that allows less inputs than a mouse and keyboard combination, and you have yourself a disaster waiting to happen. Defense Grid 2 seems to get the formula just right,...

Alien: Isolation (PlayStation 4)

Alien: Isolation (PlayStation 4)

RIPley

Creative Assembly’s greatest challenge with Alien: Isolation was always going to be keeping the title’s gruesome game of cat and mouse interesting over the course of a complete campaign – and it would have succeeded, if it knew when to roll the credits. There’s always a cry from money conscious consumers for more content, but SEGA’s...

Anomaly 2 (PlayStation 4)

Anomaly 2 (PlayStation 4)

Turning the tables

Tower defence is more of a niche genre for a particular subset of gamers. The slow pace and constant, strategic management of resources that characterises the games may sound like either a fun time or a monotonous drag to you, but something like Anomaly 2 is, er, an anomaly. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play as...

Futuridium EP Deluxe (PlayStation 4)

Futuridium EP Deluxe (PlayStation 4)

Spacecubes

The work of a space pilot is never done – and in Futuridium EP Deluxe, you'll learn this firsthand. This retro themed shooter attempts to combine classic genre tropes with modern sensibilities, while also providing a cacophony of visual and sonic stimulation. But does this ship reach warp speed, or could it have used a bit longer in the...

FIFA 15 (PlayStation 4)

FIFA 15 (PlayStation 4)

Straight down the middle

Reviewing FIFA tends to get harder as the years pass, especially when there are no new gameplay innovations or drastic blueprint alterations to shout about. Last year's entry felt like a step up purely because of the graphical and technical improvements that came courtesy of new hardware, but FIFA 15 is obviously unable to...

CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

It's reigning Zen

Blurring the line between tower defense and real-time strategy, CastleStorm proved a surprise hit when we reviewed it last year. This time, Zen Studios’ clever mash-up is back on the PlayStation 4, with all of its previous DLC and a few new surprises up its sleeve. But how does this version stack up against the game that we...

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood (PlayStation 4)

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood (PlayStation 4)

Dreadlock screen

Watch Dogs was a solid sandbox title that was let down by a shallow story and a weak cast of characters, and even though it featured a number of well designed missions and some great combat, a severe lack of personality kept proceedings from being truly memorable. Flash forward, and we have the game's first expansion: Bad Blood...