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Citizens of Earth (PlayStation 4)

Citizens of Earth (PlayStation 4)

Recruit 'em all

It's not every day that a developer fails to fund its game through Kickstarter, but still gets picked up by a publisher of legendary stature like Atlus. However, this is the exact route taken by Eden Industries with its SNES-inspired Citizens of Earth, which borrows heavily from Ape and HAL Laboratory's cult classic, EarthBound. With...

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Hail to the king, baby

With only a few first-person shooters gracing the PlayStation Vita to date, there's plenty of room on Sony's handheld for anything offering up some half decent blasting. Since the bar hasn't exactly been set particularly high either, there's a perfect chance for classic titles such as Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition to stomp...

Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings (PlayStation 4)

Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings (PlayStation 4)

Merde

If we were writing this review for an English literature class, we'd argue that Franciade is a metaphor for Assassin's Creed Unity as a whole. The expansive sandbox setting, which serves as hero Arno Dorian's stomping ground during add-on Dead Kings, is dark and dreary, contrasting the oversaturated architecture of Paris with something a...

Resident Evil (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil (PlayStation 4)

S.T.A.R.S. power

The Resident Evil "REmake" is frequently offered as an example of just how fantastic the series was back in the day. With its stunning visuals, impressive additions, and less embarrassing opening cutscene, it's easy to forget that this enhanced version of the survival horror classic sold well under two million copies on the...

Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (PlayStation Vita)

Fat Princess: Piece of Cake (PlayStation Vita)

Royal fumble

You can't have your cake and eat it with free-to-play. The model's non-existent entry fee tends to pave the way for intrusive money making schemes, and in Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, it actually spoils what could be a mighty fine slice of iced sponge. Similar in concept to GungHo's uber-popular Puzzle & Dragons, this regal spin-off...

Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PlayStation Vita)

Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PlayStation Vita)

Joe man's sky

While developer Hello Games has arguably moved on to bigger and better things with No Man's Sky, we suspect that Joe Danger will always remain a part of the Guildford-based outfit's DNA. The original game was a smash hit on the PlayStation 3, prompting the four-man studio's stuntman-like soar to popularity, and its successor, Joe...

Joe Danger (PlayStation Vita)

Joe Danger (PlayStation Vita)

Not so dangerous

Joe Danger was a stunt hero, right up until he bit off more than he could chew and ended up hospitalized. It was a gruelling process, but he's back on his bike, and only you can help him to get back to the top. Expect to spend a huge amount of time flying through the air, making the kind of landings that'll make reproducing all but...

Woah Dave! (PlayStation Vita)

Woah Dave! (PlayStation Vita)

Danger Dave

If brevity is the soul of wit, Woah Dave! must be the funniest game we've ever played. This retro-inspired arcade title shows you just about everything it has to offer within 30 minutes of the first time you see its title screen. However, this seemingly simple gameplay belies a deep and incredibly satisfying experience. Our hero – a...

Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut (PlayStation 4)

Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut (PlayStation 4)

God save the Queen

It's common for people to throw around the word "retro" when it comes to any video games that are characterised by pixelated graphics, chiptune music, arcade gameplay, and the like. Most of these would never actually run on older consoles since they are more complex and modern in other areas, but something like Shovel Knight is...

Loadout (PlayStation 4)

Loadout (PlayStation 4)

Butt of the joke

There are so many online shooters these days that some companies can't even give them away – just ask Icelandic outfit CCP Games about the popularity of its PlayStation 3 experiment DUST 514. With the space utterly dominated by blockbuster brands like Battlefield and Call of Duty, you'd think that smaller studios such as Edge of...

Gravity Badgers (PlayStation Vita)

Gravity Badgers (PlayStation Vita)

Honey badger don't care

Don't let the incomprehensible combination of words that make up Gravity Badgers' title fool you. Taking more than its share of inspiration from the bird-tossing behemoth that is Angry Birds, does this flick-to-throw clone do enough to stand on its own four paws in a genre that's quite literally overflowing with trash? To...

Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

Cosmophony (PlayStation 3)

Hell in a halfpipe

Cosmophony is a rhythmic shooter for the PlayStation 3 which has you guiding a craft as it flies through a wire frame halfpipe packed full of geometric shapes. These are either obstacles to avoid or targets to blast and each of the five stages available are set to a thumping drum and bass soundtrack from French producer and DJ,...

Trine: Enchanted Edition (PlayStation 4)

Trine: Enchanted Edition (PlayStation 4)

Trine too hard

Trine is undoubtedly the quintessential puzzle platformer. Originally released in 2008, the surprisingly lengthy adventure has since been re-released a number of different times on a number of different platforms. This latest version includes upgraded visuals, but does its classic gameplay still hold up, or should it be banished to...

Super Mega Baseball (PlayStation 4)

Super Mega Baseball (PlayStation 4)

Out of the park

Super Mega Baseball marks the first release from Canadian developer Metalhead Software. Currently only available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 as a cross-buy release, the $19.99 baseball title offers a marvellous distraction from the rigmarole of everyday life. As an arcade game, it's not going to put you in the Yankees...

PES 2015: Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 4)

PES 2015: Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 4)

A humdinger

With last year’s PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer opting to skip the PlayStation 4, Konami has had an extra year to consider its next-gen debut. Against the much more popular FIFA, PES has tended to trail slightly behind EA Sports’ juggernaut in recent years, catering to a much smaller section of the footballing market with its less...

Tetris Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

Tetris Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

From Russia with indifference

The puzzle game used to be the staple of every platform’s portfolio. Be it Tetris, Columns, or Bust-a-Move, no console was complete without a score chasing outing of its own. In an age of Facebook and smartphones, though, those days are long gone, with Tetris the last bastion of a genre that’s largely been left...