Xbox One Reviews

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...

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...

Farming Simulator 15 (Xbox One)

Farming Simulator 15 (Xbox One)

The amber waves of groan

It almost goes without saying that Farming Simulator 15 will be a divisive game. On a platform filled to the brim with shooters, racers and sports simulations, the simple fact is that a very large portion of the market will just simply not understand the attraction of planting crops and harvesting them for money. On the...

Mega Coin Squad (Xbox One)

Mega Coin Squad (Xbox One)

Money.

Couch-based multiplayer has been falling away in recent years but, with the rise of indie developers who are keen to see it make a comeback, more and more titles seem to be remembering that pretty much every console ever made supports more than one controller being in use at a time. This resurgence is most definitely occurring on the Xbox One...

Rogue Legacy (Xbox One)

Rogue Legacy (Xbox One)

All in the family

Procedural generation is a term that is being thrown around quite often lately, and it's one that has a decent amount of stigma going against it. When environmental characteristics and enemy arrangements are decided by an algorithm or line of code, changing the surroundings with every replay, it can make a game feel cheap, and the...

Slice Zombies for Kinect (Xbox One)

Slice Zombies for Kinect (Xbox One)

Quick chop

From Slice Zombies for Kinect's very title, you can pretty much predict what it's going to consist of. If you guessed "Fruit Ninja Kinect with zombies instead of fruit" then you're pretty much on the money. That isn't to belittle developer MADE's work though, rather it's the easiest way to inform readers of what the game is all about...

NERO (Xbox One)

NERO (Xbox One)

So NERO, so far(o)

When NERO first made its appearance back at E3 2014, pretty much everybody with eyes on the screen was intrigued. Beautiful settings, a fantastic soundtrack, and stacks of luminescence were the order of the day. That first trailer didn't particularly shed any light on the gameplay though. As it turns out, Storm in a Teacup's...

Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition (Xbox One)

Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition (Xbox One)

What is life?

As gaming continues to evolve, more and more games are becoming a melting pot of genres. In fact, it is rare to see a game that strictly falls into a single genre anymore. When pulled off correctly, this makes for a great game that is unique and manages to find the strengths of several genres and forego their inherent weaknesses. When...

Ultratron (Xbox One)

Ultratron (Xbox One)

And not a light cycle in sight...

When it comes to twin-stick shooters, the Xbox One now has a fair few titles from which to choose. The excellent Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is at the top of the pile, whilst less high-profile releases such as We Are Doomed and Sixty Second Shooter Prime bring up the rear. Puppy Games' Ultratron – the follow up...