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Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (PlayStation 3)

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (PlayStation 3)

We can't recommend a reason either

Adventure Time is ridiculously exuberant. Its characters are eccentric and weird, its storylines are convoluted and odd, and its humour is a mix of silly, low brow, and exceptionally well timed. It's a show of complexity and deep lore based on the insane. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!...

Contrast (PlayStation 4)

Contrast (PlayStation 4)

If it's broke, fix it

Contrast is the first game by indie developer Compulsion Games. It, along with Resogun, shares the distinction of being the one of the first free PlayStation Plus giveaways on the PlayStation 4. The title follows a young girl named Didi, who works to reunite her estranged parents with the help of her imaginary friend Dawn (the...

Madden NFL 25 (PlayStation 4)

Madden NFL 25 (PlayStation 4)

Doesn't quite drop the ball

Madden NFL 25 is a celebration of one of gaming's most iconic franchises – and on its silver anniversary, EA Sports delivers a decent experience that will get fans chanting. This is a largely lifelike release with real drama, energy, pain, and sweet victories – and the power of the PlayStation 4 boosts the release by...

Super Motherload (PlayStation 4)

Super Motherload (PlayStation 4)

Digging into a new world

Super Motherload is the latest game from indie developer XGen Studios, and is the sequel to a well-loved, free PC title named Motherload. Deployed alongside the PlayStation 4 in North America, the title plots the escapades of the Solarus Corporation, which discovers vast reserves of ore and gems beneath the surface of Mars...

Stick It to the Man (PlayStation Network)

Stick It to the Man (PlayStation Network)

"I know what you're thinking"

Stick It to the Man wonderfully treads the line between dark and silly. It's Ren and Stimpy-esque aesthetic is plopped on top of a paper craft construction, which gives it a unique and endearing look that brings each character – whether it be human or otherwise – to life in a surreal and smile inducing way. Add to...

Battlefield 4 (PlayStation 3)

Battlefield 4 (PlayStation 3)

Boom! Shake, shake, shake the room

Almost every event that you're a part of in Battlefield 4 is punctuated by some sort of demolition or explosion. Pursued by a helicopter? It'll blow up sooner or later. Running up a flight of stairs? They probably won't be there on the way back down. Need to get past an armoured vehicle? Better blast it to bits...

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PlayStation 3)

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PlayStation 3)

Nether say nether

Ratchet & Clank have been phoning it in harder than washed up talk show hosts on a regional radio station of late. Sony’s seasoned double-act seemed to stop trying after the franchise defining Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time, with its more recent multiplayer-focused excursions stumbling harder than Captain Qwark in an IQ...

Furmins (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Furmins (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Fuzzy feeling

Furmins is likely to feel familiar. It's a mixture of Lemmings and Cut the Rope: a physics based puzzler that challenges you to construct a passage for the titular creatures to roll through, all while collecting sweets, avoiding death, and reaching the goal in a fast enough time to gain three stars. These stars can then be used to...

CastleStorm (PlayStation Network)

CastleStorm (PlayStation Network)

Shocking, in a manner of speaking

Building castles, slaying enemy troops, and launching farting sheep. CastleStorm is built around the idea of both building and destroying castles using a variety of customisable methods. You'll control a massive ballista, which you'll employ to send out a variety of troops, some awesome special attacks, and a...

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PlayStation 4)

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PlayStation 4)

Same old sheet

Over the past five years, the Call of Duty franchise has slow-motion breached its way into popular culture, with millions of fans worldwide eagerly enabling last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II to earn over $500 million in just 24 hours. Whether this trend continues remains to be seen, but the bigger question is: does Call of...

Final Exam (PlayStation Network)

Final Exam (PlayStation Network)

Fight school

The PlayStation 4 is fast approaching, and the PlayStation 3 is still drowning in new downloadable releases every week. The ageing system's PSN catalogue is fit to burst at this point, with stunning titles like Journey and The Unfinished Swan garnering more praise than most retail releases could hope for. Final Exam may not be as...

Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSone)

Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSone)

Jill sandwich, please, petrified with mixed herbs

Spencer Mansion, set deep in Raccoon Forest, looming loftily in the Arklay Mountains, is the true star of Resident Evil. The colossal and creepy house setting of the game was inherited from Capcom’s 1989 Famicom title Sweet Home, but it was Resident Evil on PSone that popularised the survival...

Proteus (PlayStation Network)

Proteus (PlayStation Network)

Kaleidoscope eyes

On our journey through Proteus, we witnessed history, mythology, nature, industry, death, ascension, and enlightenment. We experienced all of these things, but there's a chance that you may not, because part of the appeal of the release is that it's entirely subjective. As such, this is one of the most thought-provoking titles on...

Batman: Arkham Origins (PlayStation 3)

Batman: Arkham Origins (PlayStation 3)

Flatman

Over the course of two games, the Batman: Arkham franchise has solidified itself as one of the most critically acclaimed properties of this generation. Both instalments have proven that with a lot of love for the source material, licensed titles don't have to be horribly rushed, soulless productions – but without developer Rocksteady at...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PlayStation 3)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PlayStation 3)

Nautical but nice

There’s more treasure to plunder in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag than in an entire sunken Spanish fleet. Ubisoft’s seafaring sequel represents another colossal endeavour for the ambitious organisation, leaving you free to sail the colourful Caribbean Sea in search of fame, fortune, and more grog than an honest mariner...

F1 2013 (PlayStation 3)

F1 2013 (PlayStation 3)

Pedal to the Vettel

After an exciting first half to the 2012 season, last year’s Formula One World Championship trudged towards an inevitable third title for Sebastian Vettel, continuing his and Red Bull’s dominance of the sport. The 2013 season was, however, supposed to be more competitive; with stable technical regulations, it was said that...

Superfrog HD (PlayStation Network)

Superfrog HD (PlayStation Network)

Princely or wince-worthy?

Superfrog HD is the remake of an Amiga classic from 1993 and was made by the trusted people at Team 17, who are famous for the Worms series. The narrative is not really groundbreaking, but it tells the sweet love story of a prince and a princess. As with all magical kingdoms, though, fate has something else in mind for the...

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PlayStation 3)

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PlayStation 3)

Explosive penguins, dood!

Strategy RPGs aren't usually known for their humour. Sure, Fire Emblem: Awakening inspired the odd chuckle, but for the most part, devising grid-based battlefield attacks is serious business. Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness on the other hand is chaotic, nonsensical, and absolutely mad – and we mean that in the most...

Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion (PlayStation Network)

Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion (PlayStation Network)

Peg your nose

Orcs are almost the fantasy genre equivalent of Nazis. They often make up the bulk of an evil army, and represent the dumb grunts that you have to wade through in order to reach your goal. But sometimes we're allowed to play as them. In the The Elder Scrolls series, for example, they're a playable race, while in the ridiculously named...