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Journey (PS4)

Journey (PS4)

Pilgrim's progress

Journey is as magical today as it was when it first released on the PlayStation 3 back in 2012. thatgamecompany's masterpiece is a thought provoking, emotional experience that everyone should try at least once, and now that it's on the PlayStation 4, complete with cross-buy support and enhanced visuals, there's never been a better...

Tembo the Badass Elephant (PS4)

Tembo the Badass Elephant (PS4)

Peanut stutter

Tembo the Badass Elephant should have been ten tons of fun, but instead it's a steaming pile of missed opportunity. This is Pokémon developer Game Freak's first PlayStation release since surgeon simulation Click Medic deployed in Japan over 15 years ago, and so it carries the weight of industry intrigue for that reason alone. But...

God of War III Remastered (PS4)

God of War III Remastered (PS4)

Titan fall

God of War has, over the course of six entries, got itself into a bit of a rut. Make no mistake, each instalment has been consistently excellent – even the maligned PlayStation 3 prequel God of War: Ascension delivered a deity destroying escapade worth experiencing – but Sony Santa Monica's distinct brand of character action has...

PlanetSide 2 (PS4)

PlanetSide 2 (PS4)

War never changes – it just gets bigger

PlanetSide 2 is a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) war game that plays out from a Battlefield or Killzone-like first-person perspective. It's so big, in fact, that the PC version holds the Guinness World Record for the 'biggest FPS battle' with 1,158 players logged into a single skirmish. In truth, very...

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (PS4)

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (PS4)

Dreaming of you

So, it turns out that the Devil has another daughter. Shocker, but it seems he has a penchant for sleeping around. The second girl, Velgyrie, haunts our nightmares with traps and death – but who can blame her with a name like Velgyrie? Thankfully, a handy robotic companion is on hand to teach her how to most efficiently murder...

Godzilla (PS4)

Godzilla (PS4)

Monster mashed

If you think of cheesy old Japanese movies when someone mentions Godzilla, then Godzilla on the PlayStation 4 may be for you. It's steeped in references to the films which saw men smash up model cities in big rubber lizard suits, and heck, it even plays like one. The problem, though, is that if you don't have a hint of nostalgia for...

Astebreed (PS4)

Astebreed (PS4)

X-cellent times

Astebreed is a port of a game that released last year on the PC. Don't let that give you the wrong idea, though: this is about as far from a stereotypical PC game as you could imagine – XCOM it ain't. Instead, it's a shooter that wouldn't be out of place in a late nineties or early noughties arcade. So much so, in fact, that we...

Ar nosurge Plus (PS Vita)

Ar nosurge Plus (PS Vita)

Passionate beats

The PlayStation Vita has a formidable catalogue of Japanese role-playing games that always seems to be expanding, but it's fairly easy to make the argument that Ar nosurge Plus is one of the better additions. An enhanced port of the PlayStation 3 title which released last year, it's an enjoyably unique adventure that boasts an...

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4)

Sweetroll-playing

Taking a step back from its much loved fantasy franchise, Bethesda has left the latest Elder Scrolls title to ZeniMax Online Studios, and if its name hasn't already given it away, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is a massively multiplayer online role-playing release. For years now, many fans of the series have wondered...

F1 2015 (PS4)

F1 2015 (PS4)

On the Button, or in the pits?

After some unfortunate delays, Codemasters finally wheels out its debut F1 game for the current generation of consoles. Fans who have stayed with the series in its many iterations on the PlayStation 3 can now at last spin around Silverstone with the teams and drivers of the new season along with their new machines...

Rocket League (PS4)

Rocket League (PS4)

Soccar

Rocket League is the most moreish multiplayer game since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Psyonix's vehicular soccer simulation adeptly illustrates the idea that simple concepts can succeed when expertly executed. And while it may have taken an entire generation for the seeds sewn by underrated PlayStation 3 exclusive Supersonic Acrobatic...

LEGO Jurassic World (PS4)

LEGO Jurassic World (PS4)

LEGOsaurus

These days, if a brand finds itself considered pop-culture then there are two eventualities that are almost a certainty. Firstly, the inevitable onslaught of Funko Pop Vinyl figurines that casts every single character in cute and irritatingly adorable plastic models. Secondly, a LEGO game, incidentally involving irritatingly adorable...

Oh, Deer! (PS Mobile)

Oh, Deer! (PS Mobile)

Buck up

There's no doubt about it: Oh, Deer!'s got ample game – just not necessarily the right kind. NecroSoft's last hurrah for Sony's ill-fated PlayStation Mobile initiative epitomises everything that the programme should have stood for: it's accessible, affordable, and utterly outlandish. And yet despite all of that, it's more of a proof of...

Pneuma: Breath of Life (PS4)

Pneuma: Breath of Life (PS4)

A breath of fresh air?

In Pneuma: Breath of Life, you are a god. Not a deity, not a Kanye West-style god - you're the creator of the universe, omnipresent and omnipotent in all your glory. Yet for some reason, you don't have access to all of these powers; you merely walk around jaw-droppingly rendered Roman-style chambers and halls, pulling levers,...

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (PS4)

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (PS4)

Risky business

Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut is a PlayStation 4 port of the 2010 Metroidvania game by WayForward Technologies. Originally released on the Nintendo DSi, the title belly danced to the PC this time last year, and now it's finally the turn of Sony format fans to get their hands on the release. This is actually the second...

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS4)

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS4)

The Manga Carta

A brawler that takes some of manga and anime's biggest names and pits them against each other in what can only be described as explosive battles, J-Stars Victory VS+ is a welcome addition to the PlayStation 4's library for fans of Japan's numerous colourful creations. With a reasonably big character roster, plenty of fan service, and...

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4)

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4)

S-S-S-Stylishly enhanced

Since 2001, Devil May Cry has become a franchise that many hold dear - and for good reason. The original's blend of stylish combat while playing as a badass demon hunter who's half demon and half human really made for a great dynamic. Over the years, the series has seen its highs and lows, with the sequel falling flat and...