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The Eternal Cylinder: A Surrealist Tubular Nightmare That Had Us Hooked

Sometimes life can feel like you're just rushing blindly to an uncertain end, but typically it's not because there's a giant world-spanning tube rolling towards you, crushing everything in its path.

Posted 5 days ago by Sam Quirke, 8 comments

Circuit Superstars: Our Surprise Favourite of Gamescom 2019

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the slew of games coming up in the next months and years. Sometimes you stumble upon a lovely surprise when you dig underneath the big hitters, and Circuit Superstars is one of them.

Posted 8 days ago by Sam Quirke, 13 comments

We had a Blast with PvP Ghost War in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

We got hands-on with the Elimination and Sabotage game modes in Ghost Recon Breakpoint's 4v4 PvP multiplayer mode, and it was intense, exhilarating and tactical. Just how Tom Clancy would have liked it.

Posted 15 days ago by Sean Carey, 3 comments

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Preview and PvE Gameplay

We got a hands-on with the next installment in the Tom Clancy's universe, Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Check out our thoughts and gameplay footage of the campaign/PvE component of Breakpoint.

Posted 15 days ago by Sean Carey, 16 comments

Marvel's Avengers Hands-On: A Great Fit for Tomb Raider's Superheroic Gameplay

One of the main issues I had with Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider reboot was the disconnect between her cut-scene vulnerabilities and her mad-cap superheroics in gameplay. It's a much closer fit for the Avengers' DNA.

Posted 19 days ago by Sam Quirke, 30 comments

We Love Blair Witch's Canine Companion, and We're Terrified He Won't Make It

We got chance to play Blair Witch at Gamescom last week ahead of its release in two days, and we very much enjoyed it. Our only problem? We're seriously worried that the game's fantastic AI companion won't make it to the end...

Posted 21 days ago by Sam Quirke, 25 comments

Beyond Blue Aims For Realism and "Literal Science" in its Underwater Adventure

Beyond Blue immerses players in an interactive world full of beautiful, diverse life. Thanks to BBC funding and scientists on call, it's also a highly accurate vision of our oceans in the very near future.

Posted 22 days ago by Sam Quirke, 25 comments

Warhammer Meets Diablo in Warhammer: Chaosbane

The open beta for the game is live right now on the Xbox Marketplace and it'll run all the way through March 13th at 1am PST. That leaves anyone who's interested with almost a full week to dig deep into the game.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore

The Division 2: Hands On with High-Level Agents in the End Game

Three other agents and myself attempted two preview-exclusive missions with level 30 agents in Ubisoft's upcoming shooter, Tom Clancy's The Division 2.

Posted 7 months ago by Ashley Woodcock

The Division 2: Hands on with Ubisoft's Massive Sequel

We had the chance to head to Paris and get hands on with Tom Clancy's The Division 2. After trying out the beginning of the single player and the End Game in co-op, I was left feeling pretty good about my visit to Washington DC.

Posted 7 months ago by Ashley Woodcock

Alvastia Chronicles First Impressions

If you're looking for a new JRPG with a nostalgic feel to it, Alvastia Chronicles might just be what you're looking for. Listen to Will's first impression of the game to help decide whether or not it's for you.

Posted 7 months ago by Ethan Anderson

Guacamelee 2 Isn't Just for People Who Love Avocado Toast

It's also for people who like luchadors. And those who like platforming. Combat. Humor. You get the idea. It's everything the first game had going for it with a dose of extra. Listen to Will tell us all about it.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore

Want to Kill Alien Insects? Hive Jump Might Be for You

It's like if Jetpack had a scandalous affair with a run and gun and it stars a backpack. If that doesn't get you excited, you might be happy to hear you're killing monsters and playing with friends.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore

Valfaris Brings Steel Mantis Back From Hell

Steel Mantis is hoping to build on the foundations of Slain: Back from Hell with their latest title Valfaris, another 2D action-platformer with heavy metal coursing through its veins. This time, though, we're heading into space.

Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Beyond Blue Explores Earth's Last Uncharted Frontier

Together with BBC Studios, E-Line Media is creating an experience that lets players explore the oceans as part of an underwater expedition, their aim being to help players to explore the real world on their own terms.

Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Time Carnage First Impressions

What were to happen if the core arcade experience were ported to consoles? Would it still be as awesome? It's time to see if Time Carnage worth a shot or a skip. Check out my first impressions.

Posted 11 months ago by Will Cruz

Starlink Preview: The Closest We'll Get to Starfox on Xbox

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a new toys-to-life experiment from Ubisoft in which you attach a space ship to your controller and use it to explore a far-flung solar system. We got hands on with the game and had a blast.

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Quirke

Brawlout First Impressions

No longer own a Nintendo system? Itching to play a new platform fighter? Brawlout seeks to fill the Smash Bros void in your heart (for the meantime).

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Life is Strange 2 Looks Like a Big Improvement on the First Game

I liked a lot about Life is Strange, but I was never able to love it despite really wanting to. I recently got to play a good portion of the upcoming season two premiere and my hopes are now very high for the sequel.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

Trials Rising Goes Back to Its Roots

Developer RedLynx has gone back to the basic gameplay style for their upcoming Trials Rising and there's not a single FMX trick to be seen.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

Metro Exodus Evolves the Series Without Losing Sight of What It Was

Metro Exodus was revealed on the E3 stage a few years ago, and since then there's been a slow but steady build-up to the game's release. We got to go hands-on with the atmospheric shooter and were heartened to see lots of good.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

State of Decay 2's Daybreak DLC is Out Today - Read Our Hands-on Impressions

It's been months since I reviewed and adored State of Decay 2. Many disagreed, but fans of the series are surely excited for the upcoming Daybreak DLC, which adds a new horde mode. Here's what you need to know.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

Forza Horizon 4 Hands On Preview

We got hands on with the latest instalment of Playground Games' iconic racing game to check out how the move to Britain and the addition of story chapters has affected the experience.

Posted 1 year ago by Rich Stone

RAGE 2 is Beautiful Madness Which You Truly Have to Play To Understand

RAGE 2 was a sequel few were really asking for and even fewer expected. But it's real, and guess what? It's fantastic. So far at least. Reado ur hands-on impressions with this gleefully insane game from id and Avalanche.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

Wailing Heights First Impressions

It's time to get the undead back together in Wailing Heights! Fans of the point and click genre need to check out my first impressions.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Generation Zero Is What Happens When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Following the release of theHunter: Call of the Wild, Avalanche wondered how they could build on their knowledge for a new project. The answer is Generation Zero, which flips the predator-prey relationship on its head.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

Biomutant is a Beautiful and Unique Game That Defies All Odds By Even Existing

Biomutant was the very last game I got to play at PAX West this year, but it's the very first one I'm writing about now because I feel like I have to get the message out to more people that this game is shaping up to be fantastic.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters First Impressions

It's time to get drunk, disorderly and rambunctious! In Drunk-Fu, players will flail around in intoxicated fury as you take down your enemies. Is it worth the fifth of Vodka? Check out my first impressions.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Forsaken Remastered First Impressions

1998 titles in 2018? Does it still work? It's time to find out if Forsaken Remastered is a worthy trip down memory lane. Check out Dean's first impressions here.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

8 To Glory - The Official Game of the PBR First Impressions

It’s time to showcase your skills in 8 To Glory - The Official Game of the PBR. Is this niche game amazing or complete bull?

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Maximum Football 2018 First Impressions

We all know Madden is life. However, what if an alternative was hidden right under our helmets? Check out THEpaynexkiller's first impressions of Maximum Football 2018.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Asemblance: Oversight First Impressions

Asemblance: Oversight aims to offer an interesting adventure/puzzle experience. However, Is it worth your effort? THEpaynexkiller has got you covered. Check out his first impressions here.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Castaway Paradise First Impressions

Love Animal Crossing but no longer own a Nintendo system? Castaway Paradise aims to fill that void with it's bright colors and animated charm. But, is it worth your time?

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara's Journey Has Evolved

In the third instalment of the rebooted series, Lara is a competent and skilled hunter albeit plagued by doubts. Her competence comes off in the gameplay, where players have more stealth, combat and puzzling options than ever.

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Quirke

What the Box? First Impressions

I've never felt the need to be a box... until now. Bitten Toast Games release the ultimate game of hide and go seek. However, is it worth you time? Our main man Dean has you covered in his first impressions.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 First Impressions

What do you get when you mix hack and slash combat with a twist of Left 4 Dead-inspired gameplay? Time to find out in my first impressions of Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Move Over Battle Royale and Welcome Vigor, a Survival Royale

It’s from the team behind DayZ and it’s got a new take on today’s hottest genre, putting the focus on surviving the battle to save what you’ve looted instead of killing for the sake of it.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore

Wheelspin Frenzy First Impressions

Wheelspin Frenzy is a small retro racer that offers simplistic gameplay yet provides a chaotic experience. Prepare to drift, as I dive into yet another ID@Xbox title.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz

Mutant Football League is Going Deep with Dynasty Mode

Lots of TA users jumped on Mutant Football League thanks to its easy achievement list. If you stuck around hoping to get more out of the title, a missing Dynasty mode would've been key. That mode is now on the way.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

Forgotten Free-to-Play Shooter Warface Seeks a Second Chance on Console

With nearly 50 million registered players and a esports prthat has featured 60,000 players across 14 tournaments, Warface is a big deal internationally. Can a second attempt at a console port find an audience in the West?

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Quirke