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Polychromatic (Xbox One)

Polychromatic (Xbox One)

Round and round

In a world where twin-stick shooters are becoming more and more popular, it takes an awful lot to even think of climbing the ladder to battle against the might of titles such as Geometry Wars 3. One way that smaller studios can attempt to take the big guns to task – aside from getting the gameplay down, of course – is by...

Transformers: Devastation (Xbox One)

Transformers: Devastation (Xbox One)

Exactly what meets the eye

Transformers: Devastation is not a catastrophe like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. It's clearly a game that was made on a modest budget during a restricted development cycle, but it's a Platinum game and that's exactly what it feels like – exactly. It's an action-packed, fluid, and adrenaline-rousing exercise in ultra-quick...

Extreme Exorcism (Xbox One)

Extreme Exorcism (Xbox One)

Scarily addictive platfoming

The resurgence of retro-inspired platformers is something that has not gone unnoticed. Through the ID@Xbox program, more and more of these little titles appear to be popping up on Xbox One and their popularity speaks volumes about the genre itself. Extreme Exorcism is one such title. Giving a twist to the established...

Guns, Gore and Cannoli (Xbox One)

Guns, Gore and Cannoli (Xbox One)

Disorganized crime

In Guns, Gore & Cannoli, players fill the shoes of Vinnie Cannoli, an enforcer for the mob in the 1920s. When Vinnie is sent into Thugtown to locate a person of interest for his employer, he soon finds that circumstances are dire. Zombies and rival gang members are everywhere, and the city is in disarray. With an arsenal of...

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (Xbox One)

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (Xbox One)

Walking the plank.

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart comes to Xbox One during an extremely odd phase in digital game publishing on the platform. Developers looking to make a quick buck can now seemingly easily publish their quickly-ported games on the Xbox Store and see them get front page coverage upon release. This doesn't always work all...

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Xbox One)

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Xbox One)

Pen to paper

It's no secret that there has been a resurgence in the popularity of point-and-click adventure games in recent years, with titles such as Life is Strange receiving both critical and player acclaim and Telltale Games gaining similar plaudits for the likes of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. The genre is ripe for the plucking and...

FIFA 16 (Xbox One)

FIFA 16 (Xbox One)

Pitching in

When the generally super-positive reviews of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 started hitting the net, it was hard to see – given the relatively limited list of improvements that EA were touting – quite how FIFA 16 had any real chance of defeating Konami's franchise this time around. Despite impressing in some areas though, PES contained...

Rugby World Cup 2015 (Xbox One)

Rugby World Cup 2015 (Xbox One)

No try. In more ways than one.

When it was announced that HB Studios, the development team behind the diabolically bad Rugby 15, were developing the official game based on the 2015 Rugby World Cup and that it was due to be released just nine months after their first effort, alarm bells started to ring all over the show. Would the developer take on...

Penarium (Xbox One)

Penarium (Xbox One)

Psycho Circus

Penarium is a 2D arcade-style game about survival. When a boy named Willy is tricked into joining the circus, he quickly finds out it's not what he expected. The man running things, referred to as the Director, imprisons Willy and forces him to endure one of the most inhumane big-top shows of all time. With simple pick-up-and-play...

Blues and Bullets - Episode 1 (Xbox One)

Blues and Bullets - Episode 1 (Xbox One)

Seeing red

It's a wonderful time to be a fan of the adventure game genre. Whether you prefer traditional point-and-click puzzle solving (King's Quest, Broken Age) or more recently, the flurry of choice-based narrative stories (Life is Strange and anything from Telltale), it's becoming increasingly clear that this once-ignored genre is most...

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Xbox One)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Xbox One)

A game of two halves

It isn't our policy to look at reviews from other publications before playing a game that we know we'll be reviewing here at PureXbox but this time around, we weren't sure whether or not we'd be reviewing Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, so we indulged in a little light reading. It appears that the game is universally loved and is –...

Pumped BMX+ (Xbox One)

Pumped BMX+ (Xbox One)

Pump it louder

In this world of games that are filled with tutorials, guides that hold your hand through half of the product, rewards for every little thing you do and achievements that rain down from the skies for going into an options menu, it's rare to see a title that bucks that trend. Pumped BMX+ is one such game and heavens, it's a refreshing...

Toy Soldiers: War Chest (Xbox One)

Toy Soldiers: War Chest (Xbox One)

The sum of its parts

Toy Soldiers: War Chest comes to Xbox One on the back of two successful iterations in the form of Toy Soldiers and Toy Soldiers: Cold War for Xbox 360. This, coupled with the addition of popular toy licenses makes this new entry an exciting proposition. Excitement for the game, however, may be short lived upon noticing how War...

Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One)

Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One)

Start your engines...

We reckon that we can do away with the preamble with this review, given that if you aren't aware of what the Forza series is by now, you probably never will be. With this sixth iteration (if you forget the Horizon interludes) being a pretty important title for Xbox One as a platform as it heads into the holiday season, let's...

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Xbox One)

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Xbox One)

Saving the world with love

When it comes to gaming, the word "innovative" is bandied about an awful lot, especially since the dawn of the indie game. The gun that you had in that Game X? Well in Derivative Game Y, it can fire grenades too! Innovative. Remember how difficult it was to tackle the striker in that soccer title? Well in this season's...

Leo's Fortune (Xbox One)

Leo's Fortune (Xbox One)

Great Balls of Fluff

Leo's Fortune started out life as a mobile platformer, released on the Apple Store and for Android in 2014. Even back then it was clear that 1337 & Senri LLC had a little gem on their hands and fans immediately begged for it to be brought to their next-gen console, so that they could spend more time with protagonist Leo...

Mad Max (Xbox One)

Mad Max (Xbox One)

Maximum carnage

With the critical and commercial success of Mad Max: Fury Road, it's no wonder that the video game adaptation of the Mad Max universe has been so highly anticipated. Then, when you consider the fact that publisher WB Interactive has also had a rockin' year of releases – Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Mortal...

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Xbox One)

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Xbox One)

To Infinity...and beyond?

Everyone in the world has heard of Disney Infinity by now. Well, at least those of us with children certainly have! The Disney take on the formula started by the Skylanders has always had a different slant, with much more emphasis being placed on community-created content. The Toy Box mode allows whole games and worlds to...

The Deer God (Xbox One)

The Deer God (Xbox One)

Not Deer Good

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, The Deer God has finally hit Xbox One this month as a free title under the Games With Gold banner. It's the tale of a hunter who is killed in a hunting accident, only to be given a chance to atone for his sins and experience the pain he has brought to other animals by being...

Super Toy Cars (Xbox One)

Super Toy Cars (Xbox One)

Micro amounts of fun

When it comes to arcade racing, few can argue that the likes of the classic Micro Machines titles from the 90s or even the likes of Mashed from the 00s are right up there in the list of brilliantly fun experiences, especially when it comes to gathering a couple of players around the console for a few rounds. Super Toy Cars is...