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Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

Finders weepers

Once upon a time, titles like Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom were ten a penny. The movie tie-in boom ensured that supermarket shelves were crammed with action platforms, each bearing colourful characters on the cover and containing gameplay more average than the mathematical mean. Gradually, consumers started to realise that these...

Invizimals: The Alliance (PlayStation Vita)

Invizimals: The Alliance (PlayStation Vita)

Invizimal touch

Invizimals: The Alliance is the latest entry in the augmented reality game series from Spanish developer Novarama. Having made a name for itself on the PlayStation Portable, it’s apt that this new instalment’s made the jump onto the newest Sony handheld, giving kids of all ages the chance to hunt down more of those troublesome...

Football Manager Classic 2014 (PlayStation Vita)

Football Manager Classic 2014 (PlayStation Vita)

Mid-league manager

That there is a Silver Trophy in Football Manager Classic 2014 that rewards you for participating in 30 consecutive seasons – or a couple of hundred hours of play – will be no surprise to fans of the franchise, many of which will have been glued to their computers for the past decade or so. This is a series that’s universe...

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...

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...

Destiny of Spirits (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Destiny of Spirits (PlayStation Network - Vita)

God complex

The free-to-play sector is packed to the brim with straightforward match three puzzle titles, but Sony’s first foray into the microtransaction laden market is anything but accessible. While popular products such as Candy Crush Saga and Temple Run 2 rely on easy to communicate gameplay systems, it’ll take you at least a couple of...

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PlayStation 3)

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PlayStation 3)

Burn bright, burn blue

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is the latest game by Japanese developer Arc System Works. It’s the third title in the 2D fighting series BlazBlue, and takes place after the events of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. The release was originally conceived as an arcade game, which deployed in late 2012. It then received a PlayStation 3...

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...

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

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

Han-held

Sporting a name that's almost as ridiculous as its core gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition consists of both Dynasty Warriors 8, which released on the PlayStation 3 last summer, and the Xtreme Legends expansion, which can also be purchased separately as a standalone title on Sony's ageing console. The latter...

Deception IV: Blood Ties (PlayStation Vita)

Deception IV: Blood Ties (PlayStation Vita)

Showing some skin

Did you ever watch Home Alone and ask yourself whether it’d be more entertaining with giant, bloody traps and massive buildings? Deception IV: Blood Ties is just like that, only instead of the main character being a lucky little albino kid whose parents hate him, you play as Satan’s daughter, a young woman who has a horrible...

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...