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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)

A diamond in the rough

Hideo Kojima's critically acclaimed Metal Gear franchise is known for its showy, fantastical, and often down-right ridiculous mythos – and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain doesn't handle things too differently. In the fifth entry in the series, you're put in the boots of Big Boss – a rather disgruntled war veteran...

Leo's Fortune (PS4)

Leo's Fortune (PS4)

Fleeting fancy

It seems like every month there are thousands of new platformers released onto the market, and amid this crowd, it can be very hard for original titles to stand out and attract the attention of gamers. Leo's Fortune, developed by Swedish studio 1337 & Senri, aims to buck this trend. It packs plenty of reasons to convince you to...

Mad Max (PS4)

Mad Max (PS4)

What a waste-land

With the recent cinematic success of Mad Max: Fury Road, there has never been a better time for a game based on Max Rockatansky's particular brand of vehicular chaos. With Avalanche Studios – the masters of mayhem behind the Just Cause series – handling development duties for this PlayStation 4 title, confidence was high that...

Knock Knock (PS4)

Knock Knock (PS4)

Nobody's home

Horror games have been in a rut as of late - for every Until Dawn, there's a Daylight or a Slender that's so hell-bent on using jump scares and tropes that they're a chore to slog through. Developers Ice-Pick Lodge have thankfully gone for the opposite of that with Knock Knock, a psychological horror that's more about creeping the...

Dishonored: Definitive Edition (PS4)

Dishonored: Definitive Edition (PS4)

Not Attano improvements

It's almost been three years since Dishonored snuck onto the PlayStation 3, and when we donned the daunting mask of Corvo Attano back then to creep through Dunwall without so much as killing a soul or making a sound, we still regard Arkane Studios' runaway success with much-deserved admiration. Whether you choose to take a...

Amnesia: Memories (PS Vita)

Amnesia: Memories (PS Vita)

A memorable encounter

Amnesia: Memories is an otome visual novel where you play the nameless heroine who has lost her memories. The reason given in the opening scenes of the game is that a sprite named Orion has collided with you and takes up the space in the brain where your memories used to be. A cute notion, but as the storylines unfold, you...

Dynamite Fishing - World Games (PS4)

Dynamite Fishing - World Games (PS4)

We’re going to need a bigger boat

Fish, eh? Sitting under the water, frustrating fishermen by only nibbling their bait once every few hours. Well, no more. A dedicated lowbrow crew of virtual fishers who include Redneck Joe and Wild Wendy are taking the fight back to the fish – with dynamite. And you're invited to throw caution - and large...

Super Time Force Ultra (PS4)

Super Time Force Ultra (PS4)

A force to be reckoned with

At its core, Super Time Force Ultra is a heavily addictive side-scrolling shooter, and a great one at that - even without the intuitive Time Out feature. The game is beautifully smooth to play from start to finish; members of the Super Time Force feel responsive and effortless to control, which is somewhat essential given...

Madden NFL 16 (PS4)

Madden NFL 16 (PS4)

Take a Tebow

There are three types of people when it comes to American Football: the people that love it, the people that don't care about it, and the people who think that it's 'namby-pamby rugby'. Only the people in the first camp would usually play this year's edition of the Madden series, even more so now because of the increasing tactical...

Grow Home (PS4)

Grow Home (PS4)

Son of a beech

Grow Home is yet another small indie-esque release from Ubisoft, following closely in the footsteps of Child of Light and Valiant Hearts. It combines unique gameplay, a stunning graphical style, and a cute story about robots and plants in an attempt to recreate the sensation of rock-climbing. But does this plucky platformer climb to...

Armello (PS4)

Armello (PS4)

Beastly

Board games have had a surprising renaissance in recent years. No longer are they an item collecting dust in your Nan's closet, but a fun and viable pastime. This has led to some video game developers capitalizing on this increased interest, producing titles that emulate the style of a board game. One of the most interesting of these is...

VVVVVV (PS4)

VVVVVV (PS4)

VVVVVV has come to

VVVVVV is an 8-bit retro style platformer that was first developed for the PC back in 2010, and has now been ported to the PlayStation 4. The story follows the journey of six brave space adventurers, all with names beginning with the letter V, that get transported to another dimension while exploring space. As the player, you...

Curses 'N Chaos (PS4)

Curses 'N Chaos (PS4)

Pain is temporary

Life is tough when a wizard king has cursed you and certain death awaits unless you can find and mix the Elixir of Life itself. If that wasn't bad enough, you're about to be swarmed by all manner of monsters hungry to finish you off. This is the precarious predicament in which you find yourself in Tribute Games' Curses 'N Chaos –...

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS Vita)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS Vita)

Size doesn't matter

You're almost spoiled for choice when it comes to Warriors games on the PlayStation Vita, since just about every slice of musou madness to release on home consoles over the last few years has ended up on Sony's diminutive device as well. Generally speaking, the handheld editions of these chaotic brawlers never quite live up to...

Tearaway Unfolded (PS4)

Tearaway Unfolded (PS4)

Card to beat

Leave it to Media Molecule to find a purpose for all of those gadgets that Sony stuffed into the DualShock 4 controller. Tearaway Unfolded, a remixed edition of the Guildford-based developer's underappreciated PlayStation Vita exclusive, may feature a papery protagonist named either Iota or Atoi, but it's the PlayStation 4's input...

I Am Bread (PS4)

I Am Bread (PS4)

Dough

From the creators of Surgeon Simulator comes an all-new single player title about a slice of bread on a journey to become toast. I Am Bread, similarly to titles like Goat Simulator, became popular on the PC through comical YouTube videos, and has now been ported to the PlayStation 4. In the story mode you are given control of a slice of bread...

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (PS4)

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (PS4)

Dulled edge

Nostalgia is a funny old thing. In recent years it has resulted in the revival of many long dormant franchises, with the help of the popular crowd funding website Kickstarter. Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse was one such title born out of this phenomenon. Though it launched on the PlayStation Vita in 2014, it is now available on...

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners (PS4)

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners (PS4)

In your dreams, kid

Essentially, Giana Sisters: Dream Runners is a game in which you race against a handful of other players across a looping stage, with the goal being to try and stay in first place until the current 'lap' comes to a close. If you're in the lead when it does eventually end, then you'll be awarded with a gold star. Collect three of...

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (PS4)

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (PS4)

Fit for a demon king

Sometimes it feels like there are two types of video game enthusiasts: those who adore strategy titles and those who can't stand them. It's a divisive genre that often demands patience, planning, and a lot of practice, but all of the best strategy games reward you appropriately for the amount of time and effort that you sink...

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4)

Treasured company

We loved One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 on the PlayStation 3 like a captain loves his crew, so we've always had high hopes for its sequel, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. Like most of Omega Force's other musou titles, the third game in this licensed series has made the jump to the new generation, meaning that you can expect more...