1038 Published Reviews
Dungeons & BombsXbox One
Combined with the damsel that one would rather leave in distress and the horribly annoying bug that continued to remove all challenge from the game, Dungeons & Bombs on Xbox is an unoriginal idea that goes off with a “meh” rather than a “bang”.
Endurance - space actionXbox One
Endurance: Space Action on Xbox is a decent sci-fi adventure, wrapped in mystery and told over a substantial single player campaign. However, partly due to its length, few will feel compelled to see it through to its conclusion.
Under LeavesXbox One
Your conclusion, oh Jury, will depend on what you want or expect from Under Leaves on the Xbox. If you’re looking for a challenge of any form, then Under Leaves is not for you. It’s also not particularly long or deep, so don’t expect anything that will last you for more than an evening.
Akuto: ShowdownXbox One
Akuto: Showdown on Xbox is simple and fun to play, but feels as if it has fallen short of its full potential, mostly due to an absence of online play. This prevents the game from being a “must have”, however if you have friends at hand (or can hang on a few months until social distancing is in the past), then it’s worth giving this a look.
Firework - a modern taleXbox One
Firework on Xbox is one of those games that could have been a contender, but is ultimately hamstrung by its own controls. The platform sections can be so tricky, with enemies to try and beat at the same time, and the controls just can’t keep pace.
This is a game that will make you scream in both anger and delight, but it’s also a game that comes with some of the most satisfying gameplay I’ve experienced in a long while. Just keep your eye on the kitty and everything will be fine.
Void GoreXbox One
Void Gore on Xbox will slap you in the face with its intense difficulty, but persistence, consistency and utilising the powers and upgrades available makes this retro title a dream to spend ten minutes or ten hours with.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the ForestXbox One
Players tumbling out of Werewolf: The Apocalpyse – Earthblood, expecting a spin-off will be disappointed. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest on Xbox is laid-back and wordy, instead trying to capture the spirit of the original table-top roleplaying game.
Curse of the Dead GodsXbox One
In all, Curse of the Dead Gods on Xbox is a game that is easy to recommend to anyone looking for a challenge. It is always hard, always difficult, and has not a shred of mercy built into it. In fact, you need to be on top of your game in order to make it to the bosses, never mind to take them down.
Active Neurons 3 - Wonders Of The WorldXbox One
If you have loved the previous two games in the Active Neurons series then you can’t put a foot wrong With Active Neurons 3 – Wonders Of The World on Xbox. It may feel a bit like a piece of DLC rather than a new imagining of the series, but that’s fine for the cheap price and offer of a host of extra levels.
Effie is a three-wheeled wagon full of bugs, poor checkpointing and some imprecise gameplay, and there will be times that you weigh up abandoning it at the roadside. If you can find the patience to plough on, though, Effie is a colourful action-adventure whose world is its trump card, and it plays it as often as it can.
The Wild EightXbox One
Overall The Wild Eight on Xbox has done exceptionally well to grab my attention as I am generally not the greatest fan of survival games. Its accessibility draws you in almost immediately and its rich and detailed world will engage you with some genuinely satisfying exploration and survival elements.
Whether you want to play #SinucaAttack on Xbox for achievements or for something a bit different, there is a bit of fun to be had. Levels do start to get a bit repetitive but then it will throw a new feature at you that will act as a difficulty spike and a way to keep things fresh.
UltraGoodness 2Xbox Series X
That’s the heart of what UltraGoodness 2 on Xbox gets so wrong. It forgets what’s great about twin-stick shooting: the frenzy, the pyrotechnics, the stacking power-ups, and how godlike it can make you feel. There’s nothing better than swerving to avoid an enemy as you nail a missile into their broadside.
Speed LimitXbox One
Speed Limit on Xbox is a hell of a lot of fun. I’ll admit that I never thought I’d get to grips with what it offers, and thought failure would be nailed on. But there is something about it that keeps pulling you back for one more attempt, and then a few more thrown on top of that.
The StorytaleXbox One
It’s the constant back-and-forth between great ideas and not-so-great ideas, technical shortcomings and imaginative solutions to those shortcomings, that define The StoryTale on Xbox. For every step back, it takes one forward.
Aground on Xbox is a game that starts off simple and rapidly gets more and more complicated, with a massive amount of different things to do and objectives to achieve. These objectives lead you to new discoveries and paths to explore, and this isn’t a game that will be finished quickly.
Yakuza 4 RemasteredXbox One
Yakuza 4 Remastered on Xbox isn’t the best game in The Yakuza Remastered Collection but it is a marked improvement on the pacing of Yakuza 3 Remastered. Akiyama is a wonderful addition to the Yakuza protagonist roster, but the jury is still out on Saejima at this point.
Get 10 questXbox One
That’s about all there is to say about Get 10 Quest really. Its brilliance lies in its simplicity. Despite it feeling like the natural home for the game is on a touch screen, it’s just as easy to pick up and play on Xbox too. It would have been nice to have online play, or at the least some leaderboards to drive replayability (especially for the high score hunters), but the game itself is great fun while it lasts.
Glittering SwordXbox One
Glittering Sword on Xbox is disappointing. It shouldn’t be expected to offer anything revolutionary to the genre, given its status as a homage to The Legend of Zelda. It should be expected to nail the fundamentals though. It doesn’t.
How to take off your Mask RemasteredXbox One
All in all, How to Take Off Your Mask Remastered on Xbox is a satisfyingly romantic visual novel that doesn’t over-complicate proceedings or become too awkwardly raunchy. You’ll want to see how the rather cute story unfolds, but then you’re done with it, which is a little bit of a shame.
Knight's RetreatXbox One
So, does Knight’s Retreat on Xbox have what it takes to peel you off the ceiling after another round of Golf With Your Friends? Well, the short answer is yes. It’s one of those games you can switch on for a few moments while you look to kill time, scratching off a couple of levels, and then coming back to it again later.
On The Road The Truck SimulatorXbox One
The main problem that On The Road on Xbox has is not in the tedium of the driving, it’s not in the poor visuals, it’s not in the game crashes and it’s not in the clunky, amateurish menus. Nope, it’s found in a combination of all those things along with an asking price that is verging on disgusting.
Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight VeilXbox Series X
Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight Veil on Xbox is best described as an anticlimax. It starts well with a wonderful setting – magical lunar eclipses and techno-Persian backdrops – but then fumbles them completely, reverting back to all the usual Artifex Mundi cliches.
Roombo: First BloodXbox One
Despite nearly showing its entire hand from the start, Roombo: First Blood on Xbox remains original and hilarious in light of all the bloodshed. I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Roombo.