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  • 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...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 478

    We're pop stars

    And just like that, the PS Showcase has come and gone, and the mood is sour. But have no fear for the release schedule is absolutely stacked with quality #Content, and there's really never been a better time to own a PS5. Khayl Adam: Planning a quiet, indoor weekend, and if all goes to plan to dive into Crusader Kings 3: Console...

  • Feature The PlayStation Showcase Prediction Quiz Results Are In

    Did you predict the PlayStation Showcase?

    Everyone, it's time. Over 3000 of you took part in our PlayStation Showcase predictions quiz, which was published on the day before the event itself. We presented you with 30 yes or no questions, asking you to predict what would happen during the show — and in this article, we're going to detail the...

  • Guide Best Action Games on PS4

    All the best PS4 action games, ranked and rated

    What are the best action games on PS4? One of the best things about video games is their ability to let us do things we simply can't do in reality. Whether it's assassinating baddies from the shadows in Dishonored: Definitive Edition or fighting for your life against robot dinosaurs in Horizon Zero...

  • Reaction Sony's PS5, PC Live Service Strategy Won't Work If It's All Samey Shooters

    PlayStation did nothing to assuage fans' fears

    We’ve been one of the few publications defending Sony’s live service strategy because we don’t think the idea is inherently bad. A lot of fans treat the booming Games as a Service segment as a genre, but it’s important to underline that it’s a business model instead. In fact, there’s...

  • Feature PlayStation Showcase Biggest Winners and Losers

    Hit and miss

    The long-awaited PlayStation Showcase has come and gone, just like that. And while the event seems to have divided opinion among hardcore fans — like us! — we thought it'd be interesting to break the showcase down into two categories: winners and losers. Because even though the show as a whole might have broken more than a few...

  • Reaction Sony Flubs First Proper PS5 Presentation in Over 18 Months

    PlayStation falls at the first hurdle

    The online response to the first PlayStation Showcase in well over 18 months is apoplectic, and while enthusiast gamers are notoriously unhinged, it’s not entirely unexpected after a dreadfully disappointing livestream earlier today. It became clear about 30 minutes into the event that this was going to be...

  • Round Up What Was Announced at the PlayStation Showcase?

    All the PS5, PSVR2 reveals

    After effectively keeping its big mouth shut for over a year and a half, Sony finally lifted the lid on what some of its first-party studios are working on for PS5 and PSVR2 in a big PlayStation Showcase. Clocking in at over an hour, there was a lot of news to digest in a very short space of time. As such, this Round Up...

  • Poll Was This Sony's Best PlayStation Showcase Yet?

    The PS5 big guns arrive

    Nearly 20 months later, Sony has finally followed up on the PlayStation Showcase from 2021 with a big glimpse behind the curtain at what its first-party studios are working on it. Complemented by exciting third-party content, the show went on for over an hour, sharing long-awaited looks at PS5 games we knew about as well as...

  • Live Watch the PlayStation Showcase Livestream Right Here

    Join us for the biggest summer showcase of the year

    Looking to watch the PlayStation Showcase livestream? Well, this is it – this is the big one! We’ve waited patiently, desperately at times, but after over 18 months Sony has finally decided to bless us with a press conference. This is being billed as a juggernaut presentation, with updates on...

  • Guide Best Free Games on PS4

    The best free to play games on PlayStation 4

    What are the best free games on PS4? Of the thousands of games available on Sony's console, some are available to all players for no cost whatsoever. If you want to try something new without whipping your wallet out, there are lots of great free-to-play titles on PS4 that pose no risk to your bank...

  • Feature Take Part in the PlayStation Showcase Predictions Quiz

    Can you predict the PlayStation Showcase?

    As is Push Square tradition, we simply must publish a big old predictions quiz ahead of this week's PlayStation Showcase. If you haven't taken part in one of these before, it's basically just a list of yes or no questions that the community votes on as a whole. When the PlayStation Showcase is over, we'll...

  • Guide Best Strategy Games on PS5

    The best strategy games on PS5 ranked and rated

    What are the best strategy games on PS5? If you're more of a thinker than a doer, strategy games are probably more your speed. Fortunately, there are lots of options for tactical play on PS5. Strategy games have been around for a long time, and have evolved into two main camps. You have turn-based...

  • Guide Best Adventure Games on PS5

    PS5's best adventures, rated and ranked

    What are the best adventure games on PS5? An adventure is described as an "exciting or daring experience", and while most video games tend to tick this box, there's a specific subset of releases that span this genre. Typically, adventure games tend to boast a mixture of mechanics, spanning everything from...

  • Poll How Hyped Are You for the PlayStation Showcase?

    The big one

    Can't wait until Wednesday? We know the feeling. Sony's kept us all in the dark for way too long, and so there are high expectations surrounding this week's PlayStation Showcase. Whether the event actually lives up to those expectations doesn't matter right now, though. We're very much in the calm before the storm, and so we wanted to...

  • Interview Final Fantasy 16's Devs on Clive's Name, God of War's Leaves, and Fulfilling Fans

    We chat for 20 minutes with Naoki Yoshida et al

    Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to be invited by Square Enix to play almost four hours of Final Fantasy 16 amid the picturesque backdrop of the English capital’s iconic Tower of London. At the location, presumably selected to reflect the obvious European influences in the upcoming PS5...

  • Preview Final Fantasy 16 Still Seems Like a PS5 Must Have, But a Couple of Niggles Need to Be Addressed

    Almost four more hours with Square Enix's huge RPG sequel

    Earlier in the year, after playing through a tailored demo designed specifically to showcase Final Fantasy 16’s combat systems, we described the action-heavy PS5 exclusive as a bonafide Game of the Year contender. With publisher Square Enix seemingly intent on showing as much of the sequel...

  • Soapbox Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Should Adapt This Quintessential Storyline

    Bobby has ideas for the plot of Sony's anticipated sequel

    Anticipation and hype are slowly but surely building up in a big way for Insomniac’s superhero sequel, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The game is expected to have a major presence on Wednesday’s PlayStation Showcase which could very well offer the best look yet at both plot and gameplay...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 477

    The calm before the storm

    Wow, we're days away from the PS Showcase, so there's extra excitement this weekend. Sony may frustrate us with its cloak and daggers approach to the industry these days, but the upshot is that when it finally steps out of its shell, the bombshells are never far away. Aaron Bayne: Me and my mate will be trying to keep...

  • Feature Our PlayStation Showcase Predictions

    This should be good

    You can feel it in the air, can't you? The distinct tingle of hype, the sense that we're in the calm before the storm. It's the same kind of excitement that used to permeate the web ahead of E3, but this time, we're all looking forward to the PlayStation Showcase, which airs next week, on the 24th May. The expectations for this...

  • Guide Best Co-Op Games on PS5

    PS5 couch co-op and online co-op games ranked and rated

    What are the best co-op games on PS5? For as long as video games have been around, there have been cooperative experiences to share with your friends and family. Co-op games are as prolific as ever on PS5, and we need your help to find the best examples. Playing a co-op game can be one of the...

  • Guide Best Racing Games on PS5

    The top PS5 racing games, ranked and rated

    What are the best racing games on PS5? Video games have been around a long time, but humanity's love of cars goes back much, much further. It's no wonder that racing games have been part of the gaming landscape since the very start, with the compulsion to go fast and clock the quickest times still just as...

  • Guide Best Trails Games Ranked: Which Trails Games to Play and Where to Start

    A guide to Falcom's huge RPG series

    Over the last few years, the Trails series has started to find some footing in the West, largely thanks to the localisation of the Trails of Cold Steel saga on PS4. And now that publisher NIS America is committed to bringing the franchise overseas, we finally have enough Trails games to warrant a guide like this...

  • Poll We Need You to Rate the Trails Games

    Be a hero

    Over recent years, Falcom's long-running Trails series has gained a lot of traction here in the West. We're still a few games behind at the time of writing this article, but publisher NIS America has hit a steady stride in releasing title after title. And thankfully, we're now at a point where there are enough Trails games on modern...

  • Guide Best RPGs on PS Plus

    The best RPGs on PS Plus, ranked and rated

    What are the best RPGs on PS Plus? With its three tiers of membership, PS Plus is now home to loads of quality role-playing games — or RPGs for short. In this guide, we're going to list the best RPGs available through PS Plus Essential, PS Plus Extra, PS Plus Premium, and the

  • Guide Best PS5 Exclusive Games

    PS5's best exclusives, rated and ranked

    What are the best PS5 exclusive games? For enthusiasts and the hardcore, exclusive titles are one of the main reasons for buying a console. These experiences generally make the most of the hardware you are purchasing, and so many are considered best in class when stacked up against third-party counterparts...

  • Guide Best Arcade Games on PS5

    PS5's best arcade games, rated and ranked

    What are the best arcade games on PS5? The arcade may not be the defining destination that it once was in the 80s and 90s, but the spirit of arcade games is very much alive – even on the latest crop of consoles. While you may not need a collection of quarters to play the titles on this page, we’re...

  • Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for May 2023?

    Something for everyone

    It's another big update for the more expensive tiers of PS Plus this month. We don't want to influence your opinion right off the bat, but man, that list of PS Plus Extra games is pretty impressive, isn't it? With the likes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart,

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 476

    Dry your eyes

    Yes, we're a PlayStation website, but we don't live under a rock: it's safe to assume many of you will be playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It's particularly interesting how the industry seems to have grinded to a halt this week to allow the game to do its thing. From our perspective, let's hope things pick up next...

  • Poll What's the Best PlayStation Startup Sequence?

    PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5?

    When you think of PlayStation, does a specific console startup come to mind? Sony's crafted some iconic system screens over the years — complete with some iconic sounds — but which one's the best? We know that's a potentially difficult question — and it might be wholly dependent on how old you are! — but it should...

  • Guide Best PS5, PS4 Games Like Zelda

    Top notch action adventures like The Legend of Zelda

    What are the best PS5, PS4 games like Zelda? The Legend of Zelda is a Nintendo series that needs no introduction. It's been around since the NES days, gradually evolving from its 8-bit origins into a fully fledged, 3D, open world epic. Critically acclaimed across the board and adored by fans, it's...

  • Guide Best PS4 Exclusive Games

    PS4's best exclusives ranked and rated

    What are the best PS4 exclusive games? Whether you're just starting your PS4 journey or have had one for since the beginning, you'll no doubt want to play the absolute best games exclusive to the console. Well, the PlayStation 4 has plenty of those, covering a wide range of tastes. Over the years, Sony has...

  • Guide Best PSP Games

    PSP's best games, ranked and rated

    What are the best PSP games? First released on 12th December, 2004 in its native Japan, Sony’s initial foray into the handheld arena followed years and years of speculation. The company officially acknowledged the device a year prior, at E3 2003, with PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi describing it as a “Walkman...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 475

    Bad comedy

    This weekend sees the new King coronated here in the UK, a historic event that'll no doubt give the globe a weird and wonderful impression of what British life isn't like. We're not ones for pomp and ceremony, so we'll be shielding ourselves from the silliness with our PlayStations. Aaron Bayne: I’ll be digging into some more Star...

  • Soapbox PS Plus Might Be Gaming's Best Subscription Service Now

    Liam's a happy member

    While Sammy doesn't see subscription services becoming the industry standard in the future, I at least think PS Plus is the best one you could be a member of right now. Following a long and impressive streak of monthly updates, I believe what Sony is doing with its three-tiered setup just about edges the offerings of

  • Poll What Review Score Would You Give Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?

    Cal it

    It's been a week since the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PS5. The action adventure certainly seems to have struck a chord with gamers in general, although there is ongoing debate regarding the game's technical state, which is being improved bit by bit via updates. There's something great at Survivor's core, though. We gave it an...

  • Guide Best PlayStation Games

    All the best games on every PlayStation

    What are the best PlayStation games? Well, this is a huge question; countless video games have been released across all of Sony's consoles, so picking just a handful of the very best is a tall order. Fortunately, we have plenty of guides that may help. If you're looking for the very best games you can play on...

  • Guide Best Fighting Games on PS5

    The best PS5 fighting games ranked and rated

    What are the best fighting games on PS5? If you're looking for some challenging battles that'll really test your limits, fighting games take that to the extreme. It's a genre that has a reputation for being difficult to penetrate, with a hardcore community and large esports scene making these titles seem...

  • Guide Best Final Fantasy Games

    All Final Fantasy games ranked

    What are the best Final Fantasy games? It's a tough question, and not one that we'd like to answer alone. That's why we asked you, the Push Square readers, to rate and rank an entire list of Final Fantasy games. This article is the result of your ratings, with 28 Final Fantasy titles, spanning multiple generations of...

  • Guide Best PS5 Games

    All the best PS5 games, ranked and rated

    What are the best PS5 games? The PlayStation 5 is the latest home games console from Sony, released on 12th November, 2020 in North America and a week later on the 19th November, 2020 in Europe. Of course, it's the platform holder's most powerful, most premium machine to date, promising a big shift from the...

  • Guide Best Local Multiplayer Games on PS4

    The best couch multiplayer games on PS4 ranked

    What are the best local multiplayer games on PS4? The truth is, there are so many great options for some couch multiplayer goodness on PS4. While many titles offer great online experiences, nothing quite beats local multiplayer together with friends and family in the same room. Finding the right game...

  • Poll Rate the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters

    The final time

    Regular readers will know that we have our own list of Best Final Fantasy Games here on Push Square. It includes just about every Final Fantasy title released on PlayStation platforms to date, and it's all user rated. The thing is, we want to refresh the list with the recently released Pixel Remasters — and so we want you to give...

  • Guide Best RPGs on PS4

    The 50 best RPGs on PS4

    What are the best RPGs on PS4? Well, the PS4 is home to a vast library role-playing games. From MMOs and open world epics to niche Japanese RPGs (or JRPGs) and traditional adventures stuffed with text, there's something for just about everyone. It's an expansive genre in which East meets West, and we see numerous takes on a...

  • Guide Best PS5, PS4 Games Like Redfall

    Alternative supernatural shooters on PS5, PS4

    What are the best PS5, PS4 games like Redfall? Bethesda's vampire-hunting co-op shooter is now available on Xbox systems, but it won't be arriving on Sony's consoles anytime soon, if at all. Still, if you're in the mood for some supernatural thrills, you're not short of options on PS5 and PS4. There are...

  • Gallery Final Fantasy 16 Artwork Is a Feast for the Eyes

    All character art, Eikons, and more

    Typical of the long-running series, Final Fantasy XVI has some downright gorgeous artwork behind it. In fact, it's so good that we've decided to gather it all on a single page for your perusal. Below, you'll find all of the officially released Final Fantasy XVI artwork so far, most of which has been beautifully...

  • Guide Best Puzzle Games on PS4

    PS4's best puzzlers

    What are the best puzzle games on PS4? It's a big question; there are so many of the darned things that it can be hard to narrow it down. If you enjoy a game that tests your grey matter, you're certainly well served on PS4. Puzzle games can take a few different forms. The classic examples of puzzlers are things like Tetris...

  • Preview Street Fighter 6 PS5, PS4 Chucks the Kitchen Sink At Fans Who Complained About the Previous Game

    It's a knockout

    We can all admit it: Street Fighter 5 was a huge disappointment. As a one-on-one fighting game, the release was exceptional, but Capcom completely forgot about the audience beyond pro players – and the sequel suffered as a result. While the Japanese publisher would go on to make respectable improvements to the release over time,...

  • Poll What Review Score Would You Give Dead Island 2?

    Back from the dead

    Dead Island 2 has been shuffling around PS5 and PS4 for over a week now, and so it's time to find out what you lot think about this latest zombie-smushing title. It's fair to say that we've been waiting on this one for a while — the project itself was rebooted multiple times after its initial reveal all the way back in... 2014?!...

  • Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for May and June 2023

    Lord of the Rings! Street Fighter! Final Fantasy!

    Summer is fast approaching and the games just keep on coming, with plenty of fantastic titles heading our way over the next couple of months. As always, we've been busy putting together some highlights headed to both PlayStation 5 and PS4, as well as a larger selection of games that'll be available...

  • Feature Net Yaroze - Sony’s Fascinating First Foray into the World of Indie Game Development

    Let's do it together

    In the 1980s, the hobbyist game development scene was absolutely thriving in the UK. Home computers like the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, and Commodore 64 all allowed their users to write custom code from scratch, in what was known as the Basic programming language. As a result, each system had an incredibly dedicated audience of...