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  • Site News Our Game of the Year Countdown Gets Underway Today

    Which game will win?

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re not necessarily talking about illuminated trees and Christmas cake. No, it’s that time of the year where we temporarily take some time away from the traditional news cycle in order to bring you some top-notch holiday content. As is always the case, we’ve got multiple...

  • Reaction Sony's New PS Store Is Actively Preventing Fans from Spending Money

    Cash saver

    Goodness gracious, the new PS Store is an absolutely flabbergasting heap of horse doo, isn’t it? Look, we understand: coronavirus, new consoles, complicated – we recognise that rolling out a new iteration of the PlayStation Store can’t be easy. But after the previous versions – which were also rubbish, for the record – we liked...

  • Guide Best Upcoming PS5, PS4 RPGs

    Worlds worth visiting

    What are the best upcoming PS5 RPGs? What are the best upcoming PS4 RPGs? The role-playing genre is an incredibly expansive one, containing so many unique experiences that we think it's fit to detail some of the ones packing the most potential coming to both PS5 and PS4 in the future. There are some turn-based titles in here as...

  • Guide Best PS4 Fitness and Health Games to Lose Weight at Home

    Exercise with PlayStation 4 and enhance your home workout

    What are the best PS4 fitness and health games to help you lose weight at home? While most PlayStation 4 games tend to find you in a solitary position, the console is also home to several superb titles which will get you on your feet and working up a sweat. Gyms may have reopened in most...

  • Guide Best PS4 Pro Boost Mode Games

    More like Beast Mode

    What are the best PS4 Pro Boost Mode games? Boost Mode is a nifty PS4 Pro feature that uses the system's additional grunt to provide improved visuals, framerates, and performance in games that aren't officially PS4 Pro Enhanced. It works across 4K and HD TVs as well, so there's really no excuse not to turn it on. Well, unless...

  • Guide Best PS4 RPGs

    Roll the dice

    What are the best PS4 RPGs? Well, the PlayStation 4 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 a similar...

  • Guide Best PS4 Sports Games

    The best sports games on the PlayStation 4

    What are the best PS4 sports games? Whether you’re a die-hard footie aficionado or a casual basketball watcher, there’s no question that sports games are among the most popular on consoles these days. Whether it’s hardcore simulations or more arcade-like adaptations, we’ve compiled the best sports...

  • Guide Best PS4 HDR Games

    The best PlayStation 4 games to show off HDR

    What are the best PS4 HDR games? What PlayStation 4 games show off high dynamic range the most? If you've recently purchased a HDR compatible TV, chances are you're looking for the games that make the best use of the fancy tech. In this list, we've gathered what we think are some of the best examples of...

  • Guide Long PS4 Games

    Longest single player PS4 games

    What are the longest PS4 games? For this guide, we've compiled the 15 longest games on PS4 — but we've set a few boundaries. For starters, all of these games can be played through alone — they're all single player games to a large extent. Next, they're all story-based — again, to some extent. This rules out...

  • Feature Our PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2020 - How Did We Do?

    The year of turmoil

    The truly terrible year that was 2020 comes to a close in just a handful of days, which many will be rightfully celebrating. But before we can look ahead to the next set of 365 days, it's time to take a look back at the predictions made by the Push Square editorial team at the beginning of the year. 2020 was a milestone year for...

  • Guide Best PS4 Family Games to Play Together At Christmas

    PS4 games for families to play at home together

    What are the best PS4 games for families to play together? The PlayStation 4's vast library of titles caters to every type of genre and video game player imaginable. From RPGs and first-person shooters through to driving simulators, it really does have the lot. However, occasionally you'll want to bond...

  • Guide Best PS4 Games You Can Beat in a Day

    Shortest games on PlayStation 4

    What are some of the best short PS4 games? The PlayStation 4 has lots of short games available, and while some of them probably aren't worth your time, there are plenty that are. In this list, we'll go through some of the shortest games you can play on PS4 — but first, some ground rules. For starters, all the games...

  • Poll Did You Request a Cyberpunk 2077 Refund on PS5, PS4?

    Reclaiming your Eddies

    In a crazy year like 2020, we probably should have expected Cyberpunk 2077’s utter implosion – but it’s still taken us by surprise, we must admit. If the state of the game wasn’t already shocking enough, we’re still reeling from Sony’s decision to remove the role-playing release from the PS Store. It’s just an...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 355

    The weekend before Xmas

    We’re less than a week away from Christmas now, which means the industry is really beginning to wind down. While it’s no doubt going to be a busy weekend for many of you as you get ready for the big day, hopefully you find a spare moment to squeeze in some video games. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m still playing and...

  • Guide Cyberpunk 2077 Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

    Everything Cyberpunk 2077 you need to know

    Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world role-playing game created by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED, set in a dystopian sci-fi setting named Night City. In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we’re going to share our beginner’s tips and tricks to help you extract the most out of your playthrough...

  • Soapbox I'm Really Enjoying Cyberpunk 2077

    Sammy wants to acknowledge the game's merits

    Potentially controversial counterpoint: Cyberpunk 2077 is a very good game that’s been almost entirely undone by CD Projekt RED’s decision to push it out of the door prematurely. Seeing the game delisted from the PS Store overnight – after a sh*tstorm that somehow stinks more than Fallout 76 and...

  • Reaction How Does It Keep Going Wrong for Big Game Launches?

    Beware the hype train

    Well. This is a fine mess CD Projekt RED has found itself in over Cyberpunk 2077. We went from enormous levels of hype to outright damage control in just over a week. After that initial announcement 8 years ago and many delays, the long-awaited RPG finally arrived on 10th December but, put bluntly, the PS4 version has been...

  • Guide Best PS4 Single Player Story Games

    The best campaigns to play solo

    What are the best PS4 single player story games? Playing games with others is a lot of fun, but sometimes you just want to go it alone and immerse yourself in a single player game with a decent story. Often lengthy, deep, and rich with narrative, single player adventures offer some of the best experiences and best...

  • Guide Best PS4 Strategy Games

    Top tactical titles on PlayStation 4

    What are the best PS4 strategy games? You may be surprised to hear that PS4 has lots of options for fans of tactical games. Whether you like real-time strategy or turn-based battles, there are more strategic games on PS4 than you might think. Here's our list of what we think are PS4's best strategical...

  • Reaction Cyberpunk 2077 Debacle Proves Sony Needs a Better PS Store Refund Policy

    Inconsistency causing confusion

    The debacle surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 has, not for the first time, highlighted a gaping flaw in the PlayStation Store. We’ve talked about refunds before – amusingly, when No Man’s Sky was underfire for failing to deliver on its promises – but another anticipated title has fallen short of expectations, and so...

  • Poll What Is Your PS5 and PS4 Game of the Year 2020?

    Vote now

    It's that time of year once again: Game of the Year. Every year, we present to you our top picks for PlayStation's best and brightest, and every year, we ask you to have your say too. A little later than usual, we're beginning our Game of the Year coverage on Push Square, and it starts with all of you. We ask one simple question: what are...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 354

    Cyber-hunker down

    We’ve got a sneaking suspicion we know what many of you will be playing this weekend, but the eternal question still needs to be asked. What are you playing this weekend? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m frustrated with Cyberpunk 2077’s technical shortcomings, but I’m still really enjoying the game. There’s so much to like...

  • Soapbox PS5 Pricing Is Setting Releases Like Returnal Up to Fail

    Sammy thinks Housemarque is being done dirty

    I’m really looking forward to playing Returnal. I, like everyone at Push Square Towers, have been a long-time admirer of Housemarque and the kind of games it makes. Super Stardust HD was one of my favourite PlayStation 3 games, and I’d rate both Resogun and Nex Machina as must-play titles on the...

  • Preview Persona 5 Strikers Is Much More than a Hack and Slash Spin-Off

    Looking cool, Joker

    Just like Persona 5, Persona 5 Strikers is a story-driven RPG. Despite what you may have heard, it is not a wall-to-wall action game similar to something like Dynasty Warriors. Just like Persona 5, it has exploration in both the real world and the realm of the mind. It has long stretches of dialogue, cutscenes, and character...

  • Round Up What Was Announced at The Game Awards 2020?

    All the PS5, PS4 reveals

    The act of celebrating the past 12 months of gaming releases once again fell to Geoff Keighley and The Game Awards, this time around without a live audience as the COVID-19 pandemic forces industry folk to stay at home. An unfortunate outcome, but it didn't put too much of a dampener on the party as some of the best...

  • Talking Point Did The Game Awards 2020 Meet Your Expectations?

    How would you rate Keighley's show?

    Here we are, at the end of another year with The Game Awards to mark the past 12 months of gaming through awards for the best of the best and a look to the future of the industry. Little was known about the digital ceremony as leaks were nowhere to be seen as we entered proceedings, allowing host Geoff Keighley to...

  • Live Watch The Game Awards 2020 Livestream Right Here

    Live blog and chat from Geoff Keighley's annual extravaganza

    The Game Awards are now a high-profile fixture in the gaming calendar, bringing a variety of celebrity guests, gongs, and all-important World Premieres every year. 2020's incarnation is particularly important because it's being broadcast from three cities during the coronavirus pandemic...

  • Poll Is Cyberpunk 2077's Poor PS4 Performance Acceptable?

    Just as expected?

    Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here, and well... It hasn't been a smooth launch. Following on from PC-based coverage earlier this week, which highlighted rampant bugs and other technical issues, it turns out that the game's also a bit of a mess on consoles. To be more specific, Cyberpunk 2077 is rough on PS4 (and PS4 Pro, to a lesser...

  • Hands On This Is How Cyberpunk 2077 Runs on PS5, PS4 Pro, and PS4

    The good and the not so bad

    We've spent around 12 hours with Cyberpunk 2077, playing it on both PS4 and PS5 (through backwards compatibility). Console performance has been a concern among players since the game's initial gameplay reveal, so we're going to try and break down just how well Cyberpunk runs on Sony's systems. Please keep in mind,...

  • Poll Are You Buying Cyberpunk 2077?

    Hello Night City

    Can you believe that Cyberpunk 2077 is actually out this Thursday? No, we're being serious — it's finally happening. Unless Earth gets hit by an asteroid or something, which at this point wouldn't surprise us in the slightest. Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the biggest game of 2020 — one of the biggest games of the entire...

  • Hands On Temtem Is Pokémon on PS5, More or Less

    First impressions from early access

    We'll start by saying that, yes, Temtem does borrow a lot from Pokémon. It's pretty hard to talk about Crema Games' early access adventure without bringing up the enormously successful Nintendo franchise, but we'll keep comparisons to a minimum. However, if you're a fan of the latter, this game is more or less...

  • Round Up Cyberpunk 2077 Reviews Mark Another Epic RPG

    Cyber discourse

    Well, the moment has finally arrived. A very limited number of gaming outlets have been given pre-release access to Cyberpunk 2077, and it's time for them to deliver their verdicts as the review embargo lifts. As far as the Push Square review is concerned, we expect to receive code before launch day on 10th December 2020. Then we'll...

  • Soapbox Help! I Spent Money on Ultimate Team, and I'm Afraid I'll Do It Again

    Player power

    Confession: I play a lot of sports games, and I like Ultimate Team. There, I said it. Whether it’s building a roster of sluggers in MLB The Show 20’s devilishly addictive Diamond Dynasty or developing a dream team in NBA 2K21’s massive MyTeam, the card collecting modes remind me of my childhood, when I spent most of my time on the...

  • Feature Our PS5 Predictions for The Game Awards 2020

    What does Keighley have in store?

    Geoff Keighley is back to host The Game Awards this coming Thursday as the annual show returns to celebrate all things gaming. There won't be a live audience in attendance this year, but announcements and reveals from the world's biggest developers will be. Alongside some important awards, of course. That means it's...

  • Feature Best PS5, PS4 Music of November 2020

    Well, well, well, what’s all this then

    That’s right, you read that headline correctly! A new generation of console gaming is upon us. That means not only do we need to alter the headline of these monthly recaps to account for Sony’s newest massive piece of hardware, but we have ourselves a very, very busy month of music to discuss. So without...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 353

    The calm before the Cyberpunk

    For the first time in well over a month, we’re able to breathe and take stock of our situation. We’re certainly not complaining, but it’s been a busy period on Push Square, so it’s nice to have a brief moment of respite before Cyberpunk 2077 deploys next week. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve been clearing my...

  • Guide Upcoming PS5 and PS4 Games for December 2020 and January 2021

    Cyberpunk! Immortals Fenyx Rising! Hitman!

    The PlayStation 5 is here, and 2020 is beginning to wind down. The holiday season is nearly upon us, so it's prime time to pick up some last-minute gaming gifts. There are also a few big PS5 and PS4 games launching in the next couple of months, and we're going to lay them all out for you here in this guide...

  • Interview Discussing Soundtracks and Audio Design with the SkewSound Team

    A skewed perspective

    When it comes to our composer interview series, we have a formula that we don’t deviate too much from usually. The interview is with a particular composer — or composer team — and it’s regarding a specific project. But this time, we’ve got something a little bit different for everyone. We got the chance to have a chat...

  • Soapbox The Conversation About Games Moves Too Quickly

    Do you find it hard to keep up?

    Let's start this feature on a positive note: for the last decade or so, video game fans have had an embarrassment of riches. If you were to name a year, it will almost certainly have seen the release of at least a couple of fantastic games. That's true on PlayStation platforms, but it's even more so if you consider...

  • Hands On Why You Should Be Using PS5 Remote Play More

    It works well

    Ah, good ol’ Remote Play, the oft-forgotten PlayStation 4 feature that’s perfect when you’re in a pinch. In the heady days of the Nintendo Wii U’s off-screen controller, Sony made a lot of noise about PlayStation 4’s ability to stream to a PS Vita. The handheld is long past its sell-by date these days, of course – even if...

  • Soapbox I've Missed the Feeling of Having a Backlog

    Liam's overwhelmed and loving it

    I'm in a rather unique and extremely lucky position where it's my full-time job to cover and play games. As such, rarely does a day go by where I have don't have a handful of hours to invest in the latest PlayStation game each evening, and even into the early hours of the morning on the odd occasion. That's a...

  • Poll Do You Actually Play Your PS Plus Games?

    Add to library

    Month in, month out, we all sit here and react to the new PlayStation Plus games. Sometimes they're really good, sometimes they're frustratingly bad. Sometimes our readers think they're absolutely crap — as evidenced by the public PS Plus polls that we host on the site every month! But we're not here to discuss the quality of...

  • Interview Triple-Spinning Answers with Crash Bandicoot 4 Composer Walter Mair

    Aboogidaba

    Recently, we got the chance to have a chat with the composer of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Walter Mair. During the process, we talked about the return of everyone's favourite bandicoot, how to capture the sonic intersection of synthesized and artificial music, as well as the trials and tribulations that come with scoring for such...

  • Poll Are You Happy With Your PS Plus Games for December 2020?

    Plus or minus?

    December 2020's PlayStation Plus games have been announced, and we've already seen a load of mixed reactions here on Push Square. Some think it's an okay lineup, others think it's a steaming pile of hot trash. Truth be told, we tend to fall somewhere in between, but as always, we want to know your opinion on the matter. December's...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 352

    Remember Phogs? They're back

    It’s been an outrageously busy month for everyone at Push Square Towers, but the time to unwind is finally nearing. Oh, who are we kidding? There’s still Cyberpunk 2077 and then Game of the Year to sort out. No rest for the wicked! Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve somehow worked my way through the majority of Demon’s...

  • Soapbox Demon's Souls' Difficulty Shouldn't Deter You from Playing PS5's Best Game

    Honestly, you're already good enough

    I’m pretty average at games. Painfully average. Whenever there’s a leaderboard, I rarely find myself at the top; I rarely find myself at the bottom either. I’m always in the middle. If it’s an online shooter, I’ll never be the MVP, but I’ll find a way to contribute towards my team. In co-op games,...

  • Talking Point What Were Your Most Played PS4 Games?

    The wall of shame

    One of the more unexpected features Sony introduced with the PlayStation 5 is the ability to track your playtime across games. Now you can easily track how many precious hours have been invested into first-party titles or the big online shooters, and this also goes for past PlayStation 4 games. That could be either a blessing or a...

  • Guide New PS5 Owners: How to Fix Common Problems

    Simple solutions for PlayStation 5's most common issues

    So, you're a new PS5 owner, but you may be having problems getting started with the system. We've already provided a list of 10 Things You Should Do First with Your New PlayStation 5, but what if your console isn't working as expected? Namely, you're experiencing issues like coil whine,...

  • Poll What's Your Favourite PS5 Launch Game?

    A lot to choose from

    The PS5 has been out for more than a week now here in Europe — it's been a whole two weeks of next-gen gaming in the US — and we reckon that Sony's new system has enjoyed one of the best console launch lineups ever. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls lead the charge, but let's not forget about solid third...

  • Soapbox PS5 Is Pushing Me Ever Closer to All-Digital

    A slow and steady transition

    I think Sony’s been so shrewd with the way it’s handled the transition from physical media to digital downloads. The company definitely would prefer you purchase all of its games from the PlayStation Store: it cuts out retailers and resales, removes physical overheads like manufacturing and storage, and ties you into...

  • Guide All Free PS Plus Games in 2020

    A complete list of every 2020 PlayStation Plus game

    What are the new PS Plus games? Which free PlayStation Plus games have been given away in 2020? In this article, we'll be compiling a complete list of every 2020 PS Plus title provided as part of Sony's subscription service. This year is particularly interesting, as it should see the introduction...

  • Poll Is the PS5 DualSense Sony's Best Controller Yet?

    It's time to Dual

    The PS5 has been out for at least a week now (depending on where you live), and we want to know what you think of the DualSense — the console's high-tech controller. Featuring advanced haptic feedback functionality, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone, it's a premium piece of kit, and a key PS5 selling point. Here at...

  • Talking Point Was 2020 PlayStation's Best Ever Year?

    Not-so hot take, really

    We awarded Sony three 10/10s this year. Three of ‘em. Before anyone attempts to play the fanboy (Activity) Card, we also gave the company a 4/10 – for Predator: Hunting Grounds, if you’d forgotten about that game’s existence – so it’s not like we purposefully inflated our ratings. In fact, the three titles we’re...

  • Talking Point Which Free December 2020 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    The first update of the PS5 era

    What’s the December 2020 PlayStation Plus lineup? When will the free December 2020 PS Plus games be announced? This is the first major PS Plus update since the PS5 released, but as Bugsnax will be available as a bonus game until 4th January, don’t expect any fresh goodies for your next-gen console. November 2020...

  • Feature Our PS5 Impressions After One Weekend of Play

    We welcome in the new generation

    After having to take in the PlayStation 5 experience through online chatter and pre-release posts from editor Sammy Barker, the entire Push Square editorial team finally has its hands on Sony's latest console. And following a full weekend of play, we feel compelled to share all of our experiences so far. Some of us...

  • Poll Have You Experienced PS5 Coil Whine?

    Whirred and wonderful

    PS5 coil whine has been perhaps the biggest complaint of next-gen early adopters. While Sony’s new console is undoubtedly quieter than its PlayStation 4 range, some users are reporting an irritating whistling sound when playing graphically intensive games, like Demon’s Souls. This can range from a whining to a buzzing to a...

  • Hands On Best Uses of PS5 DualSense Controller So Far

    More than a feeling

    As we’ve already iterated as part of our PS5 review, the new DualSense controller is a bit of a revelation in terms of gameplay feedback. The pad allows you to feel PlayStation 5 games in a way that you never could with past DualShock devices, providing force feedback in the triggers and ridiculously realistic rumble sensations...

  • Soapbox Having My PS5 Launch Day Nerfed By Amazon

    Unexpected error occurred

    This is not the article I was expecting to write after the launch of the PlayStation 5. Much like everyone reading Push Square I've been looking forward to the launch for months, if not years. 4K gaming is coming of age with the latest generation of consoles with more games running at 60 frames-per-second and beyond. For...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 351

    Play has no limits at last

    Yay! Play has no limits! It was a long week for everyone in Europe, but now the PlayStation 5 is out pretty much all over the world and we can finally enjoy it together. Well, assuming you were able to find one, of course. Sammy Barker, Editor: Frankly it’s been an exhausting month or so, so I’m looking forward to...

  • Guide Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Guide: Fatalities, Brutalities, Friendships

    A guide to being as gory as possible in MK11

    Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is the complete version of Mortal Kombat 11, with the Kollection incorporating all DLC characters and content to date. We awarded the fighter a 7/10 in our Mortal Kombat 11 PS4 review, describing it as “enthralling”. In this Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate guide, we’re going to...

  • Poll Did You Get a PS5?

    Next-gen is here

    After what's felt like a long and winding week of waiting, the PS5 has finally launched in Europe. And so, for this weekend's poll, we're going with the most obvious question: do you have a PS5? If you do, by the way, you should check out All Our PlayStation 5 Coverage. Whether you pre-ordered it months ago or somehow managed to...

  • Live Watch the Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire (19th November) Livestream Right Here

    One last time

    Cyberpunk 2077 should have been out today! Instead, CD Projekt RED has yet another Night City Wire episode scheduled before launch, and you can watch it live right here. The digital event starts at 9AM PT / 5PM GMT, so hop into the live chat and let's see what unfolds. Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Livestream: <liveblog...

  • Round Up PS5 Launch in Europe - All Our PlayStation 5 Coverage

    Everything you need

    Sony launched the PlayStation 5 in the United States last week, but now the next-gen console has arrived in Europe as well. It marks the end of an extremely long week for most of our readers, but the beginning of an exciting period for the iconic brand. We’ve played the new console to death already, and to complement your...

  • Feature 20 Secret PS5 Features You May Not Know About

    Under-the-radar options

    Even if you've been living inside a Bugsnax's stomach, you'll no doubt be familiar with the PlayStation 5's headline features. Sony's stopped at nothing to ensure consumers know about the super-fast SSD, innovative DualSense, and huge roster of critically acclaimed exclusives. But what about those secret features that fall...

  • Guide Demon's Souls Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

    Your ultimate Demon's Souls resource

    Demon's Souls is a PlayStation 3 remake of FromSoftware's cult PlayStation 3 classic Demon's Souls, developed by Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio. Just like its four spiritual successors, Demon’s Souls is at its best when you’re thrust into the unknown and left to uncover, experiment with, and inevitably get...

  • Guide Astro's Playroom Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles

    A complete guide to Astro's Playroom on PS5

    Astro's Playroom is a free platforming game, included as a pack-in with the PlayStation 5. It's inspired by the characters and concepts first introduced in The Playroom and The Playroom VR, which culminated in the full-blown Astro Bot Rescue Mission for PlayStation VR. The game serves as a showcase for the...

  • Guide Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Guide: All Trophies, Collectibles, Tips, and Tricks

    An overview of how to 100% Miles Morales on PS5 and PS4

    Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone spin-off of Insomniac Games' critically acclaimed superhero open world game, Marvel's Spider-Man. Available on both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, with a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade and cross-save available, we awarded the game an

  • Feature 10 Things PS5 Needs to Improve

    Make it better

    The PlayStation 5 is very good – it’s excellent, in fact, as we explained in our PS5 review. Sony’s next-gen console is not perfect, however, and there’s a fair amount that the organisation could address in the short term to make the experience even better. In this article, we’ve compiled 10 improvements that we believe the...

  • Feature PS5 Remasters and Remakes We Want

    Bringing back the classics

    PlayStation 5 is out right now, bringing with it a whole host of new experiences. However, as Demon's Souls demonstrates, there's always room to bring back some of the older classics for a modern audience. It even featured in an older version of this very article. Given that hunger for the return of titles from previous...

  • Hands On Does PS5's 3D Audio Live Up to the Hype?

    He's behind you

    In the pre-release period, Sony put a huge emphasis on 3D audio alongside the DualSense when promoting the PlayStation 5. We’ve spoken at length about the next-gen console’s revolutionary new pad, and the kind of innovations it brings to titles like Astro’s Playroom and

  • Hands On Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Plays It Safe, Mostly

    Everybody live for the war-go-round

    It feels like we're at a point where the plethora of Activision studios working on the Call of Duty franchise would find it extremely difficult to put out a product that's anything less than solid. Gone are the days of Call of Duty: Ghosts. The world's biggest FPS has put out hit after hit for the latter half of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 350

    America joins the next-gen party

    It’s our first post-PlayStation 5 WAYP, but spare a thought for our European readers, who still have an additional week to wait. While many of you dig into Demon’s Souls and Astro’s Playroom, there are dozens of others who will be giving their PlayStation 4 one last workout this weekend. The true, big...

  • Soapbox PS Plus Collection Isn't PS5 Game Pass, But Its Value Shouldn't Be Ignored

    The generation's best, on demand

    I feel like the value of PlayStation Plus has been overlooked of late. Sony’s membership service is still, by orders of magnitude, the most popular subscription service in games – but obviously the advent of Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Pass appears to have chipped away at its worth. While they’re not directly...

  • Talking Point What Are Your First Impressions of PS5?

    How's your first day with PS5?

    We did it, everyone! PlayStation 5 has finally arrived after months of waiting, a slow trickle of news, and more rumours and false info than we can recall. We can at last shut out all the noise and celebrate: PS5 is here. Those lucky enough to secure a PS5 pre-order will be opening up those boxes, setting up their...

  • Out Today PS5, Sony's Biggest and Most Powerful Console

    Play Has No Limits

    After a truly unique year, PlayStation 5 is available right now and shipping to homes across select territories. Everyone else will be able to join in the fun a week later on 19th November 2020. And it still feels surreal to even say that. With an ongoing global pandemic, months of uncertainty and silence from the Japanese giant,...