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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox One)

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox One)

Nananananana - Batman!

Sorry. Well, not sorry – it had to start like that. The Batman theme tune from the old TV-show is probably one of the most iconic TV themes of all time and Batman himself is probably one of the most iconic superheroes. Just like LEGO is one of the most iconic toy brands on the market. Throw it all in a blender and you should...

Shape Up (Xbox One)

Shape Up (Xbox One)

Ship out.

A Kinect-only fitness title, published by Ubisoft, shown at E3, then never spoken of again until it’s on the store shelves, and on top of that, nobody has reviewed it almost a week after it’s been released. It doesn’t bode well for Shape Up, does it? It wouldn’t be fair to rush to judgement, though. After all, the on-stage demo...

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Xbox One)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Xbox One)

On the up

The annual soccer head-to-head battle is on once again, given that nobody else has come forward to try and bring a new entrant into the fight. Konami are making the step up to the new generation properly – last year’s effort can hardly be counted – with Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 and the early demo-fuelled hype suggests that the game...

Pure Pool (Xbox One)

Pure Pool (Xbox One)

Pure and too simple

When it comes to sports simulations, snooker and pool have a rich and varied history. From the simple Trick Shot for the Atari 2600, via Side Pocket on the NES, Archer Maclean’s Pool for the Amiga and Atari ST, Virtua Pool for DOS, Pool Paradise on PlayStation 2 and Hustle Kings for the PlayStation 3, we’ve reached our...

Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One)

Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One)

Divided you'll fall

When you load up an Assassin’s Creed title for the first time, you kind of know what to expect. Every entry in the series adds another layer of things that we assume will continue through to appear in the next game. From the basic free-running of the first title, through to the sprawling open-world adventure that was Black...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Xbox 360)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Xbox 360)

Another turtle-tastrophe

We apologize in advance for doing this, but click here and here. Last year saw the release of two video games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license, and you should know that we found both of them to be pretty terrible. But despite these Galapagos tortoise-sized cowabummers, when TMNT: Danger of the Ooze was...

The Legend of Korra (Xbox One)

The Legend of Korra (Xbox One)

Elementary elements

When you hear that Platinum Games is working on a title, you generally sit up and listen, such is the general quality of their titles. You even take notice when you hear that they’re working on a title based on a Nickelodeon TV show for Activision, despite the quality of game that sort of sentence would usually result in. Even...

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)

Chaos never tasted so good

Insomniac Games has been responsible for creating great exclusive software for the PlayStation brand over the years. With franchises like Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance earning both critical praise and impressive sales numbers, it’s easy to see why Sony has held the developer so close to the chest...

Defense Grid 2 (Xbox One)

Defense Grid 2 (Xbox One)

Build 'em up...knock 'em down.

It's been a few years since Defense Grid: The Awakening was released on the Xbox 360, garnering a wealth of positive reviews and offering an interesting and challenging strategy gaming experience. Five years on, Defense Grid 2 is available to download on Xbox One for $24.99/£19.99. That's a pretty steep price for a...

Skylanders: Trap Team (Xbox One)

Skylanders: Trap Team (Xbox One)

Fool us once...

To say that we were sceptical about the latest Skylanders title, Trap Team, would be an understatement. Having not had a great deal of experience with the series, but having seen the shelves upon shelves of toys for sale at seemingly ludicrous prices in every supermarket and specialist store for the last couple of years, we thought...

The Evil Within (Xbox One)

The Evil Within (Xbox One)

Survival horror revival

The Evil Within is the best Resident Evil 4 imitation to date, and in no way is that a bad thing. The similarities are nearly endless — zombie-like creatures, chainsaw-wielding maniacs — but the most common thread is that both games are created by survival horror mastermind, Shinji Mikami. With the bar raised so high, you...

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (Xbox One)

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (Xbox One)

Welcome to 221b Baker Street

There hasn't been that much written about Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments - in fact, so little has been said that one could almost end up thinking that the developers really wanted it to fly under the radar. Which is a shame...no, really. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments takes place in the gritty,...

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox One)

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox One)

Not taking the Mickey

Enough words have been written about the history of Microsoft’s second attempt at motion controlled gaming and how it was a mandatory purchase for all bleeding-edge Xbox One owners. We all know how a lot of people – probably the majority, in fact – don’t see even the second iteration of Kinect as being a viable input...

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Square Enix are at it again with their "definitive" release of a previous generation title, this time bringing United Front’s open-world, third-person action title Sleeping Dogs to Xbox One with a new coat of polish. But are the visual improvements and included DLC enough to lure you in for another go, or is this purely for...

Pinball FX2 - South Park (Xbox One)

Pinball FX2 - South Park (Xbox One)

Salty balls

South Park hasn't had the most luxurious history when it comes to getting the video game treatment. There's been a decent release here or there throughout the years, but for the most part we've been subjected to repetitive first-person shooters and uninspired platformers. That is until earlier this year when South Park: The Stick of...

Alien: Isolation (Xbox One)

Alien: Isolation (Xbox One)

"The perfect organism."

Throughout cinematic history, very few films have influenced a genre like the Alien saga has. In 1979, Ridley Scott's initial vision of horror far away from home resonated so strongly with audiences that the film almost immediately became a cult hit and introduced us to Ellen Ripley, one of the most dynamic heroines ever to...

Divekick Addition Edition + (Xbox One)

Divekick Addition Edition + (Xbox One)

Paper champion

Divekick is going to be a game that splits opinions, that much is sure. The hardcore fighting game fans will love the action/reaction playing style, but a large proportion of people will be left cold. A good portion of that first group will already own it on another format, too. That doesn't set things up all that well for the Xbox...

F1 2014 (Xbox 360)

F1 2014 (Xbox 360)

In for repairs

“Welcome to Brazil, where the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos is currently being hammered by torrential rain. The track is absolutely soaked and there was talk of calling the race off, but we’re here and ready to go. The cars are on the grid, facing down 71 laps of the circuit, with Lewis Hamilton in the Pure...