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Grand Kingdom (PS4)

Grand Kingdom (PS4)

A heavenly kingdom?

Grand Kingdom is a good looking turn-based battle-'em-up that sees you getting to pick and command a group of mercenaries in order to fight for the future of the fantasy world of Resonail. Striving for power are several kingdoms augmented with not-at-all generic fantasy names: Landerth, Fiel, Valkyr, and Magion. Of course, only...

Lost Sea (PS4)

Lost Sea (PS4)

Not seaworthy

Lost Sea is a top down indie roguelike with a unique visual style and retro sensibilities. Clearly, there is a danger for it to get lost in a sea of superior competitors. We'll be the first to admit that that joke was pretty obvious. But just because a joke is obvious, doesn't mean it isn't true. The title sees you playing as an...

The Banner Saga 2 (PS4)

The Banner Saga 2 (PS4)

Stop! Banner time

Few games are as relentlessly bleak as The Banner Saga 2. It begins right after the climax of the previous game, but regardless of your prior choices, the story will play out largely the same; the dredge (a relentless horde of warriors) are hunting down the remaining humans and varl (hulking, horned giants), in the wake of past...

Energy Hook (PS4)

Energy Hook (PS4)

Swing when you’re winning

It's been 12 long years since Activision dangled Spider-Man 2 in front of our eyes, and we lapped it up like the Kingpin at an all you can eat buffet. Treyarch's memorable open world outing is widely considered as the web-slinger's finest hour on a games console, and Insomniac will have its work cut out if it hopes to...

Full Mojo Rampage (PS4)

Full Mojo Rampage (PS4)

Get a Loa this

Roguelikes are ten a penny these days. You've probably played at least one; Spelunky, The Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, and Enter the Gungeon are just the tip of the iceberg. It also happens that they're all excellent, each putting its own spin on the permadeath, randomly generated crunchiness that the genre is known for. Full Mojo...

7 Days to Die (PS4)

7 Days to Die (PS4)

Kill me

The premise behind 7 Days to Die is strong: it's an open-world zombie survival horror game smashed together with the crafting and building elements of Minecraft. That description sounds compelling, but the final product doesn't come anywhere near to being fun. Before you jump into the actual game, you are given a plethora of options to...

Professional Farmer 2017 (PS4)

Professional Farmer 2017 (PS4)

Cull the crops

It's never nice comparing a game to an infinitely superior peer – especially when that title scored an uninspiring 6/10 on this very site. Professional Farmer 2017 is so mind-bogglingly bad, though, that it makes Farming Simulator 15 look like Game of the Year in comparison. This is a cynical cash-grab trying to capitalise on the...

Asemblance (PS4)

Asemblance (PS4)

Why aren’t you helping?

A cacophony greets your ears upon starting up Asemblance. Alarms blare somewhere in the distance as a synthetic voice asks you why you aren't helping, how you feel, and what you remember. The problem is, we don't remember anything. How could we? We just started. Nilo Studios' debut makes a rather striking first impression...

Resident Evil 5 (PS4)

Resident Evil 5 (PS4)

Simply Redfield

Don't let anyone tell you that Resident Evil 5's a rotter – it's only partially decomposed. Seven years removed from its original release, Capcom's controversial African adventure remains somewhat entertaining – even if old problems die hard. This schizophrenic outback outing has a bit of an identity crisis, but its biggest issue...

Adventures of Mana (PS Vita)

Adventures of Mana (PS Vita)

Magic moment

If you're on the market for an old school action role-playing game that'll keep you reasonably entertained for a good few hours, you can't really go wrong with Adventures of Mana. Released on mobile devices earlier this year, it's a remake of Game Boy title Final Fantasy Adventure – or Mystic Quest as it was known in Europe. Despite...

Furi (PS4)

Furi (PS4)

Die by the sword

Furi has a lot of great things going for it. Intriguing character designs from famed Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, licensed electronic music from the likes of Carpenter Brut, and a super responsive, intense combat system combine to create something unique and sometimes brilliant – but as a whole, the game doesn't quite...

SteamWorld Heist (PS4)

SteamWorld Heist (PS4)

Robbing the robots

Shared universes certainly seem to have become a bit of a thing in recent years, and it's easy to see why they're attractive to game developers. Not only do you get the chance to genre jump between games, but you can also immediately pique the interest of anyone who enjoyed your previous efforts. Such is the case with Image &...

The Technomancer (PS4)

The Technomancer (PS4)

European jank is back

The last time that Push Square visited a world made by developer Spiders, it was in the form of Bound By Flame. The 2014 title had some lofty ambitions but it failed to meet any of them, and thus shipped as a bit of a mess in both the gameplay and presentation departments. Despite those disappointments, though, the French...

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4)

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4)

Lacking integrity?

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness gets off to a bad start. Text-based tutorials greet you from the off, and you're quickly shuttled from one place to another with very little reasoning or context. Early on you'll realise that this game wants things to move quickly, and this only becomes clearer as you progress through the...

Prison Architect (PS4)

Prison Architect (PS4)

The perfect crime

Porting PC simulation games to consoles is fraught with danger, with systemic complexities and control issues abound. Thankfully, Prison Architect manages to avoid most of these pitfalls, and serves as an exemplar of how the genre should make the transition in future. In the game's main mode you'll be presented with a large plot...

Umbrella Corps (PS4)

Umbrella Corps (PS4)

Corps party

Being loyal to a franchise's roots and formula is a tricky thing to manage. Veer too close and people will cry out concerns of stagnation and lack of innovation. Stray too far and they'll say it isn't worthy of the series' name. Whether this involves direct sequels or spin-offs, the amorphous goal of striding between faithfulness and...

Pac-Man 256 (PS4)

Pac-Man 256 (PS4)

Maze runner

No, this isn't the 256th instalment in Namco's venerable arcade classic - the number in the title refers to the infamous glitch from the original Pac-Man. Level 256 was impossible to beat due to a jumble of letters and numbers on the right-hand side of the screen, blocking half the maze. It's this glitch, in fact, that you'll be trying...