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Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 2: Assembly Required (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 2: Assembly Required (PS4)

Missing a few pieces

Now that Tales from the Borderlands has concluded, it seems like Telltale may be working a little harder to release its games with shorter gaps between each episode. This marks the second Minecraft: Story Mode release of October, a paltry two weeks after the opening episode. Unfortunately, even with such a quick turnaround, the...

Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita)

Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita)

Gotta go fast

Those familiar with the DJ Max series back in the PlayStation Portable era will immediately recognise this rhythm game. Superbeat: Xonic is the newest addition to the rhythm game genre by developer Nurijoy. Rhythm games are no stranger to the PlayStation Vita, so how does this one fare? As with most music games, buttons get mapped to...

MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore (PS4)

MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore (PS4)

Dirty

The MX vs. ATV series has been around for quite some time, and Rainbow Studios is no stranger to the source material. Ever since it marked its seal with the PlayStation 2 exclusive series ATV Offroad Fury, the developer has been pumping out off-road racers with regularity. But while its games have always entertained fans, the last few entries...

Pandemonium! (PSone)

Pandemonium! (PSone)

A pair of 2.5Determined magical hoppers

How could a developer solve a problem like a desire to build a side-scrolling platformer in a 1996 3D graphics obsessed world? The answer was to find a middle ground, which we affectionately refer to as 2.5D today. Published by Crystal Dynamics and created by Toys for Bob in Novato, California close to the...

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)

Death-initely worth it

When THQ went bankrupt two years ago, we feared the worst for our favourite franchise that the publisher produced: Darksiders. It's an underrated yet fantastic hack and slash series inspired by God of War and The Legend of Zelda, and just a year before THQ's collapse, you could say the company released one of its most...

DriveClub Bikes (PS4)

DriveClub Bikes (PS4)

Honda way up

DriveClub has become a kind of PlayStation 4 comfort food for this reviewer. With the troubles of its launch firmly planted in its rear view mirror, Evolution Studios deserves credit for maintaining the relevancy of its arcade racer over a year removed from its original release. This new motorcycle expansion – available as both an...

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PS4)

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PS4)

Welcome to the party, pal

Just when you thought that it was safe, the maverick party game creators at Jackbox Games are back to liven up your life with a cool multipack of titles, available to download onto your PlayStation 4 and bring the gift of competitive laughter to your next social gathering. To enjoy this madcap assortment of multiplayer...

Just Dance 2016 (PS4)

Just Dance 2016 (PS4)

Tonight's gonna be a good night

Just Dance is the bane of every Ubisoft press conference – from last year's huge group of dancers to this year's out-of-tune and insanely awkward Jason Derulo, it's never been a property that's been taken too seriously. Yet this year's edition has plenty of new features and content – most of which isn't available...

Goosebumps: The Game (PS4)

Goosebumps: The Game (PS4)

Say cheese and die

The title screen for Goosebumps: The Game issues a warning to players in a cute nod to R.L. Stine's corny but effective "reader beware" slogan – but there's more than just Monster Blood to fear here. Novels like It Came from Beneath the Sink and Stay Out of the Basement were enormous in the early to mid-90s, and this author...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (PS4)

Finger-gun fight at the O.K. Corral

Tales from the Borderlands ended its first season recently – coincidentally, on the same day that Life Is Strange concluded – after nearly a year. While the release "schedule" for this series has been shaky at best for most of its run, Telltale remained a little more consistent as we got closer to the...

Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Sin-ply divine

PC gamers have been roaming through Divinity: Original Sin since the middle of last year, after a successful Kickstarter campaign and some hefty delays. For these day-one players, it's been yet another long wait for the Enhanced Edition to roll out: an immense - and free - update to the initial release that fleshes out and extends an...

Blood Bowl 2 (PS4)

Blood Bowl 2 (PS4)

Fantasy football

With turn-based strategy games usually taking place in some sort of military or empire building setting, it's always nice to see a title bring something a little different to the table. In Blood Bowl 2, American football's been forced through a Warhammer fantasy filter to create a violent sport where Humans, Orcs, Elves, and Dwarves...

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (PS4)

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (PS4)

Extended for your pleasure

With BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Arc System Works' much admired 2D fighting series has arrived on the PlayStation 4, bringing its 28 characters to duke it out on Sony's newest console. Is this a good thing? In short, yes, it is. BlazBlue games are crafted with care and attention, and this pays rich dividends for...

Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Raging for the machine

Guitar Hero Live is Activision's answer to Harmonix's Rock Band 4, and seems to be the complete polar opposite to it. While the new Rock Band allows you to use old instruments, Guitar Hero introduces a completely new one; where Rock Band 4 allows you to import old songs, Guitar Hero Live doesn't. The two rhythm games, despite...

NOW That's What I Call Sing (PS4)

NOW That's What I Call Sing (PS4)

Grand(e)

SingStar PS4 divided opinions when it first launched – it was missing a lot of important features, and seemed rushed out to capitalise on the success of Sony's new system. NOW That's What I Call Sing, a game that many of you probably haven't even heard of, aims to capitalise on the otherwise near-empty console karaoke market, and it does...

Life Is Strange: Episode 5 - Polarized (PS4)

Life Is Strange: Episode 5 - Polarized (PS4)

Say goodbye to the Strangerhood

Well, the moment is finally here. After nine months and five episodes, the first season of DONTNOD's Life is Strange has come to a close. We can pretty confidently say that we're not alone in hoping there are more seasons on the horizon, but for now, the story of Max Caulfield, Chloe Price, and the ensemble cast of...

Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4)

Ten a penny

Yes, it's better than Assassin's Creed Unity. Ubisoft's romp through revolutionary Paris was a steaming mass of merde, so the publisher had little margin for error with Assassin's Creed Syndicate – the latest instalment in the French firm's flagship open world franchise. But while transposing the property's iconic undercover killing to...

SkyScrappers (PS4)

SkyScrappers (PS4)

Scrapping the barrel

UK-based developer Ground Shatter's debut title comes in the form of SkyScrappers – a vertically-orientated brawler that sees two or more combatants fight their way up a crumbling tower and attempt to navigate all sorts of falling clutter as they do so. It's a fresh enough twist on the genre's often infamous auto-scrolling...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (PS4)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (PS4)

A Witcher's work is thankfully never done

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone is downloadable content done right. After being supported for weeks after its initial launch with free bits and pieces, the open world role-playing game's first of two expansions is here, and it's absolutely essential for anyone who enjoyed Geralt of Rivia's main...

Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PS Vita)

Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PS Vita)

Survive and endure

Set two months after the events of the previous game, Corpse Party: Blood Drive sees Ayumi Shinozaki return to make amends for the havoc that she wrought. Ayumi is told if she returns to the Heavenly Host Elementary School and casts a spell from the magic grimoire, the Book of Shadows, then she can bring back her deceased friends...