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Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper (PS4)

From heaven

There's a perverse fascination with Jack the Ripper, so it's no surprise that Ubisoft has selected the infamous serial killer as the star of Assassin's Creed Syndicate's first major expansion pack. The romanticised murderer – portrayed as a kind of low-rent Scarecrow here, complete with growly lower-class accent and sack mask –...

Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Gangster's paradise

Should the long awaited Yakuza 5 prove to be the PlayStation 3's swan song, there couldn't be a more fitting release. Like the last-gen system itself, the latest instalment in SEGA's seedy soap opera is occasionally convoluted and slow to get started, but it's deeply entertaining all the same. It may have taken series protagonist...

Primal Carnage: Extinction (PS4)

Primal Carnage: Extinction (PS4)

A tyrannosaurus wreck?

Ever fancied stomping on or maybe munching some gun-toting Call of Duty-esque humans as a prehistoric monster? How about hunting dinosaurs with a variety of weapons? Well, the good news is that Circle 5 has your back with Primal Carnage: Extinction, which has been ported from the PC to the PlayStation 4. The bad news,...

Zotrix (PS4)

Zotrix (PS4)

Star wars

Space is a vast environment with plenty of room for exploration. The developer of new PlayStation 4 release Zotrix has decided to jet off to the realm of retro arcade games, and has delivered a classic twin-stick shooter. There are two different game modes to choose from here: Arcade and Story. The former, as you'd expect, is a...

Final Fantasy VII (PS4)

Final Fantasy VII (PS4)

All 7 fever

The game that made Final Fantasy a household name, Final Fantasy VII is now available on the PlayStation 4. Originally released in 1997, this is a straight port of the enhanced PC version, which boasts slightly better visuals and some tweaked dialogue. What's more, the title's return to PlayStation allows for full Trophy support, and...

Fat Princess Adventures (PS4)

Fat Princess Adventures (PS4)

Care for a slice of the action?

While Fat Princess Adventures maintains the cartoony, colourful aesthetic of the previous instalments, it veers off the beaten path and enters a different genre altogether. Gone is the frantic, calorie-packed multiplayer the series is known for, this is a Diablo-like hack-'n'-slash RPG, with a story to follow,...

Among the Sleep (PS4)

Among the Sleep (PS4)

Nodding off

Among the Sleep marks the first full-sized title from Norwegian developer Krillbite Studio. While it released on PC last May, the title has finally worked its way over to Sony's marquee machine. A first-person horror game, the title brings with it a very interesting perspective: you assume the role of a toddler – footie pyjamas and...

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4)

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4)

The bugs are back in town

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is glorious in its stupidity. It's easily one of the worst looking games on the PlayStation 4, its general gameplay is incredibly basic, and quite frankly the whole thing's bloody mental. You rarely see such madness on home consoles these days – but all of this is part of...

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (PS4)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (PS4)

Once more unto the breach dear friends

A teammate is yelling at the hostage to be quiet. Whether they've had a serious mental break causing them to scream at what amounts to a collection of polygons on a screen is up for debate, but what is certain is that you're both in deep trouble. What was believed to be a fortified, secure room is now anything...

BigFest (PS Vita)

BigFest (PS Vita)

A blastonbury

BigFest is Theme Park with more Wellington boots and Bulmers – and it's worth buying for that fact alone. On the Metal's musical management sim was announced for the PlayStation Vita an eternity ago, but tickets are finally on sale from the PlayStation Store, and thankfully we reckon that it's more Oasis than Beady Eye. But what is...

Just Cause 3 (PS4)

Just Cause 3 (PS4)

A hankering for Scorpio

Just Cause 3 can be best described as a catalyst for fun. The huge array of tools at your disposal, the sheer size of the playground that you're in, the endless amounts of possibilities – it's obvious that developer Avalanche Studios has placed the fun factor first and foremost, and it's paid off very well. This fun is...

Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)

Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)

A girl and her ghost

Time has been tough on Beyond: Two Souls, and we don't mean from a graphical perspective. Quantic Dream's divisive 2013 adventure game hasn't aged one bit from a presentational point of view, with the title's impressive rendering engine really flexing its muscles on the format that it was intended for. However, with the Parisian...

Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz (PS Vita)

Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz (PS Vita)

When are they going back to school?

There's a hundred and four days of… You know the drill. Two cheeky lads try and make the best out of their seemingly eternal summer vacation by producing eccentric contraptions and inventions from thin air, only for a crazed scientist – the titular Dr. Doofenshmirtz – to get involved. Oh, and their pet...

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 3: The Last Place You Look (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 3: The Last Place You Look (PS4)

Begin the rebuild

A short month and a half after Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode premiered, we have already arrived at the third episode of the season. The first instalment wasn't exactly something that we were convinced by, but it left us interested. Unfortunately, Episode Two delivered one of the weakest episodic releases that we've seen in some...

Super Star Wars (PS4)

Super Star Wars (PS4)

Run-and-Gungan-less

One thing that Nintendo and Star Wars share as a brand is devoted loyalty from their fans, and this can partially be attributed to the immense nostalgia that gamers and film buffs feel from experiencing true excellence. On the 21st November 2015 the Japanese Super Famicom celebrated its 25th birthday, and the SNES earned its name...

Kromaia Ω (PS4)

Kromaia Ω (PS4)

Chromatic chaos

Kromaia Ω is a chaotic, fast-paced, no-nonsense arcade shoot-'em-up that simply gives you a spacecraft, a playground full of things to make dead, and sets you on your way. There is a story behind all the action, but it's unobtrusive and doesn't appear to add much to the game - you can quite happily ignore it and continue shooting...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PS Vita)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PS Vita)

A real strata-gem

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is the first Empires spin-off game to make it West on the Vita, and it's actually a bit of a revelation. The Empires formula fits so well on Sony's handheld that we'd go as far as to recommend this version over its home console counterpart – even if the graphics have been toned down considerably in...

Let's Sing 2016 (PS4)

Let's Sing 2016 (PS4)

Something for the weeknd

First things first: if you've read our Now That's What I Call Sing review, you've pretty much read the review for Let's Sing 2016. The two are practically the same game, bar a couple of tracks, so we strongly recommend that you read the aforementioned review if you want to get a detailed idea of how good Let's Sing 2016 is...

Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

Yavin a good time

With many excellent Star Wars games committed to gaming history, it's unfortunate that the last five years or so have been a bit of a disappointment. A trend towards mobile games and titles targeting a younger demographic has left many yearning for a Star Wars game that can stand alongside classics such as TIE Fighter, Knights of...