Building sim-plicity at its best
Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition fills a niche on the PlayStation Store as a return for the building simulator genre, following initial success on Steam in 2016. This sim however puts you in control of skyscraper development specifically, as opposed to traditional city sims. As the chief architect in charge of...
Emerging from the shadow of Diablo
PS4 adventuring takes to a dark new dimension with Shadows: Awakening – which might at first look like a Diablo-'em-up copycat, but actually brings a unique new spin to the isometric single-player RPG genre. You step in the wraith robes of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm – known as a...
Dictating the news
In non-politically motivated news, El Presidente has decided to delay Tropico 6 into January 2019. The game was originally scheduled to release later this year, but our wondrous ruler would like to reassure you that this has nothing to do with Red Dead Redemption 2. Or Fallout 76. Or Marvel’s Spider-Man. Or any of the other...
Mindbogglingly generic name aside, Shadows: Awakening (really? It's really called that? Jeez), looks like it could be a good slice of strategy role-playing, and it's coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018. Publisher Kalypso Media teased the title earlier in the month. The game's press release reads: "In this dark fantasy adventure, players...
Sudden Strike 4 is a real-time strategy game set in World War II featuring three separate campaigns – one for the Allies, the Germans, and the Soviet Union – based on real battles. There’s over twenty missions in total, and these are presented to the player without any political pandering or moral high-grounds. World War...
We'll see more at Gamescom
Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Games Farm have revealed that they're working on a new role-playing game project. Said reveal comes in the form of the ominous teaser trailer that we've embedded above. Whatever the project is, it's coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018. We'll be seeing more of the title at Gamescom 2017...
Howling for you
Vikings - Wolves of Midgard is an action role-playing game stuffed with blood, beards, and loot. It's immediately comparable to other dungeon-crawling hack and slashers like Diablo, right down to the near identical radial equipment menu. Vikings certainly doesn't shy away from its inspirations, but it's so by-the-numbers that you do...
Elementary, my dear Hastings
If you go into Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders expecting the next LA Noire or Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, you'll be sorely disappointed. But if you pick up this police procedural with the hope of a slightly charming puzzle whodunnit with some good game mechanics, you may be pleasantly surprised. Like all...
Everybody wants to rule the world
Strategy games aren't normally associated with console gaming, instead favouring PC, Mac, and Linux as their platform of choice. This is why it's important for Grand Ages: Medieval to succeed: to bring the genre to a brand new audience. Developed by Gaming Minds Studio, the brains behind Port Royale 3 and Patrician...
Stop the march
Real time strategy title Grand Ages: Medieval has been delayed on PlayStation 4 due to manufacturing issues that publisher Kalypso Media cites as being beyond its control. The delay's a bit of a blow to fans of the genre, as it's currently slim pickings when it comes to strategy on Sony's latest console. Fortunately, the game...
Europe is your playground
It looks like niche European publishers such as Kalypso Media are going all in on the PlayStation 4, with Grand Ages: Medieval set to make its console debut on Sony's new-gen system starting 25th September. The real-time strategy release sees you assuming the role of leader in a new European settlement during the High...
Havana good time
Back when Bullfrog was considered a big name, construction games were all the rage. The likes of Theme Park and Theme Hospital were among the most popular releases on the PSone, but as the genre increased in complexity on computers, these console ports became increasingly less common. Tropico 5, then, is something of a rarity: a...
Time to take charge
While there are definitely people still disgruntled with the PlayStation 4's lineup, we've been impressed by the sheer variety of software that's hit Sony's latest machine. One genre that it's been sorely lacking in, however, is the city building simulation – but fortunately, Tropico 5 will fill that gap from 24th April in...
Sun, sand, and taxes
Niche tongue-in-cheek construction simulation Tropico 5 has extended its release blueprints to the PlayStation 4, meaning that the franchise will make its debut on a Sony system later this year. Previous entries in the series have remained exclusive to PC, Mac, and Xbox 360 platforms, but the simplistic architecture of the...
Money, money, money
Candygun Games’ whimsical multiplayer thief simulator Dollar Dash is set to empty your pockets this October, publisher Kalypso Media has announced. The four-player title sees you making use of “extravagant weapons” in order to collect fat stacks of cash. The game boasts plenty of customisation options, allowing you to...
The North American release of Air Conflicts: Secret Wars has been put back and pushed around countless times over the past few months since its European release in early July, but US publisher Kalypso Media now informs us the game has finally made it to retail. Eagle-eyed readers might remember originally said Air Conflicts was released...