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  • Feature How the PS1's Amazing JRPGs Shaped My Life

    "Final Fantasy altered my perspective forever"

    This feature is taken from The Console Chronicles, an upcoming book that we're working on in conjunction with Lost in Cult. If you like what you see, you can pre-order a copy using the link below. <products id="24929"> I was introduced to the wonderful world of gaming through the power of the...


  • News More Platinum Trophies for PS Plus Premium Retro Releases

    Trophy unlocked

    PS Plus Premium hasn’t quite delivered on the value Sony perhaps promised prior to the top-tier’s release, but in the manufacturer’s defence, it has continued to iterate upon its PS1 and PSP emulator – and pretty much all of the first-party games it’s ported have Trophies these days. That continues to be true with the...



  • Poll Who's the Best Final Fantasy Protagonist?

    There can only be one

    Now that we've all had time to settle into a reality where Final Fantasy 16 exists, this is our chance to revisit a question that's reverberated around the Final Fantasy fandom for decades: just who is the series' best protagonist? Now, for the sake of this poll, we're going to streamline things and focus on mainline Final...

  • Guide Twisted Metal 2 Cheats: All Cheat Codes and Passwords

    If you've got an Axel to grind

    Looking for Twisted Metal 2 cheats and all cheat codes and Passwords? Known as Twisted Metal: World Tour in Europe and Twisted Metal EX in Japan, Sony's car combat sequel originally released in 1996 and refined the formula of its predecessor with improved graphics and tighter gameplay. In this Twisted Metal 2 cheats...

  • Guide Twisted Metal Cheats: All Cheat Codes and Passwords

    For those with a Sweeter Tooth

    Looking for Twisted Metal cheats and all cheat codes and Passwords? Originally released in 1995 for the PS1, the car combat game is one of Sony's earliest first-party hits, and spawned a number of sequels across several generations. In this Twisted Metal cheats guide, we're going to share all cheat codes and Passwordss...

  • News Twisted Metal Duo Add PS5, PS4 Platinum Trophies

    Gravity Crash Portable also has a full set of gongs

    Trophy hunters, rejoice! Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2, launching officially on PS5 and PS4 this week as part of PS Plus Premium, will both have Platinum Trophies to unlock. Confirmation comes courtesy of server scraping site Exophase, with the full lists now appearing on Sony’s backend. The...

  • News Twisted Metal Completes Grand Comeback with PS Plus Premium Pair Ahead of TV Show Debut

    For those with a Sweet Tooth

    Love it or loathe it, Twisted Metal is one of Sony’s oldest first-party franchises. It’s also the platform holder’s earliest hit: while the series didn’t catch on quite the same in Europe, it spawned multiple sequels during the PS1 era, and would go on to receive various entries across PS2, PSP, and even most...



  • Random Battle Tapes' New Music Video Is Packed with PS1 Nostalgia

    Blast from the past

    Whether you've heard of electronic rock band Battle Tapes or not, you're bound to enjoy their latest music video if you're a PlayStation fan. 'Brand New', the band's latest single, is absolutely packed with PS1 nostalgia. The whole thing's been masterfully rendered and animated in a typical polygonal PS1 style by 3D artist...

  • News PS1 Stunner Herc's Adventures Likely Coming to PS Plus Premium

    Holding out for a hero

    First announced as a SEGA Saturn exclusive but eventually released day-and-date on PS1 as well, Herc’s Adventures was billed as a spiritual successor to SNES classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors when it first launched in 1997. And now the slickly animated, cartoon-style top-down action adventure from LucasArts looks like it’s...

  • News Original Crash Bandicoot Voice Actor Brendan O'Brien Has Passed, Aged 60


    Brendan O'Brien, the voice actor behind many iconic characters from the Naughty Dog era of Crash Bandicoot, has passed away aged 60. Best known for his role as the eponymous Crash Bandicoot, O'Brien also voiced Neo Cortex, N. Gin, Nitrus Brio and Tiny Tiger in the original trilogy on PS1, as well as various other characters in spinoffs like...

  • Poll What's the Best PlayStation Startup Sequence?

    PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5?

    When you think of PlayStation, does a specific console startup come to mind? Sony's crafted some iconic system screens over the years — complete with some iconic sounds — but which one's the best? We know that's a potentially difficult question — and it might be wholly dependent on how old you are! — but it should...















  • 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