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Bastion (PlayStation 4)

Bastion (PlayStation 4)

Before Red, there was the Kid

It's utterly amazing how much the indie game scene has changed since 2011. Sony has started to heavily promote teensy developers at major industry conferences, Valve's Steam Greenlight has allowed thousands to publish games for players to test before they're even finished, and Kickstarter has made it possible for...

Doodle Kingdom (PlayStation Vita)

Doodle Kingdom (PlayStation Vita)

Variety is the spice of life

If you didn't think that you had a God complex, you certainly will after a few hours with JoyBits' return to its flagship seller, the Doodle series. While Doodle Kingdom certainly upholds the traditional formula the franchise is renowned for – albeit with a fresh thematic twist – it also tries its creative hand at a...

Rack N Ruin (PlayStation 4)

Rack N Ruin (PlayStation 4)

Not so much Rack 'n' Roll

Rack N Ruin attempts to pull at the nostalgia strings, getting inspiration from all sorts of old-school adventure games. Instead of giving you a hero, though, you get Rack, a little demon who is hell bent on destroying planets. This demon-driven adventure game attempts to blend some of the best classic titles into one...

Axiom Verge (PlayStation 4)

Axiom Verge (PlayStation 4)

Metroidvania megalo

Here at Push Square Towers, we're reviewing more indie games than ever before. Sony's new focus on helping small developers has brought in a slew of titles – some good, some bad. But in this vast sea of software, it's exceptionally rare that an indie is as well-designed as Axiom Verge. Like Shovel Knight, it's a retro-inspired...

RIDE (PlayStation 4)

RIDE (PlayStation 4)

On yer bike

Milestone knows a thing or two about motorbikes. The industrious Italian developer has been pumping out licensed two-wheeled titles like MotoGP, MXGP, and SBK for years now, and RIDE represents its most recent return to the saddle. Unlike its older endeavours, however, this is an original intellectual property inspired by the likes of...

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

The Watchers on the Wall

Telltale seems to have slotted into a nice little groove with regards to its episodic release schedule of late. Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness marks its second outing of the month – a paltry one week later than the most recent instalment of Tales from the Borderlands. If this pace can be...

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation Vita)

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation Vita)

Demonic addiction

Toukiden: The Age of Demons attempted to fill a Monster Hunter-shaped hole on the PlayStation Vita, and it succeeded to quite an impressive degree. Accessible combat and relatively simple crafting systems made it a decent alternative to Capcom's popular action role-playing game romp, but Toukiden: Kiwami's gone one better,...

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation 4)

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation 4)

It oni gets better

Toukiden: The Age of Demons was and still is a great adventure on the PlayStation Vita, but it's been made a bit obsolete by its follow-up, Toukiden: Kiwami. Not quite a sequel, Kiwami includes the entirety of the original game, plus a slew of new chapters which continue the story after the events of The Age of Demons. As such,...

Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 4)

Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 4)

Look who’s back

Slender: The Arrival is a title that's been steadily seeing release across a variety of platforms for a while now – and the latest victim is the PlayStation 4. You may remember the game hitting the PlayStation 3 a few months ago, where it had its fair share of issues. If you need us to jog your memory, it was a really poor port...

5 Star Wrestling (PlayStation 3)

5 Star Wrestling (PlayStation 3)

Lie, cheat, steal

After the latest disappointment in the colossal WWE series, wrestling game fans may have found solace in the knowledge that a fresh contender was on the way to challenge for the genre's crown. Pitched as the wrestling equivalent of Pro Evolution Soccer, Serious Parody's 5 Star Wrestling intended to offer a fun alternative to...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PlayStation 4)

Dead good

Resident Evil's been in a bit of a rut of late, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 never looked like it was going to break that cycle prior to release. With dated visuals, dodgy dialogue, and rudimentary third-person shooting, the title didn't exactly put its best foot forward in press previews. But this spin-off – a successor to the...

Battlefield Hardline (PlayStation 4)

Battlefield Hardline (PlayStation 4)

Battlefield Vice

We all know what police officers are like, don't we? If semi-documentaries like The Wire, CSI, The Shield, and A Touch of Frost are anything to go by, there's barely a person in law enforcement on either side of the pond that isn't addicted to meth and good-hearted hookers. As easy as it is for us to identify with these fictional...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode Four: Metamorphosis (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode Four: Metamorphosis (PlayStation 4)

Dumb and dumber

Pin back your decaying lugholes and listen for a second: there are two endings to Resident Evil: Revelations 2, and one will leave you feeling significantly more satisfied than the other. In what's perhaps a nod to survival horror games of old, there's a throwaway choice in an earlier episode that completely changes the complexion of...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged (PlayStation 4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged (PlayStation 4)

Cool story, bro

It's taken an age for Telltale Games to release the second instalment in its Tales from the Borderlands series. The first episode deployed all the way back in December, and in the time since, it's released not one but two episodes in its other ongoing story, Game of Thrones. The question is: has the continuation of Rhys and Fiona's...

Shiftlings (PlayStation 4)

Shiftlings (PlayStation 4)

Janitors of the Galaxy

Co-op titles are all the rage nowadays – and in Shiftlings, this is certainly the name of the game. In it, two alien janitors happen across a special drink known as Black Hola Cola, and when one of the extraterrestrials gulps the syrupy substance, his suit inflates like Violet from Willy Wonka. Funnily enough, the characters...

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord (PlayStation 4)

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord (PlayStation 4)

Back for Mor(e)dor

Over the several months since its release, minor pieces of DLC have been released for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but the prized package that fans have been clamouring for is The Bright Lord. This short campaign story puts you in the armoured boots of the legendary Celebrimbor: the Elf wraith that Talion is bound to throughout...

Bladestorm: Nightmare (PlayStation 4)

Bladestorm: Nightmare (PlayStation 4)

Over the hills and far away

Originally released during the PlayStation 3's earlier years, Bladestorm remains a bit of an outlier as far as Koei games are concerned. Unlike Dynasty Warriors, the series that the publisher is perhaps best known for, Bladestorm is about conquering historical battlefields with brains rather than brawn. Taking on the...

Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis (PlayStation 4)

Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis (PlayStation 4)

Different, Yeti the same

The latest piece of downloadable content for Far Cry 4 – Valley of the Yetis – serves up another sizeable slice of action for the Kyrat faithful, and sees protagonist Ajay Ghale crash landing in the titular valley while investigating reports that Pagan Min's forces are on the hunt for a mysterious relic. After waking...