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F1 2015 (PS4)

F1 2015 (PS4)

On the Button, or in the pits?

After some unfortunate delays, Codemasters finally wheels out its debut F1 game for the current generation of consoles. Fans who have stayed with the series in its many iterations on the PlayStation 3 can now at last spin around Silverstone with the teams and drivers of the new season along with their new machines...

Rocket League (PS4)

Rocket League (PS4)

Soccar

Rocket League is the most moreish multiplayer game since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Psyonix's vehicular soccer simulation adeptly illustrates the idea that simple concepts can succeed when expertly executed. And while it may have taken an entire generation for the seeds sewn by underrated PlayStation 3 exclusive Supersonic Acrobatic...

LEGO Jurassic World (PS4)

LEGO Jurassic World (PS4)

LEGOsaurus

These days, if a brand finds itself considered pop-culture then there are two eventualities that are almost a certainty. Firstly, the inevitable onslaught of Funko Pop Vinyl figurines that casts every single character in cute and irritatingly adorable plastic models. Secondly, a LEGO game, incidentally involving irritatingly adorable...

Oh, Deer! (PS Mobile)

Oh, Deer! (PS Mobile)

Buck up

There's no doubt about it: Oh, Deer!'s got ample game – just not necessarily the right kind. NecroSoft's last hurrah for Sony's ill-fated PlayStation Mobile initiative epitomises everything that the programme should have stood for: it's accessible, affordable, and utterly outlandish. And yet despite all of that, it's more of a proof of...

Pneuma: Breath of Life (PS4)

Pneuma: Breath of Life (PS4)

A breath of fresh air?

In Pneuma: Breath of Life, you are a god. Not a deity, not a Kanye West-style god - you're the creator of the universe, omnipresent and omnipotent in all your glory. Yet for some reason, you don't have access to all of these powers; you merely walk around jaw-droppingly rendered Roman-style chambers and halls, pulling levers,...

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (PS4)

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (PS4)

Risky business

Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut is a PlayStation 4 port of the 2010 Metroidvania game by WayForward Technologies. Originally released on the Nintendo DSi, the title belly danced to the PC this time last year, and now it's finally the turn of Sony format fans to get their hands on the release. This is actually the second...

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS4)

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS4)

The Manga Carta

A brawler that takes some of manga and anime's biggest names and pits them against each other in what can only be described as explosive battles, J-Stars Victory VS+ is a welcome addition to the PlayStation 4's library for fans of Japan's numerous colourful creations. With a reasonably big character roster, plenty of fan service, and...

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4)

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4)

S-S-S-Stylishly enhanced

Since 2001, Devil May Cry has become a franchise that many hold dear - and for good reason. The original's blend of stylish combat while playing as a badass demon hunter who's half demon and half human really made for a great dynamic. Over the years, the series has seen its highs and lows, with the sequel falling flat and...

Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)

Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)

Arkham night, night

Branded as the apparent finale to London-based studio Rocksteady's gritty affair with the world's greatest detective, Batman: Arkham Knight proves to be a eulogy of epic proportions. However, although brandishing all the stand out qualities of its critically acclaimed predecessors that are now polished to a blinding shine, Arkham...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch a Ride (PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch a Ride (PS4)

Touchgoal

After a hiatus that felt like forever, Telltale returns with Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch a Ride. While we felt that the opening episode was fantastic – it really was a pleasant surprise – the follow-up took a step back. It wasn't that Episode 2 was bad, it just didn't feel terribly fulfilling – but now we're at...

Tour de France 2015 (PS4)

Tour de France 2015 (PS4)

Smooth ride

If your Sunday bike ride doesn't take you 180 kilometres through some of the most scenic areas of Europe, you really need to buck your ideas up. The rest of us – statuesque in our hard-bodied glory – don't really need a video game tie-in for the Tour de France, because we live it every single day. Still, last year's travesty...

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (PS4)

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (PS4)

The heist life

As a law abiding citizen, committing robbery is probably the last thing on your mind. That said, somewhere inside your deepest thoughts – whether you'd admit it or not – you've probably pondered what it would be like to throw off the shackles of society's laws, and turn to a life crime. In Payday 2: Crimewave Edition for the...

Roundabout (PlayStation 4)

Roundabout (PlayStation 4)

I'm spinning around

Roundabout is the port of a game that came to the PC last year, and it's easily the most bonkers release we've played in a long time. You assume the role of the ever-silent Georgio Manos – the world's first spinning limousine driver – and are tasked with re-enacting her fictional rise to fame in the 70s. Stages adopt two...

Super Exploding Zoo (PlayStation 4)

Super Exploding Zoo (PlayStation 4)

Baboom

Super Exploding Zoo, from Hohokum developer Honeyslug, should be a cute, light-hearted game: it's got cartoony animals, bright colours, and a peppy, happy soundtrack. But there's something about leading animals to their death that's slightly sinister – the hard stare in a dodo's eyes as he walks his last steps is unnatural and almost...

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PlayStation 4)

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PlayStation 4)

Dead and alive

Brandishing a rather fetching title, Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (Schrödinger's, henceforth) introduces itself as somewhat of a novel addition to the 2D platforming realm, boasting eccentric stylised graphics and an intriguingly educational premise. Once you dig deeper than these cosmetic oddities, however,...

Arcania: The Complete Tale (PlayStation 4)

Arcania: The Complete Tale (PlayStation 4)

Archaic adventure

Stop us if you've heard this one before: a man sets out on a quest for revenge after his idyllic life is shattered by the destruction of his home at the hands of a marauding army. On his journey for retribution, not only does he become a great warrior – who handily ends up saving the world – but this nameless hero even manages...

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...