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Goat Simulator (PS4)

Goat Simulator (PS4)

For goat's sake

Let's not be sheepish: Goat Simulator has been designed to attract obnoxious YouTube neckbeards like a farmyard does flies. Stop for a second and consider the credentials: ragdoll physics, an oh-so random premise, and a PewDiePie-inspired slow-mo button that's always on-demand; add an ADD inflicted man-child to this bubonic broth and...

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment (PS4)

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment (PS4)

It's all in the game

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment leaps from the small screen of the PlayStation Vita and onto the PlayStation 4 complete with online play. Its handheld roots make this role-playing game undeniably rough around the edges, but give it some time, and you'll uncover a satisfying, addictive adventure that sports some nice touches...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)

It's time to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-duel, again

The worldwide phenomenon known as Yu-Gi-Oh! is a strategic battle game originally based on a manga in which players duel with cards. Decks are made of monsters, spells, and traps, and the object of the duel is to reduce your opponent's life points from 8,000 to 0. Each player can customise their deck with forty...

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS Vita)

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS Vita)

Star-crossed

J-Stars Victory VS+ is actually quite a snug fit on the PlayStation Vita. The bite-sized battles feel like they're just the right size for a quick spot of portable play, and the graphics arguably look crisper than they do on the big screen. This is the same game that you can get on the PlayStation 4, which we've already covered in more...

Galak-Z: The Dimensional (PS4)

Galak-Z: The Dimensional (PS4)

Set phasers to fun

It's safe to say that Galak-Z: The Dimensional is a game of charm and personality. Everything from the retro Asteroids-style gameplay to the 80s cartoon style just screams charisma, making it possibly one of the most loveable games of this generation so far. Let's start with the basics: you play as A-Tak, space pilot...

Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PS4)

Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PS4)

Needs more meat on its bones

Back in 2012, new fighting franchise Skullgirls was widely praised for its creativity and dynamic fighting systems; launchers, air-dashes, team assists, custom assists, snapbacks, blockbuster combos, wall bounces, ground bounces, superfluous bounces, and more were all crammed into the ambitious title. The game has now...

Submerged (PS4)

Submerged (PS4)

Seas the day

What if the combat-free opening hour of BioShock Infinite stretched on for much longer? Indeed, what if you could explore the beautiful ruins of a destroyed city without having to constantly fend for your life? Submerged – a game developed by ex-Bioshock staffers, incidentally – attempts to answer these very questions. But does this...

King's Quest - Chapter I: A Knight to Remember (PS4)

King's Quest - Chapter I: A Knight to Remember (PS4)

A knight to consider

Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, Sierra's wonderfully strange point-and-click King's Quest franchise is finally resurrected with a new, episodic tale that is set to span six chapters in total – the first of which being the rather cunningly titled A Knight to Remember. The story begins with Graham, the king of Daventry – the...

The Fall (PS4)

The Fall (PS4)

iRobot

The Fall explores AI in an interesting and seldom seen way, and it's so superbly written and voiced that this tale can fully immerse you in its drama and peril. However, a stiff challenge with the combat and puzzles frequently threatens to put you off. You are an AI construct called ARID housed within a suit designed to aid an injured human...

Legend of Kay Anniversary (PS4)

Legend of Kay Anniversary (PS4)

O-Kay?

Bringing a video game back from the annals of history to be remastered or remade is tricky. Publishers have to ask themselves if it's something original fans and newer players could fall in love with. Should it get a new coat of paint or be rebuilt from the ground up? Has it been too long or short since its original release? With this in...

Life Is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room (PS4)

Life Is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room (PS4)

Dark side of the moons

French developer DONTNOD really kicked things into overdrive with the third episode of Life Is Strange. While the first two episodes were certainly divisive – even amongst the staff here - it would be hard to argue that the series wasn't in the process of carving out its own niche. Episode three was where proceedings truly...

Squares (PS Vita)

Squares (PS Vita)

Average square

In a time dominated by people being tethered to mobile gadgets, there's no shortage of reaction puzzle games. The fast paced, play-any-time nature of the genre makes it ideal for short spurts of play sprinkled throughout the day, and that's what Squares by LEAP Game Studios is – a minimalistic puzzler that focuses more on testing...

Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut (PS4)

Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut (PS4)

Memory block

In Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut, you don't know who you are – you've lost your memory. All you know is what's fed to you by an astronaut aboard the ISS, but even then, that information is questionable. Sure, in Toxic Games' maiden title, you know exactly what to do, but you never know why you're doing it – and that's the beauty of it...

N++ (PS4)

N++ (PS4)

The nth degree

Metanet Software has come a long way with its acclaimed N series. Ten years ago, the studio launched N as a freeware Flash game, and released an expanded version on consoles a few years later. Fans of the series have had to wait a long time for the sequel, but it's finally here, and it positively dwarfs its predecessors. With a...

Velocibox (PS4)

Velocibox (PS4)

Square pusher

Often video games are formed from many different ideas, complex puzzles, and imaginitive wonders. Velocibox, a PlayStation 4 and Vita cross-buy title, replaces all of this with very simplistic gameplay which, although straightforward in theory, actually presents one of the sternest challenges that we've experienced in quite some time...

The Swindle (PS4)

The Swindle (PS4)

Robotic robbery

It's a well-known fact that, back when Britain had an empire, you couldn't step into the foggy London night without occasionally tripping over the odd robot here and there. Every house and factory had a small army for protection, complete with complicated computers and pressure-sensitive mines. Like a pair of Queen Victoria's...

Nutjitsu: Reforged (PS4)

Nutjitsu: Reforged (PS4)

Like a thief in the nut

A squirrel and their nuts are not easily parted, so when the ninja squirrels have their stash of acorns stolen by a band of samurai foxes, it's up to one of their number to venture forth and retrieve their supply from right under the snouts of their enemies. In Nutjitsu: Reforged on the PlayStation 4 you'll be guiding a lone...

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (PS4)

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (PS4)

Devil don't care

The Onechanbara series has been around for a while in Japan, shamelessly fusing ridiculous combat with girls in skimpy costumes for a good 11 years now. It's safe to say that it's a franchise that knows what its fans want, and as such, it's never tried to move away from its aforementioned core concepts. The same is true of its...