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Motorcycle Club (PlayStation 4)

Motorcycle Club (PlayStation 4)

Death on two wheels

Motorcycle Club is a racing game on two wheels with a few twists. The most notable addition is the ability to switch between three different bikes on the fly. You'll have access to a superbike, roadster, and custom all at once for each race, and tapping L1 or R1 will allow you to hop between saddles depending on the situation...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode One: Penal Colony (PlayStation 4)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode One: Penal Colony (PlayStation 4)

Penal infection

You never know quite what you're going to get with Resident Evil anymore. After all, Capcom's flagship franchise has cultivated so many clangers over the years that it's lucky to be held in such high esteem. Of course, a lot of that goodwill stems from the series' various smash hits: an unforgettable night in the Spencer Mansion, a...

Trivial Pursuit Live! (PlayStation 4)

Trivial Pursuit Live! (PlayStation 4)

Genius in a can

If there's one problem with the physical version of Trivial Pursuit, it's that there aren't enough klaxons. Without loud noises and bright lights, how are you supposed to know how awesome and attractive you obviously are? Ubisoft's latest adaptation drops most of what made the question-and-answer board game such a huge success,...

Dragon Ball XenoVerse (PlayStation 4)

Dragon Ball XenoVerse (PlayStation 4)

Sparking!

If you're a fan of Dragon Ball, be it the brilliantly detailed original manga series or the animated adaptation, the chances are that the story is now embedded deep within your psyche – especially if you've played even just a few of the licensed games over the years. It's hard to surprise a fan, then, because they already know the plot...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PlayStation 4)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PlayStation 4)

Empires of the Sun

Trying to describe Dynasty Warriors' spin-off Empires series is a difficult proposition, even to someone who's familiar with the franchise's main instalments. At their core, the games are the same, in that gameplay still involves hacking and slashing your way through entire armies in a bid to conquer China, but it's everything...

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PlayStation Vita)

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PlayStation Vita)

Fly away

With a title like htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, this latest PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer seems like a strange fit for the Western market. However, niche publisher NIS America has made its name by bringing quirky little curios overseas, and Sony's handheld is certainly a haven for the unusual. The game sees you controlling fireflies –...

AeternoBlade (PlayStation Vita)

AeternoBlade (PlayStation Vita)

Aeterno punishment

If there's a checklist for revenge you'd imagine it would go something like this: Step One – dig two graves; Step Two – serve cold. In AeternoBlade – a new action platform title on the PlayStation Vita – the game's heroine, Freyja, could certainly use just such a list. Not only has her hometown just been levelled by Dark...

Q*Bert Rebooted (PlayStation 4)

Q*Bert Rebooted (PlayStation 4)

@!#?@!

It's easy to name the quintessential arcade games of the 80s, like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders – after all, these are timeless titles that still carry pop culture sway today. However, one of the heavy hitters that's somewhat faded into history is Q*Bert, an isometric puzzle platformer that rivalled Pac-Man's stature during its...

Resogun: Defenders (PlayStation 4)

Resogun: Defenders (PlayStation 4)

Offence is the best form of defence

Goodbye doesn't always have to be the saddest word – it can be explosive, too. Resogun: Defenders marks the last of the post-launch expansions for Housemarque's critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 shoot-'em-up, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's something of a humdinger. Packing two brand new modes – Protector...

Hustle Kings (PlayStation 4)

Hustle Kings (PlayStation 4)

Worth a shot

There were no shortage of pub games on the PlayStation 3 by the end of its tenure as Sony's flagship format, and the PlayStation 4 is picking off right where its predecessor left off. Following the release of VooFoo Studios' pretty Pure Pool last year, the Japanese giant has decided to port Hustle Kings – ironically, also originally...

Hyperdevotion Noire­: Goddess Black Heart (PlayStation Vita)

Hyperdevotion Noire­: Goddess Black Heart (PlayStation Vita)

PlayStation Noire

In an RPG franchise far, far away, there lived a CPU called Noire. As representative of Lastation, she didn't want to exist in the shadows of her allies anymore, and wanted to stand true as the game's main character. With hope in her heart, pure determination, and an army of generals at her command, her wish finally comes true in...

Evolve (PlayStation 4)

Evolve (PlayStation 4)

Play your f***ing class

In a generation littered with server issues, campaign length fears, and a heightened interest in getting more for your money, it seems odd that a title would launch with some online-only multiplayer modes, no real campaign, and more DLC than you can probably afford. That's exactly what Evolve has done. However, this...

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PlayStation 4)

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PlayStation 4)

Last but not least

Dead or Alive's first foray onto the PlayStation 4 is everything that you'd expect, and not much else. Buxom women, chiselled men, and angry cyborg demons make up a decent sized character roster, while the modes on offer are standard fighting game fare. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the most complete edition of Koei Tecmo's...

The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4)

The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4)

Out of order

The Order: 1886 dares to tread where so many others have fallen, by attempting to fuse interactivity with cinematic qualities. And in some ways, it succeeds: developer Ready at Dawn has clearly sipped from the Holy Grail of the graphics gods, as this is arguably the most technologically accomplished title ever released. However, in its...

Hand of Fate (PlayStation 4)

Hand of Fate (PlayStation 4)

Just short of a full deck

Hand of Fate is the pen and paper RPG that you'll need neither a pen nor paper for (or friends, for that matter). The Kickstarter-funded title combines collectable card game with elements of third-person action and classic choose your own adventure tropes, to create a blend that surprisingly delivers a punishing, rewarding...

Hyper Void (PlayStation 3)

Hyper Void (PlayStation 3)

Black hole sun

In an industry where literally anyone can decide to make a video game, it's almost instinctive to overlook something like Hyper Void. Created by two brothers with a passion for old-school space shooters, this three-dimensional take on the genre has its fair share of shortcomings – but we still think that those interested should at...

Baboon! (PlayStation Vita)

Baboon! (PlayStation Vita)

Ba-boom!

It would be very easy to dismiss Baboon! based on its first few levels. Initially, it adopts the guise of yet another 'earn three medals' challenge game, only this one is specifically built around dropping bombs to propel your ape avatar from ledge-to-ledge, until you reach the top goal – all while collecting bananas along the way. But...

Super Stardust Ultra (PlayStation 4)

Super Stardust Ultra (PlayStation 4)

Rock 'n' roll

Super Stardust HD drew the dual joystick short straw last generation. Released at a time when the PlayStation 3 was really unpopular, Geometry Wars and its Xbox Live Arcade successor tended to lap up all of the downloadable shoot-'em-up plaudits – despite it never, in this author's opinion, hitting the same highs as Housemarque's...

Kick & Fennick (PlayStation Vita)

Kick & Fennick (PlayStation Vita)

Gun game

Kick & Fennick's the gaming equivalent of a warning sign. We'd never even heard of the Jaywalkers Interactive developed precision platformer when it was announced as part of February's free PlayStation Plus roster, and its smartphone-esque art style didn't exactly instil us with confidence regarding the quality of the release...