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Rez Infinite (PS4)

Rez Infinite (PS4)

An existential acid trip

Rez may have started life on the Dreamcast all the way back in 2001, but veteran Tetsuya Mizuguchi's synaesthesia shooter has finally found its true home on PlayStation VR. Despite being released on dozens of platforms over the past decade-and-a-half – including, of course, the PlayStation 2 – it feels like those...

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)

There's no place like home

The most controversial exclusivity deal since the Xbox 360 release of Final Fantasy XIII is over: Rise of the Tomb Raider has finally launched on the PlayStation 4. To beef up the release of a year old game, Crystal Dynamics has coined this edition the 20 year celebration of Lara Croft. Included is the base game, bonuses...

DriveClub VR (PS4)

DriveClub VR (PS4)

Eyes on the road

One day, the veterans of Evolution Studios will tell their great grandchildren the tale of DriveClub, and it'll make for entertaining listening. The first-party, selected as one of the teams to help launch the PlayStation 4, missed its deadline by a country mile – and then delivered a product that ultimately didn't work. But the...

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PS4)

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PS4)

Big RIGS

It's got all of the ingredients needed for a title charge, but RIGS: Mechanized Combat League never quite escapes the doldrums of a mid-table finish. Guerrilla Cambridge's virtual reality shooter has it heart in the right place, but its nauseating action never quite comes together like its future sports contemporaries, and it falls apart as...

Shu (PS4)

Shu (PS4)

A Shu-in

Recent years have seen the resurgence of a genre largely swept under the carpet: the 2D platformer. Perhaps encouraged by the triumphant return of Rayman in Origins and Legends, indie developers have been working hard to bring back the simple thrills of running, jumping, and then running some more. With even Sega bringing us Sonic Mania...

Manual Samuel (PS4)

Manual Samuel (PS4)

Handle with care

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had to do everything manually? Blinking, breathing, walking: what if your body just decided it wouldn't do them automatically anymore. Well, in Manual Samuel you are tasked with keeping Samuel alive for a whole 24 hours by completing automatic bodily functions manually. You...

Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)

Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)

New kid on the block

As far as world-building block-'em-ups go, Dragon Quest Builders has to be the most charming example of the genre that we've played. Perhaps that's to be expected of the long running property – which, throughout its many incarnations, has always been a delight to experience – but the Dragon Quest skin lends itself...

Job Simulator (PS4)

Job Simulator (PS4)

All work and no pay

As short-lived girl group The Saturdays once warbled, put your boots on baby and get to work. Some reviewers like to start their reviews by recycling the words of Charles Dickens; here at Push Square we prefer to borrow from the surprisingly short range of Ms. Mollie King. It's the kind of irreverence that we like to think Job...

Batman: Arkham VR (PS4)

Batman: Arkham VR (PS4)

Behind the mask

Rocksteady's never been shy depicting Batman as the mentally deranged individual that he so clearly is, and with the British studio back on development duties for this short virtual reality story, it's Bruce Wayne's busted psyche that once again takes centre stage. Batman: Arkham VR may only take you about an hour to see through, but...

Tumble VR (PS4)

Tumble VR (PS4)

Topple the blocks

Ah, humble Tumble – the underrated PlayStation Move title that really proved the power of Sony's motion wand. A little dull on paper perhaps, virtual reality revisit Tumble VR stands taller than the sum of its parts, using three dimensional motion tracking to turn tower building into world beating entertainment. You may just have...

PlayStation VR Worlds (PS4)

PlayStation VR Worlds (PS4)

A worldie?

No new hardware launch is complete without a minigame collection; PlayStation VR Worlds, however, is not your average Wii Sports knock-off. Developed by Sony's own London Studio, this is a hodgepodge package collating the half-dozen or so tech demos that the studio has concocted over the years. As such, while the compilation includes some...

XCOM 2 (PS4)

XCOM 2 (PS4)

Loving the alien

When aliens landed on Earth in 2012 strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it was up to you to unite the people of our planet against the invading extraterrestrial force. Perhaps it's a commentary on the unforgiving difficulty of that game that XCOM 2 canonically assumes that you were unsuccessful in your bid to repel the alien invaders...

Aragami (PS4)

Aragami (PS4)

Arigato, Aragami

Aragami is a sight for sore eyes if you're a fan of the stealth genre. While we have incredible games integrating its conventions with Dishonored, Assassin's Creed, and even Wolfenstein: The New Order, they treat stealth gameplay as an equal alternative to action rather than the only realistic option. Seasoned game series like Metal...

Hitman: Episode 5 - Colorado (PS4)

Hitman: Episode 5 - Colorado (PS4)

ColoRad

It's safe to say that Hitman has been excellent so far, but despite the variety of locations, every mission has been similar in that they've all been set in largely public places. The latest level – set in a militia-held apricot farm in rural Colorado – takes the game in a different direction, focusing more on stealth than previous...

Lichtspeer (PS4)

Lichtspeer (PS4)

The reich stuff?

For fear of repeating ourselves, one thing that the PlayStation 4 certainly isn't short of is creative, unique, and sometimes downright bizarre indie titles. Just when we think that we've seen it all, along comes developer Lichthund with its arcade javelin-em-up Lichtspeer to prove us wrong. Ported to Sony's system by Crunching...

FIFA 17 (PS4)

FIFA 17 (PS4)

Signing of the summer

Another year, another FIFA review, although this time around, there's actually a reasonable amount of new stuff to talk about without having dig deep into the finer - and frankly quite boring - technicalities of tweaked gameplay mechanics. Taken as a whole, FIFA 17 is the biggest step forward that the sports series has seen in...

Jazzpunk: Director's Cut (PS4)

Jazzpunk: Director's Cut (PS4)

Secret agent Polybank

Jazzpunk: Director's Cut is one of the wildest rides on the PlayStation 4, despite being a relatively short game. Initially released on PC back in 2014, developer Necrophone Games has finally brought it to the PS4 over two years later. It's hard to accurately describe what exactly Jazzpunk is; sometimes it's a first-person...

Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4)

Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4)

Can't teach a Young Wolf new tricks

Back near the end of last year, Destiny was in dire need of a revamp. The release had stagnated to a point where many players had simply stopped coming back to Bungie's sci-fi creation, with the game's first two expansions – The Dark Below and House of Wolves – doing little to reinvigorate the title or fix its...