FIFA 15 (PSV)
Sports 23 September 2014
Another edition of a popular soccer game series, whose consecutive installments have been appearing yearly for over two decades, developed a Canadian giant and its subsidiary EA Sports. Traditionally, the game offers a full spectrum of single and multiplayer modes, including Be a Pro and the Tournaments returning after an absence in previous iterations. The new edition is more dynamic than its predecessor and brings about a wide array of changes, such as improved AI, new tactical options, and more freedom in the set pieces. Since FIFA 15 is the first game in the series released on the eight generation consoles and powered by the advanced Ignite engine, the most visible changes are related to the graphics. The ones standing out are remodeled players, accurately imitating profiles and faces of their real-life counterparts. Players react properly to the situation on the pitch, argue with the referee, or scuffle with opponents.
FIFA 14 (PSV)
Sports 24 September 2013
A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.
Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 (PSV)
Sports 24 March 2016
A spin-off of the series of fighting games developed by Team Ninja. Only female characters from the main series appear in this game. The mechanics of Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 are completely different than the ones in the fighting games – it is a compilation of several arcade minigames. Each of these minigames has completely different principles. The player can participate in beach volleyball duels that – despite being based on real rules – are purely action based. Rock climbing requires the player to press (in correct order) the buttons appearing on the screen. Among other available modes there are card game and beach running. As the player proceeds through the game, they unlock new content like costumes for the female characters. In addition to that, the girls can participate in various other activities like dating and taking pictures in Photo Paradise mode.
Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival (PSV)
Sports 22 February 2017
An arcade football game, directly referencing the cult Kick Off series for Amiga computers in the 1980s and 1990s. The new version of the game was developed by Dino Dini, as commissioned by Sony. Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is firmly grounded is the traditional mechanics of the series, while at the same time introducing a range of necessary upgrades. It's still a dynamic football match simulation with high difficulty level. To make things even harder, the ball is no longer automatically led by the player—keeping it requires extra work now. However, it provides for greater freedom when it comes to passing the ball or precise striking. At the same time, Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival still features its oldschool vibe thanks to the top-down view of the pitch (although other views are available) and a specific visual style—which is, however, fully 3D and much more detailed than 30 years earlier.
Winning Post 8 2017 (PSV)
Sports 02 March 2017
A new installment in the series of thoroughbred horse racing games. The series, initiated in 1993 by Koei Tecmo has us assume the role of an owner of a horse farm, with a mission to lead his pupils to success and renown. To be able to do that, we need to hire experienced raisers, trainers, and jockeys to prepare our horses to participate in various tournaments, taking place in Japan and other parts of the world. Compared to the previous installments, Winning Post 8 2017 introduces over 300 famed horses and their jockeys, as well as a hundred horses that have found their way to the history of horse racing. The game contains new avatars and previously unavailable tournaments. Finally, the new edition introduces amulets – special items that offer various bonuses, including more enduring horses, faster skill acquisition for jockeys or trainers, etc.
Handball 16 (PSV)
Sports 27 November 2015
A first game in a new sport series that can be considered a continuation to the IHF Handball Challenge series developed by Neutron Games – a part of Bigben Interactive. This time the game was created by How to Survive studio. In Handball 16 you can play with one of the 62 teams belonging to the strongest European leagues from France, Germany, Spain, or Denmark. The game includes real licensed clubs, featuring real players. Official kits and statistics of the 2015/2016 season are also available. Gameplay revolves around the simulation aspects with special care for tactics. Apart from the career mode, you can play 1-on-1 with your friends, either through LAN or online.
MLB 15: The Show (PSV)
Sports 31 March 2015
A tenth installment in the popular baseball series, translating the most popular and the most important Major League Baseball moments into the video game setting. When compared to its predecessor, MLB 15: The Show offers updated teams and line-ups. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 releases feature also more appealing visuals, improved ball physics, better AI algorithms, and new player animations. All this allows players to observe completely new situations on the field. Moreover, the player-handling model has been somewhat simplified in order to make the analog stick controls more user-friendly. For the first time in the series’ history, the game features a licensed baseball gear (bats, helmets, apparel, etc.). Thanks to the improved management module players can sign new sponsorship contracts with companies existing in the real world. Additionally, the team management system has been improved, making it easier to acquire and train new players. Developers also implemented into the game the Inside The Show radio broadcast, which is filled with the up-to-date news and comments on the 2015’s league games.
Sports 30 May 2017
An unusual variation on rugby, created by Ludometrics and set in a medieval, fantasy world. The player assumes control over a team of bullies whose task is to place the ball in the goal of the opponents by any means necessary. Each of the participants is described by its own health bar, and what follows, limited strength. Since the game is set in a world ruled by warlocks and their magic, this element was included in the mechanics as well. Thus not only can the player make use of brutal fouls that weaken the opponents, but also take advantage of many different spells and absurd gadgets, such as a portable hole that reckless opponents can fall into. On top of that, the player is capable of corrupting the judge, which is useful especially when one has no more than several minutes left to gain the upper hand on the opposing team. Bodycheck focuses mainly on delivering a multiplayer experience for up to 4 players.