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Fuel Overdose (PlayStation Network)

Fuel Overdose (PlayStation Network)

Burnt rubber

What's not to love about the indie game scene and its current revival? From the phenomenal success of Angry Birds to truly brilliant tales like Journey and The Walking Dead, it's nice to see that inspiration and clever ideas can sometimes trump vast amounts of money and celebrity voice actors. As such, we were really looking forward to...

Page Chronica (PlayStation Network)

Page Chronica (PlayStation Network)

Fairy stale

Page Chronica is the kind of game that you’ll find yourself rooting for. Like a book with a bad cover, you’ll wade through the title’s grungy exterior in the hope of uncovering something magical inside. But sadly, for all of the release’s impressive ideas, it fails to deliver on its compelling literary hook – and it results in...

Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (PlayStation 3)

Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (PlayStation 3)

High tension definition

The Budokai series first launched on the last generation of consoles. It spawned three games, each sporting their own take on the epic Dragon Ball Z story. Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection repurposes the first and third titles from the franchise – but are they enough to capture your attention in the HD era? Let’s get...

Big Sky Infinity (PlayStation Network)

Big Sky Infinity (PlayStation Network)

Space invader

Side scrolling, twitch-based space shooters are a staple of gaming, and have been for years. As such, finding something unique can be a struggle. But despite this, developer Boss Baddie has been quietly expanding on the genre with its Big Sky titles on PC. And now the latest iteration Big Sky Infinity has hit the PlayStation 3 and Vita...

DOOM Classic Complete (PlayStation Network)

DOOM Classic Complete (PlayStation Network)

Rock solid

Boasting the full versions of Ultimate DOOM, DOOM 2: Hell on Earth, and Final DOOM, there's no doubt that DOOM Classic Complete is a comprehensive package for those looking for a nostalgia trip. But is the famous franchise still the daddy of first-person shooters? For better or for worse, the graphics of DOOM Classic Complete are the...

Persona 4 Golden (PlayStation Vita)

Persona 4 Golden (PlayStation Vita)

Vita's Golden Hand

Persona 4 Golden is a stunning game that’s arguably the most essential release in the PlayStation Vita’s catalogue thus far. An upgrade of the already outstanding PlayStation 2 title, developer Atlus has extended the adventure with new content, characters, and story. This is the definitive version of an incredible RPG, and you...

Black Knight Sword (PlayStation Network)

Black Knight Sword (PlayStation Network)

Nightmare before Christmas

Black Knight Sword is a hard game to describe. Its gameplay is nothing new – it’s essentially a side scrolling action game mixed with a lot of platforming. But in motion, the title paints a completely different picture – this is the stuff of nightmares. Saying Black Knight Sword is creepy is an understatement. Its...

Skylanders Giants (PlayStation 3)

Skylanders Giants (PlayStation 3)

Bigger and better?

Considering the success of the original Skylanders, it's no surprise that a sequel has already hit store shelves. Activision's accessory-laden adventure game commanded eye-watering sales figures during its last term at retail. But can a series that’s so heavily dependent on peripheral purchases thrive in its second outing?...

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PlayStation 3)

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PlayStation 3)

The paint runs thin

The first thing you’ll notice about Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is how sterile everything looks. Gone are the murky, almost depressing locales from the Nintendo Wii original, replaced by wholesome environments, which – at most – feature a little bit of damage here and there. In terms of grunge, this is more Bon Jovi...

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (PlayStation 3)

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (PlayStation 3)

Everyday we're shufflin'

Lee Everett’s failed the one golden rule of murdering folk: don’t get caught. As such, he's on his way to prison when civilisation collapses around him. It’s through Lee that you experience the harsh horrors of this new and unrecognisable world, and it’s not long before he, and by extension you, becomes responsible...

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PlayStation 3)

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PlayStation 3)

Smiles prower

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed starts to make sense the moment that you reach the excellent Afterburner stage. Sumo Digital’s slick sequel initially introduces itself as yet another Mario Kart derivative – but it eventually blossoms into so much more. By fusing the best of Hydro Thunder, SkyDrift, and over two decades’...

Mass Effect (PlayStation 3)

Mass Effect (PlayStation 3)

Back to the future

Launching five years after its original Xbox 360 debut, Mass Effect has finally landed on the PlayStation 3, completing the series' sci-fi trilogy on Sony's console. However, the title's late arrival places it in an awkward position, destined to be judged against the sequels it spawned. Has the classic aged gracefully? Not...

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PlayStation 3)

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PlayStation 3)

In what reality is this considered fun?

Games based on TV licenses don't have a great track record, but there's always the potential for something enjoyable to come out of them. Now it's Family Guy's turn, with the franchise's first PlayStation 3 title, Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse. Don't hold your breath for anything amazing, though. The...

Worms: Revolution (PlayStation Network)

Worms: Revolution (PlayStation Network)

Wriggle room

There's always been a charm to destroying unfortunate invertebrates with outrageous weapons. As such, when Worms: Revolution debuted as a downloadable title on the PlayStation Network, we jumped at the chance to take up arms. It turns out that the tongue-in-cheek strategy game remains a great way to waste time, but not necessarily for...

Planets Under Attack (PlayStation Network)

Planets Under Attack (PlayStation Network)

Space invading

Planets Under Attack is a space-warfare strategy game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Backed by cartoon visuals and comedic characters, the game attempts to mix accessibility with addictive, tactical gameplay. To an extent, Planets Under Attack succeeds in what it sets out to do. Its gameplay mechanics are easy to...

Chronovolt (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Chronovolt (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Marble sadness

As part of the opening salvo for PlayStation Plus' expansion to the PlayStation Vita, Chronovolt received plenty of pre-release coverage. The lure of a modern take on the seminal Marble Madness, tailor-made from the ground up to show off the system's wealth of control schemes, was an attractive bait. Unfortunately, Chronovolt displays...

Pid (PlayStation Network)

Pid (PlayStation Network)

What a Piddy

The indie game market is saturated with 2D platformers. Ever since the runaway success of Braid, indie developers have been tripping over themselves to try and create the next big thing. Pid is the latest attempt – but does the puzzle platformer, from Swedish developer Might and Delight, add anything new to the medley? Thankfully,...

Far Cry 3 (PlayStation 3)

Far Cry 3 (PlayStation 3)

Insane in the membrane

Far Cry 3 will find you questioning your sanity, your loyalty, and your will to survive. This tropical adventure gone violent provides the perfect distraction for you to whittle away your winter nights with – and days, too. It offers an exhilarating journey that you'll struggle to put down, and will linger long in the memory...

Sine Mora (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Sine Mora (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Without delay

The side-scrolling shooter genre, so prominent in the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, gradually began its demise with the advent of 3D. The newfangled technology rendered the format passé, before refining its DNA into its spiritual successor, the first-person shooter. Those forerunners, however, tested lightning reflexes and memory skills,...

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (PlayStation Vita)

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (PlayStation Vita)

Nine is a magic number

Taking place in the not-so-distant future, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward puts you in the role of Sigma, a young man who’s removed from his normal life and forced to take part in the ‘Nonary Game’ – a sick and twisted creation that ponders whether you're willing to betray in order to survive. Virtue’s Last...