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Mahjong World Contest (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Mahjong World Contest (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Top tiles

Mahjong World Contest is a mahjong solitaire variant with two twists: there’s a three star rating based on objectives, and clearing the board isn’t necessarily your overall goal. These tweaks augment a degree of tactical thinking to a rule set that arguably lacks the original Chinese game’s strategy – and it’s better for it,...

BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 - Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PlayStation Network - Vita)

BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 - Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Marathon man

Commander Video must be the envy of every eight-bit gym attendee. The intrepid athlete at the heart of – wait for it – BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 – Future Legend of Rhythm Alien never seems to tire of jogging from left-to-right, making our Wendy’s weighted legs shudder at thought of such strenuous exercise. Still, with the...

OlliOlli (PlayStation Network - Vita)

OlliOlli (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Cool boarder

Once at the apex of industry excitement, the extreme sports genre’s popularity has faded faster than the artwork on an abused skateboard. Now a pastime for Hanson imitating teenage misfits, the days of earnestly discussing kickflips over a curry in the office canteen have long faded. British indie Roll7’s hoping to turn back the...

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 - All That Remains (PlayStation Network)

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 - All That Remains (PlayStation Network)

Bite me

When episodic outfit Telltale Games’ macabre The Walking Dead adaptation first shuffled its way onto the PlayStation Network way back in 2012, many people were apprehensive following a string of licensed tie-ins that didn’t quite hit the mark. Perhaps this is part of the reason why Lee and Clementine’s five episode first season proved...

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (PlayStation 3)

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (PlayStation 3)

Poirot Click

Adventure games and mystery novel plots go together like butlers and random acts of homicide. There’s nothing better than a good whodunit, especially when you’re part of the action, neck-deep in clues and yelling at innocent bystanders in the hope that one of them knows something. The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is a decent...

Streetkix Freestyle (PlayStation Portable)

Streetkix Freestyle (PlayStation Portable)

A kick in the balls

Soccer may not be the most popular sport in the United States, but the same can’t be said outside of the country. Around the world, not only is football enormous, but it’s a lifestyle for many. As a result, the beautiful game has its own street iteration, boasting a number of mind-boggling ball tricks. Streetkix Freestyle...

Don't Starve (PlayStation 4)

Don't Starve (PlayStation 4)

The hunger game

Nature is beautiful. We observe it from pictures and videos from the safety of our home. We get up close to it on vacations through tour guides and hikes. And sometimes, we even interact with it by camping in the wilderness, preparing with ample supplies and experiencing only a sliver of what it must be like to rough it for real. But...

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (PlayStation Network)

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD (PlayStation Network)

Assassin's speed

Retelling the rather erratic adventures of Aveline de Grandpré, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD leaps onto the PlayStation 3 after its moderate success on Sony's handheld console – and visually, it's just about what you'd expect. The game's events are now witnessed through a much clearer lens, with some drastically improved...

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God (PlayStation Vita)

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God (PlayStation Vita)

Keep calm and curry on

What would you do if a big chain curry restaurant opened up in town threatening to take over your family owned curry business? You’d pursue the legendary magical curry recipe, of course – which is exactly what protagonist Pupuru and her fuzzy sidekick Kuu get up to in Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God. In order to...

King Oddball Ends the World (PlayStation Network - Vita)

King Oddball Ends the World (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Rock royalty

After an extended royal tour of pretty much every mobile platform on the planet, King Oddball Ends the World has rolled onto the PlayStation Vita. Offering projectile flinging fun in the vein of Angry Birds, this puzzle game looks to usurp the throne from the long time ruler and avoid being thrown into the dungeons for treason. With a...

Backgammon Blitz (PlayStation 4)

Backgammon Blitz (PlayStation 4)

Cured to perfection

Backgammon is one of the oldest games in existence, dating back thousands of years, and although in modern society it’s overshadowed by more popular timewasters like chess, it’s managed to find a home on the PlayStation 4 and its accompanying handheld, the PlayStation Vita. It’s true that in some instances the classics are...

Aabs Animals (PlayStation Network)

Aabs Animals (PlayStation Network)

Avoid eye contact at all costs

Do you like cute things, specifically animals? Do you like to stare at said animals without interacting with them in any way? Are you a fan of music that sounds like a compilation of the happiest melodies ever conceived by man? If your answer is 'Yes' to each of these questions, then congratulations: Aabs Animals is...

Robot Rescue Revolution (PlayStation Network)

Robot Rescue Revolution (PlayStation Network)

Rust bucket

Robot Rescue Revolution is a strategy puzzle game for the PlayStation 3, which tasks you with guiding multiple robots to a goal while navigating treacherous terrain. Available for a relatively slender figure from the PlayStation Store, the title includes three worlds to explore and over 100 levels to complete. The core gameplay involves...

The Pinball Arcade (PlayStation 4)

The Pinball Arcade (PlayStation 4)

Balls of steel

Following in the steel ball slipstream of Zen Pinball 2, The Pinball Arcade is the second pinball title to fire its way onto the PlayStation 4. With this next-gen offering, developer Farsight Studios aims to ensure that everyone understands what made many of the classic pinball tables great, and it’s hoping to achieve that by...

NBA Live 14 (PlayStation 4)

NBA Live 14 (PlayStation 4)

Slam junk

It’s been a long time since EA Sports actually followed through and tossed a new NBA Live title onto consoles, with nothing but a line of cancelled releases filling the space since NBA Live 10. However, with a new generation of consoles arrives the ideal opportunity to revive the dormant franchise properly. Sadly, the awful NBA Live 14...

Tiny Brains (PlayStation 4)

Tiny Brains (PlayStation 4)

Tiny brains, big character

Science: it’s a wonderful thing. Without science, we’d still be muddling through the dark ages, in a world without Facebook and instant soup. Of course, before such manmade wonders can exist, they need to be tested – and what better way is there to trial such innovations than by exploiting poor animals? Don’t call...

Mutant Mudds Deluxe (PlayStation Network)

Mutant Mudds Deluxe (PlayStation Network)

Don't jump over this one

Twenty years ago, we never would have guessed that today’s generation of consoles would embrace 8-bit side-scrolling platformers. With the release of titles like Terraria, however, this trend does not show any signs of slowing. As these games continue to grow in popularity, developers such as Renegade Kid are fusing the...

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PlayStation Network)

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PlayStation Network)

Block party

After what feels like a century since the phenomenon that is Minecraft first appeared on the PC, Mojang's block-'em-up has finally dug its way onto the PlayStation 3 courtesy of 4J Studios. Its basic visual style hides a brilliantly deep, yet relatively accessible adventure that's topped off with some thoughtful little RPG elements...

Zen Pinball 2 (PlayStation 4)

Zen Pinball 2 (PlayStation 4)

Zen out of ten?

One of two pinball titles flipping onto the PlayStation 4 prior to Christmas is Zen Pinball 2, a game that previously graced both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. This next-gen version provides gamers with a chance to battle friends and strangers for the highest score on a range of tailor made tables, a number of which bear...

Terraria (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Terraria (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Landheld gaming

Back when Terraria launched on the PlayStation 3, we praised its diverse collection of content and its overall depth, but felt that the title's awkward user interface and time consuming gameplay held it back from greatness in our review. On Sony's handheld, however, the game makes use of the system's touch screen – but is the new...