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    Review LocoRoco 2 Remastered

    MuiMui bueno

    We considered ourselves lucky to have received the original LocoRoco on the PlayStation 4 earlier this year, so to also have its sequel is a wonderful thing. Japan Studio’s roll-em-up platformers are relentlessly joyful, and serve as perfect palate cleansers to play between holiday season behemoths. The second title takes the core of...

  • PSX 2017 Jupiter & Mars Announced for PS4, PSVR

    Whale of a time

    Jupiter & Mars was announced at PSX 2017, and it's coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. No date was confirmed, but we'd say 2018 is a safe bet. It appears to be an undersea adventure/exploration game, set in a distant future where humans have "disappeared". Details are thin on the ground, but we do know you play...

  • PSX 2017 Take a Trip to Donut County, Coming to PS4 in 2018

    What's updog?

    Donut County, the latest indie title from Annapurna Interactive, is heading to PlayStation 4 next year. Announced during Sony's PlayStation Presents show at PSX 2017, this unusual game sees you play as a small hole in the universe, with a loose goal of swallowing up all and sundry to grow bigger, though to what end remains a mystery...

  • News In the Valley of Gods Is the New Game from Campo Santo

    Temple run

    From the developers of Firewatch comes In the Valley of Gods, a new narrative adventure title. Though no dialogue was heard in the above trailer, we see that you play as one of two female explorers travelling through an ancient Egyptian temple. In addition to some great music playing over the footage, the game looks stunning,...

  • News The Next Game from Vanishing of Ethan Carter Devs Is... A First Person Shooter?

    Witchfire announced at The Game Awards

    With some apparent help from People Can Fly, developers of Bulletstorm and Painkiller, indie studio The Astronauts has gone from a walking sim to a dark fantasy first person shooter. Entitled Witchfire, the game appears to be a briskly-paced (and rather good-looking) FPS, featuring dimension shifting and plenty...

  • News Vacation Simulator Takes a Trip to PSVR Next Year

    Maybe? Probably

    Owlchemy Labs has debuted its latest game, Vacation Simulator, during The Game Awards' pre-show. A follow-up to its previous PlayStation VR title Job Simulator, this new game adopts the same comedic chaos in sunnier settings. In the trailer embedded above, for example, we see the player enjoying a warm day at the beach, eating hot...

  • News The Game Awards Nominees Going Cheap in New US Store Sale

    Award-winning savings

    As part of Geoff Keighley's flashy awards show, some of this year's esteemed nominees are currently discounted on the US PlayStation Store. There are some pretty generous savings to be had, too: Wolfenstein 2 is half price at $29.99, as is Resident Evil 7, while Final Fantasy XV is just $19.99. There are even deals on...

  • News Gang Beasts Drunkenly Lurches onto PS4 Next Month

    Just in time for Christmas

    Gang Beasts, which feels like it's been in development forever, at last has a firm release date. If you're looking forward to the colourful multiplayer brawler, you can begin scrapping with your buddies from 12th December - just two weeks from today. The title has been a mainstay at gaming shows for the last few years,...

  • 33


    Review de Blob

    Poor man's Splatoon?

    Nine years after its appearance on the Wii, de Blob has rolled onto the PlayStation 4. While certainly an unexpected port, it isn’t an unwelcome one. This colourful platformer was a delightfully whimsical adventure nearly a decade ago, with a simple concept that exuded fun and creativity. Pleasingly, this holds true today...

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    Review Sonic Forces

    Hogs of war

    In some ways, Sonic Forces is exactly what the younger fan base will want. Those who grew up playing Sonic Unleashed, Generations, and the Nintendo-exclusive Colours will no doubt be excited to learn that this is a return to that brand of 3D blue blur action. Where Sonic Forces has its work cut out is in convincing everyone else that its...

  • 22


    Review Spintires: Mudrunner

    There will be mud

    Games are great because they let you do anything or be anyone. You can be Aloy, an adventurous warrior adept at killing robotic animals in a far-flung future. You can explore entire planets and travel through a vast galaxy in No Man’s Sky. In Everything, you can be, well, anything. In Spintires: Mudrunner, your goal is to move...

  • 34


    Review Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Oh, Bubsy. Where to even start? The first couple of 16-bit titles were actually fairly enjoyable, but everything unravelled for the maligned mascot with the arrival of Bubsy 3D, certainly one of the worst games to grace a PlayStation console. To answer his catchphrase, everything did go wrong, and with his name in...

  • News Pixelated Platformer Owlboy Swoops Onto PS4 in 2018

    What a hoot

    Owlboy, an indie platformer that was first shown nearly a decade ago, will finally launch on PS4 on 13th February, 2018. The game has been available on PC for a year to the day, where it enjoyed universal critical acclaim.  In this award-winning 2D sidescroller, you take control of Otus, who is - you guessed it - half owl, half...

  • News FuturLab Announces New PlayStation VR Title, Mini-Mech Mayhem

    Buddy up

    The minds behind Velocity 2X have taken to the PlayStation Blog today to unveil their latest game, Mini-Mech Mayhem. This follows hot on the heels of Tiny Trax, which only launched a few months ago for PlayStation VR. It seems that FuturLab is keen on Sony's headset, as this latest title is another virtual reality exclusive. There isn't a...

  • News Gaming Forum NeoGAF Returns as Site Owner Responds to Allegations

    "It'll be a process"

    For several days the hardcore gaming forum NeoGAF has been inaccessible, but the site is now operational once more. This follows allegations of sexual misconduct against its owner Tyler 'Evilore' Malka, which resulted in a mass walkout of moderators and a significant number of banned accounts before the site was taken offline...

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    Review Brawlhalla

    Free for all

    Fighting games are difficult to get into. To be truly good at a Tekken, or a Street Fighter, you need to have grown up alongside them, learning their systems, and mastering at least one of their characters’ movesets. In order to stay competitive, you need to keep playing, studying minute details like the number of frames in an...

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    PS Vita

    Review Semispheres

    Puzzles: A Tale of Two Thumbs

    Semispheres, an indie puzzler from Vivid Helix, may have found its home on the PlayStation Vita with this recently released port. The game has been available on the PlayStation 4 since February, but the short running time and simple controls feel like a much better match for Sony’s “legacy” handheld. In...

  • 5


    Review Caveman Warriors

    Yabba dabba don't

    Caveman Warriors is a 2D platformer with up to four-player co-op. In it, you’ll guide the four playable characters – Jack, Liliana, Moe, and Brienne – as they journey to rescue their children from the clutches of a mysterious alien race. While the setup isn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off, the potential is...

  • 6


    Review Morphite

    Spaced out

    Morphite is an arcadey, first person space exploration game with procedurally generated planets, resource collecting, and upgradeable equipment. Sound familiar? Well, while it may sound a lot like No Man’s Sky, the similarities are really only skin deep. Play Morphite for a while, and you’ll find it’s trying to carve its own path...

  • 9


    Review Maize

    A bad crop

    When we received the code for Maize, a comedic first-person adventure game about sentient corn, we were obviously intrigued. How could we not be? The key art features a stalk of corn listening to a boom box, and in an industry that can at times feel bereft of fresh ideas, this left-field offering from Finish Line Games excited us. Not...

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    Review Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

    Lurking around

    The immersive sim is one of the most rewarding genres in gaming. The more you put into them, the more you get in return, and the Dishonored series is one of the best examples of this in recent years. Death of the Outsider is a smaller scale adventure at around half the length of 2016’s Dishonored 2, but it retains the same brilliant...

  • News Swipe Some Small PS4 Games for Less Than €5 in Yet Another EU PlayStation Store Sale

    Plus: A new deal of the week and a big Ubisoft sale

    This is starting to get silly. Sony’s latest sale, which runs until the 20th September, has hit the European PlayStation Store just after the last, albeit less publicised, weekend offer. There’s a ton of titles going for less than €5, and there are some great games in the mix. Super Meat...

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    Review Absolver


    As we looked away from the screen to make some review notes, another player rounded the corner and started beating our motionless avatar. Not wanting to stand for such horseplay, we retaliated, which must have caught them by surprise, as it wasn’t long before they were on the ground, defeated. We revived the player and invited them to...

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    Review Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder

    Boulder dash

    Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder is one of those games that, on paper, sounds like it shouldn’t work. A sequel to 2011’s Rock of Ages on PlayStation 3, this title is a blend of tower defence and physics-based racing/platforming, all under an aesthetic that immediately brings to mind Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python animations. If...