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Scribblenauts Mega Pack – PS4 | Review

Scribblenauts Mega Pack – PS4 | Review

Scribblenauts was always among the most intriguing of puzzle games, presenting you with very obvious goals whilst leaving the player's imagination in charge of finding a way through. Using words to conjure the most ridiculous solutions was an integral part of the appeal. It's regrettable, therefore, that PlayStation owners' first…read more >
Neonwall – PS4 | Review

Neonwall – PS4 | Review

If there’s one thing I love in a game, it’s 80s inspired, neon art styles – and what do you know? The word ‘Neon’ is literally in the title of the game! Before I go further, it’s worth pointing out that this game can be played in two formats: in…read more >
8-Bit Armies – PS4 | Review

8-Bit Armies – PS4 | Review

8-Bit Armies is a fast-paced real-time strategy game built with a retro feel to it and it is impossible not to make comparisons to Command & Conquer due to both the gameplay and the people behind this game, the only thing missing is some great cut scenes between missions. This…read more >
Anodyne – PS4 | Review

Anodyne – PS4 | Review

Anodyne is very much a homage to the past – but rather than coming across as dated, it feels more like a treasure, lost to the ages. The Zelda-inspired RPG game sees you take the role of ‘Young’, a boy exploring a mysterious and dream-like world on his quest to…read more >
Transference – PSVR | Review

Transference – PSVR | Review

Transference is a new horror/thriller title made by SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montreal, which some of you may know as  "that VR title Frodo Baggins was working on", and boy have they made one hell of a good VR game. The game leans on psychology quite heavily so as to build…read more >
My Brother Rabbit – PS4 | Review

My Brother Rabbit – PS4 | Review

My Brother Rabbit is a point 'n' click adventure which tells its tale through puzzles and whimsy instead of words. The story is developed through visuals and sound, with the central theme focusing on imagination. Specifically, the use of escapism as a coping strategy in difficult times. The game opens…read more >
Metal Max Xeno – PS4 | Review

Metal Max Xeno – PS4 | Review

Do we need to fear AI? It seems to be a hot topic right now and there are plenty of games out there that seem to delve into the issue. Just look a Quantic Dream’s latest game Detroit: Become Human, all about androids that become sentient and stage an uprising…read more >
NHL 19 – PS4 | Review

NHL 19 – PS4 | Review

EA Sport games need very little introduction and even if you aren’t a fan of its sport games you are bound to know one of its franchises (or at least know “It’s in the Game!”). NHL 19 is the next installment of EA’s hockey series and it brings everything you would…read more >
428: Shibuya Scramble – PS4 | Review

428: Shibuya Scramble – PS4 | Review

When visual novel games are done right they can be absolutely tremendous. The Ace Attorney series to me is the beacon to all these types of narrative-driven games. An incredible cast of characters taking part in a story full of twists and turns and loaded with enough player interaction to…read more >
The Gardens Between – PS4 | Review

The Gardens Between – PS4 | Review

Two childhood friends explore a series of mysterious islands in The Gardens Between, but you won’t be controlling them or even the levels they're lost in, you’ll be controlling time. The Gardens Between is predominantly a puzzle game but ingenious time mechanics mean that each pocket-sized world has more to…read more >
Downward Spiral: Horus Station – PSVR | Review

Downward Spiral: Horus Station – PSVR | Review

3rd Eye Studios is a team made up of ex-Remedy Entertainment developers, bringing along their experience of working on the likes of Alan Wake and Quantum Break to their brand new, PSVR compatible release, Downward Spiral: Horus Station. It's a first-person game set aboard an abandoned space station where you are…read more >
Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle – PS4 | Review

Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle – PS4 | Review

Capcom's 2018 Beat 'em Up Bundle came out of nowhere — a bit like a sly right hook. Seven retro side-scrolling beat ‘em ups from the annals of Capcom's back catalogue, making their way onto the PS4 for the first time. Fans of the genre will have no doubt been…read more >
Blind – PSVR | Review

Blind – PSVR | Review

Blind puts you in the shoes of Jean as you play through, as the developers call it, a ‘narrative-driven psychological adventure’. The story starts with Jean and her brother driving in a terrible storm which inevitably ends in a crash. You wake in a mysterious mansion without your sight, a…read more >
NBA 2K19 – PS4 | Review

NBA 2K19 – PS4 | Review

Basketball is perhaps one of the fastest paced sports around, and just as EA’s “NBA Live” franchise is beginning to show signs of life, 2K’s juggernaut returns on the back of 2K18’s duality - part great basketball game, part lightning rod for loot box woes. In the wake of a…read more >
The Long Dark – PS4 | Review

The Long Dark – PS4 | Review

In the mountainous range of Canada, pilot Will MacKenzie loses control of his plane and crashes into the desolate wilderness. With only the scraps from his plane and remains he can scavenge from the emptiness around him he must find a way to survive in an environment which is hell-bent…read more >
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4 | Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4 | Review

Tomb Raider arguably ranks as one of gaming's most successful reboots, reversing years of terminal decline for a much-revered series. In that time we've witnessed Lara Croft's transformation from timid survivor to tenacious explorer. The games assumed a more action-oriented focus, too, undoubtedly influenced by the runaway success of Naughty…read more >
Immortal: Unchained – PS4 | Review

Immortal: Unchained – PS4 | Review

Immortal: Unchained is a game that on paper looks to be Dark Souls with guns. There’s a set of background lore, level design with dead bodies strewn about the place to imply history, a stamina bar, a souls style levelling system and the ability to pick up lost loot by…read more >
Fullblast – PS4 | Review

Fullblast – PS4 | Review

I’ll be honest, the ‘bullet hell’, shoot-em-up genre isn’t exactly my cup of tea – but I was looking forward to getting into UFO Games’ Fullblast. Fullblast aims to replicate the retro classics of the past, but with a more modern twist – updated graphics, improved graphics and smoother controls…read more >
Bow to Blood – PSVR | Review

Bow to Blood – PSVR | Review

Set in a faraway universe, 8 pirate-airships are being pitted against each other in a Japanese style game show. With points up for grabs and pride on the line, who will be named champion of the arena at the end of the competition. To capture as many points as you…read more >