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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...

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PlayStation 4)

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PlayStation 4)

Love in high definition

Spira's a colourful and inviting world, and it looks great on the PlayStation 4. The setting of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, it's a land that mixes nature, strange architecture, and ancient machinery, and it always feels interesting and engaging as a result. Indeed, the two titles that make up this remaster still...

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PlayStation 4)

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PlayStation 4)

Night of the Living Führer

MachineGames has made a much quicker than expected return to the Wolfenstein series that it helped to re-popularise. After a number of years outside of the limelight, Wolfenstein: The New Order marked an exciting and exceptionally well constructed return to form for the franchise. Gone was the overbearing emphasis on...

Tropico 5 (PlayStation 4)

Tropico 5 (PlayStation 4)

Havana good time

Back when Bullfrog was considered a big name, construction games were all the rage. The likes of Theme Park and Theme Hospital were among the most popular releases on the PSone, but as the genre increased in complexity on computers, these console ports became increasingly less common. Tropico 5, then, is something of a rarity: a...

Ziggurat (PlayStation 4)

Ziggurat (PlayStation 4)

Rogue wizards

It's been a busy month for Roguelite, first-person-shooters on the PlayStation 4. No sooner have you put your feet up after besting the firearm filled gauntlets of Tower of Guns, when Ziggurat comes knocking on your door to drag you back to yet another randomly generated labyrinth, packed full of all sorts of monsters and traps. In...

Shovel Knight (PlayStation 4)

Shovel Knight (PlayStation 4)

Dig in

Funded through Kickstarter and developed by a team of less than ten people, Shovel Knight was one of 2014's unexpected Game of the Year contenders. Indeed, the retro jump-'em-up was met with praise from game journalists and YouTube personalities alike, and now that it's finally made its way to PlayStation, not much has changed – it's still...

Project Root (PlayStation 4)

Project Root (PlayStation 4)

Bullet hell

There are so many things worth spending your money on: a gift for that creepy man in the bus stop, one of those rubbery, gooey aliens that were popular in the '90s, or – if all else fails – a can of delicious Spam. With so many quality products on the market, Project Root may just seem a little bit underwhelming. Indeed, it doesn't...

Aaru's Awakening (PlayStation 4)

Aaru's Awakening (PlayStation 4)

For free?

Aaru's Awakening (that's pronounced 'er-ooh' for anyone curious) is the latest indie to launch on PlayStation as a free PlayStation Plus game, and just to be clear, it loves putting its artsy attitude front and centre. Don't get us wrong, we were entertained, if not occasionally peeved, by the challenging run and jump gameplay – but the...

Don Bradman Cricket (PlayStation 4)

Don Bradman Cricket (PlayStation 4)

Not Brad, man

Cricket is like the spaghetti western of sports: what it lacks in lightning-fast thrills, it makes up for in slowly creeping suspense. With Don Bradman Cricket, developer Big Ant Studios has attempted to take this classic calculating core and convert it into a robust and exciting digital experience for Sony's super system. But does the...

Broken Age (PlayStation 4)

Broken Age (PlayStation 4)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Broken Age is the newest release from Double Fine, the developer founded by adventure game legend Tim Schafer. The release is noteworthy for having a massively successful Kickstarter campaign; with a goal of $400,000, the studio ended up raising almost $3.5 million. Of course, with huge money came big expectations,...

LA Cops (PlayStation 4)

LA Cops (PlayStation 4)

D'oh-nuts

Hotline Miami's not necessarily the kind of game that you'd expect to attract a string of copycats, but LA Cops follows developer Dennaton's brutal blueprint down to the most specific of details. You play as one of six clichéd LAPD law enforcers, with your objective to bring justice to some of America's most wanted. You'll do this by...

Tower of Guns (PlayStation 4)

Tower of Guns (PlayStation 4)

Guns! Guns! Guns!

In the beginning there was a game called Rogue. This ground breaking RPG was swiftly followed by a number of other titles that shared its penchant for randomly generated environments and punishing restarts. Lovingly referred to as Roguelikes, the last fifteen years or so has seen these sorts of titles enjoying a bit of a resurgence...

We Are Doomed (PlayStation 4)

We Are Doomed (PlayStation 4)

Kaleidoscope of colour

If you were to take Geometry Wars and TxK and produce a hybrid of them, you would most certainly end up with We Are Doomed. This twin-stick arcade shooter is another classic example of the 'easy to learn, hard to master' gameplay philosophy, and it's accompanied by explosive graphics, techno music, and a swarm of simplified...

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (PlayStation 4)

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (PlayStation 4)

Creed of the chronic

It's been a rocky road for Ubisoft lately, with the publisher on the receiving end of bad press for the likes of Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed Unity. It may be time for a bit of stability, then, and that's where Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China comes into the equation. A 2.5D adventure full to the brim with typical franchise...

Krinkle Krusher (PlayStation 4)

Krinkle Krusher (PlayStation 4)

Krushems

Have you ever heard of a Krinkle? Nah, we thought not. Well, let us introduce you to them: Krinkles are small creatures with sharp but pristine gnashers and their favourite food, of course, is cake. So, when they smell the sweetness in the air of the biggest cake in the kingdom – made to celebrate the fruition of a mighty tree – they...

Mortal Kombat X (PlayStation 4)

Mortal Kombat X (PlayStation 4)

Blood is thicker than water

Mortal Kombat X knows what it takes to keep you engaged. Cast your mind back to the early 90s, and series creator Ed Boon's garish pretender was the grubby chip shop time waster, while Capcom's vastly superior Street Fighter II gobbled up competitive coins in nearby carpeted arcades. There's always been a gulf in class...

Paperbound (PlayStation 4)

Paperbound (PlayStation 4)

Crayon carnage

Couch multiplayer titles have made somewhat of a resurgence of late, because nothing quite matches the sight of pure anguish when it's coming from the seat across the room. Paperbound very much agrees with this line of thought, bringing a mixture of simple multiplayer arena brawling and some interesting gravity mechanics to...