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Just Dance 2017 (PS4)

Just Dance 2017 (PS4)

Numa Numa nay

Just Dance: the worst part of every E3. Just Dance sometimes feels like the Ubisoft series no one can takes seriously – or even cares about anymore. This year's edition really doesn't add much in terms of gameplay or modes, but it's still solid. Firstly, the tracklist: there's a lot of variation this year, with modern hits like...

Hitman: Episode 6 - Hokkaido (PS4)

Hitman: Episode 6 - Hokkaido (PS4)

Peak

So, it's all over: seven months in the making, Hitman is finally finished and all episodes are released. From the heights of stunning Sapienza to the lows of crummy Colorado, it's certainly been a journey – but does Hokkaido end up being a fitting swansong to an excellent game or a bad note to end on? We say, wholeheartedly, the former...

Titanfall 2 (PS4)

Titanfall 2 (PS4)

Mech heaven

Sometimes a game will come along and blow away any expectations you held for it. DOOM is a prime example from earlier in the year, with a sublime single player campaign and a decent multiplayer offering to boot. Now, Titanfall 2 is another game that can be added to our list of best surprises. We assumed that the title would be good but...

Waddle Home (PS4)

Waddle Home (PS4)

Plodding along

Waddle Home is a puzzle game about penguins who have taken a spaceship to another planet which is inhabited by aliens. Unfortunately, they get captured by the extra-terrestrials and require your help to break free and return to their ship so that they can – ahem – Waddle Home. You begin by releasing the penguins from a cage, and...

Earth's Dawn (PS4)

Earth's Dawn (PS4)

Tunnel vision

Earth's Dawn is a 2D, loot-heavy brawler with a post-apocalyptic theme. It's got a lot in common with Vanillaware titles such as Dragon's Crown and Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, except it's keen to ditch pretty fantasy settings and settle for a ruined grey world complete with a gigantic underground tunnel system that's teeming with...

Weeping Doll (PS4)

Weeping Doll (PS4)

Tears for fears

As a dark comedy, Weeping Doll would be just about the most amusing game on PlayStation VR right now – and that's high praise considering that the platform already plays host to the genuinely hilarious Job Simulator and Headmaster. But somehow we don't think that Chinese outfit TianShe Media had funnies in mind when it made this...

Wayward Sky (PS4)

Wayward Sky (PS4)

Carry on my wayward son

Risk virtual life and limb exploring a mysterious floating fortress, as Wayward Sky puts you directly into the shoes of young Bess, a pilot whose father has been kidnapped. In order to rescue your dear old dad, you must guide Bess through various puzzles – it's a bit like playing with a toy figure who you can 'jump into'...

Carnival Games VR (PS4)

Carnival Games VR (PS4)

Infinite bore fair

Ah, this is just what PlayStation VR needed: a minigame collection. And not just any superficial smorgasbord of banal activities either, but the granddaddy of the genre: Carnival Games VR. Those of you who hold on to haunting thoughts like a manic depressive in a mental health institute may remember this 2K Games published series...

Tethered (PS4)

Tethered (PS4)

All tied up

Have you ever wanted to be as powerful as a God, looking over and controlling everything with a click of your fingers? Well, now you can. In Tethered you are tasked with taking care of adorable little creatures called Peeps. They are very hard working and you must use their skills to collect resources, build up their village, and fully...

Mark McMorris Infinite Air (PS4)

Mark McMorris Infinite Air (PS4)

Snowbored

We haven't had a snowboarding game in a while, let alone a good one – and you could say the same of the entire extreme sports genre as a whole. The last shredding simulator came out in 2012, and even then it wasn't a very good one; it seems that the golden age of SSX and Shaun White Snowboarding on PS2 is well and truly over. Mark...

Yomawari: Night Alone (PS Vita)

Yomawari: Night Alone (PS Vita)

Horror never looked so cute

Yomawari: Night Alone tells the haunting tale of a girl, seemingly alone, trying to find her sister and lost dog Poro in her small town. As our heroine's adventure beginss, it's clear from the offset that the town is haunted, and she must go on her quest without being caught by the many ghosts that roam the streets...

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 (PS4)

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 (PS4)

Make a wish

Dragon Ball XenoVerse certainly wasn't perfect, but for a mostly fresh take on the Dragon Ball license it got a lot of things right, and its direct sequel, Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2, isn't looking to shake things up. Instead, this is a brawler that takes the typical Japanese sequel route, in that it's happy to keep the fundamentals in...

SportsBarVR (PS4)

SportsBarVR (PS4)

Pot luck

SportsBarVR is, as you'd no doubt guess, a virtual reality sports bar, which has all the attractions of a real sports bar minus the alcohol and the live footy. This leaves you with pool, darts, air hockey, and skeeball, with more due to be added in the future. Pool is the most interesting game on offer here, and it's playable in four...

The Playroom VR (PS4)

The Playroom VR (PS4)

Bot's your lot

The Playroom VR is a collection of asymmetrical multiplayer minigames that show off the PlayStation VR headset's capabilities in many different ways. It's free and comes with a total of five mini-games to enjoy with your pals: Cat and Mouse, Monster Escape, Wanted, Ghost House, and Robots Rescue. Let's break them all down...

Farming Simulator 17 (PS4)

Farming Simulator 17 (PS4)

Corny

It may have inspired a throng of gag games, but Farming Simulator 17 remains just about as serious as simulations come. Take the new addition of pigs: you need to pork them up with a balanced diet, keep them tidy, ensure that they have ample bedding and water, and only then will you reap the returns from your sows. It's hard labour of the kind...

World of Final Fantasy (PS4)

World of Final Fantasy (PS4)

Stacked

Billed as an accessible spin-off based on Square Enix's beloved role-playing property, World of Final Fantasy is a colourful and buoyant game with an emphasis on collecting and battling monsters. Featuring critters and characters from past Final Fantasy titles, existing fans of the series will get more out of the experience, but the game's...

Batman: Return to Arkham (PS4)

Batman: Return to Arkham (PS4)

Blockbuster

The Batman: Arkham series has housed some of the best superhero games of all time – Spider-Man 2 and perhaps Deadpool aside – so it's easy to see why Warner Bros and Rocksteady decided to return to Arkham with, er, Batman: Return to Arkham. Consisting of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City (along with all DLC), right off the bat it's hard...