News - December, 2023

Sunday31st Dec 2023

  • Game of the Year #2 - Baldur's Gate 3

    A class act

    For the many accolades Larian Studios' roleplaying epic, Baldur's Gate 3, has earned, the fact that it even exists is somehow still its most impressive accomplishment of all. Its predecessor, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, was released almost a quarter of a century ago and is still considered one of the all-time genre greats. Not only...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2023

    Let's role

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2023. Today, it's the turn of assistant editor Robert Ramsey. 5. Trails into Reverie: The Trails games have become a staple of my gaming diet over the last few years, and while I don't think Trails into Reverie...

  • Feature Our PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2023 - Results Revealed

    Who got nil-pwa this year?

    Another year has come to an end, so now it's time to look back and evaluate arguably the most important Push Square feature of the 12 months: the PS5, PS4 predictions we made back in January. The Push Square editorial team set three predictions in stone, and now we get to see if any of them came true. Last year's winner...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Puzzle Game of 2023

    Working things out

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 Puzzle Game of 2023, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. In this new category, we're highlighting the best games that make solving puzzles their main gameplay element. These titles will test you in creative ways, resulting in a...

Saturday30th Dec 2023

  • Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Essential Games for January 2024?

    Plus or minus?

    Okay we'll admit, we came very close to typing '2023' in that headline. But no, your eyes aren't deceiving you — it's time to pass judgment on a whole new year of monthly PS Plus games! And to get us started, January's lineup is made up of three intriguing PS5 and PS4 titles. The headline act has to be the highly rated A Plague...

  • News PlayStation Reveals Most Played Games of 2023 by Region, Is Basically a Waste of Time

    Did 2023 even happen?

    To help round off the year, PlayStation has put together an interactive map of the world that shows the most played PS5 and PS4 games of 2023 in a bunch of different countries. A nice idea, we're sure you'll agree, but the results are every bit as boring as you'd expect. Going by these lists, you'd think 2023's insanely good...

  • Game of the Year Graham's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2023

    Wakey wakey

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2023. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Graham Banas. 5. Goodbye Volcano High: Goodbye Volcano High is not a title I’d have expected to be on this list at the start of the year. I was interested in the game,...

  • Game of the Year #3 - Resident Evil 4

    Senior moment

    Something would need to go seriously wrong during development for Capcom to mess up its remake of one of the best games of all time, but that shouldn't take away from what Resident Evil 4 is in 2023: an outstanding achievement that's still the pinnacle of horror meets action. Faithfully bringing back the original campaign for the...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 DLC of 2023

    More, more, more

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 DLC of 2023, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. This category celebrates the best expansions for current PS5, PS4 games, with a focus on single player experiences rather than additions to live-service games. Bronze Trophy:...

  • Game of the Year Top 10 PS5, PS4 Soundtracks of 2023

    Deck the music halls

    The end of the year always results in a downright deluge of list articles. But they can be an absolute blast to both write and read, and they always generate discussion. As such, this is a jumping-off point to discuss the best and brightest PlayStation music we heard in 2023. While it's impossible to touch upon every soundtrack...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 509

    Ending 2023 strong

    Christmas is over, but the New Year awaits. First of all, we sincerely hope you had a happy holiday with your friends and family. And even if you didn't, we at least wish you found a little extra time to play some games. Now with the New Year upon us, there's an opportunity to conclude your festive gaming. Here's what we're...

Friday29th Dec 2023

  • Game of the Year Jamie's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2023

    Sintillating

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2023. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Jamie O'Neill. 5. Cannon Dancer - Osman: I've waxed lyrical many times about how Capcom's 1989 Strider is one of my personal favourite games ever, so the long awaited...

  • Game of the Year Best PSVR2 Game of 2023

    Headset wizards

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PSVR2 Game of 2023, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. Following its launch at the start of the year, we're celebrating the very best PSVR2 games for the first time in our Game of the Year deliberations. These are the titles we think were...

  • News Surprise! PS5 Exclusive Stellar Blade Has Been Delayed to 2024

    Bet you didn't see that coming

    If you were anticipating an action-packed weekend of Stellar Blade action, then you probably should have known better to be honest. Despite being scheduled to release in 2023, it was pretty clear earlier this year that Korean developer Shift Up’s console debut would take a little longer to launch on PS5. It’s now...

  • News Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth on PS5, PS4 Is Pokémon As Well Now

    Gotta snag 'em all

    Not content with aping Animal Crossing in its off-the-wall island building minigame, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will also add a Pokémon-inspired experience to its ever-expanding list of things to do. Sujimon, as its known, will see you collecting eclectic characters from all around Hawaii, and training them to create the...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Alan Wake 2

    It's a spiral, not a circle

    It's kind of funny having a sequel to a 13-year-old game, that didn't initially launch on PlayStation, make its way into the upper half of our top 10 - but that's what happens when said game is Alan Wake 2. Remedy's long-awaited sequel completely blew us away, earning one of the few 10 out of 10 ratings on the site this...

  • News Here's Another 20 Minutes of Fantastic Granblue Fantasy: Relink PS5 Gameplay

    Sky's the limit

    Just over a month away from its PS5 and PS4 release, Granblue Fantasy: Relink is getting new gameplay footage on the regular, and this latest chunk of combat from Famitsu is a treat. The 20-minute video focuses on several multiplayer boss fights (which are also playable solo with CPU allies). As we keep saying, the action RPG looks...

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  • News God of War Trilogy PS5 Remaster Rumours Surface from Suspect Source

    We hope they'll 'be better'

    The original God of War games will allegedly make a comeback on PS5, although we’re not putting too much weight behind the source. Speaking on the Xbox Era podcast – we know, we know – notorious rumourmonger Nick Baker said that a remaster of Kratos’ first three adventures “might be happening”. It’s perhaps...

  • Quiz Push Square's PlayStation Quiz of the Year 2023

    Test yourself on 2023's biggest and weirdest stories

    Oh, hey! Been a minute, hasn't it? Well, a year. It's been a year. Tell you what, though, it sure does feel shorter than that. 2023 has been a whirlwind, full of huge games and even bigger news from January right through to, well, just the other day. Anyway, welcome to our fourth annual...

  • Feature We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    Compliments of the season to you

    It’s been an action-packed year, hasn’t it? From the Activision Blizzard courtroom drama through to the absolutely stacked release calendar from start-to-finish, this is our first real opportunity to reflect on 2023. Merry Christmas, by the way, we sincerely hope you and your entire family have a fun one...

Sunday24th Dec 2023

  • Game of the Year #8 - Dead Space

    They're coming outta the walls

    Coming in at number eight is Dead Space. This full PS5 remake kicked off 2023 with its January release, and honestly, we haven't stopped thinking about it since. With The Callisto Protocol launching just a month prior and sharing a lot of the same DNA, EA Motive wiped our memory of Johnny Protocol as it thrust us into...

  • Game of the Year Khayl's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2023

    Down by the river

    Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2023. Today, it's the turn of news reporter and reviewer Khayl Adam. 5. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is the most recent game on this list, and I'm still digesting it, but...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Indie Game of 2023

    Independent innovators

    Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 Indie Game of 2023, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. This category focuses on the best PS5, PS4 titles from indie developers not afforded the big marketing pushes and significant production budgets, and a fantastic...

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  • Poll What's Your Most Anticipated PS5 Game of 2024?

    Over 50 games to choose from

    There's little doubt that 2023 has been an amazing year for new releases. We've had some absolute corkers over the last 12 months, but now it's time to start looking ahead to what is shaping up to be another huge year for PS5 gaming. As we keep repeating, the first few months of 2024 are madness. There are a ridiculous...

  • News Could Marvel's Blade Come to PS5? Bethesda Declines to Comment

    So you're telling us there's a chance?

    Marvel’s Blade was announced during The Game Awards earlier this week, a massive budget third-person action game set in a reimagined Paris. Development, however, is being handled by Microsoft studio Arkane Lyon – the team formerly behind titles like Dishonored and one-time PS5 console exclusive Deathloop...

  • News Visions of Mana Isn't Open World, But It Does Have 'Vast' Semi-Open Areas

    Plus other early details

    Square Enix has spilled a few more beans on Visions of Mana, the freshly announced, brand new instalment in the storied Mana series. For starters, this won't be an open world adventure. Questions were raised regarding the game's scope when its debut trailer showed off some huge environments, but no, it's not quite that big...

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  • News The Day Before Is Having a Predictably Rough First Day

    Fntastic it is not

    The Day Before entered into Early Access on this, the precipice of The Game Awards, and it's going about as well as expected. Announced for an eventual PS5 release, critics and players are already tearing it apart. At the time of this writing, the game has amassed thousands of unhappy user reviews, resulting in an

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  • Guide LEGO 2K Drive: All Big Butte County Collectibles

    Where to find all collectibles in Big Butte County

    Where are all Big Butte County collectibles in LEGO 2K Drive? What are all the collectibles in Big Butte County, and where do you find them? Big Butte County is the first main area you'll visit in the game, and it's chock full of collectibles to find. As part of our LEGO 2K Drive guide, we're going...

  • Guide Where to Pre-Order The Last of Us 2 Remastered WLF Edition

    All UK, USA pre-order details through here

    The Last of Us Part II Remastered releases for PS5 on 19th January 2024, and alongside offering a $10 upgrade fee for current PS4 owners, a special physical WLF Edition is also being served up. Likely to be in short supply, it's something every fan of The Last of Us will want to own. In this The Last of Us...

  • News Players Reporting PSN Account Bans in Seemingly Widespread Issue

    Asleep at the wheel

    Something strange seems to be happening with PSN, with widespread reports of players suddenly being suspended from their PSN accounts in the last few hours, handed harsh and permanent suspensions with little explanation. Occam's Razor suggests this is just some account glitch rather than an overt malicious act from Sony...

  • Guide LEGO 2K Drive Guide: All Collectibles, Trophies, and More

    Complete LEGO 2K Drive 100%

    LEGO 2K Drive is an arcade racing game, published by 2K Games and developed by Visual Concepts. Featuring a Story mode with open world areas to explore, it's a very enjoyable racing game for all ages. In this LEGO 2K Drive guide, we're going to run through all collectibles in the game, helping you to achieve 100%...

  • Guide LEGO 2K Drive: All Turbo Acres Collectibles

    Where to find all collectibles in Turbo Acres

    Where are all Turbo Acres collectibles in LEGO 2K Drive? What are all the collectibles in Turbo Acres, and where do you find them? Turbo Acres is the starting area of this game, and while it's small, it still has a few hidden collectibles to track down. As part of our LEGO 2K Drive guide, we're going to...

  • Guide LEGO 2K Drive: Tips and Tricks for Beginners

    Advice and help for new players in LEGO 2K Drive

    Looking for some beginner tips and tricks for LEGO 2K Drive? This kart racer, available on PS5 and PS4, is a great game for all ages and skill levels, but it still has some features that will benefit from an explanation. As part of our LEGO 2K Drive guide, we aim to provide some beginner tips and...

  • News Naughty Dog Drops Explosive The Last of Us 2 Remastered No Return PS5 Gameplay

    A Roguelike survival mode

    Naughty Dog has released a gameplay trailer for the compelling No Return mode, a new single-player offering being introduced in The Last of Us: Part II Remastered, out 19th January on PS5. Players will need to fight tooth and nail through a series of randomized encounters featuring memorable locations from the main...

  • Guide LEGO 2K Drive: All Prospecto Valley Collectibles

    Where to find all collectibles in Prospecto Valley

    Where are all Prospecto Valley collectibles in LEGO 2K Drive? What are all the collectibles in Prospecto Valley, and where do you find them? Prospecto Valley is the second main area you'll visit in the game, and it's stuffed with collectibles to find. As part of our LEGO 2K Drive guide, we're going...

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