All News tagged with 'First Impressions'

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 28 days ago by Heidi Nicholas 13

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 1 month ago by Heidi Nicholas 9

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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago by Luke Albigés 23

Game Pass First Impressions: Craftopia

Open-world survival game Craftopia has just joined Xbox Game Pass. If you were wondering whether or not to give it a go, why not check out our First Impressions to see what we thought after a few hours with the game.

Posted 8 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 33

Game Pass First Impressions: Bloodroots

In our latest Game Pass First Impressions, Sean takes a look at Bloodroots — a fast-paced action game where you can bludgeon your enemies to death with a turkey. No Xbox Game Pass member should miss out on this one.

Posted 10 months ago by Sean Carey 17

Game Pass First Impressions: Backbone

In our latest Game Pass first impressions, we take a look at Backbone, the post-noir roleplaying detective game where you play as racoon private eye.

Posted 11 months ago by Sean Carey 15

Game Pass First Impressions: Second Extinction

Second Extinction released onto Xbox consoles this week and went straight into Xbox Game Pass. Tom grabbed his trusty rifle and dropped into the frozen wasteland to fight back against the mutated dinosaurs that call it home.

Posted 1 year ago by Tom West 53

Game Pass First Impressions: MLB The Show 21

With MLB The Show 21 available to all Xbox Game Pass members, Luke weaponises his minimal knowledge of the sport to explain why this is a fantastic get for everyone.

Posted 1 year ago by Luke Albigés 45

Ikenfell: Game Pass first impressions

This time round, our Game Pass First Impressions focuses on Ikenfell, a magical RPG about strange powers, new friends, and petting cats.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 47

Hotshot Racing: Game Pass first impressions

Our latest Game Pass first look has Sean checking out Hotshot Racing, a new addition to Xbox Game Pass that's filled with drifting, screeching tyres, and some good old-fashioned arcade-style racing.

Posted 1 year ago by Sean Carey 61

Touhou Luna Nights: Game Pass first impressions

Another Game Pass first look, as Luke jumps into the newly released Xbox One version of the celebrated shooter spin-off to see what all the fuss is about...

Posted 1 year ago by Luke Albigés 40

Game Pass first impressions: Crusader Kings III

In the first leg of a new editorial adventure for the TA team, Heidi dives crown-first into Crusader Kings III in an attempt to change the fate of Ireland and Petty King Murchad...

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 34