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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 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 4 comments

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 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 9 comments

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 2 months ago by Will Cruz, 3 comments

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 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 23 comments

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 3 months ago by Will Cruz, 6 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 40 comments

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 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 18 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 29 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 22 comments

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 3 months ago by Rich Stone, 18 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 28 comments

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 3 months ago by Will Cruz, 6 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 4 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

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 3 months ago by Will Cruz, 4 comments

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 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 23 comments

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 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

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 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 9 comments

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 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 4 comments

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 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 8 comments

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 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

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 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

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 5 months ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

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 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 23 comments

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 5 months ago by Will Cruz, 12 comments

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 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 7 comments

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 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 48 comments

The Division 2 Thinks the Worst of Humanity

It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine about The Division 2. Its gameplay demo was more of what players enjoyed from the original, but Massive Entertainment may have found a new wrinkle in the story genre.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 26 comments

Four Intriguing ID@Xbox Games We Enjoyed at E3

We played lots of games at E3, many of them were the biggest upcoming AAA titles. But others we played were the lesser known indies, and we love those too. Here are four upcoming indies we're excited to play again soon.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

We Happy Few Undergoes a Major Facelift Ahead of August Release

I was one of the first to play We Happy Few two years ago when it first hit Xbox Game Preview in its rough early state. Like many, I was underwhelmed, which is why it's cool to see how much it's improved since then.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 34 comments

Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition First Impressions

Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition seems odd at first but with an interesting concept, it's hard not to be intrigued. But... is it worth it?

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 1 comment

Three Co-op Family Games We Had Fun with at E3

Among the many E3 appointments we took, we saw three upcoming co-op family games. Each of them come from series with multiple games preceding them and each builds on their foundation in interesting ways.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 22 comments

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Best Asset May Surprisingly Be Its Story

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming from a different developer but much of our hands-on time at E3 felt similar to the previous games. That was until the story took an interesting turn that could work wonders for the game.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 22 comments

E3 2018: Five Ways Hitman 2 Is Improving on Its Predecessor

From Los Angeles, California we got to sit down and play roughly 40 minutes of Hitman 2. Fans of the 2016 soft reboot will be happy to hear this sequel is building on that foundation in important and welcome ways.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 12 comments

E3 2018: Nintendo Fans Will Adore My Time at Portia

Have you ever wished the quaint farming life sims typically only found on Nintendo systems would come to other consoles? If so, My Time at Portia is the game for which you've been wishing. Here's why it's special.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments

E3 2018: Left 4 Dead Fans Need to Pay Attention to These Two Games

A day apart during our E3 trip we saw two games that both unabashedly intend on carrying the torch handed over from Valve's long-dormant Left 4 Dead franchise. Here's why fans of L4D can't afford to miss these two titles.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 50 comments

E3 2018: Five Takeaways from Our Demo of Anthem

Following the EA Play press conference, I was able to get a front row seat to a 20-minute presentation of the publisher's next big IP, Anthem. Inside you'll find my five biggest takeaways from the next big BioWare epic.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 25 comments

E3 2018: Everything We Know So Far About Remedy's New Game, Control

From E3 in Los Angeles, we were able to sit down with two game designers from Remedy as they walked us through a demo of their latest game, Control. Here's everything we know so far about the studio's next head-scratcher.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 9 comments

E3 2018: In Battlefield V, Teamwork Has Never Been More Important

Battlefield V's biggest new game mode may eventually be the newly revealed Battle Royale, but as of today, all eyes were on Grand Operations. It's the logical next step for the Battlefield formula and as usual, DICE delivers.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 61 comments

E3 2018: No Matter the Season, Forza Horizon 4 is a Factory of Joy

Forza Horizon 4 is a factory whose sole purpose is to output joy into the world. We went hands-on with Playground's highly anticipated sequel and couldn't stop smiling while doing so. Things are looking good.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 46 comments

E3 2018: Madden NFL 2019 Brings Back Longshot Story Mode with Improvements

From the sunny Hollywood Palladium, EA hosted their third annual E3 sideshow, EA Play. Everything from Anthem to Unravel Two was on display today and we'll be bringing you hands-on impressions. First up: Madden NFL 19.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 11 comments

Drive on Moscow First Impressions

Board games on consoles aren’t exactly new to the gaming industry, and not all gamers are interested in family oriented board games on console. Luckily, Rhys tackles an alternative that may be worth your time.

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Preview

This follow-up earned numerous game of the year commendations after releasing for PC in 2017. With the game finally making its way to consoles this year, we can see what all the buzz is about.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 6 comments

Battlezone Gold Edition First Impressions

Futuristic tank warfare? Randomly generated worlds? It's hard to not to be interested in what Battlezone Gold Edition has to offer. But, is it worth your time? Find out in my latest first impressions.

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

InkSplosion First Impressions

Are you ready for a fun arcade experience with a short time investment and easy Gamerscore? Check out my first impressions of InkSplosion.

Posted 7 months ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

Descenders Preview: Bunny Hopping, Breakneck Speed and Boss Jumps

Descenders is one of the newest entrants into Xbox's Game Preview program, launching on May 15th. Over the weekend, I got to spend some time seeing what the Preview version of the downhill biking title offers.

Posted 7 months ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia First Impressions

Get your jet skis ready in Zordixs' latest title Aqua Moto Racing Utopia. Keep your best moves handy, as I give my first impressions of this jet ski racer.

Posted 7 months ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

Emily Wants to Play Too First Impressions

Emily and friends are back to scare every person in their path. Keep an extra pair of trousers ready, as I dive into Emily Wants to Play Too for my first impressions.

Posted 7 months ago by Will Cruz, 9 comments

Agatha Knife First Impressions

Agatha Knife is a point-and-click adventure game that contains dark humour, satire, and an extremely bizarre premise. You play as a young girl named Agatha who looks to create her own religion.

Posted 7 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 4 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Nothing To Fear Brings Plenty of Scares

What we found was a fun 2D side-scrolling adventure title with a distinctive hand-drawn art style courtesy of Mike Dietz, who designed the game's characters.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments