Xbox One Reviews

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Xbox One)

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Xbox One)

New and unimproved

When it comes to writing a review, sometimes the words are easy to put together, while the score causes problems and doubt. Sometimes, the opposite occurs and while you've got the score locked in your head, the words just don't flow. With Undead Labs' remaster of the cult Xbox 360 hit State of Decay, we seem to have run into...

Neverwinter (Xbox One)

Neverwinter (Xbox One)

How do I jump?

For the uninitiated; Neverwinter is a free to play, massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the Dungeons and Dragons universe which truly tests the limits of how high an in-game item can be priced while still qualifying as a micro transaction. We explored Neverwinter's world for a few weeks using the two character slots...

Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One)

Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One)

Taking it to the X level

Back in 2011, Mortal Kombat was reinvented for home consoles with its ninth entry, which amounted to what many consider to be the definitive game in the series. Introducing a story mode unlike anything ever included in a fighting game before it, as well as remixing characters, locations, and plot events from its...

Infinity Runner (Xbox One)

Infinity Runner (Xbox One)

Travelling without moving

One type of game that until now has yet to make the jump to Xbox One – some would say thankfully – is the endless runner. Made popular by the likes of Temple Run and a billion other pretenders on mobile devices, the genre has yet to really get a foothold on any home console platform. This is more than likely due to the...

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (Xbox One)

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (Xbox One)

Changing perspectives

The concept of taking the Assassin's Creed franchise into a 2.5D game world is certainly an interesting proposition. Many were wondering how Ubisoft and Climax Studios would go about getting the free-running elements of the main franchise into a side-scroller whilst keeping an element of freedom about the proceedings. The good...

The Evil Within: The Assignment (Xbox One)

The Evil Within: The Assignment (Xbox One)

Extra marks for excellence

If you're expecting The Evil Within's first story-based DLC, The Assignment, to play anything like the main game, you may want to sit down and read this first. While the original gave players a chance to fight back the horrors with plenty of weapons and gadgets, The Assignment throws all of that away for a more methodical,...

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,...