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Not a Hero (PS4)

Not a Hero (PS4)

Diplomatic immunity

Aptly titled, Not a Hero is a charismatic, side-scrolling shoot-'em-up in which you massacre mobsters, thugs, and other underworld villains in the name of BunnyLord – an anthropomorphic purple rabbit who is currently running for mayor. Phew. The title's core gameplay, on the other hand, isn't all that strange. First and...

Rebel Galaxy (PS4)

Rebel Galaxy (PS4)

Space truckers

Space sims can be daunting affairs. Their mind boggling complexity often means that they're more at home on the PC than consoles, and anyone that's invested time in gaming black holes like Elite: Dangerous or EVE Online, will freely admit they're not to everyone's taste. So, what if you're the sort of person who wouldn't mind blasting...

The Witness (PS4)

The Witness (PS4)

Myst the embargo

Jonathan Blow has, with help from his colleagues at Thekla Inc, finally released his follow-up to Braid, after spending the better half of a decade tinkering, adding, and perfecting. The result of all of this hard work is a game much bigger in scope than Blow's previous title, yet its main premise is – on the surface – just as...

Baseball Riot (PS4)

Baseball Riot (PS4)

Bouncing balls

Baseball Riot is a sequel to the popular physics puzzler Tennis in the Face, however this time around you won't be serving the balls – you'll be striking them. You play as the ex-professional baseballer Gabe Carpaccio, who threw his whole career down the toilet when he became addicted to the energy drink known as Explodz. Now...

Attractio (PS4)

Attractio (PS4)

Opposites Attractio

Attractio is a new first-person puzzle game from Mexican developer GameCoder Studios. For anyone with even a passing familiarity with the Portal series from Valve, you will likely feel right at home, as this title is very much in that same ballpark. However, unlike with Portal, we came away from this experience with a lot left to...

Tachyon Project (PS4)

Tachyon Project (PS4)

The bare bones project

Tachyon Project is a port of a game that launched on other platforms in the summer of 2015 – an arcade-style twin-stick shooter that proudly wears its influences on its sleeves. Or perhaps that's influence in the singular sense: the game looks, sounds, and even feels incredibly like Bizarre Creations' Geometry Wars 3:...

Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)

Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)

Katnip

It's a good thing that ex-PlayStation Vita exclusive Gravity Rush is getting a sequel, because playing PlayStation 4 port Gravity Rush Remastered highlights the untapped potential that this fledgling franchise harbours. Four years removed from its Japanese debut, the upside-down action platformer feels a little lacking in the mission variety...

World of Tanks (PS4)

World of Tanks (PS4)

Eye of the Tigers

Free-to-play games can often be a weird one: because the developer needs to make money from the complimentary client, it often has to stack it with microtransactions. This ensure a potentially nice revenue stream, but often it leads to unbalanced matches. And this, coincidentally, is also quite a big problem with World of Tanks...

Croixleur Sigma (PS4)

Croixleur Sigma (PS4)

Tower offence

If you're up for an accessible, hectic action game starring strange little girls, then you could do much worse than Croixleur Sigma – a Japanese indie title that's arrived on the PlayStation 4 after a reasonably successful stint on PC. This enhanced console edition comes with two new playable characters, expanded story episodes, and...

This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4)

This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4)

The first casualty of war is innocence

Braving the sniper fire of Call of Duty-loving console players, anti-war-'em-up This War of Mine: The Little Ones brings the civilian side of conflict to the PlayStation 4. 11 Bit Studios has created a heart-wrenching experience of a game, one that puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in a...

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus (PS Vita)

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus (PS Vita)

Too much like hard work

After a successful release on the PlayStation 3 back in 2013, Atelier Escha & Logy Plus is the latest in the hit Atelier series to be ported to the Vita, and features all of the downloadable content from the original version. Speaking of which, be sure to read our PS3 review if you're looking for more a detailed take on...

Infinifactory (PS4)

Infinifactory (PS4)

Manufacturing mayhem

Infinifactory is a peculiar puzzle game which sees you snatched by a non-English speaking alien race, and tasks you with constructing production lines to manufacture their various contraptions. The game plays a little like Minecraft in create mode, whereby you have the ability to float around a 3D space in order to meet the...

Resident Evil Zero (PS4)

Resident Evil Zero (PS4)

From zero to hero

Last year, Capcom delighted fans (and newcomers) with an HD remaster of its legendary GameCube exclusive remake, Resident Evil. A year later and the firm's other former Nintendo exclusive Resident Evil Zero has arrived on the PlayStation 4. But while last year's efforts were great, the ported package still had some areas of uneven...

The Banner Saga (PS4)

The Banner Saga (PS4)

The banter saga

Finally setting foot on consoles after a long and probably cold wait is The Banner Saga – an addictive, intricate role-playing experience that's set in a world with a dead sun. Hulking giants known as varl exist alongside humans, and old, almost demonic foes are threatening the peace that both races have worked hard to establish...

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (PS4)

We can't think of a pun(jab)

The Assassin's Creed series – hell, Ubisoft's entire portfolio – has been getting a lot of flak lately due to the samey nature of each instalment. The expected announcement of Watch Dogs 2 seemed to excite no one, and it seems like no one really cares about the Assassin's Creed movie that's coming out this very year...

Nuclear Throne (PS4)

Nuclear Throne (PS4)

It rules

Rogue-like dungeon crawlers are becoming increasingly popular with each new game that releases in the genre. The indie sector is doing particularly well in this department, with the likes of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and Rogue Legacy being two well-received titles to launch on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. So, with the release of a new...

Hardware: Rivals (PS4)

Hardware: Rivals (PS4)

Sweet goof

Hardware: Rivals shares few similarities with Rocket League, but somewhere in the build-up to its uneventful release, someone deemed it unlawful to mention Sony's unneeded car combat reboot without tacking a reference to Psyonix's soccer smash on the bumper. That opening sentence is Exhibit A. The resemblances that it does share are...

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 4: A Block and A Hard Place (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 4: A Block and A Hard Place (PS4)

A fitting end, but not really

Telltale's fourth Minecraft release over the course of just a few months continues the breakneck launch schedule that the developer has suddenly become fond of. We've been weary of this rapid schedule from day one because it's in such stark contrast to their normally overly long, drawn out release time frame - and this...

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (PS4)

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (PS4)

Third time's not a charm

To start on a personal anecdote, this particular editor had the pleasure of playing Trine 2: Complete Story for his first review at Push Square two years ago, and much to our surprise, we were delighted that it was a magical indie title that boasted some of the greatest visuals we'd seen with phenomenal puzzles and...

Amplitude (PS4)

Amplitude (PS4)

Blast from the past

Before the musical camaraderie of Rock Band and before the introduction of plastic instruments with Guitar Hero, Harmonix was making a very different kind of rhythm game. The developer has long been a master of this genre, with a history on PlayStation stretching back to 2001 with the release of FreQuency on PS2. Its 2003...