Review Overpass - Extreme Off-Road Racer Is a Rough Ride
As far as racing games go on PlayStation 4, Overpass offers something fairly unique. In this game from Bigben Interactive, it's you against the earth as you traverse harsh terrain as quickly as possible in ATVs and buggies. It's certainly a novel concept, but sadly the gameplay is about as refined as the craggy rocks that you're supposed...
Mini Review Rugby 20 - Grubby Sports Game Is Weirdly Addictive
Rugby 20 doesn’t come packaged with a Ralph Lauren polo shirt or a pint of pale ale, but it does talk a big game as this year’s Six Nations gets into full swing. Promising the “complete experience”, this is a rare attempt at bringing the egg-shaped antics of Britain’s most popular back-passing sport to the PlayStation 4 – and it...
Review AO Tennis 2 - A Smashing Improvement
AO Tennis 2 could have been named Nick Kyrgios: The Game and we doubt anyone would have batted an eyelid. The controversial Australian superstar is a compatriot of developer Big Ant, and has clearly inadvertently influenced the studio’s sophomore Australian Open tie-in. With a morality system allowing you to react positively or negatively...
Mini Review Bee Simulator - A Good Natured Game, But It Still Stings
More like half-a-bee
There's a simulator for all kinds of weirdly specific things these days, to the point where it's a bit of a running joke. Some really are trying to portray a true to life experience, while others use the moniker ironically. Bee Simulator flies closer to the latter camp, although instead of aiming for cheap laughs, it's hoping to...
Review WRC 8 - A More Forgiving Alternative to DiRT Rally 2.0
WRC 8 is the latest rally title from Bigben Interactive, and unlike Codemasters' simulation series, it's officially licensed -- all the cars, teams, and tracks from the real world sport are present and correct. It's a neat advantage, but having an FIA sticker on the box doesn't guarantee a good time on the track. Fortunately, the game...
Review The Sinking City - Detective Dealings Shine Alongside Classic Lovecraftian Horror
Care for some afternoon tea, Reed?
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is one of the most underrated games of the PlayStation 4’s early days. Its blend of personality, detective work, and hard-hitting conclusions should have taken the title much further than it did during a lacklustre 2014. That magic touch was most definitely lost on its open...
Review Warhammer: Chaosbane - Dull Diablo Clone Doesn't Deliver
Imagine a fantasy action role playing game in which you must guide a wizard or warrior on a heroic quest through dozens of wonderfully realised locales, battle a cavalcade of foul creatures, loot their rotten remains for rewarding new gear, and eventually go toe-to-toe with fearsome and challenging bosses. And then imagine you can play...
Review Spike Volleyball - Life's a Beach and Then You Cry
Will do, Spike
For an extremely popular genre, the budget distribution across sports games is somewhat out of whack. You’ve got FIFA at the top of the league, with Madden and NBA 2K not far behind – but not even popular sports like tennis can get appropriate funding these days, resulting in rubbish attempts like Tennis World Tour. You’d think...
Va va voom
The fact that it’s been sixteen long years since the last V-Rally is enough to make some of us at Push Square feel positively ancient. Eden Games’ 1997 original was always seen as a friendlier rival to Codemasters’ excellent off-road sim Colin McRae Rally. It only makes sense in 2018 that, upon its return, it should be considered...
Review Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr (PS4)
Too many cooks in the space kitchen
For a franchise practically overflowing with phenomenal fiction, stand-out characters, and exotic races, it’s utterly bewildering that we get treated to so few gameplay experiences that truly do the Warhammer 40,000 universe any kind of justice. NeocoreGames is the most recent developer to nobly attempt to...
Review TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge (PS4)
On the edge of boring
As you can probably tell by its title, TT Isle of Man Racing: Ride on the Edge is a very niche game. Not only is it an entire game dedicated to one sub-genre of motorcycle sport, but it’s actually dedicated to one race; the Isle of Man’s Snaefell Mountain Course is the only official track present, with fictional tracks set...
Worth a Halfpenny
Rugby’s had a turbulent history with video games to say the least, and with publisher Bigben Interactive’s last two attempts (Rugby 15 and Rugby World Cup 2015) getting utterly battered by critics, the French company has taken a couple of years off and come back with Rugby 18 – developed for the first
In 2Dark you play as Smith, a man with a tortured past. On a camping trip many years ago his wife was murdered and his two children kidnapped. In response to these tragic events, he dedicates his life to not only finding his own children, but also saving other kidnapped youngsters. To this end, the game will see you sneak into various areas of...
Admittedly, we haven't watched The Voice much – all we know is that Tom Jones used to be on it and swivelly chairs are involved. The series, which has been going strong in many different countries, has finally decided to capitalise on the fact that there's only one other karaoke game releasing every year. But does it give...
Review Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter (PS4)
A study in Sherlock
Barely an hour into Sherlock Holmes' latest case, while helping a young boy named Tom find his missing father, you'll be tailing a shady character as a plucky newsboy, who almost suffocates while climbing up a chimney. Next, as Sherlock, you'll grill a local lord and gather more evidence at Tom's home, but not before taking...
The racing genre is still poorly represented on the PlayStation 4, with Evolution Studios' hardy DriveClub the only real option on the appliance outside of launch title Need for Speed: Rivals and Milestone's many motorcycle simulations. Polyphony Digital overlord Kazunori Yamauchi doesn't seem in any real hurry to reveal Gran Turismo 7...
Review Motorcycle Club (PlayStation 4)
Death on two wheels
Motorcycle Club is a racing game on two wheels with a few twists. The most notable addition is the ability to switch between three different bikes on the fly. You'll have access to a superbike, roadster, and custom all at once for each race, and tapping L1 or R1 will allow you to hop between saddles depending on the situation...