It’s funny how games centred around a day job land when I’ve got time off work. Unlike the daily tedium of an office job, Merek’s Market covers a grass roots sole proprietorship in a lot less time and feels a lot more fun. Crafting your way through dozens of time-restricted […]

Merek’s Market – PS4 Review

We’ve said it before but the Jackbox games are easily the best party games out there (at least until Hidden in Plain Sight gets ported to modern consoles) and here at PlayStation Country, it’s been a mainstay of all of our online and in-person meet ups.  As ever, the Chicago natives Jackbox Games […]

The Jackbox Party Pack 8 – PS4 Review

Some games are complicated to explain, others are very simple. Some games are stupidly long whilst others are incredibly short. Underland is both simple and short but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad game. I’ll run you through the situation and you can see if it holds any interest […]

Underland – PS4 Review

Gleylancer is a port of a 1992 shoot ’em up that was originally only released in Japan on the Sega Megadrive but eventually found its way onto Nintendo’s Wii Virtual Console service in 2008 where it could be enjoyed by a global audience.  While never being an all-out favourite of […]

Gleylancer – PS5 Review

I’m a big fan of the modern XCOM games. They mix the right amount of difficulty and strategy whilst ‘dumbing it down’ to a point where you lose a lot of the faff and it works well on a controller. Phoenix Point comes from the creator of the original XCOM, […]

Phoenix Point – PS4 Review

Before we start, I think it’s fair to say that no site has championed 10tons (this game’s publishers) more than us.  They’ve been putting out excellent rogue-lites for years now.  We really like Neonchrome, we adored Jydge and we rate the two Tesla vs. Lovecraft games as two of the best twin-stick shooters […]

Skeletal Avenger – PS5 Review

One of the things I dread in this job is having very little to talk about. Shorter games do find their way to me but, for the most part, they’re manage to inspire discussion. Even visual novels, a genre loaded with brief experiences usually manages to provide enough ammo for […]

Takorita Meets Fries – PS5 Review

The MechWarrior series is one that has eluded me for some time. Watching from afar, it is exactly the kind of thing that a younger me would have wanted in a game. I mean, who doesn’t want to take control of a walking war machine that towers over infantry and […]

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – PS5 Review

As regular as Chelsea (spit!) getting an easy draw in the cups, here is FIFA 22, this year’s iteration of EA’s incredibly successful football simulator.  It comes as their nearest competitor, Konami’s PES series, has somewhat imploded by turning into the awfully named, free-to-play eFootball. So, you’d forgive EA for taking it easy […]

FIFA 22 – PS5 Review

From Italian indie dev Studio Kiku and publisher Innovina SRL by way of PQube, we have dystopian nightmarish isometric adventure The Plane Effect. The setting will be familiar to anyone who worked in an office in the before times. A slightly downtrodden male individual finds himself the last person in […]

The Plane Effect – PS5 Review

G-Darius HD is an upscaled port of the original G-Darius, a horizontally-scrolling shoot ’em up that was released in 1997 initially as an arcade game before getting some degree of popularity on the original PlayStation.  It remains a favourite among fans of the Darius series and recently that series has been […]

G-Darius HD – PS4 Review

I’ve never been to a circus but do have a fascination with travelling showmen like P.T. Barnum. There’s something compelling about the mix of grift, charisma and talent and The Amazing American Circus is here to recreate the experience in card form. Juggler Games have done well with the 19th […]

The Amazing American Circus – PS4 Review