PS4 Reviews

Motorcycle Club (PlayStation 4)

Motorcycle Club (PlayStation 4)

Death on two wheels

Motorcycle Club is a racing game on two wheels with a few twists. The most notable addition is the ability to switch between three different bikes on the fly. You'll have access to a superbike, roadster, and custom all at once for each race, and tapping L1 or R1 will allow you to hop between saddles depending on the situation...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode One: Penal Colony (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode One: Penal Colony (PlayStation 4)

Penal infection

You never know quite what you're going to get with Resident Evil anymore. After all, Capcom's flagship franchise has cultivated so many clangers over the years that it's lucky to be held in such high esteem. Of course, a lot of that goodwill stems from the series' various smash hits: an unforgettable night in the Spencer Mansion, a...

Trivial Pursuit Live! (PlayStation 4)

Trivial Pursuit Live! (PlayStation 4)

Genius in a can

If there's one problem with the physical version of Trivial Pursuit, it's that there aren't enough klaxons. Without loud noises and bright lights, how are you supposed to know how awesome and attractive you obviously are? Ubisoft's latest adaptation drops most of what made the question-and-answer board game such a huge success,...

Dragon Ball XenoVerse (PlayStation 4)

Dragon Ball XenoVerse (PlayStation 4)

Sparking!

If you're a fan of Dragon Ball, be it the brilliantly detailed original manga series or the animated adaptation, the chances are that the story is now embedded deep within your psyche – especially if you've played even just a few of the licensed games over the years. It's hard to surprise a fan, then, because they already know the plot...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PlayStation 4)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PlayStation 4)

Empires of the Sun

Trying to describe Dynasty Warriors' spin-off Empires series is a difficult proposition, even to someone who's familiar with the franchise's main instalments. At their core, the games are the same, in that gameplay still involves hacking and slashing your way through entire armies in a bid to conquer China, but it's everything...

Q*Bert Rebooted (PlayStation 4)

Q*Bert Rebooted (PlayStation 4)

@!#?@!

It's easy to name the quintessential arcade games of the 80s, like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders – after all, these are timeless titles that still carry pop culture sway today. However, one of the heavy hitters that's somewhat faded into history is Q*Bert, an isometric puzzle platformer that rivalled Pac-Man's stature during its...

Resogun: Defenders (PlayStation 4)

Resogun: Defenders (PlayStation 4)

Offence is the best form of defence

Goodbye doesn't always have to be the saddest word – it can be explosive, too. Resogun: Defenders marks the last of the post-launch expansions for Housemarque's critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 shoot-'em-up, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's something of a humdinger. Packing two brand new modes – Protector...

Hustle Kings (PlayStation 4)

Hustle Kings (PlayStation 4)

Worth a shot

There were no shortage of pub games on the PlayStation 3 by the end of its tenure as Sony's flagship format, and the PlayStation 4 is picking off right where its predecessor left off. Following the release of VooFoo Studios' pretty Pure Pool last year, the Japanese giant has decided to port Hustle Kings – ironically, also originally...

Evolve (PlayStation 4)

Evolve (PlayStation 4)

Play your f***ing class

In a generation littered with server issues, campaign length fears, and a heightened interest in getting more for your money, it seems odd that a title would launch with some online-only multiplayer modes, no real campaign, and more DLC than you can probably afford. That's exactly what Evolve has done. However, this...

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PlayStation 4)

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PlayStation 4)

Last but not least

Dead or Alive's first foray onto the PlayStation 4 is everything that you'd expect, and not much else. Buxom women, chiselled men, and angry cyborg demons make up a decent sized character roster, while the modes on offer are standard fighting game fare. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the most complete edition of Koei Tecmo's...

The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4)

The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4)

Out of order

The Order: 1886 dares to tread where so many others have fallen, by attempting to fuse interactivity with cinematic qualities. And in some ways, it succeeds: developer Ready at Dawn has clearly sipped from the Holy Grail of the graphics gods, as this is arguably the most technologically accomplished title ever released. However, in its...

Hand of Fate (PlayStation 4)

Hand of Fate (PlayStation 4)

Just short of a full deck

Hand of Fate is the pen and paper RPG that you'll need neither a pen nor paper for (or friends, for that matter). The Kickstarter-funded title combines collectable card game with elements of third-person action and classic choose your own adventure tropes, to create a blend that surprisingly delivers a punishing, rewarding...

Super Stardust Ultra (PlayStation 4)

Super Stardust Ultra (PlayStation 4)

Rock 'n' roll

Super Stardust HD drew the dual joystick short straw last generation. Released at a time when the PlayStation 3 was really unpopular, Geometry Wars and its Xbox Live Arcade successor tended to lap up all of the downloadable shoot-'em-up plaudits – despite it never, in this author's opinion, hitting the same highs as Housemarque's...

RISK (PlayStation 4)

RISK (PlayStation 4)

Risky business

With so many kitten videos on YouTube, taking over the world is something of a hassle these days. Vladimir Putin, with his head as smooth as a baby's first jazz recital, has found this out the hard way, attempting to start a world war while also maintaining his long-distance stalking of PewDiePie. Luckily, there's an easier way to...

Apotheon (PlayStation 4)

Apotheon (PlayStation 4)

Commence the Apotheonslaught

Apotheon is the latest game from Capsized developer Alientrap, and also just happens to be the most recent in a long line of PlayStation 4 releases to debut as part of the Instant Game Collection. The quality of these freebies has been all over the board since launch, leading many to question the quality of this Greek...

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 - The Lost Lords (PlayStation 4)

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 - The Lost Lords (PlayStation 4)

To ice we all return

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords marks our second journey to Westeros courtesy of Telltale Games. Those of you with longer memories may recall that we thought that the season premiere was decent, if not outstanding – but fortunately this seems like a better indication of where the series is headed. Naturally, the...

Unmechanical: Extended (PlayStation 4)

Unmechanical: Extended (PlayStation 4)

The little robot that could

Unmechanical: Extended joins an ever lengthening list of PC and mobile games making the jump to PlayStation consoles. But, while this quirky puzzle game runs a very real risk of being lost in an ever expanding sea of indies, there's something enticing about its backdrop and robocopter protagonist that might just give it...

Dying Light (PlayStation 4)

Dying Light (PlayStation 4)

Run to the kills

Unlike a zombie bite, Dying Light gets better with time. You'll feel a little underpowered during the undead-'em-up's opening exchanges, but as you gradually cross quests off your multiplying mission log and sink your teeth into the title's story, Polish developer Techland's parkour-inspired escapade really comes into its own. This...

Grim Fandango Remastered (PlayStation 4)

Grim Fandango Remastered (PlayStation 4)

Back from the dead

We can hear the cries from a vocal minority already: "Oh, come on – another remaster? Enough is enough." In this case, though, we can probably all agree to make an exception. Grim Fandango is, by many, considered to be one of the greatest adventure games ever released, and while it didn't sell especially well at first attempt,...