PSN Reviews

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...

Twisted Lands: Shadow Town (PlayStation Network)

Twisted Lands: Shadow Town (PlayStation Network)

Twist and shout

Twisted Lands: Shadow Town is a hidden objects game by Alawar Entertainment, ported from mobile platforms to the PlayStation 3. While it’s been available on the PlayStation Network for a few months now in Europe, it’s just arrived in North America. The big question is: should it have taken the long journey over the Atlantic in...

Adam's Venture Chronicles (PlayStation Network)

Adam's Venture Chronicles (PlayStation Network)

Can you Adam and Eve it?

If there’s one thing that’s missing from Uncharted, it’s puzzles that test your knowledge of the Bible. We’ve all thought it at some point: Nathan Drake just doesn’t believe in God enough. Don’t worry too much, though, as the folks behind Adam’s Venture Chronicles have spotted a gap in the market, and there are...

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 - All That Remains (PlayStation Network)

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 - All That Remains (PlayStation Network)

Bite me

When episodic outfit Telltale Games’ macabre The Walking Dead adaptation first shuffled its way onto the PlayStation Network way back in 2012, many people were apprehensive following a string of licensed tie-ins that didn’t quite hit the mark. Perhaps this is part of the reason why Lee and Clementine’s five episode first season proved...

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (PlayStation Network)

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (PlayStation Network)

Assassin's speed

Retelling the rather erratic adventures of Aveline de Grandpré, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD leaps onto the PlayStation 3 after its moderate success on Sony's handheld console – and visually, it's just about what you'd expect. The game's events are now witnessed through a much clearer lens, with some drastically improved...

Aabs Animals (PlayStation Network)

Aabs Animals (PlayStation Network)

Avoid eye contact at all costs

Do you like cute things, specifically animals? Do you like to stare at said animals without interacting with them in any way? Are you a fan of music that sounds like a compilation of the happiest melodies ever conceived by man? If your answer is 'Yes' to each of these questions, then congratulations: Aabs Animals is...

Robot Rescue Revolution (PlayStation Network)

Robot Rescue Revolution (PlayStation Network)

Rust bucket

Robot Rescue Revolution is a strategy puzzle game for the PlayStation 3, which tasks you with guiding multiple robots to a goal while navigating treacherous terrain. Available for a relatively slender figure from the PlayStation Store, the title includes three worlds to explore and over 100 levels to complete. The core gameplay involves...

Mutant Mudds Deluxe (PlayStation Network)

Mutant Mudds Deluxe (PlayStation Network)

Don't jump over this one

Twenty years ago, we never would have guessed that today’s generation of consoles would embrace 8-bit side-scrolling platformers. With the release of titles like Terraria, however, this trend does not show any signs of slowing. As these games continue to grow in popularity, developers such as Renegade Kid are fusing the...

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PlayStation Network)

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PlayStation Network)

Block party

After what feels like a century since the phenomenon that is Minecraft first appeared on the PC, Mojang's block-'em-up has finally dug its way onto the PlayStation 3 courtesy of 4J Studios. Its basic visual style hides a brilliantly deep, yet relatively accessible adventure that's topped off with some thoughtful little RPG elements...

Rust Buccaneers (PlayStation Network)

Rust Buccaneers (PlayStation Network)

Be a Fisherman’s Friend

Life on the high seas is tough. Forget about the maggot-infested biscuits and longing glances from your salty old sea mates who want to re-enact some of the scenes from the Titanic with your supple young body, as you have worse things to worry about. There be danger off the starboard bow, Jim lad – and it’s coming right...