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Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game (PlayStation 4)

Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game (PlayStation 4)

Sweet little lies

If you’ve got a poker face like Lady GaGa, then Fibbage is for you. This is an intriguing bluffing game for two to eight players, which takes an interesting twist on the typical quiz genre, prompting you to enter ridiculous, silly, or downright rude pieces of trivia, with the aim being to convince your pals that they’re true...

Defense Grid 2 (PlayStation 4)

Defense Grid 2 (PlayStation 4)

Ivory tower

Tower defence is a tricky genre to get right: it must strike the perfect balance between simplicity and challenge to avoid any dullness. Add in a home console controller that allows less inputs than a mouse and keyboard combination, and you have yourself a disaster waiting to happen. Defense Grid 2 seems to get the formula just right,...

Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (PlayStation 3)

Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (PlayStation 3)

Lost in Space

In a world where songs can kill and chatting with semi-naked girls in bathtubs is part of a sacred ceremony, a religious war has split two factions in half. Propaganda and aggression have kept these two groups separate for long enough that neither realises one simple truth: that there are real people on both sides. Ar Nosurge: Ode to...

Alien: Isolation (PlayStation 4)

Alien: Isolation (PlayStation 4)

RIPley

Creative Assembly’s greatest challenge with Alien: Isolation was always going to be keeping the title’s gruesome game of cat and mouse interesting over the course of a complete campaign – and it would have succeeded, if it knew when to roll the credits. There’s always a cry from money conscious consumers for more content, but SEGA’s...

Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 3)

Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 3)

A walk in the woods

The mythos of Slenderman shouldn’t be much of a mystery anymore. The abnormally tall creature with no discernible facial features and a rockin’ tuxedo has blown up in popularity these past couple of years. This is mostly due to popular web series Marble Hornets, but another thing that added to the creepy character’s...

Anomaly 2 (PlayStation 4)

Anomaly 2 (PlayStation 4)

Turning the tables

Tower defence is more of a niche genre for a particular subset of gamers. The slow pace and constant, strategic management of resources that characterises the games may sound like either a fun time or a monotonous drag to you, but something like Anomaly 2 is, er, an anomaly. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play as...

Futuridium EP Deluxe (PlayStation 4)

Futuridium EP Deluxe (PlayStation 4)

Spacecubes

The work of a space pilot is never done – and in Futuridium EP Deluxe, you'll learn this firsthand. This retro themed shooter attempts to combine classic genre tropes with modern sensibilities, while also providing a cacophony of visual and sonic stimulation. But does this ship reach warp speed, or could it have used a bit longer in the...

FIFA 15 (PlayStation 4)

FIFA 15 (PlayStation 4)

Straight down the middle

Reviewing FIFA tends to get harder as the years pass, especially when there are no new gameplay innovations or drastic blueprint alterations to shout about. Last year's entry felt like a step up purely because of the graphical and technical improvements that came courtesy of new hardware, but FIFA 15 is obviously unable to...

CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

It's reigning Zen

Blurring the line between tower defense and real-time strategy, CastleStorm proved a surprise hit when we reviewed it last year. This time, Zen Studios’ clever mash-up is back on the PlayStation 4, with all of its previous DLC and a few new surprises up its sleeve. But how does this version stack up against the game that we...

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (PlayStation Vita)

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (PlayStation Vita)

Girl power

When a game title has five exclamation points, there should be no doubt that it will attempt to blow your mind with a furious amount of explosions and wow moments. Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! is certainly in your face, focusing on large full screen specials that will blind you with brash colours, while still maintaining classic 2D...

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood (PlayStation 4)

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood (PlayStation 4)

Dreadlock screen

Watch Dogs was a solid sandbox title that was let down by a shallow story and a weak cast of characters, and even though it featured a number of well designed missions and some great combat, a severe lack of personality kept proceedings from being truly memorable. Flash forward, and we have the game's first expansion: Bad Blood...

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (PlayStation 4)

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (PlayStation 4)

Baker treat

Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate alpha male. He may not be particularly strong, but he has the ability to crush any man with his incredible intellect – and in Crimes and Punishments, a PlayStation 4 adventure loosely based upon Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous short stories and the BBC’s more modern adaptation, he practically revels...

KickBeat: Special Edition (PlayStation 4)

KickBeat: Special Edition (PlayStation 4)

Kick it into touch

KickBeat: Special Edition is the re-release of Zen Studios’ rhythm fighting game for the PlayStation 4. Now, you may be asking yourself what a rhythm fighting game actually is – or you may not be. Either way, picture a fusion of Mortal Kombat and DJ Hero, and you’ll more or less have the right idea. Sadly, this game sounds...

Run Like Hell! (PlayStation Vita)

Run Like Hell! (PlayStation Vita)

The running plan

Thanks to frighteningly ubiquitous smartphones, endless runners have become quite literally a dime a dozen. However, rather than attempting to separate itself from this pack, Run Like Hell! embraces its heritage, taking some serious cues from popular titles in the well-worn genre. But does its adherence to tradition see it take out...

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PlayStation Vita)

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PlayStation Vita)

The handheld ultimatum

These days, publisher Koei Tecmo is all but forced to shove its Warriors games onto handheld consoles. With portable devices ruling the Japanese market, it makes perfectly logical sense, and what kind of musou fan would turn down the opportunity to wreck thousands of enemies on a small screen from the comfort of a seat on the...

Fairy Fencer F (PlayStation 3)

Fairy Fencer F (PlayStation 3)

Caught off-garde

Sometimes the best way to succeed is to stick to the bread and butter of the genre, rather than mess about with weird gimmicks. In Fairy Fencer F, developed by Compile Heart, it aims to do just that in using fairies, furies, and fencers. Upon overhearing a rumour, our hungry hero Fang removes the sword in the stone to get his one...

NHL 15 (PlayStation 4)

NHL 15 (PlayStation 4)

Too few men on the ice

Last year, when EA made it apparent that NHL 14 would be the only sports game to be skipping out on arriving on the (at the time) next generation of consoles, some people were distraught – this author included. Why would the publisher miss out on introducing NHL to the PlayStation 4 as soon as possible? It was explained to...