Xbox One

Forza Horizon 4 Review

Playground Games continues to set the standard in the genre and Forza Horizon 4 is no different. This is open world driving at its absolute finest. The spectacular visuals and stellar roster of cars are great, but the shared world and new weather system is really what makes this one of the best open world racing games this decade.

Forza Horizon 4 Review

Dimension Drive Review

When the big game houses compete over who has the most grandiose and the most somber first-or third-person action extravaganza to immerse players in during the gaming flood of fall, indie developers come to rescue and keep up more traditional genres alive. Vertical scrolling shoot 'em ups are one of those old favorite genres, and while Dimension Drive by 2Awesome Studio is not a retro game as such, it has a very old-school attitude and level of challenge written all over it.

Dimension Drive Review

State of Mind Review

From the gameplay point of view, State of Mind may stagger but for cyberpunk lovers its story and clean-cut visual design demand to be experienced. Sure, it’s derivative and predictable too, but it’s there where the game gets its strong footing

State of Mind Review

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Review

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 exists in a sub-genre that I wish was more popular. While there are some co-op focused games with linear levels, they’ve largely given way to the dominant modern design that focuses on competition and open worlds. Vermintide 2 still retains some contemporary elements, but carves out its own niche nonetheless.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Review

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind Review

Young Emma finds herself chained up inside her father’s mind. What has happened? Why is she there? To find out the truth behind her predicament, she embarks on a puzzle adventure with her soft toy rabbit Topsy over a surreal and disjointed landscape, formed together from her father’s experiences.

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind Review

The Crew 2 Review

The huge playing area aside, the strength of The Crew 2 is its easy accessibility. It won’t alienate players with some snotty attitude or annoying narrator always trying to tell what’s best for you. Instead, the game welcomes you in to do whatever you like.

The Crew 2 Review

NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition Review

Beautiful, eccentric and whimsical, Yoko Taro’s one of a kind dream child is something every Xbox One owner should experience .

NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition Review

Hitman Sniper Assassin Review

Released as a pre-order bonus for the forthcoming Hitman 2, Hitman Sniper Assassin takes the world’s best assassin, Agent 47, to Austria to crash a wedding party. Perched atop cliffside, he observes the luxury mansion, its garden and wedding guests through the scope of his silenced sniper rifle, biding the time until squeezing the trigger to take out the three targets the contract covers.

Hitman Sniper Assassin Review

Dark Souls Remastered Review

Having spent over a thousand hours playing Dark Souls on the PC - and dozens of hours on the original console versions - it would be fair to say I have a special relationship to the game. Dark Souls is my Mario and Zelda all rolled into one, a transformative experience that at this point in my life has become more ritual than entertainment, a series of moments and tasks that produce a Zen-like state of mind.

Dark Souls Remastered Review

Ys Origin Review

As its title suggests, Ys Origin serves as prequel to the long-running Ys JRPG-series. It takes place 700 years prior to the events of the other games, in the world of Ys ruled by two Goddesses Reah and Feena. For many years Ys lived in peace and harmony until suddenly it all changed when an influx of demons arrived in the land.

Ys Origin Review

Raging Justice Review

There are two kinds of B-grade games. The first have tight budgets and schedules but the developers push their big ideas nevertheless. The result can be a mixed bag but despite the modest production values – or just because of them – these games can be fun. Then there are those titles that are deliberately trash. What they lack, though, is the honesty of real B-grade games, and the results are most often contrived. Guess in which category retro-conscious Raging Justice fits in?

Raging Justice Review

State of Decay 2 Review

How do you think you’ll handle a zombie apocalypse? Will you see the march of the undead as an opportunity to take advantage of a lawless, broken society? Will you find compassion in the human spirit and work together with other survivors to keep calm and carry on? Go alone or find safety in numbers? Whatever the choice, you’ll get the chance to test your mettle against the zombie menace in State of Decay 2.

State of Decay 2 Review

The Little Ball That Could Review

It’s been over 30 years since Marble Madness made its arcade debut. Since then, it’s just been another day, another marble platformer, right? No, not at all, and that’s exactly what got me interested in The Little Ball That Could. Released last year on Steam, NaissusWorks’ 3D puzzler rolls now onto Xbox One. Does this shiny sphere come to a gentle finish, or does it crash right off the table?

The Little Ball That Could Review

TERA Review

When En Masse Entertainment's TERA was released for the PC in 2012, it entered an MMORPG market beset by World of Warcraft clones and contenders. Although incredibly grind-heavy and plagued by an uninspired story and quests, TERA distinguished itself through its action-based combat and - for its time - lush visuals. Six years later, TERA has made its way to current gen consoles. 

TERA Review

Owlboy Review

Years in the making, the love-child of a small Norwegian development team D-Pad Studio, a retro-platform adventure Owlboy, finally premiered on PC two years ago to good reviews. Now that the game has landed on three major consoles, how does it fare at its true home soil? After all, it pays a substantial homage to the 16-bit era platformers, both in the gameplay and presentation with its lovely pixel art. After seeing Owlboy through and leaving me with a major headache, I have advice to any indie developer: not everything in the old games is worth remembering for, let alone copying.

Owlboy Review

Sea of Thieves Review

The first thing you’ll notice is the absolutely beautiful world. Rendered in Rare's tradition of stylized forms and exaggerations, the breathtaking scenery bathed in a beautiful lighting and colors of dynamic weather and time of day. Oh, and the sea… it’s simply astonishing. The calm and clear sea is a pure paradise sight straight from a postcard, while the storming ocean is a frightening beast, crashing wildly around and beating mercilessly your ship.

Sea of Thieves Review

A Way Out Review

In an industry that’s often criticized for “playing things safe,” A Way Out is anything but: a story-driven cooperative game where you’re required to play the entire game in split screen with another person the whole time. To make a game like that takes a level of vision, sophistication, and outright brazenness that many in the industry just wouldn’t normally set out to do. The question now is, was it a risk worth taking?

A Way Out Review