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Game Pass newcomer Scorn's grim beauty is only skin-deep

Scorn's bleak biomechanical aesthetic is undeniably impressive, but it's pretty much the only aspect of the dark puzzle game that is — combat, world-building and even the puzzles themselves simply don't feel fleshed out.

Posted 1 month ago by Luke Albigés 68

Temtem: Xbox gets the Pokémon MMO fans always wanted

Temtem, the hit monster-training RPG and Pokémon-esque MMO, recently left early access, launching onto Xbox at the same time. It wants to be the very best, and it doesn't fall far short based on what we've played so far...

Posted 2 months ago by Luke Albigés 62

Is MultiVersus going to be secretly amazing?

A free-to-play fighting game from a brand new studio might not have the hallmarks of greatness about it, but MultiVersus' creative twist on a beloved formula and bottomless roster potential might just set it up for success.

Posted 7 months ago by Luke Albigés 43

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands DLC is a critical fail

The first DLC for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands dropped yesterday, and it's an absolute disaster — if you thought Borderlands 3's DLC was sub-par, prepare yourself for an all-time low.

Posted 8 months ago by Luke Albigés 110

Who should Microsoft buy next, and why is it Konami?

A Japanese publisher and developer with a storied legacy and dozens of lucrative IPs under its belt... where better for Microsoft to throw a few (billion) dollars than in Konami's direction?

Posted 1 year ago by Luke Albigés 177

Here's what we think would make the perfect Harry Potter RPG

All the rumours swirling around have once again brought up that tantalising idea of a Harry Potter RPG releasing for current and next-gen consoles. Here's everything we've heard about it, and everything we'd want to see.

Posted 2 years ago by Heidi Nicholas 34

Why I want an Xbox Series S all-digital console

It's been a long-standing rumour that a second next-generation Xbox console that's all-digital is in development alongside the Xbox Series X. Sean gives his reasons why he'd prefer a cheaper, all-digital "Xbox Series S".

Posted 2 years ago by Sean Carey 211

Xbox Game Studios needs to sort out achievements going forwards

Xbox Game Studios have some fantastic titles. Yet several of these have been plagued by significant achievement issues, even months after release. This is something that Xbox Game Studios needs to fix for the fanbase.

Posted 2 years ago by Heidi Nicholas 185

Xbox needs their own version of an Animal Crossing-style exclusive

Xbox are in a strong position so far with their handling of the Xbox Series X reveal. Their next-gen console looks more promising than ever, and an Xbox exclusive in the style of Animal Crossing could boost this still further.

Posted 2 years ago by Heidi Nicholas 133

Sean's favourite Xbox games of the decade

Sean's Games of the Decade range from battle royales to indie survival sims; from teenage angst to dark folk mythology. Along the way, there's piracy, British countryside, dragons and the Big Boss himself.

Posted 2 years ago by Sean Carey 100

Sam's favourite Xbox games of the decade

To supplement our Game of the Decade voting event and to perhaps give you some inspiration, we're releasing a series of articles from our writers, as well as a round-up of our volunteer staff's picks for GOTD.

Posted 2 years ago by Sam Quirke 63

First Impressions: Gears 5 Looks Fantastic but Feels Off

Gears 5 is a good entry into the Gears of War series, but the game is lacking in a few key areas. Sound design and no feeling of weight behind the characters when it comes to melee combat stops Gears 5 from being great.

Posted 3 years ago by Sean Carey 63

Fallout 76 Really Needs to Get In Xbox Game Pass

Lots of people have been surprised by the various missing games from Xbox's E3 conference – a new Fable, some news on The Initiative's project or a sliver of something from Age of Empires IV. My biggest shock? No Fallout 76.

Posted 3 years ago by Sam Quirke 80

Final Fantasy and the Makings of a Timeless Game

These games are heralded by many as timeless classics and that's tall praise, but my playtime has shown it might not be unearned. I've dug in for the first time and have discovered buried treasures I never should have missed.

Posted 3 years ago by Kevin Tavore

RAGE 2 Paradoxically Rises and Falls At Once

Our full review session with RAGE 2 is still ongoing, but we wanted to share some early impressions while you wait for the complete verdict. The early hours have been a bit of a paradox, really. A Tale of Two Apocalyptic Cities.

Posted 3 years ago by Mark Delaney

Kerbal Space Program: A Journey Through Space and Time

Despite its goofy exterior Kerbal Space Program is the detailed space simulator we all need, in order to fully respect the mind-boggling mental gymnastics that a space program must endure.

Posted 3 years ago by Sam Quirke