• Review Beholder: Complete Edition (PS4)

    Fight the system

    In a city governed by a totalitarian state, you play as Carl, one of the government's trusted members who, together with his wife and two children, relocate to a new tenancy. By order of the state, you’ve been tasked with spying on tenants to ensure that they're following the letter of the law, and you must punish those who...


  • Review Hue (PS4)

    Game of many colours

    Republished on Wednesday 27th September 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Puzzle games often have a serious problem with striking an even balance between being challenging and fun. Too often...


  • Review Manual Samuel (PS4)

    Handle with care

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had to do everything manually? Blinking, breathing, walking: what if your body just decided it wouldn't do them automatically anymore. Well, in Manual Samuel you are tasked with keeping Samuel alive for a whole 24 hours by completing automatic bodily functions manually. You...



  • Review Action Henk (PS4)

    Henk on a second

    If we had a dollar for every platformer that's passed through the venerable doors of the Push Square Towers in the last few years, we probably wouldn't be writing about games on the Internet anymore. Instead, we'd be sitting on a private island somewhere, sipping on a liquid gold martini served to us in a solid gold martini goblet...


  • Review Pumped BMX + (PS4)

    On yer bike

    Ah, the iconic BMX bike – made a cinematic icon in the '80s thanks to E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, BMX Bandits, and erm, well, let's just leave it there. Anyway, here's a game that loves the "art" of BMX riding and has been developed by actual "BMXers" – and having been a hit on mobile devices, it hops onto the PlayStation 4,...


  • Review Nova-111 (PS4)

    Super nova

    Having impressed at both PAX Prime and IndieCade back in 2014, Nova-111 has finally been released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. The quirky turn-based adventure is a fantastic title to bury your head in; it excels in providing lots of easily digestible levels as well as an intuitive control system. Nova-111 puts you in...


  • Review The Swindle (PS4)

    Robotic robbery

    It's a well-known fact that, back when Britain had an empire, you couldn't step into the foggy London night without occasionally tripping over the odd robot here and there. Every house and factory had a small army for protection, complete with complicated computers and pressure-sensitive mines. Like a pair of Queen Victoria's...


  • Review Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PlayStation 4)

    Patience test chamber

    Office politics can be a killer. As anybody who has ever had to share a tuna salad baguette with Gina from accounting will attest, we're all just one wrong word away from snapping. Usually that takes the guise of making off-hand comments about a 55-year-old's fascination with leopard skin underwear and tight skirts, but what if...


  • Review Thomas Was Alone (PlayStation 4)

    Lonely loner on the lonely road

    Thomas Was Alone is the lovely little puzzle platformer by Mike Bithell, which was later ported by Curve Studios. While not a terribly long or challenging game, it released early last year on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, and was well received. In fact, it earned additional attention from us, landing a place in our Top...


  • Review Proteus (PlayStation 3)

    Kaleidoscope eyes

    On our journey through Proteus, we witnessed history, mythology, nature, industry, death, ascension, and enlightenment. We experienced all of these things, but there's a chance that you may not, because part of the appeal of the release is that it's entirely subjective. As such, this is one of the most thought-provoking titles on...


  • Review Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PlayStation 3)

    Out of sight

    Fresh from a successful period on the PC – with a name too crude to be published here – Curve Studios has transposed its undercover espionage excursion to the PlayStation 3 and Vita. However, while its title may be slightly less colourful, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark retains the assets that made its computer counterpart great:...


  • Review Explodemon! (PlayStation 3)


    's</a> dewy-eyed regard for the 16-bit era is charming, but not endearing enough to subsidise the game's predictable level design and mundane boss battles. It's a miracle we got to review Explodemon! at all. The game's status in development limbo has long been depicted by the platform-hopping drama that's surrounded it since its...