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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Review

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands changes the linear campaigns from previous Ghost Recon games for the vast open-world setting of Bolivia, but is it a change for the better?

Posted 6 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 17 comments

Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest Review

The Xbox is so starved for 4X games you'd think anything is better than nothing. The old adage proves untrue here as Planar Conquest makes far too many missteps along the way.

Posted 4 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 15 comments

88 Heroes Review

What happens when an evil alien comes to destroy Earth with a doomsday bomb? Send the best of the best to defeat him, right? Wrong... you send the weirdest 88 heroes you can find.

Posted 5 days ago by Megan Walton, 16 comments

Death Squared Review

Death Squared is the latest game to try and capitalise on Portal's fame with a tricky puzzler set in a shady corporation full of robot testing. Behind the stereotypes is a decent brainteaser with satisfying couch co-op.

Posted 7 days ago by Sam Quirke, 9 comments

KONA Review

I had little idea what KONA was before sitting down to play it. After completing it, much of it remains uncertain but that's neither all good nor all bad. It inhabits a middle ground of two genres not usually built together.

Posted 8 days ago by Mark Delaney, 10 comments

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Review

Whilst not breathing completely new life into the veteran franchise, Kylotonn manages to get the demolition derby race title back on the right track with the latest installment.

Posted 8 days ago by Andrew Ogley, 12 comments

Clicker Heroes Review

Clicker Heroes is a simple, free-to-play, RPG clicker game, where all that is required to progress is a simple press of a button, again and again

Posted 10 days ago by Lexley Ford, 52 comments

Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Review

Dating sims. It's a relatively unexplored genre on consoles, but the PC and mobile markets are ripe with these titles. Now we've got Kitty Powers' Matchmaker. Is it fabulous, darling, or just going to break your heart?

Posted 11 days ago by Kelly Packard, 15 comments

Dark Arcana: The Carnival Review

There's not a huge amount of new stuff on offer in Dark Arcana: The Carnival, but with a short enjoyable story alongside a nice art style and easy completion, players may want to pick up the last Artifex Mundi title.

Posted 11 days ago by Andy Mills, 8 comments

Sublevel Zero Redux Review

If you remember Descent on the PlayStation fondly, you might want to take a look at this one. Sigtrap Games are here to revive the mostly dormant "six degrees of freedom" subgenre by mixing in some rogue-like elements.

Posted 12 days ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

Bloons TD 5 Review

Cute primate pals battle innocuous balloons floating along a path in the latest tower defense game to hit Xbox One and the result is a game fans of the genre won't want to miss.

Posted 12 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 8 comments

LEGO Worlds Review

The LEGO games have been around longer than both this and last generation combined. The formula has been well and truly established, but LEGO Worlds has arrived and it is mixing things up quite a bit.

Posted 14 days ago by Marc Hollinshead, 12 comments

Shift Happens Review

Enigmatic duos are always a hit in co-op puzzlers. You've got Atlas and P-Body. The Shiftlings. Ilo and Milo. Ibb and Obb. Now we have Bismo and Plom, stars of Klonk Games' puzzler Shift Happens.

Posted 16 days ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

2Dark Review

2Dark is the brainchild of Frédérick Raynal, creator of Alone in the Dark and considered one of the founding fathers of survival horror. Stealth infitration and voxel graphics add a twist to the usual genre stereotypes.

Posted 18 days ago by Sam Quirke, 8 comments

Table Top Racing: World Tour Review

Table Top Racing doesn't try to do anything new and unseen in the arcade racing space, and yet it takes that initial familiarity and mixes it with a surprising level of competitiveness that results in a race worth winning.

Posted 19 days ago by Mark Delaney, 19 comments

Eekeemoo Splinters of the Dark Shard Review

Third person adventure games are some of my favourite in the industry. With Eekeemoo Splinters of the Dark Shard recently being released and fitting into this genre, is it a title worth checking out?

Posted 21 days ago by Marc Hollinshead, 4 comments

Trulon: The Shadow Engine Review

Trulon: The Shadow Engine is a new turn-based title that incorporates beautiful backgrounds, pleasant music, and a card-based battle system into an RPG. What could possibly go wrong? In a word - plenty.

Posted 22 days ago by Cindy Minguez, 10 comments

Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

Torment is an RPG that's more akin to a great novel than a video game where the world is intricate, the player's choices have impact, and the story captures your imagination unlike anything you've ever played.

Posted 22 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 42 comments

Ghost Blade HD Review

Ghost Blade HD is unashamedly a throwback to arcade classics. It's short, migraine-inducing chaos that remains absurdly addictive despite us having moved on in the last thirty years, but now you can compare scores online.

Posted 23 days ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

Chime Sharp Review

Chime Sharp may look like a modern game, but it FEELS like an older game in the best ways possible.

Posted 23 days ago by Jonathan Barnes, 5 comments

For Honor Review

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking For Honor is a simple hack and slash game, but once you're behind the controller realise that there is so much more to be found in Ubisoft's new "Art of Battle" control system.

Posted 27 days ago by Dave Horobin, 25 comments

We Are The Dwarves Review

The game is Dark Souls-inspired tactical squad action set to the backdrop of a truly unique world, but poor execution renders some clever ideas as nothing more than obstacles on the way to an easy completion.

Posted 29 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 18 comments

Spheroids Review

Spheroids is the latest iteration in a long history of games riffing on the bubble-popping arcade classic, Pang. Eclipse Games attempts to add some variety with platforming and goofy humour, but has the bubble finally burst?

Posted 30 days ago by Sam Quirke, 13 comments

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 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 22 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 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 20 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 1 month ago by Lexley Ford, 18 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 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 18 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 4 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 16 comments