Have you ever been playing a video game and thought to yourself: ‘If only I were defending the human race by killing a ton of aliens – now that would be a unique experience.’ Probably not, because alongside military shooters and fantasy yarns, the sci-fi kill-a-thon is probably one of the most overdone genres in gaming history. From Space Invaders to Xcom via literally millions of other titles, gamers have had the opportunity to blast ETs out of the sky for the past 40 years. So did we need another one – this time Xenoraid from 10tons Ltd? Xenoraid’s influences are ... Read More »
We're only on our third mission when we realise we're in trouble. Our dogged insistence on relying on the tactics that served us so well in 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown / Enemy Within has led us to this place, and our beleaguered resistance fighters are unlikely to get out of this one alive. Farewell, brave pawns. Your time was all too brief. XCOM 2 - eschewing any other moniker for the first time in this laser-squad-inspired franchise's 22 years - takes the 2012 reboot and improves upon it in every way. It's tougher, more brutal, deeper, more involving, better looking and more ... Read More »
Thinking. Let's be honest - it's not everyone's strong suit. You, though. You look like an intelligent, thoughtful person (unless you are, you know, the presumptive Republican nominee) and I just bet you love a bit of strategic thinking. We do, too. So here are five quite brilliant Xbox One strategy games that'll work the old grey matter more than the trigger finger. 5. The Living Dungeon There's something comforting about a board game. Whether it's harking back to a childhood we never fully embraced, a yearning for simpler times, or just an excuse to hang out with friends, board ... Read More »
It's always the way with these things. You wait for some news about backwards compatibility and then 4 games come along at once. You'd almost think it was E3 next week. Major Nelson announced on his blog that the latest games to get the compatible treatment are as follows: Monopoly Plus Foul Play Sega Bass Fishing XCOM: Enemy Within XCOM: Enemy Within is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/PyeGkpGewm — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) June 9, 2016 Also, Foul Play, MONOPOLY PLUS & SEGA Bass Fishing are coming to Xbox One Back Compat today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/E2hFJzbupU — Larry ... Read More »
Welcome to a new feature for Xbox One UK, where we take a look at the list of titles that became backwards compatible in the last month and point out a couple of highlights. The month of May had a number of notable additions to the line up, with one causing more headlines than most. Trust me, we'll get to that one, but let's look at a few honourable mentions: XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Sure, it's going free in a matter of weeks, but anyone who already has the game can try and save our planet from the invaders. The ... Read More »
We all need to slow down a little. Relax. Take time out of our hectic schedules to ponder our decisions, rather than plunging headlong without pause for thought. Turn based games allow us to sit back and take a breath, consider all the options before making a decision. There might be a timer to keep things from stalling completely, but even so they still offer a different gaming experience. Here are five of the best. Child of Light | Ubisoft Montreal An early title for Xbox One, Ubisoft Montreal's Child of Light launched in April 2014. This surprising gentle, dream-like fairy-tale takes ... Read More »
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