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Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox One)

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox One)

Nacho average luchador

Even if you haven’t played Guacamelee or seen it in action, chances are you’re at least aware of its existence. Released as a timed exclusive for PlayStation consoles back in April of last year, this Metroidvania-style action platformer was met with a knockout of a reception, and since then has been heralded by many as one...

GRID Autosport (Xbox 360)

GRID Autosport (Xbox 360)

Crossing the line?

When Codemasters announced that they’d be reviving the Race Driver series with GRID 2 last year, many people were suitably excited. The original Race Driver GRID was a fantastic game which pitched itself somewhere between arcade racing and simulation, and that provided big, beefy cars battling it out over several disciplines...

Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox One)

Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox One)

Blood and broken bones

Ladies and gentlemen, Karl Fairbourne is back. The buff, very American super sniper makes his return in Sniper Elite 3, joining ranks with the allied countries during World War II to help them gather intel and scout areas of interest. Although, chronologically, this isn't a return as such. Sniper Elite 3 is set some-odd years...

Outlast (Xbox One)

Outlast (Xbox One)

Into the darkness

Outlast is a game you can brag to your friends about when finished. It’s also a survival horror adventure that probably shouldn’t be played by those with weak hearts. The tension scales so sporadically that even a half-hour session can leave you exhausted. But rather more importantly, Outlast is a finely crafted, well-paced...

Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

World War Zzzzzzzzzzz

Somehow, Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition achieves the impossible: making driving a car armed with a flamethrower through hordes of undead killing machines in a city overrun by zombies seem dull and repetitive. It's had a 1080p makeover for Xbox One and includes a whole bunch of DLC, but this doesn't manage to hide the incredibly...

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Xbox One)

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Xbox One)

Masterpiece theater

Though a few videos have been published leading up to the release of Valiant Hearts: The Great War, not a lot of them did very much to explain what the game actually was. Clearly, we could see that it was being built on the UbiArt Framework and from what we read, we could clearly see that a lot of care and attention was being...

Sixty Second Shooter Prime (Xbox One)

Sixty Second Shooter Prime (Xbox One)

A new ruler?

Sixty Second Shooter Prime isn’t officially related to Geometry Wars, but it may as well be. A twin stick blaster, the game sees your triangular ship trying to blast its way through enemy cubes, triangles, and coils. There’s no health bar, and no extra lives. Colliding with something means that your game is over. The goal is to rack...

Blood of The Werewolf (Xbox 360)

Blood of The Werewolf (Xbox 360)

Murder, she wrote

Blood of the Werewolf is a tough-as-nails action platformer that marries core genre conventions with modern mechanics and ideas. If you took the "try, die, repeat" appeal of Super Meat Boy, the gothic themes of Castlevania, and combat elements similar to those in Final Exam, you’d have a reasonable idea of what to expect here...

Murdered: Soul Suspect (Xbox One)

Murdered: Soul Suspect (Xbox One)

It's not killer...

Murdered: Soul Suspect was released last week, with little fanfare from publishers Square Enix. It's a murder mystery/stealth game which invites comparisons to LA Noire, but delivers rather short of the mark. The unique selling point of Murdered is that your character is killed within the first two minutes of the game, left to...

Watch_Dogs (Xbox One)

Watch_Dogs (Xbox One)

Connected chaos

To be blunt, Watch Dogs’ lead anti-hero Aiden Pearce is a straight up smartphone addict. For most of the game, Aiden can barely take his eyes away from his device. And who can blame him really, especially with all the cool things one can do? No, he isn’t checking to see what’s trending on Twitter or playing a round of Candy...

Nutjitsu (Xbox One)

Nutjitsu (Xbox One)

Nut all that fun

With platform holders making it easier and easier for indie developers to self-publish in these modern times, it’s inevitable that we’re going to see a lot of games ported from mobile devices to current home consoles. The first game of this nature to come to Xbox One (outside of Halo: Spartan Assault, which we wouldn’t...

Super Time Force (Xbox One)

Super Time Force (Xbox One)

Time is on your side, yes it is.

Super Time Force is the coolest game to hit the Xbox One and Xbox 360 so far this year. From the beautiful modern-retro pixel aesthetics to the unrelenting barrage of '80s/90s action movie inspirations and references, it’s an always-flashy, funny and frantic spectacle. It’s clear that the people over at Cabybara...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Xbox One)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Xbox One)

Great power. Great disposability.

With another blockbuster film comes another video game tie-in — but is that always a bad thing? With games like Spider-Man 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and even Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay we'd have to say that expecting a lazy cash grab shouldn't always be a go-to reaction. Look back at 2012's...

Child of Light (Xbox One)

Child of Light (Xbox One)

What rhymes with magnificent?

Child of Light is gorgeous – you know it, we know it, everyone that has seen it knows it. Running on the UbiArt Framework – the engine created to power recent Rayman games – it’s no surprise that Ubisoft Montreal has been able to craft visuals so stunning that still-frame images look like genuine paintings...

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

There and back again

When Square Enix announced late last year that an updated version of the Tomb Raider reboot would be “re-built specifically for next-gen consoles,” we couldn’t help but scoff. For a game that we already called “adrenaline-filled” and “aesthetically superb,” — let alone only being on the market for 10 months —...

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Xbox 360)

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Xbox 360)

Back of the pocket.

When EA announced that they wouldn’t be releasing their quadrennial World Cup version of their FIFA series as DLC – which is something they trialled with the Euro 2012 add-on for FIFA 12 – the gaming world sighed. It was an indication that we were going back to the bad old days of paying out the full retail price for the...

Trials Fusion (Xbox One)

Trials Fusion (Xbox One)

Man. Machine. The future?

We know that topping Trials Evolution would be no easy feat. As the second game in the Trials series, Evolution hit Xbox Live Arcade back in April of 2012 and was in such high demand that it shattered digital sales records right out of the gate. Not only did this sequel to Trials HD feature tighter gameplay and more varied...

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut (Xbox One)

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut (Xbox One)

Interstellar Earth Defenders

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut is an arcade-style space shooter that one might compare to Star Wars: X-Wing, or even those Rogue Squadron games for the Nintendo 64 and GameCube. As a war rages on between Earth and the independent colonies of space, you'll play as a pilot in the U.N.E. (United Nations of Earth) with the...

Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One)

Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One)

Do or die.

To say that Kinect Sports Rivals is a high-profile title for Xbox One would be something of an understatement. Being the only game (barring the violently bad Fighter Within, which barely passes as a game) available that’s been designed for the much-maligned Kinect device that’s included with every console, people were looking to...