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  • News PS Plus Premium Brings PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP Games to PS5, PS4

    Legacy platforms live again

    In case you've somehow missed it, Sony has announced a huge overhaul to PlayStation Plus. It's transitioning to a multi-tiered system, with three subscriptions offering extra value the more you choose to pay. At the top of the pile is PS Plus Premium which, among other things, adds games from legacy PlayStation platforms...

  • News The Absolute Best Castlevania Just Turned 25

    "What is a man?"

    You'll be forgiven for missing it (we did, at least initially), but Castlevania: Symphony of the Night celebrated its quarter-century anniversary at the weekend. Akumajō Dracula X: Gekka no Yasōkyoku (the game's Japanese title) launched on March 20th, 1997 in the Land of the Rising Sun. One of the most notable titles in the...





  • News The Original Tomb Raider Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    That's a Lara years

    If you can remember the release of the original Tomb Raider on PlayStation, then congratulations: you've survived for more than a quarter of a century. The game that kickstarted the many, many adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider launched for the SEGA Saturn on the 25th October 1996, before hitting Sony's first console a few...

  • Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games on PlayStation 5?


    Can you play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on PS5? Sony has talked a lot about the importance of PS5 backwards compatibility, but is the PlayStation 5 backwards compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 1? As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to tell you whether PS5 is backwards compatible with PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. You...


  • Weirdness These PlayStation Sound Effect Acapellas Are Oddly Awesome

    Sounds good

    Each PlayStation startup sound has defined a generation, so it’s bizarre to see them performed acapella by YouTube group Maytree. From the bowel rumbling bass of the PS1’s intro all the way through to the PSP’s upbeat jingle, this is both spot-on and strange. It’s particularly amusing to see just how much energy is being invested...



  • Random Turns Out the PS1's Boot Up Logo Is a 3D Model

    Who knew?

    If you're visiting Push Square, you're no doubt familiar with the original PlayStation's memorable boot up sequence. Imposing music plays as the old Sony Computer Entertainment logo comes into being, followed by the appearance of the iconic PS emblem, accompanied by some mysterious, magical, twinkly sounds. Watching it again today, it's...


  • Feature Resident Evil's Story So Far, Summed Up in 30 Mind-Twisting Minutes

    Fasten your seatbelt

    Are you picking up Resident Evil Village today? You should: our Resident Evil Village PS5 review already explained that it’s arguably the best instalment since the outstanding Resident Evil 4. But do you need some kind of story recap to get you up to speed? We can help, as we’ve put together a mammoth 30 minute video that...

  • Random Good Morning Football Stans Twisted Metal

    R-rated Mario Kart

    Twisted Metal is poised to make a comeback, as PlayStation Productions preps a television series based on the cult car combat series. But the game – especially for those who played PS1 in the 1990s in the United States – will always have a special place in PlayStation history, as proven by this conversation between the hosts...



  • Random WipEout PS1 Intro Remake Is a Total Knockout

    Elite pass

    Sony may be shutting down the PlayStation 3’s storefront – and abandoning decades of legacy content as a consequence – but the love for WipEout lives on, as this remake of the original PS1 game’s intro cinematic evidences: Benjamin Brosdau uploaded the clip onto YouTube earlier this week, and it’s already attrac

  • News Soon, You Won't Be Able to Buy These Awesome PS1 Games

    Live in your world, don't play in ours

    Once upon a time, in the good old days, Sony was willing to sell you PS1 games that you could play on your PS3, PSP, and – in select cases – PS Vita. It was a glorious, golden era of backwards compatibility, and it even gave life to former executive Kaz Hirai’s legendary Ridge Race meme. These days, the...

  • News Ace Infographic Is the Master of Unlocking 25 Years of Resident Evil X PlayStation History

    As series celebrates 25 years

    We’ve spoken to some of the biggest developers in gaming about what 25 years of Resident Evil means to them, but for PlayStation the survival horror is symbiotic with its brand. An awesome infographic produced by Sony and shared on social media details the key moments from the two-and-a-half-decade relationship, and...

  • Talking Point Would You Buy a PS1, PS2, or PS3 Emulator for PS5?


    The topic of game preservation on PlayStation is a pertinent one right now. Whatever its plans for PlayStation 3’s – and, of course, PS Vita and PSP’s – storefront, Sony doesn’t make it as easy as some of its immediate competitors to enjoy its back catalogue of games. While the platform holder will point to blockbuster remakes...


  • News Buy the MemCard Pro and You'll Never Need Another PS1 Memory Card

    Storage solutions

    We still remember buying our very first PS1 memory card, which included a staggering 128 kilobytes of space. The console would present storage as “blocks”, and games like Gran Turismo could eventually bloat to filling the entire card. It was a different time back then, and you’d almost certainly need multiple memory cards if...




  • 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...


  • Quiz Can You Name These PlayStation Launch Games?

    Day one

    How well do you remember the launch of each PlayStation home console? The release of a brand new game-playing machine is always exciting, but at the same time, it can be easy to forget the software that arrived alongside the hardware. And so here we are, with a quiz that'll test your knowledge of PlayStation launch titles. Think you're a...


  • News The Dream Is Dead: PS5 Will Not Play PS3, PS2, or PS1 Games

    Sony confirms

    We’ve known all along that the PlayStation 5 won’t play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games – but apparently some needed it spelling out for them. So here we go: the PS5 won’t play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. Confirmation comes courtesy of an in

  • Competition Win the PlayStation Revolution on Blu-ray Signed by Mark Cerny

    From bedrooms to billions

    The origin story of an iconic brand takes centre stage in From Bedrooms to Billions: The PlayStation Revolution, and we have one signed Blu-ray copy to giveaway – featuring none other than Mark Cerny’s signature. Three runners-up will also win a copy of the all-new documentary on Blu-ray, and all you need to do to...

  • Poll Did You Buy a PlayStation at Launch 25 Years Ago?

    Were you there on day one?

    The original PlayStation celebrates its 25th anniversary today in the US, and later this month in Europe. That's right, it's been 25 years since the PlayStation launched here in the West. Twenty-five! As such, we thought it might be fun to ask if you were there at launch, all those years ago. We're not trying to pin an...

  • News PlayStation Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary in the US Today

    Happy birthday

    We already had a big PlayStation 25th anniversary party last year to coincide with the PS1’s launch in Japan, so there’s very little fanfare been reserved for the device’s United States debut. Despite that, 9th September was the release date for Sony’s first console in USA, and will no doubt hold special memories for some of...


  • News PS5 Won't Play PS3, PS2, or PS1 Games

    According to Ubisoft, anyway

    In an unpredictable year, this is potentially the most expected article we’ll write in 2020, but the web is losing its collective mind all the same: the PlayStation 5 won’t play PS3, PS2, or PS1 games. The story comes courtesy of a Ubisoft FAQ page, and the information has since been removed. It’s unclear whether...

  • Quiz How Well Do You Know Naughty Dog?

    Good boy

    Naughty Dog is one of Sony's most prolific first-party studios, so much so that it can be considered one of the best game developers in the world right now. That's thanks to the likes of the Uncharted and The Last of Us franchises, but the team actually has a long history that stretches back more than 30 years. So, how well do you know the...


  • Quiz How Well Do You Know Sony's First-Party Studios?

    PlayStation knowledge

    Sony's line-up of first-party developers consistently put out some of the very best experiences in the industry, to the point where it's sometimes tough to compete. Earlier this year, the Japanese giant brought every one of its teams under the same umbrella of PlayStation Studios, but how well do you know those developers? Have...

  • News Final Fantasy IX Is 20 Years Old Today

    And what a game it still is

    Classic PlayStation role-playing game Final Fantasy IX celebrates its 20th anniversary today -- a grim reminder to the Push Square staff of just how old we are. The immaculate Squaresoft title first launched in Japan on the 7th July 2000, and if you're looking for a charming turn based adventure, Final Fantasy IX still...


  • Feature Sony's Most Memorable E3 Moments

    Hype machine

    At this point in time, it looks as though Sony's relationship with E3 is over. The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been running since 1995, and PlayStation has been in attendance every year. That is, until 2019, when the Japanese giant broke its 24-year streak. It announced it would be absent at E3 2020 too, although it would later be...