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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4)

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4)

Let's get digital

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is arguably the best Digimon game that's ever been localised here in the West. Although it's true that the property has never set the bar particularly high with its licensed titles, strip away the franchise's wrappings and Cyber Sleuth would still come with a hearty recommendation from us – especially...

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (PS4)

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (PS4)

Legends in the making

Hiromu Arakawa's re-imagining of Japanese novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a great fit for a Warriors title: it's packed full of huge battles between warring nations and peppered with memorable characters. We've got a promising base for an Omega Force developed hack and slasher, then, but does Arslan: The Warriors of...

Firewatch (PS4)

Firewatch (PS4)

Hey there, Delilah

Firewatch is a game about rambling. You'll spend much of Campo Santo's outdoorsy adventure navigating the Wyoming wilderness on your lonesome, chatting with a lady who you've never met over your handheld radio. Forget the walking simulator – this is very much a walkie-talkie simulator. But if you go down to the woods today, can...

Crypt of the NecroDancer (PS4)

Crypt of the NecroDancer (PS4)

Don’t stop moving to the funky, funky beat

Do you remember when dance mats were all the rage? Nope, neither do we – but if you were one of the few that picked one of these gizmos up back in the late 90s then you may be in luck with new title Crypt of the NecroDancer: it has full dance mat compatibility – although a DualShock 4 works just as...

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (PS4)

Bad Marx

What's most puzzling about Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia is who its target audience is. Anyone who didn't like the previous two games has no reason to play this, yet because of the carbon-copied formula, anyone who did like the previous two games has no reason to play it either, because it's quite literally same thing. What's...

Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PS4)

Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PS4)

Loeb and behold

Few studios have supported the PlayStation 4 quite like Milestone. Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo represents the racing specialist's fifth release on the new-gen format, with three more due this year alone. However, despite the prolific nature of the Italian outfit's output, this off-road simulator has clearly been given ample attention...

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Awakening (PS4)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Awakening (PS4)

Splish splash, havin' a bloodbath

With seemingly every game getting in on the Season Pass trend – up to and including LEGO Marvel's Avengers – it's becoming increasingly difficult to be excited by DLCs these days. Some games, such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, have lovingly crafted expansions filled with content, while others games seem to suffer...

Klaus (PS4)

Klaus (PS4)

The first impression is everything

Klaus' intelligent colour palette is put at odds with generic mechanics. This faulty combination sucks life from an otherwise terrific title. The narrative begins as a stolid commentary on contemporary corporate culture and evolves into a tale of personal triumph, woe, and redemption. Developer, La Cosa...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty! (PS Vita)

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty! (PS Vita)

You've got the Oddworld in your hands

The Oddworld games are as beloved to PlayStation fans as MediEvil, Tomb Raider, and for some, even Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. The bizarre adventures are certainly proof positive that PlayStation is home to an immensely diverse portfolio, but what's so great about Abe is that he still manages to stand...

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4)

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4)

Taken by storm

Supposedly the final game in the series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 feels like a true labour of love from Japanese developer CyberConnect2 – a studio well known for its passion when creating titles based on existing properties. It's the end of an era for this 3D fighting franchise, then, but does this last hurrah bring...

LEGO Marvel's Avengers (PS4)

LEGO Marvel's Avengers (PS4)

The toy with the Thor in its side

Traveller's Tales has decided to return to the LEGO Marvel dimension for another outing with its popular superheroes – only this time it's focusing entirely on The Avengers. Taking the storylines and scripts straight from the movies The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron – and including smaller sections of...

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4)

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4)

Blast this patchwork world

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is the latest fighter to take to the PlayStation 4, featuring 12 characters from the visual novels of Tokyo-based Nitroplus. Typically, the title is set up to show fans what could happen if their favourites were brought together to lay down beatings, so what makes this game...

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...