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Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

Hell in a halfpipe

Cosmophony is a rhythmic shooter for the PlayStation 3 which has you guiding a craft as it flies through a wire frame halfpipe packed full of geometric shapes. These are either obstacles to avoid or targets to blast and each of the five stages available are set to a thumping drum and bass soundtrack from French producer and DJ,...

Trine: Enchanted Edition (PlayStation 4)

Trine: Enchanted Edition (PlayStation 4)

Trine too hard

Trine is undoubtedly the quintessential puzzle platformer. Originally released in 2008, the surprisingly lengthy adventure has since been re-released a number of different times on a number of different platforms. This latest version includes upgraded visuals, but does its classic gameplay still hold up, or should it be banished to...

Super Mega Baseball (PlayStation 4)

Super Mega Baseball (PlayStation 4)

Out of the park

Super Mega Baseball marks the first release from Canadian developer Metalhead Software. Currently only available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 as a cross-buy release, the $19.99 baseball title offers a marvellous distraction from the rigmarole of everyday life. As an arcade game, it's not going to put you in the Yankees...

PES 2015: Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 4)

PES 2015: Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 4)

A humdinger

With last year’s PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer opting to skip the PlayStation 4, Konami has had an extra year to consider its next-gen debut. Against the much more popular FIFA, PES has tended to trail slightly behind EA Sports’ juggernaut in recent years, catering to a much smaller section of the footballing market with its less...

Tetris Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

Tetris Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

From Russia with indifference

The puzzle game used to be the staple of every platform’s portfolio. Be it Tetris, Columns, or Bust-a-Move, no console was complete without a score chasing outing of its own. In an age of Facebook and smartphones, though, those days are long gone, with Tetris the last bastion of a genre that’s largely been left...

Syberia (PlayStation 3)

Syberia (PlayStation 3)

Clickbait

Originally released in 2002, Syberia is one of the most fondly remembered examples of the point and click adventure game genre. With a clever story, and equally ingenious puzzles, it remains as relevant today as the day that it was released. But while the title itself makes a strong case for the revival of this antiquated style of...

Destiny: The Dark Below (PlayStation 4)

Destiny: The Dark Below (PlayStation 4)

We can see the bottom

It seems like you can't go a single day without seeing someone criticise Destiny. Bungie's shooter has been nothing if not divisive, but for all its flaws, many still enjoy scouring the same missions and maps in the hopes of buffing up their Guardian. If you're one of these players, then it goes without saying that this...

Resogun (PlayStation Vita)

Resogun (PlayStation Vita)

Pocket rocket

Housemarque’s cylindrical shooter Resogun is still one of the major highlights in the PlayStation 4’s library. Its simplistic mechanics epitomise the very idea of pick-up-and-play, while its flashy visuals and smooth performance make it something of a showcase for Sony’s next-gen hardware. The title’s oft-requested PlayStation...

Secret Ponchos (PlayStation 4)

Secret Ponchos (PlayStation 4)

All hat, no cattle

Secret Ponchos is a Spaghetti Western-themed multiplayer game that, at the point of its arrival on the PlayStation 4, is also available to play through the Early Access programme on Steam. This is a little worrying, as for all intents and purposes, the PC version isn’t considered ‘finished’, but yet the console edition is...

Rollers of the Realm (PlayStation 4)

Rollers of the Realm (PlayStation 4)

They see me rollin'

There are some unusual mash-ups of game genres out there that are either smashing successes or faltering failures. There are RPG third-person shooters like Mass Effect, hack-‘n’-slash action RPGs such as Darksiders II, and then there’s something like Destiny, an MMORPG open world first-person…well, you get the gist of...

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

It's dangerous to go alone

WayForward has been toying with the Adventure Time property in games for a while now, and hasn’t quite managed to merge the show’s wacky personality with a compatible interactive experience up to this point. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom finally gets the pairing right, and while it’s not without...

BlazeRush (PlayStation 3)

BlazeRush (PlayStation 3)

Blaze of glory

Missiles and bullets flying past cars; monster trucks and flying saucers whizzing down tracks; collisions, crashes, and that all-important final lap overtake – this is BlazeRush, a brand new PlayStation 3 racer from Russian developer Targem Games. This drive-‘em-up offers a short story about underground racing and your...

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PlayStation 4)

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PlayStation 4)

Bat to basics

The LEGO series has been on a roll lately, with multiple high scoring titles over the past 12 months or so. The question is: does LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham have what it takes to topple the others – or should it have simply stayed in the shadows? Contrary to LEGO game tradition, the story in this edition is fairly forgettable...

The Crew (PlayStation 4)

The Crew (PlayStation 4)

Thank you for driving dangerously

If you’ve ever fancied taking a coast-to-coast road trip across America, then you were probably excited by the announcement that Ubisoft's latest driving game The Crew was offering the chance to do just that. Even with its abbreviated version of the USA, the scale of its game world, coupled with the chance to tear...

Teslagrad (PlayStation 4)

Teslagrad (PlayStation 4)

Fatal attraction

Teslagrad’s opening scene is bold, beautiful, and utterly beguiling, cleverly drawing you into its world, without wasting a single second on needless exposition. Unfortunately – while certainly a lot of fun – the rest of the game fails to live up to the lofty precedent set by this prologue. It’s a shame, as hidden just below...

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed (PlayStation 4)

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed (PlayStation 4)

Take off your pants and jacket

Welcome back to the land of the undead and undressed, where you are a modern day vampire roaming the streets of Akihabara, stripping others of their finest threads. Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed has been doing the rounds on Sony’s systems for a while now, finally arriving on the PlayStation 4 following a...

Speakeasy (PlayStation 4)

Speakeasy (PlayStation 4)

Don't lose your head

Speakeasy is what happens when you take a great idea, strip it of all but the very bare essentials necessary for it to work, and then release it at about ten times its worth and hope that people buy it based on the premise alone. If it were free-to-play, you’d feel ripped off. This game isn’t just bad, it’s insultingly...