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Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PS4)

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PS4)

Hits some good notes

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is billed as an enhanced version of the original Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, which was released to Western audiences only last year on the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The story, played out as a visual novel, is developed through chapters, and is a fairly formulaic affair. New...

Skylanders: Imaginators (PS4)

Skylanders: Imaginators (PS4)

Crash bash

Ever since it was kickstarted by Mattel's U.B. Funkeys titles a decade ago, the 'toys to life' genre has become a juggernaut, raking in billions and becoming the bane of parents' wallets worldwide. Skylanders is its flagship, a colourful platforming series with a now gigantic selection of stylised action figures to import into the game...

Viking Squad (PS4)

Viking Squad (PS4)

Norse to see you

Viking Squad is a sidescrolling arcade brawler for up to three players, both offline and online, and it proves to be good old fashioned beat-'em-up fun with friends sat beside you. Filled with colour, cartoon characters, and daft humour, it's got a lot in common with a game like Castle Crashers - except here, you're plopped into the...

Harmonix Music VR (PS4)

Harmonix Music VR (PS4)

Off-beat?

As part of the launch lineup for Sony's PlayStation VR headset, there are a wealth of games, alongside some less interactive experiences. In between each of these is Harmonix Music VR, which fits neither bracket. The package boasts several different types of experience for you to mess around with. All of them involve playing music and...

EVE: Valkyrie (PS4)

EVE: Valkyrie (PS4)

It's a virtual EVE-olution

Cold. Disorientated. You awake in a clone tank. No, it's not the aftermath of a Push Square office party, this is the future and you're already dead. EVE: Valkyrie is a strong space dogfighting sim that got quite a lot of love when it launched on the Oculus Rift, and now it deserves to get more love as it hits PlayStation...

Mantis Burn Racing (PS4)

Mantis Burn Racing (PS4)

Burned out?

Well, this is quite the departure for VooFoo Studios, the developer responsible for the likes of Pure Pool, Hustle Kings, and Pure Hold'em. Mantis Burn Racing is, as the title suggests, a racing game, but it's a rare example of a top-down arcade racer. This sub-genre has obviously seen better days, and with the prestigious Micro Machines...

Here They Lie (PS4)

Here They Lie (PS4)

And here they’ll stay

When Sony set out to launch its own virtual reality headset, one of the most important things that it had to do is make sure that it had lots of games released alongside it. Through the years, the games industry has seen many a peripheral fail miserably due to a lack of support. To combat this, an impressively large launch...

100ft Robot Golf (PS4)

100ft Robot Golf (PS4)

This 100ft bogey’s all over me

Golf, eh? A gentleman's game, leisurely paced and frightfully mannered. Not the sort of real world sport you might immediately think to add giant mech suits and mass destruction to – but 100ft Robot Golf brings heavy metal mech mayhem to the PlayStation 4's first real-time PlayStation VR compatible golf game. The...

The Assembly (PS4)

The Assembly (PS4)

Additional assembly required

We knew going in that the promise of Sony's cheaper PlayStation VR headset meant that the graphical output was going to be inferior to that of its competition. Even with this knowledge, some of the titles have been shockingly unimpressive. It's easier to work around the headset's lower specs when using abstract art...

Mafia III (PS4)

Mafia III (PS4)

An offer you might want to refuse

1968 was a turbulent year in United States history. With both the Vietnam War in full swing, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April of that year, there was a rising tide of non-violent protest and civil disobedience, especially by African-Americans, who wanted the equality they should rightfully be...

Thumper (PS4)

Thumper (PS4)

Thumpin'

Virtual reality is a new addition to Sony's gaming repertoire, and with it has arrived a glut of new experiences and games. In fact, PlayStation VR has secured an impressively robust launch lineup with upwards of 20 titles on day one. Sure, not all of them can be winners – but luckily, Thumper is. A rhythm game described by the two-man...

Headmaster (PS4)

Headmaster (PS4)

Back of the net

Every professional footballer goes through a bad run of form, but it's particularly problematic when you're a striker and the goals dry up. Headmaster takes this very idea and spins it out into an entertaining virtual reality game, as you assume the role of a down-on-his-luck superstar who's been sent back to heading school. Your...

Super Stardust Ultra VR (PS4)

Super Stardust Ultra VR (PS4)

Super Starbust

Super Stardust is becoming a bit of a new PlayStation hardware tradition. Ever since the venerable Super Stardust HD, the Housemarque developed arcade shooter has appeared on every Sony system released – including the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and now PlayStation VR. But is the concept strong enough to...

Rez Infinite (PS4)

Rez Infinite (PS4)

An existential acid trip

Rez may have started life on the Dreamcast all the way back in 2001, but veteran Tetsuya Mizuguchi's synaesthesia shooter has finally found its true home on PlayStation VR. Despite being released on dozens of platforms over the past decade-and-a-half – including, of course, the PlayStation 2 – it feels like those...

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)

There's no place like home

The most controversial exclusivity deal since the Xbox 360 release of Final Fantasy XIII is over: Rise of the Tomb Raider has finally launched on the PlayStation 4. To beef up the release of a year old game, Crystal Dynamics has coined this edition the 20 year celebration of Lara Croft. Included is the base game, bonuses...

DriveClub VR (PS4)

DriveClub VR (PS4)

Eyes on the road

One day, the veterans of Evolution Studios will tell their great grandchildren the tale of DriveClub, and it'll make for entertaining listening. The first-party, selected as one of the teams to help launch the PlayStation 4, missed its deadline by a country mile – and then delivered a product that ultimately didn't work. But the...

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PS4)

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PS4)

Big RIGS

It's got all of the ingredients needed for a title charge, but RIGS: Mechanized Combat League never quite escapes the doldrums of a mid-table finish. Guerrilla Cambridge's virtual reality shooter has it heart in the right place, but its nauseating action never quite comes together like its future sports contemporaries, and it falls apart as...