PS4 Reviews

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

Sly trooper

In the PlayStation 4 version of Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition, over 100 levels await, designed to punish bad decisions with deadly consequences. Fortunately, you have an infinite number of twins with which to throw at the obstacles ahead of you, allowing you to learn from mistakes in order to conquer the title’s...

Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4)

Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4)

Motorcycle menagerie

There aren’t nearly enough motorcycle games that let you play a round of tennis with a penguin, of that we can all agree. Alas, until some clever publisher transforms the concept into a yearly franchise with a pricey season pass, Trials Fusion will have to do. Not only does it boast squirrels and black-and-white birds, but...

Mercenary Kings (PlayStation 4)

Mercenary Kings (PlayStation 4)

You've been Tango'd

Tribute Games’ old school sidescroller Mercenary Kings is something of a Kickstarter success story, having reached Steam and the PlayStation 4 courtesy of a crowdfunding drive a couple of years ago. Produced by a chunk of the team behind the brilliant Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, this next-gen escapade maintains the same...

King Oddball (PlayStation 4)

King Oddball (PlayStation 4)

The tongue and the restless

To say that the videogame market is saturated with physics-based puzzlers would be akin to saying that the Call of Duty series has only been mildly successful. In other words, it would be a vast and gaping understatement. To this end, indie effort King Oddball attempts to set itself apart from the competition by indulging...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation 4)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation 4)

Generation X-treme

"What's the deal with Dynasty Warriors?" is a question that's echoed every now and then across the gaming sphere. To say that it's a divisive property is an understatement – this is a franchise that's in possession of a rabidly loyal core fanbase, while each new instalment receives wildly varying review scores that range from...

Fez (PlayStation 4)

Fez (PlayStation 4)

Never felt better

This review has been a long time coming. Originally released on the Xbox 360 many moons ago, Fez is one of an increasingly large group of indie games that have managed to crack the collective consciousness. However, for all its critical acclaim, the retro inspired romp is only now making its way onto Sony systems. But was this...

TowerFall Ascension (PlayStation 4)

TowerFall Ascension (PlayStation 4)

Who needs titans?

Remember the good old days of gathering your friends together on the couch for an intense multiplayer session? Indie outfit Matt Makes Games – a one-man development team comprised of Matt Thorson – has created a 2D action multiplayer title named TowerFall Ascension, where players practice the art of archery. This is actually an...

Awesomenauts Assemble! (PlayStation 4)

Awesomenauts Assemble! (PlayStation 4)

It's rude to double-dip

If you only tend to focus on the big titles released for Sony’s parallelogram-shaped machine, then you may have missed out on some of the memorable indie experiences deployed over the past few months. One such game is Ronimo Games' recently re-visited Awesomenauts Assemble!, a next-gen version of the 2012 multiplayer online...

Rayman Legends (PlayStation 4)

Rayman Legends (PlayStation 4)

Everybody loves Rayman

After spending far too much time in the shadow of the Raving Rabbids, Rayman made a triumphant return to consoles in Rayman Origins. While critically celebrated, this bonkers platformer with its bright and colourful art style never really found the wider audience that it truly deserved. Fortunately, Ubisoft has given gamers a...

inFAMOUS: Second Son (PlayStation 4)

inFAMOUS: Second Son (PlayStation 4)

Heart-shaped sandbox

Sucker Punch’s primary superpower is its ability to craft compelling connections through the controller. inFAMOUS: Second Son – the third entry in the Seattle-based studio’s comic book-inspired series – is no exception, fusing the DualShock 4 to your fingertips like some kind of elaborate costume piece. The potent...

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PlayStation 4)

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PlayStation 4)

Kept us waiting

Hideo Kojima is one of the most talented and respected developers of all time. The patriarch of the Metal Gear franchise has led us on one Hell of a crazy ride over the course of the last year or so, that saw just as many twists, turns, and red herrings as the plots of the very games that he’s famous for. The end result of this...

SteamWorld Dig (PlayStation 4)

SteamWorld Dig (PlayStation 4)

The crud, the slab, and the clunky

Putting you into the shoes of a quirky little mining robot and plopping you into a tiny town with three other eccentric automatons, SteamWorld Dig feels like it's been built using parts that will be familiar to anyone who's played the likes of Terraria or Spelunky. But while you'll be mining precious minerals and...

Thief (PlayStation 4)

Thief (PlayStation 4)

Tea leaf

Sneaking onto the PlayStation 4, developer Eidos Montreal’s reboot of Thief aims to put anti-hero Garrett back on the throne as the king of the stealth genre. It’s been ten years since the last game in the series, and in that time, undercover titles have undergone a few changes. Gone are the days of instant failures, as the gameplay...

The LEGO Movie Videogame (PlayStation 4)

The LEGO Movie Videogame (PlayStation 4)

Block buster

Traveller’s Tales’ familiar LEGO game formula has transformed many famous film franchises into enjoyable family games, with the recreation of iconic protagonists and comic book heroes waving an endearing spell in the direction of consumers around the world. It’s fitting, then, that the recently released flick based on the...

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PlayStation 4)

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PlayStation 4)

Super blood lust

Undead shooters are dime a dozen, and sadly the original Dead Nation did little to differentiate itself from the hordes of decaying flesh already pawing the PlayStation Store. With the release of the PlayStation 4, Finnish studio Housemarque has opted to shine its shaky flashlight on the isometric escapade for a second time – but...

Strider (PlayStation 4)

Strider (PlayStation 4)

Escape from the city

Frantic, split-second action is what the Strider franchise is all about, and with developer Double Helix's newest entry into the beloved series, fans will be glad to hear that the hectic feel of the older games has been recreated well. The question is: can ageing hero Strider Hiryu maintain the pace with newer sidescrollers?...

Doki-Doki Universe (PlayStation 4)

Doki-Doki Universe (PlayStation 4)

Everybody do the robot

We’re a funny lot, the human race. Capable on the one hand of compassion and understanding, we’re also simultaneously prone to bouts of some much less desirable traits. Doki-Doki Universe from HumaNature – a team made up of some of the creators of 16-bit classic ToeJam & Earl – takes you on a tour of, well, human...

Outlast (PlayStation 4)

Outlast (PlayStation 4)

Corpse on camera

Outlast is the first title from Red Barrels, a Canadian developer founded by industry veterans. It also happens to be an absolutely cracking debut. Originally released on the PC in September of last year, the survival horror has shuffled onto the PlayStation 4, where it’s available as a free PlayStation Plus download at the time...