Ryse: Son of Rome – Legendary Edition

  Now feels like an appropriate time to revisit Ryse, rereleased under the guise of the Legendary Edition. With this you are treated to all the Season Pass content, as well as three additional bonus maps for multiplayer and some gladiator skins. Even before it was released last November, the game had taken some flak ..

Alien: Isolation Review

Thrown into a living nightmare, at war against an unbeatable enemy, factions spread across a sprawling and drifting space-station broken and with no end in sight, Alien Isolation plunges you into the darkest of your fears as you creep, crawl and run through the Sevastopol station to escape from this disaster.  Welcome Ripley….

NBA 2K15 Review

    I have been a fan of Basketball games for a long time. NBA Jam was the starter for me, but the one that totally got me hooked on what potential the 3D inspired console generation could do was Total NBA ‘96 when it came out on the Playstation back in 1995 (most sport ..

Sleeping Dogs Definite Edition Review

Sleeping Dogs was my surprise hit of the last generation, and as such, remains one of my favourite games on the Xbox 360. I enjoyed everything about it, the setting, style, controls and story line were all great, and while it came under the ‘GTA clone’ umbrella, it had enough of it’s own ideas to ..

Divekick Review

If f, d, df or b, d, db + all three Punches or Kicks, db~df, db, uf + Kick then f + Punch when close and f, d, df or b, d, db + all three Punches or Kicks mean anything to you then you’re just someone who loves a good beat em up and ..

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case of the Hand-Holding Adventure. I fancy myself as a fairly capable gamer, with regards to figuring out solutions and overcoming in-game obstacles placed in my path. Back in the days of the PS2, before the ease of access to online walkthroughs and collective knowledge of a game’s secrets, I ..

Forza Horizons 2 Review

How I learnt to drive the Forza way. I have a love/hate relationship with racing games these days. Every new release seems to want to be more realistic than the game that came out before it. I like my racers arcadey. I want to be able to apply the handbrake, lift off the throttle, throw ..

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition

Dead Rising is such an iconic name that it would be a shame to not see it on the Xbox One.  Thankfully it got the full launch treatment and you’d be forgiven for missing this release, now Capcom has released the Apocalypse Edition, combing the entire season pass content together in one neatly priced bundle, ..

Forza 5 GOTY Review

    I think when I look back at Forza Motorsport 5, my own personal opinion is that of a flawed diamond. There was so much beauty on show in terms of graphics as well as the now steadfast handling and all the bells and whistles that come with Turn 10’s now iconic Xbox series, ..

Stick it to the Man Review

Stick it to the Man is a puzzle platformer on the Xbox One from Zoink!Games which was released at the end of August.  It’s another addition to the ever growing [email protected] list of independent games. The game features Ray, a man who suffers a massive blow to the head, and wakes up from a dream ..

Shadow of Mordor Review

  The Lord of the Rings franchise has covered games for previous generations, all reasonably following the same pattern so when Shadow of Mordor arrived at the Black gate of my Xbox One it presented some unbroken ground for a story which is so well known that a new twist was possibly likely to struggle.  ..

Chariot Review

[email protected] is the program name of choice for independent developers to publish their own games on the Xbox One platform. One of the latest games to be released is platformer Chariot from Frima Studios. Chariot promotes local co-operative gameplay which sees a Princess and her fella push a Chariot (which is actually a funeral wagon) ..