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 >
Aces of Luftwaffe Squadron – PS4 | Review

Aces of Luftwaffe Squadron – PS4 | Review

Don't blink. That's the best strategy to employ when playing Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron, a stubbornly old-school plane shooter with roots in a mobile and P.C game of (almost) the same name. The action takes place via a top-down perspective while you weave and dodge waves of bullets, accompanied…read more >
Train Sim World – PS4 | Review

Train Sim World – PS4 | Review

Train Sim World is the Ronseal of video games: it does exactly what it says on the tin. In common with all simulator games, there's a real guilty pleasure associated with playing them, but your enjoyment wholly depends on your interest in the subject matter. If you're still reading this…read more >
Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings – PS4 | Review

Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings – PS4 | Review

As we've already established here on Square XO, the 'summer drought' in gaming is something of a misnomer. Contrary to popular belief, the games do, in fact, keep on coming; it's simply that the spotlight naturally shifts to smaller indie titles which fill the gaps while the triple-A games are…read more >