Staff Profile

First Article
Avg. Review Score
Article Comments
Total Articles
  • Review Metal Gear Solid - An All-Time Classic

    Liquid gold

    You’ve just infiltrated a highly secure enemy base using only your cunning and the scant equipment that you happened to find on your way. After rendezvousing with your hostage, you’re showered with a stirring speech on the importance of global nuclear disarmament, as well as the horrific impact of an increasingly militarised world...

  • 11


    Review Little Red Lie

    Tell me sweet little lies

    We often think about games in terms of their verbs – that is, what we do in them. For instance, in an Uncharted game we run, jump, dodge, shoot, take cover, drive, and climb. We’re often led to believe that the more diverse a game’s set of verbs - and therefore the bigger the list of things we can do - the better it...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #9 - Night in the Woods

    Mae it be

    There's something profoundly gentle about Night in the Woods. That feels like a weird thing to say about a video game which is, among other things, about the destructive power of mental illness, but it's true. It stands as a good companion piece to another of 2017's great games, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. But where that game is...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Kell's Personal Picks

    The indie apologist strikes again

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We told Kell we'd...

  • PGW 2017 Spider-Man's Latest PS4 Trailer Swings into View


    Insomniac Games' dropped a bombastic new trailer for its equally bombastic Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4 at Sony's Paris Games Week Conference today. The clip mostly shows off the title's story, but there are a few glimpses of gameplay throughout.  Are you liking the look of Spidey's newest outing? Hang upside down in the...

  • PGW 2017 Detroit: Become Human's New PS4 Trailer Makes Difficult Decisions

    Heavy stuff

    Detroit: Become Human received a new trailer at Sony's Paris Games Week Press Conference today, and it's a real doozy. It shows off David Cage's patented branching storylines in a scene that is considerably more intense than anything we've seen of the game so far.  As always, the question remains: will the plucky auteur be able to...

  • PGW 2017 Spelunky 2 Exists, And Is Coming to PS4

    The walls are shifting

    A sequel to cult favorite rougelike Spelunky was revealed for PlayStation 4 during Sony's Paris Games Week preshow today. Aptly titled Spelunky 2, the game received a short story trailer showing off some heart-wrenching story beats that follow the first title's adventurer after he finishes his quest.  While gameplay...

  • 10


    Review SteamWorld Dig 2

    Say mine name

    In SteamWorld Dig 2 you play as Dorothy, a steam powered mining robot. Your ally Rusty, who eagle-eyed readers will remember as the protagonist of the first game in the franchise, has gone missing. Your mission is to find him. This sends you deep into the mines once again, in a game that shares a lot of its progenitor’s DNA.  ...

  • 8


    Review Last Day of June

    500 Days of June

    Games are often about how many people you can slaughter, and the efficiency with which you can do so. This makes death abstract – a means to an end. The more death you can cause, the more points you’ll get, and the more points you get, the more likely you are to win. Last Day of June isn't about death in the abstract. In...

  • 4


    Review Nidhogg 2

    Nid I say more

    Nidhogg 2 is the very definition of an iterative sequel, in that it makes no changes to the core mechanics of its predecessor. You and a single opponent attempt to run towards opposite ends of a large 2D arena in order to be eaten by the giant cosmic worm known as the Nidhogg. It's probably going to take until Nidhogg 15 for us to...

  • E3 2017 Go Fish with Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV on PSVR

    Taking the easy way trout

    It seems Square Enix just can't get enough of developing games featuring those good and wholesome boys from Final Fantasy XV. Its latest venture is a virtual reality fishing title for PlayStation VR titled Monster of the Deep. And yes, that sentence was just as strange to type as we're sure it was to read. ...

  • E3 2017 Moss for PlayStation VR Is E3's Most Adorable Game


    During the obligatory VR section of its E3 press conference, Sony unveiled the utterly adorable Moss. From what we can tell, you play as a guardian angel helping a small mouse traverse a dangerous fantasy world. The game looks unfathomably cute, and seems to feature some interesting uses for the Japanese giant's headset. Does Moss tickle...

  • E3 2017 Join The Revolution In Detroit: Become Human's new PS4 Trailer

    Rage against the non-machine

    David Cage's latest venture Detroit: Become Human received a new trailer at Sony's E3 press conference today. The video sees an android named Marcus recruiting for a revolution against the humans, who're presumably subjugating his kind. As expected, the game will see you making lots of difficult choices that will...

  • E3 2017 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Still Looks Amazing in New PS4 Trailer

    Lost and found

    Standalone spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy received a brand spanking new cinematic trailer in Sony's E3 press conference today. The clip sees Chloe and Nadine getting into some typically treacherous situations, and gives us a better idea of the geographical scope of the adventure.  Will you be picking up the game when it...

  • E3 2017 Starlink: Battle for Atlas Is an Intergalactic Toys-to-Life Space Sim

    No Man's Skylanders

    In a genuinely surprising move, Ubisoft announced a new entry in the toys-to-life genre at its E3 2017 press conference today. Titled Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the game appears to be a space combat sim in which you deck out your ship using real-life model spaceships.  The trailer's a little unclear, but it seems as if the...

  • E3 2017 Travel to Ancient Egypt With Assassin's Creed Origins' New Trailer

    Ooo Ra Ra

    Ubisoft showed off another trailer for Assassin's Creed Origins in its E3 press conference today. It's another one of these pre-rendered affairs, complete with dramatic music and fast edits. Still, it gives us a nice look into the game's lush world.  Will you be swooping up Assassin's Creed Origins when it launches later this year?

  • E3 2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Looks Brutal and Bonkers

    Releasing October on PS4

    After a brief tease last year, Bethesda has today unveiled the next game in the Wolfenstein franchise at its E3 conference. The sequel, titled Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, takes place in the USA, and sees meaty franchise hero BJ Blazkowicz joining another Nazi resistance movement.  The extended reveal trailer...

  • E3 2017 Enjoy Some Brutal New Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay

    Arch nemesis

    The good folk from Monolith Productions showed off some new gameplay from Middle-earth: Shadow of War during Microsoft's E3 conference today. The footage shows off the expanded Nemesis system, as well as something particularly ocker orcs. This writer hails from the land down under, and can confirm that the Australian accents used in the...

  • E3 2017 Assassin's Creed Origins Is Definitely Real, Definitely Set in Egypt

    Gameplay looks nice, too

    In perhaps the least surprising reveal of E3 so far, Ubisoft has finally confirmed that yes, the new Assassin's Creed game is set in Egypt, and yes, it is called Assassin's Creed Origins. The big reveal occurred at Microsoft's E3 press conference today, and included a neat gameplay video showing off eagles, crocodiles, and...

  • E3 2017 Need For Speed Payback's Gameplay Looks Fast and Furious

    Racing stripes

    EA showed off the first gameplay trailer for Need for Speed Payback in its EA Play Press Conference today, and the game is looking more and more like a love letter to the Fast and the Furious franchise. The video sees a relaxing drive through the desert turn into a frenzied road battle replete with slow motion cut-scenes for you to...

  • Feature Remembering Sony's Silliest E3 Stages

    All the world's a stage

    For better or worse, E3 is all about the spectacle. As a prime opportunity for massive corporations to woo consumers and investors, it’s no surprise that the standard strategy is to throw in as many bright lights and loud noises as possible. Few companies commit to this ethos more than Sony, but one crucial element of the...

  • 3


    Review The Silver Case

    Basket case

    The Silver Case is one of the early titles developed by renowned auteur Suda51 and his studio Grasshopper Manufacture. Unsurprisingly, the ticks and quirks that have come to define his recent output are present in abundance. Indeed, this is a profoundly strange game, and one that – for both better and worse – often feels...

  • 6


    Review Blackwood Crossing

    A study in Scarlett

    Blackwood Crossing is about the relationship between a brother and sister. You play as Scarlett, an adolescent girl slowly drifting away from her younger brother, Finn. The game starts on a train, which serves as its thematic hub, and then works its way out to various other locations – some literal, some symbolic. The...

  • 5


    Review 2Dark


    In 2Dark you play as Smith, a man with a tortured past. On a camping trip many years ago his wife was murdered and his two children kidnapped. In response to these tragic events, he dedicates his life to not only finding his own children, but also saving other kidnapped youngsters. To this end, the game will see you sneak into various areas of...