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Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4)

Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4)

The same old Neptune

Playing through the main storyline of Megadimension Neptunia VII, you'd perhaps be forgiven for thinking of the series' first PlayStation 4 instalment as three different games entirely. Packaged as a trio of story arcs tied together by an overarching plot, you fight across alternate dimensions to save the fate of Gamindustri...

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PS4)

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PS4)

Live by the sword

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is a bit like Devil May Cry on a budget – a really tight budget. It's a Japanese indie that's all about killer combos, fast reactions, and the process of mastering the game's combat system. Those looking for a story to get stuck into or characters to grow fond of had best move along. In a way, Mitsurugi...

Unravel (PS4)

Unravel (PS4)

No strings attached

Pretty much from the moment that Coldwood Interactive's creative director, Martin Sahlin, took to the stage during EA's E3 2015 press conference, we had a good feeling about Unravel. Sure, Sahlin was very visibly nervous, but it was in an endearing way, and if anything, made our early impressions of the game even more positive...

Street Fighter V (PS4)

Street Fighter V (PS4)

Fight for the future

PlayStation 4 console exclusive Street Fighter V is upon us. Aimed at expanding the fighting franchise's fanbase, much has been made of its approach to accessibility. Some welcome the push, while others are warier, afraid that accessibility precludes depth. Are these fears confirmed, or is the release a worthy successor to the...

Layers of Fear (PS4)

Layers of Fear (PS4)

Picture perfect

As a Virgo, this author is all too familiar with the perils of perfectionism. Layers of Fear is a brilliant, brief psychological thriller which asks one very poignant question: how far is too far? Heavily inspired by Oscar Wilde's iconic turn-of-the-century novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this meticulously designed vignette puts...

Gone Home (PS4)

Gone Home (PS4)

Home sweet home

You can count the number of great video game love stories on one hand. ICO is the first that springs to mind; The Last of Us: Left Behind is another. Gone Home, the 2013 indie hit from The Fullbright Company, may just be the best yet, though. This exploratory adventure is devastatingly real, which makes its expertly executed payoff...

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4)

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4)

Let's get digital

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is arguably the best Digimon game that's ever been localised here in the West. Although it's true that the property has never set the bar particularly high with its licensed titles, strip away the franchise's wrappings and Cyber Sleuth would still come with a hearty recommendation from us – especially...

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (PS4)

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (PS4)

Legends in the making

Hiromu Arakawa's re-imagining of Japanese novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a great fit for a Warriors title: it's packed full of huge battles between warring nations and peppered with memorable characters. We've got a promising base for an Omega Force developed hack and slasher, then, but does Arslan: The Warriors of...

Firewatch (PS4)

Firewatch (PS4)

Hey there, Delilah

Firewatch is a game about rambling. You'll spend much of Campo Santo's outdoorsy adventure navigating the Wyoming wilderness on your lonesome, chatting with a lady who you've never met over your handheld radio. Forget the walking simulator – this is very much a walkie-talkie simulator. But if you go down to the woods today, can...

Crypt of the NecroDancer (PS4)

Crypt of the NecroDancer (PS4)

Don’t stop moving to the funky, funky beat

Do you remember when dance mats were all the rage? Nope, neither do we – but if you were one of the few that picked one of these gizmos up back in the late 90s then you may be in luck with new title Crypt of the NecroDancer: it has full dance mat compatibility – although a DualShock 4 works just as...

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (PS4)

Bad Marx

What's most puzzling about Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia is who its target audience is. Anyone who didn't like the previous two games has no reason to play this, yet because of the carbon-copied formula, anyone who did like the previous two games has no reason to play it either, because it's quite literally same thing. What's...

Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PS4)

Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PS4)

Loeb and behold

Few studios have supported the PlayStation 4 quite like Milestone. Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo represents the racing specialist's fifth release on the new-gen format, with three more due this year alone. However, despite the prolific nature of the Italian outfit's output, this off-road simulator has clearly been given ample attention...

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Awakening (PS4)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Awakening (PS4)

Splish splash, havin' a bloodbath

With seemingly every game getting in on the Season Pass trend – up to and including LEGO Marvel's Avengers – it's becoming increasingly difficult to be excited by DLCs these days. Some games, such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, have lovingly crafted expansions filled with content, while others games seem to suffer...

Klaus (PS4)

Klaus (PS4)

The first impression is everything

Klaus' intelligent colour palette is put at odds with generic mechanics. This faulty combination sucks life from an otherwise terrific title. The narrative begins as a stolid commentary on contemporary corporate culture and evolves into a tale of personal triumph, woe, and redemption. Developer, La Cosa...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty! (PS Vita)

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty! (PS Vita)

You've got the Oddworld in your hands

The Oddworld games are as beloved to PlayStation fans as MediEvil, Tomb Raider, and for some, even Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. The bizarre adventures are certainly proof positive that PlayStation is home to an immensely diverse portfolio, but what's so great about Abe is that he still manages to stand...

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4)

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4)

Taken by storm

Supposedly the final game in the series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 feels like a true labour of love from Japanese developer CyberConnect2 – a studio well known for its passion when creating titles based on existing properties. It's the end of an era for this 3D fighting franchise, then, but does this last hurrah bring...

LEGO Marvel's Avengers (PS4)

LEGO Marvel's Avengers (PS4)

The toy with the Thor in its side

Traveller's Tales has decided to return to the LEGO Marvel dimension for another outing with its popular superheroes – only this time it's focusing entirely on The Avengers. Taking the storylines and scripts straight from the movies The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron – and including smaller sections of...

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4)

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4)

Blast this patchwork world

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is the latest fighter to take to the PlayStation 4, featuring 12 characters from the visual novels of Tokyo-based Nitroplus. Typically, the title is set up to show fans what could happen if their favourites were brought together to lay down beatings, so what makes this game...