Xbox One Reviews

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...

Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

World War Zzzzzzzzzzz

Somehow, Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition achieves the impossible: making driving a car armed with a flamethrower through hordes of undead killing machines in a city overrun by zombies seem dull and repetitive. It's had a 1080p makeover for Xbox One and includes a whole bunch of DLC, but this doesn't manage to hide the incredibly...

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Xbox One)

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Xbox One)

Masterpiece theater

Though a few videos have been published leading up to the release of Valiant Hearts: The Great War, not a lot of them did very much to explain what the game actually was. Clearly, we could see that it was being built on the UbiArt Framework and from what we read, we could clearly see that a lot of care and attention was being...

Sixty Second Shooter Prime (Xbox One)

Sixty Second Shooter Prime (Xbox One)

A new ruler?

Sixty Second Shooter Prime isn’t officially related to Geometry Wars, but it may as well be. A twin stick blaster, the game sees your triangular ship trying to blast its way through enemy cubes, triangles, and coils. There’s no health bar, and no extra lives. Colliding with something means that your game is over. The goal is to rack...

Murdered: Soul Suspect (Xbox One)

Murdered: Soul Suspect (Xbox One)

It's not killer...

Murdered: Soul Suspect was released last week, with little fanfare from publishers Square Enix. It's a murder mystery/stealth game which invites comparisons to LA Noire, but delivers rather short of the mark. The unique selling point of Murdered is that your character is killed within the first two minutes of the game, left to...

Watch_Dogs (Xbox One)

Watch_Dogs (Xbox One)

Connected chaos

To be blunt, Watch Dogs’ lead anti-hero Aiden Pearce is a straight up smartphone addict. For most of the game, Aiden can barely take his eyes away from his device. And who can blame him really, especially with all the cool things one can do? No, he isn’t checking to see what’s trending on Twitter or playing a round of Candy...