Xbox One Game Reviews

Xbox One UK reviews tell you whether we liked a game or not, and why. We know you trust us to help you make buying decisions; our reviews should provide you with sufficient analysis and context to allow you to put yourself in our reviewer’s position and help you determine if a particular game is worthy of consideration.

8
An astonishingly beautiful world you'll want to spend time in.
8
Classic action platforming that pays homage to the golden age.
8
Beautiful, engaging, touching and lovingly crafted. Just not very long.
7
Mindless fun tarnished by glaring glitches and unchallenging gameplay.
9
In space, no-one can hear you cheer.
9
A perfect pack to add to your pinball table collection.
6
Build a Bridge and Get Over It!
7
10tons serves up bouncy, explodey fun.
9
A Final Fantasy for fans and first-timers.
6
Adventure time with an old-school point-and-click.
8
Renowned mobile shooter makes assured debut on Xbox One.
9
This is one dog worth walking.
7
An amazing story that deserves less frustrating combat.
7
Charming and disturbing, Silence is an interesting point n' click adventure.
4
A racer that doesn't know what it wants to be, and suffers for it.
8
If horror and being scared is your thing, this is perfect for you
8
Hidden Object + Point & Click = Winning Formula
7
A psychedelic robot romp.
9
A masterpiece revenge thriller, effortlessly stylish and detailed.
7
Fluffy sheepy fun, but its mobile roots means Clouds and Sheep 2 is ultimately a throwaway experience.
8
A polished performer in most areas, the new story mode helps FIFA 17 rise above its peers.
6
Big on style, small on content.
8
Fun, funny and improves upon the first game in every way.
7
A fun, if disposable beat 'em up.
7
Fun arcade vehicular combat, but the lack of multiplayer is disappointing.
9
Guns. Jumping, Giant robots. The best shooter we've played in years.
8
One of the best games of the last generation gets the remaster it deserves.
8
Shut Up and Dance With Us!
8
It's Gears of War, but bigger, better, shinier than before. Roll on GoW5 to see what The Coalition can really do.
6
Ambitious 'boarder falls short of target.
8
Motorcycle passion at its most complete.
8
A must-have for any would-be Z Fighter.
7
More multiplayer mayhem for the id modern classic - but where's the campaign love?
7
We've got a brand new combine harvester... and a lot more besides.
7
Platforming collect-a-thon and tradional gameplay is crystal clear.
7
A deep and complex turn based strategy game that will hook fans of the genre.
9
Toy Odyssey makes playing with toys just as much as fun as when you were young, but with an adult twist.
8
Brilliantly accessible, satisfyingly deep and fun online, Mantis Burn Racing is a racer's dream.
7
Jump the Truck. The shark took a day off.
7
The Dynamic Duo of superhero games still play perfectly, but the remaster is far from Bat-tastic.
6
An engaging, accessible entry to the God-game genre, Reus will delight... for a while
9
War. What is it good for? Battlefield 1, apparently.
6
Ninjas, platforming, and vegetables... sign us up!
7
A revenge-driven ride with a solid story, let down by gameplay.
8
Demon butchery in 16-bit, makes slaying demons entertaining as Hell!
7
No Showcase Mode, but improvements everywhere else.
8
An excellent fast-paced game aimed at thinking and fast reflexes, but not suitable for those without patience
7
Fast, frantic and fun. Welcome to Bug Hell!
7
This is the best officially licensed WRC game in years, with plenty to offer the rally fan.
8
A brutal, bloody and brilliant multiplayer brawler.
7
A fun, and mostly funny, old-school RPG fantasy fans will love.
7
Strange, funny, unique and challenging, Manual Samuel is a puzzling marvel.
9
The best strategy game arrives on console and it's beautiful, brilliant and brutal.
8
Another solid pack of tables that will thrill and delight
6
A refreshing take on the match-3 formula, but expect challenge to the point of frustration.
7
More than enough blasting for you and 3 friends
9
A slow-burner of a mystery.
6
The zombie shooter that was almost something special
7
A beautifully presented adaptation of the timeless board game, Pure Chess has a lot to offer.
8
On field prowess means PES 2017 gives any other football game a run for its money.
8
Breathes some new and much needed life into Bungie's open world shooter
6
A deep RPG that requires patience and tenacity to get the most out of it.
6
A strong narrative experience, though lacking in traditional 'game' elements.
7
A surreal love letter to detectives and David Lynch.
9
Some might argue Bioshock didn't need a remaster, but we're glad it got one.
7
A beautiul narrative adventure, and a wonderfully polarising experience
8
A simpler take on the MOBA genre that's overflowing with silliness.
8
The choice is yours in this complex and intriguing sci-fi story.
6
Nostalgia only carries this bundle so far.
8
A beautifully realised, engaging Norse adventure.
7
A modern day spin on a timeless classic that's fun for the whole family!
9
A remarkable open world puzzler that never loses faith in the intelligence of the player.
7
A thoroughly engaging adventure despite a misleading title and a thin story.
5
A mobile puzzler makes the leap to home console. Floating heads, rocks, and a very long tongue.
8
A worthy successor to Madden '97 on the Sega Saturn. Oh, and a clear improvement on recent iterations, too.
8
The shooter that changed the festering face of Resident Evil
8
Being A Train Conductor Has Never Been So Awesome
6
A pure racing simulator that struggles to cross the finish line.
8
Not as good as Far Harbor, and lacking a compelling storyline, but still offering lots to do.
5
Spinning around in circles
8
Bullet hell truly means hell in this beautiful and unforgivingly hard title.
8
This is one puzzler that you'll want to dive into.
8
With unbelievable attention to detail, this is the finest Formula One game ever made.
8
A compelling narrative and a visual art style complement this clever and intriguing platform puzzler.
8
Puzzle Platformer that offers a truly unique and rewarding experience.
8
A smart, smooth, satisfying shooter – This is one Valley you need to explore.
6
An absolute hoot with friends, this multiplayer platform shooter offers little for the singleton.
7
Grow Up is a charming open world platformer that offers a surprising challenge within its brightly painted landscapes.
8
Worms Is back bigger and better than ever!
7
Deliberately difficult, agonisingly obtuse, but if you have the stomach for it then it's also utterly enchanting.
5
A fun and fast-paced card game is let down by limited online social interactivity.
6
DLC that feels like a map pack with a few add ons. As good as the maps are, we were hoping for more.
8
A chaotic and colourful party racing game not quite in pole position, but a close second.
7
A solid adaptation of the classic board game, but it won’t win any medals.
7
If Battleship is your thing, then this is as pure as it gets.
8
This tale premiers with a complex and intriguing story that's chock full of cinematic panache.
7
Cannon Brawl isn't the strategy heavy warfighter it wants to be, but it's a really fun arcade game.
5
Great for nostalgia but not much else. Averagely fun.
7
A charming couch co-op that's surprisingly challenging in later levels. Best played with friends.
3
Proving that some things are better left in the past, this slice of nostalgia is best left alone.
7
Another crafting add-on for Fallout 4 that's fun for a little while.
7
Voodoo's never been so cute, and there's a lot to like in this atmospheric adventure.
9
Explosive tension galore in this space exploration sandbox
8
A ludicrously challenging game that delights in seeing you die as often as possible.
7
An intelligent, thoughtful, lengthy and rewarding puzzle challenge.
5
In space, no-one can hear you care.
9
The very best Kinect game by a wide margin, FRU shows just what might have been.
4
Reincarnation of a nineties classic that reminds us that games are much better now.
5
Get your ass away from Mars.
9
Making frustration feel exciting, fun, and wonderful.
7
A dream-like side-scroller with enough creativity to just about surpass its lack of originality.
9
LEGO games return to form in this excellent Star Wars adventure.
8
The cutest riot simulator around, Anarcute offers buckets of fun.
8
Jackbox does it again, with another party game that's big on fun.
8
A beautiful and challenging puzzle game that will keep puzzle-masters happy for hours.
7
A unique zombie survival game that offers multiple ways to play (and die).
5
Disappointing technical flaws mar what's otherwise a very fine action adventure game.
10
Dark, disturbing, satisfying and compelling. A masterpiece.
9
A game as immersive as it is stunning. An epic in the truest sense of the word.
5
What's fun on the bus or in the queue at the post office quickly becomes tedious when sat on the couch.
8
An appealing action RPG that’s well-balanced and humorous. Not incredible, but still awesome.
7
More Fallout 4 DLC that offers at best only fleeting amusement.
7
Prison Architect proves that strategy is here to stay on consoles.
7
The world's most famous cycle race proves that you don't need four wheels or an engine to win.
4
36 year old gameplay under the guise of something 'new'
8
Hoist the main sail for an indie adventure that’s worth exploring, despite its simplicity.
8
A frantic dungeon-crawling brawler that’s as charming as it is challenging.
7
80's inspired romp stocks up on laughs but neglects challenge.
7
A fun and quirky retro platformer that doesn't try to be something it's not. Pretty challenging, too.
8
A charming nostalgic look back to eighties classics, LUMO has the chops to entertain and delight today's audience.
7
An ambitious and addictive mystery that's mini-game central, despite its mature storytelling pretensions.
8
One of the most accomplished representations of the world's greatest detective.
5
An ambitions farming simulator that never quite reaps what it sows.
8
Not the finest episode in the series but still a really fun adventure.
8
A cleverly executed game that’s part platformer, part rhythm game.
6
A game that’s as fun as it is flawed, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is trying to walk before it can run.
8
An unexpectedly enjoyable and absorbing simulation of the world's largest participation sport.
8
A mysterious exploration into the concept of memory and humanity, Soul Axiom is an interesting and unique title.
7
A beautiful story that outstays its welcome, yet somehow lingers on despite shallow gameplay.
5
An action RPG with laudable aims but niche appeal and a few flaws.
7
A back-to-basics shooter with just enough under the hood to make it worthy of consideration.
5
Flashy visuals can't mask shallow gameplay.
8
A charming platform puzzler that does almost everything right.
8
An energetic platformer that charges towards the finish line, but short-circuits before it ends.
6
An atmospheric horror game that never quite reaches its terrifying potential.
8
A thematically bleak but beautiful story driven platform-puzzler.
8
Dead Island was subsequently bettered by Techland's own Dying Light, but this is still a fun romp for Zombie fans.
8
A tough top-down rogue-like with an 80s cyberpunk neon aesthetic.
9
One of the most engaging and well-designed multiplayer romps of this generation.
8
The first Fallout 4 expansion truly worthy of that title, Far Harbor offers a story arguably more interesting than that of the base game.
7
Get your dictatorship on with the fifth - and toughest - entry in the Tropico series.
9
Surreal, brutal fun - commit violence in service of the Bunnylord in this rewarding gem of a game.
8
Never has beating your friends scores seemed so important as it does in this joyous skateboarding romp.
9
Demon slaying has never been so fast, so brutal or so much fun.
8
The definitive race simulator is better value than ever.
5
A five year old MMO that deserves to reap the rewards of advances made since it was first released
7
Stick with it for the first hour or so and you'll find a fun and challenging racer.
7
A mostly enjoyable, off-beat MOBA that demands to be mastered.
5
Fantastically detailed simulation of a complex sport let down by some very poor physics and a near-vertical learning curve.
6
This psychological horror is at its best when you are scaring yourself, and at its worst when it's trying to scare you.
7
The wonderful moir-esque atmosphere continues to impress in episode two of this adventure.
9
A perfectly pitched experience displaying commendable attention to detail.
8
Effortlessly stylish FPS that relies on brain over brawn. A First Person Puzzler, if you will.
7
A fun kart racer that comes into its own with friends and local multiplayer.
8
A ripping yarn of the match-3 mobile variety. Expect equal measures of adventure and challenge.
5
A brutal, short shooter eighties throwback.
7
Not a classic, but an entertaining survival horror that will appeal to genre fans.
6
A flawed but brilliant, baffling, beautifully personal creation.
1
Not clever enough to be satirical and not funny enough to be a joke.
6
A consciously quirky quick-blitz arcade co-op flawed by lack of creativity.
7
An action-adventure runner that's harder than it first appears
7
Disappointingly limited filler content that is fun for only a short time
5
Lacks the immediacy of an arcade game and the depth of a simulation.
6
Mini-mode Knockouts is fun, but the rest of the game is lacklustre.
7
Wit and charm will see you through in a game that doesn't always gel perfectly.
8
There’s something ridiculously addictive about Gear Gauntlet, if you’re ready to embrace the rage.
5
What could have been an exciting experience fails to find its feet.
6
An eerily addictive point-and-click that fails to set the scene.
8
Raising the bar for console rally racers.
8
A fun and challenging classic remastered for a new generation.
9
A unique gaming and storytelling experience. A masterpiece.
7
An adrenaline rush or a racer.
8
Robotic fun in the wasteland.
6
A survival game that's surprisingly engaging despite a few flaws.
9
A perfectly pitched experience displaying commendable attention to detail.
6
If you are a puzzle fan or a sadist, this is worth a look.
7
You can be a goat zombie or a goat magician. Need we say more?
7
A fun, old-school platformer.
8
A fantastic and compelling open world shooter RPG.
6
A fun and gloriously ridiculous party game that suffers from a lack of creativity and content.

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