Tag: Team 17

  • News Gruesome Side-Scrolling Adventure Blasphemous Sins on PS4 in September

    About bloody time

    Blasphemous has looked really intriguing for a long while now, and it finally has a release date on PlayStation 4. The gory and often nightmarish side-scrolling action role-playing game staggers onto Sony's system next month, on the 10th September. It'll be priced at $24.99/€24.99/£19.99. If you're not familiar with...

  • News Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Trailer Shows Off Levels and Their Alternate States

    Changing things up

    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is making some big changes to the formula laid down by the first game. While Playtonic's debut effort was a decent attempt at a nostalgic 3D collect-a-thon, the follow-up is a smaller scale, 2.5D platformer with a nifty top-down overworld to explore. In this new trailer, it seems more than just...

  • Guide Can You Play Overcooked Online on PS4?

    Does Overcooked have online multiplayer?

    Can you play Overcooked online on PlayStation 4? Overcooked is one of May's PlayStation Plus games, and as such, many will be taking their first steps into this chaotic, cooperative cooking game. Although playable alone, enjoying this clever little title with friends is an absolute must. Ideally, four player...

  • E3 2019 Overcooked 2 Latest DLC Adds a Horror Themed Horde Mode

    Bread rising

    Yes, you read that right: Overcooked 2 is getting a horde mode. The latest DLC for the co-op cooking game is called Night of the Hangry Horde, and it sees the return of the Unbread -- only this time, you'll be directly fending them off. In this new mode, there will be multiple stations at which you can serve food, and doing so will...

  • E3 2019 Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Brings 2.5D Goodness to PS4 Later this Year

    More info at E3 2019

    The team of Yooka and Laylee brought classic 3D platforming back to the masses with the suitably named original adventure, Yooka-Laylee, back in 2017, but the twosome is switching things up for their next outing. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a 2.5D side-scroller, and it's coming to PS4 later this year. Accessed via a...

  • News Blasphemous, a Brutal Action Platformer, Hacks and Slashes Its Way to PS4 This Year

    Watch the new trailer

    When pixel art is done well, it can be very effective, and it looks like Blasphemous certainly fits the bill. This upcoming action game from Team 17 and The Game Kitchen is coming to PS4 in 2019, and it looks like a dark, creepy adventure. Playing as The Penitent One, you must explore the cursed land of Cvstodia and hack your...

  • Review Overcooked - A Delicious Slice of Culinary Co-Op

    Frying pan-ic

    Republished on Wednesday 1st May 2019: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of May's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Too many cooks spoil the broth – or so the saying goes. The fellows at Ghost Town Games may have taken this on-board when developing its debut indie effort...

  • News Overcooked 2 Campfire Cook Off DLC and Season Pass Out Now on PS4

    Get it while it's hot

    If you want a second helping of Overcooked 2, you're definitely not short of options. The latest DLC pack, Campfire Cook Off, is out today on PlayStation 4, bringing you more of that delicious co-op cooking. It features 15 new levels, four new characters to unlock, and two new recipes. You'll be making s'mores and all-day...

  • Review My Time At Portia - A Delightful Post-Apocalyptic Life Sim

    Workshop till you drop

    My Time At Portia is a charming life simulation game, revolving around your new life running a workshop in the post-apocalyptic town of Portia. Unlike most such settings, Portia is brimming with vibrant colours and cheerful residents. However, the town still bears the scars of the apocalyptic event which ravished the world...

  • News Overcooked 2 Season Pass Serves Up Three Courses of DLC, Starting with Campfire Cook Off

    Seasoning Pass?

    Overcooked 2 is a game that just keeps on giving. The game launched with a decent number of stages, not to mention online multiplayer, and developer Ghost Town Games keeps wheeling new dishes out of the kitchen to keep us at the table. The latest announcement is for Campfire Cook Off, which has a teaser trailer -- check it out above...

  • News Overcooked 2's Free Chinese New Year Update Adds Levels, Chefs, and a Brand New Game Mode

    Available now

    We hope you're hungry for more Overcooked 2, because Team 17 keeps bringing new courses to the table. The free Chinese New Year update is available to download now on PS4, and it brings a feast of new content to the culinary co-op title. There are seven new kitchens to play, in which you'll cook up two new recipes -- fruit platter and...

  • News Looks Like a Free Update for Overcooked 2 Will Celebrate the Chinese New Year

    Year of the pork

    So far, the post-launch support for the brilliant Overcooked 2 has been pretty decent. In addition to premium DLC Surf 'n' Turf, the chaotic cooking game has snacked on free updates since its release, including some bonus Christmas content, New Game + mode, a practice mode, and more. It looks like the trend is set to continue, as...

  • News Free Update for Overcooked 2 Brings Festive Levels, Recipes, and More

    Tis the seasoning

    Earlier in the week, Team 17 teased a new update to its beloved co-op cooking game, Overcooked 2. We now know what it's been preparing for us, as the publisher has announced Kevin's Christmas Cracker, which you can take a look at in the above trailer. Team 17 has donned its Santa suit and is handing out this update free of charge...

  • News New, Winter-Themed Overcooked 2 Content Coming Soon, Seemingly Free of Charge

    What's Team 17 cooking?

    It wasn't too long ago that Overcooked 2 had its first DLC in the form of Surf 'n' Turf, bringing a bunch of new levels, recipes, and items to the wonderful multiplayer game. Now, publisher Team 17 has teased something new is coming to the co-op cooking game, which you can get a brief glimpse of in the above video. Whatever...

  • News Yooka-Laylee's Retro 64-Bit Mode Coming Soon on PS4

    Time for a downgrade

    All the way back when Yooka-Laylee was nothing more than a hopeful Kickstarter campaign, one of the promised additions was a way to play the game with 64-bit graphics, in order to complete the obvious throwback to Rare's late 90s platformers. It's been a long time since then, but it looks like Playtonic Games is finally ready to...

  • DLC Review Surf 'n' Turf Brings Both Sunshine and Challenge to Overcooked 2

    Fun in the sun

    Firing up Overcooked 2's new Surf 'n' Turf DLC, we had flashbacks to the almost unbearable heatwave endured by much of the UK back in the Summer. We at Push Square Towers were on our knees, desperately trying to keep cool and not let the heat get to us. With copious amounts of ice cream and good old fashioned British complaining, we...

  • News Overcooked 2 DLC Surf 'n' Turf Releases Today on PS4

    New chefs, kitchens, and recipes

    The original Overcooked received a couple of small DLC packs, so it's nice to see the sequel is getting the same treatment. Overcooked 2's first summery add-on, named Surf 'n' Turf, is out today on PS4, giving you another reason to hop back into this delightfully stressful co-op cooking game. Surf 'n' Turf brings 12...

  • News Ghost Town Games Is Teasing New Overcooked 2 Content for October


    The Overcooked games are a firm favourite when it comes to cooperative gaming, so whenever something new starts brewing, you know we'll be there to get a taster. Right now, it seems the developer, Ghost Town Games, is almost ready to reveal the first DLC for Overcooked 2, and it's looking very sunny indeed. Whatever it turns out to be,...

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    Review Planet Alpha

    Out of this world

    We all know the difference between day and night on Earth, but do light and darkness cause similar transformations on alien worlds? This is the question driving Planet Alpha, a 2D platformer featuring an unnamed spaceman, stranded on a mysterious planet. To escape, our lost astronaut is going to have to delve deeper into an unknown...

  • News Enjoy a Second Helping of Overcooked 2 When New Game + Arrives on PS4

    Michelin star

    Overcooked 2 is a delightful, fun multiplayer game to enjoy with your friends, but it can also provide a very stern challenge, especially for those chefs looking to reach a three star rating in every kitchen. If you were able to breeze through the game's tricky levels, however, Team 17 has cooked up a New Game + mode, which will be...

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    Review Overcooked 2

    New and improved recipe

    With Overcooked, Ghost Town Games landed upon a delicious recipe for co-operative cooking chaos that dished up a perfect helping of frantic fun. Although fairly short and straightforward in structure, the fiendishly designed levels meant players really did have to communicate effectively to succeed, and it's this that makes...

  • Interview Chewing the Fat with Overcooked 2 Developer Ghost Town Games

    Chef chat

    The Overcooked games are a real treat on PS4. The first was a modestly sized but perfectly executed co-op game that players of all ages and skill could enjoy, and Overcooked 2 builds on this firm foundation with new features, including the highly requested online play. We caught up with Phil Duncan of Ghost Town Games to talk about the...

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    Review Mugsters

    Mug shot

    Our time with Mugsters has been short, it has been simple, and it has been sweet. Mugsters is the newest game from the publisher behind Overcooked, The Escapists 2, Yooka-Laylee, and most recently Yoku’s Island Express. Knowing all that, Mugsters has some big shoes to fill. Can it keep up with the endless wonder of Yooka-Laylee? Can...

  • News Mugsters, a Curious Action Puzzle Game, Is Heading to PS4 in July

    Release date announced in new trailer

    We've been keeping a watchful eye on Mugsters since its announcement last year, and it's looking rather interesting. Your aim in each sandbox style level is to escape the encroaching alien threat by solving environmental puzzles and defeating baddies with...

  • E3 2018 Overcooked 2 Brings Online Multiplayer to the Table in August


    Overcooked 2 has been officially announced by Team 17. The sequel adds a few new ingredients to the winning formula found in the first game, including online multiplayer, the ability to throw items to each other, new levels, ...

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    Review Yoku's Island Express

    Pinball Wizard

    Because many video games lean on familiar gameplay loops, archetypal characters, and genre conventions, when you're reviewing them it can sometimes feel like you're saying exactly the same thing about a game that you already wrote about previously. But every now and again you'll have to write a sentence during a review that you know...

  • News Learn More About Yoku's Island Express in New Story Trailer

    Postman bug

    Yoku's Island Express is a bit of an oddball concept, but there's no denying its whimsical charm. Team 17's latest game has you playing as the titular bug, delivering mail across Mokumana Island and bouncing around through pinball-esque platforming environments. The brand new trailer, embedded above, goes into the game's overarching...

  • News Yoku's Island Express Rolls onto PS4 Next Month

    You've got mail

    Team 17's upcoming pinball platformer, Yoku's Island Express, looks like a charming, unorthodox little adventure title. In the new trailer embedded above, we see two of the minds behind the game talking about the making of this curious game, plus a release date: the 29th May 2018. If you're not familiar with Yoku's Island Express,...

  • News Sci-Fi Platformer Planet Alpha Announced for PS4


    Team 17 has announced Planet Alpha, the latest game under its steadily growing publishing umbrella. Make sure you check out the trailer above, as it looks rather interesting. You'll be making your way across an alien planet, escaping from "relentless enemies" as they chase you across the world. The first thing to take away from this...

  • News Yoku's Island Express Mixes Pinball With Platforming on PS4 in 2018

    New trailer released

    Yoku's Island Express is an unusual title that's flying a little under the radar, but going by this new trailer, it's looking rather lovely. Published by Team 17, the game stars Yoku the dung beetle and has you delivering mail to the inhabitants of an open world location named Mokumana Island. Bet you've never played a game with...

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    Review Worms Battlegrounds

    At war with itself

    Republished on Wednesday 1st November 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of November's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Way back in the hazy days of 1995, we doubt that plucky British studio Team 17 imagined that it would be making Worms games a...

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    Review Aven Colony


    Aven Colony tells the story of the human colonisation of an alien world, and each mission of the fifteen hour campaign is a variation on that one, singular idea. Like Earth, the planet offers everything from frozen tundra to lush, fertile landscapes capable of supporting the growth of crops like corn and wheat. The aim of the game is to...

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    Review Yooka-Laylee

    Me Tooie

    The problem with Yooka-Laylee is that pretty much every criticism levelled at the throwback platformer can be waved away with a 90s novelty foam hand: it's supposed to be that way. But where recent revivals like Shovel Knight have managed to revisit games gone by through rose-tinted glasses, Playtonic's take on the Nintendo 64 classics of...

  • Video Does Yooka-Laylee Delight on the PS4?

    Early impressions of Playtonic's platformer

    Snake Pass is kick-starting a retro platformer renaissance this week, but Yooka-Laylee is right around the corner. We've been playing the Banjo-Kazooie throwback for a good few weeks now, and we figured it was worth pulling together a bit of gameplay footage (under strict pre-release guidance from...

  • News Yooka-Laylee's Platinum Trophy Looks Reasonably Achievable

    Bat crazy?

    Yooka-Laylee is a collectathon at heart, so you're probably going to want to get all of its Trophies on the PlayStation 4. And fortunately it's looking like a relatively straight-forward Platinum to nab – you're just going to have to keep your eye out for all of those pesky pagies and quills. While it does seem like there's an awful lot...

  • News Playtonic Wraps Production on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee

    Gold, gold

    Like the glistening trinkets that will undoubtedly populate its sandbox levels, Yooka-Laylee has gone gold. The game – which isn't actually set to release until 11th April – is finished and heading off to the ol' manufacturing plant as we speak, where it will be printed onto blank Blu-ray discs and uploaded to the PlayStation Store...

  • News Yooka-Laylee Adds Local Multiplayer Minigames in Rextro's Arcade

    Bagsy the best controller

    Yooka-Laylee's shaping up to be something special, isn't it? The upcoming PlayStation 4 platformer isn't exactly breaking new ground, but it's been so long since we've played a Banjo-Kazooie-esque sandbox romp that we can't wait to take Playtonic's love letter for a spin. And it just keeps getting bigger and better, too...

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    Review Worms W.M.D

    Wriggly good

    Explosions litter the battlefield, reducing soldiers to nothing more than corpses and gravestones. A poisonous gas sneaks around, grasping its enemies and withering them away to a point of no return. A hawk-eyed missile eerily seeks out its victim, locating and dispatching them with mechanical ease. War, you see, has changed. But all...

  • News Silent Hills Inspired Survival Horror Allison Road Binned

    Statement incoming, apparently

    It looks like Silent Hills-inspired survival horror Allison Road has taken a little too much inspiration from Hideo Kojima's ill-fated reboot, as the promising looking title has been canned. Originally the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, developer Lilith scrapped crowd-funding when Team 17 got involved as a...

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    Review Sheltered

    Crawl out through the fallout

    Sheltered is a strategy game about ensuring that your family survives after a nuclear apocalypse. To be totally fair, it's about a lot more than that – resource management, adventuring, trading, etc – but you'll spend the majority of your time with this plucky indie not thinking about those things in the abstract,...

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    Review The Escapists: The Walking Dead

    Daily Grimes

    The Escapists: The Walking Dead is an aptly named amalgamation of the prison break indie game, The Escapists, coupled with the smash hit comic book and TV series, The Walking Dead. It takes all of the original game's mechanics and fits them into the world of Rick Grimes' undead uber-brand. As expected from a game set in that world,...

  • News PT's Spiritual Successor Could Sport PlayStation VR Support


    This author's been thinking about horror on PlayStation VR a lot lately. Regular readers will have gazed at our article on Kitchen, the virtual reality tech demo by Capcom that caused this author to come out in cold sweats. The thing is, that experience is nowhere near as frightening as PT, so the

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    Review Overruled!

    Case dismissed

    Overruled! is a frantic, diverse brawler in which yourself and three other players compete against each other in order to amass points, with the highest total winning the match. Your score is determined by your performance in a selection of objectives, as well through more conventional means, like attacking your opponents – but...

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    Review Beyond Eyes

    Feline fine

    Video games are like empathy generators. More than any other medium they allow us to feel what it might be like to be another type of person. Beyond Eyes is great example of this – a game which attempts to simulate the experience of being blind. But while it plays host to some fiendishly clever design, its slow pace and slightly...

  • News Team 17 Worms in on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee

    Publisher brought in for 'boring' bits

    It feels like eons ago that Yooka-Laylee double-jumped onto Kickstarter and took crowd-funding by storm. The platformer holds the record for the highest earning British game on the site, but its mere £2 million tally has been overshadowed somewhat by the successes of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and...

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    Review Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark

    Dead and alive

    Brandishing a rather fetching title, Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (Schrödinger's, henceforth) introduces itself as somewhat of a novel addition to the 2D platforming realm, boasting eccentric stylised graphics and an intriguingly educational premise. Once you dig deeper than these cosmetic oddities, however,...

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    Review The Escapists

    Bored behind bars

    Every great prison break in history has been executed by someone with the ability to make a fully functioning machine gun out of two plastic forks, a DVD of Adam Sandler's 1989 cinematic masterpiece Going Overboard, and three inches of wire. The Escapists teaches you everything that you need to know when you inevitably get locked...

  • News The Escapists Flee to PS4 from 29th May

    No plans for a Vita version, though

    We're not quite sure why it's taken Team 17 so long to bring its roster of intriguing indie titles to the PlayStation 4, but with the somewhat disappointing LA Cops now out of the way, it's the turn of The Escapists to break free from the shackles of other systems – and find sanctuary on Sony's new-gen...

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    Review LA Cops


    Hotline Miami's not necessarily the kind of game that you'd expect to attract a string of copycats, but LA Cops follows developer Dennaton's brutal blueprint down to the most specific of details. You play as one of six clichéd LAPD law enforcers, with your objective to bring justice to some of America's most wanted. You'll do this by...

  • News LA Cops Styles Its Afro on PS4 Next Week


    Team 17 is on a bit of a PlayStation 4 binge right now, as it's announced that LA Cops will be cuffing itself to Sony's next-gen machine starting next week. The afro-adorning isometric shooter can perhaps be best compared to Hotline Miami, as you tactically infiltrate criminal settlements in your shades and proceed to, ahem, take out the...