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Embers of Mirrim Review

Embers of Mirrim is a beautiful new title from Creative Bytes Studios that's part action adventure, part puzzler that introduces a new take on the traditional platformer as a special creature named Mirrim tries to save his world.

Posted 2 hours ago by Cindy Minguez, 3 comments

Spellspire Review

Spellspire puts you in control of a wizard who is climbing his way up a tower, defeating the creature found on each level. You fight them off by spelling out words to cast spells - it's really that simple.

Posted 2 days ago by Lexley Ford, 6 comments

Injustice 2 Review

Injustice: Gods Among Us gave us a brand new way to experience the DC universe, and it was executed extremely well. Does the sequel manage to bring back the magic and have NetherRealm fans foaming at the mouth for more?

Posted 3 days ago by Marc Hollinshead, 12 comments

Shadow Warrior 2 Review

Taking the best of the classic FPS resurgence in titles like DOOM and combining them with the loot structure and RPG gameplay of Diablo, Shadow Warrior 2 is undoubtedly the best FPS dungeon crawler you can buy.

Posted 4 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 24 comments

Seasons after Fall Review

Seasons after Fall is a beautiful puzzle platformer that draws you into the mysteries of a lonely forest. You and fox must work together to manipulate the seasons and bring about the enigmatic Ritual of the Seasons.

Posted 6 days ago by Cindy Minguez, 6 comments

Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review

Skylar & Plux sets out to lend a hand in resurrecting the 3D action platformers of decades past. It does pretty well in that regard, but it forgets to modernize the difficulty for all the players that grew up with the genre.

Posted 7 days ago by Mark Delaney, 10 comments

Black & White Bushido Review

Gamers used to clamor for games to include a local co-op or versus mode so we could play against our friends and siblings. Now we demand an online component. Black & White Bushido is the product of both these worlds.

Posted 7 days ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

Planetbase Review

Have you ever wanted to play Sim City but in space? Well, Planetbase can offer you that. Build your colony and help them survive everything from malnutrition to meteors.

Posted 8 days ago by Megan Walton, 9 comments

The Surge Review

The Surge is the latest game from Deck13, the team behind Lords of the Fallen. Splashing the Souls formula with a dose of sci-fi and making a few alterations, they've created a Souls-like game that's really quite good.

Posted 10 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 33 comments

Dreamfall Chapters Review

Sequels after a certain point are a curious affair. Take Dreamfall Chapters, the third installment in The Longest Journey series. It's a beautiful world, an intriguing story and a whole mess of puzzles.

Posted 11 days ago by Kelly Packard, 6 comments

NBA Playgrounds Review

NBA Playgrounds continues a legacy set forth by several predecessors offering a fun and cartoonish alternative to the true-to-life sports sims that dominate annually. Basketball fan or not, Playgrounds is a slam dunk.

Posted 14 days ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

Narcosis Review

Narcosis is an indie first-person horror with an interesting premise. You're stranded at the bottom of the ocean in a "walking coffin" diving suit. Sadly its potential is somewhat unmet due to nagging gameplay issues.

Posted 15 days ago by Mark Delaney, 10 comments

Human Fall Flat Review

Human Fall Flat is a physics-based puzzler from No Brakes Games. The gamer controls Bob as he attempts to solve the puzzles that crowd his mysterious dreams, and controlling Bob proves to be quite a challenge.

Posted 16 days ago by Cindy Minguez, 15 comments

Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom Review

If you're looking for another simple adventure then you've come to the right place, but with the standard of the titles that have come before it, there's something lacking with this one.

Posted 17 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 9 comments

Enter the Gungeon Review

Progression is one of the most powerful elements that keeps us gamers indulged in our favorite titles. Why play if we don't feel like we're getting anywhere? Progression is something Enter the Gungeon nails.

Posted 19 days ago by Kelly Packard, 23 comments

Use Your Words Review

Use Your Words is a shallow party game that pales in comparison to others in the genre. Its lack of variety makes the experience repetitive and boring after only a few games.

Posted 19 days ago by Jonathan Barnes, 10 comments

'n Verlore Verstand Review

'n Verlore Verstand is a kind of weird cross between a walking simulator and a puzzle game, and comes from a little studio in South Africa called Skobberjak Games. It's introspective by design, but its design is also flawed.

Posted 20 days ago by Megan Walton, 16 comments

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Review

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is the first in the series to offer an open world and fills it with plenty to do. Unfortunately, the new and expansive environment is bogged down by frequent technical, structural, and narrative issues.

Posted 20 days ago by Mark Delaney, 32 comments

The Sexy Brutale Review

One of the most innovative and memorable titles in a long time, The Sexy Brutale is simply brilliant. Tequila Works have crafted a gem of a title that deserves to become an instant classic. It's exquisite and a delight to play.

Posted 23 days ago by Andrew Ogley, 11 comments

Cities: Skylines Review

The best city builder on Xbox One almost by default, fans of the genre should enjoy Cities Skylines. However, missing features and content compared to the PC version does leave it as a lesser way to experience the game.

Posted 24 days ago by Andy Mills, 15 comments

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Review

Lizardcube's lovingly remade version will likely be the first time that many players have had to try out this title. It may not be the title that started things off, but it's definitely worth a visit.

Posted 25 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 18 comments

Air Guitar Warrior Review

Air Guitar Warrior is full of just about every metal trope you can imagine in the best way possible. You'll fight vikings, demons and Zeus, all while rocking out to the most metal of tracks.

Posted 26 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 11 comments

LEGO CITY Undercover Review

After releasing as a console exclusive four years ago on the Nintendo Wii U, LEGO CITY Undercover is now available on the Xbox One, but was it worth the wait?

Posted 29 days ago by Dave Horobin, 11 comments

Race The Sun Review

It may have taken its sweet time to make it onto the Xbox platform, but endless runner fans should definitely have an eye on Race The Sun thanks to fun, fast paced gameplay and a pretty minimalist aesthetic.

Posted 30 days ago by Andy Mills, 6 comments

Outlast 2 Review

Outlast 2 delivers more of the defenseless terror that its namesake is known for, often improving on its predecessor but other times adhering too closely to been there, done that moments. Still, it's a hell of a horror story.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 37 comments

Crawl Review

Crawl brings a new spin to the dungeon crawler as you fight your friends to make it out alive. That's right - fight your friends - because in this game, only one of you can leave to rejoin the land of the living.

Posted 1 month ago by Cindy Minguez, 0 comments

Little Nightmares Review

Despite a grotesque world that pits you against countless villains, a world where no allies will ever come to your aid, Little Nightmares finds a unique sense of wonder. In the danger and macabre, there peers a glimmer of beauty.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 21 comments

Anoxemia Review

Anoxemia is a story-driven exploration game that puts you in control of a drone named ATMA as you guide scientist Dr Bailey on his underwater mission.

Posted 1 month ago by Lexley Ford, 5 comments

Voodoo Vince: Remastered Review

Over on Xbox in 2003, there was a little game called Voodoo Vince. Now on the Xbox One in 2017, there's a little game called Voodoo Vince: Remastered.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 15 comments

Late Shift Review

The history of full motion video games is one filled with inadvertent comedy thanks to bad acting and writing. Late Shift improves on the genre, although it's still just a step toward greatness and it's not yet there itself.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1 Review

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series has a lot of branding crammed into its name, but to win over gamers' hearts, you'll need more than a recognizable name and an utterance of the phrase "I am Groot."

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 26 comments

Aaero Review

Aaero is a spiritual successor to 2001's Rez and it's all about the music. And the shooting. And scoring high. Like any good album, the tracks come together in a complete package any fan of electronica will want to check out.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 10 comments

Snake Pass Review

Animals have always been a good choice for protagonist but you'd be hard pressed to find another game with a snake taking the lead (apart from the old Nokia games). Join Noodle on his winding adventure!

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 17 comments

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Review

Bulletstorm isn't to be taken seriously, but that doesn't mean that it's not serious fun.

Posted 1 month ago by Jonathan Barnes, 27 comments

Blackwood Crossing Review

It's the story of a sister and her brother, and how they come together during a harrowing experience. While it's not without its faults, it's a lovely experience overall for anyone who can relate.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 20 comments

The Inner World Review

The Inner World has finally been released on console so that you have a few months to bring yourself up to speed before the release of the title's sequel in the summer.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

Has-Been Heroes Review

Has-Been Heroes is the latest offering from the minds behind Trine. The adventure has a cute premise, nice animation, and an interesting battle system, but are they enough to make the game a keeper? Well....maybe not.

Posted 1 month ago by Cindy Minguez, 12 comments

SkyKeepers Review

In recent months, the ID@Xbox program is pumping out non-stop indie titles to Xbox One gamers. Sword Twin Studios' SkyKeepers is one of the latest. To see if this 2D platformer is worth your time, have a look at our review.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

Thimbleweed Park Review

Thimbleweed Park is a love letter to classic LucasArts adventure games and their fans, courtesy of some of the original creators. Beyond that, it's a bizarre mystery full of eccentric characters.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 12 comments

Four Sided Fantasy Review

A side-scrolling puzzle platformer with a twist; when you leave one side of the screen, you can “wrap around” and emerge on the opposite side.

Posted 1 month ago by Lexley Ford, 3 comments

Yooka-Laylee Review

Yooka-Laylee (it sounds like ukulele, get it?) is the story of a lizard and bat trying to beat a duck and a bee, with a helping hand every now and again from a snake. Confused? Don't be - it's pretty great.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 57 comments

Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

Andromeda arrives following a trio of flawed but mostly beloved video games that set a new standard in interactive storytelling. Maybe it could never live up to that hype, but even in isolation it's only good, rarely great.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 83 comments

Blue-Collar Astronaut Review

Today "astronaut" is a somewhat lucrative career, but in the future -- when we're all driving around in our flying cars, of course -- it'll encompass your everyday average careers like pizza delivery and trucking.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 3 comments

Styx: Shards of Darkness Review

In Styx: Shards of Darkness, a direct sequel to Styx: Master of Shadows, we see the goblin thief taking on new missions with new abilities, but the same, gritty realism is evident in the game's environs and atmosphere.

Posted 1 month ago by Cindy Minguez, 9 comments

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 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 31 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 14 comments