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Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death (PlayStation Network)

Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death (PlayStation Network)

Love island

What’s a girl to do? Her man’s taking his sweet time proposing to her, and she’s getting bored of waiting for him. You could probably think of any number of sensible courses of action in this situation, none of which involve picking up a book on witchcraft so that you can perform a love spell. Still, in PlayStation 3 puzzler Sacra...

Constant C (PlayStation Network)

Constant C (PlayStation Network)

Inconsistent C

Constant C is a new puzzle platformer from International Games System. In it, you control a robot that awakes from a slumber of sorts on a space station where time has seemingly stopped. What’s the cause of this? How do you fix it? Through the course of the game, you acquire abilities that allow you to manipulate gravity in order to...

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf (PlayStation Network)

Every dog has its day

So, this is it. We’ve finally made it to the end of protagonist Bigby Wolf’s investigation into the murder of a Fabletown resident that began some eight months ago. It’s been one hell of a journey, with plot twists, surprising levels of violence, and acts so unspeakable that Walt Disney would turn in his grave if he knew...

Battle Princess of Arcadias (PlayStation Network)

Battle Princess of Arcadias (PlayStation Network)

Such a peach

Being a princess is overrated. You’ll soon wear out your waving hand, you have to speak to poor people (which even poor people hate doing), and the occasional gifted helicopter from the in-laws does little to take the edge off. Being a battle princess, alternatively, is a completely different affair. It means you get to go out and hit...

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing (PlayStation Network)

A sheep in wolf's clothing

We’re just one episode shy of wrapping up the debut season of Telltale Games’ episodic Fables adaptation, and while we look to the final instalment to tie up loose ends and answer burning questions, it’s equally important that the penultimate chapter takes the time to set it up properly – and that it seemingly...

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 3 - In Harm's Way (PlayStation Network)

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 3 - In Harm's Way (PlayStation Network)

Deeper down the rabbit hole

When writing reviews, it’s always important to avoid spoilers, that way you don’t ruin the experience for future players. This is a particular conundrum that we face each time that Telltale Games releases new episodic content, as each instalment builds upon the last, making our lives a misery as we attempt to dance...

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords (PlayStation Network)

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords (PlayStation Network)

En garbage

Forget about missing blades, we suspect that the folks at Bandai Namco may have misplaced their minds while developing SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. This wretched free-to-play fighter serves up the gaming equivalent of seppuku, except the ancient Japanese suicidal rite isn’t riddled with obnoxious loading times, and thus is preferable to...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels (PlayStation Network)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels (PlayStation Network)

Pick a card

Trading card games are everywhere these days, mostly thanks to smartphones and the free-to-play model. Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels looks to present the genre in a more traditional way. With thousands upon thousands of cards available to collect and utilise in battle, as well as both single player and online modes, it’d be easy to spend...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PlayStation Network)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PlayStation Network)

Half shelled

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – a game developed by Red Fly Studios and published by Activision – released in August last year on both Steam and the Xbox 360 to a largely atrocious reception. With the game taking around eight months to hit the PlayStation 3, then, one would expect (or at least hope) that the delay...

SingOn (PlayStation Network)

SingOn (PlayStation Network)

A neighbour's nightmare

If there’s one problem with Rock Band, it’s that most of its content is DLC. Sure, it’s great to be able to pick and choose what you want to play, but purchasing individually means that you’re unlikely to try new things. SingOn tries to solve this problem by going with a subscription model, allowing instant anytime...

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile (PlayStation Network)

Howl at the moon

It may have only been a couple of months, but the wait for Episode 3 in Telltale Games’ fairytale detective-‘em-up The Wolf Among Us has been agonising. The mind boggles at how the award winning studio even manages to juggle development of its various leviathan franchises at the same time, let alone make them impossible to put...

Skullgirls Encore (PlayStation Network)

Skullgirls Encore (PlayStation Network)

Back for more

When Reverge Labs’ Skullgirls launched in April 2012, it was received very well. What’s incredible, however, is that it’s managed to maintain that level of popularity in the months since, with crowdfunding keeping the release alive once its ties with publisher Konami were cut. During all of the real-life drama – and name...

Luftrausers (PlayStation Network)

Luftrausers (PlayStation Network)

Don't mention the war

Dutch developer Vlambeer is known for creating deceptively simple arcade titles that have a worrying tendency to burrow deep under your skin and take hold of your every waking thought. Its latest venture, Luftrausers, sees you seated in the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, attempting to take out a boundless barrage of...

Vessel (PlayStation Network)

Vessel (PlayStation Network)

Go with the flow

Think about your favourite video games. Have you ever wondered why they’re your favourites? We’re sure that you can think of a sea of reasons, but we’d like to point out one that likely applies to each title on your mind: flow. The greatest adventures are typically the ones with brilliant ideas in every area wrapped in an...

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 2 - A House Divided (PlayStation Network)

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 2 - A House Divided (PlayStation Network)

Next time on The Walking Dead

After a three month break designed to let our minds digest the events of the first episode of Telltale’s second season of The Walking Dead, it’s time to step into the small shoes of Clementine once again. As is customary for the series, we last left the pint-sized heroine after making a difficult decision between...

Pac-Man Museum (PlayStation Network)

Pac-Man Museum (PlayStation Network)

Pac's the way I like it

Whether you're a ghost-munching veteran or a total newcomer, there's no better way to experience the multiple old-school adventures of Bandai Namco's infamous yellow orb than Pac-Man Museum. Bringing together nine titles that span three different genres, it's difficult not to feel that you're getting plenty of nostalgic...

Master Reboot (PlayStation Network)

Master Reboot (PlayStation Network)

On and off

An intriguing narrative and a clever setting can go a long way in a sci-fi adventure game, but it’s a difficult thing to pull off. As such, Master Reboot – a Myst-esque excursion by BAFTA Cymru award winning developer Wales Interactive – struggles to combine its great ideas into a compelling whole. The title comes close at times,...

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke And Mirrors (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke And Mirrors (PlayStation Network)

Bite me

When the first episode of Telltale Games’ fairytale-infused noire-esque thriller The Wolf Among Us first latched its jaws onto the PlayStation 3 last October, we were completely blown away by how well its comic book source material translated. Thankfully, the agonising four month wait for the story to continue has now concluded – but has...

Zombeer (PlayStation Network)

Zombeer (PlayStation Network)

Brain dead

Games that aim to make their audience laugh are a very hard thing to pull off. After all, not everyone’s funny bone has the same comedic sensibilities, and that makes it a difficult line to traverse. As a result, for every Portal there are three stinkers like Deadpool waiting in the wings. Moonbite and Padaone Games are the latest...