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  • 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...

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

    Bromance

    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 find...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #3 - Overwatch

    Together, we are strong

    Shooters are not prone to positivity. Whether it's a grim illustration of objectivism as a societal foundation in BioShock or a striking commentary on senseless violence in Spec Ops: The Line, the genre typically doesn't have settings, characters, or themes that are uplifting. A fallen world makes way for endless scenarios...

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

    Fit for a thief

    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,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #4 - Final Fantasy XV

    Noctout

    Jeez, where do you start with this one? What could have quite easily been a catastrophe, Final Fantasy XV has made into our top five games of 2016. For many of us, there's a distinct feeling of relief when we stop to think about Noctis' road trip. We're weirdly thankful that everything turned out well, and more importantly, we're over the...

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

    Lasting appeal

    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...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #5 - Dishonored 2

    From out of the shadows

    Arkane Studios' first entry in the Dishonored series was one of the best games of the previous generation. The game introduced us to the "whale-punk" city of Dunwall and its highly-stylised, gorgeous environments. And then it served up a selection of brilliantly entertaining supernatural powers, removed the leash, and...

  • Feature The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Is the Best DLC of 2016

    It's better than most games, to be fair

    It's probably going to be a long time before The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is dethroned as the king of modern role-playing games. The open world title is one of the very best releases of the past decade, and has essentially set the bar for similar games going forward. But it's not just the base release that...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #6 - The Last Guardian

    Cat-puppy love

    Decade-long development cycles rarely end well, especially when a rabid fanbase has passed the time by elevating a project's expectations to astronomical levels. The Last Guardian, launching some seven years after its original announcement, was always going to have a huge battle on its hands, then – not least because it has the...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #7 - The Witness

    Blown away

    If there was an annual award for 'Game Most Often Judged by Cover', The Witness would take it this year, hands down. Written off by many as "that game that's just about drawing lines", Jonathan Blow's long-delayed successor to Braid is, and has always been, about more than what's on the surface. Sure, your only real interaction with the...

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

    Life is just a fantasy

    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...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #8 - DOOM

    Room for DOOM

    Things could have gone badly wrong for DOOM. After a long development time, a severe lack of single player footage, and a complete absence of reviews on launch day, the title relied on word of mouth throughout its first week of availability. Is it any good? What's the campaign like? Has the multiplayer been improved since its beta?...

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

    Treasured

    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 find...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #9 - Ratchet & Clank

    Ratcheting things up

    2016 saw Ratchet & Clank striving for Hollywood stardom with the release of their very own feature film. The news that a new game would also be launching just ahead of their movie probably caused the more cynical minds out there to shout '"cash grab" – especially when it disappointingly turned out to be a remake of their...

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

    Beauty and the beast

    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,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #10 - Titanfall 2

    BT 4 LYF

    We've been blessed with well over two decades worth of first-person shooter games and in that time, especially the last six years or so, the industry has been saturated with the genre, with titles delivering varying degrees of quality. This over saturation, while a sobering cornerstone of the violence in video game argument, has also been...

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

    Witness it

    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...

  • Site News Push Square's Game of the Year Coverage Is Underway

    Here's what you can expect

    Good ol' Game of the Year: the perfect excuse to pad out a slow period of news with pre-written articles while we stuff our faces with turkey sandwiches and all attempt to earn the Platinum Trophy in Final Fantasy XV. You may have noticed already, but our coverage is already underway, though things properly get started...

June2016

  • Feature The 10 Best PS4 Games of 2016 So Far

    Off to a flyer

    June has already arrived, which means that we're roughly halfway into 2016 already. But what a six months it's been for the PlayStation 4, with Sony's new-gen format really starting to find its feet and amass a compelling selection of games. With the excitement of E3 2016 around the corner, we thought that it would be fun to put...

January2016

  • Feature 33 PS4, PlayStation VR Predictions for 2016

    Looking to the future

    We're knee deep into 2016 already, which means that we should probably put up some PlayStation predictions before it's, like, way too late. Our very own Kell Andersen was scarily prophetic in our previous article, so this time we're all trying to get a glimpse inside the gaming crystal ball. We've compiled three predictions...