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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia (Xbox One)

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia (Xbox One)

A Hard Day's Nyet

When Ubisoft debuted their alternative take on the Assassin's Creed world with Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China back in 2015, announcing that it was the first of a three-part trilogy, there was hope in our hearts. Hope that starting from the promising base that the first title provided, the development team would listen to...

LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Xbox One)

LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Xbox One)

Assemble Avengers!

Traveller's Tales have been ambitious with this, the latest in the chain of LEGO games which stretch back into the mists of time. Promising as it does to include content from Avengers Assemble, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3 and Thor:The Dark World,...

The Living Dungeon (Xbox One)

The Living Dungeon (Xbox One)

Pretty Dicey

There was genuine excitement when The Living Dungeon dropped into our review queue. Fans of tabletop games will agree that this genre is currently not well served on the Xbox One and even the Xbox 360's back catalogue is a little lacking, offering only a few that really break the mould alongside a whole host of more mainstream titles...

Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox One)

Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox One)

Busting out all over

That Amazing Princess Sarah is quite entertaining, is proof positive that you can't judge a book by its cover. The key art featuring the painfully-proportioned Sarah gazing out of the screen suggests that the game will be nothing but a teenage boy's fantasy presented in videogame form. In fact, some will pass over it altogether...

Fortified (Xbox One)

Fortified (Xbox One)

Mars Attacks!

Console platforms have always suffered from a lacklustre showing in both strategy and tower defence-style games, with these genres usually sticking to PCs where the inputs allow a little more flexibility than that offered by a gamepad. When implemented well, these types of titles can be a real pleasure on consoles however, and this...

G Prime Into The Rain (Xbox One)

G Prime Into The Rain (Xbox One)

Jesus Still Rocks

Few games are as baffling upfront as Soma Games' G Prime Into The Rain. Before anything is explained to the player, they are staring at eight different contracts to sign, with zero context regarding what any of them do. There's text that can be read that gives some background on the situation, but since the game has clearly been...

Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Xbox One)

Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Xbox One)

Save money, save the world.

Gemini: Heroes Reborn comes at an odd time, Heroes Reborn is bringing the curtain down on its 13 episode run and is seemingly cancelled, as NBC move to make it clear it was only ever intended as an event series. It also arrives on the back of developers Phosphor's failed Kickstarter for a game called Awakening that showed...

Dungeon of the Endless (Xbox One)

Dungeon of the Endless (Xbox One)

​Open the door

Dungeon of the Endless opens on a shot of a spacecraft crashing deep into the surface of an unknown planet and hopes that you will work out details like the plot and what on earth you're supposed to be doing, from there. Featuring procedurally-generated dungeon exploring, with hints of RPG and tower defence, this is a challenging...

A Boy and His Blob (Xbox One)

A Boy and His Blob (Xbox One)

Hug it out

When A Boy and His Blob landed on the Nintendo Wii back in 2009, it was met with great acclaim. Fans of the NES original, titled A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia, were overjoyed to receive a faithful reimagining of a cult classic, one that smoothed out and expanded upon the ideas of its predecessor while featuring a charming,...

Sparkle 2 (Xbox One)

Sparkle 2 (Xbox One)

Keep Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' On!

Sparkle 2 is a follow up to last year's Sparkle Unleashed, both developed by 10tons Games of course, and it's fair to say that they to have been working on a policy of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." This year's offering could be termed an evolution of the original game, rather than a revolution (pun definitely...

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink (Xbox One)

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink (Xbox One)

Short stories

If there's one type of game that's massively oversaturated on mobile, PC, and handheld, it's the "hidden object" game. The reason for this is simply that those types of games are incredibly easy to make and suitable for the absolute most casual of gamers. Artifex Mundi are leading the charge to console in the hidden object genre and...

AIPD (Xbox One)

AIPD (Xbox One)

Under arresting

When it comes to top-down twin-stick shooters, the Xbox One is not exactly running short of options. We've got the outstanding Geometry Wars 3 heading up the pack, with a host of alternatives in the shape of We Are Doomed, Polychromatic, Crimsonland, Ultratron, and Sixty Second Shooter Prime all available if you fancy a change. With

Level 22: Gary's Misadventures (Xbox One)

Level 22: Gary's Misadventures (Xbox One)

Office head

It isn't often that a videogame features a plot about trying to save the main character's humdrum office job, but the premise of Level 22: Gary's Misadventures indeed revolves around that very goal. After a raucous birthday party the night before, hugely bespectacled Gary is late for work and given that this is far from his first...

Rebel Galaxy (Xbox One)

Rebel Galaxy (Xbox One)

Warping into the sunset

From the moment the game is launched it's easy to see that Rebel Galaxy pays homage to the likes of Elite and Freelancer on PC. You are placed in the shoes of the typical everyman who suddenly receives a message from an estranged aunt. Cryptically, she requests that you make every possible haste to travel to the edges of...

Hyper Void (Xbox One)

Hyper Void (Xbox One)

Not Another Space Shooter

Space shooters have been around since time began. Well, at least since video games began, at least. There are plenty of them still on the market, flooding consoles, PC and mobile devices with their simplistic styles and gameplay ranging from the easy to the super challenging. Indie Developers INFramez Technology's Hyper...

Oxenfree (Xbox One)

Oxenfree (Xbox One)

We'll avoid the obvious tagline

Oxenfree is an unsettling game. The word "unsettling" can be used to imply many things though, so we can't just leave the review there. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean that we'll come up with a more fitting descriptor by the time we reach the conclusion. In order to bolster our attempt though, we'd best provide an...

The Banner Saga (Xbox One)

The Banner Saga (Xbox One)

Juno it makes sense

When Stoic first pitched the concept of The Banner Saga to potential Kickstarter backers in 2012, it was clear that they had potentially struck gold from the get-go. With a $100,000 target, the company managed to raise over seven times that much to bring their tactical RPG to life. Now, just a day or two over two years since the...

Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One)

Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One)

A worthy resurrection

It's hard to talk about Resident Evil 0 without mentioning the Resident Evil remake that graced gamers back in 2002 on Gamecube and again in last year's excellent HD port. It's entirely possible for some to dismiss RE 0 as the inferior game when weighing pros and cons. For instance, the new playable characters aren't as...

Unepic (Xbox One)

Unepic (Xbox One)

Legend of Zera

There is a trend of older games being ported to the Xbox One at the moment and it's offering Xbox gamers an opportunity to try titles they may have missed on the PC or Wii U. Unepic is the latest in line and is surprisingly deep, considering it was largely developed by one man in his spare time. It's a role-playing platformer with a...

Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One)

Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One)

Simply complex...or something along those lines

Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity is a game that makes a virtue of its simplicity. At its heart, it is very clearly a mobile game transplanted on to the Xbox One. It's fair to say it doesn't stretch the graphical abilities of the console but are the whistles and bells successfully replaced with old...