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Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

Sly trooper

In the PlayStation 4 version of Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition, over 100 levels await, designed to punish bad decisions with deadly consequences. Fortunately, you have an infinite number of twins with which to throw at the obstacles ahead of you, allowing you to learn from mistakes in order to conquer the title’s...

SingOn (PlayStation Network)

SingOn (PlayStation Network)

A neighbour's nightmare

If there’s one problem with Rock Band, it’s that most of its content is DLC. Sure, it’s great to be able to pick and choose what you want to play, but purchasing individually means that you’re unlikely to try new things. SingOn tries to solve this problem by going with a subscription model, allowing instant anytime...

Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4)

Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4)

Motorcycle menagerie

There aren’t nearly enough motorcycle games that let you play a round of tennis with a penguin, of that we can all agree. Alas, until some clever publisher transforms the concept into a yearly franchise with a pricey season pass, Trials Fusion will have to do. Not only does it boast squirrels and black-and-white birds, but...

MLB 14 The Show (PlayStation 3)

MLB 14 The Show (PlayStation 3)

Pinch-hit home run

MLB 14 The Show is this year’s entry in the long running and highly respected baseball series from Sony’s own San Diego studio. Being a sports game, it’s to be expected that it ends up feeling a little like an iterative experience as opposed to an innovative one – but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing good going...

The Sly Collection (PlayStation Vita)

The Sly Collection (PlayStation Vita)

Anthropomorphic excellence

While the Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank trilogies are widely regarded as the pinnacle of the PlayStation 2’s platforming fare, it’s Sucker Punch’s criminally underrated Sly Cooper series that stole this humble editor’s heart during the early-to-mid 2000s. Depicting the globetrotting antics of a light...

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PlayStation Vita)

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PlayStation Vita)

Born to try

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is one of the strangest games that you’ll ever play. Its premise – which, in essence, revolves around mating – provides an odd starting point, but get past this and you’ll find a surprisingly enjoyable excursion that’s only really let down by repetition and some unnecessarily sexual...

Dead Nation (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Dead Nation (PlayStation Network - Vita)

The portable dead

Dead Nation was announced for the PlayStation Vita at E3 last year, and then was promptly forgotten about. A port for the PlayStation 4 came and went, offering the ultimate version of the zombie-filled twin stick shooter for fans who wanted better graphics and all of the DLC. Finally, almost as an afterthought, Housemarque’s...

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile (PlayStation Network)

Howl at the moon

It may have only been a couple of months, but the wait for Episode 3 in Telltale Games’ fairytale detective-‘em-up The Wolf Among Us has been agonising. The mind boggles at how the award winning studio even manages to juggle development of its various leviathan franchises at the same time, let alone make them impossible to put...

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (PlayStation 3)

Finders weepers

Once upon a time, titles like Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom were ten a penny. The movie tie-in boom ensured that supermarket shelves were crammed with action platforms, each bearing colourful characters on the cover and containing gameplay more average than the mathematical mean. Gradually, consumers started to realise that these...

Invizimals: The Alliance (PlayStation Vita)

Invizimals: The Alliance (PlayStation Vita)

Invizimal touch

Invizimals: The Alliance is the latest entry in the augmented reality game series from Spanish developer Novarama. Having made a name for itself on the PlayStation Portable, it’s apt that this new instalment’s made the jump onto the newest Sony handheld, giving kids of all ages the chance to hunt down more of those troublesome...

Football Manager Classic 2014 (PlayStation Vita)

Football Manager Classic 2014 (PlayStation Vita)

Mid-league manager

That there is a Silver Trophy in Football Manager Classic 2014 that rewards you for participating in 30 consecutive seasons – or a couple of hundred hours of play – will be no surprise to fans of the franchise, many of which will have been glued to their computers for the past decade or so. This is a series that’s universe...

Mercenary Kings (PlayStation 4)

Mercenary Kings (PlayStation 4)

You've been Tango'd

Tribute Games’ old school sidescroller Mercenary Kings is something of a Kickstarter success story, having reached Steam and the PlayStation 4 courtesy of a crowdfunding drive a couple of years ago. Produced by a chunk of the team behind the brilliant Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, this next-gen escapade maintains the same...

King Oddball (PlayStation 4)

King Oddball (PlayStation 4)

The tongue and the restless

To say that the videogame market is saturated with physics-based puzzlers would be akin to saying that the Call of Duty series has only been mildly successful. In other words, it would be a vast and gaping understatement. To this end, indie effort King Oddball attempts to set itself apart from the competition by indulging...

Skullgirls Encore (PlayStation Network)

Skullgirls Encore (PlayStation Network)

Back for more

When Reverge Labs’ Skullgirls launched in April 2012, it was received very well. What’s incredible, however, is that it’s managed to maintain that level of popularity in the months since, with crowdfunding keeping the release alive once its ties with publisher Konami were cut. During all of the real-life drama – and name...

Destiny of Spirits (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Destiny of Spirits (PlayStation Network - Vita)

God complex

The free-to-play sector is packed to the brim with straightforward match three puzzle titles, but Sony’s first foray into the microtransaction laden market is anything but accessible. While popular products such as Candy Crush Saga and Temple Run 2 rely on easy to communicate gameplay systems, it’ll take you at least a couple of...

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PlayStation 3)

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PlayStation 3)

Burn bright, burn blue

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is the latest game by Japanese developer Arc System Works. It’s the third title in the 2D fighting series BlazBlue, and takes place after the events of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. The release was originally conceived as an arcade game, which deployed in late 2012. It then received a PlayStation 3...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation 4)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation 4)

Generation X-treme

"What's the deal with Dynasty Warriors?" is a question that's echoed every now and then across the gaming sphere. To say that it's a divisive property is an understatement – this is a franchise that's in possession of a rabidly loyal core fanbase, while each new instalment receives wildly varying review scores that range from...