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Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4)

Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4)

Six of the best

Despite Capcom's best efforts to forget that he even exists, Mega Man's popularity with players endures regardless of the lack of fresh outings. Such is the gaming public's adoration of this pint-sized hero that they will gleefully crowdfund spiritual successors (Mighty No. 9, we're looking at you) in lieu of a genuine Blue Bomber...

Until Dawn (PS4)

Until Dawn (PS4)

Mourning woods

Until Dawn is much better than you may be expecting. The teen horror title – which was originally intended as a PlayStation Move exclusive – has not exactly enjoyed the smoothest path to market, but Sony clearly saw enough potential in the project to keep it alive for this long, and Supermassive Games has delivered. This schlocky...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4)

Skin pizza party

Since their respective debuts, Telltale appears to have prioritised Game of Thrones over Tales from the Borderlands. Indeed, the latter's release "schedule" could, at best, be described as inconsistent. The first episode released in November of last year, and now, ten months later, we've just made it to the fourth instalment. This...

Kung Fury: Street Rage (PS4)

Kung Fury: Street Rage (PS4)

Left, left, left again and straight up your ass

There really isn't much to say about Kung Fury: Street Rage, other than that it can be a fun little distraction to sink your free time into. The game sees you take control of Kung Fury as he wallops, kicks, and shoots an endless wave of Nazi goons, racking up combos and points as he does so. You'll...

Pure Hold'em (PS4)

Pure Hold'em (PS4)

Card shark

Ever wondered what it'd be like to participate in a high-stakes game of Texas Hold'em? Well, wonder no more. Pure Hold'em, developed by VooFoo Studios, is a realistic simulation of the popular card-based game. It follows in the tradition of previous titles from the Birmingham-based developer, including Pure Pool and Pure Chess, offering...

TorqueL (PS4)

TorqueL (PS4)

Torque to the hand

The term 'indie' has been abused over the past 18 months or so. Originally intended for the exclusive use of moustache twiddling hipsters, this was a word used to describe the most independent of endeavours – preferably those programmed by a middle-aged man clad in a Reebok tracksuit, working from the corner of his Mum's...

Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent (PS4)

Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent (PS4)

Descend no further

We hope that you're not sick of delving into dank and ominous caverns, because Dragon Age: Inquisition's second expansion, The Descent, is a spelunker's wet dream. Taking the Inquisitor and their party down into the Deep Roads – a gigantic network of underground caverns that are home to countless types of dangerous beasties –...

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon (PS4)

Dragon Age: Inquisition -  Jaws of Hakkon (PS4)

Not enough bite for your buck

The Frostback Basin is a melting pot of varied environments, and it's arguably the star of Dragon Age: Inquisition's first expansion, Jaws of Hakkon. It's a gorgeous and vast location that features beaches, bogs, caverns, forests, jungles, mountains, and even islands made of ice. It's also bathed in a constant sunset,...

Adventures of Pip (PS4)

Adventures of Pip (PS4)

Pipped to the past

From indie developer Tic Toc Games comes the puzzle-platformer Adventures of Pip, in which you play as the pixelated Pip – an unlikely hero who has been tasked with rescuing the princess from the clutches of an evil sorceress; the devious Queen Skeleton plans to reduce the land's populace to simple one-colour 'pixels' – much...

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition (PS4)

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition (PS4)

Life’s abyss and then you die

As far as unrepresented settings in video games go, 19th Century Chile is right up near the top, so it's nice to see such an unexpected backdrop used in Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition. In this unconventional genre mash-up on PlayStation 4, you'll find a roguelike role-playing game that not only has a unique...

Zombi (PS4)

Zombi (PS4)

There's no U in Zombi

ZombiU was an innovative and genuinely scary survival horror title which hit the Wii U at launch – one that made excellent use of Nintendo's second screen GamePad to enhance the terror to all new levels. Now, three years later, the title has been ported to the PlayStation 4, complete with a control overhaul to shift...

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)

On target

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is the ultimate Gauntlet game. While it may not be perfect, it's a brilliant crescendo for a series that pioneered multiplayer dungeon crawling 30 years ago, staying true to the roots of the franchise, yet chopping, changing, and evolving into something so much more. Like many games of old, Gauntlet: Slayer...

Boggle (PS4)

Boggle (PS4)

Mind boggling

Ubisoft's board game train ain't showing any signs of slowing, with Boggle the latest passenger on the quality time carriage. A popular pastime originally designed by Allan Turoff in the early 70s, the tabletop title works a little like a word search whereby you can snake between different letters, as long as you can find a way to...

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS4)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS4)

Cool story, bro

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons released to much critical acclaim around two years ago. Celebrated for its unique control scheme and touching narrative, it was a hit, and fans to this day hold it in very high regard, among peers such as Journey and Ico. Fortunately for those of you who missed it the first time around, publisher 505...

Lost Dimension (PS Vita)

Lost Dimension (PS Vita)

Trust issues

With a doomsday timer set on the world, the villain known as The End summons 11 gifted members known as S.E.A.L.E.D. team to the Pillar – a mysterious structure that's appeared out of nowhere – in order to defeat him. However, he's planted traitors among the group. It's up to protagonist Sho Kasugai and his allies to determine who...

Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey (PS4)

Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey (PS4)

For posers

Prepare for the world's first – and potentially only – "Yoga Action Platformer", which uses the PlayStation 4's camera to capture shots of you, and then incorporates them into the game. If you're thinking that this all sounds daft, then you'd be right. Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey is a hybrid motion control game that utilises...

Yasai Ninja (PS4)

Yasai Ninja (PS4)

​Like being forced to eat your greens

Yasai Ninja is a hack-and-slash game set in feudal Japan, where the two controllable characters are vegetables. You heard it correctly: an onion seeking revenge from his former sensei, and a hungry broccoli. No matter how many different ways you say it, it doesn't get any less weird. That's okay, right? A game...

Actual Sunlight (PS Vita)

Actual Sunlight (PS Vita)

Actually depressing

Depression is a fairly common mood disorder that, despite its frequency, is still not considered a serious issue by many. Sadly, some people think that a simple attitude change will fix all of the ailments; that it's a self-inflicted state of mind. This is simply not true. Actual Sunlight by Will O'Neill is a short, interactive,...

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)

Rapturous

There are still bed sheets hanging on the clotheslines in the deserted streets of Shropshire. They sway lightly in the wind; the ethereal vestiges of a place that once was. In many ways, they're the perfect analogy for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, an experience which is astoundingly gorgeous in a subtle, unassuming, and overwhelmingly...