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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (PlayStation 4)

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (PlayStation 4)

Hello. Follow me

Everybody played Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee back in the day. Although the game was available on just about everything, the title’s four-fingered Mudokon was at one point just as recognisable as fellow multiformat PlayStation mascots like Lara Croft. The challenging puzzles and striking design pulled people in, while the clever,...

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PlayStation 4)

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PlayStation 4)

Nacho average platformer

Not content with causing a ruckus on Sony’s previous systems, Drinkbox Studios’ Mexican-themed Metroidvania marvel Guacamelee! is back for more in this amped up, definitive release. Featuring a host of extra content, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – which we’ll refer to as ‘STCE’ from now on for the...

Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death (PlayStation Network)

Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death (PlayStation Network)

Love island

What’s a girl to do? Her man’s taking his sweet time proposing to her, and she’s getting bored of waiting for him. You could probably think of any number of sensible courses of action in this situation, none of which involve picking up a book on witchcraft so that you can perform a love spell. Still, in PlayStation 3 puzzler Sacra...

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy (PlayStation Vita)

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy (PlayStation Vita)

Screw loose

If the well of original PlayStation Vita content is drying up, then its fountain of high-definition re-releases is overflowing. The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is the latest in a long line of PlayStation 2 compilations to nonchalantly sidle onto Sony’s struggling handheld system, following closely in the slipstream of the God of War...

Crimsonland (PlayStation 4)

Crimsonland (PlayStation 4)

Don't fear the reaper

Twin-stick shooters are like Hollywood action films. They’re violent, bold, and, while there’s plenty going around, very few are actually any good. Crimsonland is the latest entry in the once popular genre, and does very little to differentiate itself from the competition. But does this adherence to tried and tested tropes...

Constant C (PlayStation Network)

Constant C (PlayStation Network)

Inconsistent C

Constant C is a new puzzle platformer from International Games System. In it, you control a robot that awakes from a slumber of sorts on a space station where time has seemingly stopped. What’s the cause of this? How do you fix it? Through the course of the game, you acquire abilities that allow you to manipulate gravity in order to...

Killzone: Shadow Fall - Intercept (PlayStation 4)

Killzone: Shadow Fall - Intercept (PlayStation 4)

In the zone

A dedicated co-op component has long been missing in action over the course of the Killzone series' multiple instalments. If you've ever wanted to blow up Helghast with a buddy outside of the franchise's sometimes disappointing campaigns, then you've always had little choice but to team up together for some competitive play – but now,...

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf (PlayStation Network)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf (PlayStation Network)

Every dog has its day

So, this is it. We’ve finally made it to the end of protagonist Bigby Wolf’s investigation into the murder of a Fabletown resident that began some eight months ago. It’s been one hell of a journey, with plot twists, surprising levels of violence, and acts so unspeakable that Walt Disney would turn in his grave if he knew...

MouseCraft (PlayStation 4)

MouseCraft (PlayStation 4)

Feta than you might think

Taking two loved classics and splicing them together is no mean feat, but the cheese obsessed minds at Crunching Koalas have done just that with their debut title MouseCraft. Taking strong whiffs from both Tetris and Lemmings, this title certainly has a solid premise – but does it do enough to differentiate itself from...

EA Sports UFC (PlayStation 4)

EA Sports UFC (PlayStation 4)

Figurative knock out

From its inception in the early 90s to calls for a ban on what Senator John McCain called ‘human cockfighting’, Ultimate Fighting Championship exploded in popularity in the mid-2000s, and its following shows no signs of diminishing. As such, there have been a number of video game tie-ins over the years, but it is with the...

Tour de France 2014 (PlayStation 4)

Tour de France 2014 (PlayStation 4)

Tour de Pants

It is Tour de France time, and that means crowds of talented bikers defeating our evil physics overlords and riding through one another across the beautiful French countryside and chunks of England. No? That must just be one of the fantastic new features in Tour de France 2014, a game which also serves up blind robot crowds and a host...

One Piece: Unlimited World Red (PlayStation 3)

One Piece: Unlimited World Red (PlayStation 3)

Bits and pieces

As legions of fans will tell you, it's not hard to become captivated with One Piece, one of Japan's most popular manga creations, and its latest video game venture, One Piece: Unlimited World Red, is a good example of how easily this colourful world can ensnare anyone with an eye for crazy pirate adventures. The title itself is a...

Air Conflicts: Vietnam Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

Air Conflicts: Vietnam Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4)

You sunk my battleship

Wars have broken out over lesser atrocities than Air Conflicts: Vietnam Ultimate Edition. This PlayStation 4 exclusive re-release of last year’s PlayStation 3 flight simulation is a smouldering wreck of a piece of software, serving up an abhorrent experience only marginally more entertaining than a real-life plane crash...

Resogun: Heroes (PlayStation 4)

Resogun: Heroes (PlayStation 4)

Holding out for a hero

It’s a statement that’s rapidly approaching cliché territory, but Housemarque’s cylindrical shooter Resogun is still the PlayStation 4’s best game. That’s not a slight against the software library that Sony’s next-gen system has amassed over the past six months or so – although we’re sure that many would like...

Blue Estate (PlayStation 4)

Blue Estate (PlayStation 4)

Off the rails

The rail shooter has been a staple of arcades for decades, giving gamers the chance to wield plastic firearms to gun down wave after wave of enemies. Their popularity made it natural that they’d make the jump into the home, and while there have been a few successes on consoles, most gamers came to the conclusion a while ago that this...

Child of Light (PlayStation Vita)

Child of Light (PlayStation Vita)

Summer child

It took longer and was more brutal than a rap battle between J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin, but Child of Light has finally made it to the PlayStation Vita. Those of you who have been desperately waiting to see what all the fuss was about can, after almost three months, join Aurora on her rather poetic quest to save the world...

That Trivia Game (PlayStation 4)

That Trivia Game (PlayStation 4)

Pointless

There have been copious trivia games released over the years, with Relentless Software’s surprisingly good Buzz! series perhaps being the most popular among PlayStation fans. The latest title to tackle the quiz genre, That Trivia Game, is exclusive to the PlayStation 4 – and certainly deserves top marks for its highly original name...

GRID Autosport (PlayStation 3)

GRID Autosport (PlayStation 3)

Three-point turn

GRID 2 was largely seen as a disappointment by many of the series’ fans – a step in the wrong direction, lacking the focus and discipline that made the original release such a compelling outing for racing enthusiasts. GRID Autosport, the latest offering from British firm Codemasters, aims to redeem the series – and bar a few...

MotoGP 14 (PlayStation 4)

MotoGP 14 (PlayStation 4)

Top Márquez

Our infallible scientific studies suggest that many MotoGP stars endured multiple bumps on their bonces from a very early age. Asphalt icons such as Valentino Rossi and reigning champion Marc Márquez make average adrenaline junkies look like cucumber sandwich scranning stick-in-the-muds – and that’s before they even climb onto...