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Review: Worms W.M.D (PS4)

Worms W.M.D (PS4)

Wriggly good

Explosions litter the battlefield, reducing soldiers to nothing more than corpses and gravestones. A poisonous gas sneaks around, grasping its enemies and withering them away to a point of no return. A hawk-eyed missile eerily seeks out its victim, locating and dispatching them with mechanical ease. War, you see, has changed. But all...

Review: Overcooked (PS4)

Overcooked (PS4)

Frying pan-ic

Too many cooks spoil the broth – or so the saying goes. The fellows at Ghost Town Games may have taken this on-board when developing its debut indie effort Overcooked, with just two people working on this couch co-op cooking game. In the jovial, easy-going title, it's up to you (and a few friends) to run a smooth kitchen, prepare...

Review: Sheltered (PS4)

Sheltered (PS4)

Crawl out through the fallout

Sheltered is a strategy game about ensuring that your family survives after a nuclear apocalypse. To be totally fair, it's about a lot more than that – resource management, adventuring, trading, etc – but you'll spend the majority of your time with this plucky indie not thinking about those things in the abstract,...

Review: Overruled! (PS4)

Overruled! (PS4)

Case dismissed

Overruled! is a frantic, diverse brawler in which yourself and three other players compete against each other in order to amass points, with the highest total winning the match. Your score is determined by your performance in a selection of objectives, as well through more conventional means, like attacking your opponents – but...

Review: Beyond Eyes (PS4)

Beyond Eyes (PS4)

Feline fine

Video games are like empathy generators. More than any other medium they allow us to feel what it might be like to be another type of person. Beyond Eyes is great example of this – a game which attempts to simulate the experience of being blind. But while it plays host to some fiendishly clever design, its slow pace and slightly...

News: Team 17 Worms in on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee

Team 17 Worms in on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee

Publisher brought in for 'boring' bits

It feels like eons ago that Yooka-Laylee double-jumped onto Kickstarter and took crowd-funding by storm. The platformer holds the record for the highest earning British game on the site, but its mere £2 million tally has been overshadowed somewhat by the successes of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and...

Review: Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PlayStation 4)

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PlayStation 4)

Dead and alive

Brandishing a rather fetching title, Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (Schrödinger's, henceforth) introduces itself as somewhat of a novel addition to the 2D platforming realm, boasting eccentric stylised graphics and an intriguingly educational premise. Once you dig deeper than these cosmetic oddities, however,...

Review: The Escapists (PlayStation 4)

The Escapists (PlayStation 4)

Bored behind bars

Every great prison break in history has been executed by someone with the ability to make a fully functioning machine gun out of two plastic forks, a DVD of Adam Sandler's 1989 cinematic masterpiece Going Overboard, and three inches of wire. The Escapists teaches you everything that you need to know when you inevitably get locked...

Review: LA Cops (PlayStation 4)

LA Cops (PlayStation 4)

D'oh-nuts

Hotline Miami's not necessarily the kind of game that you'd expect to attract a string of copycats, but LA Cops follows developer Dennaton's brutal blueprint down to the most specific of details. You play as one of six clichéd LAPD law enforcers, with your objective to bring justice to some of America's most wanted. You'll do this by...

News: LA Cops Styles Its Afro on PS4 Next Week

LA Cops Styles Its Afro on PS4 Next Week

Groovy

Team 17 is on a bit of a PlayStation 4 binge right now, as it's announced that LA Cops will be cuffing itself to Sony's next-gen machine starting next week. The afro-adorning isometric shooter can perhaps be best compared to Hotline Miami, as you tactically infiltrate criminal settlements in your shades and proceed to, ahem, take out the...

Review: Flockers (PlayStation 4)

Flockers (PlayStation 4)

Sheep thrills

In the nineties, Lemmings was so popular with gamers that it appeared on a mind boggling number of platforms, as millions tried – with varying degrees of success – to guide the careless rodents to safety. Since those heady days, you don’t see many titles that follow the Lemmings formula, but with the release of Flockers on the...

Review: Worms Battlegrounds (PlayStation 4)

Worms Battlegrounds (PlayStation 4)

At war with itself

Way back in the hazy days of 1995, we doubt that plucky British studio Team 17 imagined that it would be making Worms games a couple of decades later. Alas, we’re now gaming on Sony’s fourth major home console, and the developer’s recognisable wrigglers have arrived to bring their own brand of genocide to the next-gen...

Review: Worms: Revolution Extreme (PlayStation Vita)

Worms: Revolution Extreme (PlayStation Vita)

Extreme port

Originally released for the PlayStation 3 last year, we found Worms: Revolution to be “a game that will appeal more to old school fans, as newcomers will find it frustrating due to its control issues”. Having made the jump to the PlayStation Vita with all three of its DLC packs and a subtle name expansion, does the touch-friendly...