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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...

Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PS4)

Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PS4)

I love the smell of polyurethane in the morning

Occasionally there comes a game that sounds like the next big hit on paper but crumples into a steaming heap when in practice. Enter Toy Soldiers: War Chest, a game that pits the likes of the Care Bears against the armies of Castle Grey Skull in this tower defense escapade that takes a fundamentally...

Nova-111 (PS4)

Nova-111 (PS4)

Super nova

Having impressed at both PAX Prime and IndieCade back in 2014, Nova-111 has finally been released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. The quirky turn-based adventure is a fantastic title to bury your head in; it excels in providing lots of easily digestible levels as well as an intuitive control system. Nova-111 puts you in...

Back to Bed (PS4)

Back to Bed (PS4)

Rude awakening

Back to Bed has a development story behind it that you can't help but admire. Like Octodad: Dadliest Catch, it was conceived as a student project that went from garnering accolades from a university to winning indie game competitions and finding its home on the PlayStation Network for the world to judge today. This right here is what...

Volume (PS4)

Volume (PS4)

Robin good

Volume is Mike Bithell's follow-up endeavour to the charming little platformer Thomas Was Alone. While this wasn't necessarily the most complicated side-scroller ever, its personality and wit allowed it to stand way out among the competition. Bithell's next project takes him into the stealth genre, with a title that wears its love for...

Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition (PS4)

Still rolling with it

Dug up from the last-gen graveyard, the PlayStation 4 version of Risen 3: Titan Lords shares one big similarity with the unnamed hero at the heart of its own story: everyone thought that they were both dead and buried. Unfortunately the similarities end there, as only one's been resurrected to sail the high seas, in a quest to...

Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4)

Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4)

Six of the best

Despite Capcom's best efforts to forget that he even exists, Mega Man's popularity with players endures regardless of the lack of fresh outings. Such is the gaming public's adoration of this pint-sized hero that they will gleefully crowdfund spiritual successors (Mighty No. 9, we're looking at you) in lieu of a genuine Blue Bomber...

Until Dawn (PS4)

Until Dawn (PS4)

Mourning woods

Until Dawn is much better than you may be expecting. The teen horror title – which was originally intended as a PlayStation Move exclusive – has not exactly enjoyed the smoothest path to market, but Sony clearly saw enough potential in the project to keep it alive for this long, and Supermassive Games has delivered. This schlocky...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo (PS4)

Skin pizza party

Since their respective debuts, Telltale appears to have prioritised Game of Thrones over Tales from the Borderlands. Indeed, the latter's release "schedule" could, at best, be described as inconsistent. The first episode released in November of last year, and now, ten months later, we've just made it to the fourth instalment. This...

Kung Fury: Street Rage (PS4)

Kung Fury: Street Rage (PS4)

Left, left, left again and straight up your ass

There really isn't much to say about Kung Fury: Street Rage, other than that it can be a fun little distraction to sink your free time into. The game sees you take control of Kung Fury as he wallops, kicks, and shoots an endless wave of Nazi goons, racking up combos and points as he does so. You'll...

Pure Hold'em (PS4)

Pure Hold'em (PS4)

Card shark

Ever wondered what it'd be like to participate in a high-stakes game of Texas Hold'em? Well, wonder no more. Pure Hold'em, developed by VooFoo Studios, is a realistic simulation of the popular card-based game. It follows in the tradition of previous titles from the Birmingham-based developer, including Pure Pool and Pure Chess, offering...

TorqueL (PS4)

TorqueL (PS4)

Torque to the hand

The term 'indie' has been abused over the past 18 months or so. Originally intended for the exclusive use of moustache twiddling hipsters, this was a word used to describe the most independent of endeavours – preferably those programmed by a middle-aged man clad in a Reebok tracksuit, working from the corner of his Mum's...