May was a cracking month for PlayStation, with several heavy hitting titles bursting onto Sony's latest system. Despite the strength of our Game of the Month nominees, though, there was a clear winner when it came to the crunch. And no, you don't get any prizes for guessing which release came out on top.
Bronze Trophy: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
A fine remake of the beloved PS3 war-'em-up, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is still a joy to play, and looks better than ever on PS4. We gave it a great score of 8/10 in our review, praising the name of Welkin Gunther and dubbing the release "a thoroughly enjoyable strategy game". Remasters are a regular occurrence these days, but we're just glad that Squad 7 got another chance at the glory that it deserves.
Silver Trophy: DOOM
DOOM has exploded back onto the gaming scene with a shooter that revels in gory kills, punchy weapons, and unapologetically aggressive gameplay. Reviewer Joey Thurmond called it "the power trip of a lifetime" in our 9/10 review, highlighting its fantastic shooting mechanics and thoughtful level design. As far as we're aware, Joey's still busy raging his way through the demonic hordes even as we sit and type this. Someone should probably check he's okay.
Gold Trophy: Overwatch
Blizzard sure knows how to make 'em, eh? Its latest creation, Overwatch, took the web by storm last week in a flood of hype, memes, and pornography – and if that doesn't mean that your game's a success, we don't know what does. Reviewer Alex Stinton awarded the super polished shooter a 9/10, lauding its accessibility and charm. "With Overwatch, the studio has delivered once again," he concluded.
Platinum Trophy: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Wow, who saw that one coming?! Naughty Dog's latest – and arguably greatest – is without doubt one of the best games on the PS4. An absolute juggernaut of a release, Nathan Drake's biggest adventure yet tells a slightly more mature tale than its predecessors, but it's ultimately stronger for it.
Head honcho Sammy Barker brought out the hallowed 10/10 stamp for our review, placing Uncharted 4 up there with the very best games that we've ever reviewed. "A fitting end for one of PlayStation's most famous franchises, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End sits alongside The Last of Us at the apex of cinematic action experiences," he wrote. A worthy Game of the Month winner, we'd say.
Another month bites the dust, but what was your favourite game of May 2016? Don't forget to vote in our poll, and then tell us if you agree with our winner in the comments section below.
What was your Game of the Month for May 2016? (45 votes)
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End76%
- Valkyria Chronicles Remastered7%
- Other 0%
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