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News The Outer Worlds' Rough PS5 Port Gets First Post-Launch Performance Patch
A patch for sci-fi action RPG The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition has been released, which purports to fix many of the performance issues players have reported in recent days. The Spacer's Choice PS5 upgrade was released in such a poor state that it had some players immediately calling for refunds, complaining of abysmal...
News Hardcore Puzzler Dr Fetus' Mean Meat Machine Spins Up on PS5, PS4 in 2023
Super Meat Machine
Anxiety-inducing puzzler Dr Fetus' Mean Meat Machine is bringing its unique blend of gameplay features to PS5 and PS4 later in the year, and we got a glimpse of it in action during The Mix Showcase 2023. From the twisted minds that brought you Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever, developer Team Meat has turned its talents...
Interview Octopath Traveler 2 Devs on Series Goals, the First Game Skipping PlayStation, and More
Join us, traveler
We think Octopath Traveler II is a fantastic RPG, and so we were delighted to be given the opportunity to interview two of the game's key developers. Director Keisuke Miyauchi and producer Masashi Takahashi were kind enough to answer our questions about the sequel's improvements, its development, and why the first game isn't...
News Destiny Fans Come Together to Pay Tribute to Lance Reddick's Commander Zavala
A virtual vigil
Following the premature passing of iconic actor Lance Reddick earlier this week, Destiny fans have come together to pay tribute to the actor, and his in-game alter-ego Commander Zavala. Screenshots shared online show dozens upon dozens of players all sitting in quiet contemplation at a virtual vigil, gathered around the character in...
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for March 2023?
Plus or minus?
We're not going to beat around the bush: PS Plus Extra is pretty good, isn't it? The middle tier of Sony's subscription service has quickly established a large catalogue of great PS5 and PS4 games, and it feels like it's being meaningfully expanded every single month. March 2023's additions bring some real value as well. Delightful...
News PS Plus Extra's Tchia Will Demand 100% Completion for Platinum Trophy
Time to do everything
We’ve already pretty well established that Tchia looks genuinely incredible, and it’ll be available to download at no extra cost for PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscribers starting next week. You may be wondering how difficult the Platinum Trophy will prove to unlock, then – and it’s probably going to take you...
News Suicide Squad's Divisive Aspects Will Not Change Due to PS5 Delay
Could even slip into 2024
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is still officially on schedule for 26th May, but reliable Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier insists it’s been delayed. Apparently, staff have been told internally that the title will come out later this year, and the reason no
News Switchback VR Developer Investigating Game's Iffy PSVR2 Visuals
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is a huge disappointment, as illustrated in our review – and one of its biggest issues is just how blurry it looks. While the game has been developed exclusively for PSVR2, it barely looks like a step-up from PSVR, with muddy, middling visuals and even the odd performance hiccup. It’s not the only...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 468
Will the weather improve? As much as we like to shut out the world and embed ourselves in our favourite virtual worlds, it would be nice to see a bit of sunshine, wouldn't it? Hurry up, Spring! Aaron Bayne: I’ve been patiently waiting for this one, but it’s time to delve into the Diablo IV early access beta. I’m a newbie to the...
Guide Best PS5 SSD 2023: Boost Your PS5 Storage Capacity
All PS5 M.2 NVMe SSD requirements and best Solid State Drive to buy
What is the best PS5 SSD? Which PS5 SSD should you buy? Following a firmware update, you can expand your PlayStation 5's storage capacity (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?) by purchasing a compatible internal PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD drive. However, due to the...
News The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Revs Up on PS5, PS4 in August
We know what you'll do this summer
Yeah, the tagline's from a totally different movie, but it's still horror-themed, at least. It works. Anyway, publisher Gun Interactive has announced a release date for its upcoming asymmetric multiplayer horror game, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Based on the film of the same name, this cat-and-mouse title is...
News The Walking Dead PSVR2 Looks Generations Apart from Meta Quest 2
An insane upgrade
We know that PSVR2 is significantly more powerful than Meta Quest 2, and it should be: the headset is not only utilising cutting-edge tech, but it’s also powered by Sony’s new-gen PS5 console, which is obviously far more advanced than Meta’s built-in mobile chipset. Despite all that, however, the irritatingly named The...
Review The Light Brigade (PSVR2) - Solid Rogue-Lite Doesn't Need to Reinvent the Wheel
Look for the light
Developer Funktronic Labs is no stranger to crafting interesting, meaningful roguelike experiences. Look no further than Nova-111, a fantastic game released back in 2015. Fast forward a handful of years, and the developers have revisited this ever-fruitful well, delivering the rogue-lite The Light Brigade for Sony's new headset...
News Layers of Fear Looks Ridiculous on PS5 in Unreal Engine 5 Demo
Layers of Fear may be one of the most confusing projects in recent years, but it sure looks good. The Unreal Engine 5 reimagining is pulling from all previous entries in the series, and wrapping up the story with an additional chapter named The Writer. “The series’ crowning work is the definitive way to experience the critically acclaimed...
News Uh Oh! Sony Patents NFT Trading Framework for Gaming Platforms
Can't funge this
Rifling through publicly available patents is a strange pastime, but it's one that observant industry-watchers seem to be into. Last we heard, Sony had patented a system to help people's posture during play, and now we're onto another one — only this one may leave a sour taste. As you can see here, Sony has filed a patent for an...
News King Looks Like an Absolute Powerhouse in Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
Tekken 8 up a notch
Bandai Namco has been going a bit mad with all these Tekken 8 character trailers, but we're certainly not complaining. Each familiar face we've seen so far has been looking good, and that streak continues with Mexican wrestler and Tekken legend, King. He looks to be a very heavy hitter, as fans might expect, and the devs have...
News The Last of Us Infects London with Creepy Cordyceps Exhibit
Spreading the word
Sony's latest #LiveFromPS5 marketing beat is here. The platform holder is aggressively pushing its current-gen console now that PS5 stock is much easier to find, and part of that campaign is this latest installation in London. This marketing stunt brings attention to The Last of Us, leaning on the recent TV adaptation's huge...
News Resident Evil 4's Leon Marches into Fortnite Half-Dressed
As has been intensely speculated for quite some time, Resident Evil 4 protagonist Leon S. Kennedy has arrived in Fortnite – but fans are bemused that he’s lacking his iconic leather jacket. Many will already be familiar with Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine’s skins in the Battle Royale, which come with a variety of different style...
The best PS5 indies, ranked and rated
What are the best indie games on PS5? In this evolving list, it's up to the Push Square community to define the very best indie titles the platform has to offer. The term "indie" has a nebulous, ever-shifting meaning, but generally speaking, we're talking about smaller scale games from smaller scale studios...
News Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Update 1.04 Available Now, Here Are All the Patch Notes
Wo, it's a long list
A fresh patch has been deployed for the excellent action RPG, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. At just 194.4MB on PS5, it'll only take a minute to download and install, but it brings with it a raft of adjustments and bug fixes. There are a number of minor changes to certain features that should make things just that little bit...
News Splash Damage Teases Project Astrid, Streamers Shroud and Sacriel Involved
UK studio Splash Damage has teased Project Astrid, which purports to be a AAA open-world survival game being developed in partnership with streamers/content creators Mike "shroud" Grzesiek and Chris "Sacriel" Ball. Both have been involved since the project's inception. Little else is known about Project Astrid. It's currently in preproduction,...
News Remnant 2 Already Shaping Up to Be GOTY for Dog People
Someone, somewhere, knew EXACTLY what they were doing
In perhaps the most emotionally manipulative trailer we have ever seen, shooty Soulslike Remnant 2 just earned its place on many people's GOTY year lists by introducing us to the dog-friendly Handler Archetype. The Handler is accompanied into combat by one such furry best friend, who will attack...
Review Resident Evil 4 (PS5) - A True Masterpiece Made Even Better
No new console generation feels quite right until a re-release of Resident Evil 4 rolls around. Following a PS2 version in 2005, the Capcom classic has been ported to every home system from Sony since; you can't have one without the other at this point. However, following the developer's recent remaking efforts with Resident Evil 2 and...
News Techland Ditches the Zombies, Working on Open World Fantasy Epic Next
With the Witcher 3's narrative lead signing on for the project
Developer Techland, perhaps best known for its successful series of Dying Light open world action RPGs, is working on an expansive, narrative-driven fantasy epic next. While we don't have much more to go on than the above image, Dying Light 2 was pretty good, with its biggest issue...
News Express Yourself with Tchia's Intricate Customization Options and Analogue Photo Mode
The release of soothing tropical adventure game Tchia draws ever closer, casting off on PS5 and PS4 on 21st March. Today's trailer shows off the many ways in which you can customise Tchia and her boat, as well as an Analogue Photo Mode, which is a really cool inclusion. In addition to street threads and accessories, you can wear traditional...
Review The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR (PSVR2) - Lousy Rails Shooter Is a Supermassive Shame
Ride it out
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a rails shooter with a rollercoaster theme, was one of the surprise highlights of PSVR’s catalogue, so there was understandable enthusiasm surrounding the announcement of Supermassive’s spiritual successor, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR. Unfortunately, this is a dour shadow of a follow-up, let-down by...
News FIFA 25 Will Take on EA Sports FC, Promises Re-Elected Gianni Infantino
"News on this very soon"
Gianni Infantino, the head of football’s governing body FIFA, says that it will have news “very soon” on a rival to EA Sports FC, following EA Sports’ decision to drop the iconic license. The recently re-elected president – who is presiding over controversial tournament changes, like the expansion of the World Cup...
News Sigh! For the Record, Sony Is Not Making a Superman PS5 Exclusive
The ongoing multi-billion dollar Activision Blizzard buyout drama has had its fair share of embarrassing moments from all parties, but this one borders on parody. Lawyers on Microsoft’s side, likely on seven digit salaries themselves, proposed in a recent document published by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority that Sony is...
News FPS Far Cry 5 Upgraded to 60fps with PS5 Patch
Update: As expected, Far Cry 5 will now run at 60 frames-per-second on PS5, as part of a patch that optimises the PS4 game on Sony's new-gen console. The update is available to download now, and is deplying ahead of a free weekend for the release, scheduled to run 23rd March through 27th March. <related ids="105982"> Original...
News Kart Racer Disney Speedstorm Drifts into Early Access on PS5, PS4 Next Month
When you wish upon a car
Disney Speedstorm is a free-to-play kart racer that was announced what feels like eons ago, but it's now just around the corner. The game, developed by Gameloft Barcelona, mashes up various Disney and Pixar properties into one colourful racer, and it looks fairly promising in the above trailer. Said video also gives us some...
News Disco Elysium Is Getting a Sort of Photo Mode on PS5, PS4 Soon
Collage Mode incoming
When it isn't having a legal spat with its former employees, developer ZA/UM is continuing work on its much beloved game, Disco Elysium. The narrative RPG is widely celebrated for a number of reasons, among them its unique art style and witty writing. Interestingly, you'll soon be able to toy with these aspects when the Collage...
News Japan Sales Charts: PS5 Is Slowing But Still Soaring
Another solid week
PS5 has absolutely exploded in Japan this year, crossing the three million units milestone, and overtaking the PS4 and PS3 launch aligned. An influx of stock availability has absolutely catapulted the console to extraordinary numbers domestically, but things are very slowly beginning to level off now. Case in point: this week the...
Random We Could've Wound Up with a British Kratos in God of War
Kratos' gravel-guzzling voice is the work of Christopher Judge, who has played the role since 2018's God of War. The actor himself has a naturally deep vocal range, and hearing the Ghost of Sparta's intimidating growls is always a treat. However, while warming up to Kratos' voice, Judge went through some training, where some wires were...
Guide Best Horror Games on PS5
PS5's best horror titles, rated and ranked
What are the best horror games on PS5? A very popular genre despite its somewhat acquired taste, horror titles are for a lifetime, not just Halloween. Some will stick to jump scares while others will explore psychological horror, touching on themes like mental health. Whatever the case, you can be assured...
Guide PS5 Game Boost: All Major PS4 Game Improvements
All major enhancements to backwards compatible games
PS5 Game Boost is a feature that improves the performance of backwards compatible PlayStation 4 games on Sony’s next-gen console. When enabled, you will see improved resolutions and framerates in select titles due to the increased horsepower of the PlayStation 5. As part of our PS5 guide,...
News Stray Souls Brings Unreal Engine 5 Powered Scares to PS5, PS4 in the Fall
Welcome home, Daniel
Stray Souls is a psychological horror game which explores an insidious and secretive cult ritual, and it's coming to both PS5 and PS4 in the Fall. When Daniel inherits his estranged grandmother's house on his 18th birthday, he can't believe his luck. Unfortunately, luck has nothing to do with it, and he will be forced to...
News You Can Now Preload Diablo 4 Ahead of Imminent Early Access Open Beta
Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Rejoice, mortals, the long wait to finally get your forsaken hands on Diablo 4 is almost over. Preload is now live for the first of two open beta sessions, which will kick off at 9 a.m. PT on Friday, 17th March and runs for three days, ending at 12 p.m. PT on Sunday, 19th March. To gain early access and...
News Pilot Your Own Airship in Steampunk Adventure Black Skylands on PS5, PS4
Balthier, eat your heart out
Ever wanted to live the carefree life of a sky pirate? We did, ever since playing Final Fantasy XII, although that game is less about sky piracy than it is about epic, world-spanning melodrama. Black Skylands, which is currently in Early Access on Steam but is coming to PS5 and PS4 in the summer, looks like it might do a...
News PS Plus Premium Subs Treated to a Trio of Retro Treats Next Week
There’s no doubt about it: PS Plus has improved dramatically across all three tiers this year. Sony revealed the full lineup of games for PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscribers earlier, with members of the latter getting treated to a trio of tasty retro releases –
News Need for Speed Unbound Volume 2 Brings New Events, Features in Major Update
Need for Speed Unbound is a highly entertaining arcade racer, but let's be honest, the online multiplayer and post-game experience isn't particularly interesting. That looks set to change pretty soon, though, as developer Criterion has just announced the first post-launch update, called Volume 2. This free game update is a pretty big...
Talking Point Is 2024 Too Soon for PS5 Pro?
Pros and cons
The latest and greatest PlayStation rumour to do the rounds is based on a recent report by the reliable Insider Gaming. Said report claims that the oft-whispered PS5 Pro is in development, and could be targeting a potential 2024 release. It's a rumour that's already divided fan opinion — and even we find ourselves trying to weigh...
News 17 New PS Plus Extra, Premium Games Revealed in Another Huge Update
Something for everyone
Sony has officially announced which games are coming to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium in March 2023. Subscribers can look forward to another glut of PS5 and PS4 titles, as well as three classics. We're looking at a total of 17 newly added games, all of which will be available to play from th
Hands On The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Is Massively Underwhelming So Far
House of horrors
At what point do we consider Until Dawn a curse? UK developer Supermassive has been trying to better the PS4 narrative horror for the best part of a decade, with both its ongoing The Dark Pictures anthology and standalone The Quarry coming up short. Now, based on the first half of our playthrough, we’re sad to report that the...
The best PS5 first-person shooters, ranked and rated
What are the best FPS games on PS5? Well, what do you think? In this evolving list, it's down to you and the Push Square community to decide PlayStation 5's top shooters. The first-person shooter genre — FPS for short — has been around for decades, and is as popular today as it's ever been,...
News Atlas Fallen Gameplay Trailer Reveals Flashy, Hard-Hitting Combat
We've definitely got one eye trained on Atlas Fallen, an action RPG from the makers of The Surge. Publisher Focus Entertainment has just debuted the first gameplay trailer for this game, and it's looking really rather good. The trailer is only a minute and a half, but there's some nice-looking in-game footage here, with an emphasis on...
Review Anno 1800 Console Edition (PS5) - Victorian Strategy on an Industrial Scale
Moving up in the world
Anno 1800 Console Edition sees the advent of 2019's excellent PC colony builder on PS5, and we were pleased to find the transition has been an incredibly smooth one. What was once the province of mouse and keyboard finds an incredibly comfortable fit on console, enhanced with all the DualSense bells and whistles. If you...
News PS Store Essential Picks Sale Offers Discounts on Thousands of PS5, PS4 Games
Deal or no deal
Happy Wednesday, everyone! The middle of the week is here, and that almost always means some sort of new sale on the PS Store. Starting today, 15th March, is the Essential Picks offer, which brings prices down on over a thousand PS5 and PS4 games and add-ons. As always, there's a healthy mix of games big and small in the sale, and...
News System Shock Remake Gets Hit with Delay, SHODAN Vows Revenge Post 30th May
"I will return more formidable than ever"
The long-in-development System Shock remake has been delayed. It was originally slated to release on PC in March, with PS5 and PS4 iterations confirmed but not dated. Now, the influential first-person shooter will boot up on PC on 30th March, coming to console after "in due course". In a press release...
News Dead Island 2 Is 'Around 20 Hours' Long, Says Dambuster Studios
2 Hours Gameplay = 1 Year Development
Dead Island 2 has rapidly and somewhat unexpectedly become one of the more intriguing titles on the gaming horizon for us, thanks to positive preview impressions and that banger of a gameplay showcase from a couple of weeks back. It sounds like it will be a somewhat meaty offering for us to sink our teeth into,...
News Chill Out with Tchia's Relaxing Assortment of Side Activities
Find some time to unwind
Tchia is an open-world exploration inspired by the unique culture and geography of New Caledonia, and we got a new trailer looking at the relaxing ways players can unwind in between adventures. Challenge shooting range records with your trusty slingshot, try and beat the clock in time attack-style races, compete in diving...
News Airborne Metroidvania Vernal Edge Takes to the Skies on PS5, PS4
The sky is the limit
Vernal Edge is a gorgeous-looking Metroidvania set in the mysterious floating Kingdom of Haricot, and it's out today on PS5 and PS4. We get some serious Shovel Knight vibes from this one, which is high praise indeed. But Vernal Edge has that air about it, with its arresting art style and a cast of colourful characters you will...
News Acclaimed Indie RPG Citizen Sleeper Wakes Up on PS5, PS4 Later This Month
A narrative-driven sci-fi adventure
An indie game you may have heard about last year was Citizen Sleeper — a narrative-driven RPG that popped up on several Game of the Year shortlists. Released last year to critical acclaim, publisher Fellow Traveller has now announced a port to PS5 and PS4. As detailed on the PS Blog, the game was mostly made...
News Law Looks Like a Beast in Latest Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
I am the Law
We've been left really impressed by how good the characters look in Tekken 8, and that trend continues with Marshall Law. The veteran fighter is back for another round, and he looks like fantastic fun in this dedicated trailer. Existing fans will note that a lot of his classic moves have been carried over — the double flip, the...
News PS Plus Essential PS5, PS4 Game for April Revealed Early
Another game debuts on the service
Sony's not adhering to its usual schedule with these willy-nilly PS Plus announcements, but never mind. The platform holder has just unveiled one of the PS Plus Essential monthly games for April 2023, and it's an intriguing indie game making its debut on the subscription service. Meet Your Maker was announced a...
News Meet the PS Studio That Helped Bring God of War Ragnarok to PS5, PS4
Valkyrie Entertainment assisted Santa Monica Studio
Game development takes an absolute eternity these days, and while you may be familiar with major first-party forces like Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch, they rely on a lot of assistance from support studios. Valkyrie Entertainment is one of those teams, a long-time PlayStation partner which was...
News Horizon Forbidden West's PS5 Exclusive Expansion Still Scheduled for 19th April
Burning Shores on track
We were beginning to think that Horizon Forbidden West’s anticipated expansion Burning Shores may be delayed – after all, it’s due out on 19th April, which is little over a month away. But a new PS Blog interview with game direc
Rumour PS5 Pro Targeting Potential 2024 Release
The next big step for Sony
Look, there probably will be a PS5 Pro — we don't see why Sony would deviate from the roadmap that made the PS4 such a huge success. But could such a console release as early as 2024? Apparently so, according to Insider Gaming. The often reliable website reports that Sony could be targeting a late 2024 date for its...
News Latest PS5 Firmware Update Is Available to Download Now
What does version 23.01-07.01.00 do?
Sony released a major PS5 firmware update just last week, adding Discord voice chat integration among many other changes. Despite that, it's already time for another one. Yes, there's a new PS5 system software update, and it's just over 1GB in size. What the flip does this one do, then? As you might expect, this...
News Expect to Hear 'Much More' About The Last of Us Multiplayer Game Later This Year
"What the team has put together is so cool"
It looks like we might finally learn more about The Last of Us: Part II's missing multiplayer component later this year, which, from what we've been told previously, has expanded in scope quite significantly. Appearing virtually on a Kinda Funny Spoilercast, Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann...
News Agent 47 Gets Hit with a Sleeper Hold, Hitman Franchise Is 'a Little Bit on Hiatus'
While the studio focuses on James Bond
The recently rebranded Hitman 3 (with the trilogy now collectively known as Hitman - World of Assassination) might be the last time we see the heroically impassive Agent 47 for a while. Developer IO Interactive confirmed that the series would be taking some time off while the studio focuses on its now...
News This Resident Evil 4 Remake Demo Cheat Will Kick Your Ass
The Doctor will see you now
The imminent and eagerly anticipated remake of perhaps the most beloved survival horror game ever made, Capcom's Resident Evil 4, is almost upon us (launching 24th March). In the meantime, though, we did get a decidedly awesome demo for the game, which, as it turns out, actually has a super-secret Mad Chainsaw difficulty...
News The Last of Us' Naughty Dog Already Working on Next PS5 Exclusive
"We picked the thing we're most excited about"
The next Naughty Dog game has been selected and is in development now. Vice president Neil Druckmann, appearing on a Kinda Funny Spoilercast, confirmed the first-party developer has already decided what its next PS5 project is going to be – and while he couldn’t reveal what it is, he explained that...
Mini Review Job Simulator (PSVR2) - A Port Worthy of a Promotion
Job Simulator’s enduring popularity is no coincidence: it is, after all, the quintessential virtual reality game. Spread across four impressively interactive occupations, you’ll turn your comically exaggerated hands to all kinds of amusing tasks, like cooking the books as an office worker and dealing with a robbery as a convenience...
Mini Review Unplugged: Air Guitar (PSVR2) - An Entertaining Rhythm Game, Warts and All
This game’s got the beat
Originally released on the Meta Quest, Unplugged: Air Guitar is a rhythm game where you, well, play an air guitar. You strum with one hand and move the other to different parts of the neck according to a note chart similar to games like Rock Band or Guitar Hero. With a core track list of 20 plus tracks from across the...
News PSVR2 Launch Game What the Bat Now Playable in Stationary Standing Mode
Roomscale requirement eliminated
We had quite a bit of fun with What the Bat, a silly PSVR2 launch title that's well worth a go. The biggest criticism we had of the game is that it would only let you play in Roomscale mode. Roomscale — which allows you to walk around in a defined space — requires at least two square metres of room, but the...
News UK Sales Charts: Hogwarts Legacy Immovable While Wo Long Falls 25 Places
It really does seem like nothing will topple Hogwarts Legacy for the time being. The game hasn't budged at all from its position atop the UK's physical chart, and it continues to sell the vast majority of its boxed copies on PS5 (83 per cent to be precise). While some big new release will likely come along to kill its combo, we imagine...
News The Witcher 3 PS5 Patch 4.02 Improves Performance, Fixes Bugs
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has had a rough ride so far on PS5. The current-gen edition of the beloved RPG has struggled with its performance in particular, and CD Projekt RED has been hard at work to get the game ship-shape. Now, patch 4.02 is available to download and install, weighing in at just over 2GB. As the official patch notes...
News These 9 PS5, PS4 Games Are Leaving PS Plus in March
Play them while you can
PS Plus has an overwhelming number of games available to members, particularly those subscribed to PS Plus Extra. While the catalogue grows each month, every now and then a handful of titles will reach the end of their time on the service. This month, a total of nine PS5 and PS4 games will be leaving PS Plus. Here's the list...
Preview Dead Island 2 Makes Up for Lost Time with Fun
Almost 3,652 Days Later
Pretty much no game ever is worth waiting almost 10 years for, but when Dead Island 2 launches on PS5 and PS4 next month, it'll at least deliver on the comedic fun its reveal trailer teased all the way back at E3 2014. Having been passed between three different developers over the past decade, it's difficult to work out where...
News The Jump Scares May Be the Hardest Part of Switchback VR's Platinum
Scared to death
The Trophy list is out for rails shooter Until Dawn: Rush of Blood’s spiritual successor, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR. Just browsing the trinkets, it looks like you’ll be well on your way to the Platinum purely by beating the campaign. There are then collectibles in the form of “marked gargoyles”, which you’ll need to...
Review Mato Anomalies (PS5) - Surreal Turn-Based RPG Falls Flat
Neo-future Shanghai is about to explode
Mato Anomalies is a hodgepodge of ideas and motifs that works, for the most part, but suffers from trying to do too much with too little. It's aspirational, but the experience as a whole suffers from poor pacing and repetition, and comes off feeling like just another mediocre JRPG as a result, despite some...
News Inventive Shooter Lemnis Gate the Latest Multiplayer Game Going Offline
Another one gone
Lately, we've seen a fair few announcements of multiplayer games shutting down servers in the near future. It's unfortunate, but enjoyable titles like Rumbleverse and Knockout City are only sticking around for a little while longer. The latest online multiplayer game going the same way is Lemnis Gate. The PS5 and PS4 first-person...
Review WWE 2K23 (PS5) - 2K Sports' Wrestling Series Continues Its Steady Rise
Never give up
Minor tweaks and improvements are the usual selling points of annualised sporting titles. Yes, the teams and kits may be updated, player ratings may be tweaked, and 4K beard follicles may now be visible in replays, but that’s usually your lot. Not so with 2K’s WWE series. Standing on the shoulders of WWE 2K22’s solid efforts, the...
News Remnant 2's Gunslinger Class Brings Devastating Firepower to Bear on PS5
Remnant II is the sequel to Soulslike-with-guns Remnant: From the Ashes, which was revealed last year. We got a new trailer focusing in on the Gunslinger, one of the character archetypes available to players. The Gunslinger is singularly focused on bringing an extreme amount of firepower to bear on enemies, utilising a high rate of...
News Destiny 2's Root of Nightmares Raid Cleared, World First Crowned
Go Hard in the Paint
Destiny 2's latest raid, Root of Nightmares, was cleared the same day it launched, with a fireteam made up of HITP (Hard in the Paint) members Roen, Osiris, Punz, Kai, SK, and Grangalf being crowned World First. The feat was achieved in just shy of two and a half hours, with the raid going live on 10th March, at 9 am PST. HITP...
News Fortnite Dials the Action Up to 11 in MEGA Gameplay Trailer
Fortnite's Chapter 4 Season 2 is now live, with players already tearing up MEGA in suitably frenetic fashion. We got a new gameplay trailer, showing off some of the over-the-top action that awaits. Mobility has always been the name of the game in Fortnite, but the inclusion of grind rails is sure to make for some spicy situations...
News Tintin Reporter - Cigars of the Pharoah Uncovers Adventure of Epic Proportions on PS5, PS4
Hooray! Hooray! The end of the world has been postponed!
Tintin Reporter - Cigars of the Pharoah was teased a while back now, and we finally got a look at the rambling adventure in a new trailer, which is due out on PS5 and PS4 in 2023. After a chance meeting with a famous Egyptologist, Professor Sarcophagus, Tintin (and his faithful companion...
Mini Review Puzzling Places (PSVR2) - A Lovely Game with a Few Problems
Puzzle me this, Batman
Puzzling Places is absolutely lovely — that’s the best way to describe it. A puzzle game best described as a 3D jigsaw, this is far and away the most relaxing time you can have with your PSVR2. The game leans into its unique appeal, allowing you to put together 3D dioramas of things that under normal circumstances would be...
News Guilty Gear Strive Getting Season 3, Adds Bedman? In April
Don't sleep on it
The next Guilty Gear Strive DLC character has been officially announced, to release on the 6th April alongside a new stage. As many fans predicted, Bedman is (kind of) returning, although he's now called Bedman? (complete with the question mark) and he seemingly is the bed this time around. It's a fun twist, because he fights...
Mini Review The Last Clockwinder (PSVR2) - A Satisfying, Chilled Out Puzzler
Going it a-clone
In a nutshell, The Last Clockwinder is a blend of solving puzzles and building factories. It's not the most original idea, but it's executed really well, taking advantage of virtual reality's unique perspective to create some truly engrossing gameplay. Set within the Clocktower, an enormous tree acting as a safe haven for various...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty?
Wo and behold
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty seems to have struck a chord with fans of tough action titles. The latest game from prolific Japanese developer Team Ninja, it's a bit of mix between Nioh (the loot, the combat pacing), Sekiro (the parries), and Dynasty Warriors (the battlefield morale system), and it's all based on epic Chinese novel Romance of...
News Resident Evil 4 PS5 Remake Spoilers Are Rife As Retailers Break Street Date
Can you spoil a game that first released in 2005? Well, in this specific instance, yes. We may all be very familiar with the beats of Capcom’s iconic third-person shooter Resident Evil 4, but the Japanese publisher is shaking things up for its impending PS5 remake. The problem, then? Retailers have broken the street date two weeks before...
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50 points from Avalanche
PlayStation Trophies have been around for about 15 years now, and developers have a couple of generations of experience under their belts. While not everyone cares for the virtual gongs, a lot of players derive plenty of pleasure out of completing their games and earning Platinum pots, showcasing their fandom for particular...
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On the up
A headline that seems to have been overlooked earlier in the week, the PS5 has actually just surpassed the 3 million sales mark in Japan. That's a promising milestone for a console that appeared to be struggling right out of the gate — but as has been the case worldwide, PS5 sales have been skyrocketing thanks to Sony's stock issues...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 467
Too much game
There's been snow this week in the UK, as this insufferable, never-ending winter lurches on. At least the release calendar continues to be hot, with many different games to choose from these days. Jamie O'Neill: I always liked the visual style of the outdoor Biomes in Dead Cells, so the Castle's Outskirts opening area for the Return...
News Stunning Watersports Sim Kayak VR the Big Winner from PSVR2 Launch
Pavlov VR also off to strong start
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PS Store Sales Charts Hogwarts Legacy Apparates to Number One on PS5
As if by magic
The PS Store's monthly charts have arrived, and it comes as no surprise to learn what topped the PS5 bestsellers for February. Yes, Hogwarts Legacy is tip-top of both the North American and European charts. The regions' respective top 20 lists differ from there, but shared among them are entries for Wild Hearts, The Last of Us: Part...
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Justice for all
With absolutely no word on this game ahead of its release, you'd be forgiven for being a bit wary of DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos — a sandbox action title aimed squarely at an all-ages audience. But this cutesy take on DC's superheroes is actually pretty good. It's a surprisingly heartfelt release, featuring chunky combat,...
News Paul Looks Powerful in New Tekken 8 Gameplay, But We're Still Not Sold on the Hair
The death fist returns
Veteran fighter Paul Phoenix was one of the first confirmed characters for Tekken 8, and now you can gawk at his brutal blows in the game's latest character trailer. We must admit, we're loving the improved facial animations in this sequel so far, and Paul's classic techniques — including the dreaded death fist — somehow...
News Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Is Out Soon on PS5, and We've Seen Next to Nothing
Where is it?
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Space is big
We've revisited No Man's Sky a number of times over the years. It only seems fair to check in every once in a while considering how much changes with each major update. The latest of these, Fractal, adds full PSVR2 support, allowing you to explore planets, space stations, and everything in between within Sony's new headset. The initial...
News Forspoken PS5 Update Improves Performance, Tweaks Gameplay Options, More
A new game update for PS5 console exclusive Forspoken is now available to download. Taking the RPG to version 1.10, this does more than fix a few bugs — it's a pretty big patch that introduces some much requested improvements and enhanced performance. Many of the major bullet points are outlined in this blog post, but we'll go...
News PS5 Firmware Update Adds Fancy New Animation for Earning a Platinum Trophy
Notifications never looked so good
Earning a Platinum Trophy on PlayStation is always a bit of an occasion; you've not only completed a game, you've (probably) gone out of your way to beat a range of additional challenges. For many, the Plat is the nice cherry on top of an enjoyable experience, and they're very satisfying to pop. Now, though, Sony...
News Tend the Wounded in WW1 Medical Management Sim War Hospital on PS5
Hacksaw Ridge DLC when
War Hospital is a survival management sim in which you are charged with running a particularly grisly field hospital during the Great War. It was initially revealed a ways back, but finally, it's coming to PS5 on 31st August. Like Papers, Please before it, War Hospital looks like it will make the simple act of administration...
News DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos Is Sandbox Action for All Ages, Out Now on PS5, PS4
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News The State of The Outer Worlds on PS5 Has Players Calling for Refunds
It's not the best choice, it's Spacer's Choice!
The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition was just released on PS5, and the RPG runs quite badly even in its dedicated performance mode, with the state of the game already causing some players to call for refunds in threads on the game's
News The Last Spell Brings Grand-Scale Tactical RPG Combat to PS5, PS4
Fight to the last
The Last Spell is a tactical RPG with roguelike elements on a massive scale. It's available now on both PS5 and PS4, and we got a launch trailer showing off some glorious action. During the day, players will prepare their Heroes, building out the Haven and preparing their defences for the advent of nightfall, when the monsters...
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