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  • Game of the Year 2017 #8 - Yakuza 0

    Smooth criminal

    The Yakuza series has been around since the heyday of PlayStation 2, and yet the series never really felt like it got going in the West. This author's in the camp where he had never really played a Yakuza game before 0. This flashback episode opened up an entry point to a series that has forever held interest only for many to be...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Simon's Personal Picks

    Simon says

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We threatened Simon with Polybius on...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #9 - Night in the Woods

    Mae it be

    There's something profoundly gentle about Night in the Woods. That feels like a weird thing to say about a video game which is, among other things, about the destructive power of mental illness, but it's true. It stands as a good companion piece to another of 2017's great games, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. But where that game is...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Sammy's Personal Picks

    Super hot

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We had to clip Sammy’s wings before he gave us...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #10 - Tekken 7

    King of the iron fist

    Tekken hasn't been this good in a long time. In terms of pure gameplay depth and spectacle, Tekken 7 is right up there with the best fighting games on the market. It's satisfying, rewarding, and incredibly well balanced. That last point stems from the fact that it was available in Japanese and Korean arcades for ages before it...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Stephen's Personal Picks

    LOVE is all you need

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We warned Stephen he'd have to...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Kell's Personal Picks

    The indie apologist strikes again

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. We told Kell we'd...

  • Site News Our Game of the Year Countdown Begins Now

    Winner, winner

    We’ve been busy. Like, really busy. Behind the scenes we’ve prepped no less than 30 articles, all of which are set to run over the holiday break. Among them is our Game of the Year countdown: our 10 favourite PlayStation 4 titles from 2017, in descending order. This year was really difficult to determine because there were just...

  • Site News Push Square Forum Votes Horizon: Zero Dawn as Game of the Year

    Aloy to the world

    While the world anticipates Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards 2017 this evening, the Push Square forum members have already spoken, declaring Horizon: Zero Dawn to be their Game of the Year. After 250 posts as part of a typically epic thread coordinated by themcnoisy with assistance from KratosMD,

  • Site News Push Square Forum Members Seek Game of the Year

    Help make the decision now

    The annual Game of the Year bonanza is now underway in the Push Square forums, with our resident points tallying pro themcnoisy working to determine our community’s favourite PlayStation release of 2017. There are no shortage of contenders this year, with Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn,

  • Game of the Year 2016 These Are Your Top 5 PlayStation Games

    As voted by the Push Square community

    Well, here we are: our final Game of the Year 2016 article. Our staff have listed their personal picks, we've announced the site's top ten titles, and now, it's time to reveal the winners that you lot voted for in our community poll. By the time voting had closed on the 3rd January, we had received 438 votes...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Alex's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Judgement of the Gods

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Poll What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2016?

    The choice is yours

    We've already picked Uncharted 4: A Thief's End as our Game of the Year. Our awesome forum members also picked Naughty Dog's opus as Game of the Year. But now, as we attempt to pad out our content schedule one more time before work begins in earnest again,

  • Game of the Year 2016 Jade's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Zero hour

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Kell's Personal PlayStation Picks

    It was inside of you all along

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come...

  • Round Up Push Square's Top Ten PlayStation Games of 2016

    Cream of the crop

    And there we have it: Game of the Year 2016 is done and dusted. As is the case every year, we pulled our entire team together to determine our top PlayStation title of the past 12 months, and while everyone had their own personal favourites, we settled upon a Top Ten that reflects the sentiment of every single one of our staffers...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #1 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

    Drake-ness awaits

    It's surely no exaggeration to say that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End embarrasses some parts of the industry. Naughty Dog has gotten so good at writing memorable characters that it's practically in a league of its own these days, and it's rough to think that the rest of the medium can't catch up. Nathan Drake's final adventure may...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Simon's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Overwatch this

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #2 - Inside

    Inside out

    Much has been said about the last twenty minutes of Inside. And rightly so – it's one of the most intense and intriguing sections of any game in recent memory. But to focus solely on those moments would be to do a disservice to what is a consistently excellent experience. Indeed, from its very first second, Playdead's sophomore effort...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Sam's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Bromance

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #3 - Overwatch

    Together, we are strong

    Shooters are not prone to positivity. Whether it's a grim illustration of objectivism as a societal foundation in BioShock or a striking commentary on senseless violence in Spec Ops: The Line, the genre typically doesn't have settings, characters, or themes that are uplifting. A fallen world makes way for endless scenarios...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Liam's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Fit for a thief

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #4 - Final Fantasy XV

    Noctout

    Jeez, where do you start with this one? What could have quite easily been a catastrophe, Final Fantasy XV has made into our top five games of 2016. For many of us, there's a distinct feeling of relief when we stop to think about Noctis' road trip. We're weirdly thankful that everything turned out well, and more importantly, we're over the...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Jacob's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Lasting appeal

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #5 - Dishonored 2

    From out of the shadows

    Arkane Studios' first entry in the Dishonored series was one of the best games of the previous generation. The game introduced us to the "whale-punk" city of Dunwall and its highly-stylised, gorgeous environments. And then it served up a selection of brilliantly entertaining supernatural powers, removed the leash, and allowed...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Graham's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Inside and out

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #6 - The Last Guardian

    Cat-puppy love

    Decade-long development cycles rarely end well, especially when a rabid fanbase has passed the time by elevating a project's expectations to astronomical levels. The Last Guardian, launching some seven years after its original announcement, was always going to have a huge battle on its hands, then – not least because it has the...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Victor's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Watching over you

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #7 - The Witness

    Blown away

    If there was an annual award for 'Game Most Often Judged by Cover', The Witness would take it this year, hands down. Written off by many as "that game that's just about drawing lines", Jonathan Blow's long-delayed successor to Braid is, and has always been, about more than what's on the surface. Sure, your only real interaction with the...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Ken's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Life is just a fantasy

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #8 - DOOM

    Room for DOOM

    Things could have gone badly wrong for DOOM. After a long development time, a severe lack of single player footage, and a complete absence of reviews on launch day, the title relied on word of mouth throughout its first week of availability. Is it any good? What's the campaign like? Has the multiplayer been improved since its beta?...

  • Game of the Year 2016 John's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Treasured

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #9 - Ratchet & Clank

    Ratcheting things up

    2016 saw Ratchet & Clank striving for Hollywood stardom with the release of their very own feature film. The news that a new game would also be launching just ahead of their movie probably caused the more cynical minds out there to shout '"cash grab" – especially when it disappointingly turned out to be a remake of their...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Sammy's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Beauty and the beast

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 #10 - Titanfall 2

    BT 4 LYF

    We've been blessed with well over two decades worth of first-person shooter games and in that time, especially the last six years or so, the industry has been saturated with the genre, with titles delivering varying degrees of quality. This over saturation, while a sobering cornerstone of the violence in video game argument, has also been a...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Stephen's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Witness it

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • News Sony Wants You to Vote for Your Game of the Year

    What will it be?

    Well, like we said earlier, it's that time of the year, isn't it? Sony's holding its own Game of the Year poll on the PlayStation Blog again this year, and it's soliciting your votes right now. There are tons of categories to vote in, from the bog-standard 'Best PS4 Game' through to more esoteric stuff like 'Best Use of the PS4...

  • Site News Push Square's Game of the Year Coverage Is Underway

    Here's what you can expect

    Good ol' Game of the Year: the perfect excuse to pad out a slow period of news with pre-written articles while we stuff our faces with turkey sandwiches and all attempt to earn the Platinum Trophy in Final Fantasy XV. You may have noticed already, but our coverage is already underway, though things properly get started...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Robert's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Finally, a fantasy

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Joey's Personal PlayStation Picks

    We're all soldiers now

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean...

  • Site News Push Square Forum Members Vote Uncharted 4 Game of the Year

    Good dog

    It's almost the end of the calendar year [How? – Ed] which means that it's time for editorial outfits around the world to start putting together Game of the Year lists. We've been working on our coverage for a couple of weeks now, and you can watch it all unfold on the site over the Christmas break, so make sure you're checking back for...

  • Game of the Year The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Was Your Fave 2015 Title

    Reader's tryst

    At the tail end of the Christmas holidays, we asked you to vote on your favourite PlayStation game of 2015 – then your humble host went to the dentist, had his gob eviscerated, and… Well, forgot. But fortunately we've been reminded by one outspoken The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fan to inform you that CD Pr

  • Round Up All Our Game of the Year Coverage in One Place

    That's a wrap

    Game of the Year is finished for another year – and this time we were organised, ahead of schedule, and not too stressed. For this author in particular, putting together our end of year lists is always a highlight, as it provides a great way to bring the team together and collaborate on a series of seasonal articles. But because...

  • Game of the Year Marcello's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Blood bold

    Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today it's the turn of Marcello Apostolico, and his somewhat...

  • Game of the Year What's Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2015?

    Over to you

    Right, let's put a recycled bow around our Game of the Year coverage with one last article, asking: what was your favourite PlayStation game of 2015? You've read our picks, so now it's time to have your say – and yes, we're well aware that our forum users selected The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but please let us pad out another day of...

  • Game of the Year Matt's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Wasteland wanderer

    Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today it's the turn of Matt Adcock, as he travels to...

  • Video The 10 Best PlayStation Games of 2015

    Final countdown

    Blimey oh riley, 2016's all up in my face and that bottle of bourbon's making it difficult to stomach. But before this intoxicated video editor chunders all over a blank page, perhaps you'd enjoy our pre-recorded video spotlighting the top ten PlayStation titles from the past 12 months. There's some good stuff in here, like...

  • Game of the Year #1 - Bloodborne (PS4)

    Blood on the moon

    Bloodborne reeks of brutal brilliance. From Software's violent eviscerate-'em-up pegs you as a personality-less predator, as you stomp the Gothic cobbles of Yharnam in search of monstrous prey to mutilate. A spiritual successor to the Souls series, Hidetaka Miyazaki's vulgar PlayStation 4 exclusive adopts a more aggressive angle...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Personal PlayStation Picks

    #4TheRolePlayers

    Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site's PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we're putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today we'll be delving into the role-playing addled mind...

  • Game of the Year #2 - Rocket League (PS4)

    Wow! Wow! Close one! No problem.

    Psyonix just nailed it. Rocket League was released relatively quietly with PlayStation Plus this summer, it was downloaded and played by millions, and the rest is history. It's a hit with the press, it's a hit with gamers, it's an eSport, it's all over YouTube, and in today's gaming climate, that's a pretty big deal...