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Riptide GP: Renegade Review

Building upon the previous game in the series, Riptide GP: Renegade combines Hydro Thunder and SSX in a way that's both accessible and fun to play, making it a game almost anyone could enjoy.

Posted 12 hours ago by Kevin Tavore, 9 comments

A Pixel Story Review

What happens when the ball from Pong has to save the world inside a computer? A Pixel Story tells us that story in a way where the graphics move from pixels to a more modern look as you go through the game.

Posted yesterday by Megan Walton, 14 comments

Halo Wars 2 Review

Creative Assembly has taken the reins. With Halo Wars 2, they've set out to put the Halo universe back into the hands of the strategists and once again prove that the RTS is a console-friendly genre.

Posted 3 days ago by Lexley Ford, 16 comments

Vaccine Review

We've had plenty of 8- and 16-bit homages over the past few years, but next to no one has recreated the early nineties PlayStation era. That's exactly what Vaccine aims to do and it mostly does just that, for better and worse.

Posted 3 days ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Zombie Vikings Review

Zombies are maybe the most utilized video game enemy of the past decade, so it's an interesting premise to put them as the good guys in Zombie Vikings. But Zoink! Games does little good with that initial premise.

Posted 4 days ago by Mark Delaney, 12 comments

Sniper Elite 4 Review

One shot. One kill. Then another shot. And another. Now they see you. Now there's artillery. Sniper Elite 4's got it all and combines it with huge open worlds, but the old maxim "too much of a good thing" has never rung so true.

Posted 4 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 40 comments

Typoman: Revised Review

It's a simple battle that always seems to be ongoing in the video game universe and perhaps our own lives, that of good versus evil. In Typoman: Revised, you're a H-E-R-O trying to defeat E-V-I-L with the power of words.

Posted 5 days ago by Kelly Packard, 11 comments

8Days Review

This new 8-bit shooter from Badland Indie and Santa Clara Games sees you taking the role of a ruthless mercenary that travels from job to job across the world, cleaning up their bosses' messes.

Posted 5 days ago by Cindy Minguez, 3 comments

iO Review

iO calls itself a physics puzzler but in reality it's closer to a physics-based platformer in the same family as Trials. Sadly a lack of production values and content means the game doesn't hit those same highs.

Posted 6 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 5 comments

Uncanny Valley Review

The Uncanny Valley is a phenomenon where a computer-generated figure that bears a near-identical resemblance to a human being causes a sense of unease in the viewer. However, it's also a survival horror from Cowardly Creations.

Posted 7 days ago by Lexley Ford, 1 comment

MX Nitro Review

MX Nitro is a physics-focused dirt bike racing game. Sound familiar? It should, but Nitro stands on its own in important ways too, although it's certainly not without some flaws. Check out our full review.

Posted 9 days ago by Mark Delaney, 3 comments

Pix The Cat Review

Cat games seem to be pretty popular at the minute, and Pix the Cat has jumped on the bandwagon. This high speed mix of Pac-Man and Snake originally released in 2014, and is meow making its Xbox One debut.

Posted 11 days ago by Megan Walton, 6 comments

Crypt of the NecroDancer Review

While Crypt of the NecroDancer is perhaps not one for the rhythmically challenged or those that don't enjoy difficult games, great music and a satisfying gameplay loop means there's plenty on offer here for others.

Posted 14 days ago by Andy Mills, 6 comments

Knee Deep Review

Knee Deep is certainly a strange game with a strange concept, but that's not necessarily a bad thing; in fact, that's exactly what the developer was trying to achieve.

Posted 16 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

AQUA KITTY UDX: Xbox One Ultra Edition Review

Everyone loves cats, right? Aqua Kitty seems to love them. This shoot-em-up title focuses on the fluffy animals as they attempt to take back the milk that they constantly crave. Is it worth joining these cats on their adventure?

Posted 18 days ago by Marc Hollinshead, 7 comments

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic Review

Pixel Heroes largely succeeds at scratching the itch of 80's/90's RPGs but leaves a few things to be desired.

Posted 18 days ago by Jonathan Barnes, 8 comments

Candleman Review

Candleman is the perfect combination of fun and challenge, a delightful game that sees a little candle carry his light out into the dark world as he tries to reach the beckoning warmth of a distant lighthouse's glowing beacon.

Posted 19 days ago by Cindy Minguez, 18 comments

Kill The Bad Guy Review

Sometimes a game's title tells you exactly what you need to know. Kill The Bad Guy is pretty self explanatory, so get ready to blow up, run over and drop pianos onto a bunch of bad guys.

Posted 20 days ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

TowerFall Ascension Review

The latest in the never-ending torrent of retro inspired indie games, this is a frenetic couch multiplayer game in which archers can either duel it out or team up to defeat hordes of monsters. Can it stand out from the crowd?

Posted 20 days ago by Sam Quirke, 3 comments

Doodle God: Ultimate Edition Review

Omnipotence is something of which us humans can only really dream. Thanks to video games, we often get the chance to live out some of our dreams.

Posted 21 days ago by Lexley Ford, 10 comments

Subterrain Review

Survival games are totally in right now. If you're a huge fan of the genre, you'll find plenty of depth to appreciate in Subterrain. For casual genre fans or the unfamiliar, it just has too much that will drive you away.

Posted 24 days ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

The Sun and Moon Review

This indie game is all about platforming in its purest sense. With a single unique mechanic, it's a game you'll need precision and skill to master. If you're looking for a tough platformer, this is it.

Posted 27 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 6 comments

METRICO+ Review

METRICO+ is an odd concept: A puzzle platformer in a world of pastel infographics and fluctuating bar charts. Like any good presentation, it aims to dazzle us in the statistics... but does it actually add up to much?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

I Am Bread Review

Can I go through this entire review without making a bread pun? Rye don't know if I crust myself to do that... okay, okay, I'll stop. Today I'm here to help you decide if the ID@Xbox game I Am Bread is worth your time.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 21 comments

Hunter's Legacy Review

Is there anything more annoying than when the bad guy steals something from you, then you have to spend the whole game trying to get it back? Join Ikki in Hunter's Legacy and find out.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 6 comments

Friday Night Bullet Arena Review

Red Nexus Games has brought its top-down co-op shooter Friday Night Bullet Arena to the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox Program. You can fight your way across the galaxy, but is it worth giving up your Friday night?

Posted 1 month ago by Cindy Minguez, 3 comments

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Review

These girls are television megastars but that didn't stop them from making an introduction as gaming's hottest quartet in this hack and slash title. It's a game that's clearly made for fans but perhaps not outsiders.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 16 comments

The Assembly Review

Originally launched as a VR title, The Assembly is an adventure game that relies on its story and surroundings to propel it forward. Now assembled for Xbox One, is this scientific facility worth exploring?

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 10 comments

Dead Effect 2 Review

A space opera with zombies on a derelict ship seems like a perfect opportunity to take out your guns and begin a slaughter. Or at least it should have been.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 58 comments

Siegecraft Commander Review

Whilst tower defense may not be everyones cup of tea, Siegecraft Commander has introduced a new gameplay feature. Throwing towers rather than building them is definitely unique, but how does the game stand up?

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 6 comments

Sylvio Review

Rather appropriately, Sylvio is a game that crept up almost out of nowhere onto the Xbox digital store. Its list of flaws is lengthy but yet, for diehard horror fans, there's enough here to merit the ghost hunt.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 10 comments

Nevermind Review

Those that are interested in Nevermind for the horror elements will probably be disappointed, but a compelling premise and well-built atmosphere may mean a better time with the game for others.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 18 comments

Acorn Assault Rodent Revolution Review

High Tale Studios' new title Acorn Assault Rodent Revolution is a strategy game that has you battling through the French Revolution as a squirrel, defending your acorns from the greedy king Louis and Marie Antoinutte.

Posted 1 month ago by Cindy Minguez, 16 comments

Rise & Shine Review

Beautiful visuals and smart boss fights come together to make this indie run and gun something special, but it's certainly not without its faults. Plus it's kind of similar to Dark Souls.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 7 comments

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Review

With the imminent release of Halo Wars 2 on the horizon, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition gives players another chance to return to the battlefield as well as possibly introducing new fans to the series.

Posted 1 month ago by Lexley Ford, 25 comments

Crypt of the Serpent King Review

Crypt of the Serpent King is a port of an Xbox 360 Indie title, a simple dungeon crawler full of stereotypical high fantasy enemies. If you've seen screenshots, you know it looks terrible but does it play any better?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 39 comments

Steel Rain X Review

Every shoot 'em up has its hook. In Polarity Flow's Steel Rain X, the gameplay revolves around its three different ship formations. While we're at it, let's toss in some progression and management mechanics.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap Review

A perfect blend of action RPG and tower defense, Deathtrap is a game from a developer that clearly loves the genres and the game is nothing short of magnificent.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 76 comments

Bridge Constructor Stunts Review

Remember Bridge Constuctor? Well, meet Bridge Constuctor Stunts! It's a follow on game that sees you flipping your trucks off bridges, which is fun... for all of two minutes.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

Stardew Valley Review

I know that you've played Farmville on Facebook already, but listen... now there's Stardew Valley, a beautiful game with a lot to experience and it deserves your attention.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 32 comments

The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Episodes 1 & 2 Review

Telltale Games owes a great deal of its success and newfound household name status to their work with Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead. Their third season has arrived and it's a new frontier for everybody.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 19 comments

Feist Review

Difficulty is certainly subjective. While one person may struggle for hours on a game, another may breeze through it. Feist is one such game that fits this criteria. Dare you play and risk the frustration?

Posted 2 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 11 comments

Dead Rising 4 Review

Taking some of the best aspects of Dead Rising 3 and combining them with Frank West sounds like a perfect match. At times it is, but for all the improvements that Capcom has added, there are a number of missed opportunities.

Posted 2 months ago by Dave Horobin, 42 comments

Her Majesty's SPIFFING Review

Billy Goat Entertainment's Her Majesty's SPIFFING is an alternative and fantastical look at the events in Britain following the landmark decision to leave Europe, and its intention is to draw a laugh from you.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 12 comments

The Crew: Calling All Units Review

The latest expansion for The Crew allows players to enrol in the police force for the first time. However, as fun as the police chases can be, the missions and new content seems quite limited.

Posted 2 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 15 comments

Sky Force Anniversary Review

Making the jump from phone to console for its 10 year anniversary, Sky Force is a fun top down shooter that is easy to jump into and exciting to play at the same time.

Posted 2 months ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

Steep Review

Steep was a surprise announcement at Ubisoft's E3 conference this year, seeing the publisher take the ailing snow sports genre off piste to new, open-world horizons. A bold move for sure, but has it paid off?

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 21 comments

Wand Wars Review

Wand Wars pits you against other magic users in fast-paced battles. Fight over the merlin ball in multiple modes for a maddening challenge in this quirky, funny game.

Posted 2 months ago by Cindy Minguez, 4 comments

Tennis in the Face Review

10tons is bringing yet another destructive puzzler to home consoles after enjoying success on smart phones. If you've played Baseball Riot then you'll be on familiar ground, but does Tennis in the Face offer anything special?

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 8 comments

The Little Acre Review

Over the last couple of months, plenty of Adventure titles have been released. The Little Acre needs something special to make it stand out from the bunch but has it managed to do this?

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 12 comments