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  • Game of the Year Joey's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Bloodcurdling

    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 Joey Thurmond, as horror rules the...

  • Game of the Year #3 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4)

    Monstrous

    It's been an amazing year for Geralt of Rivia - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's grizzled lead. The final instalment in CD Projekt Red's gritty trilogy deserves to be right up near the top of any Game of the Year list, and not just because of its overall quality; this is a title that's practically bursting with passion from a truly committed...

  • Game of the Year Graham's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Top of the league

    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 Graham Banas, as he oils his...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Fallout 4 (PS4)

    Fall in

    Fallout 4 was easily one of the most anticipated releases of 2015, and it didn't disappoint. Without having to worry about squeezing its trademark open world formula onto last-gen consoles, Bethesda was able to craft a title that felt as though it wasn't limited by older hardware. Its latest vision of a post-apocalyptic North America is...

  • Game of the Year Alex's Personal PlayStation Picks

    100 XP

    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 Alex Stinton, as role-playing games rule...

  • Game of the Year #5 - Life Is Strange (PS4, PS3)

    Over the two moons

    Life Is Strange may just be the best teen drama that John Green didn't write. DONTNOD's goosebump inducing adventure wears its young adult fiction inspirations proudly on its polka dot sleeve, but while it skips on The Fault in Our Stars' terminal illness plot device and Paper Towns' amateur detective vibes, it offers its own...

  • Game of the Year Sam's Personal PlayStation Picks

    An Avalanche of excellence

    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 Sam Brooke, as he argues...

  • Game of the Year #6 - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, PS3)

    Tactical espionage excellence

    When Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain first hit shelves back in September, it was everywhere – and with good reason. Though the title harbours concerns of meddlesome online content and a lacking narrative, it still delivers as a stellar toybox fit for fans of the series and newcomers alike. The ways in which the...

  • Game of the Year Phil's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Blockbuster business

    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 Phil Kennedy, as he brings out...

  • Game of the Year #7 - Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)

    Knight time

    It's an indication that 2015 has been an impressive year for games, when a Rocksteady Studios Batman: Arkham title doesn't break into the Game of the Year Top Five list, and settles for a respectable seventh place from Push Square instead. Even its E3 2015 trailer was overshadowed beneath the cowl of amazing announcements that preceded...

  • Game of the Year Kell's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Kell, then

    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 Kell Andersen, as he learns that life is...

  • Game of the Year #8 - Transformers: Devastation (PS4, PS3)

    Lighting our darkest hour

    Transformers: Devastation's 2015 launch possibly missed out on PlayStation 4 sales by releasing in the same October week as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, so to discover that Platinum Games' single player brawler title – with a five hour game length – has achieved eighth place in Push Square's Game of the Year...

  • Game of the Year Stephen's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Ninja'd

    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 Stephen Tailby, as he spotlights everything...

  • Game of the Year #9 - Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)

    Shock and Yaughton

    The beauty of Everybody's Gone to The Rapture is its quiet. This is a game about an apocalypse, which doesn't feature any explosions. A game about a deadly virus, which doesn't feature any zombies. A game about a community at war, which doesn't feature any guns. Instead, it tasks you with piecing together the story of the former...

  • Game of the Year Sammy's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Praise the moon

    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 Sammy Barker, as new intellectual...

  • Game of the Year #10 - Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, PS3)

    You are my Destiny, you are my one and only

    Destiny: The Taken King is in many ways what Destiny should have been when it first came out. It's not hard to imagine Bungie getting buried under an avalanche of feedback, as every gamer and their dog had their say about what they thought was right and wrong about the game it had created. It's a testament...

  • Game of the Year Simon's Personal PlayStation Picks

    OMG!

    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 Simon Fitzgerald, where variety rules the day...

  • Site News Our Game of the Year Coverage Starts Today

    The final countdown

    Spoilers: we picked our Game of the Year winner a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the Push Square team has been frantically writing articles in order to keep you occupied over the holidays. This year's, er, end of year coverage is going to be our best ever, with a number of our authors sharing their personal Top Five titles of...

  • Site News Push Square Users Vote The Witcher 3 as Game of the Year

    Fallout 4! Bloodborne! Rocket League!

    While we're still preparing our full Game of the Year coverage here at Push Square Towers – check back during Christmas to read all that we have in store – forum user themcnoisy has been organising a Best of 2015 poll in our forums. Users were asked to pick their three favourite PlayStation games of the...

  • Site News Vote for Your Push Square Forums Game of the Year

    Top picks

    We'll have lots of Game of the Year coverage from the team next month, but if you can't wait that long, the community on the Push Square forums have set up their own independent poll. Orchestrated by member TheMcNoisy, the voting will run in this thread from now through until 12:00AM GMT on 5th December. You'll

  • Game of the Year These Are Your Favourite PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles of 2014

    Reader's choice

    Sign it, seal it, and stick our stamp of approval on it: Game of the Year is finally over. We've spent the past few days polling your opinion on the best that PlayStation had to offer in 2014, and while there's been much anger pointed at the absence of DriveClub and Assassin's Creed Unity in our shortlist – we couldn't include...

  • Round Up Here's All of Our Game of the Year Coverage

    Once more with feeling

    With the holidays still in semi-swing, you were never going to stop us from squeezing one last feature out of our ongoing Game of the Year coverage. We put a ton of effort into this year's articles and videos, but figured that you may have missed the odd story while out and about over the Christmas break. Worry not, though,...

  • Poll What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2014?

    We need you

    We've milked our Game of the Year coverage harder than a Cravendale cow, but the sugary sweet conclusion is now in sight. With our PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita favourites wrapped up in text and video form, we're now pointing a figurative finger in your direction in order to ascertain your 2014 picks. Game of the Year is always...

  • Video Why Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor Is Our Game of the Year

    You orc to know

    It's tag-team time. For the final instalment in our gruelling Game of the Year coverage, this video editor has paired up with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor reviewer Joey Thurmond to uncover just why Monolith Productions' open world adventure deserves our overall PlayStation Platinum Trophy gong. Yeah, the Dudley Boyz may want to...

  • Game of the Year Platinum Trophy - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Precious

    2014's Game of the Year winner perhaps comes as a surprise, given that we weren't all that confident in its success when it was originally unveiled. Unsure if it was a movie tie-in or simply another in a long line of disappointing Lord of the Rings titles, a slew of intriguing trailers, conference appearances, and developer interviews meant...

  • Game of the Year Gold Trophy - inFAMOUS: Second Son

    Fetch quest

    Few games feel quite like inFAMOUS: Second Son. We forgive Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption the odd controller quirk because their sandboxes are so sizeable that they mask any shortcomings, but delicately guiding the dextrous Delsin 'Too Cool for School' Rowe through the dreary districts of Seattle is this PlayStation 4...

  • Game of the Year Silver Trophy - P.T.

    Silent fright

    Stealthily announced at Sony's Gamescom conference, P.T. was billed as a 'Playable Teaser' for a new first-person horror game by the fictional 7780s Studio. After the sort of frenzied investigation that only the Internet can provide, it was discovered that the daunting downloadable was in fact a demo for a new Silent Hill game directed...

  • Game of the Year Bronze Trophy - Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Scale bound

    Sadly, big budget RPGs are often in short supply these days, but when one finally comes along, it can turn out to be something special. Dragon Age: Inquisition is one such title, featuring a fantasy world that you can really sink your teeth into. As the leader of the Inquisition – an independent faction that's assembled to sort out...

  • Video Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS4 Games

    Once more with feeling

    If this video were a part of a pudding, it'd be the delicious sponge bit separating the jelly and custard in a nice trifle. In other words: it represents the centre piece of our coverage, before we get to the fruity finale next week. "What's it all about, then?" we hear you scream. Well, it's the best PS4 games of 2014 –...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Games of 2014

    Greatness awaits

    Sony would probably agree that the PlayStation 4's first year wasn't exactly vintage – but then, when does a console ever come flying out of the gates? From a first-party perspective, the platform holder pumped out some quality titles, but compared to its frankly frighteningly lineup in 2013, the past twelve months have fallen...

  • Video Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS3 Games

    Old but gold

    ... And we're back. Following on from yesterday's uber-awesome PlayStation Vita video – what do you mean you didn't watch it yet? – we're here to talk you through the best PlayStation 3 games of 2014. As an aside, there are free Ferrero Rochers up for grabs if you subscribe to our YouTube channel*. See y'all tomorrow. [ Subscribe...

  • Game of the Year Best PS3 Games of 2014

    Antiques roadshow

    It's been a funny year for the PlayStation 3. While the system has received plenty of support in 2014, it feels like the attention of the industry has moved on. Cross-generation titles like Destiny and Far Cry 4 have all been advertised with the PlayStation 4 in mind, and sales have taken a tumble as a consequence. Despite what...

  • Video Watch As We Recap 2014's Best PS Vita Games

    Handheld highfliers

    Hello everyone – we trust you all had a very Merry Thursday. As you may have noticed elsewhere on the site, we'll be filling the next week's news void with oodles of articles on the Best PlayStation Games of 2014 – and this Video Editor has been busy preparing some videos for those of you that don't like to read. Watch on for...

  • Game of the Year Best PS Vita Games of 2014

    The whole world in your hands

    For a format that's struggled in an age of smartphones and tablet games, the PlayStation Vita has carved out a committed niche of core gamers who love the handheld to death. We get a lot of requests here at Push Square, but number one with a bullet is more coverage for the Japanese giant's miniscule machine – and it's...

  • Poll What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2013?

    Your vote counts

    We wrapped up our Game of the Year countdown earlier this week, announcing that Naughty Dog’s magnificent post-apocalyptic escapade The Last of Us had taken our overall Gold Trophy. This was the culmination of several days behind-the-scenes planning, as we worked through our review backlog to prepare a shortlist of cont

  • Game of the Year Watch Us Recap the Top Three PlayStation Games of 2013

    Like a Channel 4 countdown in a fraction of the time

    Game of the Year ain’t over until video editor Ben Potter renders one final YouTube wrap-up – and that’s exactly what the straight-talking movie man’s gone and done. That’s right, with our fictional Gold Trophy predictably presented to tear jerking undead-‘em-up

  • Game of the Year Gold Trophy - The Last of Us

    It can't be for nothing

    We’d love for this article to come as a pleasant surprise, but we suspect that it’s more obvious than a brick to the face. The Last of Us felt like a Game of the Year winner when it lurched onto the PlayStation 3 all the way back in early June, and nothing has really topped it in our eyes in the six or so months since...

  • Game of the Year Silver Trophy - Resogun

    Save the last humans

    Not just the best PlayStation 4 game currently available, but also one of the best releases published on a Sony platform in 2013, the brilliant Resogun rocketed to the top of our internal poll like a firework doused in gasoline. Finnish outfit Housemarque once again proved that it’s the master of the humble shmup, repurposing...

  • Game of the Year Bronze Trophy - BioShock Infinite

    God only knows

    Bold, brash, and brimming with more out-of-place Beach Boys records than a music store aimed at industrial rock fans [Bleurgh – Ed], it’s hardly surprising that BioShock Infinite soared to the summit of our Game of the Year poll speedier than protagonist Booker DeWitt when strapped into a bizarre lighthouse contraption. Irrational...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation 4 Games of 2013

    Playing with power

    It seems a bit strange to be selecting the best annual software for a system that's only been available for around a month, but consistency means that our Game of the Year countdown demands a PlayStation 4 category. This time last year the platform was little more than a pipedream, but the hot new hardware has bullied the...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation Vita Games of 2013

    Viva la Vita

    The past twelve months have proved mixed for Sony's miniscule machine. While the platform holder managed to put an end to the disappointing software droughts that plagued the PlayStation Vita in 2012, the portable powerhouse failed to really realise its sales potential yet again – despite a sizeable price drop and some stellar...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation 3 Games of 2013

    This is living

    It may be ending the year as the tired old video game veteran, but the PlayStation 3 can humbly hold its disc slot aloft, as this has been an outstanding year for the former flagship format. We know it's a countdown cliché to claim that it was a challenge to cut our list of Game of the Year candidates down to a manageable integer,...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation Game of 2012

    Top of the drops

    After weeks of careful consideration, heated discussion, and hard work, we’ve reached the conclusion of our game of the year countdown. We know you’re probably still suffering from last night’s New Year festivities, but focus your optics for five minutes while we crown the finest PlayStation game of 2012. Best PlayStation...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation 3 Game of 2012

    Hit discs

    For a year that promised so much from a retail perspective, 2012 was more of a letdown than adulthood. Multiple delays, mismanaged expectations, and some genuinely below-par blockbusters sucked the air out of the period more promptly than a perfectly positioned Whoopee Cushion. But while the past twelve months were defined by...

  • Game of the Year Best PSN Game of 2012

    Divine downloads

    The quality of the content available from the PlayStation Network has been growing faster than a lawn dressed in Miracle-Gro – but no year emphasised that better than 2012. Sony’s digital storefront was practically bursting with blockbuster titles this year, many of them pushing the boundaries of the medium itself. With so much...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation Vita Game of 2012

    Pocket rockets

    Sony clearly intended for the PlayStation Vita to sprint out of the starting blocks quicker than Usain Bolt when it deployed the system in February. It didn’t. But by launching the platform alongside a star-studded software line-up, at least it ensured that we had plenty to play on the train this year. Best PlayStation Vita Game of...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation Move Game of 2012

    Motion in the ocean

    With new console launches hogging the headlines harder than Kristen Stewart and Harry Styles, the PlayStation Move was pushed to the sidelines slightly in 2012. But while the motion peripheral may have been left howling for attention louder than a member of The Wanted, it still managed to muster a selection box of software worth...

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation Minis Game of 2012

    Mini marvels

    If this year proves to be the last for Sony’s short-lived PlayStation Minis initiative, then at least the platform holder can boast that the service bowed out with a bang. Sure, the selection of bite-sized blockbusters may have struggled to fill the bottom layer of a cheap box of chocolates, but slim pickings are satisfactory when...