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The Banner Saga (PS4)

The Banner Saga (PS4)

The banter saga

Finally setting foot on consoles after a long and probably cold wait is The Banner Saga – an addictive, intricate role-playing experience that's set in a world with a dead sun. Hulking giants known as varl exist alongside humans, and old, almost demonic foes are threatening the peace that both races have worked hard to establish...

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (PS4)

We can't think of a pun(jab)

The Assassin's Creed series – hell, Ubisoft's entire portfolio – has been getting a lot of flak lately due to the samey nature of each instalment. The expected announcement of Watch Dogs 2 seemed to excite no one, and it seems like no one really cares about the Assassin's Creed movie that's coming out this very year...

Nuclear Throne (PS4)

Nuclear Throne (PS4)

It rules

Rogue-like dungeon crawlers are becoming increasingly popular with each new game that releases in the genre. The indie sector is doing particularly well in this department, with the likes of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and Rogue Legacy being two well-received titles to launch on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. So, with the release of a new...

Hardware: Rivals (PS4)

Hardware: Rivals (PS4)

Sweet goof

Hardware: Rivals shares few similarities with Rocket League, but somewhere in the build-up to its uneventful release, someone deemed it unlawful to mention Sony's unneeded car combat reboot without tacking a reference to Psyonix's soccer smash on the bumper. That opening sentence is Exhibit A. The resemblances that it does share are...

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 4: A Block and A Hard Place (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 4: A Block and A Hard Place (PS4)

A fitting end, but not really

Telltale's fourth Minecraft release over the course of just a few months continues the breakneck launch schedule that the developer has suddenly become fond of. We've been weary of this rapid schedule from day one because it's in such stark contrast to their normally overly long, drawn out release time frame - and this...

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (PS4)

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (PS4)

Third time's not a charm

To start on a personal anecdote, this particular editor had the pleasure of playing Trine 2: Complete Story for his first review at Push Square two years ago, and much to our surprise, we were delighted that it was a magical indie title that boasted some of the greatest visuals we'd seen with phenomenal puzzles and...

Amplitude (PS4)

Amplitude (PS4)

Blast from the past

Before the musical camaraderie of Rock Band and before the introduction of plastic instruments with Guitar Hero, Harmonix was making a very different kind of rhythm game. The developer has long been a master of this genre, with a history on PlayStation stretching back to 2001 with the release of FreQuency on PS2. Its 2003...

Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper (PS4)

From heaven

There's a perverse fascination with Jack the Ripper, so it's no surprise that Ubisoft has selected the infamous serial killer as the star of Assassin's Creed Syndicate's first major expansion pack. The romanticised murderer – portrayed as a kind of low-rent Scarecrow here, complete with growly lower-class accent and sack mask –...

Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Gangster's paradise

Should the long awaited Yakuza 5 prove to be the PlayStation 3's swan song, there couldn't be a more fitting release. Like the last-gen system itself, the latest instalment in SEGA's seedy soap opera is occasionally convoluted and slow to get started, but it's deeply entertaining all the same. It may have taken series protagonist...

Primal Carnage: Extinction (PS4)

Primal Carnage: Extinction (PS4)

A tyrannosaurus wreck?

Ever fancied stomping on or maybe munching some gun-toting Call of Duty-esque humans as a prehistoric monster? How about hunting dinosaurs with a variety of weapons? Well, the good news is that Circle 5 has your back with Primal Carnage: Extinction, which has been ported from the PC to the PlayStation 4. The bad news,...

Zotrix (PS4)

Zotrix (PS4)

Star wars

Space is a vast environment with plenty of room for exploration. The developer of new PlayStation 4 release Zotrix has decided to jet off to the realm of retro arcade games, and has delivered a classic twin-stick shooter. There are two different game modes to choose from here: Arcade and Story. The former, as you'd expect, is a...

Final Fantasy VII (PS4)

Final Fantasy VII (PS4)

All 7 fever

The game that made Final Fantasy a household name, Final Fantasy VII is now available on the PlayStation 4. Originally released in 1997, this is a straight port of the enhanced PC version, which boasts slightly better visuals and some tweaked dialogue. What's more, the title's return to PlayStation allows for full Trophy support, and...

Fat Princess Adventures (PS4)

Fat Princess Adventures (PS4)

Care for a slice of the action?

While Fat Princess Adventures maintains the cartoony, colourful aesthetic of the previous instalments, it veers off the beaten path and enters a different genre altogether. Gone is the frantic, calorie-packed multiplayer the series is known for, this is a Diablo-like hack-'n'-slash RPG, with a story to follow,...

Among the Sleep (PS4)

Among the Sleep (PS4)

Nodding off

Among the Sleep marks the first full-sized title from Norwegian developer Krillbite Studio. While it released on PC last May, the title has finally worked its way over to Sony's marquee machine. A first-person horror game, the title brings with it a very interesting perspective: you assume the role of a toddler – footie pyjamas and...

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4)

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4)

The bugs are back in town

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is glorious in its stupidity. It's easily one of the worst looking games on the PlayStation 4, its general gameplay is incredibly basic, and quite frankly the whole thing's bloody mental. You rarely see such madness on home consoles these days – but all of this is part of...

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (PS4)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (PS4)

Once more unto the breach dear friends

A teammate is yelling at the hostage to be quiet. Whether they've had a serious mental break causing them to scream at what amounts to a collection of polygons on a screen is up for debate, but what is certain is that you're both in deep trouble. What was believed to be a fortified, secure room is now anything...

BigFest (PS Vita)

BigFest (PS Vita)

A blastonbury

BigFest is Theme Park with more Wellington boots and Bulmers – and it's worth buying for that fact alone. On the Metal's musical management sim was announced for the PlayStation Vita an eternity ago, but tickets are finally on sale from the PlayStation Store, and thankfully we reckon that it's more Oasis than Beady Eye. But what is...

Just Cause 3 (PS4)

Just Cause 3 (PS4)

A hankering for Scorpio

Just Cause 3 can be best described as a catalyst for fun. The huge array of tools at your disposal, the sheer size of the playground that you're in, the endless amounts of possibilities – it's obvious that developer Avalanche Studios has placed the fun factor first and foremost, and it's paid off very well. This fun is...

Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)

Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)

A girl and her ghost

Time has been tough on Beyond: Two Souls, and we don't mean from a graphical perspective. Quantic Dream's divisive 2013 adventure game hasn't aged one bit from a presentational point of view, with the title's impressive rendering engine really flexing its muscles on the format that it was intended for. However, with the Parisian...

Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz (PS Vita)

Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz (PS Vita)

When are they going back to school?

There's a hundred and four days of… You know the drill. Two cheeky lads try and make the best out of their seemingly eternal summer vacation by producing eccentric contraptions and inventions from thin air, only for a crazed scientist – the titular Dr. Doofenshmirtz – to get involved. Oh, and their pet...