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The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum
DEV DAEDALIC ENTERTAINMENT / PUB FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE / ETA TBC 01 The idea of JRR Tolkien’s fish-chewing creature being PS5’s pin-up isn’t something we anticipated, but Daedalic’s adventure promises to make use of the new console’s power. “One tr
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Immortals: Fenyx Rising – Myths Of The Eastern Realm
Even though Fenyx is the headliner of this cartoony open-world take on legendary gods and monsters, new hero Ku takes centre stage in this DLC that bucks the Greek trend. Myths Of The Eastern Realm eschews the pantheon we’ve come to know in the main
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The OPM Breakdown
14% Blundering into yet another banging needle drop. Tunes! 9% Hoping each side of the story’s couple sees the other’s perspective. 11% Scratching your head at messy sign-posting. 38% Wishing you could open up this diorama doll’shouse-style. 23%
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition2 min letti
NEW Scraping Off The Rust
Often a genre associated with PC, recent years have offered some survival games that feel great on console. Minecraft shines because of its simplicity and ease of access, and even Fallout 76 managed to merge RPG with the survival genre in a neat way
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“One Player’s Trash Is Another Player’s Dirty But Lovable Treasure.”
Like most people, I’m a sucker for an expensively-produced blockbuster sometimes. I loved being angry at the world for my lack of hair in God Of War, the mind-blowingly rich world of Red Dead Redemption 2 completely blew me away, and The Last Of Us P
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition1 min lettiIndustries
A Lorne Unto Himself
DEV INSOMNIAC GAMES / PUB SONY / ETA 11 JUN “I saw that Insomniac trailer of Ratchet & Clank; I just didn’t expect to see that type of speed, where two worlds could be running their optimal capabilities. Usually that’s all your power [and you’re] pu
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Have Your Say
“IT’S IN JUDGMENT AND THERE WAS A JOTARO CHARACTER. ALSO, THE FINAL BOSS WAS TOTAL BS.” John Rinyu “HELL YEAH!?!? ONLY EVER HAD IT ON THE SEGA SATURN AS A […] BUT I DEFINITELY PLAYED IT MORE THAN VIRTUA FIGHTER!!!.” THEIrishNerd “MY BROTHER FINISHE
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Factrick
Battle animation supervisor Takahisa Taura has worked on a number of PlatinumGames projects. Composer Keiichi Okabe contributed to Automata’s score as well as that of The Wonderful 101: Remastered. Main character designer Akihiko Yoshida designed mem
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Raiden
Raiden is a character cursed simply by being the replacement for everyone’s favourite. After the first Metal Gear Solid, fans were eager to see more of Solid Snake, and so any character who wasn’t the gruff soldier probably would have been a disappoi
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The Stone Of Madness
FORMAT PS4 / ETA SPRING PUB MERGE GAMES / DEV TEKU STUDIOS / PLAYERS 1 What if RPG Darkest Dungeon swapped its comic-book-inspired art direction for something a little more… romantic? And we do mean the 18th century artistic movement – we’re not pus
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Curses
Nathan Drake goes searching for a treasure-packed lost city but discovers El Dorado isn’t a place paved with gold but rather a golden idol, which is (of course) cursed. (Okay, it’s actually a mummy containing a virus that turns people into mutant zom
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition1 min letti
Gear: Stuff We Love
NUMSKULL £14.99 JUSTGEEK.COM A ceramic mug with a metallic 25th anniversary badge, we love the fact this celebratory cup of Resi goodness puts the cuddly Mr Raccoon front and centre. It’s the theme of the anniversary collection goodies. We’re not
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PS VR Hall Of Fame
Tetris, yeah? It might be a great game, but it’s easy to understand why you’d brush this version off as ‘just more Tetris’ at a glance. Yet Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s trippy, transcendent take on the block-based puzzler is nothing short of a masterpiece. Su
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition2 min letti
Plus Points
PS Plus has featured some heavy hitters over the last few months. While Oddworld: Soulstorm is leading April’s slew of offerings, it’s worth casting an eye over what you could have been playing last month, as Sony’s push to offer free blockbusters co
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Resident Evil Village
DEV CAPCOM / PUB CAPCOM / ETA 7 MAY OPM: How are you making use of PS5 in your game? Morimasa Sato: We’re putting the high-performance power of the PS5 to full use to create a realistic experience of this terrifying village. There are a lot of exter
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Samurai Warriors 5
FORMAT PS4 / ETA SUMMER / PUB 27 JUL DEV OMEGA FORCE / PLAYERS TBC You could be forgiven for getting anxious about this new entry in the 1v1000 historical Japanese hack-and-slash being a reimagining. Dynasty Warriors 9’s attempt to do the same, whic
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Jess’s Real Deal
“Get out of my gaming space, Oscar!” Or words to that extent. Our deputy editor is obsessed with eating soup and gaming simultaneously, which is messier than he lets on. This Final-Fantasy-VII-inspired Shinra Company tape is the perfect merch to give
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Hot Shots
Nick Constantine Game: A Plague Tale: Innocence Winner Nick Constantine says he went into taking this portrait shot with some plans in mind, though adds that there’s always a degree of spontaneity to taking shots like this. He says: “Sometimes the s
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Taylor-made News
A after taking knocks at EA Motive and Google’s internal studio – the former was a rumour mill of unreleased games, the latter never released a title – Jade Raymond has a new studio: Haven. Better news, Sony is an investor, so we’ll bet on getting a
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Crash 4: It’s About Time
Great visuals aren’t exclusively the domain of realistic games. Crash 4 running at native 4K and hitting 60fps is gorgeous, allowing us to run around the fantastic worlds and drink it all in like never before. And, thanks to the extra responsiveness,
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition1 min lettiComputers
Live Games
This month we say goodbye to a stalwart PS4 feature: Communities. While not a big surprise, it comes as a bit of a sting to those who use the feature, especially given the numbers of us transitioning (or not) from PS4 to PS5. Let’s face it, PS4 featu
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Still Playing
“Ruin has come” doesn’t quite cover it. I’ve traipsed back to the cursed family estate, finding comfort in the routine of battle against the unknowable. As much as I long for more character from my recruits beyond their stock phrases, losing a Seeker
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Monster Hunter: World
While many PS4 games are enhanced by PS5’s backwards compatibility boost, few see the boost integrating as neatly with the game’s mechanics as Monster Hunter’s. Almost everything is improved, and you feel it moment-to-moment in a way that will make a
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Serial Cleaners
FORMAT PS4 / ETA TBC PUB DRAW DISTANCE / DEV DRAW DISTANCE / PLAYERS 1 If the Mafia series is about blazing a bloody trial through a mobster fantasy, Serial Cleaners focuses on what happens next. It’s New York City in the ’90s, and you’re hired by a
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Factrick
The game is set 23 years after the original film trilogy, and completely ignores Alien: Resurrection. The audio replicates the sensations of the films, so expect eerie echoes and the ping of a detector. Aliens include facehuggers and acid spewers, pl
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Game On Film
01 Cold Iron Studios has nailed the tone of the films. The industrial grit of the series is here, as is the fizz and smoke of dropped flares amid alien nests. 02 In the films, the Xenomorphs are overshadowed by the greed of humans. Expect to reveal
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Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition
Editor Ian Dean @IanDean4 ian.dean@futurenet.com - 01225 442244 Managing Art Editor Milford Coppock @milfcoppock Deputy Editor Oscar Taylor-Kent @MrOscarTK Operations Editor Miriam McDonald @crinolinerobot Games Editor Jessica Kinghorn @KoeniginKatze
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Signs Of The Sojourner
This is an approach to dialogue like nothing we’ve ever played. It’s a deck-builder where you carry out conversations by playing cards, carefully matching your card with your partner’s to agree with them, or setting down different cards to highlight
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Ps5: Now And Next
Have you got a PlayStation 5 yet? It’s the gaming question on most people’s lips in 2021. The launch of Sony’s latest console has been an emotional roller coaster. From the highs of anticipation in November to the lows of scalpers snagging consoles a
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition1 min letti
The OPM Breakdown
17% Taking a knee to take in these small-but-big environments. 3% Stopping for a bit of fun in a simple head-to-head challenge. 5% Wondering when a level will end. It’s a meaty experience. 43% Apologising loudly and profusely as you smack into a m
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