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  • Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for February and March 2023

    Hogwarts Legacy! PSVR2! Resi 4 Remake!

    Looking to treat yourself or a loved one to a new game or two, or just want to browse the best games coming to PlayStation 5 and PS4 in the next few weeks? Well, look no further. In this guide, we've put together some highlights headed to both systems in the near future, as well as a larger selection of games...

  • Poll What Was Your Favourite PS5, PS4 Game in January 2023?

    Dead Space? Persona? Forspoken?

    January has come and gone, and it proved to be quite a good month for PlayStation fans. As we keep saying, the 2023 release schedule is truly bonkers, and last month's offerings were just the beginning, with February already keeping us extremely busy. But for now, let's take a moment to reflect on January's PS5 and...

  • Poll What PS5, PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in February 2023?

    A packed month for PlayStation

    February 2023 is set to be another very busy month for PlayStation, coming off the back of a January that was already packed with goodies. Over the next 28 days, we're going to see the arrival of potential blockbuster Hogwarts Legacy on PS5, flanked by anticipated titles such as Like a Dragon: Ishin!, Octopath Traveler...

  • 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...

  • Guide Best PS5 Games

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Poll Did You Buy Forspoken?

    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...

  • Guide Best PS Plus Games

    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...

  • 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...

  • Round Up Forspoken's Divided Reviews Make for Some Rough Reading

    Speak up

    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...

  • 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...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 460

    January jaunts

    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,...

  • Poll Did You Buy Monster Hunter Rise on PS5, PS4?

    Rise up

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Poll Did You Buy One Piece Odyssey?

    Luffing it

    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...

  • Guide Best Indie Games on PS4

    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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Guide: Everything You Need to Know About PS5 Virtual Reality

    Next-gen escapism

    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...

  • Guide Best Free Games on PS5

    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...

  • 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...

  • Poll What PS5, PS4 Game Are You Most Looking Forward to in January 2023?

    Starting strong

    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

    2023 begins

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Feature 20 Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2023 as Voted By You

    Blockbusters everywhere

    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!...

  • 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...