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  • Game of the Year 2018 #2 - Red Dead Redemption 2

    Red or dead

    Where do you even start with Red Dead Redemption 2? The game's a modern masterpiece and developer Rockstar's best ever release. Mature storytelling combines with one of, if not the best open world in gaming, and the result is a phenomenal experience from start to finish. Red Dead Redemption 2 may not be crowned our Game of the Year for...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Simon's Personal Picks

    Colossal lineup

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We enforced a Pokémon Go ban before Simon sent us his list. Fifth...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Best Story

    Novel worthy

    Alongside the usual top 10 countdown that culminates in the crowning of Push Square's game of the year, we've decided to expand our deliberations this year. On a select couple of days we will be celebrating different types of games, from smaller indie titles to those that push the boundaries of virtual reality. Today, we're celebrating...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #3 - Marvel's Spider-Man

    Spectacular

    A lot of things could've gone wrong with Marvel's Spider-Man. Such a beloved character brings with it a massive list of expectations from millions of fans, and while the superhero's video game career has had its moments, there have been several titles that have left players a little cold. When you consider the pressure on Insomniac Games...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Rebecca's Personal Picks

    Ink machine

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We confiscated Rebecca's Nintendo Switch before she handed in her list...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Best Indie Game

    Celebrating the one man teams

    Alongside the usual top 10 countdown that culminates in the crowning of Push Square's game of the year, we've decided to expand our deliberations this year. On a select couple of days we will be celebrating different types of games, from smaller indie titles to those that push the boundaries of virtual reality. Today,...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #4 - Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

    Best quest

    What a game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is. Just when you think it's over, there's another 50 hours left. Then maybe another 50. But somehow, throughout all that time, it still manages to keep you on your toes. Its overall plot may be cliche, but the way that it's told and the many twists that it conjures deserve a huge...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Graham's Personal Picks

    Moss Eisley

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We told Graham we'd burn his cassette collection if he didn't send us his...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Best PSVR Game

    The headset elite

    Alongside the usual top 10 countdown that culminates in the crowning of Push Square's game of the year, we've decided to expand our deliberations this year. On a select couple of days we will be celebrating different types of games, from smaller indie titles to those that push the boundaries of virtual reality. Today, it's the turn...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #5 - Detroit: Become Human

    Paranoid androids

    Quantic Dream has never been a studio to shy away from moral dilemmas and the big questions. Just look at its previous two releases, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. While Heavy Rain used a detective story to explore loss and desperation, Beyond: Two Souls considers fitting in and finding your place in the world. Detroit: Become...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Sammy's Personal Picks

    Become human

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We threatened to send Sammy a truckload of physical press kit tat before...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #6 - Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

    A trinket worth keeping

    Considering the plentiful buffet of new games catered throughout this year, it is easy for one to miss the indie repertoire of 2018. From witnessing an arduous father and son journey in the realm of Midgard to trotting the lands of the Wild West, avid gamers were sure to have been in a race against time to experience the...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Robert's Personal Picks

    There be dragons

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. Rob spent a whole week "finding himself" up in the mountains before...

  • Feature The PS4 Games You Already Forgot Were Released in 2018

    Oh yeah, that came out

    The Christmas tree is still up, presents are discarded around the house, the tins of Celebrations are half empty, and Push Square scribes are penning articles that celebrate the very best of everyone's favourite hobby. That's right folks, we hope you're enjoying Game of the Year 2018! However, you won't find any of those...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #7 - Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

    All cel and good

    Aside from the thoroughly charming cel-shaded aesthetic and good-natured storytelling, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom bears little resemblance to its 2011 predecessor: the cast of characters is entirely new, the battle system has been completely revamped, and there’s huge focus placed on a city building minigame. It’s one of...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Jacob's Personal Picks

    The Revenant

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. Jacob told us he'd barely played any games this year, but we gave him...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Stephen's Personal Picks

    By the gods

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We told Stephen that he'd have to spend the rest of his days in Slack...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Alex's Personal Picks

    Big guns

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We told Alex he wouldn't be allowed to flip his Brazilian BBQ card until he...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #8 - Shadow of the Colossus

    They call me the wanderer

    The odds are that if you have a conversation about the merits of video games as an art form, someone is going to bring up Shadow of the Colossus. Team ICO’s 2005 masterpiece is no stranger to re-releases, having been ported to the PlayStation 3 in an impressive package in 2011, but this time things were different. Rather...

  • Game of the Year 2018 John's Personal Picks

    Boy!

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We threatened John with a David Cage shower scene before he dropped his list...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #9 - Monster Hunter: World

    A true monster

    Finally bringing Capcom's criminally addictive series back to home consoles, Monster Hunter: World wowed both critics and fans when it released near the start of the year. Its early release date has perhaps hindered it when it comes to Game of the Year conversations, but make no mistake: this superbly crafted action RPG should not be...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Christian's Personal Picks

    Indie heaven

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We threatened Christian with matcha milk before he sent us his list...

  • Game of the Year 2018 The 10 Best PlayStation Soundtracks

    Life’s a happy song

    2018 was absolutely loaded with great games, and equally great music. The quality started all the way back in January and didn’t let up, offering top-notch content throughout the year. But, as with most lists of this nature, some truly incredible music had to be left off, including the likes of Dead Cells, Hollow Knight,...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #10 - Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

    Feel good dragon

    Taking into account the joy provided by the release of Crash Brandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, it was silly to think that this venture wasn’t going to kickstart a flurry of remakes that would send us flying head first back to our childhood. Despite some hearty competition in 2018, the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy still manages to sparkle...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Lloyd's Personal Picks

    Forever Forsaken

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We dressed as Agent 47 and pointed a silenced pistol at Lloyd until...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Liam's Personal Picks

    Crofty

    The annual Push Square Towers tradition is back, as we sit down our scribes and pester them once more for their five favourite PlayStation games of the year. With such a strong assortment of software in 2018, it’s always tough deciding upon the cream of the crop. We threatened to take away Liam's lasagne before he sent us his list. Fifth...

  • Guide The Best PlayStation Christmas Gifts for 2018

    Xmas gift ideas for PS4 gamers

    It's the most wonderful time of the year, as Andy Williams once sang. Christmas is just a couple of weeks away, and if you're like us, you probably still have some shopping to do ahead of the holidays. If you're leaving it late, it can be difficult to pull something together in time, particularly for picky PlayStation...

  • Guide What Time Does The Game Awards 2018 Start?

    When is The Game Awards 2018?

    The Game Awards 2018 will soon be upon us, and this year's event sounds bigger than ever. Primarily an awards ceremony to celebrate the year's best titles, the creator of the show Geoff Keighley has been boasting about a record number of new game announcements during the presentation. But when is The Game Awards, and...

  • Guide All Free PS Plus Games in 2018

    A complete list of every 2018 PlayStation Plus game

    What are the latest PS Plus games? Sony gives out six (or sometimes more) free games to PlayStation Plus subscribers every single month, and we’ll be keeping a rolling tally of the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita giveaways right through 2018. You can find a full list of all free PS Plus...

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  • Guide Best Upcoming PS4 Games in 2018

    There's more where that came from

    Crikey! 2018 has already been a stonking year for PlayStation 4, and we're only six months in. Games like Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, and many more already make this year one of PS4's best, but what about the second half? The release...

March2018

  • Guide Upcoming PSVR Games in 2018

    PlayStation VR's second wave

    PSVR was one of the industry's biggest success stories in 2017. With over two million PlayStation VR headsets sold and a slew of excellent titles released over the past year, the platform is shaping up to be the essential accompaniment to the PlayStation 4 experience. Even more excitingly, it's just got a spangly new...

  • Poll How Strong Do You Think the PS4's Exclusive Lineup Is in 2018?

    2018's shaping up to be big

    Sony is on course to having a pretty great 2018. At least, that's what we think. The PlayStation 4 is now well into its prime, and the Japanese giant has a bunch of exclusive titles lined up over the next several months. From where we're sitting, it's a good time to be part of the PlayStation Nation . Before we get...

February2018

January2018

  • Guide Upcoming PS4 Games in 2018

    The most anticipated PlayStation 4 games on the way

    What are the best upcoming PS4 games in 2018? There are a lot of them. Sony's console is now well and truly hitting its prime, so we're here to point you in the direction of the most promising games set to launch over the next 12 months. You might want to sit down -- this is a big list. Digimon...

  • Feature 2018 Is Another Insane Year for Japanese Games on PS4

    The beast from the East is back

    The last couple of years have been fantastic for Japanese games on PlayStation 4. The Land of the Rising Sun has knocked it out of the park in recent times, but from where we're sitting, 2018 could turn out to be the best period of all. The next 12 months are set to host a load of highly anticipated Japanese titles...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Sweeps Nominations at DICE Awards 2018

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy close behind

    With our very own Game of the Year list enshrined in history, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the jury's in on the best games of last year. However, apparently a panel of industry professionals called the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced their...

  • Feature Our Most Anticipated PS4 Games of 2018

    So many games

    Last year’s PS4 software lineup was incredibly strong, but looking to the year ahead, we still have plenty of great-looking games on the way. The variety on the horizon is insane; Japanese games are back, Sony’s first party studios are cooking with gas, and there are titles of all forms coming from developers big and small. With so...

December2017

  • News Sony: Wait Till You See What We Have in 2018

    Boom

    This has been one of the best years for PlayStation in recent memory, with the selection of software available on the PlayStation 4 outstanding from start-to-finish. But with the year all but over – albeit with one big European sale left to come, we hope – Sony’s already turning its attention to 2018. And the fine folks at XDev Europe...

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