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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...

Plague Inc: Evolved (Xbox One)

Plague Inc: Evolved (Xbox One)

Going viral

Plague Inc made a splash on mobile when it launched back in 2012 and millions of copies have been sold in the three years since release. With the strategy genre still under-represented on consoles, this pandemic simulator is a welcome addition to the Xbox One store, but the question is whether or not there have been enough improvements...

ORBIT (Xbox One)

ORBIT (Xbox One)

Revolutionary

You have to hand it to recently formed Norwegian developer 4Bit Games; getting your first title straight onto the Xbox One store is no small achievement, especially when your company had no prior games industry experience. Orbit is a retro-styled space brawler which combines the intensity of four-player multiplayer battles with the...

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut (Xbox One)

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut (Xbox One)

Putting The Fun Back Into "Dysfunctional"?

First released on the PC back in September 2014, Wasteland 2: Director's Cut is a sequel to the 1988 title Wasteland, a game that has been credited with providing the inspiration for the Fallout series of games. So, it has quite a legacy to live up to, and some mighty big boots to fill! The question we hope...

Teslapunk (Xbox One)

Teslapunk (Xbox One)

Intergalactic DJ Battle

Teslapunk is truly a game like no other that we've played before. In the game, you are an earthling in a spaceship defending Earth from an invasion from evil Martian Emperor Zangôrax, who is not only an invader of planets, but also is Mars' most popular DJ by night. Throughout the six main levels you'll face off Martian...

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Xbox One)

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Xbox One)

Adventure Crime

The first hour of Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations is a bit rocky. If you've played a classic adventure game before, you should have an understanding of the agenda almost immediately: search the environments as thoroughly as possible by talking to NPCs, interacting with objects, and collecting items that could be useful...