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Goat Simulator (Xbox One)

Goat Simulator (Xbox One)

Bleat It

If you have logged into Steam recently, you have undoubtedly noticed that there are simulators for just about every single type of activity. Farming? Check. Warehouse and Logistics? Of course! This trend is obviously ripe for parody, so it made sense that the April 1st release of Goat Simulator on Steam last year became a hit. Now over a...

We Are Doomed (Xbox One)

We Are Doomed (Xbox One)

Gone too soon

When it comes to twin-stick shooters, Geometry Wars changed the game when it reared its head back in 2003. Plenty of pretenders to the throne have come and gone and the release of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (and the subsequent free content-doubling DLC pack) has raised the bar once again. Out twin-sticking the wireframe champion is...

RIDE (Xbox One)

RIDE (Xbox One)

Burnt out

When it comes to simulations of motorcycle racing, there's really only one name left in the business. When you buy a game based on MotoGP, Motocross, Superbikes, or anything else that runs on two wheels and has an engine, Italian developer Milestone is likely who will be behind it. With so many titles under their belt, we were expecting...

Tower Of Guns (Xbox One)

Tower Of Guns (Xbox One)

Bulletproof...We Wish It Was

Tower of Guns is a very simple game at its core. You play the protagonist, running through room after room of the eponymous tower, shooting anything mechanical that tries to do you harm. Once you've cleared a room, you shoot the door and move into another one to do the same, then repeat until you meet a boss character...

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Xbox One)

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Xbox One)

Sneaky Fun

It is quite fitting that Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, a 2D stealth action game developed by Curve Digital, crept up on us. With the previous title being generally enjoyable, this was a game that was anticipated, but no more than your standard sequel. With this one though, you'll decide to play "an hour" before bed, and find that five...

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! (Xbox One)

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! (Xbox One)

It's an odd, odd world.

Gamers may claim to be sick of remakes, but they keep selling. These remakes serve the purpose of updating past titles and allowing new people to experience them for the first time. The latest remake to hit Xbox One is Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!, a remake of 1997's Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Has time passed Oddworld by or is it...

Pool Nation FX (Xbox One)

Pool Nation FX (Xbox One)

Rack and ruined

Back in 2012, a game by the name of Pool Nation launched on Xbox 360. Pretty much overlooked by everyone other than hardcore fans of cue and ball action, it was a surprisingly good take on the sport, featuring a ludicrously addictive Endurance mode, great visuals, and smooth gameplay. Fast forward to 2015, and Pool Nation FX has...

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 (Xbox One)

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 (Xbox One)

Orange you glad we didn't say banana?

There weren't a great many solid titles released for Microsoft's first foray into motion-controlled console gaming, but few could argue that Fruit Ninja Kinect was anything less than a cracking game. Easy to get into, fun to play, and devilishly addictive, the game was ported from mobile platforms with aplomb by...

LA Cops (Xbox One)

LA Cops (Xbox One)

Police Brutality

Los Angeles is an odd location for a cop game. While the Los Angeles Police Department is one of the more famous precincts in America, it's famous for the wrong reasons. The LAPD is famous due to racism, unneeded brutality, and for being the catalyst for the 1992 LA riots. So unless you're trying to make some sort of larger point,...

Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One)

Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One)

Gettin' tough?

Like the Call of Duty franchise, Battlefield has been doing the same thing for a few years now, and some could argue that the result is becoming a bit stale. While Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare aimed to shake things up with futuristic weaponry and gadgets to spice up both the single-player and the competitive space, it still largely...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis (Xbox One)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis (Xbox One)

Loose ends

Good or bad. This is what it all comes down to when discussing the fourth and final chapter of Resident Evil: Revelations 2. No, we aren’t simply talking about the quality of the episode — which remains as consistent as the previous ones — but rather the type of ending players will receive in the final act. Episode 4: Metamorphosis...

Bladestorm: Nightmare (Xbox One)

Bladestorm: Nightmare (Xbox One)

Nightmare is right

When Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War was released on the Xbox 360 back in 2008, it was a game that pretty much passed everyone by. Those who did play it tend to remember it with fondness, even though it was far from perfect. A genuinely inventive game that saw players leading battalions of troops across France while racking up...

Ziggurat (Xbox One)

Ziggurat (Xbox One)

A spell-cial surprise

While PSN and Steam have been quickly accumulating a substantial number of roguelikes, the Xbox One has certainly been lacking in this area. In fact, we aren’t sure if there’s a single game currently available for purchase in the Games Store that's built around this increasingly-popular design choice. Hope is not lost,...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 3: Judgment (Xbox One)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 3: Judgment (Xbox One)

The one with all the puzzles

Playing Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in its current episodic state really is like coming back to your favourite TV show each week. The quick recaps that preface each instalment do a good job highlighting all the important stuff, while at the same time, achieving a level of excitement for the next. Episode 3: Judgment...

White Night (Xbox One)

White Night (Xbox One)

Fade to black

With over-the-top prose, a very, very distinctive visual style, and with the potential for real thrills, White Night is absolutely stacked full of promise. A relatively low-key release, the game takes place exclusively in black-and-white, with the darkness only pierced by the occasional electric light and the lead character's ability...

Shiftlings (Xbox One)

Shiftlings (Xbox One)

Shift into turbo

The reopening of legendary video game publisher, Sierra, was met with much fanfare late last year. Now a part of Activision, Sierra's focus is on bringing high-quality downloadable indie titles to consoles. Their first release, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, was met with critical acclaim and proved to be a perfect jumping off point...

OlliOlli (Xbox One)

OlliOlli (Xbox One)

A bit of bump and grind

It's been a while since a decent skateboarding game has hit the shelves. The surprise resurgence in popularity of EA's Skate 3 with the YouTube generation, combined with the excitement over a new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater title being announced though, show that there's still a market for the genre. Hoping to kickflip into the...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2: Contemplation (Xbox One)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2: Contemplation (Xbox One)

Better than the first

Without a doubt, the second episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 knows how to up the ante. The story is more compelling, the action more exciting, and the enemies significantly more challenging. While Episode 1 was a solid opening chapter, it also felt predictable and played things a little too safe. Episode 2, however —...

DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Here’s your chance to atone

Great games don’t always get the appreciation they deserve, and that’s a damn shame. Look at 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, which was a smash hit with critics and most that played it, yet somehow it didn’t meet sales expectations. It’s a top-notch production all around, with refined gameplay, stunning art design,...