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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...

Crash Time 5: Undercover (Xbox 360)

Crash Time 5: Undercover (Xbox 360)

Nasty.

The Crash Time series of games has been quietly bubbling under the radar around the world for the last few years. Generally, if you’ve bought one of the games, you know not to buy another one, as without exception, they’ve all been pretty dire affairs. The series is based on the German cop show Alarm für Cobra 11, which has been much...

Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender (Xbox Live Arcade)

Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender (Xbox Live Arcade)

Nearly Purrfect

Aqua Kitty is a game about cats harvesting milk from the floor of the ocean. Turns out, it’s the only place left to obtain the delectable drink, and these kitties are so dependent on it that they’ll overcome their fear of something they despise even more than dogs – mass amounts of water. Mining operations are now fully...

GRID 2 (Xbox 360)

GRID 2 (Xbox 360)

The wait is over...

When Codemasters first unleashed Race Driver: Grid on an unsuspecting world back in 2008, they can’t possibly have expected it to be so well received. The almost arcade-style handling that allowed you to drive somewhat wrecklessly but that also rewarded skilful driving was the highlight, and the multitudes of race types,...

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (Xbox 360)

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (Xbox 360)

Missed step in a minefield?

Let's get this clear right off the bat. BioShock Infinite has been ingrained in the public psyche for the last few weeks. This game is not BioShock Infinite. Where BioShock was crafted for years, painstakingly disassembled, reassembled and revised in the hope that it will somehow transcend the usual video game tropes and...

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 (Xbox Live Arcade)

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 (Xbox Live Arcade)

Hold 'em or fold 'em?

If you’re making a game about poker, you should really focus on the getting the features of the actual cardplaying right – or at least up to speed with your competition – before throwing in characters from a bunch of franchises, and a witty script. That doesn’t seem to be what’s gone here, though. Poker Night 2...