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News - January, 2023
Tuesday31st Jan 2023
All the best PS5 games, ranked and rated
What are the best PS5 games? The PlayStation 5 is the latest home games console from Sony, released on 12th November, 2020 in North America and a week later on the 19th November, 2020 in Europe. Of course, it's the platform holder's most powerful, most premium machine to date, promising a big shift from the...
News Dead Space PS5 Patch v1.03 Eradicates Visuals Issues
Update: A new patch for Dead Space’s PS5 remake is now available to download, and it completely eradicates a bug which was previously affecting the release’s visuals. The game now looks and performs as intended, so if you're playing the sci-fi horror, make sure you get the update downloaded and installed. EA is plotting a patch for...
News Activision Blizzard Exec Says Last of Us HBO Proves Microsoft Acquisition Should Go Ahead
Sony is "the first of us"
Well, that's a new tact. Lulu Cheng Meservey, Activision Blizzard’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, thinks that HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us is great. Like, REALLY good. So good, in fact, that she believes it is proof that Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of...
News Sony Denies Claims of PSVR2 Stock Cuts at Launch
Points to enthusiastic fans in statement
Update: Sony has provided GamesIndustry.biz with a statement where it denies claims made by Bloomberg that it has halved its PSVR2 sales estimates for the headset's launch. Sony says it hasn't cut production numbers — a number it has neve
News Upcoming PS5 Action RPG The Lords of the Fallen Gets Some Impressive New Screenshots
It's got souls
The Lords of the Fallen made a slightly odd first impression when it was first announced back in 2018. Originally titled Lords of the Fallen 2, it's a sequel to Lords of the Fallen — the 2014 Souls-like action RPG — and it dropped the '2' last year when the project was re-revealed. The good news is that the game has looked...
News The Crew Motorfest Goes Fender-to-Fender with Forza Horizon on PS5, PS4 This Year
If you’re a PlayStation-only owner, then you’re going to want big things from The Crew Motorfest, officially announced by Ubisoft for PS5 and PS4 earlier today. Due out in 2023, the open world arcade racer will return to the series’ roots, meaning the aquatic and aerial disciplines from its predecessor appear to be out. This time...
Rumour Amazon Buys Tomb Raider for Twice the Price of Embracer's Square Enix Buyout
Property to become big multi-media franchise
Is Tomb Raider now owned by Amazon? Well, nobody really knows for sure, but one website has run a report saying so. According to The Lord of the Rings fansite, Fellowship of Fans, Embracer Group is in the process of selling the iconic IP to the juggernaut company. As part of a wider report about the...
News Sony's MLB The Show 23 Costs $70 on PS5, Nothing on Xbox Game Pass
The third year in a row
The shock and awe of this story has waned a lot over the past couple of releases, but for the third time in a row PS5 owners will be asked to pod out $69.99 for Sony’s very own MLB The Show 23, while Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to play at no extra cost. The PS4 version will retail for $59.99. There’s currently...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Forspoken?
Spell it out
Well, this should be interesting! The time has come to have your say on Forspoken, the Square Enix action RPG that released on PS5 last week. It's more than fair to say that this open world adventure has divided opinion. It was met with mostly lukewarm reviews, and if we're being brutally honest, it feels like the game's already been...
News Third PS Plus Premium Title Updated with Trophy Support
Jumping Flash! gets 15 gongs
Sony has quietly updated another Classic game included in the PS Plus Premium lineup with Trophy support well after launch. Joining Super Stardust Portable and No Heroes Allowed is PS1 game Jumping Flash! with 15 gongs to unlock, which includes a Platinum Trophy. The Trophy list should be live now, so you can s
News Twisted Metal TV Show Teased for a 2023 Debut
Could be a big year for PS Productions
PlayStation Productions has been a pretty successful venture for Sony so far, and it's showing no signs of slowing down yet. It's still relatively early days, but we've already had the Uncharted movie become a box office hit and The Last of Us TV adaptation breaking records (and hearts) with HBO. There's more...
News Resident Evil 4 Fronts Game Informer Issue, New Gameplay Revealed
More details incoming
Capcom's remake of Resident Evil 4 is the headliner of Game Informer's latest issue, meaning the outlet will be sharing new details and footage from the PS5, PS4 title in the coming days and weeks. A short clip of gameplay has already been released, and it reveals remade sections from the church and stretches of the experience...
News Xbox, Nintendo Reportedly Join Sony in Skipping E3
No shows all-round
Platform holders Microsoft and Nintendo will not bother with a presence on the E3 2023 show floor according to a new report from IGN. Joining Sony — who hasn't attended the convention since 2018 — it raises more questions about what the expo will look like as Reedpop takes over manag
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Delayed to 28th April
Pushed back by six weeks
Respawn Entertainment has delayed Star Wars Jedi: Survivor by six weeks to 28th April 2023. Announced in a post on Twitter, the studio says it needs a bit more time to "hit the Respawn quality bar" and achieve a high level of polish. The PS5 sequel is content complete, but a final round of bug fixes is required and this...
News Motive Studio Is Keen on 'Exploring Dead Space More'
It looks like we may be made whole, after all
The Dead Space remake on PS5 appears to be a slam dunk, earning high critical praise across the board, and we thought it was pretty great, too. Fans, at least according to our polling, are pretty keen on the whole Necromorph thing, it looks like. So it's awesome to hear that EA's Motive Studio is...
News The Last of Us HBO Gets More Viewers Than Ever for Second Week in a Row
Keeps on growing
6.4 million people tuned in to watch the third episode of HBO's The Last of Us TV adaptation on Sunday night, meaning the series has pulled in more viewers than ever before for a second week in a row. The show's debut pulled in 4.7 million viewers upon its first airing, which was beaten by the second episode at 5.7 million. The...
News PS5, PS4 Battle Royale Brawler Rumbleverse Shutting Down After Just Six Months
Refunds will be available
Rumbleverse, the melee-based battle royale title published by Epic Games and developed by Iron Galaxy Studios, is going offline on the 28th February. It's a surprising turn of events, given that the game is only around six months old. We've seen less popular live service titles last quite a bit longer, after all...
News Question Your Senses in Bone Chilling PSVR2 Horror Afterlife VR
We're all mad here
We’ve already established that PSVR2 is the perfect venue for blood curdling horror experiences, so it’s perhaps no surprise the announcements are coming thick and fast. Afterlife VR – another game that’s already built up a strong reputation on PC – is the next to tiptoe to Sony’s new-gen headset, as confirmed during...
News Redemption Reapers Gameplay Is a Bit Like Blood-Soaked Fire Emblem
The Ashen Hawks ride
Due to release for PS4 on the 23rd February, Redemption Reapers is a dark fantasy strategy RPG that continues to catch the eye. The title now has a gameplay trailer (embedded above), and its take on tactical warfare does look solid. You're able to develop your characters in different ways by allocating skill points, and combat...
News As PS5's Stock Situation Improves, Japanese Retailers Are Ditching Lotteries
Sony promised the PS5 would be much easier to find in 2023, and it’s slowly becoming a reality. Sales are improving dramatically in the manufacturer’s native Japan, where for the longest time you’ve had to register your interest with retailers in order to partake in lotteries for the opportunity to purchase a system. That practice...
News Scrub Guard Scorpion Clean in Final Fantasy 7-Themed PowerWash Simulator DLC
SCRUBBER 1st Class
In the crossover we didn't know we needed until literally right now, the profoundly satisfying PowerWash Simulator is getting free Final Fantasy VII-themed DLC in the form of the "Midgar Special Pack" We don't have a release date just yet, but we did get an idea of some of the filthy locations and objects we will be tasked with...
News Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles Brings Light-Hearted JRPG Adventure to PS5 in 2023
Fall in love with adventure
Nippon Ichi Software is celebrating its 30th anniversary with updates on two upcoming games. We learned more about Disgaea 7, in addition to Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles, a long-running series in Japan that is celebrating its own 25th anniversary. You can see a trailer for the latter above, which launches on PS5 in...
News Theatrythm: Final Bar Line Rocks Out Free Demo Launching 1st February
Bop to the beat
Theatrythm: Final Bar Line is shaping up to be the mother of all rhythm action games, boasting a record 385 bangers from across the Final Fantasy back catalogue in the standard edition alone. You can tap along to the beat with a playable demo, launching on 1st February on PS4, and progress will carry over to the full game, which...
News Chaotic FPS Desperate: Vladivostok Will Rain Bullets on PSVR2
Pull the trigger
Stylised first-person shooter Desperate: Vladivostok will bring its chaotic brand of bullet hell to PSVR2 later this year. Announced during Perp Games’ surprisingly stacked virtual reality showcase, the game will release both physically and digitally on Sony’s next-gen device. Set in a vibrant, post-Soviet world, the release...
News Sunny Anime Adventure Loop8: Summer of Gods Shines on PS4 in June
Bright and breezy
At first glance, Loop8: Summer of Gods looks like a laidback slice-of-life adventure – but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, protagonist Nini was born and raised on a space station, and has returned to Earth when it’s at the brink of extinction. His goal? To defeat a race of demonic entities known as...
News Trick Your Friends in PS5's Deceive Inc, Out 21st March
Agents are Among Us
Social trickery and subterfuge titles are all the rage nowadays after Among Us lit the world on fire during lockdown, and Deceive Inc looks like another one hoping to spot the imposter in the act. Releasing for PS5 on 21st March 2023, it tasks up to 12 players — playing alone or in up to teams of three — with going undercover...
News Destiny 2: Lightfall Shows Off Powerful New Exotics in Neon Gameplay Trailer
Locked and loaded
Ahead of its release on the 18th February, Destiny 2: Lightfall has snagged a new trailer that seeks to entice potential players with the promise of powerful new exotic gear. The upcoming expansion will feature a range of fresh weapons and armour, including a pistol that shoots tracking rounds, a debuffing machine gun, a...
Monday30th Jan 2023
Guide The Last of Us 2: How Many Chapters Are There?
A full breakdown
How many chapters are there in The Last of Us 2? If you've yet to start playing Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated sequel, or you've already made significant headway through the game, you may be wondering how many chapters there are to the title. Other questions you may have include: The Last of Us 2: Does It Have New Game+? and The...
Guide The Last of Us 2 Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles
Your ultimate The Last of Us 2 resource
The Last of Us 2, or The Last of Us: Part II as it’s officially named, is the sequel to Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed survival horror game, The Last of Us. We awarded the game a 10/10 in our The Last of Us 2 PS4 review, describing it as an "essential sequel". In this The Last of Us 2 guide, we’re...
Every game releasing the same day as PSVR2
What are all PSVR2 launch games? With Sony's new headset to release on 22nd February 2023, you might want to start writing up a list of titles to buy alongside it. In this PSVR2 guide, we're going to reveal all PSVR2 launch games. You can find more information on all confirmed games
Guide The Last of Us 1 Guide: Walkthrough, All Collectibles, Tips, and Tricks
A 100% completion guide to The Last of Us 1
The Last of Us 1 is a survival horror game created by PlayStation Studios developer Naughty Dog which first released in 2013. This The Last of Us 1 walkthrough, which includes all collectibles, is based on
Guide The Last of Us 1: How to Open the Safe in Hotel Lobby
Your valuables won't be Safe at reception
Want to know how to open the Safe in Hotel Lobby in The Last of Us 1? In order to open the Safe
Guide The Last of Us 1: All Chapters and How Long to Beat
Time to kill
Looking for all chapters and how long to beat The Last of Us 1? Naughty Dog's survival horror is an adventure you'll want to savour, but you may be curious how much progress you've made and how much more you need to play to complete the campaign. As part of our The Last of Us 1 guide, we're going to list all chapters and how long to...
News The Last of Us' Sales Keep Increasing Following Hit HBO Show
All according to keikaku
Update #2: After the colossal jump last week, it was possible The Last of Us’ sales would slow down. But the hit HBO show – which has been renewed for a second season – is continuing to drive interest, pushing physical sales of The Last of Us: Part I and The Last of Us Remastered by a further 32 per cent and 27 per...
News Gigantic PS5 Marketing Campaign Brings Games into the Real World
Axe nicely for a photo
Sony is in the process of effectively relaunching the PS5, promising that the system will be much easier to find moving forwards. To mark the occasion, it’s dipping deep into its marketing budget – and bringing some of its biggest brands into the real world. In the case of the UK’s capital, that means it’s installed...
News The Crew's Sequel Will Be Officially Announced for PS5 This Week
Right around the hairpin bend
Update: We told you an announcement was imminent, and it looks like it’s coming on 31st January, 2023. The official account for arcade racer The Crew has effectively confirmed that a sequel will be revealed at 9AM PST/5PM GMT, presumably for PS5 (and potentially even PS4 as well). We’ll of course bring you all the...
News PS5 Fans Speculate Uncharted Tease in New Ad Campaign from Sony
Maybe not A Thief's End
Just when the Drake family thought it could take a well-earned rest, PlayStation fans spot what looks like a tease for a new Uncharted game. As part of the new Live from PS5 ad campaign from Sony, a number of PS5 exclusives (Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Horizon Forbid
Random Fallout 4's Flashing Lights and Mini-Nuke a Lost Reference, Not H.P. Lovecraft
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42
Fallout 4 is an RPG so chock-full of content that even veterans of the Wasteland are likely to wander past some of its more esoteric cultural references, even all these years later. Case in point: developer Jonah Lobe just confirmed that a quarry containing flashing lights and a mini-nuke is a Lost reference, and definitely not...
Review SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (PS4) - Old School Platformer Is One for the Fans
You're ready, kids
Aficionados of Nickelodeon's iconic square-panted hero will largely agree Battle for Bikini Bottom is the best SpongeBob game. Nearly two decades later, developer Purple Lamp Studios brought it back with a full remake, and it was clear fans were hungry for something fresh. The team's response is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic...
Poll Was The Last of Us - Episode 3 the Best One Yet?
The big deviation
We're well into the first season of HBO's The Last of Us TV adaptation now, but this third episode represents the first big deviation from how the story was told in the PS3, PS4, and PS5 game. Focusing on the relationship between Bill and Frank, Naughty Dog only hinted at what the two characters shared before the outbreak and how...
TV Show Review The Last Of Us (HBO) Episode 3 - Television At Its Finest
There isn't a dry eye in this apocalypse
Episode three of HBO's The Last of Us aired last night, which saw Joel and Ellie finally leave the tight grip of the city as they head for Bill and Frank's. While fans of the game will know all about Bill and his trap-laden town, they haven't seen it quite like this. One of the first episodes to be made...
Video Watching HBO's TV Show? Dig Deeper into The Last of Us' Lore
Smashing through that mighty thin ice to delve deep
The Last of Us is more popular than ever thanks to both the HBO TV series and The Last of Us: Part I remake. Regardless of whether you are watching the show or playing the game for the first time, there is a ridiculous amount of lore just waiting to be explored that neither medium fully uncover...
News You'll Now Have a 'Much Easier Time' Finding PS5 Consoles, Says Sony
New PS5 TV spot highlights games
Since the PS5 launched in late 2020, it's been pretty difficult to actually get your hands on one. With various issues contributing to a PS5 stock shortage, fans eager to play Sony's newest console have been struggling to find the machine for the first couple of years. Demand has been much higher than supply all this...
News UK Sales Charts: Dead Space Remake Outpaces Forspoken in Debut Week
Not so dead
EA's remake of cult classic Dead Space has had a flying start in the UK's physical sales chart. The sci-fi horror game has rocketed up to number one for its debut, where it sold best on PS5. 80 per cent of the boxed copies sold last week were on Sony's console. Meanwhile, PS5 console exclusive Forspoken manages a number four debut. FIFA...
News PS5's So-Called Scariest Game MADiSON Is Haunting PSVR2
MADiSON, the Bloodious Games fright-fest already available on PS5, is getting ported to PSVR2. Announced during publisher Perp Games’ showcase earlier today, there’s no official release date attached to the virtual reality version, but the developer promises it will significantly up the ante compared to the original pancake...
News Capcom on Course to Break Game Sales Record This Fiscal Year
Resident Evil 4 a predicted hit
There ain't no stopping this Capcom train, it seems. In its latest financial report, the Japanese publisher reveals its ambitions to sell a record number of games this fiscal year (which lasts up until the end of March 2023). Indeed, the company's posted some serious numbers recently, with the likes of Monster Hunter...
News XCOM Director Breaks Hearts, Confirms No New Titles Currently in Development
Thats XCOM, baby!
Jake Solomon, creative director of the rebooted XCOM franchise and the recently released Marvel's Midnight Suns, has admitted something that we all knew in our hearts but still stings regardless: the legendary strategy game developer is not currently working on a new XCOM game. Speaking to VGC, Solomon was asked if there were any...
News Rhythm Game Drums Rock Crashes PSVR2 Launch Lineup
The PSVR2 launch games just keep on coming! Quietly confirmed on the PS Store itself, rhythm game Drums Rock looks locked to release alongside Sony’s new-gen headset on 22nd February. The title, already available on Meta Quest 2, takes inspiration from old-school Guitar Hero games, and sits you in front of a virtual drum kit, where...
News Horizon Call of the Mountain Offers a New Perspective on the Series' World
Play as Shadow Carja member Ryas
While main series protagonist Aloy will feature in some form, PSVR2 launch game Horizon Call of the Mountain places you in the shoes of a new character: Shadow Carja soldier Ryas. A new PlayStation Blog post has detailed more of his backstory ahead of the title's 22nd February 2023 launch, revealing how he has
News Tarkov-Like Multiplayer FPS Ghosts of Tabor Targets PSVR2
DMZ what you think
Tarkov-inspired survival shooter Ghosts of Tabor will take aim at PSVR2 later this year. The game – which expands upon the bog-standard military multiplayer shooter concept by implementing survival elements – is set in the near-future, and will see you squadding up with pals in intense PvPvE scenarios. You’ll need to satiate...
News Dead Island 2 Ditches That Tired Skill Tree for a Based Skill Deck
Play your own way
Dead Island 2 was delayed back in October, and the next entry in the over-the-top zombie co-op series is now slated to launch on 27th April. As we draw ever closer to that appointed date, we learn more about the long-in-the-grave title, like the fact that we will be able to utilise zombie powers, apparently. Another fun factoid...
Live Watch Perp Games' PSVR2 Livestream Right Here
New announcements and a few surprises
PSVR2 fans have been itching for a showcase of some kind, and we don’t think this broadcast from Perp Games is quite what they had in mind. Nevertheless, it is a livestream that promises new announcements and a few surprises for Sony’s new-gen headset, so may very well be worth the watch. The event will get...
News Blizzard Concedes Overwatch 2 Ranked Mode Suffers from 'Poor Comprehension'
Overwatch 2 was released back in October of 2022, and ever since its launch, it seems like the sequel has stumbled from issue to issue. As its second season of content comes to a close, game director Aaron Keller has outlined plans to address commun
News Life Is Strange Dev Will Take You on a Trip to the 90s in New Game
First screenshot is pure vibes
If you lived through the 90s like this particular author, you’ll be familiar with back ache and beer bellies. It turns out the 90s were actually an eternity ago – 30 years! – and certainly old enough to be nostalgic. They’ll also be the backdrop to the next game from the original Life Is Strange team, with...
News Turn into Tony Hawk with Your Hands in VR Skater on PSVR2
Skateboarding, much like soccer, doesn’t feel like an immediately immaculate fit for PSVR2. That’s because so much of Sony’s new-gen headset revolves around what you do with your hands, rather than your feet. The developers of VR Skater have embraced that, meaning you’ll move your hands in exactly the same way a real skater would...
News Thea Trinidad Comes Off the Top Rope for Real-Time Commentary in Street Fighter 6
Someone just got turned into a hashtag
The release of Street Fighter 6 is arguably the highlight of the fighting game calendar in 2023, with the latest iteration of the venerable franchise launching on 2nd June. We got a new clip showing off pro wrestler Thea Trinidad and the awesome new Real-Time Commentary feature in action. Trinidad's voice is...
News Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless Announced for PS5, PS4 Fall Release
To Hell with honour
Released in Japan just a few days ago, NIS America has confirmed that Disgaea 7 will be localised in the West later this year. The game's full title is Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, and it's targeting an Autumn / Fall release window on both PS5 and PS4. "The demonic realm of Hinomoto has fallen under a tyrannical regime,...
News Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Lights Up MLB The Show 23 on PS5, PS4
Hits a line drive on 28th March
Miami Marlins centre fielder Jazz Chisholm will bring some flare to MLB The Show 23’s cover. This year’s star – born in the Bahamas – is part of a completely revamped visual theme for the release, which is seeing developer San Diego Studio promoting the title with bright colours and jubilant music. We’re...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin Trailer Teases Yet Another Top Tier Tale from RGG Studio
One of the series' best?
It's fairly short, but the new story trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! sets the stage for yet another engrossing tale in RGG Studio's beloved franchise. Yakuza fans will already be well aware of the developer's knack for telling gripping narratives, and to be frank, we wouldn't expect anything less from this upcoming remake...
News Romance Your Weapons in Roguelike Boyfriend Dungeon, Seemingly Coming to PS5
A dagger to the heart
Ever wanted to quite literally level up your love? Probably not, but the games industry is so vast and eclectic these days, you’ll have the opportunity to do so in Boyfriend Dungeon. Already available on various other platforms – including PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch – it looks like the oddball romance/roguelike is...
Sunday29th Jan 2023
News Actress Annie Wersching, Who Played Tess in The Last of Us, Has Passed Away
Aged just 45
Actress Annie Wersching, who played Tess in the original The Last of Us game, has passed away at the age of 45. The star – known for a variety of television roles, including most famously 24 – had been battling cancer since 2020, but continued to work, and featured most recently as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard. Wershing’s...
News New Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Ad Spotted on TV
Live from PS5
Footage of a new, live-action advert for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has been captured from an Australian TV channel. It was spotted on the ESPN network during an ad break for an A-League football game and shows Spider-Man capturing some criminals through the reports of a news network. The advert was first thought to be fake given it doesn't...
News Publisher Perp Games to Host PSVR2 Showcase on 30th January
"New announcements and a few surprises"
Sony may have been shy showcasing PSVR2’s eclectic slate of software, but Perp Games is going all in. The publisher has announced a livestream, scheduled to get underway from 10AM PT on 30th January, which promises “new announcements and a few surprises” for the new-gen headset. The firm is already...
Saturday28th Jan 2023
News Sony Quietly Adds Trophies to Another PS Plus Premium Classic
It didn’t get off to the best start, but Sony does appear to be quietly correcting PS Plus Premium’s biggest issues. The last drop included a decent number of classics, while the platform holder has fixed some of the NTSC and PAL issues that plagued the launch period. And now, it appears to be casually rolli
News Horizon Forbidden West Multiplayer Leak Shows Old Build with Fortnite-Style Characters
A glimpse into the future?
(Please note that the image at the top of this article is from Fortnite, which has an Aloy skin.) A Horizon Forbidden West leak is currently being passed around online, and it's quite fascinating. The footage is apparently from an old alpha build of the open world adventure, showing a four-player multiplayer mode that...
News Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Deck for Tomb Raider TV Show
Sharp-tongued adventurous archaeologist en route
Emmy award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge has apparently been tapped to lead an Amazon adaptation of Tomb Raider. The English actress, who wrote and starred in Fleabag, is allegedly only on deck for the scripts and will not star as iconic lead character Lara Croft, according to The Hollywood Reporter...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 461
WAYP this way
Did’ya miss me?! It’s been several weeks since I’ve had the honour of hosting WAYP, but we’re still 461 issues deep, and we haven’t missed a week. Thanks for deputising, Ramsey-san. Shall we get on with it, then? Sammy Barker, Editor: I'll probably play some gacha games on mobile this weekend, because I've turned into a...
News PS5, PS4 Is Getting a New Brothers in Arms, But Only in Pinball FX
Gearbox content coming to pinball platform
Pinball FX, the long anticipated reboot of Hungarian developer Zen Studios’ acclaimed pinball series, will finally launch on PS5 and PS4 in February – and it’s bringing Gearbox crossover content with it. The newly announced Gearbox Pinball pack will include three brand new tables, inspired by...
Friday27th Jan 2023
Guide Best Local Multiplayer Games on PS4
The best couch multiplayer games on PS4 ranked
What are the best local multiplayer games on PS4? The truth is, there are so many great options for some couch multiplayer goodness on PS4. While many titles offer great online experiences, nothing quite beats local multiplayer together with friends and family in the same room. Finding the right game...
News The Witcher 3 PS5 Version Is Getting a New Patch 'Very Soon'
Sharpen those swords
As was hinted at by CD Projekt Red last week, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition — more commonly known as the game's 'next-gen update' — will be getting a patch in the near future. According to a new social media post from the developer, said patch is coming "very soon". It could be that it's in the certification...
Review Forspoken (PS5) - Messy Action RPG Is Massively Hit and Miss
It's a kind of tragic
Forspoken is one of the most hit-and-miss games we've played in a long time. For everything it does well, it fumbles something else, resulting in a fantasy adventure that's full of ups and downs. It's a game that feels a bit confused in terms of what it actually wants to be, chasing a AAA-style 'cinematic' story one minute and...
News PS App Update Allows You to Match Colours with Your PS5
Could coloured themes also come to console?
Sony has made customisation a big part of the PS5 experience, between its physical face plates and spectrum of DualSense controller colours. In a cute and unexpected update, it’s allowing fans to keep its decorative designs consistent, as it’s added hues like Starlight Blue, Nova Pink, Cosmic Red,...
Poll Did You Buy the Dead Space PS5 Remake?
Scream for yourself
Dead Space has returned! The beloved sci-fi horror title, which first released on the PS3 over 14 years ago, has been remade on PS5 from the ground up. It's an incredibly faithful revival, retaining the original game's story, tone, and core gameplay — but that's arguably what fans have been pining for all along. We gave the...
Preview Has Like a Dragon: Ishin's Journey to the West on PS5, PS4 Been Worth the Wait?
SEGA's historical period drama finally arrives overseas
It’s as ancient as Like a Dragon: Ishin’s backdrop, but there was a time when Yakuza fans had to fight tooth and nail like Kazuma Kiryu for Yakuza games. Back when Yakuza Ishin released as a Japanese exclusive launch title for the PS4 in 2014, PlayStation’s third-party evangelist Gio...
News Zombieland Back from the Dead as a PSVR2 Launch Game
Updated with new features, content
Developer XR Games has announced its PSVR game Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever is being ported to PSVR2 in time for the headset's launch next month. Now called Zombieland Headshot Fever Reloaded, the new version is said to take advantage of all the bells and whistles packed into Sony's next-gen de
News HBO Renews The Last of Us TV Series for a Second Season
They're going through with it... again
HBO has today announced it has renewed its TV adaptation of The Last of Us for a second season. After an overwhelmingly positive reception from both critics and fans — which has seen it become one of the most popular TV shows out right now — the company will now create another series of episodes...
News Watch the First Episode of The Last of Us TV Show for Free on YouTube
HBO and Sky make episode one a freebie
Embedded above is the first episode of The Last of Us in full. Yes, HBO and Sky have uploaded the entire inaugural episode of the highly regarded TV adaptation on YouTube, and you can watch it right now for free. The show, which is currently just two episodes deep, has been a big success so far. The critical...
News It's That Time of the Year Again! Countdown for MLB The Show 23 on PS5, PS4 Begins
You can set your watch to the next MLB The Show game, and worryingly it’s that time of the year again! San Diego Studio has started teasing the next title in its annual baseball simulation series, ahead of a release later this year. The cover athlete will be unveiled on 30th January, 2023, with Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio...
News PS5 Gaining More Traction in Japan as It Tops Weekly Hardware Chart
Switching things up
It's no secret: anything not related to Nintendo's line of Switch consoles has been struggling to keep up in Japan. However, with Sony beginning to leave behind its manufacturing woes, the PS5 is now finding its footing, offering up some competitive sales numbers in the latest weekly chart. The standard PS5 was last week's...
News EA Confirms Dead Space PS5 New Game+ at Launch, Secret Ending
A familiar nightmare
The eagerly anticipated and completely remade Dead Space launches today, meaning faithful survival horror stans can relive the nightmare that is the Ishimura all over again. If that wasn't enough for you, EA has confirmed that the title will ship with New Game Plus for all you completionists out there. Little is known about...
News 13 Sentinels, Dragon's Crown Dev's New Fantasy Game Is Nearly Done
One of Vanillaware's biggest productions
Vanillaware, the talented Japanese studio behind games like 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Dragon's Crown, is apparently just about finished with its next project. The title hasn't been announced yet, but it was teased back in 2019 with an extremely brief trailer. All we know about the game is that it's...
News Shinobi non Grata Is an 8-Bit Throwback to Hardcore Ninja Action
The Unwelcome Ninja
Shinobi non Grata is a side-scrolling 8-bit throwback to the early days of hardcore ninja action (back when Ninja Gaiden was top dog) and features a unique aesthetic and killer chiptune soundtrack. Previously announced for PC and now coming to PS4 as well, Shinobi non Grata is targeting Q1 2023 and is even getting a limited...
News Stranger of Paradise Producer Open to Sequel, Provided You Do the Legwork
Please be excited for more Chaos
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is kind of an odd duck. We didn't exactly love it in our review, but it resonated with some players and certainly stands out if nothing else. The jury is still out as to whether there is enough demand for a sequel, but legendary producer Tetsuya Nomura says he would be open...
News Midnight Suns, F1 Manager Both Get PS Plus Premium Trials
Play both for hours
PS Plus Premium has had a refresh of its Time Limited Trials list, adding in Marvel's Midnight Suns and F1 Manager 2022. The former you'll be able to play for two hours with an active subscription while the latter offers three hours. If you
News Quirky Roguelike Dicey Dungeons Rolls Out on PS5, PS4
Let the good times roll
Dicey Dungeons is a quirky roguelike deck builder with a great sense of style and a healthy dose of attitude, and it's available now on PS5 and PS4. It was created by solo developer Terry Cavanagh and released back in 2019 on PC and currently enjoys very positive reviews. Players will need to roll the dice as they go up...
News Actor Rahul Kohli and Wrestler Kenny Omega to Cameo as Cards in Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Two of six special guests confirmed
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is just around the corner, with the late-stage samurai game coming in hot on 21st February. Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku has revealed that it will immortalise some of its celebrity super-fans by including them in-game as obtainable Trooper Cards. Trooper Cards represent the forces fighting for...
Thursday26th Jan 2023
Review Dead Space (PS5) - Faithful Remake Brings Back a Classic
Remakes can be somewhat of a touchy subject nowadays. While many are welcomed with open arms, others can have their very existence called into question. There isn't too much of a middle ground between the two extremes, so EA must have been elated to see Dead Space fans jumping for joy when it announced the 2008 survival horror...
News Naughty Dog May Move On from The Last of Us Like It Did with Uncharted
Neil Druckmann makes no promises about a Part 3
In the last year or two, there has been a lot of speculation and rumours surrounding a supposed The Last of Us: Part III. Naughty Dog is currently working on its big, standalone, multiplayer game set within the same universe, but a full-on third entry to the main story is apparently not set in stone at...
Hardware Review DualSense Edge - An Outstanding Upgrade for Enthusiasts
Give yourself that competitive edge
It's been years in the making, and frankly long overdue, but Sony's finally launched the DualSense Edge, a pricey pro-controller made for those competitive PS5 players out there. With a bunch of added features on top of those from the DualSense controller, there was already a lot to like about the Edge from the...
News Side Quests in Hogwarts Legacy Can Be Tackled in Non-Linear Order, Over 100 in Total
Spoiled for choice
Hogwarts Legacy's release date of 10th February is right around the corner, and as the appointed time approaches, we learn more about the many mysteries in store for us. Like any good RPG, expect to spend a significant amount of time off the beaten path, engaging in side quests that, at least on paper, sound like they might have...
News Dead Space PS5 Uses DualSense to Deliver a New Dimension of Dread
Got a funny feeling about this
Dead Space is imminent, with the remastered survival-horror classic launching tomorrow, on 27th January, for players on PS5. Even if you fought through the original 2008 title, there are fresh spooks to look forward to (not to mention some manner of alternate ending) and new ways to experience them. Over on the...
News Hitman 3's Huge Freelancer Update Is Out Now on PS5, PS4
Now the World of Assassination
The big Hitman 3 update that includes the new Freelancer mode and turns the game into one that encompasses both Hitman and Hitman 2 is available now on PS5, PS4. Weighing in at anywhere from one to 8GB, this patch rebrands the series as Hitman - World of Assassination. All the content from the two previous rebooted...
Mini Review Season: A Letter to the Future (PS5) - Fascinating Exploration Amid a Cataclysm
Season: A Letter to the Future is really interesting. You play as someone leaving their cosy mountain village, tasked with recording the history of a nearby valley before the changing of the season. A new season doesn't mean what it does in the real world, though. It's a major, seemingly cataclysmic event, capable of wiping the memories of...
News Disappointment as DualSense Edge PS5 Controller Sports Smaller Battery Lasting Six Hours
The DualSense Edge, Sony's official 'pro' controller for the PS5, hits store shelves today — and it's already being dragged online for its downscaled battery. As reported by Budd's Controllers on Twitter, the premium pad — which retails for $199.99 / £209.99 — actually has a smaller battery than the standard DualSense. Now, smaller...
News Dark Fantasy Strategy RPG Redemption Reapers Takes Turns on PS4 23rd February
From ex Fire Emblem director
Redemption Reapers, the dark fantasy strategy RPG that first caught our eye near the end of last year, now has a confirmed release date. It's bringing turn-based battles and "complex" character relationships to PS4 on the 23rd February, adding yet another intriguing title to what is a bulging release schedule. You can...
News Hogwarts Legacy Co-Developer Studio Gobo Joins Guerrilla Games on Horizon Series
Studio Gobo, a UK-based team with co-development credits on Hogwarts Legacy, Redfall, and many others, is partnering with Guerrilla Games to work on future Horizon titles. The company shared this news on social media, where it's also advertising its various open positions: Following the launch of Horizon Forbidden West last year,...
News Fans Seem Split on Like a Dragon: Ishin's New Combat as Cards Star in Latest Trailer
The hand that's dealt
The reception to Like a Dragon: Ishin! has largely been positive since the game's reveal last year. This is, after all, a remake of a highly rated instalment that was never officially released outside of Japan. We're all expecting yet another engrossing RGG Studio adventure, but for some fans, there's a bit of concern over one...
Poll Did You Buy a DualSense Edge?
Over the Edge
The DualSense Edge controller is out now, priced at a premium $199.99 / £209.99. This is Sony's official 'pro' controller, boasting a range of new and improved features over the standard PS5 pad. PlayStation fans had been asking the Japanese giant to make its own pro controller for years, but now that it's finally arrived, are you...
News Disney Dreamlight Valley Content Roadmap Teases New Characters, Features
Characters from Encanto and Frozen on the way
Developer Gameloft has unveiled its plans for its early access life sim, Disney Dreamlight Valley. A content roadmap for the first half of 2023 has been shown, giving some vague details about where the game is heading in the next few months. The next major update to the game arrives in February, when...
News Minecraft Legends Shaping Up to Be a Real Treat, Marches onto PS5, PS4 in April
It's hip to be square
Few franchises have the endurance and adaptability of Minecraft. Case in point: Minecraft Legends shares many touchstones with the mainline series, like its quirky sense of humour and iconic art design, but is looking like it might have the chops to be a super fun competitive strategy game in its own right. We got a couple of...
News Wild Hearts Shows Off Three Weapon Types in Flashy PS5 Gameplay Trailer
That poor Golden Tempest
EA and Omega Force have released a brand new gameplay video of their upcoming monster-slaying action game, Wild Hearts. It's looking very promising indeed in this footage captured on PS5, and we get to see a trio of approaches to taking down a mighty Aragane, or Golden Tempest. The Claw Blade is up first, which looks to...
News Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 Brings Out the Big Guns on PS5, PS4 on 11th May
The main cannon is powered by what now?
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 was announced midway through 2022, and we finally have a release date. You, too, can command a crew of anthropomorphic child soldiers when the turn-based RPG launches on PS5 and PS4 on 11th May. A direct sequel to the original Fuga: Melodies of Steel, a year has passed, and the war...
News God of War Ragnarok Nominated for Five Awards at GDC
Elden Ring, Stray its competition
God of War Ragnarok will battle it out for the coveted Game of the Year accolade at this year's GDC Awards in March. A list of categories voted on by game developers, it faces competition from Elden Ring, Stray, Tunic, Pentiment, and also
News Elder Scrolls Online's Expansion, Necrom, Gets Epic CGI Trailer
Part of the Shadows Over Morrowind saga
Massively popular MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online is getting its next significant expansion in the form of Necrom, with the announcement accompanied by a suitably epic CGI trailer full of swords and sorcery. Introducing the new Arcanist class, multiple zones to explore, additional companions to choose from,...
News Rhythmic, Tactical Puzzler Backbeat Dances onto PS5, PS4 with Playable Demo
Strategise like it's 1999
Backbeat looks like an interesting combination of genres. Developed by indie studio Ichigoichie, this groovy game will be throwing some shapes on PS5 and PS4 later this year, but you can check it out right now with a free playable demo. So, what is this game? It's a strategy/puzzle game with a musical slant. Set in 1995...
Wednesday25th Jan 2023
Guide Best Puzzle Games on PS4
PS4's best puzzlers
What are the best puzzle games on PS4? It's a big question; there are so many of the darned things that it can be hard to narrow it down. If you enjoy a game that tests your grey matter, you're certainly well served on PS4. Puzzle games can take a few different forms. The classic examples of puzzlers are things like Tetris...
Guide PS Stars: All Rewards and How to Get Them
All digital collectibles, free games, and PS Store credit currently available
Looking for all Rewards and how to get them in PS Stars? The primary purpose of Sony's new loyalty scheme is to earn Points which can be exchanged for Digital Collectibles, free games, and PS Store credit. On this page, as part of our
Preview Why Horizon Call of the Mountain Is a PSVR2 Showpiece
We demo the flagship launch title
Cast your mind back to October 2016 when everyone was showing off that shark tank encounter in PlayStation VR Worlds to try and justify why they've suddenly started strapping a piece of plastic to their face. While there wasn't really much to it, the demo did a fantastic job of showcasing the sort of experience you...
News Neil Druckmann Discusses Ellie's Mother and The Last of Us DLC That Never Was
Time to set things right
Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann has opened up about a character in The Last of Us that we have quite a few questions regarding, namely, Ellie's mother, Anna. Apparently, we almost got an entire DLC focused around Anna, but according to Druckmann, plans for its inclusion just kind of "fell apart." Now it looks like...
News Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Acknowledges Linear Story Criticism, Says It's 'Justified'
"Players expected more"
Much ink has been spilt on the many failings of Cyberpunk 2077 (at least in its launch incarnation), but we should give credit where it's due. From the title's disastrous launch to its almost entirely unprecedented pulling from the PS Store, after many moons of patching, it finally feels like the game is in a good place
News How Devs Are Massively Upgrading Their Old PSVR Games for PSVR2
Taking full advantage
PSVR2 is not backwards compatible with PSVR, and for many that’s an enormous disappointment. However, some of the best games from the previous peripheral’s back catalogue are making their way to the new unit – and are receiving some meaty upgrades as part of the process. A new Games Industry article shines light on the...
News Once Thought Impossible, PS Classic Super Stardust Portable Just Got Trophy Support
The sky is the limit
Super Stardust Portable, originally released on PSP and added to the PS Plus Premium Classics Catalogue in 2022, just got full Trophy support. This was previously thought to be impossible and marks the first time that a PlayStation Classic from the Premium catalogue has had Trophies added retroactively. This is not a drill; we...
News Mental PS5, PS4 FPS Atomic Heart Goes Gold Ahead of February Release Date
Locked and loaded
Atomic Heart's got work to do if it wants to stand out in what is a packed release schedule, but at least the game's ready to rock. The intriguing first-person shooter, which has looked potentially fantastic in some of its gameplay trailers, has officially gone gold, meaning that it's ready to ship. The game will blast its way to...
Poll What Review Scores Would You Give Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden?
This time, it's Persona-l
It's been a week or so since Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden were finally made available on modern consoles, and as per usual, we want to know what review score you would give them. If you've read our reviews, then you'll know that we're huge fans of the Persona series. And while we do think that Persona 5 Royal...
Video Here's How The Last of Us Infected Are Different in the Show
Swapping out spores for tendrils
The Last of Us television show on HBO is really proving itself to be one of the best video game adaptations out there. We've had a solid two episodes so far in the show's nine-episode retelling of the 2013 Naughty Dog classic, and you can check out our weekly episode reviews. Like any good adaptation, however, the...
News Delayed Football Manager 2023 Gives PS5 a Team Talk on 1st February
PS Plus members can get 20 per cent off
Football Manager 2023 had been scheduled to makes its PlayStation home console debut on PS5 late last year, but was delayed at the last minute due to a certification issue. Ever since then, the uber-popular soccer team building title has been hanging out in the locker room – but it’ll finally kick off on...
News Destiny 2 Taken Offline as Bungie Investigates Lost Player Progress
Stand down, Guardians
Developer Bungie has taken the uber-popular MMO shooter Destiny 2 offline as it investigates reports of lost player progress following routine maintenance. Players reported that progress had been lost in regard to Triumphs, Seals and Catalysts specifically. Currently offline for around 12 hours now, Bungie has provided regular...
News NIS 30th Anniversary Livestream Promises New Game Announcements
Happening next week
Nippon Ichi Software (commonly known as NIS) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As such, the Japanese outfit, probably best known for the Disgaea series these days, has confirmed a special anniversary livestream for Monday the 30th January, at 6PM UK time / 1PM Eastern / 10AM Pacific. It's happening over at...
News Townsmen VR Settles on PSVR2 for Launch Day
Take it to town
The list of PSVR2 launch games refuses to stop growing, with Townsmen VR the latest title added to the enormous selection. For those unfamiliar with this long-running series, it combines God game elements with the city building genre, so you’ll be responsible for designing (and defending) growing settlements and communities. The...
News Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remakes a Cosy Classic on PS5 in June
Life finds a way
A modernised remake of GameCube and PS2 title Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life has been confirmed for a PS5 release (there's no mention of PS4) on the 27th June, 2023. Now titled Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, this is a celebrated farming adventure sprinkled with loads of life-sim elements. It doesn't have any gameplay, but the...
News Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty's Opening Cutscene Sets the Stage for the Struggle Ahead
Don't wake the dragon
Team Ninja's upcoming action RPG Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is set to launch on 3rd March, and the anticipation is starting to build. If you, like us, are finding the wait hard to bear, well, you are in for a treat as today we got an advance look at the title's opening cutscene, courtesy of IGN's First coverage of the game...
News Caverns of Mars Recharged Brings Back Atari's Classic Vertical Shooter on PS5, PS4
New visuals, more modes, and plenty more
Atari is adding another game to its Recharged range, reviving one more of its forgotten favourites. Caverns of Mars Recharged has just been announced, a modern take on the classic arcade vertical shooter. Caverns of Mars tasks you with descending into dangerous tunnel systems in order to set a bomb at the...
Tuesday24th Jan 2023
All the best PS Plus games, ranked and rated
What are the best PS Plus games? PS Plus, also known as PlayStation Plus, is Sony's flagship subscription service for PS5 and PS4, providing online multiplayer functionality, cloud saves, and PS Store discounts. PS Plus also includes access to hundreds of games included at no extra cost, spanning three...
Hands On PSVR2 Represents the Next Big Step for VR
Our first impressions having played it
For the time, Sony's PSVR headset was competent and functional. It didn't push the boat out compared to other devices, but by making itself at least somewhat affordable, Sony struck gold with the best-selling VR headset to date. The firm is now looking to beat the sales of the device with PSVR2, except it's...
News Sony Could Skip PS5 Pro for PS6, Says Social Media Scuttlebutt
Detachable disc drive model coming in September
There may not be a PS5 Pro this generation, with Sony potentially planning to skip a supercharged mid-gen refresh in favour of a full-blown successor. Reliable industry snoop Tom Henderson teased the tidbit on Twitter, as he weighed in on a recurring report that PlayStation will overhaul its new-gen...
News PS5, PS4's The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Will Finally Launch by September 2023
This time for sure, maybe
God, it feels like we've been writing about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for about 100 years. The PS5 and PS4 fantasy adventure, in which you play as the titular freak, has been delayed more times than we care to remember, but it's apparently, finally locked in for release at some point between April and September 2023...
Preview Forspoken on PS5 Feels Like a Weird Tech Demo
But it does have potential
As you may have already read, we were not sent early review code for Forspoken. This means that we won't have a full review for you to read in time for the game's launch on the 24th January. However, having spent most of the day with the PS5 action RPG, we wanted to write up some first impressions, which will hopefully...
News Microsoft Summons Sony to FTC's Activision Blizzard Court Hearing
Sony requests more time to prepare
Here we go, then. It's been roughly a year since Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard for a huge $69 billion. In terms of major industry news, it doesn't get much bigger than that, and the result is a story that's lasted a full 12 months. The saga isn't likely to end any time soon,...
News Forspoken Put Through Its Paces in Latest Digital Foundry PS5 Tech Test
Does it run like magic? No, it does not.
Forspoken is currently the topic de jure in core gaming circles and is, unfortunately, not exactly making headlines for the right reasons. Our own review has been delayed due to Square Enix's tardiness with the code, but we do have a first impressions piece you can check out in the meantime. But how does the...
Speak your mind
Forspoken is here, and it's safe to say that the game has divided opinion up until this point. Back when it was first announced, the Square Enix action RPG was billed as a PS5 showpiece, but initial reviews have been all over the spectrum. It's difficult to tell just how commercially successful Forspoken will end up being. We've...
News World War Z: Aftermath's PS5 Update, Super-Sized Horde Mode XL Available Now
World War Z: Aftermath is going big in its latest update, which adds not only a native PS5 upgrade free of charge, but also the super-sized new Horde Mode XL, which purports to throw a frankly ludicrous number of undead beasties at the player. What's more, it's available now on PS5. We love a good horde mode as much as the next gamer...
News HBO's The Last of Us Teases Nick Offerman's Grizzled Take on Bill
As the series sets another HBO record
HBO's The Last of Us adaptation is proving to be quite a hit, with the opening episode alone causing a massive uptick in video game sales through the magic of synergy, with the show drawing a record amount of eyeballs in the process. This week was no different, with
News UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Bouncing Back Thanks to HBO Show
Remastered and Part I both in top 40
The Last of Us is very much back in the zeitgeist, which is of course down to the TV adaptation that's currently doing the rounds. We've only seen episodes one and two so far, but the reception has been fantastic, with a large viewership giving the franchise a new
News Journey to the Savage Planet Coming to PS5 with Employee of the Month Edition
Free upgrade if you own it on PS4
Publisher 505 Games has announced an enhanced version of its cult hit sci-fi adventure game, named Journey to the Savage Planet: Employee of the Month Edition. The title is a mouthful, but it's a straightforward release, heading to PS5 on 14th February, 2023. Employee of the Month Edition, which was a Stadia...
News Three More Amazing Persona Soundtracks Added to Spotify and Other Music Streaming Services
P3P, P3D, and P5D
Atlus has added three more Persona game soundtracks to music streaming services such as Spotify, which is always nice to see. Music from the likes of Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and spinoff Persona 5 Strikers has been available for a while, but now they're joined by Persona 3 Portable, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, and...
News Sonic Team Veteran Considering Ditching the Boost System for Next Game
Possibly make it more like Adventure
Sonic Frontiers, generally speaking, has been a positive step forward for the franchise, making some dramatic changes in an attempt to set the hedgehog on the right path. The game's director, Morio Kishimoto, is clearly in the business of shaking things up, with previous lead roles on Sonic Colours and Sonic Lost...
News SteamWorld Build Breaks New Ground for the Series on PS5, PS4
Can you dig it?
The colourful SteamWorld franchise will be plumbing new depths in the just-announced SteamWorld Build, a city builder that tasks you to settle above and below ground in a somewhat novel twist. It's a little bit Sim City, and a lot bit Dungeon Keeper or Evil Genius, and it is absolutely something we will be keeping an eye on when it...
News Persona 3 Portable PS4 Patch Will Reportedly Fix Audio Quality Issues
"I've been waiting for this!"
Atlus is reportedly in the process of delivering a post-launch patch for the recently released remaster of Persona 3 Portable on PS4 and other platforms. The update will, according to SMT Network, address issues with the port's audio quality. We reviewed the Persona 3 Portable just last week, and we did note that the...
News Desperados 3 Dev Returns with Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew on PS5
Stealth strategy meets pirates
Mimimi Games is the developer behind Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun and Desperados III, both of which are highly regarded stealth strategy titles. Now, the studio has announced its next project — Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew — which applies that same style of gameplay to the golden age of piracy. Sailing...
News Dead Space Protagonist Isaac Clarke Leaps to Fortnite Ahead of PS5 Remake
With functioning HP monitoring Back Bling
Infamous outer-space engineer Isaac Clarke is no stranger to crossover games – he was, after all, a DLC addition to Sony’s forgotten mascot fighter, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Somehow, this cameo feels a trifle more significant, however: the character is coming to Fortnite, as part of the...
News Deadpool Gets the Spicy Deep Dive Treatment in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Everyone's favourite mercenary is making his long-awaited Marvel's Midnight Suns debut later in the week, when The Good, The Bad, and The Undead DLC drops on 26th January. Outside of weaponised puns and lethally bad jokes, Deadpool can inflict some serious hurt via his En Fuego combat mechanic. Each time he takes out an enemy, it builds a...
Monday23rd Jan 2023
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Is Astonishing and a Massive Game
"I just can't wait for people to play it"
Yuri Lowenthal, the voice actor behind Insomniac Games’ Peter Parker, is not exactly going to say Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is crap, is he? Speaking with ComicBook.com, however, he did give us some insight into the upcoming PS5 exclusive project. He told the website that the game is “astonishing”, and...
Round Up Forspoken's Divided Reviews Make for Some Rough Reading
The Forspoken reviews are starting to come in, and as many predicted, it's not looking great for the open world action RPG. Initial coverage is divided to say the least, with the title currently sitting at a 66 on Metacritic. Not outright bad, but certainly not the hit that Square Enix would have wanted. Generally speaking, reviewers have...
Site News Where's Our Forspoken PS5 Review?
We've just started to Push Square
Right around now, reviews of PS5 console exclusive Forspoken are hitting the web. As the world's biggest independent site dedicated to all things PlayStation, you're probably visiting Push Square to have a look at our own verdict. However, unfortunately, that won't be possible today. In fact, it probably won't be...
News Skull and Bones Currently Unavailable to Pre-Order via PS Store, Refunds Issued
Dead men tell no tales
Skull and Bones, the long-in-development nautical nastiness simulator from Ubisoft has hit another squall, with reports that the PS Store has automatically refunded some customers' pre-orders. Further, as of the time of this writing, pre-orders on the PS Store have been disabled for the title, with potential pirates only...
TV Show Review The Last of Us (HBO) Episode 2 - Establishing a New Lore
New take on the infected seriously scares
After its bombastic premiere, The Last of Us episode two, entitled Infected, showcased exactly why the property is in safe hands. As Joel, Ellie, and Tess venture outside the walls of the Boston Quarantine Zone, we get our first exposure to the show’s infected, plenty of Ellie banter, and of course, more...
Poll How Would You Rate The Last of Us - Episode 2?
Long, long time
After the lenghty, explosive opening of HBO's The Last of Us, the second episode picks up where the TV adaptation left off as Joel and Tess begin their trip across the USA to deliver Ellie to the Fireflies. While the second entry of nine wasn't nearly as long, it still had a lot going on. We're certain many of you tuned in to catch...
News Phantom Liberty to Boast the Biggest Budget CDPR Has Ever Allocated to DLC
Bigger is better
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has stated that its upcoming paid DLC Phantom Liberty will boast the "biggest budget" the company has ever invested in an expansion. That's according to wccftech, who in turn got it from Polish outlet
News Dead Space Remake to Feature Alternate Ending, Pre-Load Times Revealed
Make us whole
The imminent remake of the original and very excellent Dead Space launches later this week, on 27th January, and fanatical Unitoligists and other fans are no-doubt champing at the bit to start severing some limbs. Good news, then, as we now know when pre-loading this graphical powerhouse can begin; you can prepare for convergence on...
News Lead Mass Effect 2, 3 Writer Leaves BioWare After 19 Years
He had a... massive effect
BioWare veteran Mac Walters has departed the developer following 19 years of service. Walters is best known for his work on the Mass Effect series, and in particular, he was credited as the lead writer on both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. Much more recently, he was the project director on the excellent Mass Effect...
News You Can't See Him, But John Cena Confirms WWE 2K23 for March 2023
Where is he?
An invisible John Cena has announced WWE 2K23 will release for PS5, PS4 on 17th March 2023. The follow-up to a much better entry after a rough few years for the wrestling series, John Cena will be feature on the box art this year and also have his own Showcase storyline in the game. If you pre-order any one of the title's three...
News British Forces Bring the Might of the Commonwealth to Bear in Company of Heroes 3
Fight them on the beaches
In a strange but welcome surprise, SEGA recently announced that its excellent WW2 real-time strategy franchise, Company of Heroes, would be coming to console for the first time with the advent of Company of Heroes 3. Today we got a look at the plucky British Forces, who fight with the aid of their Commonwealth allies. One...
News Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Now Out in March, Misses PSVR2 Launch
Pushed back by a few weeks
Supermassive Games has made the decision to delay The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR out of its original release date of 22nd February 2023 alongside the PSVR2. Instead, it'll now arrive a few weeks later on 16th March 2023. The studio says the delay is so the virtual reality title can receive further polish in the lead-up...
News Go Behind the Scenes of HBO's Adaptation with Naughty Dog in Building The Last of Us
Building The Last of Us is a new series from developer Naughty Dog that goes behind the scenes of the incredibly popular new HBO series and the iconic game that inspired it. Obviously, it contains spoilers for both the first game and the first episode of the show, so consider yourself warned. Featuring leads from Naughty Dog and some...
Sunday22nd Jan 2023
News Monster Hunter Rise PS5 Port Is Practically Perfect, Says Performance Report
It even goes beyond 4K
Capcom has done an absolutely superb job of porting Monster Hunter Rise to PS5, says Digital Foundry. Their latest analysis reveals that the current-gen title provides a near perfect upgrade on the original Switch version, offering 60 frames-per-second across the board, while also boasting PC-like graphics options that you can...
Random The Last of Us' Google Easter Egg Will Grow on You
Get a 'shroom
Google is such a ubiquitous tool that it can be surprising when the search engine adds an Easter egg. Like, have you ever told the site to “do a barrel roll”? Awesome, right? Well, Star Fox ain’t the only video game to get its own unique search results – with HBO’s show powering a refreshed furore around The Last of Us, you...
Saturday21st Jan 2023
News Marvel's Avengers Support Officially Ends in September, Three Years After Release
Support for Marvel's Avengers will officially end on the 30th September 2023, developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed. The live service action game will be just three years old by then, having first launched for PS4 in September 2020. You'll be able to keep playing the game after the above date, both in solo and multiplayer, but there'll be...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 460
Wow, it's crazy to think that we're closing in on Issue 500 (!) of our What Are You Playing This Weekend? series. Well, we say that, but then you Google how many weeks are in a year, and it turns out that 40 weeks equates to over nine whole months. So, in reality, we're not that close at all. Still, it'll be something to celebrate,...
News Granblue Fantasy: Relink Still Looks Superb, Still No Release Date
New trailer is hype
Granblue Fantasy: Relink got a great new trailer and an extended look at some gameplay during a dedicated showcase at the Granblue Fantasy FES event in Japan. The action RPG still looks fantastic based on what we saw, but we still don't have a confirmed release date, outside of a vague '2023' launch window. Seeing as we've been...
News Granblue Fantasy Versus Sequel Adds New Story, Characters, Moves, Rollback Netcode, Crossplay in 2023
Granblue Fantasy Versus is getting a "sequel" later this year, Cygames has confirmed. Titled Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, it looks just like the original Versus — complete with the same playable cast — but it's practically bursting with new stuff and improvements. So, Rising comes with a new story, new characters, new stages, new...
Friday20th Jan 2023
News Special PS5 DualSense Gifted to PlayStation Employees
Play Has No Limits
Some PlayStation employees were sent a limited edition DualSense controller to celebrate their hard work in 2022, as pointed out by Insomniac Games community manager Aaron Jason Espinoza. It's your standard white PS5 pad, but it's decorated with the classic PlayStation face button shapes. It features a 'Play Has No Limits 2022'...
News Dead Space Remake Trophies Demand at Least Two Playthroughs for the Platinum
It's a tough one
The Trophy list for the soon-to-be-released Dead Space remake are live, and let's just say that it won't be an especially easy Platinum. Without spoiling anything, most Trophies are dished out for completing story chapters and besting specific bosses — so they're all basically unmissable. But then you dig a bit deeper, and you're...
News The Callisto Protocol Gets New Game+ in New PS5, PS4 Update
Version 3.01 is a go
Striking Distance Studios has updated The Callisto Protocol on PS5, PS4 to version 3.01, which implements a New Game+ option and fixes a number of issues. The patch is available to download now, and allows you to carry over all your weapons, upgrades, and Callisto Credits into a second playthrough. They'll be at the first...
Video What's in the Dualsense Edge Pro Controller Box?
Our unboxing reveals all
Sony's bid in the pro-scuf controller market is finally making its debut this month in the form of the Dualsense Edge. This is a high-end, customisable controller for those that want to take their competitive gaming to the next level. It has been a long-time coming, with Xbox's Elite Controllers being one of the only...
News The Witcher 3 on PS5 Gets a Physical Release Next Week
In the USA, UK, and most of Europe
CD Projekt RED has confirmed the physical release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition on PS5 is slated for next week: 26th January 2023. The UK, USA, and majority of Europe will find the RPG on store shelves from the date mentioned, while Australia and New Zealand get it a day later. South American...
Poll Did You Buy Monster Hunter Rise on PS5, PS4?
Out now on PS5 and PS4, Monster Hunter Rise seems to be another banger from Capcom. Many have proclaimed this to be one of the best — if not the best — instalment in the long-running franchise, and now that PlayStation players can finally jump in, we want to know if you're buying a copy. We highly recommend it, by the way. We handed the...
News Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Goes Hard in 17 Minutes of High-Level Gameplay
Do not pursue Lu Bu
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is shaping up to be a more-than-competent Soulslike. Developer Team Ninja is no stranger to the genre at this point, having gotten plenty of practice at sadistic game design while developing the Nioh franchise. Proof of their prowess can be found in the above trailer, which boasts 17 minutes of fresh,...
News Granblue Fantasy: Relink Gets Gorgeous Screenshots Before This Weekend's Blowout
PS5, PS4 RPG still looks great
A quick reminder before we begin: Granblue Fantasy: Relink is set to return in a big way this weekend. Over the next few days, the anticipated action RPG is going to be on show at Granblue Fantasy FES in Japan, and knowing how hype everyone is, developer Cygames has released a bunch of new screenshots. These pics are...
News Chill Out with This Official Hogwarts Legacy ASMR Video
What better way to start the weekend than with a chill exploration of Hogwarts, the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, and the setting (obviously) for the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy? As relaxing as the sounds and scenes of a late winter afternoon in the wizarding world can be, we are just kind of amazed this is an official release...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin Shows Off Incredible Looking Minigames
Dancing! Karaoke! Chicken racing!
SEGA is ramping up the marketing ahead of Like a Dragon: Ishin!'s release in about a month's time, and now we've got the trailer that everyone wanted to see: the minigame showcase. In typical series fashion, you'll be able to take part in a range of mental activities, including traditional Japanese buyo dancing,...
News Get Your First Glimpse of Dracula's Castle in This Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Teaser
Did you know that Alucard is actually Dracula spelt backwards?
Dead Cells really is the gift that just keeps on giving, isn't it? Since it first launched back in 2018, developer Motion Twin has supported the excellent roguelike with both paid and free DLC updates (like Rise of the Giant, Bad Seed,
News The Last Sarkorians is the Next Major DLC for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Once more unto the Worldwound
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a classic-style CRPG (of the finest calibre) actively designed to be replayable, featuring near infinite choice in terms of class, party composition and Mythic Path. We've got another reason to venture once more unto the Wordwound coming down the pipe, in the form of The Last...
News New Octopath Traveler 2 Trailer Is All About Ochette and Castti
Traveler's Tales also covered
Square Enix has uploaded another character-focused trailer for next month's Octopath Traveler II, which is mainly about Ochette the hunter and Castti, who's into apothecary. Sporting the lovely HD-2D art style, footage then changes gears to discussing Traveler's Tales, which act as side quests for the many characters in...
News Monster Hunter Rise Hunts Down a Beastly PS5, PS4 Launch Trailer
Everything you need to know
Monster Hunter Rise is out now on PS5 and PS4. Having already existed on Nintendo Switch and PC for what feels like an age, Capcom's latest is a bit late to the party, but at least the port's pretty much flawless. Boasting 4K at 60 frames-per-second performance on PS5 in particular, this is a great way to get your hunt...
News New Sky: Children of the Light Seasonal Content Playable Now
Season of Remembrance
Hot off the heels of the Season of Aurora in thatgamecompany's latest visual wonder, Sky: Children of the Light has entered into a new season: one of...remembrance. Season of Remembrance kicked off on 16th January 2023 and brings with it a whole slew of new content, so you can start playing now. Listed among the new content,...
Thursday19th Jan 2023
News The Witcher 3 Patch in 'Final Stages', Should Release Soon
By steel, by silver
Update: It's unclear whether CDPR is specifically referencing a PC update on social media. If it's a full-blown patch, we imagine that it'll be made available across all platforms, but it could be that it's designed to fix particular problems on PC. We've reached out to the developer for additional confirmation. Original story:...
Guide PSVR to PSVR2: All Games with Free Upgrades
Every game you can transfer from PSVR to PSVR2
What PSVR games offer free PSVR2 upgrades? Since Sony doesn't offer PSVR backwards compatibility on PSVR2, the only way you'll be able to play those older games is if the developer decides to offer a native PSVR2 version. This will allow the titles to look and run better, as well as take advantage of...
News Forspoken Is Leaking All Over the Place Ahead of Next Week's Release
Less than a week out from its release, raw Forspoken gameplay is starting to pop up all over the place. The leaks started in the early hours of this morning, when the first 30 minutes of the action RPG appeared online, uncut and shared directly from someone's PS5. As the day's gone on, new footage has dropped on streaming sites like...
News Bruce Straley Wasn't Credited in HBO's The Last of Us, Calls for Unionization
Credit where credit is due
Bruce Straley, one of the veteran game directors responsible for The Last of Us and its Left Behind expansion (not to mention much of the Uncharted series), has called for unionization in the video games industry. Straley was not credited for his role in shaping the setting and characters featured in HBO's hugely popular...
Random Mass Effect Director Stoked Someone Finally Caught His Top Gun Reference
"I've been waiting so long"
It looks like Casey Hudson, director of the original Mass Effect trilogy, is a huge fan of Top Gun. Further, he worked a reference to the 80s classic into the opening text of the first Mass Effect game, which has apparently gone unnoticed until now. In fact, the opening text is the reference. As pointed out by Twitter...
News 37 PSVR2 Games Confirmed for Launch Window as Sony Posts Full List
It's a big one
Sony has confirmed a full list of 37 games coming to PSVR2 starting from its launch date on the 22nd February. The "release window" lineup has something for just about everyone, and it should help solidify the platform's place right out of the gate. We've known about most of these titles for a while now — Sony had previously stated...
News Gran Turismo 7 on PSVR2 Is the Full Game, Except for Split-Screen Play
All cars and tracks supported in VR
As part of a PlayStation Blog post further detailing the PSVR2 launch lineup, Sony has now confirmed the free upgrade for Gran Turismo 7 will allow you to play the full game in virtual reality. The only feature you won't be able to access whilst using PSVR2 is the two-player split-screen option, which makes sense...
Poll Did You Buy the Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden Remasters?
A social link
Can you believe that Atlus finally grew a brain and re-released two of its most beloved games on modern platforms? Well, it's finally happened: today marks the launch of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden on PS4, and we want to know if you're dipping into these fantastic RPGs. We dare say that both ports will be attracting a lot...
News Ubisoft Boss Apologises for 'Ball Is in Your Court' Comment During Company-Wide Q&A
"I'm sorry this was perceived that way"
Yesterday we brought you the news that a strike might be in the offing at Ubisoft Paris, following head-honcho Yves Guillemot's ill-received "the ball is in your court" comment. Guillemot has since apologised, stating that “I heard your feedback, and I’m sorry this was perceived that way,” while fronting...
News Colossal Cave Remake Hits PS5 Today, Seemingly Also Coming to PSVR2
Ken and Roberta Williams return
Legendary game designers Ken and Roberta Williams make their grand return with the launch of Colossal Cave. Based on the text adventure from the late 1970s, this is a first-person, 3D reimagining of the title. The original is considered one of the most influential games of all time, so this more modern homage should...
News PSVR2 Treated to Popular PC Shooter Pavlov VR at Launch
Zombies! WWII! Military action!
Firewall Ultra looks like it'll have some competition in the FPS space on PSVR2 as Vankrupt Games has announced the most popular VR shooter on PC will be ported to Sony's headset on the same day it launches: 22nd February 2023. If the trailer above is anything to go by, Pavlov VR looks like a pretty fascinating...
News PSVR Gems Rez Infinite, Tetris Effect Coming to PSVR2, Small Fee to Upgrade
Enhance Games has announced two of its titles, Rez Infinite and Tetris Effect, are making their way to PS5 and PSVR2. Both of these vaguely rhythmic arcade titles are getting current-gen upgrades, and will be available as PSVR2 launch games. To give a brief recap: Rez Infinite is essentially a remaster of the classic PS2 game,...
Preview EA Sports PGA Tour Makes a Promising Swing at a Familiar Golf Sim
Hole in one?
It's been seven long years since a golf game had the EA Sports logo on the box. Dominating the genre since 1990, the publisher took a step back after Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015, letting 2K Sports shoulder its way to the front of the pack. Now, the licence switches hands again on PS5 with the simply named EA Sports PGA Tour, boasting...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Tees Up on PS5 in March
Check out the gameplay trailer
EA Sports has regained the official PGA licence, and the next golf sim is closer than you might think. Announced today with a new gameplay trailer, the aptly named EA Sports PGA Tour is coming to PS5 on 24th March, 2023. Billed as the "exclusive home of the Majors", the game will feature all the big tournaments you'd...
News Deadpool Deals Big Damage in Marvel's Midnight Suns Next Week
Not dead yet
Marvel's Midnight Suns gets its first DLC pack next week on the 26th January, titled The Good, The Bad, and The Undead. As you might have guessed, one of its selling points is the introduction of Deadpool to the game's already diverse character roster. He's described as "an in-your face damage dealer wielding 10 unique Hero abilities"...
News FIFA 23 Confirms Its Team of the Year Starting XI
Community votes revealed
EA Sports has finally revealed its Team of the Year lineup for FIFA 23, confirming what new cards will be available in its Ultimate Team mode from 26th January 2023. You'll find the starting XI below, but there is still time to vote for the 12th player. Competing for the final spot is goal machine Erling Haaland, full-back...
News One Piece Odyssey Among Japan's Best Sellers During Launch Week
Second only to Pokemon
One Piece Odyssey was one of the best-selling games in Japan during its first week on the market, with only the joint sales of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet beating it to top spot. The PS4 version sold best at 35,123 units, while the PS5 edition sold 26,879 copies. It beat out competition from other Nintendo
News JETT: The Far Shore's Free DLC Campaign Blasts Off on PS5, PS4 on 31st January
Cosmic prog-rock spectacle
JETT: The Far Shore is an atmospheric sci-fi adventure game originally released in 2021, and it's about to receive a free expansion, expanding the title with an all-new campaign. It's called Given Time, and it was revealed back in October, and we now have a release date: prepare for lift-off on 31st January. Taking place...
News The Last Clockwinder Ported to PSVR2 for Launch Next Month
Pass the seed along
After scooping up awards on the Oculus Quest, studio Cyan Worlds has announced it's porting The Last Clockwinder to PSVR2, and the puzzling experience will be ready for release on 22nd February 2023. Ordered to repair a clocktower via puzzles, you'll create clones of yourself and put them to work. Check the mechanic out in the...
News Solve Crimes Against Clothes in Stylish Shooter Fashion Police Squad
Coming to PlayStation very soon
Whether you're a dedicated follower of fashion or just really like shooting things, Fashion Police Squad may be worth a look. This retro-style first-person shooter released on PC last year, but is now making the jump to consoles. It's coming soon, too, making a splash on PlayStation systems on 2nd February 2023. As...
News Switch Your Hands for Baseball Bats in What the Bat on PSVR2
Hit a home run
The premise of this slapstick comedy PSVR2 game is simple: your hands have been replaced with baseball bats and now you've got to navigate the world using pieces of wood instead of flesh and bone. From the same team that did What the Golf? on PC and Nintendo Switch, What the Bat has been announced as a PSVR2
News Go Down Memory Lane in the Award-Winning Before Your Eyes on PSVR2
Control things with your eyes
After winning multiple awards on other platforms, Before Your Eyes has been announced as a new PSVR2 game releasing during the headset's launch window. To be precise, it'll be available from 10th March 2023. An emotional journey that reflects on memories both good and bad, it's said to be a heartfelt tale as "your whole...
News Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key Delayed into March
Stirring the pot
The awkwardly named but undeniably adorable Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key has been delayed. Originally slated for a February launch, the charming JRPG will now mix things up on 24th March. The game's producer Junzo Hosoi announced the delay, stating that "our team will take this additional time to...
News Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Gets First Story Trailer, 'Simpler' Combat System
Harder, better, faster, simpler
Officially announced near the end of last year, Sword Art Online: Last Recollection now has its first story trailer, which drops alongside some initial gameplay details. The PS5 and PS4 action RPG currently has a vague '2023' release window, but with the marketing push moving so quickly, we can't see a confirmed date...
Wednesday18th Jan 2023
Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS4 Games on PlayStation 5?
How PS5 backwards compatibility with PS4 games works
Is the PS5 backwards compatible with the PS4? Can you play PS4 games on the PlayStation 5? One of the biggest questions regarding the PS5 is whether you can play PS4 games on it. As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to explain how PS4 games work on the PS5 and whether they'll be improved...
Every PlayStation 5 game available day one
Looking for a list of all PS5 launch games? While the PS5 has been out for a while now, you may still be interested to know what was available alongside the system on day one. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to list all PS5 launch games. You can also find out more about the PS5 release date,
Guide How to Get PS5 Stock Notifications
Get instant PlayStation 5 stock updates
How can you get PS5 stock notifications the moment Sony’s next-gen system is available? Sitting around refreshing retailer websites is not practical and not convenient, so you may be looking for a solution that will ensure you’re notified the moment new PlayStation 5 consoles are ready to purchase...
Guide PS5 Guide: Ultimate PlayStation 5 Resource
A complete guide to PlayStation 5
PS5, or PlayStation 5 as it's fully named, is Sony's fifth home console. It's the successor to the PS4, which released in November 2013. The console launched in November 2020, with the PS5 release date changing slightly between regions. With PS5 stock now available a
Guide PS5 Release Date: When Did the PS5 Come Out?
All you need to know about PS5's release date
What is the PS5 release date? The PS5 is available right now, but you may still be interested to know when exactly the big day was. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you the PS5's release date. You may also be interested in learning about the PS5 price as well as all PS5 launch games
Guide PS5 Price: How Much Does the PS5 Cost?
All latest PS5 pricing information
What is the PS5 price? You're probably eager to know how much the PlayStation 5 will cost you to buy, especially if you need to save up for the next-gen system. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to share the latest information on the PS5 price, but if you're looking for PS5 release date and
Every confirmed PlayStation 5 title
Looking for a list of all PS5 announced games? If you already own a PlayStation 5, or you're planning to purchase one in the near-future, you may be eager to know which titles have been confirmed for the console. As part of our PS5 guide, we'll be listing all announced PS5 games on this page. If you're looking for...
News New PS Store Sale Drops PS5, PS4 Game Prices Below £20/$20
Kena! Immortals! The Evil Within!
Sony's huge PS Store January sale comes to an end today, so now it's time to replace it with one of the more standard promotions. From today through until 1st February 2023, a large variety of PS5, PS4 titles have been handed discounts, with the running theme being they're all less than £20/$20. Below you'll find...
Random Rapper Logic 'Conned' His Way into The Last of Us Part II
It's all about who you know
Like most of the PlayStation faithful, we are massive fans of The Last of Us franchise around here, both the iconic video games and the excellent new TV series from HBO, which has exposed an entirely new audience to Naughty Dog's grim vision of the future. Another ded
Mini Review A Space for the Unbound (PS5) - A Powerfully Engaging Story-Driven Adventure
Follow your dreams
A Space for the Unbound is an endearing story-driven adventure game set in Indonesia in the late 90s. It explores mature themes like depression, anxiety, and suicide through a relationship between two high school sweethearts, a boy called Atma and a girl called Raya. These aren't just any normal students, however, since they're...
News French Trade Union Calls on Ubisoft Paris Workers to Strike Following CEO's Comments
"The ball is in their court"
Following the surprise announcement of Skull and Bones' delay and the cancellation of three unannounced games last week, it looks like publisher Ubisoft has once again found itself in troubled waters. French trade union Solidaires Informatique has called on employees of Ubisoft Paris (which serves as the company's...
Random Forspoken Might Have a Fight Against Autocorrect on Its Hands
'Forsaken' searches spike
Forspoken is out on PS5 next week, and as is usually the case just days before the release of any big budget title, more casual consumers are starting to show interest thanks to advertising campaigns and the like. Forspoken has a very specific problem on its hands, though, as recent Google search trends suggest that...
News You Can Run a Cosy Little Farm in Like a Dragon: Ishin
Living off the land
The Yakuza Like a Dragon games love their wholesome side stories, and they don't get much more wholesome than this. Upcoming action RPG Like a Dragon: Ishin! features an especially in-depth optional activity titled 'Another Life', which lets you take a much-needed break from the title's dramatic plot and bloody action. Yes, as...
News CGI Hogwarts Legacy Trailer Tours the Castle Grounds
Acceptance letters distributed
The marketing surrounding Hogwarts Legacy is really starting to kick into gear now as Warner Bros publishes a CGI trailer that tours the castle grounds ahead of the PS5 title's 10th February 2023 release date. From the perspective of an owl, you'll first fly in between the towers and turrets of the famous school, and...
Guide Persona 3 Portable: Exam Answers - All School and Test Questions Answered
How to get top of the class in Persona 3 Portable
Looking for a list of all the school and text question answers in Persona 3 Portable? Well, you've found it. Going to school plays an important role in Persona 3, and making the most of your time there can help develop your main character's key stats. In particular, giving the correct answers to...
News Sackboy Returns! For a Runner Game on Mobile Phones
Ultimate Sackboy out on 21st February
Sony is making an effort to bring more of its PlayStation IPs to smartphones, and here's yet another example: Ultimate Sackboy is a runner game for iOS and Android devices that launches on 21st February 2023. Amazingly, it appears the game was announced back in September, but has flown completely under the radar...
News Try Gotham Knights for Free in New PS Plus Premium Trial
Play it for one hour
A newly uploaded PS Plus Premium trial allows you to sample the first hour of Gotham Knights. Anyone subscribed to the highest tier of PS Plus can head over to the PS Store and start downloading the client, allowing them to experience the fantastic openi
News Returnal Continues the Cycle on PC in February
PC-specific features detailed
Sony and Housemarque have confirmed the release date for the PC port of PS5's excellent shooter, Returnal. Long-rumoured but finally announced at the end of last year, the PC version of the game will release on 15th February, 2023. The date comes from the above video, which also goes over some of the PC-specific bells...
News No Prizes for Guessing PS Store's Most Downloaded Games of 2022
Guns, sports, and angry bearded gods
Sony has revealed the top downloaded PS5 and PS4 games from PS Store for the entirety of 2022. We won't lie to you — the resulting charts are about as predictable as you'd expect, with most of the year's heavy hitters showing up near the top. Let's have a look anyway, yeah? So, the most downloaded PS5 games of...
Guide MultiVersus: All Free Characters You Can Play Right Now
MultiVersus' current free character rotation schedule
Looking for all free characters you can play right now in MultiVersus? Despite being a free-to-play game, you'll need to learn How to Earn Gold Fast in order to unlock most characters in the game. However, if you're a new or casual player, you may be looking for a list of all free characters you...
Guide Persona 4 Golden: Exam Answers - All School and Test Questions Answered
How to get top of the class in Persona 4 Golden
Looking for all school answers in Persona 4 Golden? Well, this is the guide for you. As is the case in other Persona titles, school once again plays an important role in your day-to-day life in Persona 4. At times, you'll be asked general knowledge questions during class, and every now and then, you'll...
News Charming Indie Game Tchia Hops onto PS5, PS4 This Spring
One to watch
It feels like we've been waiting on the arrival of Tchia for a very long time, but the gorgeous-looking indie title is finally on the horizon. Writing on the PS Blog, developer Awaceb confirms the cutesy action adventure is hitting PS5 and PS4 in Spring of this year. To recap, Tchia is the name of the main character, a young girl who...
News Stellaris: First Contact Story Pack Will Expand the Scope of Your Galaxy
We come in peace
Stellaris is a game which has received a bunch of support over the years, and it seems like the team over at Paradox isn't done with the sci-fi grand strategy title just yet. Originally launching on PC back in 2016, it jumped to console in 2019 in the form of Stellaris: Console Edition. The First Contact Story Pack is the next...
News Scrub the Tomb Raider Manor Crystal Clean in PowerWash Simulator
While the butler is locked away...
As far as crossovers go, this has to be up there with the very best. While Square Enix has sold off the Tomb Raider IP, it has still managed to secure a little linkup for PowerWash Simulator and the classic Lara Croft series. Available for free alongside the full game releasing for PS5, PS4 on 31st January 2023,...
News Anno 1800 Console Edition Sets Sail for PS5 Launch on 16th March
All roads lead to home
We learned late last year that the fantastic strategy game Anno 1800 was making the jump to console in the form of the aptly named Anno 1800 Console Edition. We now know when we can get our grimy, working-class paws on this wonder of the industrial age, with the title launching on PS5 on 16th March. The aim of the game here...
News Destruction AllStars Dev Now Helping Out on Sea of Thieves
From the track to the sea
Destruction AllStars team Lucid Games has today confirmed it's helping first-party Xbox studio Rare with the making of content for Sea of Thieves. According to a tweet, it sounds like the developer has been aiding development for a little while, but now the UK studio has made its support public as it produces more updates...
News Destiny 2: Lightfall Will Take Guardians to a Neon City on Neptune
Neomuna is like nothing else
Destiny 2's next expansion, Lightfall, launches on 28th February, and it will see Guardians travelling to a secret city on Neptune, seeking allies in the fight against the Shadow Legion. We got our first look at the new locale in a trailer that explores the neon streets of Neomuna. In addition to an all-new campaign,...
News Second Season of Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2 Delayed by Two Weeks
Activision has delayed the beginning of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2's second season of content by two weeks to 15th February 2023. A reason wasn't cited in a post on Twitter, but it's explained the many developers that work on the series have "been making several changes based on what we have heard from our player...
Tuesday17th Jan 2023
News 13 More PS Plus Extra, Premium Games Available Now on PS5, PS4
A devil will cry
Today's the day for Sony's first PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium monthly update of 2023, bringing 13 new PS5, PS4, and PS1 games to the subscription service. They're all available to download now across Europe, and will roll out to the USA and other territories throughout the day. 13 titles are included, and if you've forgotten...
Rumour Metal Gear Announcements Coming Soon as Remake, Remaster Gossip Returns
These Metal Gear revival rumours just refuse to go away. We've been writing about this supposed return for well over a year at this point, and so far, Konami's said absolutely nothing on the matter. However, with the company forcing itself back into the spotlight with all of the recent Silent Hill news, it seems as though the...
News More Physical PSVR2 Games Spotted Online
Boxed and ready
While it seems they won't exactly be a common sight on retailers' shelves or online shops, a few more physical PSVR2 games have been spotted. Launch title Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate will receive a boxed copy and so too will Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder according to Amazon UK listings, as tweeted by
Review Monster Hunter Rise (PS5) - A Fantastic Port of the Series' Best Outing
Nine days after this review goes live, it’ll be five years since Capcom’s Monster Hunter series finally conquered the Western market in the form of Monster Hunter: World. Even for those of us who have been playing since the days of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, World felt like a breath of fresh air as the series finally hit the big...
Review Persona 4 Golden (PS4) - An Utterly Engrossing RPG, and That's the Truth
A golden oldie
Persona 4 Golden was one of the PS Vita's defining games. An expanded version of the PS2's Persona 4, which first released in 2008, Golden is widely regarded as one of the best JRPGs out there — and it's still easy to see why. Many would argue that Atlus' series truly came into its own with Persona 4. It took the blueprint behind...
Review Persona 3 Portable (PS4) - Brooding JRPG Is Still Superb
Oh baby baby baby baby
In its potent mix of dungeon crawling and daily life management, Persona 3 established the formula that Atlus' series is now so well known for. Originally a PS2 title from 2006, the role-playing game was re-released not once, but twice. Its first reincarnation was Persona 3 FES in 2007 — an expanded version with gameplay...
News Hogwarts Legacy Game Length, Side Puzzles Revealed in Leaked Art Book
70 hours for 100% completion
A standard playthrough of Hogwarts Legacy will take around 35 hours to complete according to details sourced from a leaked art book. If you're going for 100 per cent completion, though, with all side quests completed, it's claimed you will need to set aside roughly 70 hours. These estimates can always vary, of course,...
News Suicide Squad Leak Reveals Live Service Elements Like a Battle Pass, More
Battle Pass apparently "focused on cosmetic items"
To say it's coming out in May this year, we've seen extremely little of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Hopefully we get some official updates soon, because leaks are now starting to emerge about Rocksteady's upcoming action game. A new image of a test build of the title has appeared online,...
News Easy Platinum Trophy to Be Had from PS Plus Premium's Syphon Filter 3
Just beat the game
The Trophy lists being patched into PS1 games via PS Plus Premium have proven very simple up until now, allowing you to have a classic title with 100 per cent completion forever on your PS5, PS4 profile. And Syphon Filter 3, available right now via
News Forspoken PS5 Demo to Be Updated with New Features, Bug Fixes
Apparently patch is coming today
A now-deleted Twitter post has revealed the PS5 demo for Forspoken will soon be updated with new features and fixes for bugs and glitches. Caught by ResetEra, the patch will apparently include button mapping functionality, tweaks to the lock-on system, adjustments to text size, and then fixes "various technical...
News The Last of Us HBO Pulls in 4.7 Million Viewers, Second Biggest Debut Since 2010
House of the Dragon the only show to better it
The first episode of HBO's The Last of Us was watched by 4.7 million viewers, making it the second biggest debut on the network since 2010's Boardwalk Empire. Only the debut of House of the Dragon has done better during that same timeframe, which pulled in 9.986 million views. HBO explained the Sunday...
News Wanted: Dead Aims to Be Difficult, Like the Japanese Classics That Inspired It
Button mashing just won't cut it
Wanted: Dead is a stylish slasher we have had our eye on for a little while now. Developed by Soleil, a studio that includes talent responsible for creating Ninja Gaiden (a series from which a lot of inspiration was taken) and Dead or Alive, combat is the primary verb in the game, and it's designed to be difficult...
News Lies of P Looks Incredibly Slick in 8K AMD Gameplay
In place of a Bloodborne remake or sequel, the next best thing is likely going to be Lies of P, that stylish and somewhat sultry action RPG that can't help but remind us of the mean streets of Yharnam... albeit one populated by clockwork automatons in place of blood-addled werewolves. We got a few minutes of new gameplay courtesy of...
News Dead Space Movie Apparently in the Works, But No, John Carpenter Isn't Directing
Could you imagine?
Legendary filmmaker John Carpenter is perhaps best known for iconic horror classics like The Thing and Halloween and for not being able to get the generator started in The Last of Us: Part II. He's a gamer and has played games in the Dead Space series, so it sounds like he would be the perfect pick to head up a film adaptation,...
News PS5, PS4 Exclusives Feature in USA's Best-Selling Games of 2022
Ragnarok, Forbidden West included
NPD sales data has declared Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the best-selling game of 2022 across the USA, with Elden Ring taking second place and Madden NFL 23 claiming third. PS5, PS4 exclusive God of War Ragnarok was the fourth best-selling title in the USA, and Horizon Forbidden West also made it into the to
News Bright Memory: Infinite Update Adds Third-Person 'Perspective Assist' Mode
It's all a matter of perspective
Fast and furious FPS Bright Memory: Infinite is receiving an update in honour of the Chinese New Year, which, along with the usual array of bug fixes and optimisations (and some DLC costumes which are only available on PC), is adding a Perspective-Assist mode. This mode will automatically shift the camera angle...
News Last of Us HBO Trailer Teases the Trials to Come in the Weeks Ahead
We finish what we started
HBO's excellent adaptation of The Last of Us is finally here, and it sure seems like Druckmann and co have actually managed to capture the oppressive nature and nuanced character work of the source material. But now it's time to look forward, as a new trailer has been released teasing what will come next in the weeks ahead...
News Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Reveals Epic Battles for Power in New Story Trailer
Inspired by Three Kingdoms era China
It feels as though Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is flying way under the radar right now. This is Team Ninja's next major action RPG, taking all its experience with the Nioh series and shifting focus to Three Kingdoms era China. The game's fast and brutal combat looks great, but the focus of this latest trailer is the...
Monday16th Jan 2023
Guide Best Sports Games on PS5
All the best PS5 sports games, ranked and rated
What are the best sports games on PS5? Whether you’re the kind of person who thinks football should be played with your hands or your feet, sports games are enormously popular on PlayStation, and there’s a growing selection available on the PlayStation 5. We’re combining both arcade and...
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok Dethroned in Familiar Top 10
Buy something else, please
The UK's physical games chart goes through phases of barely moving from week to week, and we're in one of those slumps right now. In terms of PlayStation, there's not an awful lot to report; God of War Ragnarok's run at number one has been cut off by FIFA 23, meaning the pair swap positions at the top. Meanwhile Call of...
News Sony Highlights the Riches of 2023 in Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games Trailer
23 titles to keep an eye on
2023 has the potential to be one of the best years in gaming for a long time, and that prospect hasn't been lost on Sony. The firm has published a new video that is designed to accompany a PlayStation Blog post it uploaded last week which highlights 23 anticipated games landing on PS5, PS4 this year. While not every game...
News Mad FPS Atomic Heart Alters Visuals to Hit 60fps on PS5
Different between dungeons and open world
The graphical resolution of Atomic Heart will be changed on the fly to ensure it always runs at 60 frames-per-second, developer Mundfish has revealed. Responding to a fan on Twitter, the team says that inside "dungeons", the game will run at 4K, 60fps. When you leave those closed environments for the open...
News Dead Space PS5 Remake Graphics and Performance Options Detailed
Gloriously gory in 4k
The release of EA's ambitious Dead Space remake is right around the corner, with the beleaguered Isaac Clarke set to explore the harrowing halls of the USG Ishimura all over again. As you might have suspected, Dead Space will feature the usual suite of graphical and performance options on PS5, allowing players to better tailor...
Rumour Ex-Leaker The Snitch Reckons Sony Will Announce 'Third Party Stuff' Soon
Once a snitch, always a snitch
Even when you're out of the game, it seems you can easily be dragged back in. The Snitch, an incredibly reliable leaker of gaming news, announced their retirement from the role a short while ago. However, they've returned to their now-public Discord server to make one more leak — and it concerns PlayStation. The...
News 'AAAA' Title The Callisto Protocol Reportedly Falls Short of Expected Sales Figures
Dare to dream
The Callisto Protocol, developed by Striking Distance Studios, has reportedly failed to meet sales expectations, a state of affairs which has affected the share price of publisher and parent company Krafton as a result. According to Korean website MK-Odyssey, The Callisto Protocol cost around 200 billion won ($162m / £132m) to...
TV Show Review The Last of Us (HBO) Episode 1 - Faithful Retelling Deviates in the Right Ways
When you're lost in the darkness
It’s been a long time coming, but the live-action adaptation of The Last of Us is finally here. After nearly a decade of reliving the adventure of Joel and Ellie in video game form, we now have a new cast, new medium, and a slightly altered take on this classic tale. Episode one of nine aired on HBO and Sky...
News House of the Dead Remake Treated to PS5 Version This Week
Visuals, performance "adjusted" to PS5
Forever Entertainment has announced a native PS5 version of last year's The House of the Dead: Remake will launch on Friday this week. With "game graphics and performance adjusted to PlayStation 5", you will get to experience the classic light-gun game without the need for backwards compatibility. Check out the...
News Ubisoft Releases 30 Minutes of Skull and Bones Gameplay Following Latest Delay
A pirate's life for me
Recently delayed for the umpteenth time, it's hard to get too psyched for Skull and Bones, as who knows when we will finally get our hands on the finished product. Still, we are always happy to see new gameplay, and Ubisoft has given us exactly that, with more than 30 minutes of developer-led pirate action. Taking place...
Poll Share Your First Thoughts on The Last of Us TV Series
Is it a hit or a miss?
After many years of filming and a wave of extremely positive critic reviews, the first episode of HBO's TV adaptation of The Last of Us is now available for viewing. Named When You're Lost in the Darkness, what are your first impressions of the series after watching the first 1 hour and 35 minutes of the show? Has it lived up...
News The Last of Us: Part I Handed a PS Plus Premium Trial on PS5
Play for two hours
Nicely coinciding with HBO's first episode of The Last of Us debuting last night, Naughty Dog has published a PS Plus Premium trial of the very game the TV show is based on: The Last of Us: Part I. You'll be able to play the PS5 remake for two hours, granting you access to the heartbreaking prologue as well as the story set-up...
News Black Myth: Wukong Will Remain a Myth Until Summer 2024
Announced via brilliant short film
Remember Black Myth: Wukong? It's that PS5 action RPG based loosely on Journey to the West, and has consistently looked amazing each time we've seen it. Well, developer Game Science has announced roughly when we can expect the title to arrive, and it's still a ways off. The game won't launch on PS5 and other...
News Konami Open to Even More Silent Hill Game Pitches
Silent Hill F reception better than expected
Konami appears to be all in on its recently confirmed Silent Hill revival as the series' producer says he is always looking through pitches from external game studios to develop new entries and spin-offs. In an interview with IGN Japan, Motoi Okamoto said that since Konami can only make so many titles at...
News Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Is Shaping Up to Be Seriously Spooky
A picture is worth a thousand words
Fatal Frame is a franchise synonymous with spooky Japanese horror, with the first title in the series released on PS2 all the way back in 2001. A remaster of the fourth entry in the franchise, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (previously a Wii exclusive), is coming to PS5 and PS4 on 9th March, and it will be...
News Soothe Your Yearning for The Simpsons Hit & Run Remake with Soundtrack on Spotify
A perfectly cromulent discovery
For some reason, Disney has seen fit to suddenly release a whole bunch of The Simpsons music on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. To the surprise of loyal fans, this includes the full soundtrack to the groin-grabbingly good PS2 adventure, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. The beloved open world...
Sunday15th Jan 2023
Guide Where to Watch The Last of Us TV Show
How and when you can tune in for every episode
Trying to find out where you can watch The Last of Us TV show? As Naughty Dog's epic tale of Joel and Ellie makes the transition to television screens — without the need for a PS5 or PS4 — you might be wondering where and when you can tune in to see the series as it's released. On this page, we're...
Saturday14th Jan 2023
News PS Plus Extra, Premium Get 13 More PS5, PS4, PS1 Games Next Week
Something for everyone
Update: Sony has removed Sayonara Wild Hearts from this month's service update. Click this link for more information. Orignal story: Sony has today announced the line-up of PS5, PS4, and Classic games heading to
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Extra, Premium Games for January 2023?
Plus or minus?
Another glut of games have been announced for PS Plus Extra and Premium. It's no secret that Extra subscribers in particular have been eating well of late, and that's set to continue when the new offerings drop next week. The likes of Back 4 Blood, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, and Dragon Ball FighterZ are headline acts, and...
Mini Review Ridge Racer 2 (PSP) - A Greatest Hits Album for Arcade Racing Royalty
Now that's what I call drifting
The original release of PSP's Ridge Racer 2 could be criticised for being almost exactly the same game as its predecessor, only with a few more tracks and modes. However, that doesn't really matter today, especially now it's one of the rare Ridge Racer titles playable on modern consoles. With its one blemish now moot,...
News Trails from Zero on PS4 Misses Out on New Improvements Coming to PC, Switch
PS4 players ditched again
At this point it feels like PS4 players are being well and truly screwed over, doesn't it? You may remember that when Trails from Zero finally arrived here in the West last year, PC and Nintendo Switch users were treated to an enhanced version of the release. Meanwhile, PS4 players got a no-frills localisation of the...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 459
The release schedule kicks in
We don't know about you, but we're about to be buried in new games here at Push Square. Review season has well and truly begun, and it only gets more and more insane as we look towards the end of the month, and then February and March. So this weekend, let's all try and relax before the inevitable panic sets in...
Friday13th Jan 2023
The best PS4 indie games ranked
What are the best indie games on PS4? It's an almost impossible question, as there are so many great ones to choose from. Indies are incredibly diverse, and the PS4 plays host to hundreds of excellent experiences. What do we mean by indie games, exactly? It's a term that's had its meaning shift over time, but most...
Guide Best Puzzle Games on PS5
PS5's best puzzle titles, rated and ranked
What are the best puzzle games on PS5? The puzzle genre is arguably the most popular on the planet, with franchises like Tetris and – whisper it – Candy Crush Saga appealing to millions upon millions of players all around the world. But, like the Tetronimos many of you will no doubt be familiar with,...
News Forspoken Will Take Up a Hefty Chunk of Your PS5 Storage Space
Must be all the particles
If you plan on picking up Forspoken when it launches later this month, keep in mind that you might have to make a fair bit of room for it on your PS5's SSD. According to the reliable PlayStation Game Size on Twitter, the action title weighs in at a rather large 87.3GB, putting it up there with some of the console's heftiest...
News Hogwarts Legacy on PS5 Supports 30fps, 60fps, and VRR
Pick your poison
A Warner Bros support page has revealed Hogwarts Legacy will include two different graphical modes on PS5: one will run at 30 frames-per-second while the other "targets" 60fps. In addition, if your TV supports the feature, you will be able to utilise variable refresh rates. This is only for the PS5 version, with the edition...
News Assassin's Creed Mirage Doubles Down on Being a Traditional Assassin's Creed Game
Back to basics
When it was first announced last year, Ubisoft framed Assassin's Creed Mirage as a much more traditional Assassin's Creed title — something of a return to the series' original blueprint, before it adopted the open world RPG elements that defined Assassin's Creed Origins and its successors. While we're yet to see actual gameplay...
Mini Review Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PS5) - Accessible Action RPG Plays Best on PS5
Learn to fly
Whether you're an existing fan or completely new to the world of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot remains a relatively accessible retelling of Akira Toriyama's timeless series. Taking the form of an action RPG spread across large, fully explorable maps, this is a mostly accurate adaptation of the source material, hitting all of the...
News Shocking: Atlus Won't Restrict Persona 3, Persona 4 Remaster Footage, Screenshots
We should hope not
We finally have proof that Atlus isn't completely backwards when it comes to "spoilers" for its games. You may recall that the developer previously placed strict restrictions upon the ways in which people could share footage or screenshots from the likes of Persona 5 — even going as far to disable the PS4's share button in the...
Poll Did You Buy One Piece Odyssey?
One Piece Odyssey is out now on PS5 and PS4, bringing the ultra-popular manga and anime series to Sony's systems as a turn-based RPG. Obviously, existing fans are the target audience here — but in its accessible mechanics and eternally entertaining characters, we dare say that One Piece newbies might want to check it out as well. We...
News God of War Ragnarok Up for 12 DICE Awards, Including Game of the Year
Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West also nominated
God of War Ragnarok has been nominated in 12 categories at the annual DICE Awards, which is voted on by more than 33,000 members. The PS5, PS4 exclusive from Santa Monica Studio is up for the big Game of the Year award as well as many other categories like Outstanding Achievement in Story and...
News PS5, PS4 Biking Game Season Given a New Story Trailer
Out on 31st January
Scavengers Studio has published a fresh new look at its upcoming PS5, PS4 biking game Season in a new story trailer that covers exactly why you're out photographing the world before it ends. As a young woman, you will bike about and capture memories through your camera of people and places you discover. "Document, photograph, and...
Thursday12th Jan 2023
Reminder PS Plus Extra Loses 10 PS4 Games Next Week
Last chance to play
When the new PS Plus Extra and Premium update goes live next week, on Tuesday the 17th January, it's important to note that ten PS4 titles will be leaving the PS Plus Extra catalogue. These titles might not be the most popular, but if you do want to actually download and play any of them before they're dropped, you'll have to get...
News PS4 Game Removed from PS Plus Extra Update for January 2023
It was "incorrectly" announced
Sony announced the lineup of PS5, PS4, and Classic games coming to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium for January 2023 earlier today, but now it's had to remove one. The PS Bl
News Latest PS5 Firmware Update Available Now, Prepares for DualSense Edge Launch
The time has come once again: Sony has just released the latest firmware update for PS5. Fire up your console and you'll find it's ready to download and install (you'll also need to sign in after agreeing to the updated terms of service). At just over 1GB in size, it's not going to take you too long to sort out. This time, the new system...
Rumour Full Discord Support, PS5 Game Streaming Part of Next Big Firmware Update
Apparently slated for 8th March
No sooner has one PS5 firmware update come that some are already looking ahead to the next one. As Sony patches in support for the upcoming PS5 DualSense Edge controller, Tom Henderson, a reliable scribe at Insider Gaming, has said another PS5 firmware update currently set for 8th March
Feature 20 PS5, PS4 Indie Games to Look Forward to in 2023
Tip of the iceberg
Last year was a very strong one for games, but indies in particular really shone. The quality across the varied and exciting range of smaller titles on PS5 and PS4 has been commendable for a while, and that's set to continue all throughout 2023. Yes, this year is packed with some seriously heavy-hitters like Marvel's Spider-Man 2...
PS Store Sales Charts Mixed Results for Newer PS5, PS4 Games Like Crisis Core, Midnight Suns
The Callisto Protocol does well
Sony's latest look at the PS Store sales charts for the month of December 2022 has revealed that not every newer PS5, PS4 game sold so well digitally on its online marketplace. While The Callisto Protocol did well in sixth place across the USA, Canada, and Europe, Marvel's Midnight Suns only managed 14th in the USA...
Poll Would You Be Interested in a Detachable PS5 Disc Drive?
Will you detach or not?
Sony doesn't seem to have a PS5 Slim or a PS5 Pro ready to release any time soon, but a hardware refresh it is allegedly planning is a detachable disc drive. Suggested to be launching in September this year, the idea appears to be that the platform holder would potentially drop the PS5 system with a disc drive from its lineup...
News Final Fantasy 16's Retail Marketing has Begun in Japan
Here we go
Good news, everyone: it's starting to look like that 22nd June release date for Final Fantasy XVI will stick. And yes, while we've totally just jinxed it, it's still exciting to see the game's marketing machine kicking into gear — particularly in Japan. As pointed out by @Genki_JPN on Twitter, advertising stands for Final Fantasy XVI...
News Dead Space PS5 Launch Trailer Marks the Return of Isaac Clarke
Humanity ends here
EA has published the launch trailer for the Dead Space remake earlier than expected, handing us another glimpse of the remodelled survival horror classic right now instead of tomorrow. We get a good look at protagonist Isaac Clarke's new face, but then the famous helmet is put on for some Necromorph encounters. Check the launch...
News Seafaring RPG Sailing Era Ventures to PlayStation in Summer 2023
Eyes to the horizon
Sailing Era is — as the name suggests — a seafaring RPG headed for a PlayStation release in the summer. Developed by Chinese studio GY Games, it's a mix of exploration, resource management, visual novel-style character interactions, and swashbuckling naval combat. It's set between the 15th and 17th century, so you can expect...
Wednesday11th Jan 2023
Review Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (PS5) - The Definitive Version of a Truly Exceptional Action Game
The storm is here
Republished on Wednesday, 11th January, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. If you're the kind of player who spent hours upon hours coming up with absurdly cool combos in Devil May Cry 5, then this expanded re-release is...
Review One Piece Odyssey (PS5) - Anime Dragon Quest Is Oh So Good
Odyssey, ya see!
If you ignore the One Piece: Pirate Warriors sub-series for a second, the last title fans of Luffy and his eccentric crew had to look forward to was One Piece: World Seeker. A disaster of an open world game, it felt unfinished with horrible gameplay and visuals — enough to make any enthusiast sceptical of future projects. However,...
Review Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4) - One of the Best Anime Fighters Ever
Super Saiyan Godly
Republished on Wednesday, 11th January, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. Ever since Dragon Ball FighterZ was revealed, it feels like the hype train has never stopped rolling – and for good reason. A Dragon Ball...
Review Back 4 Blood (PS5) - Raising a Co-Op Classic from the Dead
Right 4 Dead
Republished on Wednesday, 11th January, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. This isn’t Left 4 Dead 3. But it is Left 4 Dead 3. But it’s Back 4 Blood. Four survivors blast through a co-op campaign split into various acts,...
News Forspoken Continues to Divide Opinion Following PS5 Demo
Latest trailer gets the dislike treatment
It doesn't take a genius to see that Forspoken might be in for a bit of a rocky launch later this month. The Square Enix action RPG has most certainly had its ups and downs when it comes to marketing, and following the release of a playable demo on PS5 in December last year, opinions appear to be more...
Rumour Sony's Leaked Sci-FI RPG Is from Outriders Dev People Can Fly
Last week, several seconds of leaked footage from what is supposedly an unannounced Sony title appeared online. Described as a "sci-fi RPG" by the original leaker, it's apparently something that XDev is working on — the Sony studio that typically supports external developers in their PlayStation-based endeavours. Given XDev's usual...
News Skull and Bones Delayed Yet Again as Ubisoft Cancels Three Games
Due to current titles selling poorly
Ubisoft has today confirmed it's once again delaying Skull and Bones, and also cancelling the development of three unannounced games. The three titles in question weren't named, but in the case of the troubled pirating experience, the publisher says it'll now launch for PS5 "early" on in the 2023-2024 fiscal...
News Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey 'Blown Away' by PSVR2
Not literally, mind
Palmer Luckey was back in the virtual reality news cycle towards the end of last year when he revealed he had a prototype for a headset that will straight up kill you if you die during a game. The founder of Oculus is a little eccentric to say the least, but you can't doubt his passion for VR. The literally explosive prototype...
Rumour New PS5 Bundle Includes Two DualSense Controllers
The couch co-op market
Sony is set to release a new PS5 bundle, if recent rumours are to be believed. First spotted by German site WinFuture, the package includes a PS5 console, obviously, and two (standard white) DualSense controllers. Up until now, all PS5 have shipped with just one pad in the box. Given that the artwork is already out in the...
Mini Review Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider (PS5) - 16-Bit Samurai Cyberpunk Sidescroller Is Sensational
There are no shortage of 16-bit throwbacks on the PS Store, but some stand head and shoulders above the rest. The forgettably named Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is one such release: a white-knuckle mix of Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master on SEGA Genesis and Mega Man X on the Super Nintendo, complete with a Mode 7-inspired...
Rumour Spyro Fans Spot Potential 25th Anniversary Tease
Is Toys for Bob working on a new game?
Here's one way to make anyone over 30 feel old. This year, Spyro the Dragon will celebrate his 25th anniversary since debuting on the original PlayStation. The little purple dragon has had some ups and downs during that time, bouncing back on PS4 with the Reignited Trilogy, but fans have been patiently waiting...
News New Boss Fight the Focus of More Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Gameplay
Say hello to Aoye
IGN has posted another Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty gameplay video as part of its exclusive coverage for January 2023, which this time covers a boss battle and another weapon type. In the five-minute clip above, you'll see the protagonist face off against Aoye, a monster based on ancient Chinese legend from the text Shan Hai Jing. The...
News Simon Pegg Revealed as the Voice of Hogwarts Legacy's Headmaster
Pegg plays Phineas Nigellus Black
Simon Pegg, the star of movies like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, has been confirmed as the voice behind Hogwarts Legacy headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black. Considered to be the worst headmaster in the entire history of Hogwarts, the video above captures Pegg's performance with clips from the booth and voice lines...
Reminder Last Chance to See Your PlayStation Wrap-Up for 2022
That's a wrap
if you still haven't checked out your PlayStation wrap-up for 2022, you'd better get a move on. The annual stats-blast is only available until the 13th January, so you've got roughly two days to see it over on PlayStation's official website. If you're sitting there asking "what the heck's a PlayStation wrap-up?", allow us to offer a...
News One Piece Odyssey Gets a Great Launch Trailer Ahead of Friday's PS5, PS4 Release
Raise the sails
One Piece Odyssey is just days away from its release on PS5 and PS4, and so Bandai Namco's dropped a hype-inducing launch trailer. Despite clocking in at just over a couple of minutes, it's a really good showcase of the RPG's style, and features loads of character cameos that'll have fans excited. We've already played the game, by...
Tuesday10th Jan 2023
Guide Best Racing Games on PS4
The best PS4 racing games ranked
What are the best racing games on PS4? It's a tough question to answer, as there are a lot of options for car connoisseurs on Sony's super-popular console. No matter what style of racer you enjoy, there are plenty of games you can take for a spin. Particularly for fans of simulation racing, the PS4 is home to a fine...
Guide Horizon Forbidden West Guide: Walkthrough, Tips, and Tricks
Your ultimate Horizon Forbidden West resource
Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to Guerrilla Games' smash hit sci-fi action RPG, Horizon Zero Dawn. We think it's a fantastic sequel that improves pretty much everything, awarding it a big fat 9/10 in our Horizon Forbidden West PS5 review. If you're still playing the first game before you start the...
Guide PSVR2 Guide: Everything You Need to Know About PS5 Virtual Reality
PSVR2, also known as PS VR2 or PlayStation VR2, is Sony's next-generation virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 5, or PS5. The system succeeds the original PSVR, which launched on 13th October, 2016 for the PS4. While the original PSVR is also compatible with the PS5, the new PSVR2 promises a suite of improvements, including...
News What Happened to Little Devil Inside?
Very much MIA
If you can believe it, Little Devil Inside was announced for PS5 two and a half years ago during the console's very first showcase. Revealed alongside other indie hits like Bugsnax and Kena: Bridge of Spirits, it is one of the very few titles from that event that still hasn't been released. Perhaps the more concerning aspect, how
Guide PSVR2: All Confirmed Games
Every game confirmed for PlayStation VR2 so far
What are all confirmed games for PSVR2? As Sony's latest virtual reality headset draws closer to release, more and more games are expected to be confirmed for the device, arriving at launch on 22nd February, 2023 and beyond. As part of our PSVR2 guide, we are going to list all confirmed PSVR2 games. If...
Guide PSVR2 Price: How Much Will It Cost?
How much is PSVR2?
How much will PSVR2 cost? What is the PSVR2 price? Since you're going to need a PS5 to go along with Sony's new PlayStation VR2, we're already looking at a pretty pricy entry point for virtual reality on PlayStation. As such, you'll want to know how much money needs saving. As part of our
Round Up The Last of Us TV Reviews Praise a Great Adaptation
"Best adaptation of a video game ever made"
Just a few days before the first episode releases, select members of the media have shared their thoughts on the first season of HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us. With Joel played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey taking on Ellie's role, alongside Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin leading things, the series...
Guide PSVR2 vs Meta Quest 2 vs Valve Index vs PSVR: Full Specs Comparison
All virtual reality headset specifications
What are PSVR2's full specs and how does it compare to Meta Quest 2, Valve Index, and PSVR? If you're interested in purchasing a new virtual reality headset, then you may be looking for a PSVR2 vs Meta Quest 2 vs Valve Index vs PSVR full specs comparison. As part of our PSVR2 guide, we're going to pit all...
Guide PSVR2 Wireless: Will It Require Cables?
Will PSVR2 be wireless?
Will PSVR2 be wireless? Will PSVR2 require cables? After Sony's original virtual reality headset released with a frankly ridiculous number of wires to sort out before the device could even be used, it's no surprise that those interested are wondering if they'll face the same mess with this latest one. As part of our PSVR2...
Random That Original Cyberpunk 2077 Teaser Trailer Is 10 Years Old Today
What a journey it's been
Ten years ago today — that's almost two years before the release of The Witcher 3 — CD Projekt Red dropped the now infamous teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077. It would take another eight years for the Polish studio to releases its open world RPG, but back then, this CG teaser was an absolutely huge deal. It's been...
News One Piece Odyssey PS5, PS4 Demo Is Available Now
Begin your journey today
A demo for One Piece Odyssey is now live on the PS Store across the UK, Europe, and the USA, letting you play the first few hours of the JRPG. Weighing in at 7.75GB, it's a fairly small download and you can carry over your progress into the full game if you like what you play. The full title releases for PS5, PS4 on 13th...
Mini Review Breakers Collection (PS5) - Cult 90s Fighter Finally Finds a Bigger Audience
Breaker the ice
If you owned a PS1, there’s a good chance you were playing Street Fighter Alpha, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, or Tekken 2 in 1996. You probably weren’t playing Breakers, a cult fighting game from Visco Corporation which first launched in Japanese arcades at the very end of that year, and was later ported to the NeoGeo AES...
Guide The Last of Us TV Show: Full Cast List
Who's who in The Last of Us HBO adaptation
Looking for a full cast list for The Last of Us TV show? The HBO adaptation of Naughty Dog's beloved game is full of top talent, taking the characters in a slightly new direction while remaining faithful to what came before. As you watch each episode, you may be wondering who plays each role. In this guide,...
Guide PSVR2 Release Date: When Will It Launch?
When will PSVR2 be out?
What is the PSVR2 release date? When will PSVR2 launch? Sony is starting to pull back the curtain on its all-new virtual reality device, so the question of when will it actually be available for purchase is now a frequently asked one. As part of our PSVR2 guide, we're going to reveal when you should expect PSVR2 to release...
News New AAA Studio Formed Out of Forza Horizon 5, EA Talent
Maverick Games is its name
Talent from Forza Horizon 5 developer Playground Games, EA, and Sumo Digital has come together to form a new AAA team based in Leamington Spa, England. It's called Maverick Games, and the studio is already making "a new, premium open-world game for consoles and PC". It is probably safe to assume PS5 is one of the systems...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Goes Back in Time for Its Next Expansion, It Seems
Back when Piccolo was a baddie
We're just a few days from the release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on PS5, alongside the game's first slice of Season 2 DLC in Bardock: Alone Against Fate. But just to keep the ball rolling, Bandai Namco is already teasing the next expansion. At the end of the new Bardock trailer, we get this image: As avid fans may...
News Tales of Symphonia Remastered Shows Off Some Crisp PS4 Gameplay
A sweeter symphony
It's not long until Tales of Symphonia Remastered arrives on PS4, so Bandai Namco's dropped a short (but still nostalgia-inducing) gameplay trailer ahead of the game's 17th February release date. The video actually provides a decent overview of the title's combat and character progression systems. Funnily enough, the trailer's...
News Ys 9: Monstrum Nox Brings the Fight to PS5 in May
No mention of an upgrade path
Publisher NIS America has confirmed that the PS5 version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will release on the 9th May in North America, and the 12th May in Europe (as if the first half of the year needed an even busier schedule). Must like the current-gen edition of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, it doesn't look like there'll be an...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's Bardock DLC Gets a Hype Trailer Ahead of Friday's Release
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot may be two years old, but that isn't stopping Bandai Namco from splashing the cash on a big marketing push for the game's new season of DLC. The Bardock: Alone Against Fate expansion releases this Friday alongside Kakarot's PS5 version (which is a free upgrade if you already own the title on PS4). This DLC is the...
News Rescue All SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom Buddies in The Cosmic Shake's Latest Trailer
Quietly on the approach at the end of January is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, a brand new adventure for the sponge and all his pals. It follows on from the success of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, telling an original tale about the undersea critters. In the latest trailer, we get a taste of...
News Blackfirewall_ Looks Like The Stanley Parable Inside a Mobile Phone
Out for PS5, PS4 on 30th January
It remains just how meta and full of references Blackfirewall_ will be, but developer Naraven Games certainly seems to be positioning its "first-person tragicomic adventure" as The Stanley Parable but set inside a smartphone. The title has been confirmed for a PS5, PS4 launch on 30th January 2023, and a new trailer...
Monday9th Jan 2023
Free-to-play games on PS5 ranked and rated
What are the best free games on PS5? With this evolving list, the Push Square community will be the ones calling the shots, ranking and rating the top free-to-play games on PS5. The free-to-play model has really come into its own during the last few years, and it continues to grow, offering more diverse...
News One Piece Odyssey PS5, PS4 Trophies Will Make You Grind for that Platinum
As if there was any doubt, the Trophy list for One Piece Odyssey might take you a while to complete. The full rundown of digital trinkets has been revealed via PSNProfiles, and it looks as though the JRPG may require a little grinding if you want that shiny Platinum. A lot of the Trophies are tied to story progression, but you'll...
News Frey Faces Her Fears in Flashy Forspoken PS5 Cinematic Trailer
Fight or flight
You're no doubt aware, but the release schedule for 2023 is already getting busy. Among many other notable and interesting games launching in January, Square Enix is on the cusp of releasing Forspoken, its big new action RPG. With the game just a few weeks away, the publisher has put out a brand new trailer to get us all hyped up...
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok Starts 2023 Strong in the Top Spot
In the UK's physical charts, God of War Ragnarok ended 2022 on a high, and it's kicking off the new year just as strong. Sony's epic sequel has secured another week in the number one spot. Though the game's figures will be inflated by console bundle sales, it's still a good result for the title. It's ahead of two other sales juggernauts,...
News Videogamedunkey's Indie Publishing Label Bigmode Announces First Game
Animal Well seals the deal
In case you missed it, popular YouTuber videogamedunkey announced Bigmode, a brand new games publisher. Dunkey is known for his comedic videos about a wide range of games, either poking fun at them or talking them up (while also poking fun at them). Bigmode, revealed towards the end of 2022, is a serious effort to shine a...
News Deliver Us Mars Counts Down to Launch with New Story Trailer
Deliver us trailers
Frontier Foundry and developer KeokeN Interactive are just a few short weeks away from releasing Deliver Us Mars, the sequel to the well-liked Deliver Us the Moon. With not much time left between now and launch day, a brand new trailer has been released, teasing some of the story as well as showing short clips of gameplay. If...
Sunday8th Jan 2023
Rumour Sci-Fi RPG from Sony Supposedly Leaked
XDev apparently involved
(We can't post the leak here, so you'll have to make do with some Mass Effect Andromeda art.) It's not often you get a rumour this juicy on a Sunday, but here we are. A very short video clip of what is supposedly a leaked Sony-involved project has appeared on IconEra. The seemingly in-game footage is just several seconds...
News More Tales Remasters Could Happen, Says Bandai Namco
With Tales of Symphonia Remastered dropping next month, Bandai Namco has published a frequently asked questions section on the Japanese Tales website. It's pretty standard stuff — as you'd expect from official press materials — but one query in particular has caught the attention of franchise fans. When asked about the...
Saturday7th Jan 2023
Random Streamer Beats Two Elden Ring Runs at the Same Time, Complete with a Dance Pad
Never give up
Just when you thought you'd seen it all, someone goes and beats two copies of Elden Ring at the same time, while playing simultaneously on a DualSense controller and a...dance pad. No, we're not kidding. Swedish Twitch streamer MissMikkaa has a history of taking on challenge runs, but this one probably takes the cake. Just to clarify:...
News Naughty Dog Is Against Announcing Its Secret Project Too Soon
The Last of Us Multiplayer comes first
Naughty Dog currently has two projects in development that we know of. There's the The Last of Us Multiplayer, which we'll learn more about this year, and there's something else beyond that — presumably a new property, or a new The Last of Us. And while the wait for any kind of concrete information on the...
Poll What PS5, PS4 Game Are You Most Looking Forward to in January 2023?
Wow, this has to be one of the most stacked January release schedules we've seen in a long time. The first month of the year is usually a period of peace and quiet as far as new games go, with publishers typically leaning towards February or March release dates. But 2023 is different, and January is pretty much an early indication of...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 458
The holidays are over (for most — Sammy's just started his!) and everyone's begrudgingly heading back to work and school. But don't worry: 2023 is set to be an incredibly busy year for PlayStation, with a release schedule that's sure to provide plenty of escapism. Let's start the year right with a cosy weekend of gaming! Robert...
Interview How Fortnite Inspired Building a Better Virtual Concert in Sky: Children of the Light
Going on quite the Journey
With the curtains closing on the season of Aurora within Sky: Children of the Light and its interactive concert, we had the chance to sit down with creative director of thatgamecompany, Jenova Chen, to talk about it. We explore how this awesome experiential collaboration came to be in the first place, what it was like to...
Friday6th Jan 2023
Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for January and February 2023
PSVR2! Hogwarts Legacy! Dead Space!
The first few months of the year are usually a little quieter on the new games front, but there's plenty to get stuck into over January and February this time around. In this guide, you'll find our usual roundup of highlights hand-picked by us, as well as a larger selection of physical games that'll be available...
News Placing Your PS5 Vertically Could Kill It, Unverified Claims Suggest
Smells like FUD
Questionable claims that positioning your PS5 vertically could eventually break it have been spread online over the past 24 hours. However, with so few examples of a flaw touted by a French repair shop, it's very unlikely to be something you actually need to worry about. Along with another console repair store, both suggest a design...
News PS Plus Subscriptions Up to 40% Off as Part of PS Store's Huge January Sale
New and upgraded subscriptions discounted
Sony has placed thousands of games and DLC on offer with its epic PS Store January sale, but it's not stopped there. A freshly added promotion now brings prices crashing down on PS Plus subscriptions. If you're not currently a member at all, you can purchase a three- or 12-month subscription for PS Plus...
Feature 15 PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2023
Spidey-senses at the ready
With 2022 now done and dusted, it's time to look to the future. One thing we know at this point is that 2023 has a stacked release schedule of PS5 and PS4 games, but of course, we can never be totally sure of what will happen. As is tradition here on Push Square, it's time for the editorial team to make some predictions...
Reminder Half of PS Store's Massive January Sale Ends Tonight
The final hours
The first part of the PS Store's colossal January sales ends at midnight tonight in your region — and we feel that's worth a quick reminder article given the sheer amount of games on offer. This portion of the sale started on the 21st December, and includes savings on blockbuster titles like Elden Ring, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare...
Review Firefighting Simulator: The Squad (PS5) - Scorching Sim Shines in Online Co-Op
You fight a lot of things in video games: zombies, terrorists, and those oddly enthusiastic blue slime things from the Dragon Quest franchise. Fires, however, are not a particularly common foe. Sure, there was Konami’s Firefighter F.D.18 on the PS2 and even Burning Rangers on the SEGA Saturn, but it’s not as common theme as you’d...
News Deathverse: Let It Die Going Offline to Be Redeveloped
Server shutdown on 18th July 2023
Less than four months after its release, developer GungHo Online Entertainment has announced it will be shutting down the servers for free-to-play title Deathverse: Let It Die. The game is being taken offline on 18th July 2023, meaning it will have spent less than a year on the PS Store. However, this won't actually...
News Cult Hit PowerWash Simulator Cleans Up on PS5, PS4 Later This Month
Sparkling new release date confirmed
PowerWash Simulator is an oddity that really resonated with a lot of people last year, so we're pleased it's finally heading to PlayStation. Announced for Sony's platforms towards the end of 2022, no release date was attached, with the job sim left hanging with a "coming soon". However, publisher Square Enix...
Random Gran Turismo Movie Director Neill Blomkamp Is a WipEout Fan
"I lovvvvvvvved WipEout"
PlayStation is synonymous with two racing properties in particular: Gran Turismo and WipEout. Of course, the former is very much on the side of simulating real-life racing, while the latter is a full-on sci-fi speed-fest. They may be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but you can still enjoy both — as Neill Blomkamp...
Thursday5th Jan 2023
Guide MultiVersus Guide: All Characters, Tier List, and How to Play
Everything you need to know about MultiVersus
MultiVersus is the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros Games and developer Player First Games. Available for PS5 and PS4, as well as other systems, this is a 2D brawler in the same vein as Super Smash Bros, with multiple fighters onscreen aiming to knock each other out of the arena. It...
Guide MultiVersus: Finn - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Finn in MultiVersus
Finn is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This plucky hero travels the Land of Ooo with his buddy Jake in search of adventure, and he brings some of his cunning and tricks to this fighting title. As part of our MultiVersus guide
News PSVR2 Demoed at CES, Horizon Call of the Mountain the Highlight
Walk up and play
PSVR2 and flagship title Horizon Call of the Mountain are both available for demo on the CES 2023 showfloor, it's been revealed. Off the back of Sony's announcements during last night's keynote, attendees are able to go hands on with the next-gen device ahead of its launch towards the end of next month. Seemingly free to walk up and...
Guide MultiVersus Trophy Guide: All PS5, PS4 Trophies and How to Get the Platinum
Unlock all the Trophies in MultiVersus
In this MultiVersus Trophy guide, we will be going through all the game's Trophies, explaining each of them and telling you how to unlock them all. As part of our MultiVersus guide, use this Trophy roadmap to chart your progress towards unlocking the Platinum. If you want to know about MultiVersus' Trophies and...
Guide MultiVersus: Bugs Bunny - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Bugs Bunny in MultiVersus
Bugs Bunny is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. One of the most recognisable cartoon characters of all time, this pesky rabbit is the face of all things Looney Tunes. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all...
Feature 20 Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2023 as Voted By You
The results are in, and we've tallied the 20 most anticipated PS5 and PS4 games of 2023, as voted by you, the Push Square community. The poll was published just last week, at the bottom of our massive 60 Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2023 list. We keep saying this, but the year ahead really is ridiculously packed!...
Guide MultiVersus: How to Earn Gold Fast
Unlock characters quicker by maximising your income
Wondering how to earn Gold fast in MultiVersus? Gold is one of two primary currencies in Warner Bros' platform fighter, but unlike Gleamium it's earned purely through gameplay. This means if you don't intend to spend real money on the game, then you'll want to know how to earn Gold fast. With Gold,...
Guide MultiVersus: Wonder Woman - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Wonder Woman in MultiVersus
Wonder Woman is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. The Amazonian princess is an iconic DC superheroine, equipped with her Lasso of Truth, bracers, and a sword and shield. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining...
Guide MultiVersus: Jake - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Jake in MultiVersus
Jake is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This wise-cracking dog might be joking around all the time, but don't underestimate his ability to transform into almost any shape. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all...
Guide MultiVersus: Shaggy - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Shaggy in MultiVersus
Shaggy is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. The cowardly, mystery-solving, food-loving guy might seem scrawny, but he's a very capable fighter thanks to some unexplained powers. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be...
News PSVR2 Will Have More Than 30 Games at Launch
That's a lot
A small tidbit from Sony’s CES 2023 press conference: PSVR2 is on schedule to have more than 30 games available at launch. That’s according to bigwig Jim Ryan, who proudly proclaimed the tidbit before confirming a free Gran Turismo 7 update will be available on 22nd February, making the game compatible with the next-gen head
Live Watch Sony's CES 2023 Press Conference Livestream Right Here
PSVR2! EV Cars! More?
Sony’s CES 2023 press conference livestream is unlikely to focus too much on PlayStation, but with PSVR2 in the event’s thumbnail, there should be some small nuggets of information for gamers to latch onto. This broadcast will almost certainly centre on the Japanese giant’s larger consumer electronics portfolio, so go in...
News David Harbour, Orlando Bloom Share First Glimpse of Gran Turismo Movie
Neil Blomkamp adaptation coming 11th August
Well, much like the cars the franchise is focused on, this film has happened fast, hasn’t it? In fact, filming is already finished on director Neil Blomkamp’s adaptation of Gran Turismo, and it’s currently in post-production ahead of a theatrical launch on 11th August, 2023 worldwide. Want to watch a...
News Sony Reveals Highly Customisable Accessibility Controller for PS5
Project Leonardo will break down barriers
It’s no secret that Sony has been a pioneer of accessibility in games, with its first-party productions like The Last of Us: Part I and God of War Ragnarok winning awards for their commitment to ensuring they’re playable by all players. However, one piece that’s been missing has been a true revision of...
Guide MultiVersus: Taz - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Taz in MultiVersus
Taz is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. One of the Looney Tunes, Taz is best known for his insatiable appetite and iconic tornado spin, wreaking havoc in countless cartoons of old. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be...
News Free Gran Turismo 7 PSVR2 Update Confirmed for Launch
Gets a rolling start next month
Gran Turismo 7 will round out a slate of more than 30 PSVR2 launch games, when it receives a free virtual reality update on 22nd February, 2023 for all existing owners of the simulation racing game. It’s not the first GT game to support a virtual reality headset, as its predecessor Gran Turismo Sport famously...
Guide MultiVersus: Garnet - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Garnet in MultiVersus
Garnet is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. An alien rebel formed from the fusion of two gems, this tough fighter hits harder than you think. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know about Garnet...
Random You Can Play Horizon Forbidden West in Sony's Afeela EV Car
And it has a bumper display with a Spider-Man theme
Sony is making a car. No, seriously – we’ve reported on it before, and it drove a prototype out onto its CES 2023 keynote stage just to prove it. The new Electric Vehicle, designed and developed in partnership with Honda, will form the foundation of a new brand: Afeela. And the Japanese giant...
Guide MultiVersus: Reindog - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Reindog in MultiVersus
Reindog is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This big, loveable creature might look harmless, but he's more capable than he first appears. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know about Reindog...
News Iconic Rhythm Game Beat Saber Will Break Bricks on PSVR2
We go again
Beat Saber is coming to PSVR2! This may not seem like particularly significant news, considering the game is one of the best-selling titles on PSVR – but it’s pertinent to point out that Meta purchased developer Beat Games in 2019. While the Czech studio has continued to update and support the existing PS4 version of the game, there...
Guide MultiVersus: Arya Stark - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Arya Stark in MultiVersus
Arya Stark is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play party fighter from Warner Bros Games. You'll likely recognise the character as the one played by Maisie Williams in HBO's uber-popular Game of Thrones television show. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be...
News PS5 Pipped by Nintendo Switch to Be UK's Best-Selling Console of 2022
Sony games chart highly
The PS5 has been named the UK's second best-selling console of 2022 after it was overtaken by the Nintendo Switch at the very last second. Less than 60,000 units separated Sony's system, the Nintendo hybrid, and Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S consoles once everything was toted up, making for a very close race to the top spot...
Guide MultiVersus: LeBron James - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about LeBron James in MultiVersus
LeBron James is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. Based on his appearance in Space Jam: A New Legacy, this real-life basketball superstar dunks on opponents with style. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining...
News Bungie Has Multiple Unannounced Projects in Development with Sony's Support
Destiny dev reiterates
Ever since Sony stumped up $3.6 billion for Bungie back in January 2022, PlayStation fans have been wondering why. Almost as soon as the deal had been done, it was confirmed that Destiny would remain a multiplatform property, and the developer itself would not be bound to PlayStation platforms. In fact, it was largely...
Guide MultiVersus: Tom & Jerry - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Tom & Jerry in MultiVersus
Tom & Jerry is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This duo has been doing battle against each other for decades, and the pair inadvertently work together to get the best of their enemies. As part of our MultiVersus guide,...
News Silent Hill 2 Remake Dev Taking 'Very Safe Approach' to Any Changes
Wants to remain faithful
Bloober Team, the studio behind the remake of Silent Hill 2, has stated it's taking a "very safe approach" to any changes it makes for the modern version on PS5. In a new interview with Dread XP, chief marketing officer Anna Jasińska says the Polish developer wants to remain faithful to the PS2 masterpiece and so is...
Guide MultiVersus: Batman - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Batman in MultiVersus
Batman is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. The brooding Caped Crusader has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, making effective use of all his iconic gadgets. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know...
News PS5 Stock Will Be Easier to Find as Sales Surpass 30 Million Units Milestone
Sony's new-gen system is a beast
PS5 has now surpassed 30 million units sold through to consumers, after enjoying its most successful month since launch in December 2022, according to boss Jim Ryan. The milestone was announced during Sony’s CES 2023 press conference, and improves upon the 20 million units milestone the firm announced on 31st May,...
Guide MultiVersus: Superman - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Superman in MultiVersus
Superman is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This ever-popular superhero is a force to be reckoned with, and should prove a popular choice among players thanks to his iconic abilities. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will...
Guide MultiVersus: Velma - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Velma in MultiVersus
Velma is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play party fighter from Warner Bros. You'll recognise the bespectacled redhead from the Scooby-Doo cartoons, as well as its various movie adaptations. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know about...
All the best Perks to use in MultiVersus
What are the best Perks to use in MultiVersus? Before every battle in MultiVersus, you're asked which Perks you want to place on your chosen character. These passive stat buffs can form an integral part of your strategy, especially when you consider how they stack with your teammate if you're playing 2 vs. 2...
News Sony Has Been Working on PS5's Accessibility Controller for Years
Split layout was a breakthrough
Sony has been a pioneer of video game accessibility, winning numerous awards for its efforts in first-party games like The Last of Us: Part 2, Horizon Forbidden West, and God of War Ragnarok. It’s become a trademark of PS Studios, and with each release the organisation’s efforts are getting more ambitious. The...
Guide MultiVersus: Steven Universe - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Steven Universe in MultiVersus
Steven Universe is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. Part human and part gem, this young hero is a positive force with otherworldly defensive powers. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to...
Guide MultiVersus: Iron Giant - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Iron Giant in MultiVersus
Iron Giant is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play party fighter from Warner Bros Games. You'll no doubt recognise the character from the classic sci-fi novel by Ted Hughes, which spawned a couple of movie adaptations, most notably Brad Bird's 1999 effort starring...
Guide MultiVersus: Morty - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Morty in MultiVersus
Morty is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This hapless teenager is no stranger to universe-hopping thanks to his genius grandpa, so going up against heroes from other dimensions shouldn't be a problem. As part of our MultiVersus...
News Puzzle Bobble 2X, Puzzle Bobble 3 Popping to PS4 on 2nd February
Taito’s iconic puzzle titles Puzzle Bobble 2X and Puzzle Bobble 3 – perhaps better known to Westerners as Bust-a-Move 2 and Bust-a-Move 3 – will match colours and pop onto the PS Store from 2nd February as part
Guide MultiVersus: Gizmo - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Gizmo in MultiVersus
Gizmo is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This little fluffball is more ferocious than he looks — just watch Gremlins to find out for yourself. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know about...
Guide MultiVersus: Rick - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Rick in MultiVersus
Rick is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. An alcoholic, self-centred genius, this belching inventor has seen everything in his interdimensional travels, so appearing in a video game won't phase him. As part of our MultiVersus guide,...
Guide MultiVersus: Stripe - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Stripe in MultiVersus
Stripe is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This vicious, chainsaw-wielding creature is the main baddie in the movie Gremlins, and is here to cause chaos. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know...
Guide MultiVersus: Marvin the Martian - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Marvin in MultiVersus
Marvin the Martian is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This anti-hero is powerful enough to give even Superman a run for his money. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all yo
Guide MultiVersus: Black Adam - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win
All you need to know about Black Adam in MultiVersus
Black Adam is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This anti-hero is powerful enough to give even Superman a run for his money. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know about Bl
Wednesday4th Jan 2023
Guide PS4 to PS5: All Games with Confirmed Free Upgrades
Every game that lets you transfer from PS4 to PS5
Which PS4 games have free PS5 upgrades? Below, we've compiled a list of all confirmed titles that let you transfer from PS4 to PS5 at no extra cost. All of these titles will receive some kind of upgrade on Sony's next-gen console that will allow them to look better, perform better, or both. Please...
Guide PlayStation Studios: All Sony First-Party Developers and What They're Working On
Every PlayStation exclusive project
What are all PlayStation Studios developers and what are they working on? In this PlayStation Studios guide, we’re going to list all of the Japanese giant’s subsidiary game makers, along with their current projects. We’ll be updating this article regularly, as new titles are announced. Japan: Here are...
News The Enormous PS Store January Sale Gets Even Bigger with New PS5, PS4 Deals
We just need more money
Sony's annual winter sale has been live on PS Store since mid-December, and while it was already pretty huge, it's now even bigger. The January sale has been given a refresh, with over a thousand more games, add-ons, and DLC added. Obviously we can't list absolutely everything here, but we will pull out a few...
News Ambitious The Last of Us Multiplayer Gets New Art As Series Passes 37 Million Units Sold
Multiplayer project to be officially unveiled this year
A gigantic year for The Last of Us awaits, beginning with HBO’s high-profile television adaptation later this month – but it’s not the only thing Naughty Dog has in store for the series’ 10th anniversary. In a hype-inducing blog post, creator Neil Druckmann revealed that the franchise...
Feature 30 Promising RPGs Coming to PS5, PS4 in 2023
A roll of the dice
2023 could well be one of the best years in PlayStation history for RPG fans. That may seem like bold statement at first, but we've compiled a list of 30 promising titles set to release over the course of the next 12 months — and it's safe to say that 2023 is absolutely packed with role-playing games. We've already highlighted...
Guide What Time Is Sony's CES 2023 Press Conference Livestream?
Dates, times, and what to expect
What time is Sony’s CES 2023 press conference livestream? Sony is a regular attendee to Las Vegas' biggest consumer electronics event, and while it tends to reserve PlayStation news for other events, a small spotlight on PSVR2 is expected during the briefing. On this page, we'll explain when and where to watch...
News World War Z: Aftermath's Free PS5 Upgrade Adds to 2023 Insanity This Month
Adds new-gen exclusive Horde XL mode
Reckon you’ve got time for another video game this month? As you may already be aware, we’re right on the cusp of an insane release schedule for Sony’s new-gen system, and the previously announced PS5 upgrade to World War Z: Aftermath is eager to add to the insanity. Officially due out on 24th January, as...
News Metacritic Recaps Highest Rated PS5, PS4 Games of 2022
A strong year for PlayStation
Review tracking website Metacritic has posted a recap of 2022's highest rated PlayStation games. 40 titles are covered in total — starting at a Metacritic score of 80 — with critic reviews being taken into account. Overall, it's a strong list with a lot of variety. We don't think 2022 was a particularly special...
News Atomic Heart Sure Looks Sick on a Superpowered PC
Likely won't look as hot on PS5 and PS4, though
Atomic Heart – the unusual first-person shooter which is blending a bit of everything, from DOOM to BioShock – sure looks pretty on a supercharged PC. Developer Mundfish has released this footage exclusively as part of a cross-promotion with NVidia, showcasing the game’s crazy raytracing, powered...
News Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Looks Like a PS5, PS4 Dark Horse This Packed 2023
Ogle ten minutes of gameplay footage
There’s not much conversation surrounding Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, the FromSoftware-inspired PS5 and PS4 character action game from Team Ninja – and that’s largely because 2023 is absolutely stuffed to the gills with must play games, as we’ve outlined already. But in this 10 minute gameplay demo from IGN,...
News PlayStation's Jim Ryan Named Among 500 Most Influential Global Media Business Leaders
PS Studios boss Hermen Hulst also honoured
Jim Ryan, the CEO of PlayStation, has been named by Variety as one of the top 500 “most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry”. The British born executive – who also featured in the 2020 and 2021 incarnations of the same list – is credited for completing the acquisition of...
News EA Sports Fumbled the Save Files of a Massive Number of Madden NFL 23 Franchises
Dropped the ball
EA Sports has lost the progress of a large number of Franchise mode save files in Madden NFL 23. While it’s possible to play the game entirely offline, it’s recommended you take advantage of the publisher’s servers in order to speed up certain activities, like simulating games. You can, of course, also invite your friends and...
Tuesday3rd Jan 2023
Guide Best PS5 SSD 2023: Boost Your PS5 Storage Capacity
All PS5 M.2 NVMe SSD requirements and best Solid State Drive to buy
What is the best PS5 SSD? Which PS5 SSD should you buy? Following a firmware update, you can expand your PlayStation 5's storage capacity (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?) by purchasing a compatible internal PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD drive. However, due to the...
News PS Plus Essential Games for January 2023 Available to Download Now
Fall in order
Announced last week when we were all in the throes of eating lots of rich food and watching Home Alone 2 (probably), the latest gaggle of PS Plus Essential monthly games is now available to claim on PS5 and PS4. A trio of treats can now be added to your library and downloaded. As a reminder, here's what will be available during the...
News Hitman 3 Will Soon Include All Modern Hitman Games for Free on PS5, PS4
World of Assassination unites
If you already own Hitman 3, then it’s a good day: you’re getting all of the content from Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 for free. Beginning from 26th January, developer IO Interactive will rename the third entry in Agent 47's most-recent assassination adventure to Hitman World of Assassination. If you’re yet to purchase...
News Square Enix Commits to Business Consolidation in 2023 as Sony Buyout Rumours Start Again
We've heard this one before
Square Enix is placing a heavy focus on the consolidation of its business in 2023, according to a newsletter from president Yosuke Matsuda. The Japanese publisher has a busy year ahead, with a lot riding on the likes of Final Fantasy XVI, the continued evolution of Final Fantasy XIV, and maybe even Final Fantasy VII...
News Resident Evil 4 Remake Keeps Infamous Island Section, Makes it Bigger
Resi fans have been a little worried about the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 4. While the length of the game is about the same as the original, some are concerned it'll cut out some content, possibly even whole sections, as seen in 2020's Resident Evil 3. However, with recent comments from the developer, it seems all the major beats...
News Elden Ring Dominates God of War Ragnarok in GOTY Awards, Breaks The Last of Us 2's Record
Ohhhh, Elden Ring
Elden Ring has apparently topped The Last of Us: Part II as the most Game of the Year-awarded game ever. This is according to an in-depth study on ResetEra, which has been tallying Game of the Year wins for years now, taking all kinds of gaming publications into account. Despite dividing a lot of opinions, The Last of Us: Part II
News Big Final Fantasy Announcement Teased for 2023, Unrelated to Final Fantasy 7
A huge year for fans
Final Fantasy veteran Yoshinori Kitase has said that a "big announcement" is coming in 2023 — and it isn't related to the ongoing Final Fantasy VII saga. Kitase is currently working on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth as the game's producer, which makes his teasing especially interesting. "Rest assured we're working hard to make sure...
News Likeable PS4, PS Vita Indie Reverie Getting Enhanced PS5 Re-Release
Out this year
Fans of classic 16-bit adventure games, like Earthbound and especially The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, may be familiar with cutesy indie game Reverie, which is set on a fictional New Zealand island. The game was a very likeable escapade on PS4 and PS Vita, and it’s getting a PS5 re-release courtesy of a Sweet As Edition...
News Motorsport Legend Ken Block Dies in Tragic Accident
Star of many DIRT games has passed away
Ken Block, the legendary American rally driver, has died. His team, Hoonigan Racing, confirmed the news on social media this morning. Block died from injuries sustained during a snowmobile accident. He was aged 55. "Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband,"...
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok Returns to the Top in Final Week of 2022
Closing out strong
It's the start of the new year, which means we're still figuring out how to go back to eating things that aren't Quality Street or Twiglets. While we'll certainly get there eventually, the indulgent end-of-year holidays are always a nice treat, and it seems God of War Ragnarok had reason to celebrate too. The UK's final physical...
Monday2nd Jan 2023
Guide All EA Play Games on PS5, PS4
Every EA Play game in the PS5, PS4 Vault
What are all EA Play games on PS5, PS4? What EA Play's subscription – formerly known as EA Access – brings a library of titles and perks to members on PlayStation platforms. But how much does it cost to subscribe to EA Play, and is it worth it? On this page, we're going to list all EA Play Games on PS5,...
Guide All PS5 Games Running at 120fps
What are all PS5 games running at 120fps, or 120 frames-per-second? PS5 games will run at a variety of framerates, including 60fps (See Also: Will PS5 Games Be 60 Frames-Per-Second?). However, Sony's new-gen system also supports 120fps, so we've compiled a list of all PS5 games running at 120fps as part of our PS5 guide. For more...
Guide NBA 2K23: All Locker Codes
Unlock the latest Locker Codes
Looking for all Locker Codes in NBA 2K23? If you're eager to make the most of the game's card collecting MyTeam mode, and unlock some bonuses in MyCareer too, then you'll want to keep an eye out for new Locker Codes. These Locker Codes, when entered, will reward you with brand new Packs, Tokens, Players, MT, and more...
Game of the Year Push Square Readers' Top 10 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022
As voted by you
The time has come to unveil the best PS5 and PS4 games of 2022...according to readers of Push Square! Back near the end of the year, we asked our community to vote for their favourite titles, based on a shortlist of 50 PlayStation games. This year, the voting system was actually weighted based on user preference, with someone's...
News PS Plus Members, This Is Your Last Chance to Claim December's Essential Games
Lineup rotates on 3rd January
As of the time of publication, you have less than 24 hours to claim January’s trio of PS Plus Essential games. Remember, once added to your library, these titles will be yours to download and play for as long as you remain a member. For those of you who don’t know, the selection includes Biomutant, Divine Knockout,...
Poll What's Your Favourite God of War Ragnarok Weapon?
Your weapon of choice
Warning: this article contains God of War Ragnarok spoilers. Please don't scroll down if you haven't finished the game. God of War Ragnarok encourages you to use all of the weapons Kratos has in his arsenal, whether that's through enemy immunities or the environment dictating your next move. However, deep down, we all have a...
Sunday1st Jan 2023
Feature 60 Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2023
An avalanche of must plays await
What are the most anticipated PS5 and PS4 games of 2023? Publications like Push Square sound like a broken record every January, when they proudly declare the next 12 months in gaming to be the best ever. However, in this instance, it could potentially be true: the lineup is looking extraordinary. Obviously there’s...
News This Use of PSVR2's Eye Tracking Is Truly Terrifying
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a rails shooter with many memorable moments, was one of the unsung heroes of the PSVR’s software roster – and pseudo sequel The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR looks set to build on that legacy. While it will offer a similar experience to its predecessor – you’re riding a rollercoaster through increasingly...
Guide Where to Pre-Order PSVR2
First pre-orders are now live
The hottest new piece of hardware on the PlayStation scene is the PSVR2 (or PlayStation VR2, technically), the latest VR headset from Sony. Pre-orders are now open, and we have all the details you need right here in this guide. The successor to the original PSVR headset, this latest bit of kit will offer us "the next...
Game of the Year Sammy's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2022
Ragnarok is coming
Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2022. Today, it's the turn of editor Sammy Barker. 5. Arcade Paradise: I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of “games within games”. It’s part of the appeal of series like Shenmue and Yakuza to...
Game of the Year #1 - God of War Ragnarok
For as much as the contrarian in all of us would love to be sitting here telling you, “Well, ackshually, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin was the best game of 2022” – it wasn’t, was it? No, that accolade is reserved for God of War Ragnarok, a release so finely polished you can practically see your own reflection smiling...
News Final Fantasy 16 Is Already Hyping Up a Huge Year
Still on track for June
22nd June, 2023. That's the big day for Final Fantasy fans in the year ahead, as Final Fantasy XVI remains locked in to its summer release date. We've got close to seven months before it arrives, but Square Enix is wasting no time in getting the ball rolling. In a straight-to-the-point social media post, the developer...
News Persona Dev Atlus Is Teasing 'Several Unannounced Titles' in 2023
Now it's personal
Japanese developers have always made a habit of teasing their plans at the start of a new year, and we dare say that Atlus is being the biggest tease of all. In a New Year's statement to Famitsu (as reported by Persona Central) the outfit behind the Persona series says that it's "preparing several unannounced titles" for the 12...
Feature Wishing You a Happy New Year from the Push Square Team
Welcome to 2023
And thus concludes another marginally less unusual – but no less dramatic – year! Welcome to 2023, folks, where we all ride on hover boards and have augmented reality lenses installed into our eyes. Not really, of course! It’s basically the same as 2022, except we’re all a little bit older and can’t afford to turn on our...
News Acclaimed Survival Song in the Smoke Rekindled for PSVR2 Launch
Likely free upgrade will be more than a remaster
Song in the Smoke, an acclaimed survival game already available for PSVR, will be getting a re-release on Sony’s new-gen headset – and according to an interview with developer 17-BIT in EDGE magazine, it’ll likely be a free upgrade for existing owners assuming all the “logistics” are...
News PS3 Point-and-Click Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Getting Remastered
First released in 2010
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, a point-and-click adventure originally released episodically on the PS3 by Telltale Games, is getting a remaster – although platforms are yet to be announced. This game first launched over a four month period in 2010, and is actually playable in its entirety via cloud streaming with PS...
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