“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and if you like the smell of the Dynasty Warriors franchise, then you should be equally intoxicated by Samurai Warriors 4. The premise is simple: take the addictive, over-the-top hack ‘n’ slash gameplay of the Dynasty Warriors games and plant it in Bushido-era Japan, rather than feudal China. The result is largely as you’d expect – you take a semi-historical Japanese warrior and use his ludicrously large blade to cut down countless faceless goons.
The story mode has been revamped, and there’s now a roster of 55 playable characters. The format translates well to handheld. If you haven’t picked up a Dynasty Warriors title in a while, then now’s the perfect time to wet your blade once more. Price: £20 • You may also like the latest impossibly slim waterproof sony xperia z3 compact android tablet.