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  • Review Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1) - Dark, Bizarre, and Packed with Personality

    Slimy, yet satisfying

    Republished on Sunday, 25th June, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee's inclusion in All PS Plus Games. The original text follows. Originally published on Tuesday, 6th November, 2018: True to its name, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is one of the oddest games ever created, with...

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    • Sony
    • PS1
    • Oddworld: Abes Odyssey
    • Retro
  • Quiz Test Your PlayStation General Knowledge - Issue 12

    It's time to PlayStation

    How much do you know about PlayStation and the gaming industry that surrounds it? If you fancy yourself a walking PlayStation encyclopaedia, then why not put your brain to the test with our PlayStation General Knowledge Quiz? This is Issue 12 of our PlayStation General Knowledge Quiz. You can have a crack at our previous...

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    • Quiz
    • Features
  • Soapbox PS Plus Premium Has Turned My Email Inbox into a Nightmare

    Thank You For Your Purchase

    The new PS Plus tiers are only a few days old here in Europe, but they're already wreaking havoc on my email inbox (which, let's be real, is a total mess to begin with). If you don't know, every time you buy something from the PlayStation Store, Sony will send you an email receipt. Fair enough, but you can get absolutely...

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    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (27th June to 3rd July)

    Space race

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PS Store update this week? Despite it being the summer, it's a huge week for new releases, with Disgaea 6 Complete, DNF Duel, and F1 22 appealing to all different kinds of niches. For a full list of all new PS5 game release dates in 2022 and

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    • PS4
    • Release Dates
    • Guides
  • PSA PS Plus Extra, Premium Games Removed from Service Aren't Yours to Keep Forever

    Once they're gone, they're gone

    We recently reported on a couple of games featured in PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium that will be leaving the service fairly soon. This caused a little confusion, as many believed that the huge libraries of games in t

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    • PS4
    • PS Plus
    • PlayStation Plus
  • News PS5 Stock Shortages Force Format to Fall Behind Xbox for a Second Week in Japan

    Low five

    Sony’s trying time in its home country continues, as the PS5 was outsold by the Xbox Series X|S in Japan for a second week. This already occurred once in mid-May, and was noteworthy because it was the first time a PlayStation console had been beaten by an Xbox platform in the weekly Japanese hardware charts for over a decade. Acco

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    • Hardware
    • Sales
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 432

    Feelin' hot

    We've spent all year whining about the weather, and now it's officially too hot. Fortunately, rain is forecast for the weekend, so it's sure to cool down quick. Yours truly may just go and lie on the pavement, and let the cool water wash over. Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor: I've been itching for some turn based Japanese RPG action, so...

    • Talking Point
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Guide New PS5 Games Release Dates in 2022

    All 2022's upcoming PlayStation 5 launch dates

    What new PS5 games release dates in 2022 are coming up? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2022 PlayStation 5 release dates. The PlayStation 5 is gradually beginning to blossom into a best of a console, and we'll be keeping you updated with a full list of every upcoming PS5 game on this page...

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    • Release Dates
  • Guide New PS4 Games Release Dates in 2022

    All 2022's upcoming PlayStation 4 launch dates

    What new PS4 games release dates in 2022 are coming up? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2022 PlayStation 4 release dates. As is always the case, we'll be updating this article throughout the year, refreshing it with new titles so you can always be clear which new PS4 games are on the...

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  • News Sony Launches New PS Store Credit Vouchers for PS Plus

    Denominations for revamped tiers

    Earlier in the month, it was reported that Sony was discontinuing its traditional digital PS Plus vouchers. These allowed you to purchase one month, three month, or 12 month memberships from third-party retailers, which you could then redeem on your account in order to extend your subscription. Occasionally, these...

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    • PS5
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  • Hands On Destruction AllStars' Improvements Tease PS5's Live Service Future

    Glimpses of a new era

    We’ll let you in on a secret: we had a wager running at Push Square Towers regarding when Sony would pull the plug on Destruction AllStars. This may prove difficult reading for the team at Lucid Games, so it’s important to stress that our internal book was entirely tongue-in-cheek – after all, we’d never purposefully...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Destruction AllStars
    • Hands On
    • Features

Friday24th Jun 2022

  • News PS Plus Extra, Premium List Games Leaving Soon, Shadow Warrior 3 Gone on 5th July

    Syberia leaves PS Plus Premium soon too

    The new PS Plus service has a tab buried at the bottom of its PS5 home page dedicated to telling you all the games that will be leaving soon. It's called Last Chance to Play and is found just below the Ubisoft+ Classics list. Currently, it reveals two games will be leaving PS Plus Extra and

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    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS3
    • PS Plus
  • News Prominent Leaker Teases Impending God of War Ragnarok PS5, PS4 Reveals

    Ragnarok is imminent

    If you’ve been following the video game industry closely these past few weeks, you’ll be familiar with Twitter leaker The Snitch – an “insider” with a flawless batting record, spanning everything from Sony’s recent State of Play to a number of announcements throughout not-E3 week. So reliable has this sneakster’s...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • God of War
    • Rumours
  • Reaction PS Plus' PS5, PS4 Restart Is Welcome and Smart

    Revamp has us amped

    The list of All PS Plus Games – which currently spans over 800 games if you pay up for PS Plus Premium – is quite startling. Sony had promised around 700 games prior to its revamped subscription’s release, so we already had an idea of what to expect, but seeing it all laid out on the

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    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
    • Reactions
  • News Overwatch 2 Will Completely Replace the Original Upon Launch on PS5, PS4

    No going back

    Precisely what Overwatch 2 is has been a question on the lips of fans since its announcement. It's billed as a sequel, but the way Blizzard has spoken about it in the past made it sound more like a glorified game update. Now we know the hero shooter is finally coming soon, a hazy detail has now been clarified. When it launches, it will...

    • Blizzard
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Overwatch
  • News Sony Studios Collectively Speak Out in Support of Reproductive Freedom

    After landmark case is overturned

    Earlier today, the US Supreme Court overturned a landmark 50-year-old ruling that legalised abortion as a constitutional right nationwide. This was expected following an unprecedented leak earlier in the year, and it’s now anticipated that over half of US states will introduce restrictions or bans on the procedure...

    • Sony
    • Industry
  • News PS Store Weekend Sale Live Now, PS5 Exclusives Included

    Ratchet! Uncharted! Ghostwire!

    A new PlayStation Store weekend sale is live right now, but as the name would suggest, it's not going to stick around for long. These offers are available until midnight on Monday, 27th June 2022. There are some pretty decent deals too, so if you like what you see, jump on the discounts before it's too late. PS5...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Store
    • Europe
  • Poll Which PS Plus Tier Are You Subscribed To?

    Essential, Extra, or Premium?

    Now that the new PS Plus tiers are available worldwide (they finally launched in Europe, Australia, and a few other regions earlier in the week), we simply have to ask: which tier are you subscribed to? PS Plus Essential is the new name for the standard PS Plus service. You get your online multiplayer access, cloud...

    • PS Plus
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News The Last of Us: Part I Could Be Almost Double the File Size of PS4 Remaster

    Minimum of 79GB required

    The Last of Us: Part I could be almost double the file size of the game's PS4 remaster when it releases on PS5 on 2nd September 2022. As pointed out by Novice Gamer Guides, promotional pages for the remake list a minimum of 79GB to store the game on your SSD, which is up significantly from the 48GB HDD requirement of The...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • The Last of Us
  • Mini Review Wonder Boy Collection (PS4) - Two Arcade and Two Mega Drive Games, But Questionable Value

    Gaps in the Wonder years

    In Retro Gamer Issue 124's 'A Westone Retrospective' feature, Westone co-founder Ryuichi Nishizawa stressed that he wanted to create a feeling of pressure for the player when developing 1986's arcade game Wonder Boy — the first of four retro games in Bliss Brain Corporation's Wonder Boy Collection, which compiles two...

    • Reviews
    • Bliss Brain Corporation
    • PS4
    • Wonder Boy Collection
    • Mini Reviews
  • News Square Enix Hosting Star Ocean: The Divine Force Showcase Next Week

    40-minute livestream scheduled

    Staying true to its word, Square Enix has announced a lengthy Star Ocean: The Divine Force livestream for next week on 29th June 2022. Clocking in at an impressive 40 minutes, the show will get underway at 12pm BST / 4am PT/ 7am ET. It'll be presented by the voice actor of main character Raymond Lawrence, Subaru...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Star Ocean
  • Review Pocky & Rocky Reshrined (PS4) - Retro Revival Is More Reimagining Than Remake

    Shinto fine

    What if 1992’s cult Super Nintendo shooter Pocky & Rocky had been re-released for Sony’s more powerful PS1 console? That’s a little how Pocky & Rocky Reshrined feels at first blush: cute, colourful, and unmistakably retro, yes – but tapping new, previously unavailable power reserves to add Metal Slug-esque chunkiness to...

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    • ININ Games
    • PS4
    • Pocky & Rocky Reshrined
  • Mini Review Astro Aqua Kitty (PS5) - Retro Style Shooter Leaves Us Feline Good

    Kitty kitty bang bang

    Can deep water exploration as a cat possibly be more furr-tastic and wacky? Tikipod wants you to know that it can with its sequel to Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX, Astro Aqua Kitty. Recently enhanced to take advantage of the PS5, Astro Aqua Kitty improves and expands on the original arcade shooter in every single aspect...

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    • Tikipod
    • PS5
    • Astro Aqua Kitty
    • Mini Reviews
  • News Sucker Punch Staffing Up for What Sounds Like Ghost of Tsushima 2

    An open world with stealth and combat, you say?

    Sucker Punch Productions knocked it out of the park with Ghost of Tsushima. The brand new IP really resonated with fans thanks to a gorgeous open world and some slick gameplay, selling in big numbers worldwide. A sequel is surely next on the cards for the Washington-based studio, and a batch of job...

    • Sony
    • Sucker Punch Productions
    • PS5
    • PS4
  • News Dead Cells' Huge Accessibility and Difficulty Options Update Is Out Now

    Breaking Barriers

    Dead Cells released for PS4 back in 2018, and it's just received what is arguably its most significant update yet. The rogue-lite action title's awaited accessibility patch — nicknamed 'Breaking Barriers' — is out now, bringing a wealth of options that make the game much more approachable. It also includes difficulty sliders,...

    • Motion Twin
    • PS4
    • Dead Cells
    • Patches
  • Random Skegness Is Now Home to the Official Fall Guys Bench

    Just 53 minutes from the beach

    In case you didn't know, Fall Guys has made some big strides lately. The game now has a native PS5 version, launched on other consoles, and has adopted a free-to-play structure. That's quite a lot of change for the 60-player battle royale platformer, and developer Mediatonic has celebrated in style. With some...

    • Epic Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Fall Guys
    • Random

Thursday23rd Jun 2022

  • Guide All PS Plus Games

    All PS5, PS4 games lists for PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium

    What are all PS Plus games? PS Plus, also known as PlayStation Plus, is Sony's subscription service for PS5 and PS4. The subscription is divided into three tiers: PS Plus Essential, PS Plus Extra, and PS Plus Premium. On this page, we're going to list all PS Plus games across all...

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    • PS Plus
    • PS5
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  • Guide PS Plus Memberships: All Three Tiers Explained

    What PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium gets you

    Sony has expanded its PlayStation Plus service to encompass more benefits and features. While the standard option we've been subscribed to for years will remain under a slight rebranding, two more tiers are being introduced to offer its members more as part of their subscription. In this PS5 guide,...

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    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PlayStation Plus
  • Guide Best PS Plus Games

    All the best PS Plus games, ranked and rated

    What are the best PS Plus games? PS Plus, also known as PlayStation Plus, is Sony's flagship subscription service for PS5 and PS4, providing online multiplayer functionality, cloud saves, and PS Store discounts. PS Plus also includes access to hundreds of games included at no extra cost, spanning three...

    • Guides
    • PS Plus
    • Features
  • News PS Plus Extra, Premium Now Live in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand

    The long wait is finally over

    The long-awaited launch of PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium in Europe, Australia and New Zealand is finally upon us, with the service now confirmed as being live in those regions. While we don't as yet have a full list of All PS Plus Games coming to PAL regions, it's expected to be similar to what is on offer in the...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
  • Review Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PS1) - Iconic Survival Horror

    Jill sandwich, please, petrified with mixed herbs

    Republished on Thursday, 23rd June, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following Resident Evil: Director's Cut's inclusion in All PS Plus Games. The original text follows. Originally published on Sunday, 25th November, 2018: Spencer Mansion, set deep in Raccoon Forest, looming...

    • Reviews
    • Capcom
    • PS1
    • Resident Evil
    • Retro
  • News Sony Exceeds PS Plus Promise with Over 800 Games Across New Tiers

    It's over 800

    The full list of All PS Plus Games is a truly eye-popping sight. Sony had promised over 700 titles with the new PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium tiers, but according to our calculations it’s actually exceeded 800! In fact, the exact number is 802 games, although this does include some regional exclusives, so your mileage may

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
  • News A Handful of Games Separate PS Plus Extra, Premium Lists in USA, Europe

    PS5, PS4, PS3 game region exclusives detailed

    With today's release of the PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium tiers across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, we've been handed a proper look at what PS5, PS4, and PS3 games are exclusive to the service in each region. As it turns out the list is actually pretty short and mostly revolves around...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
  • News PS Plus Extra Members Get Deliver Us the Moon PS5 Version Today

    Game goes straight into the service

    The PS5 version of Deliver Us the Moon, which released today on the PS Store for £19.99/$24.99, can also be claimed through PS Plus Extra at no extra cost if you're an active member. The original PS4 version had been part of the service since its USA rollout last week, but

    • Wired Productions
    • PS5
    • Deliver Us the Moon
  • Mini Review Tekken 2 (PS1) - Broken and Awkward, But Still a Classic Fighter

    Tekken it to the next level

    The original Tekken was Namco's first attempt at a 3D fighting game, and boy did it show. There was undeniable potential at the 1995 title's core, but the game as a whole was incredibly raw, both on a visual and mechanical level. It wasn't until Tekken 2 that the now record-breaking franchise would find its footing. The...

    • Reviews
    • Namco
    • PS1
    • Tekken 2
    • Retro
  • News Sony Will Roll Out Superior 60Hz NTSC Options for Majority of PS Plus Classics

    Good news

    Do you want the good news or the bad news? Let’s start with the bad: so, as expected, a number of the PS1 games released as part of the new PS Plus Premium plan in Europe overnight are the inferior, 50Hz PAL versions. The good news is that Sony has heard your complaints and is actually doing something about it. “We’re planning to...

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    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS1
    • PS Plus
  • News New PS Plus Ad Is Absolutely Packed with Game References

    How many can you spot?

    The new PS Plus tiers, Extra and Premium, have just launched in Europe and Australia, meaning that the overhauled service is now live worldwide. With this in mind, Sony seems to have finally kicked its advertising campaign into gear. It's released a two minute, cinematic ad that asks 'Why be one thing, when you can be...

    • Sony
    • PS Plus
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Trailers
  • News Potion Permit Is Stardew Valley But with Alchemy, Coming to PS5, PS4 on September 22nd

    Get mixin'

    Potion Permit is a charming life-sim in which you play as a Chemist sent to the picaresque town of Moonbury in order to cure the mayor's daughter, who has fallen ill with a mysterious sickness. You gather reagents and concoct potions through a cool alchemical minigame, and engage in some simple combat, all the while accompanied by a cute...

    • PQube
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Potion Permit
    • Release Dates
  • News The Crew 2 Finally Burns Rubber at 60fps on PS5 This July

    Gotta go fast

    When it comes to arcade racing games, the PS5 is in seriously short supply. Thank the car gods that The Crew 2 continues to get updated, then – with a 60 frames-per-second patch speeding to Sony’s new-gen console on 6th July. French developer Ivory Tower has remained committed to this title for four years now, and it’s still...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • The Crew
    • Updates
  • News Redo! Is a Non-Linear 2D Soulslike Available Now on PS5, PS4

    Post-apocalyptic Metroidvania

    Redo! is a dark and evocative 2D Soulslike set in a dystopian world overrun with bio-machines, with Metroidvania elements. You play as a girl attempting to survive in the rotten bowels of a gloomy, decaying city. Using an eclectic mix of weapons including riot shields, energy blades, and rocket launchers, you will need...

    • Robson Paiva
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Redo!
    • Trailers
  • News A Plague Tale: Requiem Brings Back Rats on 18th October for PS5

    Plus lengthy gameplay showcase

    A Plague Tale: Requiem will release for PS5 on 18th October 2022, it's been confirmed. Publisher Focus Entertainment shared the news during a gameplay-focused livestream, giving us our latest look at the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence. Check it out above. Footage shows off some new characters, weapons, and...

    • Focus Entertainment
    • PS5
    • A Plague Tale
    • Release Dates
  • News Dreadout 2 Is an Atmospheric Horror Game Coming to PS5, PS4 on July 20th

    Fatal Frame, but with an iPhone

    Dreadout 2 is a moody 3rd-person horror game influenced by Indonesian folklore, originally released on PC in 2020, and now it's coming to PS5 and PS4 on 20 July. Borrowing a little inspiration from Fatal Frame, you play as Linda, a high school student with the ability to see and sense ghosts, and you use your...

    • Digital Happiness
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Dreadout
    • Trailers
  • News PSP Game Super Stardust Portable Joins PS Plus Premium

    No sign of a Trophy list, though

    PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium launched across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand today, and the last rollout has brought with it a new game for the service's highest tier. PSP title

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Super Stardust
    • PS Plus
  • News Circus Electrique Is Darkest Dungeon with Clowns and Firebreathers for PS5, PS4

    The show must go on

    Hungarian developer Zen Studios may be best known for its pinball simulations, but it’s always experimented with other genres, like in CastleStorm and KickBeat. Circus Electrique is not exactly trying to hide its Darkest Dungeon influences, but it does look like an interesting spin on Red Hook’s strategic RPG. There’s a...

    • Zen Studios
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Circus Electrique
    • Trailers
  • News Boldly Go Where Many Others Have Gone Before in Star Trek Online: Stormfall, Live Now on PS4

    Continue the adventure

    Star Trek Online: Stormfall is a major story update for the long-running MMO, which launched all the way back in 2010, although it didn't make the jump to consoles until 2016. It continues the ongoing Terran Gambit story arc, and is the 26th chapter in the ongoing sci-fi epic. Introducing new quests seasonal events, quality...

    • Gearbox Publishing
    • PS4
    • Star Trek
    • Trailers
  • News First One Piece Odyssey Gameplay Will Be Dropping Soon

    Will be at Anime Expo 2022

    One Piece Odyssey was announced back in March, but outside of some screenshots and a couple of brief trailers, we're yet to see any real gameplay. And this is despite the fact that the game's scheduled to launch later this year. Fortunately, it looks like fresh footage is heading our way soon. One Piece Odyssey will have...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • One Piece

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