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  • 10

    PS4

    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

    PS4

    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...

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    PS4

    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

    Mousetrap

    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

    PS4

    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...

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    PS4

    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

    PS4

    Review 2Dark

    2Bad

    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...

  • 0

    PS4

    Review Loot Rascals

    Loot scootin' baby

    There have been a lot of permadeath roguelikes released recently. In fact, the only thing more ubiquitous than permadeath roguelikes themselves are tedious and facile declarative sentences about how many permadeath roguelikes have been released recently. This writer should know - he's written a lot of them. They're usually...

  • 9

    PS4

    Review The Turing Test

    Turing point

    Most of us use a computer at least once a day. If we want to know the weather, we ask our phone. If we want to check our schedule, we scroll through our tablet. If we want to know what the traffic is like, we search it on our laptop. The Turing Test asks us to think about the implications of that ecosystem. It wants us to examine the...

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    PS4

    Review 2064: Read Only Memories

    Beds are Turing

    2064: Read Only Memories is a game about artificial intelligence. Indeed, it's a game about both the interpersonal intricacies of machine sapience, and its broader societal implications. It's also a game about gentrification, and the way capitalism chews up and spits out disadvantaged people. It's a game about all of these things,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Kell's Personal PlayStation Picks

    It was inside of you all along

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #2 - Inside

    Inside out

    Much has been said about the last twenty minutes of Inside. And rightly so – it's one of the most intense and intriguing sections of any game in recent memory. But to focus solely on those moments would be to do a disservice to what is a consistently excellent experience. Indeed, from its very first second, Playdead's sophomore...

  • PSX 2016 Gran Turismo Sport's New PS4 Trailer Races Into View

    HDR for days

    Gran Turismo Sport, or as we like to call it HDR: The Videogame, copped a new trailer at Sony's PlayStation Experience press conference today. The clip shows off all the game's neat visual tricks, while touting its ability to be played in 4K and PlayStation VR. Will you be grabbing Gran Turismo Sport when it

  • PSX 2016 Download Bizarre PS4 Exclusive Let It Die for Free Right Now

    Speaking words of wisdom

    Free-to-play action game Let It Die from the always bonkers Grasshopper Manufacture is available to play on PlayStation 4 right this very second, it was announced at Sony's PlayStation Experience press conference today. The title sees you running around, beating people up, and trying to find some clothes in a futuristic...