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Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation Network)

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation Network)

Military mishap

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops combines the best features and missions from its mobile counterparts, packaging the popular smartphone series’ first two titles together for PlayStation platforms. Does this port march onto Sony’s systems with success, though – or is it an overpriced clone doing the console rounds? The game definitely...

Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3)

Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3)

A touch of frost

You’d be forgiven for branding Assassin’s Creed Rogue an afterthought, as its next-gen brother, Assassin’s Creed Unity, overshadowed its release. Although appearing as a cash-in for those still waiting to upgrade their PlayStation 3s, though, this is actually a solid instalment in Ubisoft’s historical franchise, bringing...

Tales of Hearts R (PlayStation Vita)

Tales of Hearts R (PlayStation Vita)

Pacemaker

Tales of Hearts R is an enhanced version of the popular Tales of Hearts on the Nintendo DS. Originally only released in Japan, this title represents the 11th entry in Bandai Namco’s long-running role-playing series – but does it live up to the property’s esteemed standards, and is it the type of title that famished PlayStation Vita...

#killallzombies (PlayStation 4)

#killallzombies (PlayStation 4)

Social media suicide

We all know that the zombie apocalypse is coming, but gamers should have had enough practice by now to survive beyond doomsday. What’s next for a world littered with corpses, then? A reality television show – with a hashtag as part of its title, of course. This is the (horrific) future that #killallzombies peddles, but as...

Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4)

Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4)

Heads will roll

French publisher Ubisoft is on its home turf with Assassin's Creed Unity. With a sprawling recreation of 18th Century Paris to explore, the game does away with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's naval angle, and returns to a setting that evokes memories of Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. With the French revolu

Snark Busters: High Society (PlayStation Network)

Snark Busters: High Society (PlayStation Network)

Who you gonna call?

A game sporting a name like Snark Busters: High Society should be enough to perk the interest of pretty much anyone – you can’t help but let it spark question after question in your mind. What the hell’s a Snark, why does it need busting, and most importantly, will there be top hats? Should all of these questions push your...

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PlayStation 4)

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PlayStation 4)

A study in scatology

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an infamously strange game, which is why it was with slight befuddlement that we saw Sony include it as a recent PlayStation Plus freebie. Conceived by Team Meat's Edmund McMillen, the title is a twisted take on the twin-stick shooter genre, served with a heaping spoonful of NES-era Zelda. But do...

The Wolf Among Us - A Telltale Games Series (PlayStation 4)

The Wolf Among Us - A Telltale Games Series (PlayStation 4)

Huff ‘n’ puff

The Wolf Among Us is the last of Telltale Games’ previously released titles to wind up on the PlayStation 4. When these next-gen ports were initially announced, many expected them to offer more stable editions of the famously buggy escapades available elsewhere. Sadly, both The Walking Dead: Season One, and, to a lesser extent,

Nano Assault Neo-X (PlayStation 4)

Nano Assault Neo-X (PlayStation 4)

Biological blunder

Back when Resogun was announced for the PlayStation 4, there was some dissatisfaction that Finnish developer Housemarque was leaving behind its brilliant Super Stardust HD blueprint. The space shooter eventually launched to critical acclaim, putting any concerns to bed – but it hasn’t stopped us from pondering how the...

LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids (PlayStation Vita)

LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids (PlayStation Vita)

Portable ninjas to go

The ever growing collection of LEGO video games has become a mammoth in the industry. With over 50 titles to choose from, including both licensed and original properties, fans of the digital bricks have had a vast variety to explore. Showing no signs of slowing down, the latest game in the pantheon has made its way to the...

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (PlayStation 4)

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (PlayStation 4)

Shred school

As a lapsed guitar player, this wannabe rockstar was eagerly anticipating the release of Rocksmith 2014 Edition on the PlayStation 4. With two mistreated instruments decorated in dust, Ubisoft’s tutor promised a much needed excuse to wipe them down and get them back into action – but does this next-gen port squeal like Slash or hit...

Escape Goat 2 (PlayStation 4)

Escape Goat 2 (PlayStation 4)

Just kidding around

The puzzle platform game has become a staple of console indies over the last generation. You can’t swing a cat without hitting plenty of examples, all looking to test your brain to the limit with fiendish puzzles, that’ll have you spending more time scratching your head than jumping around. With the arrival of Escape Goat 2...

Natural Doctrine (PlayStation 4)

Natural Doctrine (PlayStation 4)

Doctorate encouraged

Most strategy games have consistent traits, from the required line of sight to turn-based attacks and environmental multipliers. Natural Doctrine takes these basics and develops them beyond recognition. This is a devilishly intelligent title that’s perhaps a little too clever, and it alienates itself somewhat as a result...

Race the Sun (PlayStation 4)

Race the Sun (PlayStation 4)

Flight to freedom

Race the Sun is a very simple game. That isn't meant as a criticism – indeed, the title's focus is arguably its greatest asset. After a successful Kickstarter, this unique take on a popular genre has made its way onto Sony's systems with almost non-existent fanfare. But, do its straightforward systems make for a satisfying...

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (PlayStation 3)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (PlayStation 3)

Pill popper

Pac-Man is a classic video game character, recognised alongside other greats such as Mario, Sonic, and Donkey Kong. The origins of these heroes have all helped to shape the gaming world as we know it today – but how is Bandai Namco’s famous bubble biter remaining relevant in this day and age? Well, after sprouting arms and legs, the...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PlayStation 4)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PlayStation 4)

Technologic

Set around 40 years from now, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare attempts to show us a world that's more reliant on technology than ever. It's a fictional period that has its roots in reality, and it's a premise that's relatively believable. While armies and private military corporations with access to walking tanks and hulking mech suits...

Minutes (PlayStation 4)

Minutes (PlayStation 4)

Bullet heaven

Minutes’ key art may draw comparisons to Countdown, but in Channel 4 game show terms, this is way more Rachel Riley than Des O’Connor. An energetic arcade experience, this blistering bullet hell-inspired escapade is a real breath of fresh air. And while it may not silence the anti-indie crowd, it’s a shining example of how good...

Fluster Cluck (PlayStation 4)

Fluster Cluck (PlayStation 4)

Cluck up

The plethora of indies gracing the PlayStation 4 keep on coming, and while not every single one of them is a knockout, there have been a few stunners over the past year. To add to the ever growing list is a game with a name that isn’t afraid to play with words. Enter Cluster...Er, Fluster Cluck – a four-player competitive twin-stick...