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Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One)

Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One)

Simply complex...or something along those lines

Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity is a game that makes a virtue of its simplicity. At its heart, it is very clearly a mobile game transplanted on to the Xbox One. It's fair to say it doesn't stretch the graphical abilities of the console but are the whistles and bells successfully replaced with old...

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (Xbox One)

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (Xbox One)

Rough before the smooth?

When the first of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy was released, there was genuine hope that it would evolve from the "decent-but-flawed" category and that by the third iteration, would have made it all the way up to the top deck. With (at least) two more games due, it was a safe assumption that the developer would...

Lovely Planet (Xbox One)

Lovely Planet (Xbox One)

Lovely, Not Friendly

It's always strange for a gamer to admit defeat. After all, many games are predicated on being the hero, and accomplishing a goal such as saving the world. Sometimes this just doesn't happen, though. There isn't always a happy ending, and in many cases there is no conclusion at all. Not due to a developer ending the game after...

Starpoint Gemini 2 (Xbox One)

Starpoint Gemini 2 (Xbox One)

To Boldly Go...

Starpoint Gemini 2 is a direct sequel to Starpoint Gemini, which was released for PC back in 2010, developed by Little Green Men Games. It's described as a "space trading and combat simulator" which takes place in the Gemini system, a large area of various interlinked regions. There are upwards of 70 individual ships to pilot, which...

STARWHAL (Xbox One)

STARWHAL (Xbox One)

Just the tip

Couch multiplayer has really been making an indie gaming comeback recently, with varying levels of success. The latest guest to the party is four-player space combat title Starwhal from Breakfall in which players control unicorn of the sea, the narwhal. In space. Obviously. From the off, Starwhal will put a smile on your face as it's...

Super Party Sports: Football (Xbox One)

Super Party Sports: Football (Xbox One)

Off your head

Indie titles are coming across to the Xbox One thick and fast and while some publishers are trying to port any old mobile game to the platform, that approach isn't necessarily going to work as gamers are getting wary. Fortunately though, some titles work just as well on console as they do on mobile. Super Party Sports: Football is one...

Fallout 4 (Xbox One)

Fallout 4 (Xbox One)

Or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Post-Apocalypse

Let's make no bones about it, it's clear from the outset that with Fallout 4, Bethesda have created a wonderful thing. The preamble leading up to your entry into Vault-111 – complete with the much-ballyhooed character creation system - is nicely detailed and believable enough to draw...

Star Wars: Battlefront (Xbox One)

Star Wars: Battlefront (Xbox One)

A New Hope?

There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? From soup commercials to comic books, toys to movies, it's impossible to ignore the force that Star Wars has over the entertainment realm this holiday season. The hype even extends to the video game world, as the beloved Star Wars: Battlefront series is making a return after a 10-year snooze...

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (Xbox One)

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (Xbox One)

Certainly not definitive

Considering how much better PC versions of games generally were in the last generation, it's been nice to see so many titles make the jump from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. Games such as DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition have seen huge improvements both graphically and gameplay wise. For the most part, these enhanced versions...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (Xbox One)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (Xbox One)

Itchin' for more witchin'

CD Projekt RED sure knows how to treat its fans. Not only was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a fantastic and deep RPG, but fans were rewarded with a consistent trickle of free DLC that ranged from new quests, outfits, and even a "New Game+" mode. Now, Hearts of Stone — the first paid expansion for The Witcher 3 — has released...

Just Dance 2016 (Xbox One)

Just Dance 2016 (Xbox One)

We can dance if we want to

Once upon a time, if one wanted to play a dancing game, it was a case of heading down to the arcade to show your expertise (or flail about hopelessly) on a Dance Dance Revolution machine in full view of the general public. Playing at home meant fastening a plastic dance mat to the floor with increasing quantities of...

Need for Speed (Xbox One)

Need for Speed (Xbox One)

Monsterous

We thought we'd take the "in-your-face" approach to reviewing Ghost Games' apparent "reboot" of the Need for Speed franchise, which we were disappointed to learn has very little to do with 1994's Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed. We will not apologise for it because nothing can hold us back. We're edgy. We're cool. We're...

WWE 2K16 (Xbox One)

WWE 2K16 (Xbox One)

Far from the bottom line

Good games are usually more than the sum of their parts. You can have an average story and average gunplay going on, but still find that the game as a whole is fantastic fun because of the way it all comes together. On the other hand, you can have the best suite of options and the greatest game world ever, only to find that...

Bedlam (Xbox One)

Bedlam (Xbox One)

A video game based on a book based on video games

Bedlam is a video game based on a book based on video games. Retaining the original author for the game's writing, Christopher Brookmyre, the game has you following Heather Quinn, a human who finds themselves trapped within a digital world of videogames known as the 'gameverse'. A world of games that...

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One)

Back but not better than ever.

Having three different developers at the helm of video gaming's biggest franchise has been an interesting move by Activision, and one that has put Call of Duty in a bit of an identity crisis. Last year, fans were treated to the excellent Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The first offering from Sledgehammer Games took an...

Fat City (Xbox One)

Fat City (Xbox One)

Not enough meat on its bones

Before setting off, let's get one thing clear: Fat City is not out there fat shaming anyone. It's a reference to the rich affluence of New Orleans' "Fat City" neighbourhood, as well as talking about all the fat wads of banknotes the game's main protagonist Chris Knox is banking as you play through this simple, yet at...

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)

Rise again

It isn't really the job of a review to comment on the business decisions that led up to a game being released as a timed exclusive on a platform, so if you're hoping for us to praise or admonish Microsoft for throwing a bundle of cash Square Enix's way to bring Rise of the Tomb Raider to Xbox platforms first, you're going to be...

Toto Temple Deluxe (Xbox One)

Toto Temple Deluxe (Xbox One)

Partly party

Toto Temple Deluxe is yet another entry into the recently bulging "party game" segment of the Xbox One market. We all know the type of game that the description of the genre conjours up, with those titles generally being a bit limited in single player, but coming alive when like-minded friends pop round with some intoxicating liquor, or...

Guitar Hero Live (Xbox One)

Guitar Hero Live (Xbox One)

Striking the right chord

Had you asked us two years ago if we'd be reviewing a Guitar Hero game in 2015, the chances are that we would have laughed you out of the building. So, we were as surprised as anyone when Activision announced that they'd be reviving the franchise this year and attempting to bring it into the current generation. And...

Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)

Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)

Combat Evolved

343 Industries took a lot of risks with Halo 5: Guardians. Tampering with the fundamentals of a series as respected and beloved as Halo could be disastrous, but the Microsoft-created studio went ahead and did it anyway. Considering Halo 4 divided the fan base and caused many to worry that the franchise might be in the wrong hands, you...