Latest PlayStation game reviews

God of War review: Stunning reinvention marks Kratos' triumphant return
5.0 stars

God of War review: Stunning reinvention marks Kratos' triumphant return

By Rik Henderson

When the original God of War was released 13 years ago for the PlayStation 2 it successfully combined fast-paced, combo-based combat with excellent platforming and puzzle solving. It soon became a fan fave.A sequel followed and was equally well received,... Read more

Sony PS4 Pro review: 4K HDR gaming for PlayStation fans
4.5 stars

Sony PS4 Pro review: 4K HDR gaming for PlayStation fans

By Rik Henderson

Although Microsoft makes a song and dance about its powerful Xbox One X console, and justifiably so, it was Sony that beat its main rival to the 4K punch, with this, the PlayStation 4 Pro.It is capable of playing games with resolutions up to 4K and with... Read more

Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going?
4.0 stars

Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going?

By Steve Boxer

Any new instalment of Gran Turismo is a major occasion for those who own a PlayStation. Apart from anything else, these games don't come along very often.Kazunori Yamauchi, the legend who runs the series' developer Polyphony Digital, is renowned for taking... Read more

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

By Rik Henderson

We fully understand why so many remastered games are appearing for PS4 and other modern consoles, after all there are large, new audiences who never played the originals. However, many of them are simply tarted up graphically, or have resolution jumps... Read more

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet
4.5 stars

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet

By Rik Henderson

Not only was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End a superb and fitting end to the adventures of Nathan Drake, it seemed to be an end to the series full stop.The game engine had evolved to near perfection over the years and how could Naughty Dog top it? Best... Read more

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review: The PlayStation mascot’s triumphant homecoming
4.5 stars

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review: The PlayStation mascot’s triumphant homecoming

By Dom Peppiatt

The N. Sane Collection is exactly how you should do a remaster: it's three full Crash Bandicoot games, all lovingly redone, with no corners cut.This isn't a dodgy port of some 20-year-old games to a new PlayStation system, either. This isn't the same... Read more

Horizon Zero Dawn review: The best-looking game on PS4 by far
5.0 stars

Horizon Zero Dawn review: The best-looking game on PS4 by far

By Rik Henderson

There is something hugely satisfying in booting up an all-new intellectual property in gaming, not least one that has been subject to a fierce hype machine for the last couple of years. Even more satisfying to find out it's good. Scrub that. It's great;... Read more

The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait
4.5 stars

The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait

By Rik Henderson

There are few games that have been as hyped as The Last Guardian over the years. The spiritual follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus has been in development for almost 10 years and made its debut at the E3 games show way back in 2009.But issues... Read more

Sony PS4 review: The go-to for gamers
4.5 stars

Sony PS4 review: The go-to for gamers

By Mike Lowe

A lot can change in a few years. This is the fourth time we've sat down and had a good, hard think about the PlayStation 4 since its 2013 launch.Back then the launch line-up was fairly stifled, with clangers like Knack not elevating the console to true... Read more

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station
4.0 stars

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station

By Rik Henderson

When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher-specified... Read more

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang
5.0 stars

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang

By Rik Henderson

Can you imagine a child patiently waiting for Christmas Day only to be told it's being moved to 23 February? Then again to 16 March? Well, that's how we felt about the constantly shifting release dates of the latest and purportedly last in the Uncharted... Read more

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End multiplayer preview: Online PS4 battles with extra kick

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End multiplayer preview: Online PS4 battles with extra kick

By Rik Henderson

Uncharted 4 might not be around to bolster the PS4's appeal this Christmas, but the fact that it follows in March next year will be good enough. Especially considering everything we've seen on it so far.Previous teases and trailers have shown great promise,... Read more

DriveClub on PlayStation VR preview: The future of driving games, full stop

DriveClub on PlayStation VR preview: The future of driving games, full stop

By Rik Henderson

It's unbelievable to think that whenever we've experience virtual reality gaming in the past that it's never really occurred to us that driving games would be superbly suited to the medium. But our brief one lap race on a tech demo version of DriveClub... Read more

Nyko Data Bank and Type Pad could dramatically improve your PS4 (eyes-on)

Nyko Data Bank and Type Pad could dramatically improve your PS4 (eyes-on)

By Elyse Betters

Gaming accessory maker Nyko is at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, where it has unveiled new devices for PlayStation 4. Although we didn't get a chance to fully test them, we still spotted the company's Data Bank and QWERTY keyboard accessory on the show floor.The... Read more

Wow, just wow! PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unboxing and hands-on

Wow, just wow! PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unboxing and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

It might have been sold out in the US, but the limited PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition went on sale for the first time in the UK today and we managed to get our hands on one to lovingly stroke and caress as we removed it from its box. We had to... Read more

Grand Theft Auto 5 review: Bona fide thrill ride on PS4 and Xbox One
5.0 stars

Grand Theft Auto 5 review: Bona fide thrill ride on PS4 and Xbox One

By Mike Lowe

Grand Theft Auto 5 caused a stir when it was released more than a year ago, a stir that's all the more frenzied in its new-gen incarnation on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Why? Because now you can experience all the bloodshed, sleaze and profanity throughout... Read more

LittleBigPlanet 3 review: Dapper new threads
4.5 stars

LittleBigPlanet 3 review: Dapper new threads

By Mike Lowe

In a year when gaming has revolved around shooting aliens, shanking zombies, and slaying dragons, there's something wonderfully refreshing about playing a knitted Sackperson and running around inside the imagination. Or, as is the case in LittleBigPlanet... Read more

Sony PlayStation TV review: For the gamers
3.5 stars

Sony PlayStation TV review: For the gamers

By Rik Henderson

We've been waiting for the UK release of Sony's microconsole for quite a while. It was hinted that the PS Vita TV might make its way to regions outside of Japan at the end of last year - and now it's finally here, renamed the PlayStation TV, or PS TV... Read more

DriveClub review
4.0 stars

DriveClub review

By Steve Boxer

No self-respecting console can truly be said to have arrived until it gets that exclusive racing game. Everybody loves showing the world how they could have been Lewis Hamilton if they hadn't somehow fallen into that job pushing PPI claims at the call... Read more

DriveClub preview: Finding out exactly why Sony delayed its next-gen Forza rival

DriveClub preview: Finding out exactly why Sony delayed its next-gen Forza rival

By Rik Henderson

It might have been a very early build, but when we saw DriveClub at last year's E3 videogames trade show, we have to admit we were underwhelmed. In another hall, Microsoft was lifting the lid off its launch driving game Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One... Read more

Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

By Mike Lowe

We've always been big fans of Little Big Planet, so the E3 gaming expo announcement that it's coming to PS4 this Christmas in the form of Little Big Planet 3 got us rather excited. Then we got the play the game in two player multiplayer to see whether... Read more

Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

By Mike Lowe

You've seen the PlayStation 4 in black, now it's time to marvel at the PS4 in white. Or "Glacier White" in capitals as it's officially called.Captured behind glass at a closed-doors Sony Entertainment Europe exhibit at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles,... Read more

The Order: 1886 preview: A PS4 gameplay journey through an alternative Victorian Britain

The Order: 1886 preview: A PS4 gameplay journey through an alternative Victorian Britain

By Rik Henderson

It came as quite a shock to find out that a playable level of The Order: 1886 was available to us at E3 2014. Having been delayed, it looked like the game might not make it to the show. Or, at least, we'd only see a rolling demo.However, a whole level... Read more

Hands-on: PlayStation TV review

Hands-on: PlayStation TV review

By Rik Henderson

During Sony's E3 2014 press conference, the company announced the latest addition to its hardware line-up, the PlayStation TV.Already available in Japan, where it has been a huge success, the small set-top box is essentially a PS Vita without the screen.... Read more

Hands-on: Sony PlayStation VR review: We dive into the deep with Sony's Project Morpheus

Hands-on: Sony PlayStation VR review: We dive into the deep with Sony's Project Morpheus

By Stuart Miles

When you say virtual reality to people, they usually say one of two things: if they are old enough, they talk of fond memories of watching The Lawnmower Man, otherwise they mention Oculus Rift, the plucky startup recently bought by Facebook for a cool... Read more

Sony PS Vita Slim review
4.0 stars

Sony PS Vita Slim review

By Stuart Miles

With smartphone and tablet gaming becoming so dominant in the world of casual gaming is there still room for a dedicated handheld gaming console? Sony certainly thinks so with a refresh of the PlayStation Vita, now in its slimmer form factor, better known... Read more

Hands-on: PS Vita Slim review

Hands-on: PS Vita Slim review

By Stuart Miles

The PS Vita Slim is a new version of the PlayStation Vita. Pocket-lint managed to get some hands-on time with the new handheld console ahead of working up a full review over the coming days.Quick first impressions are positive. The unit is noticeably... Read more

PlayStation Now hands-on: The future of gaming, the death of the console as we know it?

PlayStation Now hands-on: The future of gaming, the death of the console as we know it?

By Mike Lowe

Welcome to the modern world. Gone are the days when popping to Blockbuster to grab a DVD was commonplace Friday night practice. Indeed disc-based formats could be on a slippery slope, even for gaming if PlayStation Now has anything to do with it.PlayStation... Read more

Gran Turismo 6 review
4.5 stars

Gran Turismo 6 review

By Rik Henderson

There was some trepidation about the release of a new Gran Turismo game. The fifth title in the series was, frankly, dull and that put a lot of pressure on Gran Turismo 6 to get it right and bring the series back to the must-have it once was. Not only... Read more

Killzone: Shadow Fall review
4.0 stars

Killzone: Shadow Fall review

By Rik Henderson

The Killzone series has been important to Sony and its PlayStation line. The first arrived on PlayStation 2, almost as an answer to Microsoft and Bungie’s Halo for the original Xbox, and there have been iterations for every subsequent console, including... Read more

Sony PS4 hands-on video review

Sony PS4 hands-on video review

By Ian Morris

The US launch for the PS4 is now upon us, the console launches tomorrow in the US, and at the end of the month in the UK. With that in mind, we went to Sony's central London HQ to get some hands-on time with the console.And, the good news is, there's... Read more

Hands-on video: PS4 Remote Play explored

Hands-on video: PS4 Remote Play explored

By Stuart Miles

One of the key features of the PS4 is that you can play games on it using the PS Vita. Sony hopes the feature will appeal to gamers keen to carry on playing games, but not just in front of their console.You will, of course, need a PS Vita with the latest... Read more

PS4 user interface explored: Hands-on with a simple, speedy experience

PS4 user interface explored: Hands-on with a simple, speedy experience

By Stuart Miles

Forget the games, forget the hype, one of the main features of any games console is the user interface that underpins it all. After all, it's probably the part of the console you'll see the most. And Sony has always presented simple, intuitive menus and... Read more

Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

By Ian Morris

We'll be 100 per cent honest, this is not a real PS4 you're looking at. It's an empty shell - well, nearly - that is used by magazines and websites to get photos of the console before the real hardware is ready. While that means we can't do much reviewing,... Read more

Gran Turismo 6 preview and incredible screens

Gran Turismo 6 preview and incredible screens

By Rik Henderson

Next generation? Who needs the next generation? Although eyebrows were raised when it was revealed that Gran Turismo 6 would be coming out on the PlayStation 3 rather than the expected PlayStation 4, you only need take one look at the screengrabs of the... Read more

FIFA 14 Xbox One, PS4 preview

FIFA 14 Xbox One, PS4 preview

By Rik Henderson

A couple of weeks ago, thanks to a hands-on session at EA's UK office, Pocket-lint played a 65 per cent finished build of the Xbox 360 version of FIFA 14. And we loved it.There are plenty of new features which yet again raise the bar for the annual footy... Read more

Infamous: Second Son gameplay preview: Eyes-on Sony PS4 title

Infamous: Second Son gameplay preview: Eyes-on Sony PS4 title

By Mike Lowe

One of Sony's Playstation 4 big hitters looks set to be the exclusive Infamous: Second Son title, due out in 2014. Ahead of release Pocket-lint got to preview the game in action at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, California, and can already... Read more

Knack preview: First play of Playstation 4 exclusive title

Knack preview: First play of Playstation 4 exclusive title

By Mike Lowe

When Sony announced the Playstation 4 earlier this year it also unveiled Knack, a 3D platform game that, in truth, we weren't convinced looked all too next-generation. But ever the avid gamers we thought we'd give it a chance to see how the gameplay faired... Read more

Beyond: Two Souls preview: First play of Quantic Dream title on PS3

Beyond: Two Souls preview: First play of Quantic Dream title on PS3

By Mike Lowe

The boundary between movies and games is ever-blurring. Quantic Dream's Playstation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls is testament to that. Pocket-lint played through a section of the game at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, California, and we were... Read more

Hands-on: Sony PS4 review, our first impressions from E3 2013

Hands-on: Sony PS4 review, our first impressions from E3 2013

By Stuart Miles

Sony has now fully revealed the PlayStation 4, and with it placed a strong emphasis on the gaming aspects of the next-gen console.Over the course of E3, Pocket-lint has played a number of games, fumbled with the controller, and been caught on the Eye... Read more

DriveClub PS4 preview and screens

DriveClub PS4 preview and screens

By Rik Henderson

When Sony announced the PlayStation 4 in February, one of the games highlighted during its showcase was DriveClub, a new racing game built around an interesting social gaming premise.Now that E3 has arrived, a playable version is available for hands-on... Read more

Sony PS4 pictures and eyes-on

Sony PS4 pictures and eyes-on

By Stuart Miles

Sony has revealed its next-generation console at E3 2013, the actual box and all, and Pocket-lint has managed to get up close to the PS4 to see what it looks like in the flesh.The console itself looks better than we expected, with sleek lines and shades... Read more

Hands-on: The Last of Us preview: Two cities explored in the hottest PS3 game of the year

Hands-on: The Last of Us preview: Two cities explored in the hottest PS3 game of the year

By Stuart Miles

The Last of Us is the latest PS3 exclusive game from Naughty Dog, the creators of the Uncharted series. It tells the story of Joel, a hardened man who has seen some action and Ellie a 14-year-old girl, who band together in a zombie-invested America to... Read more