PS4 Reviews

Omega Quintet (PlayStation 4)

Omega Quintet (PlayStation 4)

Poor first gig

It often feels like there are two contrasting ways to critique these anime-esque Japanese role-playing games. Do you rate it expecting readers to have intricate pre-existing knowledge of the tropes and experience that they're signing up for, considering that the vast majority with any potential interest will? Or do you discard this...

Jamestown+ (PlayStation 4)

Jamestown+ (PlayStation 4)

Sir Walter Rambo

Sony's new console isn't running short on stellar shoot 'em ups – in fact, it already has two instant classics and a great update in the form of Resogun, Velocity 2X, and Super Stardust Ultra. But like the many monsters that we find ourselves blasting away in this genre, maybe you're still hungry for more. Fear not, despite some...

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PlayStation 4)

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PlayStation 4)

Claptrap compilation

It's becoming a familiar tale of late: a much loved game from the previous generation shows up on your new and shiny gaming apparatus, dressed up, and strutting its stuff in an attempt to lure you away from newer releases. The latest title to enter this 'mutton dressed as lamb' category is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a...

Bloodborne (PlayStation 4)

Bloodborne (PlayStation 4)

The 'borne supremacy

It's been an excruciating nine months since Bloodborne was first unveiled to wide-eyed spectators, as, much like more life-damaging addictions, the mere knowledge that this twisted continuation of the Souls saga existed in some form was enough to turn its fan base into the mumbling horrors that litter Yharnam's streets. Having...

Scram Kitty DX (PlayStation 4)

Scram Kitty DX (PlayStation 4)

You think dogs and cats fight rough? The mice have lasers

Having started life as a Nintendo Wii U exclusive – where it was peculiarly named Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails – this clever indie platformer/shooter has made its way to the PlayStation 4 and Vita, shortening its name to the slightly-less-confusing-but-still-delightfully-quirky...

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PlayStation 4)

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PlayStation 4)

Patience test chamber

Office politics can be a killer. As anybody who has ever had to share a tuna salad baguette with Gina from accounting will attest, we're all just one wrong word away from snapping. Usually that takes the guise of making off-hand comments about a 55-year-old's fascination with leopard skin underwear and tight skirts, but what if...

R.B.I. Baseball 15 (PlayStation 4)

R.B.I. Baseball 15 (PlayStation 4)

Shutout

R.B.I. Baseball is not a new series per se. The brand's legacy dates back all the way to a line of bat and ball titles that launched on SEGA platforms – among others – through the 80s and 90s. The last one released in 1995, until last year, when R.B.I. Baseball 14 brought the series back – albeit in underwhelming fashion. Spoilers:...

Bastion (PlayStation 4)

Bastion (PlayStation 4)

Before Red, there was the Kid

It's utterly amazing how much the indie game scene has changed since 2011. Sony has started to heavily promote teensy developers at major industry conferences, Valve's Steam Greenlight has allowed thousands to publish games for players to test before they're even finished, and Kickstarter has made it possible for...

Rack N Ruin (PlayStation 4)

Rack N Ruin (PlayStation 4)

Not so much Rack 'n' Roll

Rack N Ruin attempts to pull at the nostalgia strings, getting inspiration from all sorts of old-school adventure games. Instead of giving you a hero, though, you get Rack, a little demon who is hell bent on destroying planets. This demon-driven adventure game attempts to blend some of the best classic titles into one...

Axiom Verge (PlayStation 4)

Axiom Verge (PlayStation 4)

Metroidvania megalo

Here at Push Square Towers, we're reviewing more indie games than ever before. Sony's new focus on helping small developers has brought in a slew of titles – some good, some bad. But in this vast sea of software, it's exceptionally rare that an indie is as well-designed as Axiom Verge. Like Shovel Knight, it's a retro-inspired...

RIDE (PlayStation 4)

RIDE (PlayStation 4)

On yer bike

Milestone knows a thing or two about motorbikes. The industrious Italian developer has been pumping out licensed two-wheeled titles like MotoGP, MXGP, and SBK for years now, and RIDE represents its most recent return to the saddle. Unlike its older endeavours, however, this is an original intellectual property inspired by the likes of...

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

The Watchers on the Wall

Telltale seems to have slotted into a nice little groove with regards to its episodic release schedule of late. Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness marks its second outing of the month – a paltry one week later than the most recent instalment of Tales from the Borderlands. If this pace can be...

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation 4)

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation 4)

It oni gets better

Toukiden: The Age of Demons was and still is a great adventure on the PlayStation Vita, but it's been made a bit obsolete by its follow-up, Toukiden: Kiwami. Not quite a sequel, Kiwami includes the entirety of the original game, plus a slew of new chapters which continue the story after the events of The Age of Demons. As such,...

Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 4)

Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 4)

Look who’s back

Slender: The Arrival is a title that's been steadily seeing release across a variety of platforms for a while now – and the latest victim is the PlayStation 4. You may remember the game hitting the PlayStation 3 a few months ago, where it had its fair share of issues. If you need us to jog your memory, it was a really poor port...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PlayStation 4)

Dead good

Resident Evil's been in a bit of a rut of late, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 never looked like it was going to break that cycle prior to release. With dated visuals, dodgy dialogue, and rudimentary third-person shooting, the title didn't exactly put its best foot forward in press previews. But this spin-off – a successor to the...

Battlefield Hardline (PlayStation 4)

Battlefield Hardline (PlayStation 4)

Battlefield Vice

We all know what police officers are like, don't we? If semi-documentaries like The Wire, CSI, The Shield, and A Touch of Frost are anything to go by, there's barely a person in law enforcement on either side of the pond that isn't addicted to meth and good-hearted hookers. As easy as it is for us to identify with these fictional...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode Four: Metamorphosis (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode Four: Metamorphosis (PlayStation 4)

Dumb and dumber

Pin back your decaying lugholes and listen for a second: there are two endings to Resident Evil: Revelations 2, and one will leave you feeling significantly more satisfied than the other. In what's perhaps a nod to survival horror games of old, there's a throwaway choice in an earlier episode that completely changes the complexion of...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged (PlayStation 4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged (PlayStation 4)

Cool story, bro

It's taken an age for Telltale Games to release the second instalment in its Tales from the Borderlands series. The first episode deployed all the way back in December, and in the time since, it's released not one but two episodes in its other ongoing story, Game of Thrones. The question is: has the continuation of Rhys and Fiona's...