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    Review Transference

    Orthanc was a Ubisoft tower?

    Transference is one of those games that’s best experienced knowing as little about what awaits you as possible. As such, we intend to remain as vague as possible when it comes to discussing narrative threads and consequences, while still giving you a good idea of how the experience adds up as a whole. Although, with...

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    Review NBA Live 19

    Basketbawl

    When it comes to sport simulation video games, it’s clear that EA Sports is king. It has the crown in just about every major sport, and this was the case for many years with its NBA Live series. Live was the standard bearer for close to 15 years, but during the jump from the PlayStation 2 to the PlayStation 3, it began to lose its grip,...

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    Review Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle

    A brawler CPS-pecialist's dream Capcom-pilation

    Don’t hang up! We have a little business proposition for you. Push Square propose that any retro gamer with a love of side-scrolling beat-‘em-ups make it their business to play the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle, particularly as a historical jaunt through an impressive display of seven cherry-picked...

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    Review Blind

    Are you afraid of the dark?

    When Tiny Bull Studios first announced Blind, they were, for the most part, ahead of the curve when it came to first-person titles based around using echolocation. However, in the ensuing years, that type of game has practically burgeoned into its own sub-genre, with titles like Perception and Stifled leading the charge...

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    Review Little Dragons Café

    All fired up

    Booting up Little Dragons Café for the first time, the first thing that strikes is how damn cute the whole thing is. From the adorable twins you choose between to play as to the quaint café itself complete with delightful miniature vegetable patch and impossibly sweet chickens running around, everything is designed to immediately tug...

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    Review The Gardens Between

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

    Puzzle games are a dime a dozen, so in order to really stand out, the game in question needs to do something special to garner attention. And The Voxel Agents’ time-manipulation puzzle game, The Gardens Between, happens to be one title that achieves this. The Gardens Between is a puzzler where all of the scenarios you encounter...

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    Review NBA 2K19

    Find a new slant

    It gets lonely at the top. The NBA 2K franchise has been the undisputed king for almost a decade now when it comes to virtual basketball. Long gone are the days of being the plucky underdog who scrapped for years, slowly but surely chipping away at EA’s vast, seemingly untouchable, video game sporting kingdom. NBA 2K is now the...

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    Review V-Rally 4

    Va va voom

    The fact that it’s been sixteen long years since the last V-Rally is enough to make some of us at Push Square feel positively ancient. Eden Games’ 1997 original was always seen as a friendlier rival to Codemasters’ excellent off-road sim Colin McRae Rally. It only makes sense in 2018 that, upon its return, it should be considered...

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    Review Downward Spiral: Horus Station

    In space, no one can hear you groaning

    Finnish developer 3rd Eye Studios has borrowed and plucked a wealth of talent from both the video game and movie industry in order to help craft its debut title, Downward Spiral: Horus Station, but it hasn’t really worked. Boasting of past projects like Alan Wake, Quantum Break, Trials, and films Gravity and

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    Review Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Bigger? Check. Better?

    Lara Croft makes one last attempt to prove to us she has what it takes to become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. Taking a backseat as a sole collaborator, Crystal Dynamics placed this last entry's fate at the hands of the developers behind Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. With a mammoth budget of $135 million, Eidos Montreal's...

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    Review Destiny 2: Forsaken

    The cycle repeats

    It's hard to shake the feeling that we've been here before with Destiny 2: Forsaken. When The Taken King hit the original Destiny and propelled the game to a point where it once again felt complete and compelling, it was a welcome addition after months and months of frustration. It's the same story with Destiny 2, a title that's...

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    Review Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk

    Tractie-cal warfare

    Nippon Ichi’s latest release Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is a first-person dungeon crawler where you play Tractie – that is, the Tractatus de Monstrum – a mysterious book with a soul trapped inside, able to communicate by filling out its pages. Tractie is under the control of a witch named Baba Yaga, or Dronya as...

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    Review Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

    Timeless

    For its first few hours Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is happy to just mosey along at its own pace. It's a typically pleasant jaunt through a colourful fantasy world, complete with supremely cute monsters that you whack over the head with big swords, but it's a bit... Boring. It looks lovely and everything's polished, neat, and...

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    Review 428: Shibuya Scramble

    Tokyo timehop

    The visual novel genre is a strange beast, a niche corner of gaming that’s littered with some classic narrative experiences and bizarre oddities. Developer Spike Chunsoft is responsible for the lion’s share of popular visual novels on the market, with Steins;Gate and the fan favourite Dangonranpa series. Now it's re-releasing 428:...

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    Review The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour

    Easy, Tiger

    You can infer a lot from The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour’s title. HB Studios acquired the license to the sport’s flagship tour somewhere during development, and this game feels a teensy bit muddled as a result. In many ways, it’s an evolution of the two golf titles that the Canadian developer has released on the PlayStation 4...

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    Review Immortal: Unchained

    Hooked on life support

    It feels like every other month or so now that a game will come along with the latest spin on the Souls formula. Immortal: Unchained, from developer Toadman Interactive, is the latest title to offer its own take on what made Dark Souls so special back in 2011, but does it rise to the task of successfully emulating past...

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    Review Punch Line

    Surprisingly not pants

    Before we started playing Punch Line we weren’t really sure what to expect. All we’d heard about the game was that if the main protagonist looks at a lady's undies twice then the world would end. Yup, the set-up sounds completely bonkers and we were fully expecting the game to be mostly fan service, with a bunch of cheap...

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    Review Marvel's Spider-Man

    The (actually) Amazing Spider-Man

    There are three reasons why Marvel's Spider-Man feels important. First, it offers a chance at some form of redemption for Sony, after The Amazing Spider-Man movies turned out to be, well, not all that amazing. Second, since Batman: Arkham Knight brought that incredible franchise to a close, we're sorely...

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    Review Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr

    Too many cooks in the space kitchen

    For a franchise practically overflowing with phenomenal fiction, stand-out characters, and exotic races, it’s utterly bewildering that we get treated to so few gameplay experiences that truly do the Warhammer 40,000 universe any kind of justice. NeocoreGames is the most recent developer to nobly attempt to...

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    Review Planet Alpha

    Out of this world

    We all know the difference between day and night on Earth, but do light and darkness cause similar transformations on alien worlds? This is the question driving Planet Alpha, a 2D platformer featuring an unnamed spaceman, stranded on a mysterious planet. To escape, our lost astronaut is going to have to delve deeper into an unknown...

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    Review Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

    Believe it

    For the uninitiated, Naruto is a long running manga series published in the weekly Shounen Jump periodical straight out of the Land of the Rising Sun. Naruto has been steadily published since 1997, and has since become a global phenomenon standing with the greats like Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Hunter x Hunter, et al. Naruto to Boruto:...

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    Review Shadows: Awakening

    Emerging from the shadow of Diablo

    PS4 adventuring takes to a dark new dimension with Shadows: Awakening – which might at first look like a Diablo-'em-up copycat, but actually brings a unique new spin to the isometric single-player RPG genre. You step in the wraith robes of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm – known as a...

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    Review Brawlout

    Neuter Smash Bros.

    It's going to be near impossible to write this review without at least mentioning Super Smash Bros., so let's just get it out of the way. Brawlout is essentially Super Smash Bros. It takes the skeleton of Nintendo's hugely popular fighter but obviously adds its own character roster. Each combatant has a damage percentage that...

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    Review Bow to Blood

    Warship warfare

    The airship has been a classic way to fly across the sky in video games for decades now. From the retro JRPGs of the PSone up until this year’s Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, the mode of transport is clearly here to stay, but never has it quite seen battles like this before. Bow to Blood, a PlayStation VR game from developer...

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    Review Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

    Master of Divinity

    Divinity: Original Sin II is a fantastic role-playing game that strikes an almost perfect balance between dense, absorbing storytelling, and allowing you the freedom to shape the adventure as you wish. The journey through to the end credits will take you dozens of hours to complete, and during that time you’ll meet scores of...

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    Review Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut

    Memory block

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. 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,...

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    Review Another World

    Back off, man. I'm a scientist

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. A tiny team of developers with an independent spirit and a vision of creating a game that’s inspired by classic science fiction...

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    Review God of War III Remastered

    Titan fall

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. 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 –...

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    Review Destiny 2

    Bet the farm

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Three years after the release of Destiny, here we are with a whole new title that's framed as a direct sequel. Hopping to a fresh release was Bungie's...

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    Review Fire Pro Wrestling World

    Fired up

    From it’s name, you probably already know if you want to buy Fire Pro Wrestling World or not. The niche 2D wrestling series, which started way back in 1989, is back for another instalment, and for the most part it’s unchanged, as a game in touch with its roots should be. It probably won’t attract many new fans, but you get the feeling...