All News tagged with 'First Impressions'

Temtem: Xbox gets the Pokémon MMO fans always wanted

Temtem, the hit monster-training RPG and Pokémon-esque MMO, recently left early access, launching onto Xbox at the same time. It wants to be the very best, and it doesn't fall far short based on what we've played so far...

Posted 3 months ago by Luke Albigés 62

Xbox Game Pass First Impressions — Metal: Hellsinger

Metal: Hellsinger explodes into Xbox Game Pass today, opening the gates for the rhythm-FPS to rock the socks off even more players. Here's what we thought after our first few hours in Hell...

Posted 4 months ago by Luke Albigés 29

Xbox Game Pass First Impressions: You Suck at Parking

You Suck at Parking joins Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming soon, and Sean has been parking cars in the driving puzzle game for hours now. Here are his thoughts on Happy Volcano's debut Xbox game.

Posted 4 months ago by Sean Carey 12

Disney Dreamlight Valley: first impressions

Xbox Game Pass members can play the Early Access version of Disney Dreamlight Valley now — check out what we thought after several hours with the life-sim!

Posted 4 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 52

Pentiment hands-on: more than meets the eye

Pentiment is the upcoming narrative adventure game set in 16th-century Bavaria, which blends illuminated manuscripts with other forms of medieval storytelling. We had a chance to play it — here's what we thought...

Posted 4 months ago by Tom West 6

High on Life hands-on: injecting chaos into Xbox Game Pass

High on Life will be bringing its absurd alien antics to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass in December, and we had a chance to go hands-on and partake in its crazed shenanigans, and here's what we thought...

Posted 4 months ago by Tom West 3

Dead Island 2 first impressions: Slaying on Santa Monica beach

Dead Island 2's reveal during Gamescom's Opening Night Live was followed by a behind-closed-doors play test on-site, where we had a chance to break some zombie heads while sunning it up on LA's beaches. Here's what we thought.

Posted 4 months ago by Tom West 13

Xbox Game Pass First Impressions: Turbo Golf Racing

Turbo Golf Racing blasted down the fairway and into Xbox Game Preview this week, offering up a turbo-charged experience for up to eight players on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass. Here are our first impressions.

Posted 5 months ago by Tom West 25

Every Summer Game Fest 2022 Xbox demo tested

The Summer Game Fest 2022 demo event might officially be over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. If you missed out on any of the Xbox demos, don't worry — we tried them all! Here are our first impressions of each.

Posted 7 months ago by Luke Albigés 14

Game Pass First Impressions: Little Witch in the Woods

Had your eye on charming indie life sim Little Witch in the Woods? It's out via Game Preview on Xbox Game Pass now — have a look at what we thought after a few hours with it!

Posted 8 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 16

Game Pass First Impressions: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is both a pretty accurate summary of the game, and a title that immediately leaves you wanting to know more. Here are our first impressions of the Xbox Game Pass newcomer...

Posted 9 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 14

Cult of the Lamb: TA team first impressions

Cult of the Lamb somehow manages to be both cute and very creepy and intrigued us all so much at the WASD gaming event that we all insisted on trying the base-building dungeon crawler. Here's what we thought!

Posted 9 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 10

Trek to Yomi: TA team first impressions

Trek to Yomi has intrigue in trailers for its beautiful black and while art, samurai vibes, and dark narrative premise. The team got hands-on with the game — so let's see how they handle a blade.

Posted 9 months ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 11

Silt: TA team first impressions

Spiral Circus' upcoming underwater adventure Silt will be diving into the world later this year — here's what some of the TA news team thought of the game after getting their hands on an early build...

Posted 9 months ago by Luke Albigés 8

Two Point Campus: First Impressions

We got the chance to try out Two Point Campus for a few hours — read on to find out why we'll definitely be signing up to attend when it launches in August!

Posted 9 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 5

Tunic: first impressions

Action-adventure game Tunic launches today, and we've put together our first impressions of the game so you can see how we fared as a small fox in a big world of secrets...

Posted 10 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 7

Shadow Warrior 3 — first impressions

Lo Wang is back and causing a relentless amount of chaos on our screens in Shadow Warrior 3. Here are our first impressions of the potty-mouthed ninja's latest adventure.

Posted 10 months ago by Tom West 19

Roguebook — first impressions

If you have been thinking about trying a game that mixes the card collecting and roguelike genres, Roguebook might be what you need — here are our first impressions of the game.

Posted 10 months ago by Tom West 28

Monster Crown — first impressions

Monster Crown is out now for Xbox — if you're not yet sure about it, why not come and take a read of our first impressions after a few hours battling monsters?

Posted 11 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 11

The King of Fighters XV — first impressions

SNK's latest entry in its legendary fighting series launches next week, and we've been busting out crazy combos to get a feel for the game ahead of release. It's really rather good, though there's not much for solo players here...

Posted 11 months ago by Luke Albigés 19

Game Pass First Impressions: Pupperazzi

Pupperazzi, the dog photography game, launches into Xbox Game Pass today — see what we thought after our first few hours with it.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 27

First Impressions: Halo Infinite campaign

Microsoft was kind enough to offer us early access to Halo Infinite's campaign, so we've played through the four opening missions and some of the open world content. Here are our thoughts so far...

Posted 1 year ago by Luke Albigés 41

First Impressions: Riders Republic

Ubisoft's Riders Republic is an action sports game that takes us into the outdoors for some skiing, snowboarding, biking, and gliding. It drops this week and we have spent a few hours with it! Here are our first impressions.

Posted 1 year ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 11

Game Pass First Impressions: Moonglow Bay

Moonglow Bay is available now for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC — see what we thought after our first few hours with the game.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 25

First Impressions: Age of Empires IV

Age of Empires IV launches into Xbox Game Pass for PC later this week — check out our preview to see what we thought after our time with the game.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 15

First Impressions — Grow: Song of the Evertree

We had the chance to get our hands on Grow: Song of the Evertree, a gorgeous "world-crafting sandbox" with life sim elements. See what we thought after our first few hours with the game...

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 1

Game Pass First Impressions: The Riftbreaker

The Riftbreaker, developed by EXOR Studios, launches into Game Pass today. Wearing his mech-suit, Kes leapt into this sci-fi action-RTS for a few hours to see how it all works.

Posted 1 year ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 34

First Impressions: Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose offers an authentic battlefield experience that leans on the FPS simulation genre. Tom headed to the muddy battlefields of World War 2 to fight alongside his brothers in arms.

Posted 1 year ago by Tom West 14

First Impressions — Insurgency: Sandstorm

Tom dipped his toes into New World Interactive's immersive co-op tactical shooter, Insurgency: Sandstorm, to offer up his first impressions on this impactful, and deadly experience.

Posted 1 year ago by Tom West 12

First Impressions: eFootball 2022

eFootball 2022 is the free-to-play football-sim replacement for the Pro Evolution Soccer series. Kes sat down for a few games — online and offline — to give you a first impression of whether Konami's game lives up to the legacy.

Posted 1 year ago by Kes Eylers-Stephenson 32

EPOS H3 Hybrid headset hands-on

Tom had the chance to take the new EPOS H3 Hybrid headset for a test drive. Is it comfortable, versatile, and can it withstand the audio strain deathcore?

Posted 1 year ago by Tom West 12

Game Pass First Impressions: Crown Trick

Xbox Game Pass just landed another new roguelike, this time the stylish turn-based Mystery Dungeon-alike, Crown Trick. Luke was having a great time with it... until he wasn't.

Posted 1 year ago by Luke Albigés 23