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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...

South Park: The Stick of Truth (PlayStation 3)

South Park: The Stick of Truth (PlayStation 3)

The Elder Trolls

Licensed video game adaptations are rarely the stuff of legend. Films are easily the worst offenders, as you could probably list the number of decent attempts on one hand – although television properties have played host to a selection of stinkers as well. As such, we were cautious when we first caught wind of South Park: The...

Gunslugs (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Gunslugs (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Bang, bang, bang for your buck

Gunslugs offers the promptest path to a dose of explosive Rambo-esque action on the PlayStation Store. When you first boot up this 2D side-scrolling shooter, you’ll be greeted to an electrifying arcade song and the image of an 8-bit inspired military agent decked out in a facemask. A dead ringer for famous cartoon...

Pac-Man Museum (PlayStation Network)

Pac-Man Museum (PlayStation Network)

Pac's the way I like it

Whether you're a ghost-munching veteran or a total newcomer, there's no better way to experience the multiple old-school adventures of Bandai Namco's infamous yellow orb than Pac-Man Museum. Bringing together nine titles that span three different genres, it's difficult not to feel that you're getting plenty of nostalgic...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PlayStation 3)

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PlayStation 3)

Bloody hell

With the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, developer MercurySteam successfully rebooted Konami’s much loved series. Now, with the arrival of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on the PlayStation 3, the Spanish studio’s aiming to bring the series to a close, while at the same time attempting to fully deliver on the promise shown by the...

Rambo: The Video Game (PlayStation 3)

Rambo: The Video Game (PlayStation 3)

It's over, Johnny

In an industry where fantastic, marketable games are cancelled all too often and publishers are desperate to make up for years of inflation, the most impressive thing about Rambo: The Video Game is that it exists at all. However, that probably has something to do with the fact that it cost about £30 to make. It’s not all bad...

Strider (PlayStation 4)

Strider (PlayStation 4)

Escape from the city

Frantic, split-second action is what the Strider franchise is all about, and with developer Double Helix's newest entry into the beloved series, fans will be glad to hear that the hectic feel of the older games has been recreated well. The question is: can ageing hero Strider Hiryu maintain the pace with newer sidescrollers?...