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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...

Charlie Murder (Xbox Live Arcade)

Charlie Murder (Xbox Live Arcade)

Hybrid Moments

Charlie Murder is unabashedly punk rock; it is what it wants to be, and doesn't care if you like it. That’s something we can commend, even if it doesn't always work out for the best. Charlie and his band of misfits are on a mission to stop a rival metal band, Gore Quaffer - and their army of minions - from being the most rockin'...

DuckTales Remastered (Xbox Live Arcade)

DuckTales Remastered (Xbox Live Arcade)

Rewriting History

Back in 1989, the original DuckTales was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System to great acclaim, and set a new standard for what could be expected of a licensed game. Even to this day, it's so highly regarded by many, that the retro-tastic people of WayForward and Capcom decided to give it a fresh coat of paint, and...

Capsized (Xbox Live Arcade)

Capsized (Xbox Live Arcade)

Space madness

Capsized is a 2D adventure-platformer with similarities to Super Metroid in its atmosphere and some of its mechanics, but at the same time retains a style and feel all of its own. Instead of a sprawling, interconnected world, you move from level to level completing various objectives; such as simply reaching an exit, destroying sacred...

Storm (Xbox Live Arcade)

Storm (Xbox Live Arcade)

Doom and gloom or a perfect storm?

Storm tries so desperately hard to be that soothing, relaxing gameplay experience. Something that can be picked up and played at someone's leisure after a stressful day at work. On paper, Storm has the makings of an indie hit and the folks at IndiePub do convey some rather interesting ideas. Unfortunately,...

Fireburst (Xbox Live Arcade)

Fireburst (Xbox Live Arcade)

Throw it into the flames.

Arcade racing games are tough to get right. For many years, they’ve been viewed as being something of a safe bet. Put some crazy characters in some even crazier vehicles, throw in some sort of apparently unique selling point, and the job is done. Or so you’d think, given the amount of titles that fit that description...

Fast and Furious: Showdown (Xbox 360)

Fast and Furious: Showdown (Xbox 360)

Furious is right.

Movie tie-ins have had a long and storied history when it comes to the video game world. A few are superb. More are half-decent. Most are average. But when it comes down to it, an awful lot of them are appallingly rushed titles that tick some of the fanservice boxes and then go easy on the gameplay. Fast and Furious: Showdown is...