PS Mobile Reviews

Tokyo Jungle Mobile (PlayStation Mobile)

Tokyo Jungle Mobile (PlayStation Mobile)

Beast wars

You might be kidded into thinking that there'd be some modicum of peace on Earth if the human race, along with its wide range of squabbles and skirmishes, evaporated one day. The Tokyo Jungle series disagrees. After society collapses, humans go bye-bye and cities become overgrown concrete jungles, the conflicts of the animal kingdom rage...

Life of Pixel (PlayStation Mobile)

Life of Pixel (PlayStation Mobile)

Not quite pixel perfect

Life of Pixel takes you on a nostalgia fuelled trip through the early era of video games. Playing as a fed-up green pixel – named, er, Pixel – you venture through worlds based upon the Atari 2600, Sinclair Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC464, Commodore 64, Game Boy, NES, and more. Like the classic platformers that it's...

Chimpact (PlayStation Mobile)

Chimpact (PlayStation Mobile)

Simian-ply amazing

“Chimpanzees are members of the Hominidae family, along with gorillas, humans, and orangutans, and live in large multiple-male and multiple-female social groups called communities. Well known for making nests at the top of tall trees, chimps are constantly falling down 2-300 meters only to have a mysterious force fling them...

Beats Trellis (PlayStation Mobile)

Beats Trellis (PlayStation Mobile)

Pocket producer

Beats Trellis may sound like the name of a hip rhythm action game, but it’s actually a barebones digital audio workstation. Designed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s research and development department, the digital download allows you to compose simple audio motifs on the move. It’s designed in the style of Ableton and Reason,...

Gun Commando (PlayStation Mobile)

Gun Commando (PlayStation Mobile)

All outta gum?

It’s been a good 20 years since DOOM blasted its way onto the scene and laid the foundations for the rise of the first-person shooter. Some people may look back on its arrival with dismay given how stagnant the genre has become, but its legacy cannot be denied. Developer Green Hill Studios hopes to capitalise on that with its latest...

Beats Slider (PlayStation Mobile)

Beats Slider (PlayStation Mobile)

A new riff on an old classic

We don’t know about you, but we’ve always been hopeless at those pesky slider puzzles. Rather than try to solve our alphabetical one as a child, we decided to rearrange our understanding of the order of letters. It’s proved a nightmare in later life, we have to admit. Still, trust FuturLab – the developers of...

Haunt the House: Terrortown (PlayStation Mobile)

Haunt the House: Terrortown (PlayStation Mobile)

Phantom menace

The latest in Sony’s PlayStation Mobile initiative, Haunt the House: Terrortown sees you adopt the role of an ethereal being named Ghost and challenges you with the task of scaring people for, well, no apparent reason really. Ghost’s story begins in a clock tower that serves as the game's central hub. With the mysterious music,...

Panic! (PlayStation Mobile)

Panic! (PlayStation Mobile)

Ooze cruise

Panic! is a birds-eye 'stop-the-slime-from-consuming-the-townsfolk' puzzle game. As part of Sony's recently released PlayStation Mobile initiative, it is compatible with both the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation-certified mobile phones. The narrative relays that a deadly alien slime has attacked the Earth, and you, in your assumed...

Fuel Tiracas (PlayStation Mobile)

Fuel Tiracas (PlayStation Mobile)

Twitchy thumb syndrome

Fuel Tiracas is wonderfully compelling. You'll approach it with the intent of a quick five minute session, but will no doubt end up pouring the best part of an hour into it. And it's all because of the game's pesky leaderboards. You'll want, no, need to shave a few seconds off your personal best in order to climb the high...

Samurai Beatdown (PlayStation Mobile)

Samurai Beatdown (PlayStation Mobile)

Sword dance

A samurai swiping down monsters in time to a beat – why, it sounds just like a mini-game in Nintendo's Rhythm Heaven series. Samurai Beatdown's endless runner-style approach differs, however, as your noble warrior dashes through brightly coloured, detailed environments that benefit immensely from the PlayStation Vita's screen. Both...

Super Crate Box (PlayStation Mobile)

Super Crate Box (PlayStation Mobile)

In the box seat

Super Crate Box is a dangerous game. Previously released on Flash, iOS, and Steam, it's a twitch platformer-cum-shooter that preys on compulsion. If you dare to open the box on a lazy day, don't expect to close it again for an hour. And developer Vlambeer knows it. You run about a single screen level trying to grab as many crates as...

Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender (PlayStation Mobile)

Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender (PlayStation Mobile)

Make mine milk

Well, our knowledge of the origins of milk has been put out to pasteurise. It turns out that it doesn't just come from mammals; it's also a resource that swirls around deep inside Earth, as precious as – but presumably twice as tasty as – oil. Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender has you descend deep below the sea to defend the brave...