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Titan Attacks (PlayStation 4)

Titan Attacks (PlayStation 4)

Attack on Titan

When it hit arcades, Space Invaders revolutionised video games, making what was viewed by many as a novelty into a global industry. At that same time, it also provided inspiration for a legion of today’s game developers, and this influence is abundantly clear in Titan Attacks from British developer Puppygames. Coming to the...

Muramasa Rebirth (PlayStation Vita)

Muramasa Rebirth (PlayStation Vita)

Radiant revival

While most widely known as the family-friendly home console featuring a myriad collection of party games and fitness titles, the Nintendo Wii was also home to some of last generation’s better adult-oriented forays. Many of these titles got swept under the rug due to poor sales and a missing target audience, but some received much...

Starlight Inception (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Starlight Inception (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Failure to launch

The space combat genre seems to be making something of a comeback lately, with releases like Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut lighting up the dark corners of space. As such, it’s only right that the PlayStation Vita should get its own spaceship game, and Starlight Inception by Escape Hatch Entertainment is a Kickstarter project...

Daylight (PlayStation 4)

Daylight (PlayStation 4)

Low battery life

Daylight is the procedurally generated horror game from Zombie Studios, the indie outfit best known for free-to-play first-person shooter Blacklight Retribution. It has the distinction of being the first game released using the new – and largely impressive – Unreal Engine 4, making this an attractive proposition for visual...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels (PlayStation Network)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels (PlayStation Network)

Pick a card

Trading card games are everywhere these days, mostly thanks to smartphones and the free-to-play model. Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels looks to present the genre in a more traditional way. With thousands upon thousands of cards available to collect and utilise in battle, as well as both single player and online modes, it’d be easy to spend...

Stick It to the Man (PlayStation 4)

Stick It to the Man (PlayStation 4)

Scratch and sniff

Stick It to the Man is the story of a young adult with a hand sticking out of his head. This tale also includes aliens, a few clowns, a crocodile with a taste for human flesh, and a skeleton pirate. With the kind of dark humour that you may remember from the likes of Ren and Stimpy – and an art style to match – this is an...

Child of Light (PlayStation 4)

Child of Light (PlayStation 4)

Painted paradise

Child of Light, a new two-dimensional role-playing game from Ubisoft, is best described using the titles that it was so obviously influenced by. With a Limbo-esque atmosphere, a Final Fantasy IX-inspired narrative, a visual style straight out of a storybook, and the occasional smattering of Rayman-style platforming, this is an...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PlayStation Network)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PlayStation Network)

Half shelled

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – a game developed by Red Fly Studios and published by Activision – released in August last year on both Steam and the Xbox 360 to a largely atrocious reception. With the game taking around eight months to hit the PlayStation 3, then, one would expect (or at least hope) that the delay...

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (PlayStation 3)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (PlayStation 3)

Fist of the flamboyant

A long running manga series that spans generations of different bloodlines, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is just as, er, bizarre as its name suggests. The crazy creation has enjoyed something of a Western popularity surge in recent years, which has resulted in the localisation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – a...

LEGO The Hobbit (PlayStation 4)

LEGO The Hobbit (PlayStation 4)

There and brick again

Veteran developer Traveller’s Tales has been making LEGO games for nearly a decade, giving the brick treatment to a wide variety of movie and comic book brands, including Lord of the Rings. Therefore, it’s not a huge surprise to see the studio tackle The Hobbit. The big question, though, is whether this latest addition to...

Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PlayStation 4)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PlayStation 4)

Nobody suspects a thing

Loving father. Caring husband. Secret octopus. That’s the tagline to Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the sequel to Young Horses’ surprise 2010 splash hit Octodad. And it sums up the game quite succinctly. You take control of an undercover cephalopod living in the human world. You have to make sure that your family and those...

Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day (PlayStation 3)

Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day (PlayStation 3)

We'd prefer a 'Slightly Longer Peace' next time

What do a polar bear, a Japanese firefighter, a karaoke booth, and a dancing frog made of umbrellas have in common? They all take centre stage in Bandai Namco's latest Eastern offering, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day. Rather than one specific game, this is a compilation of four excellent...

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

Sly trooper

In the PlayStation 4 version of Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition, over 100 levels await, designed to punish bad decisions with deadly consequences. Fortunately, you have an infinite number of twins with which to throw at the obstacles ahead of you, allowing you to learn from mistakes in order to conquer the title’s...

SingOn (PlayStation Network)

SingOn (PlayStation Network)

A neighbour's nightmare

If there’s one problem with Rock Band, it’s that most of its content is DLC. Sure, it’s great to be able to pick and choose what you want to play, but purchasing individually means that you’re unlikely to try new things. SingOn tries to solve this problem by going with a subscription model, allowing instant anytime...

Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4)

Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4)

Motorcycle menagerie

There aren’t nearly enough motorcycle games that let you play a round of tennis with a penguin, of that we can all agree. Alas, until some clever publisher transforms the concept into a yearly franchise with a pricey season pass, Trials Fusion will have to do. Not only does it boast squirrels and black-and-white birds, but...

MLB 14 The Show (PlayStation 3)

MLB 14 The Show (PlayStation 3)

Pinch-hit home run

MLB 14 The Show is this year’s entry in the long running and highly respected baseball series from Sony’s own San Diego studio. Being a sports game, it’s to be expected that it ends up feeling a little like an iterative experience as opposed to an innovative one – but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing good going...