PS4 Game Reviews

Find out which PS4 games are true blockbusters or over-hyped flops. We give you the lowdown in a simple easy-to-read format.

The Lost Child Blends Dungeon Crawling With A Visual Novel

Variety, it has been said, is the spice of life. Nothing’s ever fun if it’s monotonous, and throwing something unexpected into the mix can spice up a meal, a chore or even a family occasion. The same attitude applies, of course, to video games. Nobody wants to play a game that’s just turn-based combat for twelve hours, and nobody wants…

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Let’s Sing 2019 Review - Sing For The Moment

Singing in social situations is a tricky beast. If you’re an extrovert, you probably relish the moments when your inner diva comes out and you get to test your pipes to a room full of appreciative critics (or drunken friends, but hey, what’s the difference). If you’re introverted, singing in front of a crowd is likely your worst nightmare, and…

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Fallout 76 First Impressions - Wandering the Wasteland

On paper, a multiplayer online experience based in the Fallout world seems like a no-brainer. After all, these post-apocalyptic adventures always see players traveling a vast wasteland, meeting individuals of dubious trustworthiness, and looting container after container for useful parts and healing items. Fallout already contains so much of the quintessential MMO experience, so Fallout 76, an online survival game…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Review - The Good, The Good And The Beautiful

It’s usually in the smaller moments that we really start to appreciate what a video game can achieve. Sure, many video games have huge setpieces that we can all applaud from a technical and narrative standpoint, but it’s those little watercooler-style events that make us truly understand how much time and effort has gone into a game’s creation. It won’t…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Review - A Royale Affair

It’s hard to think of video games without Call of Duty. This is a series that’s been with us since way back in 2003, when the first instalment launched (yes, it really has been that long). Since then, we’ve seen numerous milestones along its lengthy timeline, including 2007’s seminal Modern Warfare and the trippy Black Ops series with its increasingly…

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Nickelodeon Kart Racers Review - When Worlds Collide

Consider, if you will, the strange and somewhat lost world of the official tie-in game. These ill-fated titles have been through many iterations over the years; in the 90s they were 2D platformers, in the 2000s they took the form of 3D collect-a-thons, and in the 2010s they were mostly third-person shooters (yes, even the Harry Potter video games eventually…

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Dakar 18 Review - Off The Beaten Path

Rally racing is possibly one of the most obvious disciplines to adapt into a video game. It’s quite easy for most of us to enjoy a quick game of football or tennis, for example; jumpers for goalposts and an abundance of parks with tennis nets ensure we all have access to the sports we love. Rally racing, though, is an…

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NBA 2k19 Review - Still King Of The Court

Ongoing sports franchises in video games can seem like a bit of an odd proposition. On the one hand, of course, they do what they do extremely well year on year; developers like EA and 2K iterate on tried-and-tested formulae to ensure that each instalment of franchises like FIFA and NBA is as polished and accomplished as it can possibly…

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Ninjin: Clash of Carrots Review

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a pleasantly packaged, adequately challenging side-scrolling beat ‘em up from Pocket Trap. With simple controls, rewarding gameplay and a fairly extensive loadout, this is a neat little title that even beat ‘em up newbies should definitely try out. Let’s start off with one of Ninjin: Clash of Carrots’s more obvious qualities. It feels good to…

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PES 2019 Review - Winning From Behind

Ever since Nintendo picked up on the popularity of Luigi as a meme mascot character, they’ve been playing his personality in trailers and games for laughs. This is, after all, the Mario brother famously dubbed the “king of second bananas” in Nintendo’s crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Runner-up, second-best, also-ran...these are all ways in which Luigi has been…

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NASCAR Heat 3 Review - Feeling The Heat

The job of a reviewer in the modern age can be a difficult one. Don’t get us wrong; we love critiquing games, and we wouldn’t trade our profession for any other. With that said, though, there are things that complicate matters somewhat, especially with the rapidly advancing march of technology to contemplate. For a case study on what we’re talking…

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V-Rally 4 Review - V For Variable

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. So goes the ancient maxim, and it’s one that applies to video games just as much as anything else. Franchises like FIFA, Madden and Assassin’s Creed consistently refuse to reinvent the wheel as far as their core mechanics are concerned, and they’ve all done pretty well for themselves. If something isn’t flawed, then…

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Spider-Man Review - Swing Into Tomorrow

Spider-Man, everyone’s favourite web-slinging superhero, has something of a chequered history when it comes to video games. The highs, like the PS2’s superlative sandbox movie tie-in Spider-Man 2, are colossal indeed; there’s no feeling quite like swinging through the streets of New York in the best Spider-Man games. Unfortunately, the franchise also has its fair share of astounding lows to…

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Phantom Doctrine Review

Are you looking for a tactical turn-based strategy with deep roots in espionage and a strong 80’s spy vibe? Look no further than Phantom Doctrine, a strategic spy thriller with all the management and RPG elements of XCOM 2 with a Cold War-era spin. If you’re looking for a straightforward TBS gameplay experience however, this is not the game for…

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Pole Position - Why F1 2018 Is Shaping Up To Be The Series’ Best

The officially licensed Formula One games by Codemasters have, somewhat unexpectedly, been some of the best and most faithful video game sports titles in recent memory. With a combination of passion, dedication and good old-fashioned development knowhow, each successive F1 title iterates on the last, creating a series that’s true to its source material without sacrificing enjoyment on the altar…

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Tour De France 2018 Leads The Cycling Pack On PS4

One of the many beautiful things about video games is wish fulfilment. We can be things we probably won’t be in real life; stalwart vampire hunters, gallant explorers and crack-shot snipers. Sports games are especially good at this, allowing us to fulfil our childhood dreams of playing for FC Barcelona or wearing that coveted Tour de France yellow jersey. If…

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Q.U.B.E 2 Review

I very rarely see myself as someone who particularly enjoys puzzle games. That is, until I play something exceptionally innovative and original, like Portal, Monument Valley or indeed Tetris. QUBE2 has definitely made it onto that special list of puzzle games that I start playing and don’t stop playing until my eyes feel like they’re no longer attached to my…

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Burnout Paradise Remastered Review

“Take me down to the paradise city/Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty”. So goes the first line of “Paradise City” by Guns’n’Roses, the opening chords of which are the first thing you’ll hear when you fire up Burnout Paradise Remastered (and indeed the original Burnout Paradise). Well, we’re not sure about grass or girls, but Criterion…

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Detroit: Become Human Review

It’s a favourite pastime of ours to compare how we’d do in a zombie apocalypse. Many long hours have passed in heated debate, but suffice it to say none of us are sure we’d really fare that well. Thing is, though, zombie apocalypses are passé these days. When we imagine how the world as we know it will end now,…

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Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] Review

In this article, we will take a look at Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] and provide some valuable information on whether it’s worth your money or not. Learn more about UNIEL and how it stacks up to other similar games below. What Is Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]? For those unfamiliar with the name, Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] is…

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ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny Review

Almost a year on from its initial release, ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny is a struggling title. In its own words, it’s a MORPG where a player “creates a battle deck to bring to fast paced real time strategy battles”. It follows on from the success of other popular MMORPGs, such as league of legends and Dota 2, with its generally…

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Monster Energy Supercross Review

Monster Energy Supercross is a motorcycle racing game on the Playstation 4. The game features official tracks and actual athletes from the sport, much like other games of this type. The game has a special edition which includes the original game as well as a season pass. There’s a story mode and an online mode. Players are also able to…

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Railway Empire Review

Railway Empire is a Tycoon-like game but for trains. The game takes place in the United States in 1863. The player’s job is to build railroads, particularly the historic Transcontinental railroad. One of the first things I notice about a game is the quality, or lack thereof, of it’s voice acting. Railway Empire has good quality voice acting. During the…

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Cities: Skylines Review

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that, since its release on PC in March 2015, Cities: Skylines has been something of a revelation. Almost two years to the day after it came out, it was announced that over 3.5 million copies had been sold. The publishers, Paradox Interactive, aren’t exactly unknowns, but those numbers are normally the realm…

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Gran Turismo Sport Review

Polyphony Digital have never really been a developer who liked to rush things. Their last title – Gran Turismo 6 – came out nearly four years ago, and was developed entirely for the PS3 despite the fact that the PS4 had already been released. In fact, in the 20 years that the Gran Turismo series has been going now, they’ve…

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Rugby 18 Review

If you enjoy watching or playing the game rugby, Rugby 18 is definitely the game for you. This game is full of realistic players, teams, and gameplay. It’s challenging and endlessly fun, giving rugby fans the opportunity to play as their dream player or even build their dream team. This game is definitely worth the time and money. This game…

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review

If you played the first Wolfenstein game, you know that it’s one of the best single-player first-person shooter available on the market. You can expect the same awesome gameplay from the second Wolfenstein game, but magnified. This game offers a great story, cast, and well-developed characters to add depth and context. It’s a good mix of terrifying, challenging, and fun…

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Project CARS 2 Review

There was a huge amount of excitement around the original Project CARS game. Much of this came from the fact that it was mostly crowdfunded (to the tune of a hefty $3million), instead of being backed by one of the big publishers, which in turn led developers Slightly Mad Studios to drip-feed tidbits and updates to their backers and those…

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FIFA 18 PS4 Review

Not so long ago, FIFA’s dominance seemed unassailable. Having previously been the choice for more “serious” football fans, the quality of Pro Evolution Soccer games – FIFA’s longstanding rival – tailed off dramatically with the switch from PS2 to PS3. [easyazon_image align="centre" cart="y" cloak="y" height="350" identifier="B072QG6SWM" locale="US" localize="y" nf="y" src="https://www.ps4home.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/51k27BiLd5L.jpg" tag="ps4playstation-20" width="250"] Recently, however, we’ve seen several progressively stronger releases…

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Madden NFL 18 Review

Another season of the NFL has gotten underway. And as we all know, a new NFL season means a new Madden game. EA Sports have been making Madden games since 1988, and they’ve been released annually since 1990. That’s a whole lot of time to try and keep a franchise fresh, and it’s true that – at certain points –…

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Review

A very few, select series have been inextricably tied to the PlayStation, and have become iconic for the brand: God of War, Crash Bandicoot (in the early days), Gran Turismo, Jak and Daxter, and so on. The Uncharted franchise inarguably belongs on this list. There have already been four entries in the main series, along with a handful of secondary…

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