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    Xbox One

    Review Amazing Princess Sarah

    Busting out all over

    That Amazing Princess Sarah is quite entertaining, is proof positive that you can't judge a book by its cover. The key art featuring the painfully-proportioned Sarah gazing out of the screen suggests that the game will be nothing but a teenage boy's fantasy presented in videogame form. In fact, some will pass over it altogether...

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    Review Fortified

    Mars Attacks!

    Console platforms have always suffered from a lacklustre showing in both strategy and tower defence-style games, with these genres usually sticking to PCs where the inputs allow a little more flexibility than that offered by a gamepad. When implemented well, these types of titles can be a real pleasure on consoles however, and this...

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    Xbox One

    Review G Prime Into The Rain

    Jesus Still Rocks

    Few games are as baffling upfront as Soma Games' G Prime Into The Rain. Before anything is explained to the player, they are staring at eight different contracts to sign, with zero context regarding what any of them do. There's text that can be read that gives some background on the situation, but since the game has clearly been...

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    Review Gemini: Heroes Reborn

    Save money, save the world.

    Gemini: Heroes Reborn comes at an odd time, Heroes Reborn is bringing the curtain down on its 13 episode run and is seemingly cancelled, as NBC move to make it clear it was only ever intended as an event series. It also arrives on the back of developers Phosphor's failed Kickstarter for a game called Awakening that showed...

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    Review Dungeon of the Endless

    ​Open the door

    Dungeon of the Endless opens on a shot of a spacecraft crashing deep into the surface of an unknown planet and hopes that you will work out details like the plot and what on earth you're supposed to be doing, from there. Featuring procedurally-generated dungeon exploring, with hints of RPG and tower defence, this is a challenging...

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    Xbox One

    Review A Boy and His Blob

    Hug it out

    When A Boy and His Blob landed on the Nintendo Wii back in 2009, it was met with great acclaim. Fans of the NES original, titled A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia, were overjoyed to receive a faithful reimagining of a cult classic, one that smoothed out and expanded upon the ideas of its predecessor while featuring a charming,...

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    Xbox One

    Review Sparkle 2

    Keep Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' On!

    Sparkle 2 is a follow up to last year's Sparkle Unleashed, both developed by 10tons Games of course, and it's fair to say that they to have been working on a policy of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." This year's offering could be termed an evolution of the original game, rather than a revolution (pun definitely...

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    Xbox One

    Review Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink

    Short stories

    If there's one type of game that's massively oversaturated on mobile, PC, and handheld, it's the "hidden object" game. The reason for this is simply that those types of games are incredibly easy to make and suitable for the absolute most casual of gamers. Artifex Mundi are leading the charge to console in the hidden object genre and...

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    Xbox One

    Review AIPD

    Under arresting

    When it comes to top-down twin-stick shooters, the Xbox One is not exactly running short of options. We've got the outstanding Geometry Wars 3 heading up the pack, with a host of alternatives in the shape of We Are Doomed, Polychromatic, Crimsonland, Ultratron, and Sixty Second Shooter Prime all available if you fancy a change. With

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    Xbox One

    Review Level 22: Gary's Misadventures

    Office head

    It isn't often that a videogame features a plot about trying to save the main character's humdrum office job, but the premise of Level 22: Gary's Misadventures indeed revolves around that very goal. After a raucous birthday party the night before, hugely bespectacled Gary is late for work and given that this is far from his first...

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    Xbox One

    Review Rebel Galaxy

    Warping into the sunset

    From the moment the game is launched it's easy to see that Rebel Galaxy pays homage to the likes of Elite and Freelancer on PC. You are placed in the shoes of the typical everyman who suddenly receives a message from an estranged aunt. Cryptically, she requests that you make every possible haste to travel to the edges of...

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    Xbox One

    Review Hyper Void

    Not Another Space Shooter

    Space shooters have been around since time began. Well, at least since video games began, at least. There are plenty of them still on the market, flooding consoles, PC and mobile devices with their simplistic styles and gameplay ranging from the easy to the super challenging. Indie Developers INFramez Technology's Hyper...

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    Xbox One

    Review Oxenfree

    We'll avoid the obvious tagline

    Oxenfree is an unsettling game. The word "unsettling" can be used to imply many things though, so we can't just leave the review there. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean that we'll come up with a more fitting descriptor by the time we reach the conclusion. In order to bolster our attempt though, we'd best provide an...

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    Xbox One

    Review The Banner Saga

    Juno it makes sense

    When Stoic first pitched the concept of The Banner Saga to potential Kickstarter backers in 2012, it was clear that they had potentially struck gold from the get-go. With a $100,000 target, the company managed to raise over seven times that much to bring their tactical RPG to life. Now, just a day or two over two years since the...

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    Review Resident Evil 0

    A worthy resurrection

    It's hard to talk about Resident Evil 0 without mentioning the Resident Evil remake that graced gamers back in 2002 on Gamecube and again in last year's excellent HD port. It's entirely possible for some to dismiss RE 0 as the inferior game when weighing pros and cons. For instance, the new playable characters aren't as...

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    Review Unepic

    Legend of Zera

    There is a trend of older games being ported to the Xbox One at the moment and it's offering Xbox gamers an opportunity to try titles they may have missed on the PC or Wii U. Unepic is the latest in line and is surprisingly deep, considering it was largely developed by one man in his spare time. It's a role-playing platformer with a...

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    Xbox One

    Review Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity

    Simply complex...or something along those lines

    Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity is a game that makes a virtue of its simplicity. At its heart, it is very clearly a mobile game transplanted on to the Xbox One. It's fair to say it doesn't stretch the graphical abilities of the console but are the whistles and bells successfully replaced with old...

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    Xbox One

    Review Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India

    Rough before the smooth?

    When the first of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy was released, there was genuine hope that it would evolve from the "decent-but-flawed" category and that by the third iteration, would have made it all the way up to the top deck. With (at least) two more games due, it was a safe assumption that the developer would...

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    Xbox One

    Review Lovely Planet

    Lovely, Not Friendly

    It's always strange for a gamer to admit defeat. After all, many games are predicated on being the hero, and accomplishing a goal such as saving the world. Sometimes this just doesn't happen, though. There isn't always a happy ending, and in many cases there is no conclusion at all. Not due to a developer ending the game after...

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    Xbox One

    Review Starpoint Gemini 2

    To Boldly Go...

    Starpoint Gemini 2 is a direct sequel to Starpoint Gemini, which was released for PC back in 2010, developed by Little Green Men Games. It's described as a "space trading and combat simulator" which takes place in the Gemini system, a large area of various interlinked regions. There are upwards of 70 individual ships to pilot, which...

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    Xbox One

    Review STARWHAL

    Just the tip

    Couch multiplayer has really been making an indie gaming comeback recently, with varying levels of success. The latest guest to the party is four-player space combat title Starwhal from Breakfall in which players control unicorn of the sea, the narwhal. In space. Obviously. From the off, Starwhal will put a smile on your face as it's...

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    Review Super Party Sports: Football

    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...

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    Xbox One

    Review Fallout 4

    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...

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    Review Star Wars: Battlefront

    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...

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    Review Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

    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...

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    Xbox One

    Review The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone

    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...

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    Xbox One

    Review Just Dance 2016

    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...

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    Xbox One

    Review Need for Speed

    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...

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    Review WWE 2K16

    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...

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    Review Call of Duty: Black Ops III

    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...