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Resident Evil 6 (PS4)

Resident Evil 6 (PS4)

Knocked for six

How did this happen? No, really – how did this happen? Resident Evil 6, the most recent numbered entry in Capcom's iconic survival horror series, is an unmitigated mess – a real turd of a game that's so downright bad that it beggars belief. You'd think that with the series celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the publisher...

R.B.I. Baseball 16 (PS4)

R.B.I. Baseball 16 (PS4)

We'll let this slide

R.B.I. Baseball 16 is a game of pure baseball simulation, opposed to MLB: The Show's more gleaming, polished take on the sport. While its Sony-backed competitor is innovating, R.B.I. is content with treading water and refining its gameplay – which is by no means a bad thing, considering how easy it is to pick up and play this...

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 5: Order Up! (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 5: Order Up! (PS4)

Blockheaded

Telltale released the first four episodes of its Minecraft series fairly quickly – within three months, actually – but opted to wait several months before deploying the fifth episode. We've slung our fair share of criticisms at this series, but one of our biggest complaints was that Episode Four felt like the end of Season One; the...

DiRT Rally (PS4)

DiRT Rally (PS4)

We rally, rally like it

DiRT Rally is a beast – a beautiful, brilliant, and breath-taking beast that will humble you, drive you mad, and leave you grinning like an idiot once you master it's brutally tough driving challenges. Think Bloodborne but with cars and you'll understand the punishing pleasures awaiting those brave enough to strap in and...

Nights of Azure (PS4)

Nights of Azure (PS4)

Take back the night

Nights of Azure is a Japanese role-playing game set in a world where demons are taking over the night. As with any JRPG, there's a lot of lore to get your head around – so buckle in. The game is set after the defeat of the Ruler of the Night, who, once beaten, showered the world in his blue blood. Those who came into contact...

Assault Android Cactus (PS4)

Assault Android Cactus (PS4)

Prickle power

Assault Android Cactus is an arcade twin-stick shooter set aboard a civilian spacecraft that is experiencing some difficulties with its labour bots as they've rebelled against the captain and taken control of the vessel. You play as an assault android pilot named Cactus who has both the guns and the courage to take back the ship and...

Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4)

Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4)

Don't mansion it

It may come as no surprise to anyone that's played the original release, but Day of the Tentacle still holds up as a stellar example of its genre 23 years on. Point-and-click titles of its time are often regarded for their zany humour, inspired visuals, and inventive puzzle-solving – and this little gem is no different. Sporting a...

EA Sports UFC 2 (PS4)

EA Sports UFC 2 (PS4)

Not a Rousey success

As the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle once said: "Kick, punch, it's all in the mind." Or, in the case of EA Sports UFC 2, the sequel to EA's first major MMA outing: "Kick, punch, it's all in the controls." See, while this year's adaptation of the popular bloodsport is as brutal as ever, the core fighting gameplay seems to...

République (PS4)

République (PS4)

Society's last Hope

With a team comprising former Metal Gear Solid developers, it's perhaps no surprise that République is a stealth game. In fact, it's evident right from the outset that Metal Gear Solid was an influence on proceedings, although the narrative and characters of République stand alone, unique within the often homogeneous backdrop...

Sheltered (PS4)

Sheltered (PS4)

Crawl out through the fallout

Sheltered is a strategy game about ensuring that your family survives after a nuclear apocalypse. To be totally fair, it's about a lot more than that – resource management, adventuring, trading, etc – but you'll spend the majority of your time with this plucky indie not thinking about those things in the abstract,...

Catlateral Damage (PS4)

Catlateral Damage (PS4)

You’ve gotta be kitten me

That's right: the cat puns start early. Not even the title of this fur-st purr-son mess-making game was able to escape the witty claws of developer Chris Chung, and his creation is littered with word play (guess what the pause menu is called). Catlateral Damage has been available on the PC for about a year already, so it...

Fallout 4: Automatron (PS4)

Fallout 4: Automatron (PS4)

Robots rock

Fallout 4: Automatron is a logical step for a game that puts so much emphasis on its expansive crafting system. Allowing you to build and customise your own robotic partners, Fallout 4's first add-on has the potential to breath some new life into a dusty old save file, but don't expect its main quest line to keep you occupied for more...

TrackMania: Turbo (PS4)

TrackMania: Turbo (PS4)

Round the bend

Despite the brand debuting well over a decade ago, TrackMania: Turbo marks the arcade racer's first release on a PlayStation platform. A favourite on the PC particularly, this property is all about perilous point-to-point sprints, where shaving milliseconds off your laps forms the hook that will keep you coming back. But does this...

Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSone)

Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PSone)

Jill sandwich, please, petrified with mixed herbs

Republished on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016: We're bringing this review back from the archives to celebrate Resident Evil's 20th anniversary. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 31st October 2013: Spencer Mansion, set deep in Raccoon Forest, looming loftily in the Arklay...

Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)

Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)

Flu York, Flu York

In The Division it's amazing how quickly society goes to pieces. Admittedly, a genetically engineered super virus that manages to wipe out a large swathe of New York's population seems a reasonable catalyst, but you would have thought that it would have taken more than a few weeks for things to get as messed up as this. Anyhow, in...

101 Ways To Die (PS4)

101 Ways To Die (PS4)

The sweet release of death

101 Ways to Die is the newest release from Four Door Lemon, a British outfit with a long-lasting history to its name. This newest venture presents you with a physics-based puzzle experience where the goal is to lay and use a variety of traps to kill minions in a plethora of test chambers. By doing so, you're tasked with...

Kholat (PS4)

Kholat (PS4)

The evil within

Tales of horror are frightening enough to make us shiver in the moment or even lose sleep over several days, but they usually don't haunt us for that long. We're able to move on from reflecting on them because they're fake stories meant to play with our heads. But when it comes to real freak accidents or unexplainable phenomena that...

Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress (PS4)

Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress (PS4)

Wingsuitably insane

One of the best things about Just Cause 3 was its traversal. Sure, there were cars to drive, planes to fly, and boats to... float (?), but when it came down to getting from A-to-B quickly, the ultra-responsive wingsuit was always the best answer. It felt perfectly weighted – tinkered with to the highest degree in order to make...

Senran Kagura Estival Versus (PS4)

Senran Kagura Estival Versus (PS4)

There's always a butt

Senran Kagura Estival Versus is the first time that the series has bounced onto a home console, and in many ways, it's dressed itself up for the big occasion. Estival Versus exudes a level of polish – particularly in terms of presentation – that previous PlayStation title Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus simply didn't possess...