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Wow, when did it get so busy? One minute we were enjoying a nice summer holiday, now we’re staring at an apocalyptic review list – and trying to put a brave face on it all. This very feature was a casualty of our hectic schedule last week, as we opted to travel back from EGX London rather than piece together your regular dose of Push Rewind. Don’t worry, though, because we’ve squeezed in the feature this time around – well, just about.

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Alien: Isolation - 7/10

Padding is Alien: Isolation’s unfortunate undoing, as there are a few too many recycled moments throughout the course of its seemingly never-ending single player campaign. Still, when it’s on form, this is a nail biting affair, as you use sound and cunningly constructed items in order outwit your incredibly intelligent enemies. Outstanding audio and impressive art work make this more than just another bug hunt – but you’ll be rolling your eyes rather than flinching in fear at points during this outer-space escapade.

FIFA 15 - 8/10

FIFA 15 boasts everything that we've come to expect from EA's annual footy sim. All of the teams, stadiums, and modes are here, packaged alongside numerous alterations that don't promise much individually, but affect the game in a largely positive way when combined. The franchise can still pride itself on being top of the league, but it seems content to hold onto its position with rather predictable 1-0 victories.

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Feature: What Are October 2014's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

The holiday season may be upon us, and with it dozens upon dozens of the biggest games – but that’s not deterring our anticipation for October 2014’s free PlayStation Plus lineup. This is arguably the biggest update in a while, thanks in part to the addition of DriveClub: PS Plus Edition. However, it also helps that many of the releases are cross-buy compatible, which means that you’re getting much more for your membership. As is always the case, we’ve outlined the full list of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita freebies below – but we want to know what you’re most looking forward to in the handily embedded poll, too.

Feature: What Do You Get in DriveClub: PS Plus Edition on PS4?

DriveClub: PS Plus Edition is undoubtedly the highlight of October’s massive PlayStation Plus update, but you may be pondering what the free PlayStation 4 download actually includes. As the name indicates, this isn’t the full version of Evolution Studios’ next-gen racer, but a cut down copy designed to give you a taste of the title’s handling model and socially connected gameplay. That doesn’t mean that it’s your average demo, though, as this free download will allow you to earn Trophies, compete online, and much more. So, what do you actually get?

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This Enormous PS4 Bundle Is Bordering on Parody

In addition to wiping the floor with Microsoft's abhorrent used games policies, Sony’s strategy for the latest generation seems to have centred on one very simple tactic: bundle everything. The platform holder has announced a dizzying number of hardware packages over the past 12 months, and this set available in Germany is the biggest daddy of them all.

Destiny's 1.0.2 Patch Goes Live, Improves Loot and Dishes out More Rewards for Strikes

The day that all of you Guardians have been waiting for has finally arrived, as Destiny's highly anticipated 1.0.2 update is now live, and we know what most of you must be thinking as you read this: it's about bloody time.

Nathan Drake May Very Well Need a Bucket and Spade in Uncharted 4 on PS4

Naughty Dog is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the first-party outfit has readied a brand new art book in order to acknowledge the occasion. The coffee table collectible includes images and sketches from all of its titles, including Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. However, the beefy book is designed to span the studio’s entire career – and so includes some unseen concepts from its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Who Wants to Flinch at Bloodborne's Title Screen?

While it may feel like it’s only just been announced, Bloodborne’s release is edging ever closer. The hotly anticipated collaboration between From Software and Japan Studio is due out in February, and in order to ensure that the title deploys in the best state possible, Sony has been sending out beta invites to a select few Dark Souls fans.

Sigh! Even Sony Can't Resist Ruffling Fanboy Feathers

Virtually all video game trailers include carefully selected press quotes, but this DriveClub clip just couldn’t resist fuelling the fanboy flames. At one point in the 90-second promo embedded below, the platform holder points out that Evolution Studios’ next-gen racer is the PlayStation 4’s purported 'Forza killer'.

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Weirdness: This Is How Activision Should Have Marketed Destiny

Destiny’s been at the butt of our jokes for several weeks now, but we can’t resist one last subtle prod. The folks over at Smosh – remember when they used to lip-sync Pokémon songs? – have concocted an ‘Honest’ trailer for Bungie’s mega shooter, which depicts how the first-person affair should have been marketed.