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Final Exam (Xbox Live Arcade)

Final Exam (Xbox Live Arcade)

No flunking here

Before playing Final Exam, we’d heard it be described as a sidescrolling Left 4 Dead, and, in all honesty, that’s a fairly apt comparison; it’s a 4-player zombie slayer with online co-op, a level set in a subway, and a massive, hulking enemy called a Tank. Superficial, skin-deep comparisons aside, Mighty Rocket Studio’s...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Xbox 360)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Xbox 360)

Turtle-y dire.

Being fans of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series, we were looking forward to this year. A slick-looking reboot of the show was already in full swing, and Activision had not one, but TWO new games due to hit the Xbox 360 to celebrate. We already know what a massive let-down the digital title – Teenage Mutant...

Batman: Arkham Origins (Xbox 360)

Batman: Arkham Origins (Xbox 360)

This Batman may be less refined, but he still packs a solid punch.

For a man who successfully fights crime by being one with the shadows, we have a feeling not even Batman himself would be comfortable living in the looming overcast of the masterful Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Those are not only two of the greatest superhero games in existence,...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)

Sing hearty!

To say that there’s a world of difference between Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and the original game in the series, would be the understatement of the year. We only raise the point in fact, as there seems to be a somewhat vocal group of folks who have decided that the series hasn’t progressed at all. It still features that...

F1 2013 (Xbox 360)

F1 2013 (Xbox 360)

Another lap.

In the history of Formula One racing, there have been only four Grands Prix that have ended with as many runners as have started. The 1961 Dutch GP, the 2005 Italian GP, the controversial 2005 US GP (which only had six starters) and the 2011 European GP. We were close this year, with only one failing to finish in the Belgian GP, but all...

Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver (Xbox 360)

Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver (Xbox 360)

Can't handle it

The Hot Wheels brand has been around for over 40 years now, and feels as synonymous with American culture as hot dogs, apple pie, and baseball. In fact, we’d be surprised to learn of any boy that didn’t have at least one of these classic die-cast cars in their toy-box at some point in their young life. To this day we harbor...

Girl Fight (Xbox Live Arcade)

Girl Fight (Xbox Live Arcade)

Psi-what?

You can safely bet from the cover art and screenshots to Girl Fight what sort of game you're getting yourself in to. Kung Fu Factory shows no shame in taking what gamers secretly wanted in Dead or Alive all along: remove all of the male fighters and put a strong emphasis on beautiful, digital vixens with odd fashion senses and a refusal to...

FIFA 14 (Xbox 360)

FIFA 14 (Xbox 360)

Top corner.

The football season is in full swing, and with the EA and Microsoft cosying up over the FIFA series this year, it looks like it’ll eventually be a big 2013 for the franchise on Xbox platforms. Sales aren’t what they were last year in the early going, but with the Xbox One version of FIFA 14 being bundled with preorders, some players...

NHL 14 (Xbox 360)

NHL 14 (Xbox 360)

Ice and simple.

The puck has dropped on the new NHL season and as sure as day follows night, that means that EA have been at work on their yearly update to the NHL game franchise. This year, the build-up to the game’s release seemed to focus more on who was going to be the athlete on the cover (it ended up being the Devils goalie Martin Brodeur)...

Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360)

Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360)

It's the little things

It’s no easy feat to live up to expectations when everyone in the world of gaming is anticipating nothing short of perfection from your next game, before even catching a glimpse of it in action. These lofty expectations are surely attributed to Rockstar’s ability to continually redefine the open-world genre, release after...

Foul Play (Xbox Live Arcade)

Foul Play (Xbox Live Arcade)

With Xbox Live Arcade going through one of its quality spikes of late, it seems that every week, there’s another big-name title just waiting to separate you from your cash. In the past month or so, we’ve seen Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Charlie Murder, Disney Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, DuckTales Remastered, and

Diablo III (Xbox 360)

Diablo III (Xbox 360)

Hellishly good

Diablo III is the Action RPG your Xbox 360 has been crying out for. Already a hit series on the PC, this loot-driven adventure is tremendous fun in single player but really shines when you team up with friends to tackle its many challenges. The story takes place twenty years after the events of Diablo II, where series favourite...

NCAA Football 14 (Xbox 360)

NCAA Football 14 (Xbox 360)

Hut-Hut....Pass!

With the college season kicking off, we thought it would be the perfect time to review EA Sports NCAA Football 14. While fans cheer every Saturday for their favourite team to demolish the competition, EA has attempted to bring that enthusiasm any time you want it. Unfortunately, you will find yourself disappointed. The franchise is...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows (Xbox Live Arcade)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows (Xbox Live Arcade)

It's not a party, dude.

When Out of the Shadows was unveiled back in March of this year, fans were in an uproar about the new look of their beloved Turtles. Instead of going the cartoony route of the current TMNT series on Nickelodeon, developer Red Fly Studios was presenting something a bit more mature, with the Turtles faces actually resembling...

Saints Row IV (Xbox 360)

Saints Row IV (Xbox 360)

The Saints go marching in.

Saints Row IV is insanity itself. There’s no other way of really opening proceedings, other than to say that. From the various “homages” to great video games that have passed before, to the off-the-wall comedy and the racier portions of the game, the whole thing feels like it’s assaulting your brain from start to...

Cloudberry Kingdom (Xbox Live Arcade)

Cloudberry Kingdom (Xbox Live Arcade)

Painfully Pleasing

Cloudberry Kingdom is platforming insanity, and it fully exposes itself for what it is before even allowing you to reach the main menu. Upon booting the game you’re welcomed to a video that shows the main character, Bob, traversing the most densely packed environments you’ll likely ever see in a side-scrolling platformer...

Rayman Legends (Xbox 360)

Rayman Legends (Xbox 360)

Not just a Teensie bit brilliant.

The story of Rayman Legends is a well-known one. Originally slated to be a Wii U exclusive, Ubisoft reviewed the sales figures for another one of their Wii U-only titles – ZombiiU – and decided to delay the game and make it multiplatform. Thank heavens that they did. You see, Rayman Legends is something of a...