Dead End City is a vertically-scrolling shoot ’em up by Dublin-based dev Thomas Schreiber otherwise known as Pixel Licker LLC and has been published by the ever-prolific eastasiasoft.  However, unlike the usual military/space settings that these games tend to use, this game has a post-apocalyptic Mad Max vibe to it […]

Dead End City – PS5 Review

I am a terrible gardener. I’ve got a real habit of neglecting plants in my backyard. Gardening is simply something other people do and I just don’t have the time to devote to creating life. Gaming has me covered, though. There’s no shortage of farming or garden growing simulators. The […]

Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator – PS5 Review

Geometry Survivor is an auto-shooter from London-based coders Brain Seal and its name really tells you know what their intentions with this game was.  Essentially it’s the latest Vampire Survivors style auto-shooting rogue-lite game to hit PSN and it borrows its aesthetic pretty heavily from Bizarre Creations’ wonderful Geometry Wars series.  That is to […]

Geometry Survivor – PS5 Review

Promenade, on the face of it, is a cutesy platformer. Just like you should never judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover, don’t assume Promenade is a game aimed at the younger player. Yes, it’s all pastel shades and fluffy pillow forts, but in fact it shares many traits with Metroidvania-type […]

Promenade – PS5 Review

Brotato is an auto-shooting ‘survivors’ game from French coding soloist Thomas Gervraud, otherwise known as Blobfish.  Debuting on Steam in late 2022, the game caught the wave of popularity that Vampire Survivors brought to the genre but while it shares some common DNA with it, Brotato has a style and gameplay loop […]

Brotato – PS5 Review

A Little to the Left is an organising/puzzler from Canadian coding crew, Max Inferno, and it has been floating around on Steam since November 2022 but is now making its way over to consoles for a reasonable £12 with some day one DLC, Cupboards & Drawers, setting you back another fiver if […]

A Little to the Left – PS5 Review

I was the right age to get into it but the Tomb Raider series managed to always escape my grasp. By the time I was a PC gamer, I was into shooters. I got a PlayStation for anything but platformers. The franchise itself has seen plenty of highs and lows […]

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered – PS5 Review

One advantage of this job is the opportunity to genuinely see games that fly well and truly under the radar. Grotto is an experimental, narratively-focused effort that places you, intentionally or otherwise, at the helm of a nearby tribe. Despite not being one of them, they seek your advice and […]

Grotto – PS4 Review

Turret Rampage is a one-tower tower-defense shooter from solo developer KhudO and is published by budget kings eastasiasoft.  It got a PC release late last year and is now here on a PSN packed in, as ever, with an identical PS4 version. You place as the titular turret as you defend […]

Turret Rampage – PS5 Review

I see fighting games more as a spectator sport but that doesn’t stop me occasionally mashing my way into them. Tekken‘s probably the one of the big three I’ve got the least experience with but Tekken 8 has definitely won me over. My biggest barrier is usually execution but the […]

Tekken 8 – PS5 Review

What I know about Granblue Fantasy is probably not worth writing. Its origins on a mobile platform means I’m largely in the dark about the lore and premise. Cygames Osaka have been tasked with Granblue Fantasy: Relink, an action RPG featuring a rag-tag bunch of skyfaring adventurers in search for […]

Granblue Fantasy: Relink – PS5 Review

We’ve played a lot of Metroidvanias here at PSC, most recently the thoroughly decent Trinity Fusion, but we’ve also played some downright ropy efforts. We’ll spare them their blushes but it does seem like this is the go-to option of the moment. Accordingly, we were a little surprised to note […]

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – PS5 Review