All News tagged with 'Review'

Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Review

It's a game so unabashedly dull that its name isn't even a name, but rather a pointed statement letting you know there's nothing interesting going on here. If only I had listened.

Posted 9 hours ago by Kevin Tavore, 15 comments

The Crew 2 Review

The Crew 2 is an ambitious follow up for Ivory Tower that doesn’t quite hit its full potential or the level of some other open-world racers available today.

Posted 21 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 19 comments

Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends Review

Following on from the events of Eventide 2, Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends ends the trilogy with a tale that blends reality with a fantasy world in a fitting conclusion to the series.

Posted 6 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

All-Star Fruit Racing Review

Fans of kart racers have a few to choose from on Xbox One, but maybe none are as good as All-Star Fruit Racing. With a vibrant color palette, great track variety, and plenty of game modes, it's a deliciously sweet arcade racer.

Posted 7 days ago by Mark Delaney, 17 comments

Bomber Crew Review

Bomber Crew has a cheerful and charming exterior, beneath which lurks a complex and challenging survival simulator with roguelite elements.

Posted 7 days ago by Lucy Wood, 8 comments

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Review

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered won't be winning any awards for Remaster of the Year, but blowing stuff up is still so much fun that it works.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 25 comments

Prey: Mooncrash Review

For fans of Prey, the idea of a roguelite DLC might have filled them with trepidation, but "Mooncrash" is an experience that shouldn't be missed.

Posted 13 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 22 comments

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Review

In a generation full of remasters, what may have felt like nostalgia for some games has often turned to fatigue, but in the case of Crash Bandicoot, this trilogy of gorgeous remakes is deserved and mostly still holds up.

Posted 16 days ago by Mark Delaney, 41 comments

Jurassic World Evolution Review

Just in time with the latest movie in the Jurassic World Trilogy, Jurassic World Evolution lets you take control of various parks scattered across the islands from the series. How you handle things is completely up to you.

Posted 16 days ago by Megan Walton, 36 comments

NieR: Automata Review

Automata is not just another good game, it is a masterpiece of Japanese game-making that weaves a story with the gameplay in a way quite unlike anything you've ever played.

Posted 17 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 72 comments

LEGO The Incredibles Review

Another family movie means another LEGO adaptation. This time it's the latest Pixar effort, The Incredibles 2, getting the bricks and minifigure treatment. Like all LEGO games, you probably know what you're getting here.

Posted 21 days ago by Mark Delaney, 23 comments

MotoGP 18 Review

MotoGP 18 is a solid racing title built on a new engine which shows off all of Milestone's strong points whilst simultaneously reminding us of some of their weaker points too.

Posted 22 days ago by Andrew Ogley, 8 comments

Shift Quantum Review

Shift Quantum keeps the same gameplay premise of the titles that preceded it, yet it feels much more than a flash game on a big screen.

Posted 25 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

Vampyr Review

Vampyr has players assume the role of Jonathan Reid, a doctor turned vampire who has just returned home from World War I. Now that he is back in London, you must choose whether to help its inhabitants... or feed on them.

Posted 29 days ago by Ethan Anderson, 32 comments

Aragami: Shadow Edition Review

Inspired by Tenchu and Dishonored, Aragami: Shadow Edition is a third person action-oriented stealth game that bucks the trend of making open combat as viable as stealth gameplay.

Posted 29 days ago by Lucy Wood, 11 comments

Super Hyperactive Ninja Review

When the legendary coffee gets stolen, it's your job to get it back. Super Hyperactive Ninja is a simple platformer that is easy to pick up and play, but still offers a challenge for those who want it.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 1 comment

ZAMB! Redux Review

“ZAMB!” sounds like an exciting pop, but I’ve come to realize that in this comic book it signals one deadening idea: boredom. The game's premise is promising but ultimately not nearly as fun as its name might imply.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments

Fox n Forests Review

Fox n Forests is a sometimes too faithful homage to the Metroidvania games of yesteryear. If you want to revisit that era without any real innovations, this is the game for you. It's both a blessing and a curse.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

oOo: Ascension Review

Combining its setbacks with oOo's challenging nature makes for an experience that will only appeal to a niche audience of players who will revel in its difficulty.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

Disco Dodgeball Remix Review

Fast, frenetic, colourful, loud and surprisingly good fun in short bursts, Disco Dodgeball is a quirky, family-friendly title that can be challenging enough to test the best twitch responses.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 6 comments

Gorogoa Review

Gorogoa is a unique puzzle game that forces players to think outside the box in order to overcome its many mind-bending obstacles. What this game lacks in length, it makes up for in originality and creativity.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 8 comments

Rento Fortune Review

Rento Fortune is a shameless copy of Monopoly that manages to do just about everything wrong, leaving in its wake a hollow experience that couldn’t be recommended to anyone.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 25 comments


Upon face value, ONRUSH looks like it should play in a similar way to most other arcade racers on the market, but there’s a lot more going on under the hood for players to discover.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 14 comments

AO Tennis Review

There's been a Top Spin-sized hole in the Xbox marketplace for a while now. The once great tennis simulator has been absent for years, and stepping into its place is AO Tennis. It's pretty good on the court, but missing content.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 13 comments

Bounce Rescue! Review

Bounce Rescue! is a simplistic platformer game, with bright and colourful gameplay. Unfortunately, it misses the mark on more than one occasion and will probably leave you feeling frustrated and disappointed.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 2 comments

Agony Review

Agony is a first-person horror game in which everything is broken. It should be played by no one before patches fix many issues. Sadly some of the game's problems simply can't be patched and Agony may never be worthwhile.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 109 comments

Dark Souls: Remastered Review

Remasters are commonplace in this generation. Dark Souls is the latest to receive the treatment, and although it remains relatively unchanged, it is now the quintessential way to experience From Software's classic.

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 31 comments

Yoku's Island Express Review

Genre mashups are ever popular in the gaming world. Yoku's Island Express, Villa Gorilla's bright and cheery platformer combined with pinball, is a fun endeavor but doesn't do enough to be great.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 15 comments

Conan Exiles Review

Conan Exiles is an open world survival game that is very much focused more so on the journey than the destination. Players will explore, hunt, and craft as they learn to survive in the Exiled Lands.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 11 comments

City of Brass Review

This Arabian Nights story is a roguelite that misses the mark by a mile, offering shallow gameplay and nothing to make you want to come back for more after you’ve seen what little the game has to offer.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 10 comments

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City Review

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City takes a different direction to the two tales that came before it, making it a bit of a strange conclusion to the series of grim legends.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 8 comments

State of Decay 2 Review

State of Decay was a bigger hit than anyone expected back in 2013, to the extent that Microsoft got behind Undead Labs for a sequel. If you liked that one, you'll love this one. No one simulates the zombie world better.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 121 comments

The Council Episode 2 Review

The Council premiere episode was a long overdue reinvigoration of the narrative adventure genre. Could it follow that up with another impressive episode? The short answer is yes. This series will not be a one-hit wonder.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 13 comments

Super Lucky’s Tale - Guardian Trials Review

Lucky returns with more leftovers from his original adventure. Fixing none of the issues fans have come to expect, the Guardian Trials offer more of the same.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 21 comments

Space Hulk: Ascension Review

Space Hulk: Ascension has evolved considerably from its board game roots, but has it made a full transformation into a well-rounded video game?

Posted 2 months ago by Lucy Wood, 12 comments

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition Review

Announced at the end of last year that the game was coming to Xbox One, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a turn based strategy game that focuses heavily on meeting, greeting and building bonds with the characters.

Posted 2 months ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

Through The Woods Review

There's been a run of games focused on Norse mythology, from God of War to Hellblade, and even Skyrim. Now there's Through The Woods, which puts that backdrop in a horror game with inconsistent effectiveness.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

DragoDino Review

Don't be fooled by the cute cuddly cartoon characters, this is a devilishly difficult platformer in places. A clever idea, fun presentation but brutally unforgiving boss fights may have you walking away early.

Posted 2 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 6 comments

Hyper Sentinel Review

Bursting into a crowded room full of gamers and yelling "Uridium!" at the top of one's lungs will get mixed results. With Hyper Sentinel, a game wholly devoted to its predecessors, you run into the same problem.

Posted 2 months ago by Kelly Packard, 11 comments

Forgotton Anne Review

Forgotton Anne -- yes, it's really spelled that way -- is a stunningly beautiful 2D anime adventure that will impress players whether or not they typically like that sort of thing. It feels like nothing else on the market today.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles Review

When a game tries so desperately to replicate a decades-old genre mechanic, it can often backfire. Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles is a perfect example of resurrecting something that was better left buried.

Posted 2 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 21 comments

Owlboy Review

Players expect a lot from titles for which they've had to wait a long time, and Owlboy delivers in the areas in which it excels but falls a bit flat in others.

Posted 2 months ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala Review

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala is the final episode of a proper trilogy with a continuing storyline, and it's concluded in a satisfactory manner with no loose ends are left behind.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 4 comments

Runestone Keeper Review

Permanent death and randomisation, while exciting to some, may sound repulsive to others. The roguelite title Runestone Keeper loves to keep reminding you of these mechanics, but it sometimes needs to know when to stop.

Posted 3 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 8 comments

Burnout Paradise Remastered Review

Despite its age, Burnout Paradise remains a seminal racing title. It was ahead of its time and in some respects time still hasn't caught it up. With improved graphics, the remastered version is the best way to see Paradise City.

Posted 3 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 33 comments


SYMMETRY is a tough survival management game that could be the demonic offspring of Dark Souls and Fallout Shelter, telling an intriguing story about a crew stranded on a mysterious and inhospitable planet.

Posted 3 months ago by Lucy Wood, 9 comments

The Adventure Pals Review

The Adventure Pals was announced at EGX 2016, and now the game has finally been released on Xbox One. With a giraffe you can ride on and a pet rock by your side, it's hard to find things not to love about this game.

Posted 3 months ago by Megan Walton, 9 comments

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review

Hellblade is an independent game that plows through the perceived limits of what an indie game can be. It delivers a haunting, unflinching, and unforgettable story of one woman's descent into the underworld to save her lover.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 83 comments

A Way Out Review

A Way Out provides a unique cinematic experience that redefines the way narrative-driven games can be played, thanks to its engaging story and varied gameplay that will keep both players interested throughout.

Posted 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 37 comments

Impact Winter Review

Impact Winter is a survival game that will show you just how hard winter can hit, and its title is an apt one in more ways than one. You must survive for 30 days in a frozen tundra as you await rescue.

Posted 3 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 24 comments