2017 - News

January2018

  • Game of the Year 2017 Jacob's Personal Picks

    Acceptable in the 80s

    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. Jacob was no bother at all...

  • Feature The 10 Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2017

    Reelin’ in the year

    2017 was an absolute banner year for games: AAA games were firing on all cylinders, indies knocked it out of the park again and again, and there were more Game of the Year contenders than we care to count. Alongside many of these stellar games were absolutely phenomenal soundtracks, too. This year more than any other was the...

  • Game of the Year 2017 What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2017?

    Now it's your turn

    Now that we've had our say on the best games of 2017, we're turning our attention to you, the Push Square community. 50 games made our Game of the Year shortlist, and we're going to present that list to you lot as a poll. All you have to do vote for your three favourite titles. And we should probably emphasise that:...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #1 - Persona 5

    Now it's personal

    Every time we write about Persona 5 we worry that we're going to run out of superlatives. Frankly, the game's an absolute masterpiece. Not only is it one of the best titles on PlayStation 4 – and PlayStation 3, if you want to get technical about it – it's also one of the greatest Japanese role-playing games of modern times...

  • Game of The Year 2017 Joey's Personal Picks

    The will of the scribes

    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. Fortunately, Joey was no...

December2017

  • Game of the Year 2017 #2 - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

    Mega mix

    What makes Uncharted: The Lost Legacy so special is the fact that Nathan Drake is nowhere to be seen, and yet this final entry before the series goes into hiding manages to wrap a perfect bow around his adventures. Fan favourite Chloe Frazer returns alongside the fourth instalment’s newcomer Nadine Ross to create an excursion to India...

  • Game of the Year 2017 John's Personal Picks

    Fractured but whole

    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 to jot down John...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Alex's Personal Picks

    The new colossus

    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 gave Alex the side-eye as he...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #3 - Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Thunderjaw dropping

    It still seems crazy to think that the studio responsible for the Killzone series, a PlayStation mainstay for well over a decade, would make such a creative leap. From a dingy first-person shooter series of fluctuating quality to a vast, vibrant open world RPG, rarely do we see studios of Guerrilla’s size and reputation stray...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Sam's Personal Picks

    Welcome to the GotY, son

    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. Squeezing blood from a stone...

  • Feature The PS4 Games You Already Forgot Were Released in 2017

    The forgettable experiences

    Traditionally, the end of December is used as a time to reflect on the very best that this year has served up. Game of the Year lists are aplenty, the Push Square countdown to number one has already begun, and our fellow scribes are penning articles on the games that they think have been overlooked. But what you won’t...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #4 - What Remains of Edith Finch

    This old house

    AAA games may have had a banner year, but there was a lot to love in the indie scene as well. Developer Giant Sparrow’s newest title, What Remains of Edith Finch, was the best of the bunch. The dev's first title since 2012’s incredible debut The Unfinished Swan, the title tells a terrific tale about a terrifically unlucky...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Gabriella's Personal Picks

    The lost legacy

    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 told Gabriella she wouldn't be...

  • Soapbox NieR: Automata Has the Best Credits Sequence of 2017

    Stay till the end

    NieR: Automata is bursting with bonkers moments, so it’s only fitting that it should bring out a wrecking ball for its finale. After three full playthroughs of its campaign (each revealing different endings and routes to its finish line) the title decides that enough is enough – and instead of simply breaking the fourth-wall,...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #5 - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Trump card

    Considering B.J. Blazkowicz started his video game life as a gurning character portrait at the bottom of your screen, his transformation into a nuanced, relatable character – which continues at full pace in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – is symbolic of much of what made this title one of 2017’s best. Deftly...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Liam's Personal Picks

    Pick 'n' mix

    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 had to tempt Liam with homemade...

  • Soapbox Everything's Goalless Universe Is PS4's Most Relaxing Playground

    Stephen thinks the lack of structure is one of the game’s best traits

    There’s a tips page in Everything's Help menu. The first bullet point on this list of hints is by far the most important, and it informs you of exactly the type of game you’re about to play. It doesn’t tell you about a specific feature, or tell you any controls, or...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #6 - Resident Evil 7

    The cure

    Every time Capcom took a step forward, it made two steps backward over the past decade with its flagship horror franchise. Resident Evil 5 demonstrated a questionable turn toward action, but Resident Evil: Revelations steered back on course with its eerie, claustrophobic setting. The disastrous, confused sixth entry ruined this by capsizing...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Graham's Personal Picks

    A damn fine list

    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 to steal Graham's...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #7 - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    The voices

    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is dark, poignant, and utterly essential. It’s the only game in our 2017 countdown capable of having long-lasting effects on real lives, and for that alone it deserves its position in our list. But the Celtic adventure is so much more than an exploration into the symptoms of psychosis – it’s also an...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Robert's Personal Picks

    Get up, get out there

    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've had to drag Ramsey away...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Victor's Personal Picks

    Curve ball

    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 Victor with the ban hammer...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #8 - Yakuza 0

    Smooth criminal

    The Yakuza series has been around since the heyday of PlayStation 2, and yet the series never really felt like it got going in the West. This author's in the camp where he had never really played a Yakuza game before 0. This flashback episode opened up an entry point to a series that has forever held interest only for many to be...

  • 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...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #9 - Night in the Woods

    Mae it be

    There's something profoundly gentle about Night in the Woods. That feels like a weird thing to say about a video game which is, among other things, about the destructive power of mental illness, but it's true. It stands as a good companion piece to another of 2017's great games, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. But where that game is...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Sammy's Personal Picks

    Super hot

    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 had to clip Sammy’s wings before he gave us...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #10 - Tekken 7

    King of the iron fist

    Tekken hasn't been this good in a long time. In terms of pure gameplay depth and spectacle, Tekken 7 is right up there with the best fighting games on the market. It's satisfying, rewarding, and incredibly well balanced. That last point stems from the fact that it was available in Japanese and Korean arcades for ages before it...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Stephen's Personal Picks

    LOVE is all you need

    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 warned Stephen he'd have to...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Kell's Personal Picks

    The indie apologist strikes again

    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 told Kell we'd...

  • Feature The 10 Best PS4 Trailers of 2017

    Relive the hype

    2017 has been an incredible year for games, and with great games come great promotional videos and trailers. As is becoming an annual tradition, we've put together a list of what we think are the ten best visual and audio treats of the last 12 months. Sit back, grab a drink, and relive the hype. 10. Mass Effect Andromeda - Launch...

  • Feature PS4 in 2017 Review - How Did PlayStation 4 Do?

    Full verdict on Sony's year

    Sony’s been a quiet giant in 2017, allowing new hardware like the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X to dominate the headlines while it’s shrewdly focused on its own fantastic line of PlayStation 4 software. It’s culminated in a year where the console’s achievements have been glossed over by the enthusiast media, but...

  • Guide All Free PS Plus Games in 2017

    A complete list of all free PlayStation Plus games

    PlayStation Plus offers subscribers six or more free games every single month across the PS4, PS3, and Vita – and if you’re wondering what the latest PS Plus releases are, then we’ve got a record of all the latest titles below. Check back monthly for all of the information, and be sure to...

February2017

  • Feature 2017 Is an Insane Year for Japanese Games on PS4

    The beast from the East

    Japan seems to be going from strength to strength when it comes to making PlayStation 4 games. The country had a solid 2016, pumping out notable titles like Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian, while smaller releases such as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Dragon Quest Builders were very positively received here in the...

January2017

  • Feature Our Most Anticipated PS4 Games of 2017

    This is going to be a big one

    We don't know if you've noticed, but 2017 is absolutely packed with PlayStation 4 games. From blockbusters to indies to the most niche of Japanese titles you can imagine, Sony's system is really hitting its stride this year. The best part is that we've got it all to look forward to, so we've gathered the troops and...

  • Feature 10 Under-the-Radar PS4 Games To Look Out For In 2017

    Not indie bin

    2017's looking for like a great year for games already. In January alone, we have Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0, and Gravity Rush 2 - not to mention the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 to look out for in the later months. Still, independent developers have plenty to offer this year too, and - continuing on with a tradition that started last...