Scintillatron 4096 is a twin-stick shooter from Dorset-based devs kFunction and it’s not exactly what you might expect. While the genre dates back to Robotron 2048 (which is clearly an inspiration for this game just judging by its title), it got popularised by Geometry Wars and aesthetically Scintillatron 4096 shares […]

Scintillatron 4096 – PS4/Vita Review


Sometimes I can’t help but feel that there are more indie retro platformers than actual classic games from the era that they try to recreate. You can’t seem to go more than a month without another becoming downloadable on the PSN store. All of them aim for the same goal, […]

Super Life of Pixel – PS4 Review


The VideoKid is an indie arcade title from London-based devs Pixeltrip and gamers of a certain age will instantly recognise its main inspiration which is the classic Atari coin-op Paperboy. As with that game, The Videokid has you playing as a delivery boy, skating along an isometric-viewed road and delivering […]

The VideoKid – PS4 Review



To paraphrase Sean Bean, one does not simply review an EDF game. I’m about to do it here with Earth Defense Force 5 and tell you what I’ve found out after dozens of hours of play but the fact is that these games tend to take a while to come into […]

Earth Defense Force 5 – PS4 Review


Sometimes it’s difficult to realise just how long an early access project can take to finalise. In the case of Subnautica, the ocean-based survival game has been in the works since it was introduced to gamers on steam in 2014. There is a danger of this kind of development lifecycle. […]

Subnautica – PS4 Review


After reviewing Jagged Alliance: Rage! recently I have quickly got the opportunity to review yet another tactics game for PS4. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden again takes the formula from the XCOM reboot and puts its own spin on things. As well as a unique setting the game offers […]

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – PS4 Review



Mechs are awesome. Suiting up in a giant metal robot to stomp through the streets whilst battering monsters is an inherently fun idea. Modus Games and The Balance Inc. are combining to give their take on the mech brawler. Boasting a wide swath of characters, destructible environments and an interesting […]

Override: Mech City Brawl- PS4 Review


I’ve spoken a lot about modernised retro games in the past. If you don’t want to read through my previous reviews, then the general gist is that there is a lot of them and if you happen to be a fan of retro games and play enough titles with ‘Pixel’ […]

Desert Child – PS4 Review


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Jagged Alliance has a long history. The first two games are seen as tactical classics but since then there have been multiple attempts to revive the franchise that have fallen flat. Now it’s the turn of Jagged Alliance: Rage! to try and bring the series back and maybe pave the […]

Jagged Alliance: Rage! – PS4 Review



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We’re a little late with this review and that’s because you need to get a group of players together for this charming little puzzle game.  Melbits World is a PlayLink title which means that while the action all happens on the PS4, the players control it via mobile phones (via an […]

Melbits World – PS4 Review


GUNGRAVE VR U.N has just released for PSVR. GUNGRAVE VR has also released (read the review here before continuing with this one) and you can buy both with the GUNGRAVE VR: Loaded Coffin Edition bundle. Think of this as a DLC add-on for GUNGRAVE VR, even though they are two […]

GUNGRAVE VR U.N – PSVR Review


GUNGRAVE VR has just released for PSVR. GUNGRAVE VR U.N has also released (read the review here) and you can buy both with the GUNGRAVE VR: Loaded Coffin Edition bundle. Based on the anime and using the PS2 titles as a framework this is another shooting game for VR, though […]

GUNGRAVE VR – PSVR Review