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Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress (PS4)

Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress (PS4)

Wingsuitably insane

One of the best things about Just Cause 3 was its traversal. Sure, there were cars to drive, planes to fly, and boats to... float (?), but when it came down to getting from A-to-B quickly, the ultra-responsive wingsuit was always the best answer. It felt perfectly weighted – tinkered with to the highest degree in order to make...

Senran Kagura Estival Versus (PS4)

Senran Kagura Estival Versus (PS4)

There's always a butt

Senran Kagura Estival Versus is the first time that the series has bounced onto a home console, and in many ways, it's dressed itself up for the big occasion. Estival Versus exudes a level of polish – particularly in terms of presentation – that previous PlayStation title Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus simply didn't possess...

Salt and Sanctuary (PS4)

Salt and Sanctuary (PS4)

Salt in the wounds

You will learn to detest the word "obliterated". This dramatic yet depressingly apt term has been given the job of informing you that you've just died, and it precedes yet more words that you'll also come to hate. For example, the statement, "Alas, you have lost 7480 salt forever" will see that you clasp your head in your angry,...

McDroid (PS4)

McDroid (PS4)

These are not the McDroid's you're looking for

McDroid can be summed up as such: a real-time strategy tower defence crossover with the attitude and style of Borderlands, the charm of Star Wars, and frustrating difficulty spikes of Atlus' Devil Survivor. It takes a tired genre that has been well and truly done to death and mixes it all in with...

SwapQuest (PS Vita)

SwapQuest (PS Vita)

Swapsies

SwapQuest is a re-adapted mobile game which consists of a heady mix of both puzzles and role-playing elements that go together like strawberries and cream. The story is set in a peaceful kingdom called Aventana, a realm named after a magical sword which was once used to save its people from a terrifying evil known as the Horde. This threat...

Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (PS4)

Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (PS4)

For clan and country

In recent years, Warriors games have been criticised for being a little too prolific. To those who don't care for musou titles, it must seem like there's a new Warriors release every other month, but fans have always stuck by Omega Force and its seemingly timeless hack and slash formula. However, even for the Omega Force...

Hitman: Intro Pack (PS4)

Hitman: Intro Pack (PS4)

Making a killing

When Hitman's release schedule was revealed, a lot of people weren't happy about its episodic nature. Many fans feared that the game would be a massive disappointment akin to the likes of Hitman Absolution, but that is most definitely not the case. On the surface, the Intro Pack may seem a bit steep at its £11.99/$14.99 price –...

Gunscape (PS4)

Gunscape (PS4)

Super war-io maker

Developer Blowfish Studios clearly wears its inspirations on its bloodstained sleeves. It's modelled its create-'em-up first person shooter, Gunscape, to look and feel like the classic arena shooters of old, and it mostly succeeds. The low poly graphical style that so effectively evokes shooters such as Quake and DOOM isn't just a...

Screencheat (PS4)

Screencheat (PS4)

Screen if you wanna go faster

Every time you boot up Screencheat, the PlayStation 4 debut from Australian indie studio Samurai Punk, you're treated to the following informative phrase: "Screencheat: The splitscreen shooter where everyone is invisible so you have to screencheat." This is, for better or worse, the entire game summed up in twelve...

Broforce (PS4)

Broforce (PS4)

#MakeAmericaGreatAgain

If there's one thing that the United States has primarily contributed toward the betterment of society, there's no shadow of a doubt that it's 80s and 90s action flicks. Filled to the brim with fearless heroes killing innumerable amounts of communist fascists, terrorist scum, and extra-terrestrial threats, few can resist a...

Alekhine's Gun (PS4)

Alekhine's Gun (PS4)

Cold bore

The stealth genre is one that's often hard to get right in a game. It has to have a balance of patience and action, combat and hiding, and – most importantly – it has to be open and varied. Somehow, Alekhine's Gun fails at all of these things, missing the mark more than a Stormtrooper after drinking five cans of Red Bull. Set during...

Action Henk (PS4)

Action Henk (PS4)

Henk on a second

If we had a dollar for every platformer that's passed through the venerable doors of the Push Square Towers in the last few years, we probably wouldn't be writing about games on the Internet anymore. Instead, we'd be sitting on a private island somewhere, sipping on a liquid gold martini served to us in a solid gold martini goblet...

TRON RUN/r (PS4)

TRON RUN/r (PS4)

Run.exe

"The Grid. A digital frontier." The iconic opening lines to TRON: Legacy, but come on, who doesn't think of that when they hear TRON these days? Something of a stealth release, TRON RUN/r is a runner-style game akin to those that you typically find on smartphone devices. The most notable difference between those and this console release,...

Heavy Rain (PS4)

Heavy Rain (PS4)

Rain dunce

Love it or loathe it, Heavy Rain is an important game. The drizzly depression session certainly didn't invent the idea of interactive drama – developer Quantic Dream itself took a stab at the genre five years prior to its PlayStation 3 debut with the inconsistent Fahrenheit – but it popularised many of the systems that we appreciate...

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4)

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4)

It's a remastered kind of magic

By the pricking of our thumbs, something remastered this way comes. Yes, Nippon Ichi Software – the developer of the superb turn-based strategy role-playing Disgaea franchise – has decided to polish up its real-time battler The Witch and the Hundred Knight, adding Revival Edition to its already lengthy name on the...

The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1: In Too Deep (PS4)

The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1: In Too Deep (PS4)

A name you won't forget

Telltale Games' portfolio may be deep these days, but it's the company's exemplary contributions to The Walking Dead universe that will forever earn top billing. Alongside millions of others, we love the crushingly hard choices and branching character development that's unfolded over two seasons thus far. That said, we were...

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (PS4)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (PS4)

Behind enemy vines

Popcap has taken control of the plantation again with a sequel to the much-loved Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. We really liked the original release, praising its ability to "stay true to its roots" while still offering an olive branch to new audiences by "switching up the franchise's familiar format". But by returning to the...

Ironcast (PS4)

Ironcast (PS4)

I see London, I see France

Ironcast is a very pleasant game considering its subject matter, its upper-class Victorian characters maintaining their polite demeanour in the direst of situations. Due to a dispute over a very valuable substance called Voltite, the British Empire is at war with its old enemy from across the channel, and it'll take nine...

Toki Tori 2+ (PS4)

Toki Tori 2+ (PS4)

Chick, whistle, and stomp

Originally released on the Wii U in 2013, and followed closely by versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux in the months after that, it has taken almost exactly three years for Toki Tori 2+ to finally come to PlayStation. This gap will have somewhat deflected some of the hype surrounding it for Sony fans, but to merely glance...

Ninja Senki DX (PS Vita)

Ninja Senki DX (PS Vita)

No-go ninja

Tribute Games has been churning out unremarkable indie games for quite a while now. Each illuminates a finer aspect from all of those 8 and 16-bit titles we grew to know and love but always does so in a negative way. Wizorb is unique but trite in its presentation. Mercenary Kings is what Metal Slug would've looked like after a bout with...