PS4 Reviews

Trials Fusion: Empire of the Sky (PlayStation 4)

Trials Fusion: Empire of the Sky (PlayStation 4)

Looking up

If there was one thing wrong with Trials Fusion, it was that there wasn’t enough chances to fall tens of thousands of feet to your death. The fans have spoken: sometimes smashing your 120MPH bike into a brick wall just doesn’t feel dangerous enough. Don’t worry, though, as Ubisoft has heard your cries for a little more distance from...

Hotline Miami (PlayStation 4)

Hotline Miami (PlayStation 4)

Miami Visceral

With the stylish murder simulator Hotline Miami first hitting the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the darling indie title has already achieved critical acclaim and a cult following of devout 80s obsessed adrenaline junkies. Just over a year later, the gory title sees a re-release on the...

inFAMOUS: First Light (PlayStation 4)

inFAMOUS: First Light (PlayStation 4)

Fetching

The problem with inFAMOUS: Second Son was that it ended too quickly: Sucker Punch’s supercharged pseudo sequel was over in a flash, leaving many of its fans wanting more. inFAMOUS: First Light attempts to solve that problem, recharging with a new playable character, storyline, and some fresh powers – but does it burn brightly, or...

Metro Redux (PlayStation 4)

Metro Redux (PlayStation 4)

A whole new world

What do you get when you mix a Ukrainian developer, a best-selling Russian novel, two games, and the PlayStation 4? It’s not a trick question: we’re referring to Metro Redux, of course. 4A Games’ pair of previous generation escapades have been remastered and reworked for Sony’s latest system – and, in many ways, the...

CounterSpy (PlayStation 4)

CounterSpy (PlayStation 4)

From Russia with regret

CounterSpy is a strange beast. Developed by fledgling studio Dynamighty, it's an ambitious game that strives to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D stealth, while also attempting to juggle randomly generated levels. And while it plays host to some truly unique mechanics, and consistently brilliant presentation, it's...

Hohokum (PlayStation 4)

Hohokum (PlayStation 4)

Tripping the light fantastic

Whenever we played British developer Honeyslug’s latest game Hohokum at conventions and the like, our biggest issue was quite simply explaining the experience to others. What exactly is the vibrant title starring a multicoloured worm all about? Is it art? How do you play it? Heck, what do you even do? Having spent...

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PlayStation 4)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PlayStation 4)

Heavenly hell

Diablo III is samey and full of repetition in the best possible way. Sure, the package is packed with some truly stunning cut-scenes and the odd nugget of nonsensical narrative exposition – but it’s the never-ending combat that will keep you hooked. Such a rinse and repeat formula should perhaps be frowned upon, but even through...

Pure Pool (PlayStation 4)

Pure Pool (PlayStation 4)

A game with balls

It’s undeniable that VooFoo Studios is swiftly making a name for itself by producing incredibly photo realistic digital renditions of classic games. We’ve already covered the British-based outfit’s Backgammon and Chess endeavours, and now we’re onto Pure Pool, an adaptation of the quintessential pub pastime that’s...

Road Not Taken (PlayStation 4)

Road Not Taken (PlayStation 4)

Rice, rabbits, and unfit parents

Every year, just as the winter starts to kill off the last of the year’s berries, children head out into the forest in a final attempt to boost food stores. Some of the little ones never come back, which seems to panic the parents a little too much considering that they let them go off and do it every year...

The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4)

The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4)

About a girl

Success comes with scepticism. From the second that first-party outfit Naughty Dog’s survival horror experiment The Last of Us was compared favourably to cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane, the release was always going to have to convince a jaded jury of cynics that it was worthy of such watershed acclaim. Its legacy will probably...

Trials Fusion: Riders of the Rustlands (PlayStation 4)

Trials Fusion: Riders of the Rustlands (PlayStation 4)

Feeling rusty

Trials Fusion was one of the must-have games on the PlayStation 4 when it came out, and its first batch of downloadable content should be something of an event for the million or so people who invested in it. However, what could have been an exciting new set of levels ends up being underwhelming, spinning its wheels over a set of ideas...

Rogue Legacy (PlayStation 4)

Rogue Legacy (PlayStation 4)

Castle smashers

There are plenty of brutal indies that'll put your dexterity to the test on Sony platforms. The likes of Spelunky and Cloudberry Kingdom represent a somewhat niche, but addictive genre. However, Rogue Legacy, a title that blends platforming and simple combat with role-playing mechanics, is perhaps one of the most inspired that we've...

The Swapper (PlayStation 4)

The Swapper (PlayStation 4)

The clone wars

The world of human cloning is a scientific nightmare, and in The Swapper you'll tackle that minefield head on. Curve Studios' latest indie conversion attempts to use a clever puzzle mechanic to examine and answer complex metaphysical questions. But does this charming indie solve the problem, or is it just a load of philosophical...

Another World (PlayStation 4)

Another World (PlayStation 4)

Back off, man. I'm a scientist

A tiny team of developers with an independent spirit and a vision of creating a game that’s inspired by classic science fiction may seem like a description of Push Square’s E3 2014 Game of the Show, but it could just as easily be applied to Another World. Yet, while Sean Murray of Hello Games talked about creating...

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (PlayStation 4)

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (PlayStation 4)

Hello. Follow me

Everybody played Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee back in the day. Although the game was available on just about everything, the title’s four-fingered Mudokon was at one point just as recognisable as fellow multiformat PlayStation mascots like Lara Croft. The challenging puzzles and striking design pulled people in, while the clever,...

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PlayStation 4)

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PlayStation 4)

Nacho average platformer

Not content with causing a ruckus on Sony’s previous systems, Drinkbox Studios’ Mexican-themed Metroidvania marvel Guacamelee! is back for more in this amped up, definitive release. Featuring a host of extra content, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – which we’ll refer to as ‘STCE’ from now on for the...

Crimsonland (PlayStation 4)

Crimsonland (PlayStation 4)

Don't fear the reaper

Twin-stick shooters are like Hollywood action films. They’re violent, bold, and, while there’s plenty going around, very few are actually any good. Crimsonland is the latest entry in the once popular genre, and does very little to differentiate itself from the competition. But does this adherence to tried and tested tropes...

Killzone: Shadow Fall - Intercept (PlayStation 4)

Killzone: Shadow Fall - Intercept (PlayStation 4)

In the zone

A dedicated co-op component has long been missing in action over the course of the Killzone series' multiple instalments. If you've ever wanted to blow up Helghast with a buddy outside of the franchise's sometimes disappointing campaigns, then you've always had little choice but to team up together for some competitive play – but now,...