That's You! (PS4)
Party 04 July 2017
A social quiz game by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game utilizes the mobile app PlayLink, which means that you require a phone or a tablet with Android or iOS. The game can be played by at least two people, using one TV set or via the Internet. The gameplay consists of answering questions regarding the other players, such as “Who would laugh at their teacher's lame joke?” From time to time you also have to fulfill random orders, take photos, and draw simple pictures. The answers given by the players are shown on screen as pleasant animations.
Knowledge is Power (PS4)
Knowledge is Power is a party game where we – alone or with other players - take part in various quizzes. It was developed by one of Sony’s internal studios. The game is kind of a spiritual successor of the Buzz! series that was released on PlayStation 2 and later on PSP and PlayStation 3. The game uses the PlayLink app that connects our smartphone or tablet with our console. We take part in a trounament that checks our knowledge in all kinds of fields of science and culture. The game offers hundreds randomly selected questions. We can play alone or with up to five more additional players in local or online multiplayer.
Just Dance 2017 (PS4)
Party 25 October 2016
The next installment in the popular series of dancing games developed by Ubisoft. The series allows the player to feel like the professional pop dancers who accompany the greatest stars on the top scenes of the world. In Just Dance 2017 the basic gameplay mechanics remained unchanged in comparison to the previous entries in the franchise. During the game the player must repeat the movements of the dancers displayed on the screen and the system (which, depending on the gaming platform employs different controls) will grade performance and technique. The game, as usually, is filled with licensed hits of such performers as Queen, Shakira, will.i.am, David Guetta, Sia, Justin Bieber and PSY. It is worth mentioning that Just Dance 2017 is the first installment of the series that was released also on personal computers.
Rock Band 4 (PS4)
Party 06 October 2015
The fourth major installment of the popular music game series that was started in 2007 by Harmonix, the creators of a similar franchise called Guitar Hero. In the title, we assume the role of rock band members — a guitarist, a vocalist, or a drummer (keyboard, introduced in Rock Band 3, is no longer available). Depending on our role in the band, the fun boils down to rhythmically pressing the keys of the virtual instrument, tapping the beat on a special drum kit, or recreating the vocals as faithfully as possible. For the purposes of the game, designed with next-gen platforms in mind, new versions of the existing instruments were created, although the production supports all older editions, as well. Apart from a large set of new tracks, we can also use every song we had bought in the previous installments of the Rock Band series so we don’t have to buy them again.
Let's Sing 2017 (PS4)
Party 14 October 2016
A karaoke party game which is another installment in a series developed by Voxler Games. The player's goal is to sing various in-game songs (30 of them in the base version) to the best of their ability. Among the songs included, one will find top radio hits, such as Avicii - Waiting For Love, Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me, Zara Larsson - Lush Life, LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It, Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates - Sugar, or Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out. When singing, the player watches the official clips and lyrics are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Depending on the game mode chosen, the player can put their vocal skills to the test when singing alone, accompanied by another player, or in turns. One is also required to remain calm as either the instrumental or lyrics can disappear at times. Let's Sing 2017 offers simplistic visuals typical for the genre. Interestingly, the player can use their smartphone as an equivalent to a microphone in both the cases of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.
Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator (PS4)
Party 31 May 2017
An original logic game developed by the independent studio Vile Monarch. The players take part in insult duels in various environments and against a variety of different characters — we can even engage in verbal fencing with a cranky old lady, fake Russian, or a hipster. Available insults that we select from a long list can be combined into spectacular combos. Our activities on the unusual battlefield are watched over a special point-awarding system, and the highest award can also be acquired after creating a critical insult. In Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator, we can play both solo and against other players — the multiplayer mode allows us to play over the Internet or on a split-screen. The game features simple graphics, fully voiced dialogues, and a unique humor that brings Monty Python's Flying Circus to mind.
Just Sing (PS4)
Party 06 September 2016
A karaoke game created by iNiS. It is a spin-off of one of Ubisoft's flagship franchises - Just Dance, a series developed since 2009. In contrast to Just Dance, Just Sing requires the player to sing along the lyrics which are displayed at the bottom of the screen. The game monitors the player's voice and reads the movements of their lips in order to evaluate their performance. Just Sing features the latest hits and can be enjoyed in several game modes, both for single and multiplayer experience (up to 4 players). An opportunity to shoot one's own video clip is an additional feature of the game, but the player can also share their clips with others. The game requires either Kinect or PlayStation Camera. Having neither of these devices, the player can still enjoy the game with a smartphone in their hand (a special application needs to be installed first).
Just Dance 2018 (PS4)
Party October 2017
One of the many installments in the series of dance/party games released annually by Ubisoft. Similarly to what players know from previous editions, your task is to follow the choreographies performed by colorful characters dancing on-screen. The more accurately you repeat their moves, the higher score you get. Just Dance 2018 offers several dozen pop songs, both classic hits and new releases. That latter category includes: Clean Bandit ft.Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye, Bruno Mars – 24K Magic, Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – Side to Side, Bebe Rexha ft. Lil Wayne – The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody), Jamiroquai – Automaton, Shakira ft. Maluma – Chantaje, Hyuna – Bubble Pop, Hatsune Miku – Love Ward, Groove Century – Daddy Cool, Big Freedia – Make it Jingle. Just Dance 2018 uses dedicated motion controllers and cameras or a special mobile app for monitoring players’ moves.
We Sing (PS4)
Party 22 November 2016
Another installment in a series of karaoke games popular among the users of Nintendo Wii consoles. We Sing can be considered a reboot of the franchise. Similar to the classic karaoke, the player's goal here is to sing different songs when the program displays the lyrics and plays the instrumentals. Performances are rewarded with points assigned by KaraEngine (an evaluation system). We Sing features 30 songs in total, including such classics as Abba's Dancing Queen, David Bowie's Let's Dance, or newer hits - See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth for instance. The game can be enjoyed either solo or with others in one of the six modes available. Because We Sing can be considered a party game, up to eight contestants can meet next to one console - part of them can use their smartphones as microphones. One can share their scores with others in online rankings. Additionally, the player can watch the video clips included in the game. High-quality visuals were delivered thanks to the advanced Unreal Engine 4.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X (PS4)
Party 25 August 2016
The seventh installment in the arcade music game series by SEGA. To play the game you need a good sense of rhythm and quick fingers to push the buttons appearing on screen. As usual, the main characters are the virtual vocalists, Miku Hatsune being the most prominent. Their digital voices are generated by professional music software, which has been used by fans to create thousands of songs from many genres; several dozens of them make an appearance in the game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X is the first title in the series featuring a story campaign, in which you help Miku and other characters discover the digital idol world. As the game progresses, you unlock new cutscenes and events, similar to the previous installments. The production features several hundreds of outfits and accessories for the characters, and completing an outfit matching a song gets you a bonus. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X utilizes the same graphic engine as the other games in the franchise, although its visuals are better.
Push Me Pull You (PS4)
Party 03 May 2016
An unusual, two-dimensional sports game developed by House House Games dedicated to local multiplayer matches for two or four players. The mechanics of Push Me Pull You mixes the elements of wrestling and popular team games such as volleyball or basketball. We take part in a match of two doubles – each team creates a flexible worm-like structure with two heads. Our goal is to hold the match ball in our part of the court for the required amount of time. Both players can influence the shape and the size of the worm in order to catch the ball and carry it into the required direction, while the other team attempts to retrieve it by intruding on the winning team and pressure them to give up the ball. In order to win, the players have to maintain communication and coordinate the moves of both heads. The game is characteristic for its pastel colours and cartoon graphics.
Prominence Poker (PS4)
Party 23 August 2016
A card game created with multiplayer gameplay in mind. The action of Prominence Poker takes place in a fictional city of Prominence, with the players assuming the role of tourists whose task is to convince the local gamblers to respect the newcomer's poker skills. The goal is to join one of four local criminal groups and dethrone it’s leader. The players in Prominence Poker are given a wide range of visual customization options, including the ability to choose an outfit or tattoos. Individual gangs differentiate themselves from other group not only through the appearance of the players, but also through their favorite spots to play. The gameplay is based on Texas Hold’em rules, with No Limit variant, so the stakes and the number of raises during the round are not limited. Various challenges of various difficulty await the players, along with rewards received for winning. The character led by the player acquires experience and advances to next levels. Prominence Poker is a free-to-play game, and aside from the multiplayer mode, there is also a variant for single players, with opponents controlled by AI.
PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4)
Party 04 April 2017
PaRappa the Rapper Remastered is a remaster of the music game released on PlayStation in 1996 and on PSP ten years later. We play as the titular rapping dog who tries his best to win the heart of his crush, Sunny Funny. PaRappa is aided by his two friends, cat enthusiast Katy Kat and the chubby bear PJ Berri, in his musical stunts. Gameplay did not change at all and remains the same as in the original game: PaRappa has to do many things to impress Sunny Funny. All of that happens to the beat of music and requires the players to have a sense of rhythm and good knowledge of the game's controls. The biggest improvement introduced by the remaster are the game's visuals, which are now in much higher resolution. The game also allows us to use the DualShock 4 controller as a metronome.
Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live (PS4)
Party 13 October 2016
An interactive concert developed for PlayStation VR. Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live was created by Japanese company Sega, known from the Project Diva series, which is the base of this production. During the concert, you can listen to 21 songs by the most famous digital performers, such as Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Ren and Rin, Megurine Luka, Meiko and Kaito. Before each performance, you decide the songs and where you want to be located: the general audience, the balconies, or even the stage. By swinging PlayStation move motion controllers to the rhythm of music you unlock additional bonuses and surprises, e.g. new outfits for the performers and special animations. Hatsune Miku: VR Future live features 3D models and animations created for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. The game also featured 3D Surround Sound support.
Party 13 December 2016
A virtual exploration game for VR goggles, developed by the British nDreams studio. Perfect offers no plot – the players are given three different environments which can be freely explored. We visit sunny, tropical beach, high peaks of mountains and snowy valley with a scenic aurora above it. We observe the world from first-person perspective and we look around by turning our head. Dedicated controllers let us interact with some objects. Additionally, some other features were added to enhance the experience, e.g. the option of changing the time of day or choosing a vantage point. This is complemented by amazingly refined visuals with many details.
DJMAX Respect (PS4)
A rhythmic music game developed for PlayStation 4. DJMAX Respect is a special annual installment of the DJMAX series which was started in 2004 by a Korean company Neowiz. Similarly to Guitar Hero or Rock Band, it uses a vertical board divided into several tracks where colorful bricks appear and move down towards the bottom. Each track is assigned a gamepad button which we have to press when a brick is in the corresponding field. DJMAX Respect features a hundred songs taken from DJMAX Portable and DJMAX Portable 2. The music library can be also expanded by buying additional tunes in the form of DLC. Apart from a standard arcade mode, in which we select songs from the list, DJMAX Respect offers a campaign that consists of a number of missions that add different kinds of limitations and difficulties. Moreover, the title allows us to compete 1 vs 1, both over the Internet and locally on a single console.
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PS4)
Party 23 June 2016
Another installment of the arcade series of music games available on Sony consoles and in the arcades. The game was developed by SEGA. The title focuses on the songs performed by six virtual vocalists originating from a professional music application created by Crypton Future Media. There are more than 200 tracks of various genres available in the game. The tracks were composed by fans from all over the world during the few last years. There are also some completely new tracks created for this edition of the game. Mechanics of the game aren’t much different from the ones in its predecessors and in other music games. During the game a music video is shown on the screen and the player must quickly and precisely press the correct buttons. In contrast to its predecessors, Project Diva Future Tone doesn’t offer the option to interact with the characters or design their rooms. However, one can still unlock various accessories and costumes for them.