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Battle Trivia Knockout (PS4)

Battle Trivia Knockout (PS4)

The quizmaster is out on his feet

It was legendary World War 2 soldier General Patton who said "battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge". We don't think that he'd have said that if he'd just been playing Battle Trivia Knockout on his PlayStation 4. Battle Trivia Knockout from Happy Dance Games sees you "fight"...

Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS4)

Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS4)

Winging it

Something of a sequel to Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, Sword Art Online: Lost Song carries on the legacy of the previous game, featuring returning characters and references to past events. Fans of the original Sword Art Online light novel or adapted anime will, of course, feel right at home, while those who enjoyed Hollow Fragment...

Mega Coin Squad (PS4)

Mega Coin Squad (PS4)

Money, money, money

Money equals power in today's world and greed can often get the better of people. This is true of Big Pixel Studios' money grabbing indie outing, Mega Coin Squad – a 2D, retro platformer in which you'll be nabbing cash in either single or multiplayer modes. The solo option sees you embarking a journey through four locations:...

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)

God complex

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition is an expansive, thought-provoking puzzle game that puts you in the role of the User – an android that's been flung into a mysterious new world without any recollection of how or why it's there. As the User, it's your duty – at least initially – to obey the orders of your 'god', Elohim. This...

WWE 2K16 (PS4)

WWE 2K16 (PS4)

New, Day Sucks

It's been two years since 2K Sports took the reins from THQ and began to offer its own spin on the flagship WWE game series, with last year's entry very much seeming like a testing ground for the company's ambitious goals. However, with 2K16 now body-slamming store shelves, has it learned from its mistakes? While the controls are...

Poncho (PS4)

Poncho (PS4)

Robots in demise

It's the end of the world again, everyone – and no, we're not talking about a radioactive American wasteland. Poncho takes place in a world where the humans have been eliminated, leaving their now purposeless robot companions to fend for themselves. Enter the titular Poncho, presumably named after his fashion sense, to save the...

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Juggernaut

Despite sales remaining strong, it's safe to say that Call of Duty has been in a bit of a slump as of late. Although Advanced Warfare was well received, there were some rough patches, and most CoD fans still shudder whenever they hear the word Ghosts. Now it's time for Treyarch to pick up the mantle, and boy has the studio done well with...

Fallout 4 (PS4)

Fallout 4 (PS4)

V.A.T.S. more like it

Well, here we are. Seven years after Bethesda's last crack at post-apocalyptic America, Fallout 4 is easily one of the most anticipated titles of this relatively young console generation thus far. The developer has more than proven that it's a master of crafting engaging open world titles in the past, and this latest romp...

Need for Speed (PS4)

Need for Speed (PS4)

Asleep at the wheel

For a game that's so high on Monster energy drinks, Need for Speed sure could do with a sugar rush. Ghost Games' long-awaited reboot – which was constructed over the course of a two year development cycle – is a slow and turgid affair, which is in direct contrast to its hyperactive cast of characters. It's frustrating because...

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 2: Assembly Required (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 2: Assembly Required (PS4)

Missing a few pieces

Now that Tales from the Borderlands has concluded, it seems like Telltale may be working a little harder to release its games with shorter gaps between each episode. This marks the second Minecraft: Story Mode release of October, a paltry two weeks after the opening episode. Unfortunately, even with such a quick turnaround, the...

Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita)

Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita)

Gotta go fast

Those familiar with the DJ Max series back in the PlayStation Portable era will immediately recognise this rhythm game. Superbeat: Xonic is the newest addition to the rhythm game genre by developer Nurijoy. Rhythm games are no stranger to the PlayStation Vita, so how does this one fare? As with most music games, buttons get mapped to...

MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore (PS4)

MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore (PS4)

Dirty

The MX vs. ATV series has been around for quite some time, and Rainbow Studios is no stranger to the source material. Ever since it marked its seal with the PlayStation 2 exclusive series ATV Offroad Fury, the developer has been pumping out off-road racers with regularity. But while its games have always entertained fans, the last few entries...

Pandemonium! (PSone)

Pandemonium! (PSone)

A pair of 2.5Determined magical hoppers

How could a developer solve a problem like a desire to build a side-scrolling platformer in a 1996 3D graphics obsessed world? The answer was to find a middle ground, which we affectionately refer to as 2.5D today. Published by Crystal Dynamics and created by Toys for Bob in Novato, California close to the...

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)

Death-initely worth it

When THQ went bankrupt two years ago, we feared the worst for our favourite franchise that the publisher produced: Darksiders. It's an underrated yet fantastic hack and slash series inspired by God of War and The Legend of Zelda, and just a year before THQ's collapse, you could say the company released one of its most...

DriveClub Bikes (PS4)

DriveClub Bikes (PS4)

Honda way up

DriveClub has become a kind of PlayStation 4 comfort food for this reviewer. With the troubles of its launch firmly planted in its rear view mirror, Evolution Studios deserves credit for maintaining the relevancy of its arcade racer over a year removed from its original release. This new motorcycle expansion – available as both an...

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PS4)

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PS4)

Welcome to the party, pal

Just when you thought that it was safe, the maverick party game creators at Jackbox Games are back to liven up your life with a cool multipack of titles, available to download onto your PlayStation 4 and bring the gift of competitive laughter to your next social gathering. To enjoy this madcap assortment of multiplayer...

Just Dance 2016 (PS4)

Just Dance 2016 (PS4)

Tonight's gonna be a good night

Just Dance is the bane of every Ubisoft press conference – from last year's huge group of dancers to this year's out-of-tune and insanely awkward Jason Derulo, it's never been a property that's been taken too seriously. Yet this year's edition has plenty of new features and content – most of which isn't available...

Goosebumps: The Game (PS4)

Goosebumps: The Game (PS4)

Say cheese and die

The title screen for Goosebumps: The Game issues a warning to players in a cute nod to R.L. Stine's corny but effective "reader beware" slogan – but there's more than just Monster Blood to fear here. Novels like It Came from Beneath the Sink and Stay Out of the Basement were enormous in the early to mid-90s, and this author...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (PS4)

Finger-gun fight at the O.K. Corral

Tales from the Borderlands ended its first season recently – coincidentally, on the same day that Life Is Strange concluded – after nearly a year. While the release "schedule" for this series has been shaky at best for most of its run, Telltale remained a little more consistent as we got closer to the...

Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Sin-ply divine

PC gamers have been roaming through Divinity: Original Sin since the middle of last year, after a successful Kickstarter campaign and some hefty delays. For these day-one players, it's been yet another long wait for the Enhanced Edition to roll out: an immense - and free - update to the initial release that fleshes out and extends an...