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TowerFall Ascension (PlayStation 4)

TowerFall Ascension (PlayStation 4)

Who needs titans?

Remember the good old days of gathering your friends together on the couch for an intense multiplayer session? Indie outfit Matt Makes Games – a one-man development team comprised of Matt Thorson – has created a 2D action multiplayer title named TowerFall Ascension, where players practice the art of archery. This is actually an...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Han-held

Sporting a name that's almost as ridiculous as its core gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition consists of both Dynasty Warriors 8, which released on the PlayStation 3 last summer, and the Xtreme Legends expansion, which can also be purchased separately as a standalone title on Sony's ageing console. The latter...

Deception IV: Blood Ties (PlayStation Vita)

Deception IV: Blood Ties (PlayStation Vita)

Showing some skin

Did you ever watch Home Alone and ask yourself whether it’d be more entertaining with giant, bloody traps and massive buildings? Deception IV: Blood Ties is just like that, only instead of the main character being a lucky little albino kid whose parents hate him, you play as Satan’s daughter, a young woman who has a horrible...

Awesomenauts Assemble! (PlayStation 4)

Awesomenauts Assemble! (PlayStation 4)

It's rude to double-dip

If you only tend to focus on the big titles released for Sony’s parallelogram-shaped machine, then you may have missed out on some of the memorable indie experiences deployed over the past few months. One such game is Ronimo Games' recently re-visited Awesomenauts Assemble!, a next-gen version of the 2012 multiplayer online...

Rayman Legends (PlayStation 4)

Rayman Legends (PlayStation 4)

Everybody loves Rayman

After spending far too much time in the shadow of the Raving Rabbids, Rayman made a triumphant return to consoles in Rayman Origins. While critically celebrated, this bonkers platformer with its bright and colourful art style never really found the wider audience that it truly deserved. Fortunately, Ubisoft has given gamers a...

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (PlayStation 3)

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (PlayStation 3)

Dead and Alive

Ryu Hayabusa – gaming icon and goody two-shoes – is a little bit too awesome, don’t you think? He’s worked his way through some of the hardest games on the market, hardly breaking a sweat. He’s faced all sorts of fiendish enemies and has come through mostly unscathed. But not anymore – Yaiba Kamikaze, a psychopath ninja,...

inFAMOUS: Second Son (PlayStation 4)

inFAMOUS: Second Son (PlayStation 4)

Heart-shaped sandbox

Sucker Punch’s primary superpower is its ability to craft compelling connections through the controller. inFAMOUS: Second Son – the third entry in the Seattle-based studio’s comic book-inspired series – is no exception, fusing the DualShock 4 to your fingertips like some kind of elaborate costume piece. The potent...

Luftrausers (PlayStation Network)

Luftrausers (PlayStation Network)

Don't mention the war

Dutch developer Vlambeer is known for creating deceptively simple arcade titles that have a worrying tendency to burrow deep under your skin and take hold of your every waking thought. Its latest venture, Luftrausers, sees you seated in the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, attempting to take out a boundless barrage of...

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PlayStation 4)

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PlayStation 4)

Kept us waiting

Hideo Kojima is one of the most talented and respected developers of all time. The patriarch of the Metal Gear franchise has led us on one Hell of a crazy ride over the course of the last year or so, that saw just as many twists, turns, and red herrings as the plots of the very games that he’s famous for. The end result of this...

SteamWorld Dig (PlayStation 4)

SteamWorld Dig (PlayStation 4)

The crud, the slab, and the clunky

Putting you into the shoes of a quirky little mining robot and plopping you into a tiny town with three other eccentric automatons, SteamWorld Dig feels like it's been built using parts that will be familiar to anyone who's played the likes of Terraria or Spelunky. But while you'll be mining precious minerals and...

Vessel (PlayStation Network)

Vessel (PlayStation Network)

Go with the flow

Think about your favourite video games. Have you ever wondered why they’re your favourites? We’re sure that you can think of a sea of reasons, but we’d like to point out one that likely applies to each title on your mind: flow. The greatest adventures are typically the ones with brilliant ideas in every area wrapped in an...

Magus (PlayStation 3)

Magus (PlayStation 3)

For God's sake

A downloadable and retail title for the PlayStation 3 that’s currently only available in North America, Magus is a premium priced role-playing game that sees you step into the shoes of the aforementioned titular hero in his quest to become an all-powerful God. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. The release adopts a rather...

Dark Souls II (PlayStation 3)

Dark Souls II (PlayStation 3)

Death imminent

As a cursed individual banished to Drangleic, it’s your goal to collect the requisite souls required to prevent yourself from becoming a hollow while learning about the mysteries that surround you. This may be a sequel to Dark Souls, but it exists very much in a realm of its own, and doesn’t rely too heavily on the series’...

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 2 - A House Divided (PlayStation Network)

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 2 - A House Divided (PlayStation Network)

Next time on The Walking Dead

After a three month break designed to let our minds digest the events of the first episode of Telltale’s second season of The Walking Dead, it’s time to step into the small shoes of Clementine once again. As is customary for the series, we last left the pint-sized heroine after making a difficult decision between...

Thief (PlayStation 4)

Thief (PlayStation 4)

Tea leaf

Sneaking onto the PlayStation 4, developer Eidos Montreal’s reboot of Thief aims to put anti-hero Garrett back on the throne as the king of the stealth genre. It’s been ten years since the last game in the series, and in that time, undercover titles have undergone a few changes. Gone are the days of instant failures, as the gameplay...

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

Three's a charm

Taking place 500 years after the events of Final Fantasy XIII-2, the latest instalment in Square Enix’s mega franchise begins with pink-haired protagonist Lightning being shaken from her crystal slumber by God Bhunivelze. The heroine’s task? To save humanity from an imbalance between life and chaos which has prevented people from...

The LEGO Movie Videogame (PlayStation 4)

The LEGO Movie Videogame (PlayStation 4)

Block buster

Traveller’s Tales’ familiar LEGO game formula has transformed many famous film franchises into enjoyable family games, with the recreation of iconic protagonists and comic book heroes waving an endearing spell in the direction of consumers around the world. It’s fitting, then, that the recently released flick based on the...

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PlayStation 3)

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PlayStation 3)

Philosopher's groan

Once again focusing on the practice of alchemy and the need to complete countless jobs for the populace, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the latest entry in developer Gust's long running series. It's full of the kind of mechanics, tropes, and characters that fans have come to expect – but does the tried...

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PlayStation 4)

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PlayStation 4)

Super blood lust

Undead shooters are dime a dozen, and sadly the original Dead Nation did little to differentiate itself from the hordes of decaying flesh already pawing the PlayStation Store. With the release of the PlayStation 4, Finnish studio Housemarque has opted to shine its shaky flashlight on the isometric escapade for a second time – but...

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PlayStation 3)

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PlayStation 3)

Co-lette things lie

Tales of Symphonia is a classic JRPG from the GameCube era with a wide following, multiple (mostly Japanese) spin-offs, and now a well-deserved HD remaster. In addition to the underrated and underplayed gem, this new collection also contains the second game in the series, Dawn of the New World – although the primary reason for...