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  • 6

    PS4

    Review Tumbleseed

    Mr Tumble

    Tumbleseed is a procedurally generated, roguelike game in which you take on the role of a seed on its journey to the top of a mountain. Along the way you must survive many enemy encounters and overcome the various obstacles thrown your way. You control your seed in a very unusual way, using a horizontal pole that extends the full width of...

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    PS4

    Review Symphony of the Machine

    Mirror, mirror

    Symphony of the Machine is one of many virtual reality puzzle titles to hit the PlayStation 4 over the past few months, and it still amazes us how varied these games can be. This time around you'll be directing light using mirrors to solve the conundrums in a short but beautiful ninety minute experience. The game begins in a deserted...

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    PS4

    Review Statik

    Thinking outside the box

    Statik is a PlayStation VR puzzle game similar in style to Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. You awaken in a strange room as a test subject with both hands locked inside a puzzle box while your captor Dr Ingen observes you from afar. You must solve these puzzle boxes in order to uncover why you are being tested and learn how...

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    PS4

    Review The Sexy Brutale

    Welcome to the house of fun

    The Sexy Brutale is a murder mystery puzzle game set within a casino mansion. But this isn't just any ordinary big house: the staff are murdering the guests and you must put a stop to it. You take on the role of Lafcardio Boone, a priest who is trying to piece together the happenings of the house and save its victims from...

  • 4

    PS4

    Review Korix

    Nuketown

    Korix is a real-time, strategy, tower defence PlayStation VR title. Your world has been destroyed and your race is on the brink of extinction, so you must rally your troops, rebuild your defences, and launch a revenge attack. The game's campaign is level based, each beginning by laying out a different landscape, which consists of a large...

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    PS4

    Review iO

    iO, iO – it's off to work we go

    iO is a 2D physics puzzle game where you are tasked with rolling a ball from A-to-B. The key to getting to the objective is keeping your momentum going by growing and shrinking in size, which directly affects your movement speed. Sounds simple enough, however there are multiple obstacles along the way that are...

  • 19

    PS4

    Review The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition

    Rolling on a river

    The Flame in the Flood is a procedurally generated, rogue-like survival game that takes you on a journey down a river in a forgotten, post-societal America. You take on the role of a female protagonist, Scout, who has to fight for survival against the harsh conditions of the flooded wasteland beyond. Your only company is a pet...

  • 4

    PS4

    Review Momonga Pinball Adventures

    Flippin’ squirrels!

    Momonga Pinball Adventures is a story-based pinball game with a twist: instead of using a ball you are flipping a squirrel. You take on the role of Momo, a flying squirrel who escaped his village when it was attacked and destroyed by owl bandits. Now with your help, he sets out on a quest to find his "kidnapped" friends and...

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

    Overwatch this

    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 clean. Below, you'll...

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    PS4

    Review Bridge Constructor

    Bridging the gap

    We've all travelled across a bridge at some point in our lives, and we've stopped on more than one occasion to marvel at their impressive structural designs. But while crossing these bridges, have you ever wondered what it takes to design and construct perfectly balanced bridges like Isambard Kingdom Brunel's suspension bridges?...

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    PS4

    Review Crystal Rift

    Null and void

    Dungeon crawlers are a popular genre of games these days and there are plenty to experience on the PlayStation 4: The Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, and Spelunky to name a few. However, none of these are as unique in style as Crystal Rift, which takes a very old-school approach to the experience. You control your adventurer from a...

  • News Enter the Gungeon Supply Drop Update Hits PS4 in January

    Rolling out

    Dodge Roll, the developer of Enter the Gungeon, has announced that the game's much anticipated free update called Supply Drop will be launching in January 2017. This is a rather generous offering from the developer, including 100 plus new rooms to explore, 20 plus new guns and items, a new boss, a new NPC, a new challenge mode, and the...

  • News The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ Is Crawling onto the PS4 in Spring

    Baby boom

    Ed McMillen, the developer of the popular dungeon crawler The Binding of Isaac, has today taken to the game's blog to announce his future plans for its DLC, called Afterbirth+. He has confirmed that it will be launching in Spring 2017 on the PlayStation 4 with a whole load of exciting new features. The list of additional content is...

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    PS4

    Review How We Soar

    High in the sky

    How We Soar is a wonderfully well-crafted virtual reality game that follows the journey of an author, through his struggles of trying to write his first novel. Although he has many ideas, he cannot decide on one over another, and so all of them are compiled together to form the environments of each level in the game. Although the...

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    PS4

    Review Waddle Home

    Plodding along

    Waddle Home is a puzzle game about penguins who have taken a spaceship to another planet which is inhabited by aliens. Unfortunately, they get captured by the extra-terrestrials and require your help to break free and return to their ship so that they can – ahem – Waddle Home. You begin by releasing the penguins from a cage, and...

  • Push Scare Why You Should Brave Outlast on PS4 This Hallowe'en

    Voyeur violence

    Republished on Monday, 31st October 2016: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 30th October 2014: Are you looking for a scary, thrilling, and extremely gory game to play this Hallowe'en? Do you want to scream, cry, and laugh in...

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    PS4

    Review Tethered

    All tied up

    Have you ever wanted to be as powerful as a God, looking over and controlling everything with a click of your fingers? Well, now you can. In Tethered you are tasked with taking care of adorable little creatures called Peeps. They are very hard working and you must use their skills to collect resources, build up their village, and fully...

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    PS4

    Review SportsBarVR

    Pot luck

    SportsBarVR is, as you'd no doubt guess, a virtual reality sports bar, which has all the attractions of a real sports bar minus the alcohol and the live footy. This leaves you with pool, darts, air hockey, and skeeball, with more due to be added in the future. Pool is the most interesting game on offer here, and it's playable in four...

  • 8

    PS4

    Review The Playroom VR

    Bot's your lot

    The Playroom VR is a collection of asymmetrical multiplayer minigames that show off the PlayStation VR headset's capabilities in many different ways. It's free and comes with a total of five mini-games to enjoy with your pals: Cat and Mouse, Monster Escape, Wanted, Ghost House, and Robots Rescue. Let's break them all down...

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    PS4

    Review Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    Boom, boom, shake the room

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes places you in the shoes of someone you'd never want to be in reality: a bomb disposal expert. As the PlayStation VR player, you're faced with a bomb that must be disarmed within a time limit. The catch, however, is the manual is in the hands of your fellow friends and family. What could...

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    PS4

    Review Manual Samuel

    Handle with care

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had to do everything manually? Blinking, breathing, walking: what if your body just decided it wouldn't do them automatically anymore. Well, in Manual Samuel you are tasked with keeping Samuel alive for a whole 24 hours by completing automatic bodily functions manually. You...

  • First Impressions Bloodying Our Blades in the For Honor PS4 Alpha

    No guts, no glory

    For Honor is a medieval melee-based action title that's set in a land totally ruined by a natural disaster - its people left to fight for their survival. This is where three warriors come across one pool of water, and although they could share it, a brawl ensues because of pure greed. These initial three fighters go on to form the...

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    PS4

    Review Heart&Slash

    Love hurts

    Heart&Slash is a very peculiar game, crossing roguelike gameplay with a brawler combat system to create an interesting idea. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans no longer exist and robots have taken over, you assume the role of Heart, a kind-hearted but brutally murderous machine with sword in hand, that's trying to escape...

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    PS4

    Review LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    BB on board

    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a return to the beloved galaxy which is always in constant conflict between good and evil. This time you will be retold the story of the most recent film, The Force Awakens, and you'll be following the new characters Finn, Rey, and Poe as they team up with the well-known resistance fighters from...