Crime does pay
Empire of Sin is a title that was thrown around ahead of E3 2019, and now we finally have a game to match the name. This is a strategy game set in the criminal underbelly of 1920s Chicago. You choose from one of 14 mob bosses and are tasked with building up a ring of organised crime to rule the roost. Randomly generated start...
Blood and bandages
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is one meaty game title – and not one we can say we’re fond of typing. This extended gameplay trailer for E3 2019, showcasing the long-awaited sequel’s “reactive storytelling, fast-paced combat, and compelling characters”, deserves to be shared all the same, though. “Created in...
You're not alone
Stellaris is one of those PS4 games that probably plays surprisingly great on consoles for saying it originally launched as a daunting PC exclusive. We never got round to reviewing it, but two content updates have followed since its February release, and today sees the inclusion of multiplayer at no extra cost. "Pursue your...
The more the better
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 was only just announced overnight, but the team over at Paradox Interactive is already going deep in interviews on what sort of themes we should expect to crop up in its storytelling. During the time that press got hands on with a demo and during interviews, it appears that the title is set...
A direct sequel to the 2004 original
After the circling of numerous rumours, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has finally been officially announced at a GDC keynote. It's coming to PS4 in the early months of 2020, and you can get a taste of the action on offer in the announcement trailer above. Confirmed to be a direct sequel to the 2004...
Are you still playing the decent city building game Cities: Skylines on PS4? If you are, you'll know that the title has received a ton of extra content since its launch in 2017, and that's not about to change. Another new expansion by the name of Green Cities is available now on PS4, and it does what it says on the tin. It adds more than...
The final frontier
Real time strategy games and consoles have a checkered history. A genre usually designed to be played with a keyboard and mouse, few games have genuinely made a successful leap to a console and controller setup. Of course, it isn't impossible, and Paradox Interactive is bringing its ambitious space-faring title Stellaris to PS4 on...
It’s another day, another DLC for Cities: Skylines. Mass Transit is the last full expansion of the game’s season pass and is arguably the best-value of them, bolstering Colossal Order’s already sizeable public transport options. However, despite all of these new additions, the DLC’s £10 price tag is still a too steep for what...
Not causing earthquakes
Natural Disasters is the latest DLC for city-builder darling Cities: Skylines, adding plenty of catastrophic events that threaten to destroy your badly planned town. Meteors are undoubtedly the highlight, creating massive explosions and leaving behind gloriously destructive craters, while tsunamis, although very rare, are the...
Life on Mars
As entrepreneurial wunderkind Elon Musk reaches out to settle humans on Earth’s little red brother, mankind wonders what awaits us on that alien soil. How will we come to terms with our new existence as off-world colonists? What trials will we face? Well, if it turns out like our first forays onto crimson soil, we’ll scrap the first...
This season, pass
The festive season is here, and with it comes Snowfall, the first of seven DLCs for Cities: Skylines’ PlayStation 4 port. Colossal Order’s city sim was chock-full of content at launch, but Snowfall leaves a lot to be desired in terms of value, and gets the game’s Season Pass off to a slippery start. Chief among the new...
Three expansions planned
Popular city builder Cities: Skylines launched on PlayStation 4 back in August, and alongside the release of its first expansion next month, a season pass and a complete edition of the game will be made available. You can get a look at the title's weather-based add on in the video that we've embedded above. The...
In traditional role-playing game fashion, you begin Pillars of Eternity by creating a character and assigning them a class, and then seconds later your avatar is caught in some sort of dastardly plot that leaves him or her with a magical new power. In this case, you're a Watcher - somebody able to communicate with souls, both living and...
In terms of city-building games, the PlayStation 4 – hell, every console in general – is pretty light. Simulation games as a whole seem to be married to the PC, the complexity of running a metropolis requiring menus, precise clicks, and control systems that simply aren’t compatible with the simplicity of a controller...
Cities: Skylines will dig out its hard hat and begin construction on the PlayStation 4 from 15th August. The city building simulation launched on Xbox One recently, but was clearly only bound to a few months of exclusivity, as already a port is on the agenda – and this version will launch with the After Dark expansion included for free...
Includes two expansions
Traditional role-playing release Pillars of Eternity is coming to PlayStation 4, publisher Paradox Interactive has announced. The Obsidian-developed title proved popular when it launched on PC back in 2015 after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Full of dialogue, deep characters, and player choice, it's a game that fans...
There simply aren’t enough city-builders on the PlayStation 4, but Tropico 5 is a decent one. And the developer of that game, Haemimont Games, has announced that it’s teaming up with Paradox Interactive in order to bring Surviving Mars to Sony’s system, a colony management simulation that will see you attempting to settle on the Red...
Game already rated for Sony's system in Brazil
Much to this author's chagrin, Cities: Skylines launched as an Xbox One console exclusive this week – at least, that's what we assumed. However, it seems that's only temporary, as the title's already been rated for release on the PlayStation 4 in Brazil. If this deal turns out to be anything like...
This one stings: critically acclaimed city building simulation Cities: Skylines will make its console debut on the Xbox One. Microsoft gleefully made the announcement during its Gamescom 2015 press conference earlier today. Of course, every man made cloud has a silver lining, and the wording of the reveal leads us to believe that a...
It's a co-op kinda magic
Magicka 2, much like the PC hit Magicka before it, is a magic-'em-up which plays out in cartoony environments from a Diablo-esque isometric viewpoint. As the name suggests, it's all about magic(ka) and it packs a fun, surprisingly deep spell casting system that will see you conjuring up all manner of devastation. Making the...
Magicka is coming
Following news of Magicka 2 has been a real delight; the game's own brand of humour presents a breath of fresh air in the world of gaming news. After such a memorable E3 announcement trailer and its incredibly catchy sing along contest, we didn't expect the next in the title's line-up of comedic videos to be any different. It...
Disco, disco, good, good
While E3 was brimming with more gaming goodness than you could fit into a picnic hamper, a trailer that left a lasting impression on this writer was the announcement of Magicka 2 on the PlayStation 4. Not only did it mock its own character's unemployment since the original title, but also the downsides of its iconic friendly...
The Contra of the future
2D side-scrolling shooters are a tough genre to tackle. Sure, it's simple enough for developers to make one and call it a day, but it's easy for these games to fall into the trap of being generic and unable to stand out. What does Ruffian Games have in mind to jump over that obstacle? With its work on the Xbox 360...
No pets were harmed, honest
You may have come here for the latest PlayStation news, but let's face it, the Internet's true calling is cats – and one game during Sony's E3 2014 press conference totally nailed it. Arrowhead's critically acclaimed, friendship destroying, co-operative experience is finally coming to the PlayStation 4 in the form of...
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