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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PlayStation 3)

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PlayStation 3)

Dancing queen

The musical maven of the digital world returns with the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd – the second coming of the leading lady and her motley crew in SEGA’s fast-paced, rhythm series. Featuring even more music created through the character’s very own virtual vocals suite, does this sequel hit a high – or a bum...

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3)

Sora sensational

Square Enix may not know how to do release dates, press conferences, or reasonable haircuts, but it's an expert at HD Collections. The firm's Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was at least half a masterpiece, and the original Kingdom Hearts collection has become the only proper way to start the franchise. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX...

WWE 2K15 (PlayStation 4)

WWE 2K15 (PlayStation 4)

Three-Star Frog Splash

It’s been a month since we saw WWE 2K15’s last-gen offering – a game that we called “a kick in the teeth” – released on the PlayStation 3, but with updated visuals, an improved control scheme, and promising new game modes, is its PlayStation 4 big brother much better? Thankfully, the power of the next-gen hardware...

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1 - Zer0 Sum (PlayStation 4)

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1 - Zer0 Sum (PlayStation 4)

A hyper Hyperion hoot

Tales from the Borderlands is the latest in a new line of Telltale Games titles, which will be followed by Game of Thrones in December. Unlike some of its more recent comic book spin-offs, this is the result of a direct collaboration with Gearbox, and takes place shortly after the events of Borderlands 2. Considering that the...

Tennis in the Face (PlayStation 4)

Tennis in the Face (PlayStation 4)

You cannot be serious

Pete Pagassi is a tennis heavyweight with a drinking problem. The mulletted marvel is addicted to Explodz energy soda, which has put the brakes on his career. After a spell in rehab, the former Grand Slam champion decides to issue his revenge on the maniacal manufacturers of the syrupy squash, and so embarks on a tour of the...

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (PlayStation 4)

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (PlayStation 4)

Welcome to the Rhombus Room

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is the latest release in Bizarre Creations’ once Xbox exclusive twin stick shooter series. Starting life as a minigame in Project Gotham Racing 2, the untimely demise of the aforementioned British outfit means that startup Lucid Games has taken up the neon reins – and this also marks the...

Grand Theft Auto V (PlayStation 4)

Grand Theft Auto V (PlayStation 4)

It's Always Sunny in Los Santos

A return trip to Los Santos on the PlayStation 4 was inevitable, given Grand Theft Auto V's gigantic success on Sony's previous home console. An open world with real attitude, the game's sprawling American state is still its greatest achievement – it's full of life, it's incredibly dynamic, and it just feels like...

Don't Die, Mr. Robot! (PlayStation Vita)

Don't Die, Mr. Robot! (PlayStation Vita)

Avoid droid

Once upon a time on a PlayStation Vita far, far away lived a fast-paced 2D puzzler named Don’t Die, Mr. Robot!. The little ‘bot looked around at all of the other arcade games on the PlayStation Network and couldn’t help but feel that he was different from the rest. With their polished visuals and flashy lighting effects, his...

Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX (PlayStation 4)

Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX (PlayStation 4)

Save the last kittens

If you've been feline like some cat-based shooting shenanigans, Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX may be the purr-fect solution. This retro-inspired shoot-'em-up takes a fur-miliar core gameplay mechanic, and wraps a gleefully absurd premise around it – but should you pick up this shooter right meow, or is it totally paw-ful?...

Home (PlayStation 4)

Home (PlayStation 4)

Home is where the heart is

Home is the side-scrolling mystery from one-man indie developer Benjamin Rivers. It’s an intriguing title with some horror elements thrown in for good measure, as well as a ‘choose your own adventure’ narrative. You play as an unnamed man who awakens in a house with nothing but a flashlight. From there, it’s up to...

Blood of the Werewolf (PlayStation 3)

Blood of the Werewolf (PlayStation 3)

The wolf among us

Some people just don’t have any luck. As though transforming into a hairy, blood-thirsty bipedal wolf every month isn’t a tad inconvenient, then someone has to come and murder your husband, burn down your gothic home, and take your son. Thankfully, the only thing between you and him is a series of impractically designed...

Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4)

Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4)

Everybody expects the Inquisition

BioWare has had to endure a rocky road of late. Mass Effect 3 didn't sit well with everyone, and although there was a decent game at its core, Dragon Age II missed the mark almost entirely when it came to being a worthy successor to the great Dragon Age: Origins. As a result, a lot rests on Dragon Age: Inquisition's...

Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4)

Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4)

Take a walk on the wild side

Far Cry 3 managed to blend a near perfect mix of open world and first-person shooter, taking players to the darker side of a Pacific paradise, where many of the inhabitants were the definition of insane. For its sequel, there’s a definite feeling that Ubisoft took the view 'if it’s not broken, don’t fix it', so Far...

Never Alone (PlayStation 4)

Never Alone (PlayStation 4)

One if by land, two if by blizzard

Never Alone (or Kisima Inŋitchuŋa in its native tongue) is a PlayStation 4 platformer by Upper One Games and E-Line Media. It’s an interactive re-telling of stories that come from the Alaskan indigenous peoples, the Iñupiaq. Some of the stories touched upon are The Blizzard Man, The Sky People, and Rolling...

LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4)

LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4)

Dream weaver

Reviewing a LittleBigPlanet game at launch is a little like rating The Beatles’ entire catalogue based on everything up to Rubber Soul: the pieces are in place, but the real magic is yet to come. A community centric sequel such as this deserves time to properly mature, but expectations demand that we put pen to paper now. The question...

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation 3)

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation 3)

Military mishap

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops combines the best features and missions from its mobile counterparts, packaging the popular smartphone series’ first two titles together for PlayStation platforms. Does this port march onto Sony’s systems with success, though – or is it an overpriced clone doing the console rounds? The game definitely...

Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3)

Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3)

A touch of frost

You’d be forgiven for branding Assassin’s Creed Rogue an afterthought, as its next-gen brother, Assassin’s Creed Unity, overshadowed its release. Although appearing as a cash-in for those still waiting to upgrade their PlayStation 3s, though, this is actually a solid instalment in Ubisoft’s historical franchise, bringing...

Tales of Hearts R (PlayStation Vita)

Tales of Hearts R (PlayStation Vita)

Pacemaker

Tales of Hearts R is an enhanced version of the popular Tales of Hearts on the Nintendo DS. Originally only released in Japan, this title represents the 11th entry in Bandai Namco’s long-running role-playing series – but does it live up to the property’s esteemed standards, and is it the type of title that famished PlayStation Vita...

#killallzombies (PlayStation 4)

#killallzombies (PlayStation 4)

Social media suicide

We all know that the zombie apocalypse is coming, but gamers should have had enough practice by now to survive beyond doomsday. What’s next for a world littered with corpses, then? A reality television show – with a hashtag as part of its title, of course. This is the (horrific) future that #killallzombies peddles, but as...

Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4)

Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4)

Heads will roll

French publisher Ubisoft is on its home turf with Assassin's Creed Unity. With a sprawling recreation of 18th Century Paris to explore, the game does away with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's naval angle, and returns to a setting that evokes memories of Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. With the French revolu