Xbox One Reviews

Chariot (Xbox One)

Chariot (Xbox One)

Pulling dead weight or reinventing the wheel?

We play good games all the time. Heck, it’s safe to say that we play great games on a fairly regular basis. What’s surprising, though, is how few of those great games genuinely feel fresh or inspired. Take the platforming genre for instance. For every Rayman Legends — a superb game that introduced...

Titanfall - IMC Rising (Xbox One)

Titanfall - IMC Rising (Xbox One)

The final DLC pack

The third and final DLC pack for Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall was released this week, but is it worth your time and money? Well, IMC Rising is consistent with previous expansions, bringing us three new maps each with their own theme that help to further our understanding of events unfolding after the conclusion of the...

CastleStorm - Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

CastleStorm - Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

There's a sheep in my ballista!

CastleStorm is the latest in a series of games hitting the Xbox One marketplace with the 'definitive edition' tag — promising an improved version of the original title (presented in glorious HD), as well as all the prior DLC and some extra content. In the case of this release, the extra features include two...

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (Xbox One)

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (Xbox One)

Look for D

Remember Deadly Premonition? It’s one of the most divisive games ever to be released upon the world. Poor production values, bizarreness to the extreme, and campy…well, everything else, meant it was one of those wonderfully weird games that either clicked with you, or it didn't at all. Now, four years after the release of Deadly...

FIFA 15 (Xbox One)

FIFA 15 (Xbox One)

The keeper fluffs it.

Here we are once again. It’s that time of year that - if you’re in the UK at least - the releases of EA’s annual Madden and NHL franchises are nothing but a precursor to. It’s FIFA time once again, and no matter what we say about the game here, it’ll undoubtedly be a massive success and sit at the top of the sales...

Destiny (Xbox One)

Destiny (Xbox One)

"I'm your density. I mean, your destiny."

It goes without saying that we all expect big things from the creators of the Halo series. And it’s not just because they bestowed upon us one of the best science-fiction gaming franchises of all time, it’s also due to the epic promise that their new IP will be an intergalactic journey so grand that...

KickBeat - Special Edition (Xbox One)

KickBeat - Special Edition (Xbox One)

Bass dropped.

If you haven’t heard of Kickbeat before and are looking at the screenshots, you’ll probably get the idea that it’s a fighting game that has something to do with music. On the surface of it, that’s true, but the fighting itself is mere decoration for what is a relatively standard rhythm action title. The game is set around...

Warframe (Xbox One)

Warframe (Xbox One)

Those ninjas came from the past!

It was way back in the year 2000 that Digital Extremes announced a new game entitled Dark Sector was in the works. This game was initially envisioned as a space-faring third person shooter where players would don a mechanical suit providing them with powers beyond that of the average soldier. As the development cycle...

Flockers (Xbox One)

Flockers (Xbox One)

Breaking baa-d.

Did you ever play Lemmings? The classic A to B puzzle game were you were supposed to guide a crowd of small, green chaps through levels and past obstacles? The goal was to get as many of them out safely, sometimes leaving a few brave lemmings behind for the greater good. Team 17's new game Flockers is very much like that ... only a...

NHL 15 (Xbox One)

NHL 15 (Xbox One)

Skating backwards going forwards.

NHL 15 was supposed to be a celebration of hockey. A true coming of age that would have us flying banners and cheering EA’s name as they masterfully took the step up to the new generation and showed us their skills on previously untouched ice. When the puck dropped, it would provide the graphical and gameplay...

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Xbox One)

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Xbox One)

Hit, hit, hit, hit, hit...and miss.

If you’ve not played any of the seemingly hundreds of titles that have been released as part of KOEI Tecmo’s Warriors series, then you’ll probably not be aware that whether you’re playing the Samurai, Dynasty, or Orochi flavours, you’re playing much the same game. Hacking, slashing, and the deaths of...

Stick it To The Man (Xbox One)

Stick it To The Man (Xbox One)

Where the sun don't shine

You know you have a great game on your hands when you start a new game immediately after the end credits have rolled. That’s exactly what happened after experiencing the weirdness and strangeness of Stick it To The Man, the latest from Swedish developer Zoink! Games. The weird and the strange is what makes Stick it To The...

Metro Redux (Xbox One)

Metro Redux (Xbox One)

(Re)mastered Blaster

When it comes to re-releasing older titles on a new platform, there are a number of ways a publisher and developer can go about it. They can just put the game out as it was and drop the price. Alternatively, they can bundle in a load of DLC and call it a “definitive” version. Failing that, they can tweak the graphics and...

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (Xbox One)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (Xbox One)

Don't Fear the Reaper

Last year we were wowed by Diablo III on the Xbox 360; the loot system had been improved from the PC version, the gameplay was great and the transfer to console was smooth and user friendly. Eleven months on, Diable III: Utimate Evil Edition has brought this fan favourite dungeon crawler to the Xbox One, along with the Reaper...

The Golf Club (Xbox One)

The Golf Club (Xbox One)

Taking a new approach

Golf games haven’t grown up in the last 25 years. No matter how you look at it, the same systems that we used to control the likes of World Class Leaderboard on the 8-bit machines in the 80s are the same ones that we use today to control the latest EA Sports licence-fest. Everything has changed around the core systems of the...

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox One)

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox One)

Nacho average luchador

Even if you haven’t played Guacamelee or seen it in action, chances are you’re at least aware of its existence. Released as a timed exclusive for PlayStation consoles back in April of last year, this Metroidvania-style action platformer was met with a knockout of a reception, and since then has been heralded by many as one...

Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox One)

Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox One)

Blood and broken bones

Ladies and gentlemen, Karl Fairbourne is back. The buff, very American super sniper makes his return in Sniper Elite 3, joining ranks with the allied countries during World War II to help them gather intel and scout areas of interest. Although, chronologically, this isn't a return as such. Sniper Elite 3 is set some-odd years...

Outlast (Xbox One)

Outlast (Xbox One)

Into the darkness

Outlast is a game you can brag to your friends about when finished. It’s also a survival horror adventure that probably shouldn’t be played by those with weak hearts. The tension scales so sporadically that even a half-hour session can leave you exhausted. But rather more importantly, Outlast is a finely crafted, well-paced...