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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...

Blood of The Werewolf (Xbox 360)

Blood of The Werewolf (Xbox 360)

Murder, she wrote

Blood of the Werewolf is a tough-as-nails action platformer that marries core genre conventions with modern mechanics and ideas. If you took the "try, die, repeat" appeal of Super Meat Boy, the gothic themes of Castlevania, and combat elements similar to those in Final Exam, you’d have a reasonable idea of what to expect here...

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...

Nutjitsu (Xbox One)

Nutjitsu (Xbox One)

Nut all that fun

With platform holders making it easier and easier for indie developers to self-publish in these modern times, it’s inevitable that we’re going to see a lot of games ported from mobile devices to current home consoles. The first game of this nature to come to Xbox One (outside of Halo: Spartan Assault, which we wouldn’t...

Super Time Force (Xbox One)

Super Time Force (Xbox One)

Time is on your side, yes it is.

Super Time Force is the coolest game to hit the Xbox One and Xbox 360 so far this year. From the beautiful modern-retro pixel aesthetics to the unrelenting barrage of '80s/90s action movie inspirations and references, it’s an always-flashy, funny and frantic spectacle. It’s clear that the people over at Cabybara...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Xbox One)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Xbox One)

Great power. Great disposability.

With another blockbuster film comes another video game tie-in — but is that always a bad thing? With games like Spider-Man 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and even Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay we'd have to say that expecting a lazy cash grab shouldn't always be a go-to reaction. Look back at 2012's...

Child of Light (Xbox One)

Child of Light (Xbox One)

What rhymes with magnificent?

Child of Light is gorgeous – you know it, we know it, everyone that has seen it knows it. Running on the UbiArt Framework – the engine created to power recent Rayman games – it’s no surprise that Ubisoft Montreal has been able to craft visuals so stunning that still-frame images look like genuine paintings...

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

There and back again

When Square Enix announced late last year that an updated version of the Tomb Raider reboot would be “re-built specifically for next-gen consoles,” we couldn’t help but scoff. For a game that we already called “adrenaline-filled” and “aesthetically superb,” — let alone only being on the market for 10 months —...

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Xbox 360)

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Xbox 360)

Back of the pocket.

When EA announced that they wouldn’t be releasing their quadrennial World Cup version of their FIFA series as DLC – which is something they trialled with the Euro 2012 add-on for FIFA 12 – the gaming world sighed. It was an indication that we were going back to the bad old days of paying out the full retail price for the...

Trials Fusion (Xbox One)

Trials Fusion (Xbox One)

Man. Machine. The future?

We know that topping Trials Evolution would be no easy feat. As the second game in the Trials series, Evolution hit Xbox Live Arcade back in April of 2012 and was in such high demand that it shattered digital sales records right out of the gate. Not only did this sequel to Trials HD feature tighter gameplay and more varied...

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut (Xbox One)

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut (Xbox One)

Interstellar Earth Defenders

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut is an arcade-style space shooter that one might compare to Star Wars: X-Wing, or even those Rogue Squadron games for the Nintendo 64 and GameCube. As a war rages on between Earth and the independent colonies of space, you'll play as a pilot in the U.N.E. (United Nations of Earth) with the...

Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One)

Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One)

Do or die.

To say that Kinect Sports Rivals is a high-profile title for Xbox One would be something of an understatement. Being the only game (barring the violently bad Fighter Within, which barely passes as a game) available that’s been designed for the much-maligned Kinect device that’s included with every console, people were looking to...

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Xbox 360)

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Xbox 360)

Stabs itself in the foot.

The modern-day Ninja Gaiden as a franchise has always been known for it's challenge, but it was always fair. It would throw obstacles at you that could be overcome through thought and tactical awareness. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z however ignores this, going for more aggressive and less balanced approach. You play as Yaiba, a...

MXGP: The Official Motocross Game (Xbox 360)

MXGP: The Official Motocross Game (Xbox 360)

Muddy.

When it comes to messing about on motorbikes in the mud, gamers used to have a fair few options to choose from. Acclaim, THQ, EA, Microsoft and others were involved in publishing games that varied from average to outstanding, but that all fell away as gamers grew bored of annual releases that lacked passion. Now, the landscape is less...

The LEGO Movie Videogame (Xbox One)

The LEGO Movie Videogame (Xbox One)

Everything is (not so) awesome

The LEGO Movie Videogame is already the second LEGO game to be released on the next generation of consoles, and with the upcoming awkwardly-titled LEGO The Hobbit just on the horizon, this series has no intention of letting up. Based off the excellent movie, The LEGO Movie Videogame takes the honours of being one of...

Titanfall (Xbox One)

Titanfall (Xbox One)

Boom time.

To say that Xbox One owners have been waiting for Titanfall to arrive is probably one of the understatements of the year. To say that a few gamers who have been thinking about taking the step up to the Xbox One have been waiting to see how Respawn’s new multiplayer-only FPS would fare is also in the same ballpark, understatement-wise...

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Xbox 360)

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Xbox 360)

Is this a Dragon Ball Zzzzzz?

Dragon Ball Z has always been known for it's spectacle of over the top fun, characters, design and action. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is no exception in this highly stylized spectacle fighter, which is easy to play, enjoyable to watch, but which can become repetitive before it gets fun. There isn't really any story to...