Dakar 18 – PS4 | Review

Dakar 18 – PS4 | Review

Dakar is a form of rallying which is as much about your navigation skills as your speed. It's also fraught with danger, notoriously so, as you face the untamed elements. You negotiate a hostile and unforgiving environment and terrain, rather than the relative safety of a bespoke race track. Steep…read more >
Mega Man 11 – PS4 | Review

Mega Man 11 – PS4 | Review

Do we really need another Mega Man? That's perhaps a question for another day, but ardent fans of the long-running series will be pleased to learn he comes to this latest game in fine fettle. Boasting a rejuvenated visual style, some new party tricks and a host of new bosses…read more >
Scribblenauts Mega Pack – PS4 | Review

Scribblenauts Mega Pack – PS4 | Review

Scribblenauts was always among the most intriguing of puzzle games, presenting you with very obvious goals whilst leaving the player's imagination in charge of finding a way through. Using words to conjure the most ridiculous solutions was an integral part of the appeal. It's regrettable, therefore, that PlayStation owners' first…read more >
My Brother Rabbit – PS4 | Review

My Brother Rabbit – PS4 | Review

My Brother Rabbit is a point 'n' click adventure which tells its tale through puzzles and whimsy instead of words. The story is developed through visuals and sound, with the central theme focusing on imagination. Specifically, the use of escapism as a coping strategy in difficult times. The game opens…read more >
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4 | Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4 | Review

Tomb Raider arguably ranks as one of gaming's most successful reboots, reversing years of terminal decline for a much-revered series. In that time we've witnessed Lara Croft's transformation from timid survivor to tenacious explorer. The games assumed a more action-oriented focus, too, undoubtedly influenced by the runaway success of Naughty…read more >
Shadows: Awakening – PS4 | Review

Shadows: Awakening – PS4 | Review

Some genres just don't do it for you. Whether it's down to burnt fingers from past experience or simply blind prejudice, we all have a tendency to shy away from certain types of games. I'll confess that I wasn't too enamoured at the prospect of playing an isometric action RPG,…read more >
Super Daryl Deluxe – PS4 | Review

Super Daryl Deluxe – PS4 | Review

We're truly in the throes of silly season now, where the biggest publishers unleash their biggest guns. It's at once exciting and overwhelming; there are almost too many games to play. Here at Square XO, we feel it's therefore doubly important to shine a light on the smaller titles which,…read more >
Brawlout – PS4 | Review

Brawlout – PS4 | Review

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. Remember that? The unlikely spectacle of our favourite mascots squaring up for cartoon fisticuffs, Smash Bros style, was pretty novel in those PS3 and Vita days. Back then, I had some fleeting fun playing as Sackboy in unusually pugnacious form, gleefully knocking lumps out of Nathan…read more >
F1 2018 – PS4 | Review

F1 2018 – PS4 | Review

Arguably, 2018 has not been a stellar year for racing games on PlayStation. We've had Burnout Paradise (old), Crew 2 (meh), Onrush (excellent, but not actually a racing game), plus a few lacklustre bike games. I'm looking to F1 2018, then, the latest entry in Codemasters' licenced series, to give…read more >
Road to Ballhalla – PS4 | Review

Road to Ballhalla – PS4 | Review

The best puzzle games hook you with a deceptively simple concept before adding layers of complexity, nuance and challenge to foster that maddening 'one more go' mentality. By then, it's too late - you're addicted, and the air is blue with profanities as you try to fathom your way through…read more >