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Tachyon Project (Xbox One)

Tachyon Project (Xbox One)

Quickfire

Another month, another neon-infused twin-stick shooter for Xbox One. It can get tiresome with the same old gameplay being trotted out time and again with just a minor twist here or there to differentiate the current title from the others, but to write Tachyon Project off due to the sins of the games that have come before it would be wrong...

Tembo the Badass Elephant (Xbox One)

Tembo the Badass Elephant (Xbox One)

Here comes the boom

Tembo the Badass Elephant is a 2.5D side-scrolling action game with a hand-drawn comic book art style that somewhat resembles Regular Show and other Cartoon Network cartoons. When the evil Phantom Commander and his loyal army take over Shell City, the military calls on the aid of Tembo the elephant, drawing him out of retirement...

Spectra (Xbox One)

Spectra (Xbox One)

Rinse and repeat and repeat and repeat.

When it comes to retro racers on Xbox One, there's something of a shortage. Sure, there are a few arcade racers kicking about, but nothing that could really be described as harking back to days of old. Spectra: 8-bit Racing promised to fill that gap, providing a chiptune-powered and neon-cloaked experience...

F1 2015 (Xbox One)

F1 2015 (Xbox One)

Burnt out

Finally, it's time for a little Formula One action in the current generation. If you put aside the cameo appearances of F1-style cars in other titles, we've yet to get our F1 fix on Xbox One. That was due to Codemasters deciding that they were going to release F1 2014 for last-gen machines back in September, whilst creating a "new...

Sparkle Unleashed (Xbox One)

Sparkle Unleashed (Xbox One)

The sincerest form of flattery

Back in the very early days of the Xbox 360, one of the first titles to help shape the idea of what Microsoft's then-innovative Xbox Live Arcade service could be was PopCap's Zuma. The game was a rightfully popular puzzler which tasked players with firing coloured marbles into a rapidly-advancing line of similar...

LEGO Jurassic World (Xbox One)

LEGO Jurassic World (Xbox One)

Not that clever

In what is now becoming a well-oiled new release machine, Traveller's Tales recently unleashed their latest installment in the LEGO series - LEGO: Jurassic World; which spans all four movies and adds a couple of new mechanics to the tried and tested formula in an effort to bring this beloved franchise to life in brick form.

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (Xbox One)

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (Xbox One)

A Complete Bust

Last year, several notable releases found themselves under scrutiny for releasing in a broken state. Sadly, this trend has continued into 2015 as yet another broken game is available for purchase. This time around it is publisher 505 Games who have put a horrendous version of Overkill Software's popular cooperative shooter Payday 2...

Quantum Rush: Champions (Xbox One)

Quantum Rush: Champions (Xbox One)

A bit too rushed

There are a lot of people out there clamouring for F-Zero and Wipeout to make a proper return on current hardware. Unfortunately, neither of these classic series have plans to stage a comeback any time soon (not that we know of, at least). It's not all bad news, though, because games like FAST Racing NEO and Quantum Rush Champions...

Shooting Love 200X (Xbox 360)

Shooting Love 200X (Xbox 360)

Bad romance

It isn't every day that a Japanese-made title is released worldwide for either of the currently-available Xbox platforms. Shooting Love 200X came out of absolutely nowhere when it was released back in April for Xbox 360 and was very much a surprise release, especially when you consider that it was first published in Japan back in...

Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One)

Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One)

Tanks for the memories

When it was announced that the Batmobile would be making its début in Arkham Knight, there was much skepticism amongst fans of the Arkham series. While the promise of commanding such a capable vehicle and battling an army of tanks sounded like a blast on its own, the concern resided with how this method of transportation...

Le Tour De France 2015 (Xbox One)

Le Tour De France 2015 (Xbox One)

Pedal pusher

As a rule, the phrase "fans of the series/sport/show will love it" is one that reviewers should try to avoid. The reason is simply because the statement is pretty much redundant. If you're a fan of watching paint dry, then you'll probably be far more forgiving about the shortcomings of Paint Drying Simulator 2015 than you would be about...

SteamWorld Dig (Xbox One)

SteamWorld Dig (Xbox One)

Dig and You Might Strike Oil

Swedish developer Image & Form has been bringing SteamWorld Dig to every available system. This means that one system is going to receive the game last and in this case it's Microsoft's home console. If you're counting, the Xbox One version of SteamWorld Dig is the sixth time players have had a chance to purchase...

Beach Buggy Racing (Xbox One)

Beach Buggy Racing (Xbox One)

Lacking engine-uity

Ever since the legendary Super Mario Kart made its first appearance on the SNES back in 1992, it really does feel as if every publisher has tried to emulate its success. Shrek, Looney Tunes, Sonic, Bomberman, Digimon, LittleBigPlanet, Crazy Frog, Crash Bandicoot, Madagascar, The Muppets, South Park and more have been cynically...

Spy Chameleon (Xbox One)

Spy Chameleon (Xbox One)

Changing Colour

Stealth has been a long-standing staple in video games since the early '80s, when games like Castle Wolfenstein popularized the genre. Since then, stealth games have evolved into very complicated, system-heavy genre in their current form. It can be quite daunting for new players to jump in, which is why Unfinished Pixel's Spy...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)

Absolutely magical

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an intimidating game. It's one of the largest open world games we've ever played, with a plethora of endless side content and explorative tasks. It can often feel very overwhelming, and for those of you that like to clear every icon on your map, well, you're going to have your work cut out for you. The...

The Swapper (Xbox One)

The Swapper (Xbox One)

Who Knows?

In 1885, German biologist Hans Driesch demonstrated that you could produce two sea urchins from a single embryo cell. Ever since then, society has been intrigued by cloning and the controversial practice has continued to this day. It's a tricky subject to discuss due to the many moral issues surrounding cloning. Should man play God? How...

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Xbox One)

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Xbox One)

Sound the alarms!

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to last year's release of Wolfenstein: The New Order. A lot of similarities remain between the two in terms of the overall feel of the gameplay and presentation, but this time the story is told in two parts that add up to a total of eight chapters. Part one takes place in Castle...