Tag: Game Of The Year

  • Game of the Year Push Square Readers' Top 10 PS4 Games of 2019

    As voted by you

    Push Square's Game of the Year coverage is done and dusted. Well, almost. Our team of writers have had their say on the best games of 2019, but now, before we get stuck into 2020 proper, it's time to check out the community's favourite PlayStation 4 titles of the last 12 months. As is tradition, we presented the Push Square...

  • Game of the Year #1 - Resident Evil 2

    Remaking mastery

    Capcom has been on an absolute tear this generation. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Monster Hunter: World and Devil May Cry 5 filled the PlayStation 4's library with hit after hit over the past three years, but the Japanese publisher's crowning achievement is a step above the rest in more ways than one. Resident Evil 2 magnificently...

  • Game of the Year Jamie's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Memory lane

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Jamie O'Neill. 5. The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors: In a similar way to Blazing Chrome, the pixel art in The Ninja Saviors:...

  • Game of the Year #2 - Death Stranding

    Boundary breaking

    Death Stranding is not quite as divisive as some would lead you to believe. Released to widespread critical praise, it is the only video game this year to receive a rare 10/10 rating from Push Square thanks to an experience that could only come from the mind of Hideo Kojima. The creator's first title since Metal Gear Solid V: The...

  • Game of the Year Stephen's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Indie darling

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of associate editor Stephen Tailby. 5. Mutazione: I've played a lot of smaller games this year, but something about Mutazione struck a chord with...

  • Game of the Year The 10 Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2019

    Pitch perfect

    The end of the year brings with it another in a countless line of year-end lists, this time focusing on the incredible music that graced the PlayStation this year. As with all years, a few amazing soundtracks were left on the cutting room floor – Kingdom Hearts III, Ghost Giant, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – but what we wound up...

  • Game of the Year #3 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Heavenly sword

    The truth is, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice isn't really meant to be any easier or harder than Dark Souls. It's just its own thing, off to the side. From Software has been making hardcore action RPGs for about a decade, so it's no wonder that it would want to shake things up every now and again. It did so to an extent with Bloodborne, and...

  • Game of the Year Ken's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Turning Japanese

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Ken Talbot. 5. Kingdom Hearts III: The (very) long awaited return of Disney and Square Enix's mega collaboration Kingdom Hearts, this...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Indie Game of 2019

    Who needs a publisher?

    The independent scene continues to thrive on PlayStation 4, meaning this category becomes tougher and tougher to judge each and every year. A whole host of quality indie titles made their way to Sony's current-gen system across 2019, from late ports that may have not gotten their due to ones others that were the talk of the...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    What the Force deserves

    It's almost impressive how badly Electronic Arts has handled the Star Wars license up to now. Two Star Wars Battlefront titles came and went amid microtransaction controversies and lacking single player content during the earlier days of PlayStation 4, but there was always a bright light at the end of the tunnel - despite the...

  • Game of the Year Graham's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    In control

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Graham Banas. 5. Luna: Not everything needs to be about shooting or being scared. Every once in awhile, I just want to curl up with...

  • Game of the Year Best Supported PS4 Game of 2019

    Praising the updates

    The video game industry is now in such a place where the term Game as a Service is common knowledge. Some will turn their nose up at it, coining it a phrase associated with predatory microtransactions and dubious business practises, and others will understand what it actually means. Games are now much more than the experience...

  • Game of the Year #5 - Devil May Cry 5

    Hell yes

    Devil May Cry 5 is Capcom back to its best. After a rocky start to the generation, the legendary developer has upped its game dramatically over the last couple of years, and the return of Dante is a standout moment, once again proving that no one understands action quite like Capcom. In short, Devil May Cry 5 is easily one of the best...

  • Game of the Year Lloyd's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Heavy hitters

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Lloyd Coombes. 5. The Division 2: The Division 2 took everything I loved about the first game, and magnified it tenfold. It offers an...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Games of 2019 - #10 - #6

    Game of the Year begins

    The end of 2019 is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: Game of the Year. As is tradition, we've all voted for our favourite Playstation 4 games of the last 12 months, and the ten titles with the most support have the honour of being featured in our illustrious Game of the Year 2019 list. Today, we'll be counting down...

  • Poll What Is Your PS4 Game of the Year 2019?

    Voting is now open

    We're about to have our say, and now it's time for you to have yours. As you may have noticed, we're starting to roll out our Game of the Year coverage here on the site, but tradition demands that we also present you lot with a poll so that you can decide the Push Square community's favourite PlayStation 4 title of 2019. The...

  • Game of the Year Liam's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Reconnecting

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of senior staff writer Liam Croft. 5. Days Gone: My thoughts on Days Gone are rather well documented on Push Square -- a game I was very quickly...

  • Game of the Year Best PSVR Game of 2019

    Headset favourites

    2019 hasn't been quite as much of a bumper year for PlayStation VR as it could have been, but that hasn't stopped a number of unique, special experiences making their way to the headset over the past 365 days. Making up for the lack of an Astro Bot Rescue Mission this time around are charming characters, comedy, and some gritty...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Living for the hunt

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of deputy editor Robert Ramsey. 5. The Outer Worlds: The Outer Worlds is a lovingly made RPG that's basically Fallout: New Vegas in space...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Story of 2019

    Narrative hooks

    A video game's plot can be what makes or breaks the experience for many. Gameplay can be top-notch, but if there's no such intrigue or overarching mystery pushing you forward, some may check out before reaching the final station. And as the odd revolutionary experience pushes the boundaries of the industry further forward, it's on...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 RPG of 2019

    Levelling up

    It feels like every other video game nowadays can stake a claim to being a part of the RPG genre, in part thanks to the popularisation of its mechanics. Stats, levelling up, and abilities are all over the place, but it's the titles that use those elements in tangent with either a captivating story or deep, systems-filled gameplay that...

  • Game of the Year John's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Strand up

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer John Cal McCormick. 5. Observation: Observation was one of the unexpected gems of 2019, for me. The unique selling point for this...

  • Feature The PS4 Games You Already Forgot Were Released in 2019

    That was this year!?

    2019 may not have been the best year for video games, but there is one sure-fire positive to take away from that fact: Push Square's annual list of the PlayStation 4 games you've already forgotten about has never been longer! That's right, while staff members and contributors put together their lists of what they thought was the...

  • Game of the Year Jacob's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Lone wolf

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Jacob Hull. 5. Afterparty: Dialogue worth its merit is sometimes hard to find in video games, but this is an area where developer Night...

  • Game of the Year Sammy's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    I see

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of editor Sammy Barker. 5. Lonely Mountains: Downhill: I’m willing to bet that you haven’t played Lonely Mountains: Downhill, and I understand why. We...

  • Game of the Year Christian's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Out there

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Christian Kobza. 5. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair: Impossible Lair deserves recognition for taking a doomed franchise and making...

  • Site News Welcome to Our End of Year Bonanza

    Christmas is coming

    This is typically the time of year where computers get shutdown, email notifications get enabled, and Mulled Wine gets stewed. Make no mistake: that’s exactly what will be happening here at Push Square Towers, too – we’ll just be cranking up Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled as opposed to the crusty old karaoke machine. But!...

  • 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...