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God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4)

God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4)

Bound by Blood

God Eater 2: Rage Burst opens with your stereotypical animated intro: it's got punchy Japanese rock, a nice sense of style, and it does a fine job of getting you pumped for some God eating action. Bandai Namco's latest export gives a good first impression, then, but you may struggle to maintain your enthusiasm as you begin to tear...

Hue (PS4)

Hue (PS4)

Game of many colours

Puzzle games often have a serious problem with striking an even balance between being challenging and fun. Too often developers will swing in one direction, making their game either frustratingly hard or a walk in the park. Indie developer Fiddlesticks has managed to strike the golden balance with its charming puzzle platformer,...

Madden NFL 17 (PS4)

Madden NFL 17 (PS4)

Lynch pin

Sports games: the bane of most people's E3 conferences. They're the games that people that call themselves "Serious Moe" play. It's easy to write Madden and other sports games off as "just a roster update" – and, at times, this can be true – but the long-lived American football series has been steadily evolving over the past couple of...

AdVenture Capitalist (PS4)

AdVenture Capitalist (PS4)

Pass the buck

Oh the sweet, sweet irony, Sammy. You dump on No Man's Sky for being duller than a charity shop's clothing rack, and now you're going to try and act like AdVenture Capitalist is worth the free download from the PlayStation Store. Biased! Bullsh*t! Never visiting this website again! Bet you didn't even play it with a steering wheel, did...

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS4)

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS4)

It's got the X-Factor

One of the songs in the brand new rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, is called Holy Lance Explosion Boy, and it's about an unsettlingly young boy accidentally getting someone pregnant, featuring lines like: "This 0.02mm barrier is seriously getting annoying." If the thought of a kawaii, virtual boy's condom splitting...

Valley (PS4)

Valley (PS4)

Valleys of the 40s

Every so often, a year will inexplicably become themed around a certain weapon or piece of equipment. 2012 was the year of the bow and arrow, and it appears that 2016 will become synonymous with the grappling hook. Nathan Drake took one into his final adventure in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and upcoming games such as Titanfall 2,...

Prominence Poker (PS4)

Prominence Poker (PS4)

Ante-hero

There was a point ten years ago when it felt like the popularity of poker had reached fever pitch. You couldn't turn on late night television without it appearing on more than one channel, and there always seemed to be some bloke down the pub who swore he'd made a serious chunk of change online. This rise in gambling websites left poker...

Grow Up (PS4)

Grow Up (PS4)

Just playing the game, having a BUD

It was perhaps a little surprising to see a sequel to last year's botanical platforming adventure Grow Home, especially one that would release so swiftly. Grow Up released less than 12 months after its predecessor, and we were curious to find out what could've changed in that short space of time. As it turns out,...

Assetto Corsa (PS4)

Assetto Corsa (PS4)

Ass-etto Corsa

With Project CARS already in the wild and Gran Turismo Sport on the way later this year, as well as other realistic and excellent racers of their own kind in DiRT Rally and F1 2016 already out, there's plenty of variation and choice in the racing simulator market on the PlayStation 4 right now. But having garnered a hefty following...

Metrico+ (PS4)

Metrico+ (PS4)

A bar set high

While Sony may not give the PlayStation Vita much love these days, others have set out to do so over the years to prove the handheld's worth. Digital Dreams was one such developer who exclusively released its debut title Metrico on the neglected platform in 2014. It received both glowing and scathing remarks for varying reasons, but...

Armikrog (PS4)

Armikrog (PS4)

State of clay

Armikrog begins with such promise. Your introduction to this claymation world is a long and wonderfully weird theme song that serves as a prologue of sorts, and it leads into a beautifully animated cutscene that really showcases the talent on board. Many of the minds behind this Kickstarted adventure game are also responsible for The...

Inside (PS4)

Inside (PS4)

Step Inside

Reviewing Inside is a tough proposition. On the one hand, this is a game that is fully deserving of a write-up overflowing with superlatives. On the other hand, to describe practically anything that happens in the game in anything other than the vaguest of terms would be to rob the player of the joy of discovering those moments for...

Hitman: Episode 4 - Bangkok (PS4)

Hitman: Episode 4 - Bangkok (PS4)

Too many Kooks

Like milk and cookies, fish and chips, and a copy of Ride to Hell: Retribution and the nearest volcano, hotels and Hitman go together very well. There's something about the maze of rooms, the abundance of staff, and the classy yet clandestine nature of these establishments that always make good missions for Agent 47, and the episodic...

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4)

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4)

Royal ruckus

While Capcom is rightly credited as the company which kick-started interest in the one-on-one fighting genre, there's another firm which built up comparable reputation in the field and – some would passionately argue – actually managed to trump the creator of Street Fighter on more than one occasion. SNK would become a household...

Worms W.M.D (PS4)

Worms W.M.D (PS4)

Wriggly good

Explosions litter the battlefield, reducing soldiers to nothing more than corpses and gravestones. A poisonous gas sneaks around, grasping its enemies and withering them away to a point of no return. A hawk-eyed missile eerily seeks out its victim, locating and dispatching them with mechanical ease. War, you see, has changed. But all...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)

Divided we fall

Like 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, new-gen sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a jack of all trades, but a master of none. Combining role-playing game elements with stealth and shooting, it's a title that tries its hand at just about everything, but its desire to stretch across numerous different genres isn't necessarily a...

F1 2016 (PS4)

F1 2016 (PS4)

Fast-idious

Codemasters is back, and with real assurance. It had seemed for a while that the once racing game experts had fallen off the wagon so to speak, with European rally turning to American X-Games and Formula One lacking the glitz and glamour of its real-life counterpart. Thankfully, the developer seems to be back on track following the...