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Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)

Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)

A girl and her ghost

Time has been tough on Beyond: Two Souls, and we don't mean from a graphical perspective. Quantic Dream's divisive 2013 adventure game hasn't aged one bit from a presentational point of view, with the title's impressive rendering engine really flexing its muscles on the format that it was intended for. However, with the Parisian...

Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz (PS Vita)

Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz (PS Vita)

When are they going back to school?

There's a hundred and four days of… You know the drill. Two cheeky lads try and make the best out of their seemingly eternal summer vacation by producing eccentric contraptions and inventions from thin air, only for a crazed scientist – the titular Dr. Doofenshmirtz – to get involved. Oh, and their pet...

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 3: The Last Place You Look (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 3: The Last Place You Look (PS4)

Begin the rebuild

A short month and a half after Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode premiered, we have already arrived at the third episode of the season. The first instalment wasn't exactly something that we were convinced by, but it left us interested. Unfortunately, Episode Two delivered one of the weakest episodic releases that we've seen in some...

Super Star Wars (PS4)

Super Star Wars (PS4)

Run-and-Gungan-less

One thing that Nintendo and Star Wars share as a brand is devoted loyalty from their fans, and this can partially be attributed to the immense nostalgia that gamers and film buffs feel from experiencing true excellence. On the 21st November 2015 the Japanese Super Famicom celebrated its 25th birthday, and the SNES earned its name...

Kromaia Ω (PS4)

Kromaia Ω (PS4)

Chromatic chaos

Kromaia Ω is a chaotic, fast-paced, no-nonsense arcade shoot-'em-up that simply gives you a spacecraft, a playground full of things to make dead, and sets you on your way. There is a story behind all the action, but it's unobtrusive and doesn't appear to add much to the game - you can quite happily ignore it and continue shooting...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PS Vita)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PS Vita)

A real strata-gem

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is the first Empires spin-off game to make it West on the Vita, and it's actually a bit of a revelation. The Empires formula fits so well on Sony's handheld that we'd go as far as to recommend this version over its home console counterpart – even if the graphics have been toned down considerably in...

Let's Sing 2016 (PS4)

Let's Sing 2016 (PS4)

Something for the weeknd

First things first: if you've read our Now That's What I Call Sing review, you've pretty much read the review for Let's Sing 2016. The two are practically the same game, bar a couple of tracks, so we strongly recommend that you read the aforementioned review if you want to get a detailed idea of how good Let's Sing 2016 is...

Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

Yavin a good time

With many excellent Star Wars games committed to gaming history, it's unfortunate that the last five years or so have been a bit of a disappointment. A trend towards mobile games and titles targeting a younger demographic has left many yearning for a Star Wars game that can stand alongside classics such as TIE Fighter, Knights of...

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4)

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4)

Byrgenwerth it

And so another yarn has arrived from Yharnam just in time to remind us why Bloodborne is one of the best games of the year. The Old Hunters is a full-blooded expansion, boasting nightmarish new environments and a bevy of brutal beasts to slaughter, but it's the vast array of original equipment that will have moon slaves practically...

Deadpool (PS4)

Deadpool (PS4)

A marvel

Deadpool's PlayStation 4 port is a hard one to review, considering that it's just a straight port – no graphical update, no new modes, not even any new extras. At first glance, £30 for a game that launched a couple of years ago seems a bit steep. Luckily, this is a game that has aged well. On the PS4 we've had our share of bad ports –...

Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest (PS3)

Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest (PS3)

Girl fight

Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest started life as an "adult game" for PC, before being cleaned up and ported to the PlayStation 3. You only need to look at a screenshot to see evidence of this, but beyond all of the fan service, is this a game worth playing? The premise is relatively simple: you control a nameless protagonist, who is...

Battle Trivia Knockout (PS4)

Battle Trivia Knockout (PS4)

The quizmaster is out on his feet

It was legendary World War 2 soldier General Patton who said "battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge". We don't think that he'd have said that if he'd just been playing Battle Trivia Knockout on his PlayStation 4. Battle Trivia Knockout from Happy Dance Games sees you "fight"...

Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS4)

Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS4)

Winging it

Something of a sequel to Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, Sword Art Online: Lost Song carries on the legacy of the previous game, featuring returning characters and references to past events. Fans of the original Sword Art Online light novel or adapted anime will, of course, feel right at home, while those who enjoyed Hollow Fragment...

Mega Coin Squad (PS4)

Mega Coin Squad (PS4)

Money, money, money

Money equals power in today's world and greed can often get the better of people. This is true of Big Pixel Studios' money grabbing indie outing, Mega Coin Squad – a 2D, retro platformer in which you'll be nabbing cash in either single or multiplayer modes. The solo option sees you embarking a journey through four locations:...

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)

God complex

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition is an expansive, thought-provoking puzzle game that puts you in the role of the User – an android that's been flung into a mysterious new world without any recollection of how or why it's there. As the User, it's your duty – at least initially – to obey the orders of your 'god', Elohim. This...

WWE 2K16 (PS4)

WWE 2K16 (PS4)

New, Day Sucks

It's been two years since 2K Sports took the reins from THQ and began to offer its own spin on the flagship WWE game series, with last year's entry very much seeming like a testing ground for the company's ambitious goals. However, with 2K16 now body-slamming store shelves, has it learned from its mistakes? While the controls are...

Poncho (PS4)

Poncho (PS4)

Robots in demise

It's the end of the world again, everyone – and no, we're not talking about a radioactive American wasteland. Poncho takes place in a world where the humans have been eliminated, leaving their now purposeless robot companions to fend for themselves. Enter the titular Poncho, presumably named after his fashion sense, to save the...

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Juggernaut

Despite sales remaining strong, it's safe to say that Call of Duty has been in a bit of a slump as of late. Although Advanced Warfare was well received, there were some rough patches, and most CoD fans still shudder whenever they hear the word Ghosts. Now it's time for Treyarch to pick up the mantle, and boy has the studio done well with...