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Brut@l (PS4)

Brut@l (PS4)

Rogue leg@cy

Anybody remember those dungeon crawlers from the eighties, the ones based on Dungeons & Dragons and made entirely in ASCII characters? Well, for those not versed in the storied history of tabletop and its transition onto the home computer, these titles were the earliest example of the roguelike. Classics like Moria, Angband, and...

ABZÛ (PS4)

ABZÛ (PS4)

Wintory is coming

It's easy to take ABZÛ's swimming controls for granted. They are, after all, your only means of traversal in the game – it's natural to disregard something so close to home. But if Giant Squid's debut teaches us anything, it's that we should always take time to reflect on things which seem insignificant at first. The secret of...

Heart&Slash (PS4)

Heart&Slash (PS4)

Love hurts

Heart&Slash is a very peculiar game, crossing roguelike gameplay with a brawler combat system to create an interesting idea. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans no longer exist and robots have taken over, you assume the role of Heart, a kind-hearted but brutally murderous machine with sword in hand, that's trying to escape...

Overcooked (PS4)

Overcooked (PS4)

Frying pan-ic

Too many cooks spoil the broth – or so the saying goes. The fellows at Ghost Town Games may have taken this on-board when developing its debut indie effort Overcooked, with just two people working on this couch co-op cooking game. In the jovial, easy-going title, it's up to you (and a few friends) to run a smooth kitchen, prepare...

Hyper Light Drifter (PS4)

Hyper Light Drifter (PS4)

Hyper greatness

Games are released all of the time – every week without fail, as a matter of fact. A very large percentage of these are either forgettable or downright terrible. Sure some are okay, but the real joy stems from discovering a game so good that it couldn't be called anything other than a masterpiece. Enter Heart Machine's Hyper Light...

Headlander (PS4)

Headlander (PS4)

Stellar

If a time traveller journeyed through time and told us that a 2D Metroidvania title would be one of the best games Double Fine ever released, we'd both scoff in disbelief and question why said time lord didn't tell us something more important, like who wins the US Election – or whether Paul Blart: Mall Cop 3 is ever made. See, on paper,...

Videoball (PS4)

Videoball (PS4)

Balls to the wall

Welcome to the future of electronic sport. Sure, Videoball may not look like a cutting edge PlayStation 4 game, with simple visuals of friendly-looking triangles (which you control) and circles (the titular videoballs themselves) – but thanks to a cunningly refined game engine and simple controls, this is pure addictive fun...

Moon Hunters (PS4)

Moon Hunters (PS4)

Full moon

Kitfox Games has created something quite unique with Moon Hunters. At first it appears to be quite a standard action role-playing game with the option to play with up to four players. However, playing the game for just a couple minutes shows you that there are plenty of unique and fresh ideas on display. The most obvious idea on display...

Tricky Towers (PS4)

Tricky Towers (PS4)

All along the botched tower

Good couch multiplayer games are in vogue on the PlayStation 4, which means more tantrum throwing, "accidental" elbow incidents, and debates over who gets the "good" controller than ever before. Tricky Towers, a physics-based tower-builder in which up to four players can compete both offline and online, may not be a...

Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop (PS4)

Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop (PS4)

Digging not-so deep

Fallout 4's penultimate slice of downloadable content comes in the form of the Vault-Tec Workshop - another settlement-based add-on in which you follow a series of short, simple quests while building your own underground vault. This certainly isn't your typically large expansion - as you can probably tell from the price tag - but...

Carmageddon: Max Damage (PS4)

Carmageddon: Max Damage (PS4)

Max boredom

Lock up your children and ready your moral outrage as Camageddon is back, bringing with it a not so healthy dose of 90s vehicular mayhem. With original developer Stainless Games once again behind the wheel of the franchise that helped make its name, the biggest question that comes to mind is that now we're close to 20 years down the road...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force (PS Vita)

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force (PS Vita)

Full Bust

The PlayStation Vita has its first Gundam game here in the West, and unfortunately, it's not that great. A spin-off from Japan's super popular Gundam VS series, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force is essentially a watered-down edition of the arcade action property with a focus on single player content. Directly comparing this portable...

Obliteracers (PS4)

Obliteracers (PS4)

Micro machines

Obliteracers is a cute, party-focused kart racing game with a medley of different playful weapons to pick-up and a selection of unorthodox looking characters to choose from. Sound familiar? Well, that's because it's a genre that has been well-and-truly mastered elsewhere, although it's also one that's surprisingly sparse on...

Gal*Gun: Double Peace (PS4)

Gal*Gun: Double Peace (PS4)

Between a rod and a hard place

The last time we strutted through a school targeting ladies with our love shots, Interpol got involved. In fact, we're not sure whether penning this review is a violation of our parole conditions – we try not to let legal proceedings get in the way of our quest to bring you the best PlayStation coverage available,...

Dex (PS4)

Dex (PS4)

Cyberpunk'd

Dex is an open world, side scrolling, action RPG that takes place in a far future Cyberpunk setting, and appears to have taken some inspiration from classic Metroid and Castlevania games. This combination seems like a gamer's dream come true, however developer Dreadlocks seem to have neglected including enjoyable gameplay, instead...

Adr1ft (PS4)

Adr1ft (PS4)

Space oddity

In this reviewer's opinion, space disaster is one of the most interesting concepts in entertainment. You have the likes of Gravity, Apollo 18, and The Martian in film, Seveneves in literature, and Alien Isolation in games. Adr1ft, the debut game from developer Three One Zero, now joins the party following its PlayStation 4 release...

I Am Setsuna (PS4)

I Am Setsuna (PS4)

Snow and steady

There's a real demand for more traditional Japanese role-playing games these days - experiences that call back to a time when turn based battles ruled and world maps were explored via airship. I Am Setsuna attempts to recapture that magic of the classic RPG, channelling the spirit of older Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest titles. It's a...

Song of the Deep (PS4)

Song of the Deep (PS4)

Water wonderful world

Insomniac Games has certainly been keeping itself busy lately. The studio has been launching game after game over the last couple of years, all of them of the quality you'd expect, and it seems it's prepared to tackle almost anything – big or small. Nestled in-between its successful re-imagining of the first Ratchet &...

Ghostbusters (PS4)

Ghostbusters (PS4)

Give up the ghost

The hubbub surrounding the new Ghostbusters movie has been so well documented that even the Internet-deprived people of North Korea have likely heard about it. The response to the first trailer for the 2016 reboot of the supernatural comedy franchise has been nothing short of vitriolic, to the point that it's one of the most hated...