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Wander (PlayStation 4)

Wander (PlayStation 4)

Can't help but wander

Have you ever wanted to know what a game would be like – specifically an MMO – if you took away the combat, the RPG elements, and the objectives? Try to imagine an online game which places the focus squarely on exploring the world, and discovering the mysteries that it holds. Picture an adventure which does away with text...

Badland: Game of the Year Edition (PlayStation 4)

Badland: Game of the Year Edition (PlayStation 4)

Good times in the badlands

Having started life as a mobile title, Badland now attempts to entice a new audience to its challenging, physics-based endless runner-esque experience by appearing on all three PlayStation platforms – including the PlayStation 4. And with its enhanced visuals and multitude of additional levels, it makes a decent...

Magicka 2 (PlayStation 4)

Magicka 2 (PlayStation 4)

It's a co-op kinda magic

Magicka 2, much like the PC hit Magicka before it, is a magic-'em-up which plays out in cartoony environments from a Diablo-esque isometric viewpoint. As the name suggests, it's all about magic(ka) and it packs a fun, surprisingly deep spell casting system that will see you conjuring up all manner of devastation. Making the...

Ultra Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 4)

Ultra Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 4)

No contest

While the eyes of truly dedicated Street Fighter fans will undoubtedly be fixed on the forthcoming fifth main iteration in the popular series – exclusive to the PlayStation 4, no less – Capcom has seen fit to do a bit of preliminary groundwork by bringing the previous entry to Sony's new-gen system. Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4...

Beach Buggy Racing (PlayStation 4)

Beach Buggy Racing (PlayStation 4)

Sea you at the finish line

Beach Buggy Racing is more Blackpool than the Bahamas. Vector Unit's debut PlayStation 4 outing ditches the basic backdrops of Super Mario Kart's dowdy Donut Plains, and attempts to inject a little sunshine into the humble kart racer by setting the action beside the sea. Despite the Californian company's best intentions,...

Sparkle Unleashed (PlayStation 4)

Sparkle Unleashed (PlayStation 4)

Lacking spark

Do you remember the days when playing and collecting marbles was popular? No, we're not 100-years-old either, but even though times and technology have changed, Sparkle Unleashed has a familiar premise: you must arrange balls into order for personal satisfaction. The difference here is that your obsessive compulsive disorder isn't the...

Destiny: House of Wolves (PlayStation 4)

Destiny: House of Wolves (PlayStation 4)

Pack mentality

Where The Dark Below seemed to stumble around in the, er, dark, Destiny's second so-called expansion, House of Wolves, clearly aims to right the wrongs of its predecessor. Alongside the shooter's most recent patches, the newest slice of downloadable content does its best to make meaningful, positive changes to the shooter's formula,...

The Escapists (PlayStation 4)

The Escapists (PlayStation 4)

Bored behind bars

Every great prison break in history has been executed by someone with the ability to make a fully functioning machine gun out of two plastic forks, a DVD of Adam Sandler's 1989 cinematic masterpiece Going Overboard, and three inches of wire. The Escapists teaches you everything that you need to know when you inevitably get locked...

Sketchcross (PlayStation Vita)

Sketchcross (PlayStation Vita)

Sketchy

Nonograms are an eclectic sort of puzzle. Mostly being a spin on sudoku with a hint of crosswords, the objective is to essentially create pixel art of animals, people, shapes, or anything that you can think of by filling in specific squares of a grid. You accomplish this by logically analysing numbers that correspond with rows and columns,...

Ether One (PlayStation 4)

Ether One (PlayStation 4)

Never forget

Dementia is a horrifying illness that addles the minds of those afflicted by it. Weakened reasoning and unexpected changes in personality are two of its effects, but what causes the most sorrow to the victim and especially their loved ones is the gradual loss of memories. Forgetting where you've lived, who your friends are, or what you...

Farming Simulator 15 (PlayStation 4)

Farming Simulator 15 (PlayStation 4)

You reap what you sow

Farming Simulator 15 feels like work – and we intend that as a backhanded compliment, by the way. Giants Software's agricultural adventure has been at the butt of many a joke since its inception in 2007, but despite the finger pointing, there is something curiously compelling about the Swiss studio's soil turning title...

Nom Nom Galaxy (PlayStation 4)

Nom Nom Galaxy (PlayStation 4)

Interstellar soup seller

Q-Games' PixelJunk series has always had its own quirky style, and while the developer's experiments may not have always hit the mark, they've at worst been worth a look. With the company's latest game Nom Nom Galaxy landing on PlayStation 4 – after hitting Steam Early Access last year – it's time to find out what the...

Lost Orbit (PlayStation 4)

Lost Orbit (PlayStation 4)

You die and you learn

Like its protagonist, Lost Orbit runs on something; the difference is that instead of jet fuel, the self-proclaimed dodge-'em-up is powered by risk and reward. Quickly zooming past two asteroids set to collide, using a planet's rings to catapult from one place to the next, and flying through gas giants for an extra boost of...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PlayStation 4)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PlayStation 4)

Life's a witch, then she dies

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt draws you in with its attractive art direction, its array of brilliant colours, and its staggeringly detailed world. Just when you think that you can walk away, it then keeps you glued to the screen with its gripping storytelling, addictive role-playing game mechanics, and intense combat. As far...

Project CARS (PlayStation 4)

Project CARS (PlayStation 4)

The last tinker

Project CARS is not your average Sunday drive. Rather than attempt to tune the release to a common ideal, developer Slightly Mad Studios has instead served up a racing simulation that requires real effort if you intend to get the most out of it. Everything about the game – from the controls to the heads-up display – is malleable,...

Color Guardians (PlayStation 4)

Color Guardians (PlayStation 4)

Rainbow runner

Color Guardians takes place in a colourful kingdom full of joyful citizens. However, when a monster swoops in from the sky and sucks up every single colour from the world, only the titular Color Guardians can stand in its way and return the realm to its former vibrant glory. But how will the majestic warriors achieve this? Well, the...

Toren (PlayStation 4)

Toren (PlayStation 4)

You're Toren us apart

Toren marks the first release by Brazilian developer Swordtales, and is the latest of the smaller indie titles to grace the PlayStation 4. Sony's console seems like a great fit for the foray, too, as it takes a huge helping of inspiration from a PlayStation 2 classic, ICO. Of course, while drawing influence from such an iconic...