Tag: Game Of The Year

  • News God of War Sweeps Official PlayStation Game of the Year Awards, as Voted by Fans

    Surprise!

    The Official PlayStation Blog has tallied up its Game of the Year 2018 votes and announced the winners. At this point it doesn't come as much of a surprise, but God of War took the top gong in almost every category that it was nominated for, including Best PS4 Game, Best PlayStation Exclusive, Best Performance, Best Soundtrack, Best Sound...

  • Game of the Year Push Square Readers' Top 10 PlayStation Games of 2018

    As voted by you

    The votes are in, the poll is closed, and it's time to reveal your top 10 PlayStation games of 2018. Unlike our staff Game of the Year and our forum Game of the Year, our reader Game of the Year is determined by public vote. Earlier this week, we asked you to take part in a poll that included 50 top-rated PlayStation titles -- the...

  • Poll Vote for Your PlayStation Game of the Year 2018

    The big one

    The Push Square staff have had their say and so have our lovely forum members, but now it's time for the rest of you to decide on your PlayStation Game of the Year for 2018. How exciting! Below, you'll find a poll that contains the 50 nominees that put together for our own vote, all the way from God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 to...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Our Top Ten Favourite PS4 Games of 2018

    Montage time

    Ten days of top notch Christmas content comes to a conclusion with a montage video made by yours truly. We’ve loved sharing our favourite PlayStation games of 2018 with you, and we thought that all of the titles deserved a video, so sit back and watch through our picks courtesy of the clip embedded above. We’ve also prepared a neat...

  • Game of the Year 2018 #1 - God of War

    Kratos returns to his throne

    God of War may just be the greatest comeback story of all time. After the by-the-numbers God of War Ascension, it felt like the curtain had closed on Kratos and Sony Santa Monica’s character action brand. But returning director Cory Barlog and his crew ripped up the franchise rule book, changing the camera perspective...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Jamie's Personal Picks

    New and old

    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 confiscate Jamie's retro consoles before he sent us his...

  • Game of the Year 2018 Victor's Personal Picks

    Dragon's dogma

    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 Victor we'd take away his ban hammer if he didn't send us his...

  • 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...

  • Site News Push Square's Game of the Year 2018 Coverage Starts Now

    All will be revealed

    We know we say this every year, but 2018 really is our biggest Christmas schedule ever. Like, frankly it’s flabbergasting how much content we’ve prepared for the next 10 or so days – there’s everything from holiday editions of Indie Bin through to Soapboxes, Polls, and much more. We’re really proud to be ending the...

  • Site News God of War Wins the Push Square Forum's Game of the Year

    Marvel's Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2 in top three

    Looks like Kratos may need to invest in a new trophy cabinet, because hot on the heels of last week’s The Game Awards 2018 win, God of War has now topped the Push Square forum’s Game of the Year poll. As brilliantly organised by community member KratosMD , readers have spent th

  • Site News Push Square Readers Vote for Game of the Year

    Playing favourites

    Push Square’s official Game of the Year has been decided, but you won’t see the editorial team's top ten until later in the month – we’ve got to keep the articles churning through the slow Christmas period, after all. That said, if you want some Game of the Year action right now, then our readers are voting on their...

  • Round Up Push Square's Favourite PS4 Games of 2017

    The pick of the bunch

    That’s it, then – almost two weeks of Christmas content done and dusted. As we settle back into a normal rhythm, we thought that it was worth recycling all of our work one last time with a Round Up of our full PlayStation 4 Game of the Year 2017 top ten.  Push Square's Favourite PS4 Games of 2017: Persona...

  • 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...

  • 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...