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R.B.I. Baseball 18 First Impressions

Whether you’re a fan of the Yankees, Astros or any other MLB team, R.B.I. Baseball 18 has gamers covered, but is it a swing, or a miss? Check out my first impressions.

Posted 3 hours ago by Will Cruz, 6 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Managing a Bomber Crew Isn't Easy

The "strategic survival sim" puts players in charge of a single bomber crew as they take to the skies and carry out a range of missions.

Posted 3 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 2 comments

Minit First Impressions

Are you ready to explore 60 seconds at a time? This unique twist is featured in a new ID@Xbox game, Minit. Rhys is here to give you the 411 in his latest first impressions video.

Posted 4 days ago by Will Cruz, 5 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: State of Mind Explores a Dystopian Future

In the world created by Daedalic Entertainment in their latest adventure title, technology has gotten out of hand, humanity is being pushed to the brink, and players will have many mysteries to solve.

Posted 5 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare First Impressions

Do you love tower defense games but are skeptical of mobile ports? THEpaynexkiller has got you covered. Check out his first impressions of Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare.

Posted 6 days ago by Will Cruz, 11 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: ONRUSH Debuts New Gameplay Footage

Whether you're concerned about finding the perfect racing line, taking down other players in spectacular fashion, or performing insane stunts, there's something here for everyone from experienced racers to casual players.

Posted 11 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

Spiral Splatter First Impressions

Are you ready to test yourself with this mind-boggling puzzle game? THEpaynexkiller tackles Spiral Splatter. Check out his first impressions!

Posted 14 days ago by Will Cruz, 6 comments

Shoppe Keep First Impressions

Have you ever wondered what life is like for the average shop owner in an RPG? Well even if you haven't, Shoppe Keep allows you to experience the life of a merchant first-hand.

Posted 20 days ago by Ethan Anderson, 14 comments

Train Sim World First Impressions

Like most people, I don’t interact with the driver, but I tend to wonder -- how hard is it to drive a train? It’s time to see if I’m worthy in Train Sim World.

Posted 23 days ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

One Eyed Kutkh First Impressions

Are you a fan of easy completions? Enjoy simplistic point and click titles? Perhaps One Eyed Kutkh is worth your time. Check out THEpaynexkiller's latest first impression video.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Little Triangle First Impressions

Triangles surviving an alien invasion? What will they think of next? Developer Cotton Games’ latest release contains not only an interesting title but also tackles a familiar genre on the ID@Xbox scene.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 3 comments

Way of the Passive Fist First Impressions

It's time to parry, dodge, counter and block your way to victory in Household Games' latest side-scrolling beat ‘em up. Check out my first impressions.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 7 comments

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX First Impressions

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX is a mix between the tower defense and RPG genres. Your goal in the game is to defend your Librarian as she destroys the zombie-like Revenants.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 2 comments

Quantic Pinball First Impressions

If you have a deep love of arcade games, chances are pinball games may tickle your fancy. Is Quantic Pinball a game that should be on your radar? Check out my first impressions here.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 6 comments

Fumiko! First Impressions

Fumiko Game Studio has been working for three years to release their abstract puzzle platformer Fumiko! Is it worth your time? THEpaynexkiller has got you covered in his latest first impression video.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 8 comments

Bleed 2 First Impressions

Bleed 2 is an action-packed twin-stick shooter that wants you to defeat tons of enemies in style. You play through the game as Wryn, The Greatest Hero of All Time, as she fights off a villain invasion.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 3 comments

Starpoint Gemini: Warlords First Impressions

Starpoint Gemini: Warlords is a space sim that contains strategy and RPG elements. Unsurprisingly, your goal is to become a warlord and take control of the Gemini system.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 7 comments

Descenders First Impressions

Descenders is a mountain biking game that focuses on downhill freeriding in procedurally generated courses. The aim of the game is to become a legendary Descender by raising your rep.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 4 comments

Hands On with Lost Wing at Play Blackpool 2018

This fast-paced, procedurally structured, endless title comes with a "neon sci-fi aesthetic", and aims to be quick and easy to learn but tough-as-nails to master. I strapped on my flying gear and got hands on with Lost Wing.

Posted 1 month ago by Ashley Woodcock, 7 comments

Assassin's Creed Origins The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC Gameplay

The Curse of the Pharaohs is the second story-driven expansion for Assassin's Creed Origins, and we were fortunate enough to be invited by Ubisoft to get some hands-on time with the DLC prior to its release.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 15 comments

Claybook First Impressions

Claybook is a clay-filled world that is just waiting to be rolled through. The game is a work-in-progress title that is part of Xbox Game Preview. In Claybook, you play as a piece of clay as you navigate your surroundings.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 6 comments

Full Metal Furies First Impressions

No, this article is not full of puns related to furries. That's such a tired joke. Seriously. Just look at at any reference to the game anywhere on the internet. Instead, Dean's going to tell you why it's so great.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 9 comments

Hands-On With Positron at Play Blackpool 2018

At this year's Play Blackpool event, I got the chance to get hands on with Positron and try out what looked to be a modern-day 3D version of Snake. Even with a simple premise, I certainly got a bit more than I'd bargained for.

Posted 2 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 2 comments

Pinstripe First Impressions

What would you do if your child was kidnapped by a mysterious all-knowing figure? Whatever it takes. I tackled this challenge via my first impressions of Pinstripe.

Posted 2 months ago by Will Cruz, 7 comments

Dandara First Impressions

Dandara is a unique 2D metroidvania platformer that uses movement in a way that I haven't really experienced before. You play as the heroine Dandara, who is tasked with saving the world of Salt.

Posted 2 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 11 comments

Albert and Otto First Impressions

If you enjoy Teddy Bears with special powers, collectibles and extremely light puzzling, it sounds like you'll enjoy Albert and Otto. In my first impressions, I dish out the good and bad of this indie title.

Posted 3 months ago by Will Cruz, 18 comments

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Preview

PUBG is certainly the most popular game in the world right now and it’s just hit Game Preview for Xbox One. So, what is it? It’s just you versus 99 others in a battle royale to the death.

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 45 comments

911 Operator First Impressions

When an emergency breaks out, what’s the first thing you’re told to do? Contact emergency services immediately. Jutsu Games now allows gamers to experience the feeling of being an operator in their latest title.

Posted 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 3 comments

The Mummy Demastered First Impressions

Do you remember one of this summer's greatest blockbusters, The Mummy? The Mummy Demastered is actually completely different. It's a Metroidvania title and it doesn't star Tom Cruise.

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 11 comments

Grow a Variety of Crops With Pure Farming 2018

Early next year, Pure Farming 2018 will be joining the fray. If this title is to stand out from the crowd, it needs to offer something different and developer Ice Flames is looking to do exactly that.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

Create Your Own Platforms to the Beat in Octahedron

Demimonde's upcoming title adds a bit of a twist to the platformer genre. While the levels do indeed contain all of the expected traps and enemies, it's up to you to place the platforms that will get you to the end.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 4 comments

Yoku's Island Express Uses Pinball Mechanics in a Different Way

Pinball games are becoming more popular but they offer the more traditional pinball experience. Villa Gorilla's upcoming title is aiming to be different.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

Pankapu First Impressions

Pankapu is a narrative action-platformer that feels retro yet new at the same time. The game feels like the present-day version of a platformer that would have released in the '90s.

Posted 5 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 3 comments

Battle Garegga Rev.2016 First Impressions

Battle Garegga is a classic shmup from the 90s that has developed quite a fan base. This new release is the 2016 revision. Dean's here to give us his first impression of the game.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 1 comment

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 First Impressions

Party games seem a bit scarce nowadays. If you're in dire need to have a good time with friends, look no further than The Jackbox Party Pack 4. Check out my first impressions of the title.

Posted 5 months ago by Will Cruz, 5 comments

Q.U.B.E. 2 Improves Upon Its Block Extrusion Gameplay

The original Q.U.B.E. was released on PC in 2012 before arriving on other platforms. Now a sequel, Q.U.B.E. 2, is on its way to Xbox One and Windows 10 and it seeks to improve upon the first title in every way.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

Fear Effect Sedna Brings A Long Lost Franchise Back to Life

When the Square Enix Collective was formed, one of the aims of the initiative was to relaunch some of the long lost IPs through smaller studios. This is where we are today with Sushee Games and Fear Effect Sedna.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 16 comments

Danger Zone First Impression

Danger Zone was made in clear reverence to the old Burnout crash mode, and as an imitator it is likely as good as we'll ever get. If you have fond memories of Burnout, or if you think you should, then don't miss this.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 20 comments

Ninja Shodown First Impression

Indie arena brawler. This is a genre that's had a bit of a renaissance in recent years and many of the games feature ninjas. This is ok, because everyone likes ninjas.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 8 comments

RAID: World War II First Impression

There are few things in this world that everyone can get behind, but killing Nazis is probably as close as anyone can get. Unfortunately, RAID misses the mark in just about every other way.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 21 comments

WWE 2K18 First Impressions

WWE 2K18 is here! Wrestling fans have been waiting for this new release with updated superstars, graphics and move-sets. If you're interested, check out my first impressions.

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 9 comments

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017: A Classic Returns With Tempest 4000

While retro may well be the main focus of the PLAY Expo events, modern gaming isn't left out completely. It was rather fitting to find that one of the latter titles was Llamasoft's upcoming Tempest reboot.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 11 comments

Lost Words Brings a Story to Life

To a lot of people, their journal is the most private possession that they own. Despite this, we're going to commit that ultimate sin and invade the privacy of a young girl in Lost Words.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 14 comments

theHunter: Call of the Wild First Impressions

To hunt or not to hunt, that is the question. If you’re interested in becoming a digital hunter but are unsure of the investment, perhaps my first impressions will help out.

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 42 comments

Transcripted First Impressions Video

Especially as the fall release season approaches, tons of games are launching every week. It's hard to know what's worth a play. But have no fear, Renn is here to tell you all about Transcripted.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 2 comments

Jettomero: Hero of the Universe First Impressions Video

A popular theme in sci-fi and video games is sentient robots either taking over or destroying Earth. But Jettomero, star of Jettomero: Hero of the Universe, isn't about that life. They're trying to save everyone.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 1 comment

EGX 2017: Relax and Explore With Skye

Abertay University runs a game development competition called Dare to be Digital. In 2016, the team now known as Puny Astronaut won the competition with a relaxing exploration title called Skye.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

EGX 2017: You Decide the Fate of the Country in The Occupation

White Paper Games is a developer that won't shy away from discomforting topics. For their second title, The Occupation, players are put in the role of a whistleblowing journalist in 1980's north-west England.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 4 comments

EGX 2017: Figment Makes Nightmares Look Endearing

Figment is a title whose charm and personality should endear it to both children and adults alike as they fight fears and nightmares that are often pushed to the dark recesses of the human mind.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Lightfield First Impressions

Traditional racers tend to fall into categories – Simulation or Arcade. Oh, how I wish there was a game that blended these two subgenres together. Well, I’ve been fortunate enough to test drive Lightfield.

Posted 7 months ago by Will Cruz, 4 comments