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Heavy Rain (PS4)

Heavy Rain (PS4)

Rain dunce

Love it or loathe it, Heavy Rain is an important game. The drizzly depression session certainly didn't invent the idea of interactive drama – developer Quantic Dream itself took a stab at the genre five years prior to its PlayStation 3 debut with the inconsistent Fahrenheit – but it popularised many of the systems that we appreciate...

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4)

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4)

It's a remastered kind of magic

By the pricking of our thumbs, something remastered this way comes. Yes, Nippon Ichi Software – the developer of the superb turn-based strategy role-playing Disgaea franchise – has decided to polish up its real-time battler The Witch and the Hundred Knight, adding Revival Edition to its already lengthy name on the...

The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1: In Too Deep (PS4)

The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1: In Too Deep (PS4)

A name you won't forget

Telltale Games' portfolio may be deep these days, but it's the company's exemplary contributions to The Walking Dead universe that will forever earn top billing. Alongside millions of others, we love the crushingly hard choices and branching character development that's unfolded over two seasons thus far. That said, we were...

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (PS4)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (PS4)

Behind enemy vines

Popcap has taken control of the plantation again with a sequel to the much-loved Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. We really liked the original release, praising its ability to "stay true to its roots" while still offering an olive branch to new audiences by "switching up the franchise's familiar format". But by returning to the...

Ironcast (PS4)

Ironcast (PS4)

I see London, I see France

Ironcast is a very pleasant game considering its subject matter, its upper-class Victorian characters maintaining their polite demeanour in the direst of situations. Due to a dispute over a very valuable substance called Voltite, the British Empire is at war with its old enemy from across the channel, and it'll take nine...

Toki Tori 2+ (PS4)

Toki Tori 2+ (PS4)

Chick, whistle, and stomp

Originally released on the Wii U in 2013, and followed closely by versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux in the months after that, it has taken almost exactly three years for Toki Tori 2+ to finally come to PlayStation. This gap will have somewhat deflected some of the hype surrounding it for Sony fans, but to merely glance...

Ninja Senki DX (PS Vita)

Ninja Senki DX (PS Vita)

No-go ninja

Tribute Games has been churning out unremarkable indie games for quite a while now. Each illuminates a finer aspect from all of those 8 and 16-bit titles we grew to know and love but always does so in a negative way. Wizorb is unique but trite in its presentation. Mercenary Kings is what Metal Slug would've looked like after a bout with...

Far Cry Primal (PS4)

Far Cry Primal (PS4)

Evolution not revolution

It's easy to imagine that when the team behind Far Cry Primal were deciding what their latest outing should be, they looked back over their previous titles and asked: what do people most enjoy about Far Cry? One of the things that would probably be near the top of that list would be the hunting and crafting that acted as one...

The Escapists: The Walking Dead (PS4)

The Escapists: The Walking Dead (PS4)

Daily Grimes

The Escapists: The Walking Dead is an aptly named amalgamation of the prison break indie game, The Escapists, coupled with the smash hit comic book and TV series, The Walking Dead. It takes all of the original game's mechanics and fits them into the world of Rick Grimes' undead uber-brand. As expected from a game set in that world,...

Rainbow Moon (PS4)

Rainbow Moon (PS4)

Over the moon

It's easy to be fooled by Rainbow Moon's light-hearted visuals; you'd be forgiven for thinking that the title bares more resemblance to some free-to-play mobile fancy, for example, than it does an 80 hour fantasy epic. However, underneath its fun-loving exterior, SideQuest Studios' popular adventure is just that and more. There's a...

Summon Night 5 (PSP)

Summon Night 5 (PSP)

Long time coming

The Summon Night series has a bit of a niche following in the strategy role-playing game genre. To the surprise of many, it was announced that a localized version of Summon Night 5 would not only get to launch on the PlayStation Network, but would also nab a physical release here in the West. So, is it worth dusting off the ol'...

Dying Light: The Following (PS4)

Dying Light: The Following (PS4)

Not that sort of buggy

Released a little over a year ago, Dying Light turned out to be a satisfyingly brutal zombie murder sim that eschewed a lot of what you expect from such titles. By making speed and evasion stronger weapons than any of the sharp objects that you acquired, when you were stuck at ground level you couldn't help but feel incredibly...

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...