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MagNets: Fully Charged (Xbox One)

MagNets: Fully Charged (Xbox One)

Unattractive

In MagNets: Fully Charged you control Park Ranger Faraday, who has discovered that not only have the MagNetPets gone missing, but also the Bloxbots have gone mad! It's not quite clear what Bloxbots or MagnetPets are, but, according to your guide (a holographic projection identified only as "Sir") it's definitely up to you to sort it...

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 (Xbox One)

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 (Xbox One)

High cheese

When it comes to a ranking of the most niche sports that have been turned into videogames, lacrosse is probably toward the top of the list. Following on from the relatively successful XBLIG release of College Lacrosse 12 for Xbox 360, Crosse Studio have been working on the next iteration. For Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 though, they've...

Stranger of Sword City (Xbox One)

Stranger of Sword City (Xbox One)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, that's a stranger!

The Xbox 360 made a hard push at tapping into the Japanese market with the likes of Blue Dragon and The Last Remnant. Stranger of Sword City - a dungeon role playing game - was a lesser-known title that also came to the platform. The Xbox One has seen nowhere near the same level of support in terms...

TrackMania Turbo (Xbox One)

TrackMania Turbo (Xbox One)

Mania is right

If there's one game that's been flying under the radar since it was announced, it's Trackmania Turbo. Everyone was aware that the series – which had a sizeable fanbase on PC - would be challenging to take across to consoles, mainly due to the fact that even though it ships with a healthy supply of tracks, Trackmania is known as...

Cel Damage HD (Xbox One)

Cel Damage HD (Xbox One)

Racing back in time

Back in 2001, Cel Damage was released for the original Xbox. Offering a cartoony, cel shaded take on the then popular vehicular combat genre, it was an immediate hit and many people still have a soft spot for it today. Fast forward to 2016, and Frontline Games have produced an HD remake of the game, but has time been kind, or...

Blast 'Em Bunnies (Xbox One)

Blast 'Em Bunnies (Xbox One)

Blast 'em into the sun

When it comes to game concepts, the one supplied by Blast 'Em Bunnies couldn't be much simpler. You play a bunny, manning (bunnying?) a rotating gun turret. Other rabbits of various types – grenadiers, paratroopers, burrowers, walkers, etc. - are trying to get to you so that they can knock you out and take your stuff. You...

101 Ways To Die (Xbox One)

101 Ways To Die (Xbox One)

Let us count the ways

In the bowels of an abandoned looking mansion, in deepest Blutenstein, Professor Ernst Splattunfuder has worked long and hard on his manual of unique and horrific ways to kill and maim when, alas, his assistant blows up the fruits of his labour in a terrible lab 'accident'. Distraught, the professor calls the minion agency and...

Tom Clancy's The Division (Xbox One)

Tom Clancy's The Division (Xbox One)

Ubi squad lootin'

The Division doesn't make the best first impression. When the game begins, you're dropped into a section of New York City that's devoid of substance. There are few missions that show up on the map, and running through the lifeless streets from A to B is a chore. There are no unscripted moments, no random events to engage in, and...

Ironcast (Xbox One)

Ironcast (Xbox One)

Take That, Jeremy, You Bounder!

Ironcast is an odd beast. After a successful Kickstarter campaign by its developers Dreadbit, the game was released on PC back in May 2015. The conversion to console is now here, and we can see what all the fuss has been about. At its heart, Ironcast is a simple colour-matching puzzle game, but the strategy and...

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (Xbox One)

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (Xbox One)

Cannon Plodder

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops is the result of two mobile games being combined into one Xbox One release and although it's good fun, it doesn't make enough of a departure from the casual style gameplay that one would expect on a phone to allow it to make any real impact in the console space. The story takes place across two sets of...

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One)

Dangerzone!

With the gaming landscape rife with shooters, be they sci-fi based or super realistic, it can be a little daunting for those who fancy a little more whimsy on their battlefield. When Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare hit the scene two years ago, it wasn't even clear if there was a market for something as colourful and ridiculous as a...

Action Henk (Xbox One)

Action Henk (Xbox One)

Henk, not Hank

Action Henk is a massive star that can do anything he turns his hand to. Well, you'd believe that to be the case if you took a look around the room in which he lives. He was kickflipping in Action Henk's Pro Skater 2, replaced Bruce Willis in Die Henk, and seemingly was a part of every other franchise that folks of a certain age will...

The Flame in the Flood (Xbox One)

The Flame in the Flood (Xbox One)

The girl Scout's guide to survival

The Great Outdoors isn't just the name of a classic movie starring the late John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. Believe it or not, it's an actual place that exists beyond our TV screens and our many other technological distractions. Beyond the prefab homes and fast-food joints cluttering our field of view lies a...

Pixel Piracy (Xbox One)

Pixel Piracy (Xbox One)

Booty or Bilge?

Fancy captaining a crew of villainous pirates and sailing the seven seas on a quest for booty? Feel like storming other ships and plundering their supplies or commandeering their vessel? How about taking the remains of their ships to custom build your very own scourge of the seas? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes" then...

Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders (Xbox One)

Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders (Xbox One)

The clues are there...

If you know your crime novels, you are probably familiar with super detective Hercule Poirot – one of British crime queen Agatha Christie's main protagonists and best-known private eyes. During her lifetime, Christie published no less than 66 novels starring the dapper Belgian. Despite Christie repeatedly claiming that she...

Rocket League (Xbox One)

Rocket League (Xbox One)

Blast off

When it comes to surprise success stories, there are none more surprising in recent memory than Psyonix's Rocket League. 2008's downloadable PlayStation 3 title Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars which, while decent fun, was generally forgotten about or passed over by most, was hardly the most likely title to spawn a game that...

Bike Mayhem 2 (Xbox One)

Bike Mayhem 2 (Xbox One)

Bike Meh-em

Less open minded gamers will groan at the sight of mobile ports, but they absolutely have a place on consoles. Games such as Pumped BMX+ have shown that the best mobile games can shine on Xbox One, as long as they're brought over with care. Sadly, not every developer ports their games with the care that Curve Digital does, and that leads...

D/Generation HD (Xbox One)

D/Generation HD (Xbox One)

Jetpack couriers need a trade union...

D/Generation HD is a reworking of a fondly remembered action/adventure/puzzle game that was first released back in 1991, on PC, Amiga and ST. According to developers West Coast Software Ltd, the game has been recreated from the original source code and still contains all the original features, but has had a...

Dying Light: The Following (Xbox One)

Dying Light: The Following (Xbox One)

Parks and Recreation and Zombies

Dying Light: The Following is a strange proposition that's available in a whole bunch of ways. It's an expansion pack that also alters the main game in a few areas, which can be purchased standalone if you own the original Dying Light without the season pass, will be delivered free if you DO own the season pass, and...