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Men's Room Mayhem (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Men's Room Mayhem (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Spend a penny

The public toilet is a complex environment, bursting with unwritten rules and accepted traditions. While these standards are not governed by laws, only a brave person dare break them. Men’s Room Mayhem, a brand new PlayStation Vita pee ‘em up from Ripstone and Sawfly Studios, aims to tackle these complex issues in a comical arcade...

Star Trek: The Video Game (PlayStation 3)

Star Trek: The Video Game (PlayStation 3)

Below par trek

If you're looking for an epic and exciting sci-fi setting filled with awful, often game breaking bugs – and you didn't already get your fill with Defiance – then Star Trek: The Video Game should be right up your alley. Not even the palpable hype from the impending movie, as well as the stellar cast, can save this generic action...

Metro: Last Light (PlayStation 3)

Metro: Last Light (PlayStation 3)

Going underground

Based on the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro: Last Light is the sequel to 2010’s Metro 2033, and although the post-apocalyptic shooter never arrived at any Sony stations, its successor pulls out all of the stops to make up for lost time. Set in the metro systems of Mother Russia several decades after a nuclear apocalypse, Last...

Persona 4 Arena (PlayStation 3)

Persona 4 Arena (PlayStation 3)

Velvet boom

Atlus has had to bear the brunt of much criticism from gamers due to its decision to region lock Persona 4 Arena, giving eager European fans no option but to wait a frankly preposterous length of time for the game to release. There’s no denying, however, the quality and brilliance of Arc System Works' take on the fantastic Japanese RPG...

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode One - A Bump in the Night (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode One - A Bump in the Night (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Challenging puzzles that will defeet you

Although your adventure is only just beginning with this downloadable PlayStation Vita point and click puzzler, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode One - A Bump in the Night's fiendish challenges will truly put you through your paces. The first instalment in the series is barely four hours long, yet...

Defiance (PlayStation 3)

Defiance (PlayStation 3)

Hell Bugs aren't the only bugs to worry about

Defiance is an ambitious cross-media experiment that aims to, ahem, defy expectations, and it gets awfully close to doing just that. A rich, expansive universe packed to the brim with lore creates a world that you'll want to explore and learn more about. However, questionable design choices, oodles of...

Nun Attack (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Nun Attack (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Mother superior firepower

Much to Sony’s dismay, the PlayStation Vita has struggled since launch. There’s constant debate over what the handheld needs – does it need more AAA titles that really show off the hardware’s power, or does it just need more software in general? It’s a dilemma brought about by the vicious cycle of development...

Thomas Was Alone (PlayStation Network)

Thomas Was Alone (PlayStation Network)

It's hip to be square

Although 'simple and charming' is a worn-out phrase used to describe the numerous puzzle platformers on the PlayStation Network, there's no question that those three words suit Thomas Was Alone perfectly. Guiding geometric shapes through a gauntlet of hazards and obstacles is the order of the day, but while the cross-buy...

Farming Simulator (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Farming Simulator (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Separating the wheat from the chaff

There’s something oddly compelling about Farming Simulator. It’s certainly not the lure of cattle, as this handheld edition of Giants Software’s agricultural opus focuses its attention firmly on crops. It’s not the lush outdoor visuals either, as the title looks like it’s been dragged through a hedge...

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (PlayStation 3)

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (PlayStation 3)

No signs of life

Clearly intended to cash in on the overwhelming success of the TV show and the recent critical acclaim of Telltale Games’ excellent episodic adventure, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct doesn’t so much as explode out of the gate, but, perhaps appropriately, shamble. The ‘plot’ revolves around the TV show’s troublesome...

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PlayStation 3)

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PlayStation 3)

Top dogma

Dragon’s Dogma originally released last year, and although many praised Capcom for trying something new and exciting, the general consensus was that the game fell just short of greatness. Despite boasting a huge open world, an intriguing class system, and fantastic boss fights, the title faltered on the smaller things like awful menu...

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PlayStation Network)

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PlayStation Network)

Boom for your buck

Most first-person shooters settle for a few additional maps, a handful of new weapons, and a couple of bonus missions in their post-release period. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, however, blows that tradition out of the water, delivering a compelling standalone experience that's both out of the ordinary in delivery and subject matter...

Soul Sacrifice (PlayStation Vita)

Soul Sacrifice (PlayStation Vita)

Sins of the skin

Soul Sacrifice deals with morality in a manner that few games manage. While the likes of Mass Effect and inFAMOUS deliver negligible narrative tweaks in response for your borderline binary ethical decisions, Keiji Inafune’s grotesque fantasy adventure aims to explore the core of your moral makeup. Are you willing to surrender the...

Injustice: Gods Among Us (PlayStation 3)

Injustice: Gods Among Us (PlayStation 3)

Immortal Kombat

When it comes to the fighting game genre, you're often forced to select your preferred type. Are you a player of 2D or 3D titles? Tekken or Dead or Alive? Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat? Each series has its own unique identity, restricting its audience to a specific brand. As such, you'd expect Injustice: Gods Among Us, the latest...

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (PlayStation 3)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (PlayStation 3)

"Is that your 'please punish me' face?"

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is a hard-sell. It’s what reviewers like to call ‘a niche title’, meaning a game that the majority of PlayStation 3 owners will pick up and then swiftly put back down. Set in a land governed by gaming tech, it's the third instalment in the Neptunia JRPG series, a franchise...

Dead Island: Riptide (PlayStation 3)

Dead Island: Riptide (PlayStation 3)

Better off dead

Dead Island: Riptide brings you back to the unfortunate backdrop of the Banoi archipelago where 2011’s flawed Dead Island left off. The infection has spread to a neighbouring island, forcing the four survivors of the previous game and one newcomer (John, a rude ex-soldier) to try and make it through another tropical apocalypse. As...

Dragon Fantasy: Book I (PlayStation Network)

Dragon Fantasy: Book I (PlayStation Network)

Dragged out fantasy

Harkening back to the days of rather basic 2D Japanese RPGs like the original Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior, Dragon Fantasy: Book I at first appears to be little more than a tribute to the games that created a genre. However, on closer inspection, the title manages to craft its own thoughtful identity through a clever use of...

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (PlayStation 3)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (PlayStation 3)

On par

The threat of stagnation with annual sports titles is something that EA faces with a large chunk of its catalogue. This year's iteration of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is no exception, delivering another enjoyable digital facsimile of golf, with just enough tweaks and additions to tempt truly committed fans into upgrading. For everyone else,...