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  • 12

    PS4

    Review Everspace: Galactic Edition

    Spaced out

    Everspace is a roguelike space exploration game from small independent developer Rockfish Games. You begin your adventure as the pilot of a spaceship on a journey of self-discovery, as you have lost all your memories (except your flying skills). On your way you’ll explore various space environments and meet many different aliens that...

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    PS4

    Review Wizard of Legend

    Wiz kid

    Don your robes, muster up some energy, and head out on an adventure with Wizard of Legend, a procedurally generated, roguelike dungeon crawler from Contingent99, a new two man indie developer based in LA. You play the game as a wizard who is participating in the annual Chaos Trials, with the aim of conquering them and becoming the Wizard of...

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    PS4

    Review Island Time VR

    Stranded

    Island Time VR is a virtual reality, survival game in which you are stranded on an island with nothing but Carl the Crab – voiced by Greg Miller – to keep you company. Your aim is to survive as long as your depleting health will allow by consuming any food you can find, coconuts from trees, fish from the sea, or even a pesky seagull who...

  • News Overwatch Uprising Returns Alongside New Retribution Event

    Archives

    Jeff Kaplan appeared at the interval of Overwatch League last night to surprise fans of Overwatch with the details of the latest event, Retribution, scheduled to begin on 10th April. A trailer was shown following on the storyline of a recently released comic under the same title. This trailer revealed the four characters – Reaper,...

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    PS4

    Review Floor Plan

    Going down

    Floor Plan is far from the first puzzle game to release for PlayStation VR, with Statik, GNOG, and Wayward Sky all being notable releases from earlier in its lifecycle. What makes Floor Plan different to the others is its setting and its new concept of multi-layered puzzles across multiple floors. Set entirely within an elevator, you...

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    PS4

    Review QUBE 2

    Push cube

    QUBE 2 is the sequel to QUBE: Director’s Cut, the very well received puzzle game from Toxic Games that launched on PlayStation 4 back in 2015. The story for QUBE 2 follows on from its predecessor, except this time with another character taking on the lead role. You play as Amelia Cross an archaeologist who has awoken inside this weird...

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    PS4

    Review Blasters of the Universe

    It's a blast

    Blasters of the Universe is a virtual reality bullet hell, wave survival, space shooter, and if that hasn’t sold you already, we’re not sure what will. Although this is far from the first shooter on PlayStation VR – with the likes of Shooty Fruity, StarBlood Arena, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Farpoint, and Until...

  • News Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Teased on Twitter

    Emre? Brigette? Jet Pack Cat?

    Over the past few days, the Overwatch Twitter has been sending out some very mysterious but interesting hints as to who or what the next playable character for the game could be. With a 26 strong roster of all sorts of heroes, there is a lot of speculation flying around about Overwatch's 27th. Last Friday was the first...

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    PS4

    Review Immortal Redneck

    I want my mummy

    Immortal Redneck is a roguelike first-person shooter/dungeon crawler in which you play as a redneck tourist, who has been mummified after an unfortunate accident. How did he survive the accident? Why has he been mummified? And why is he now trapped in this deserted desert? All his answers await him within the pyramids, and you must...

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    PS4

    Review Marooners

    Left alone

    Marooners is a party game that consists of a collection of mini-games thrown together to form a short, competitive title. Each game will only last a measly five minutes with up to four players local or six players online battling it out to be the last one standing in each mini-game. In arena mode you battle against your opponents,...

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    PS Vita

    Review Time Recoil

    Ain’t nobody got time for that

    Time Recoil is a top-down, twin-stick shooter from 10tons, who's well-versed in this genre with the likes of Crimsonland, Neon Chrome, and Jydge. In Time Recoil you take on the role of a rebel member that has super powers, enabling her to slow time whenever she gets a kill. Using your powers and wormholes you...

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    PS4

    Review Tiny Metal

    Text-heavy metal

    Tiny Metal is a military themed, turn-based, strategy game similar to Advance Wars. The game is broken up into levels, each one taking roughly 30 minutes, requiring you to clear the map of your foe’s military or conquer their headquarters to win. At the beginning of each level you’ll start with one or two units, foot soldiers...

  • News Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Returns to PS4 Tomorrow

    Year of the Dog

    Overwatch's Lunar New Year event is returning to the game from the 8th February, and will run for a total of 4 weeks. The event last year, titled Year of the Rooster, consisted of a Capture the Flag mode, new skins and other cosmetic items. This year it's the Year of the Dog, and it sees the return of the Capture the Flag mode with a...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Simon's Personal Picks

    Simon says

    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 threatened Simon with Polybius on...

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    PS4

    Review Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 5: Above and Beyond

    Put to bed-rock

    The finale to Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two is finally here, meaning you can now play the entire game from start-to-finish in one sitting. To be fair, this may help the series a great deal, as Season Two has really struggled to produce lengthy episodes that keep your interest. The finale is no different clocking in at around the...

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    PS4

    Review Forma.8

    Where's 1-7?

    Republished on Wednesday 29th November 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of December's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Forma.8 is an atmospheric, Metroidvania adventure game in which you take on the role of a spherical, flying alien. You are deployed...

  • News New Arrival Moira Is Now Playable in Overwatch on PS4

    It's a matter of life and death

    The new Overwatch character, Moira, is now playable on the PlayStation 4. First announced at Blizzcon earlier this month, she came as quite the surprise for fans -- the majority very pleased to finally be getting another Support hero. Moira's abilities include using orbs to both heal and damage others, a short range...

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    PS4

    Review Cat Quest

    Purr-fection or cat-astrophe?

    Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the land of Felingard which has been conquered by dragons. You play as the last of the blood knight cats meaning you have the ability to slay these dragons with the help of your trusty sword. That’s not the only issue in these lands, though, as an evil pussy named Drakoth has...

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    PS4

    Review Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 4: Below the Bedrock

    Rock bottom?

    Below the Bedrock is the penultimate episode in Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two and boy are we glad it’s going to end soon. With the opening three episodes getting very mixed reviews we weren’t expecting much to change for the fourth, however we were surprised with a genuinely enjoyable and well balanced experience.  ...

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    PS4

    Review Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut

    Slayer

    Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is a sliding puzzle game, very similar in style to Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go. A bunch of kids have set up camp upon an old burial ground, making for your typical spooky story setting. Playing as a killer you must rid the camp of all its innocent children in the most brutally murderous way possible.  The...

  • News Stranger Things Is Getting a PlayStation VR Experience

    Put up those Christmas lights

    PlayStation UK has posted a teaser on its Twitter page for an upcoming PlayStation VR experience of Stranger Things. Details are scarce with just a short video showing the Christmas lights used in the first season of Stranger Things lighting up the letters P, S, V, R in order. Other than that the tweet reads: "Feel the...

  • Feature 8 Essential PS4 Roguelikes to Crawl Through this Hallowe'en

    Deadly dungeons

    With Hallowe'en fast approaching, we have compiled a list of our eight favourite PlayStation 4 roguelike dungeon crawlers for all you creeps out there to enjoy in these dark, dark times. So, in no particular order... The Binding of Isaac: The Binding of Isaac is a twin-stick shooting dungeon crawler perfect to play on...

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    PS4

    Review JYDGE

    Dreddful?

    JYDGE is a top-down, twin-stick shooter not too dissimilar to Hotline Miami. You take on the role of what can only be described as a knockoff Judge Dredd, who is tasked with dishing out justice with his gavel gun. The entire game is level based: each one set in a different location where the criminals have gathered hostages or stock piles...

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    PS4

    Review The Solus Project

    Ever so lonely

    The Solus Project is a single-player survival exploration experience developed entirely in Unreal Engine 4. Earth has been destroyed and humans are now on the brink of extinction. You have been sent on a mission to find another planet that is inhabitable, but after years of exploration with no luck, you find yourself stranded and...