Brutal difficulty and little story
It's hard to argue with free, but is this really the type of content we were hoping for from Resident Evil 2 post-launch? The Ghost Survivors was pitched as three non-canon 'what if' scenarios that focused on characters we've never had the chance to play as before, but in practice, they're really anything but. No...
Fun in the sun
Firing up Overcooked 2's new Surf 'n' Turf DLC, we had flashbacks to the almost unbearable heatwave endured by much of the UK back in the Summer. We at Push Square Towers were on our knees, desperately trying to keep cool and not let the heat get to us. With copious amounts of ice cream and good old fashioned British complaining, we...
It’s another day, another DLC for Cities: Skylines. Mass Transit is the last full expansion of the game’s season pass and is arguably the best-value of them, bolstering Colossal Order’s already sizeable public transport options. However, despite all of these new additions, the DLC’s £10 price tag is still a too steep for what...
The tale of No Man's Sky is fascinating. This enormously ambitious game comes from a tiny Guildford studio, previously known for Joe Danger. Excitement swirled out of control, regrettable things were said during interviews, and people were losing their minds. When the game launched two years ago, it all came crumbling down. Expectations...
Almost a year after its initial release, Sonic Mania remains a delight. The blue hedgehog's retro PS4 outing is not only his best game in a long time, but it's clearly been made with the love and passion that the 16-bit games deserve. It's both modern and nostalgic, merging old and new in brilliant ways that make old-school Sonic fans...
Not causing earthquakes
Natural Disasters is the latest DLC for city-builder darling Cities: Skylines, adding plenty of catastrophic events that threaten to destroy your badly planned town. Meteors are undoubtedly the highlight, creating massive explosions and leaving behind gloriously destructive craters, while tsunamis, although very rare, are the...
This isn't a fantasy
The year is 2018, and Tekken now has a character roster consisting of Akuma, Geese Howard, and, er, Noctis. Boot Tekken 7 up and you'll see four different company trademarks on the start screen: Bandai Namco, Capcom, SNK, and Square Enix. It's a weird sight to say the least. Tekken has always had its character roster quirks --...
The goose is loose
Geese Howard demands your respect in Tekken 7. The Fatal Fury and King of Fighters veteran makes the jump to Bandai Namco's 3D brawler as the game's first additional guest character. Much like Akuma or Eliza, Geese is a technical combatant, boasting a meter that fills up as he lands hits and takes blows. On activation, Geese can...
This season, pass
The festive season is here, and with it comes Snowfall, the first of seven DLCs for Cities: Skylines’ PlayStation 4 port. Colossal Order’s city sim was chock-full of content at launch, but Snowfall leaves a lot to be desired in terms of value, and gets the game’s Season Pass off to a slippery start. Chief among the new...
But the price is still steep
Diablo III's Necromancer is quite possibly the most entertaining playable character in the game - and that's high praise when every other available hero is a ton of fun in their own right. The Necromancer has a wide variety of distinct skills and abilities, and depending on your preferred playstyle, the class can be...
At this point, there are a fair few tables available for Zen Pinball 2, most of which are based on licensed properties such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, or even Bob's Burgers. While we're a very long way from Zen Studios releasing the Antiques Roadshow table this reviewer has been holding out for, the firm continues to seek out the sorts...
They call me the tinkerer
Fallout 4's Contraptions add-on is the kind of downloadable content that a lot of players are going to brush aside. It's not the sort of DLC that'll drag lapsed survivors kicking and screaming back to the Commonwealth, and it's certainly not the kind of add-on that's going to breath hours upon hours of new life into...
How could they cut the power, man? They’re animals
Zen Pinball 2 has received special tables linked with pre-existing properties before now, but the three-pack dedicated to the Alien license – and recently released in celebration of Alien Day – is, in theory, one of the more interesting ones. In execution, however, it's more of a mixed bag...
Are you not entertained?
Unlike Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, Fallout 4's second slice of downloadable content, doesn't feature any quests, stories, or new characters. It's very much an add-on pack in both name and nature, providing you with a load of new settlement crafting options and not much else. However, for its relatively low price tag,...
Not so sorry
Leaping rather majestically from Samurai Warriors 4, Naotora Ii has arrived in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, and the truth is that she's actually a pretty good fit. In a game that's stuffed with downloadable costumes and crazy expensive season passes, Naotora comes as a breath of fresh air - a playable character that's fun to use,...
Shik-ing it up
Shikamaru Nara is arguably one of Naruto's more interesting characters. A genius with a lazy streak, he's been a part of Masashi Kisimoto's work since the early days of the original manga – and now he's the star of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4's first slice of downloadable content. DLC Pack 1 adds a whole new scenario...
Survival horror games are part of a somewhat niche genre that constantly break moulds and, in the process, either make unexpected, monumental strides in innovation or uproarious setbacks by straying too far into other genres. Regardless, many of them have shocked the gaming world, and The Evil Within was no exception last year. Much of...
Has the season pass been worth it?
It's been a log journey, but Dragon Ball XenoVerse's days of downloadable content are over. The final slice of DLC, which is free to season pass owners, is the Resurrection of F Pack. As its name suggests, the included content is based on the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F movie, so if you're busy getting hyped...
Hot and cold
Dragon Ball XenoVerse's second slice of DLC carries on the Dragon Ball GT theme from the first pack, adding two new characters from the aforementioned animated series. As with GT Pack 1, however, GT Pack 2 isn't a simple character add-on – it's another bundle of XenoVerse content that expands the existing release with new skills,...
Just over a month since we donned the monster hunting boots of Evolve, we're now greeted with the anticipated Hunting Season Pass and, for those of you who pre-ordered, the Monster Expansion pack. The core release was received in a rather mixed fashion by most – gleaning a solid if unspectacular 6/10 in our review – but with...
Damn dirty ape
Dragon Ball XenoVerse's first DLC pack is out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe today, and we've had a chance to kick around with its new playable characters, quests, skills, and equipment. Part of the title's season pass, the simply named GT Pack offers up more of the same for XenoVerse fans, but is that enough to make...
Let's start with the obvious: when you've just coughed up around £30 for a game only to find that there's a £24.99 DLC bundle ready and waiting on the PlayStation Store from day one, it's hard not to feel a little robbed. Sure, it's stuff that adds to the core game, but you probably haven't even had the chance to shoot down your first...
Videogame fans cried out in unison as industry legend Ken Levine announced that he’d be closing down beloved BioShock developer Irrational Games a few weeks ago. However, the office was not to be boarded up until he’d seen the third and final instalment of BioShock Infinite’s DLC out of the door. Now that the dust’s settled,...
High and dry
Trading the open air of Columbia for the giant aquarium that is Rapture, Irrational Games’ first helping of story-based BioShock Infinite DLC deployed this week. But does Burial at Sea - Episode One improve upon the studio's slightly disappointing arena-based expansion, or is it dead in the water too? Bearing a remarkable likeness...
Since Saints Row: The Third, Volition's franchise has built itself up as the stupidest open world game available, constantly breaking the fourth wall, jamming popular culture references into just about every line of dialogue, and generally just being very, very self aware. Saints Row IV's first mission-based DLC comes in the form of...
Twist of fate
Dishonored’s latest DLC completes raspy-voiced assassin Daud’s story, continuing from previous add-on The Knife of Dunwall, as he pursues the mysterious Brigmore Witches and their leader, Delilah. Of course, if you’ve played through the original game, you’ll have some idea as to how Daud’s tale comes to an end. As such, the...
Booker the flights
BioShock is a narrative driven series that’s defined by its grand adventures and fascinating locations. Unfortunately, these hallmarks do not apply to Clash in the Clouds, the first of three DLC expansions for BioShock Infinite. This is a mostly gameplay focused affair, with the emphasis on action rather than exposition. All...
So, you've conquered the great evil. You've bested the best of the best demonic fighters, and defeated all of the gruelling physical trials that the big, bad boss managed to throw at you. Well, it's time to put down that afternoon tequila, slip into your wrestling pants, dust off your magical mask, and jump into the ultimate...
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