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  • Poll Did You Buy Monster Hunter Rise on PS5, PS4?

    Rise up

    Out now on PS5 and PS4, Monster Hunter Rise seems to be another banger from Capcom. Many have proclaimed this to be one of the best — if not the best — instalment in the long-running franchise, and now that PlayStation players can finally jump in, we want to know if you're buying a copy. We highly recommend it, by the way. We handed the...

  • Poll Did You Buy the Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden Remasters?

    A social link

    Can you believe that Atlus finally grew a brain and re-released two of its most beloved games on modern platforms? Well, it's finally happened: today marks the launch of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden on PS4, and we want to know if you're dipping into these fantastic RPGs. We dare say that both ports will be attracting a lot...

  • Preview EA Sports PGA Tour Makes a Promising Swing at a Familiar Golf Sim

    Hole in one?

    It's been seven long years since a golf game had the EA Sports logo on the box. Dominating the genre since 1990, the publisher took a step back after Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015, letting 2K Sports shoulder its way to the front of the pack. Now, the licence switches hands again on PS5 with the simply named EA Sports PGA Tour, boasting...

  • TV Show Review The Last of Us (HBO) Episode 1 - Faithful Retelling Deviates in the Right Ways

    When you're lost in the darkness

    It’s been a long time coming, but the live-action adaptation of The Last of Us is finally here. After nearly a decade of reliving the adventure of Joel and Ellie in video game form, we now have a new cast, new medium, and a slightly altered take on this classic tale. Episode one of nine aired on HBO and Sky...

  • Poll Share Your First Thoughts on The Last of Us TV Series

    Is it a hit or a miss?

    After many years of filming and a wave of extremely positive critic reviews, the first episode of HBO's TV adaptation of The Last of Us is now available for viewing. Named When You're Lost in the Darkness, what are your first impressions of the series after watching the first 1 hour and 35 minutes of the show? Has it lived up...

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

    Plus or minus?

    Another glut of games have been announced for PS Plus Extra and Premium. It's no secret that Extra subscribers in particular have been eating well of late, and that's set to continue when the new offerings drop next week. The likes of Back 4 Blood, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, and Dragon Ball FighterZ are headline acts, and...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 459

    The release schedule kicks in

    We don't know about you, but we're about to be buried in new games here at Push Square. Review season has well and truly begun, and it only gets more and more insane as we look towards the end of the month, and then February and March. So this weekend, let's all try and relax before the inevitable panic sets in...

  • Poll Did You Buy One Piece Odyssey?

    Luffing it

    One Piece Odyssey is out now on PS5 and PS4, bringing the ultra-popular manga and anime series to Sony's systems as a turn-based RPG. Obviously, existing fans are the target audience here — but in its accessible mechanics and eternally entertaining characters, we dare say that One Piece newbies might want to check it out as well. We...

  • Feature 20 PS5, PS4 Indie Games to Look Forward to in 2023

    Tip of the iceberg

    Last year was a very strong one for games, but indies in particular really shone. The quality across the varied and exciting range of smaller titles on PS5 and PS4 has been commendable for a while, and that's set to continue all throughout 2023. Yes, this year is packed with some seriously heavy-hitters like Marvel's Spider-Man 2...

  • Round Up The Last of Us TV Reviews Praise a Great Adaptation

    "Best adaptation of a video game ever made"

    Just a few days before the first episode releases, select members of the media have shared their thoughts on the first season of HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us. With Joel played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey taking on Ellie's role, alongside Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin leading things, the series...

  • Interview How Fortnite Inspired Building a Better Virtual Concert in Sky: Children of the Light

    Going on quite the Journey

    With the curtains closing on the season of Aurora within Sky: Children of the Light and its interactive concert, we had the chance to sit down with creative director of thatgamecompany, Jenova Chen, to talk about it. We explore how this awesome experiential collaboration came to be in the first place, what it was like to...

  • Poll What PS5, PS4 Game Are You Most Looking Forward to in January 2023?

    Starting strong

    Wow, this has to be one of the most stacked January release schedules we've seen in a long time. The first month of the year is usually a period of peace and quiet as far as new games go, with publishers typically leaning towards February or March release dates. But 2023 is different, and January is pretty much an early indication of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 458

    2023 begins

    The holidays are over (for most — Sammy's just started his!) and everyone's begrudgingly heading back to work and school. But don't worry: 2023 is set to be an incredibly busy year for PlayStation, with a release schedule that's sure to provide plenty of escapism. Let's start the year right with a cosy weekend of gaming! Robert...

  • Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for January and February 2023

    PSVR2! Hogwarts Legacy! Dead Space!

    The first few months of the year are usually a little quieter on the new games front, but there's plenty to get stuck into over January and February this time around. In this guide, you'll find our usual roundup of highlights hand-picked by us, as well as a larger selection of physical games that'll be available...

  • Feature 15 PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2023

    Spidey-senses at the ready

    With 2022 now done and dusted, it's time to look to the future. One thing we know at this point is that 2023 has a stacked release schedule of PS5 and PS4 games, but of course, we can never be totally sure of what will happen. As is tradition here on Push Square, it's time for the editorial team to make some predictions...

  • Feature 20 Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2023 as Voted By You

    Blockbusters everywhere

    The results are in, and we've tallied the 20 most anticipated PS5 and PS4 games of 2023, as voted by you, the Push Square community. The poll was published just last week, at the bottom of our massive 60 Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2023 list. We keep saying this, but the year ahead really is ridiculously packed!...

  • Live Watch Sony's CES 2023 Press Conference Livestream Right Here

    PSVR2! EV Cars! More?

    Sony’s CES 2023 press conference livestream is unlikely to focus too much on PlayStation, but with PSVR2 in the event’s thumbnail, there should be some small nuggets of information for gamers to latch onto. This broadcast will almost certainly centre on the Japanese giant’s larger consumer electronics portfolio, so go in...

  • Feature 30 Promising RPGs Coming to PS5, PS4 in 2023

    A roll of the dice

    2023 could well be one of the best years in PlayStation history for RPG fans. That may seem like bold statement at first, but we've compiled a list of 30 promising titles set to release over the course of the next 12 months — and it's safe to say that 2023 is absolutely packed with role-playing games. We've already highlighted...

  • Poll What's Your Favourite God of War Ragnarok Weapon?

    Your weapon of choice

    Warning: this article contains God of War Ragnarok spoilers. Please don't scroll down if you haven't finished the game. God of War Ragnarok encourages you to use all of the weapons Kratos has in his arsenal, whether that's through enemy immunities or the environment dictating your next move. However, deep down, we all have a...

  • Game of the Year Push Square Readers' Top 10 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    As voted by you

    The time has come to unveil the best PS5 and PS4 games of 2022...according to readers of Push Square! Back near the end of the year, we asked our community to vote for their favourite titles, based on a shortlist of 50 PlayStation games. This year, the voting system was actually weighted based on user preference, with someone's...

  • Feature 60 Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2023

    An avalanche of must plays await

    What are the most anticipated PS5 and PS4 games of 2023? Publications like Push Square sound like a broken record every January, when they proudly declare the next 12 months in gaming to be the best ever. However, in this instance, it could potentially be true: the lineup is looking extraordinary. Obviously there’s...

  • Game of the Year #1 - God of War Ragnarok

    Norse one

    For as much as the contrarian in all of us would love to be sitting here telling you, “Well, ackshually, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin was the best game of 2022” – it wasn’t, was it? No, that accolade is reserved for God of War Ragnarok, a release so finely polished you can practically see your own reflection smiling...

  • Feature Wishing You a Happy New Year from the Push Square Team

    Welcome to 2023

    And thus concludes another marginally less unusual – but no less dramatic – year! Welcome to 2023, folks, where we all ride on hover boards and have augmented reality lenses installed into our eyes. Not really, of course! It’s basically the same as 2022, except we’re all a little bit older and can’t afford to turn on our...

  • Game of the Year Sammy's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    Ragnarok is coming

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of editor Sammy Barker. 5. Arcade Paradise: I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of “games within games”. It’s part of the appeal of series like Shenmue and Yakuza to...

  • Round Up These Are Our Game of the Year Picks So Far

    A moment to recap

    Happy New Year, everyone! We sincerely hope you’re not sozzled just yet, as there’s still a few hours to go until 2023 arrives. (Depending on when and where you’re reading this, of course). While you wait for our big Game of the Year reveal, we figured we’d take this moment to recap our nine picks so far. Can you guess the...

  • Feature Our PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2022 - How Did We Do?

    Face the facts

    The news cycle for another year is over, so forgive the upcoming "slow news days" as the gaming industry winds down for Christmas and the new year. We hope you've enjoyed our Game of the Year content so far, but now it is time to turn our attention to a couple of predictions we made at the start of 2022. Each Push Square editor wrote...

  • Game of the Year #2 - Elden Ring

    The Tarnished has risen

    There have already been so many long-form essays written, so many two-hour YouTube critiques produced about Elden Ring that the passage below is unlikely to contain a single original take on the FromSoftware title. Occupying the same sort of space as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's considered a...

  • Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Essential Games for January 2023?

    Plus or minus?

    Hold on, January 2023? It's here already?! Yep, we know it's hard to believe, but a whole new year is here — and that means we've got another 12 months of PS Plus offerings to look forward to (and perhaps moan about incessantly). We can see January's selection being somewhat divisive. It's spearheaded by the well-liked Star Wars...

  • Game of the Year Annette's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    Tactical thinking

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Annette Magaña. 5. Elex II: Remember those PS2 “middleware” titles that looked and played awful, but somehow managed to not cross the line into being shovelware?...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - New Year 2023 Edition

    Farewell 2022, old friend

    And that marks the end of 2022, folks – well, almost! Obviously there’s still a few hours to go, which means more time to make an attempt at downscaling that bulging backlog. There’s been so many games this year that it’s hard to know where to start, but reality check: 2023 is going to be even bigger. Time to...

  • Game of the Year Top 10 PS5, PS4 Soundtracks of 2022

    Let music reign

    The end of the year is always a bright spot when it comes to writing. List articles can be an absolute blast to both write and read. Sure, you'll probably see about a thousand of them during the closing month of 2022, so what's one more, right? This list is here to talk about the very best PlayStation music we heard in 2022. While...

  • Poll Have You Completed Elden Ring?

    Never give up

    There's no doubt that Elden Ring was one of 2022's biggest deals. The open world RPG released all the way back in February (which somehow feels like an age ago now), but it managed to be a conversational centrepiece throughout the entire year. This was, of course, down to the title's overall quality, but it was also thanks to game's...

  • Game of the Year #3 - Horizon Forbidden West

    Pure shores

    How do you improve upon one of the better sci-fi stories in recent video game memory? You go off-the-rails, of course! Dutch developer Guerrilla Games clearly hit Amsterdam’s finest pot shops while rolling up the plot for Aloy’s sophomore outing in Horizon Forbidden West, as – spoiler alert – this narrative involves clones,...

  • Game of the Year Aaron's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    This is war

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of video producer Aaron Bayne. 5. Rainbow Six: Extraction: I was about as surprised as you likely are to see Rainbow Six Extraction in a top five anything, let alone my personal picks...

  • Interview How Roll7 Released Two of PS5's Best-Feeling Games Within Six Months

    Were coming out "in the same week" at one point

    There were exactly 189 days between the launch of OlliOlli World on 8th February 2022, and then Rollerdrome on 16th August 2022. This means little without context, so what if the two titles were made by the same dev? What about if that studio isn't exactly the biggest in the world, without the budgets...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Open World Game of 2022

    Venturing forth

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 Open World Game of 2022, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. This category crowns the best PS5, PS4 titles that went to town with their open worlds. At the end, we will list a few honourable mentions. Bronze Trophy: Gotham...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Trails from Zero

    Crossbell's calling

    Originally a PSP game from 2010, Trails from Zero was finally localised outside of Japan earlier this year. Thanks to the increasing popularity of the Trails of Cold Steel games, publisher NIS America felt like the time was right to introduce Western fans to one of the most beloved instalments in Falcom's long-running franchise...

  • Game of the Year Brett's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    A new frontier

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Brett Posner-Ferdman. 5. The King of Fighters XV: After what felt like years of waiting, the newest entry of The King of Fighters series is finally here, and it was well...

  • Interview Talking Biceps and Norse Studies with God of War Ragnarok's Mina Sundwall

    "I got to walk around like I had those biceps"

    Series veterans Kratos and Atreus were always going to be the main stars of the Santa Monica Studio epic God of War Ragnarok, but the more you play its 30+ hour campaign, the more its cast of new faces threaten to steal the show. It's the performances from the likes of Laya Hayes (Angrboda) and Richard...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Developer of 2022

    The true stars

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 Developer of 2022, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. This category crowns the best PS5, PS4 developers that have excelled this year, whether that's through multiple releases or fantastic support of their current line-up. At the...

  • Game of the Year #5 - Cult of the Lamb

    It's good to be baa-d

    In a year rife with excellent indie games, Cult of the Lamb always stood out. Though some grow weary of the ubiquitous rogue-likes and rogue-lites these days, this game puts a unique spin on the formula to create one of 2022's most ingenious gameplay cycle. Essentially, this is a game of two halves. The first is a fairly...

  • Opinion Why 2023 Will Be PS5's Biggest and Best Year Yet

    A sleeping giant awakes

    Let’s not beat around the bush: PlayStation has been weird recently. While it’s not the end of the world – the Japanese giant’s still found impressive success in unprecedented circumstances – it’s clear that the aftermath of the pandemic has rocked the PS5’s first few years. Games like God of War Ragnarok, which...

  • Game of the Year Christian's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    Neon dreams

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Christian Kobza. 5. Ghostwire: Tokyo: Often written off as just another open-world checklist, Ghostwire Tokyo still delighted me with its unique setting, striking art...

  • Soapbox More Publishers, Including PlayStation, Should Celebrate Their Catalogues Like Atari 50

    Rose tinted glasses

    I’ve always enjoyed retro games, but I don’t think I ever considered myself a Retro Gamer™ until this year. At just 34-years-old, I’m certainly not old – but I am getting older, and I’m beginning to appreciate how this shapes my perspective. For example, I was around for the entirety of the PS1 era – I even attended...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 RPG of 2022

    For the role players

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 RPG of 2022, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. This category crowns the best PS5, PS4 titles of the role-playing genre. At the end, we will list a few honourable mentions. Bronze Trophy: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII...

  • Game of the Year #6 - Sifu

    Don't think, feel

    We were pretty much sold on Sifu as soon as it was revealed. A gritty but stylised martial arts revenge movie in video game form? Of course we'll give it a go. And we did indeed give it a go — over and over and over again. What we're saying is that Sifu is a difficult game, but don't let that put you off! Persevere with this...

  • Game of the Year John's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    Put an Elden Ring on it

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of reviewer John Cal McCormick. 5. Cult of the Lamb: I really enjoyed my time with Cult of the Lamb. I 8/10 enjoyed it according to my review. It’s grisly, and dark, and...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Art Direction of 2022

    Painting pictures

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 Art Direction of 2022, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. This category crowns the best PS5, PS4 titles with eye-catching visuals. This includes outstanding graphics and striking art styles. At the end, we will list a few...

  • Game of the Year #7 - Sonic Frontiers

    Hedgehog redemption

    Look. Sonic has been in a rough spot for bloody ages. There's no getting away from that, no matter how fast you can run. SEGA needed to shake things up, lest its mascot spiral further into the abyss. By some miracle, Sonic Team finally realised it needed to buck up its ideas, and the result is the character's best 3D game in a...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022

    Chippin' in

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of deputy editor Robert Ramsey. 5. SD Gundam Battle Alliance: Of course I've got a Gundam game on my list! Even being a massive fan of the seemingly eternal mecha franchise, I didn't...