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MLB 15 The Show (PlayStation 4)

MLB 15 The Show (PlayStation 4)

Infield home run

It's hard to believe that MLB The Show is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Despite dominating every other baseball title for the majority of these years, Sony's series has never shown complacency. Instead, it's aged like a fine wine, and gotten better with each new release. When booting up MLB 15 The Show, there's nothing here...

Omega Quintet (PlayStation 4)

Omega Quintet (PlayStation 4)

Poor first gig

It often feels like there are two contrasting ways to critique these anime-esque Japanese role-playing games. Do you rate it expecting readers to have intricate pre-existing knowledge of the tropes and experience that they're signing up for, considering that the vast majority with any potential interest will? Or do you discard this...

Gundam: Battle Assault 2 (PSone)

Gundam: Battle Assault 2 (PSone)

Gundam fight!

Not many Japanese developed games are released only in the West, but this was the case with Gundam: Battle Assault 2 – at least before it was re-released as two separate budget titles in its homeland. Much like its predecessor, Gundam: Battle Assault, the follow-up was launched in an attempt to capitalise on the franchise's overseas...

Jamestown+ (PlayStation 4)

Jamestown+ (PlayStation 4)

Sir Walter Rambo

Sony's new console isn't running short on stellar shoot 'em ups – in fact, it already has two instant classics and a great update in the form of Resogun, Velocity 2X, and Super Stardust Ultra. But like the many monsters that we find ourselves blasting away in this genre, maybe you're still hungry for more. Fear not, despite some...

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PlayStation 4)

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PlayStation 4)

Claptrap compilation

It's becoming a familiar tale of late: a much loved game from the previous generation shows up on your new and shiny gaming apparatus, dressed up, and strutting its stuff in an attempt to lure you away from newer releases. The latest title to enter this 'mutton dressed as lamb' category is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a...

Bloodborne (PlayStation 4)

Bloodborne (PlayStation 4)

The 'borne supremacy

It's been an excruciating nine months since Bloodborne was first unveiled to wide-eyed spectators, as, much like more life-damaging addictions, the mere knowledge that this twisted continuation of the Souls saga existed in some form was enough to turn its fan base into the mumbling horrors that litter Yharnam's streets. Having...

Scram Kitty DX (PlayStation 4)

Scram Kitty DX (PlayStation 4)

You think dogs and cats fight rough? The mice have lasers

Having started life as a Nintendo Wii U exclusive – where it was peculiarly named Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails – this clever indie platformer/shooter has made its way to the PlayStation 4 and Vita, shortening its name to the slightly-less-confusing-but-still-delightfully-quirky...

Gundam: Battle Assault (PSone)

Gundam: Battle Assault (PSone)

You need more practice

If you were into Mobile Suit Gundam Wing back when it aired in the 1990s, then you may have heard of or even played Gundam: Battle Assault on the PSone. In an attempt to capitalise on the aforementioned anime's popularity, publisher Bandai decided to localise the 2D fighter, which was called Gundam: The Battle Master 2 in its...

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PlayStation 4)

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PlayStation 4)

Patience test chamber

Office politics can be a killer. As anybody who has ever had to share a tuna salad baguette with Gina from accounting will attest, we're all just one wrong word away from snapping. Usually that takes the guise of making off-hand comments about a 55-year-old's fascination with leopard skin underwear and tight skirts, but what if...

R.B.I. Baseball 15 (PlayStation 4)

R.B.I. Baseball 15 (PlayStation 4)

Shutout

R.B.I. Baseball is not a new series per se. The brand's legacy dates back all the way to a line of bat and ball titles that launched on SEGA platforms – among others – through the 80s and 90s. The last one released in 1995, until last year, when R.B.I. Baseball 14 brought the series back – albeit in underwhelming fashion. Spoilers:...

Run Sackboy! Run! (PlayStation Vita)

Run Sackboy! Run! (PlayStation Vita)

Sack race

Ah, the endless runner: a sub-genre almost as ubiquitous in the promotional game space as the everyday Puzzle & Dragons knock-off. Unfortunately for developer Firesprite – a UK studio made up of ex-WipEout veterans – the awkwardly punctuated Run Sackboy! Run! doesn't possess quite the same originality as the parent property that...

Bastion (PlayStation 4)

Bastion (PlayStation 4)

Before Red, there was the Kid

It's utterly amazing how much the indie game scene has changed since 2011. Sony has started to heavily promote teensy developers at major industry conferences, Valve's Steam Greenlight has allowed thousands to publish games for players to test before they're even finished, and Kickstarter has made it possible for...

Doodle Kingdom (PlayStation Vita)

Doodle Kingdom (PlayStation Vita)

Variety is the spice of life

If you didn't think that you had a God complex, you certainly will after a few hours with JoyBits' return to its flagship seller, the Doodle series. While Doodle Kingdom certainly upholds the traditional formula the franchise is renowned for – albeit with a fresh thematic twist – it also tries its creative hand at a...

Rack N Ruin (PlayStation 4)

Rack N Ruin (PlayStation 4)

Not so much Rack 'n' Roll

Rack N Ruin attempts to pull at the nostalgia strings, getting inspiration from all sorts of old-school adventure games. Instead of giving you a hero, though, you get Rack, a little demon who is hell bent on destroying planets. This demon-driven adventure game attempts to blend some of the best classic titles into one...

Axiom Verge (PlayStation 4)

Axiom Verge (PlayStation 4)

Metroidvania megalo

Here at Push Square Towers, we're reviewing more indie games than ever before. Sony's new focus on helping small developers has brought in a slew of titles – some good, some bad. But in this vast sea of software, it's exceptionally rare that an indie is as well-designed as Axiom Verge. Like Shovel Knight, it's a retro-inspired...

RIDE (PlayStation 4)

RIDE (PlayStation 4)

On yer bike

Milestone knows a thing or two about motorbikes. The industrious Italian developer has been pumping out licensed two-wheeled titles like MotoGP, MXGP, and SBK for years now, and RIDE represents its most recent return to the saddle. Unlike its older endeavours, however, this is an original intellectual property inspired by the likes of...

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

The Watchers on the Wall

Telltale seems to have slotted into a nice little groove with regards to its episodic release schedule of late. Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness marks its second outing of the month – a paltry one week later than the most recent instalment of Tales from the Borderlands. If this pace can be...

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation Vita)

Toukiden: Kiwami (PlayStation Vita)

Demonic addiction

Toukiden: The Age of Demons attempted to fill a Monster Hunter-shaped hole on the PlayStation Vita, and it succeeded to quite an impressive degree. Accessible combat and relatively simple crafting systems made it a decent alternative to Capcom's popular action role-playing game romp, but Toukiden: Kiwami's gone one better,...