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Stray Souls Review

There are an awful lot of horror experiences available on Xbox, and that number only grows over the Halloween period, as they try to cash in on the terror vibe. But what makes a good horror game? Is it the suspense, the fear of the unknown, the creation of nausea and the sense of dread around every corner? If you’re

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Vindicta – Film Review

vindicta film review I will hold my hands up here: I’ve never found the Statue of David to be particularly threatening. So, when you put your main bad guy in a Statue of David mask, staring at the camera across a crowded room, my instinct is not to hide behind a cushion, it’s to have a wee chuckle. On the

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Royal Roads 2 Review

Of all the indie franchises that repeatedly release on the Xbox Store, the ‘Gnomes Garden’ franchise – including all of its spin-offs, Royal Roads 2 being the latest – is the one that we find the most inexplicable. We’ve played more of these games than we care to count, yet we can’t pinpoint what people love about them. Someone is

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Revhead Review

I can’t complain really, can I? Over the last few weeks I’ve had the chance to play and review some great games – Armored Core VI, Lies of P and more. But now the pendulum has swung right back the other way.  The game I have been tasked with writing about today is called Revhead, straight out of the Creative

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City Limits Review

City-builders are generally considered “pretty chill” games. When the lights came on to signify night-time in Cities: Skylines I felt a massive sense of relaxation. Heck, even in more intensive games like Surviving Mars it was still therapeutic seeing the little cubes of resources being transported places. Which is why City Limits leaves me at a bit of a crossroads.

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Placid Plastic Duck Simulator Review

Placid Plastic Duck Simulator is a new one for us. It’s the first time that we’ve unlocked an achievement while writing a review. We don’t have a gamepad in our hands – it’s downstairs on the coffee table – but the game is running, generating us passive Gamerscore while we tap our thoughts away on the PC.  You see, Placid

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Shukuchi Ninja Review

Shukuchi Ninja isn’t like any ninja we’ve encountered before. Ryu Hayabusa or Shinobi wouldn’t stand for being fired like an angry bird at their enemies. We’d imagine it’s against their code and more than a little demeaning.  Shukuchi Ninja doesn’t care. He’s more than happy to be tossed at his enemies for a quick decapitation. He’s basically being used like

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Filthy Animals: Heist Simulator Review

There it is again. That word. It strikes fear into the hearts of some, and brings joy to the souls of many. Truth be told, I don’t really see Filthy Animals: Heist Simulator as a sim game at all. In fact, it couldn’t be much further removed from reality if it tried. You find yourself in the employment of Tony,

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Puzzle By Nikoli W Numberlink Review

I will freely admit that I’m something of a Puzzle By Nikoli W fanboy. Having reviewed every one of the developer’s puzzle games, I’ve come to expect certain things. I expect a game every couple of months; an innovative take on puzzles that I’ve never encountered before; and a couple of evenings lost. They may be clinical and a little

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Ayre and the Crystal Comet Review

When we play and review games, we mostly want those games to be the best thing ever. We know how much hard work goes into their creation, and how long the development process is from start to finish. So it’s occasionally hard to be critical, but critical we must be.  With Ayre and the Crystal Comet, things are disappointing, because

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8-Ball Pocket Review

8-Ball Pocket has the power to make you reminisce about your favourite snooker or pool game. Mine’s Side Pocket, with a bit of Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker, if you’re asking. It got me reminiscing because I had an itch that I wanted a pool game to scratch, and 8-Ball Pocket completely failed to scratch it. It kind of punched the

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Alterity Experience Review

I’m sure it’s considered a luxury by most fathers; the kids and wife are out for the night, leaving them home alone to do whatever they like. So, any distractions to this quiet night in are going to be most unwelcome. However, if that distraction is an alien invasion, it’s not like a cold caller that you can just ignore

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Zombie Derby: Pixel Survival Review

You know how nearly all mobile games have that same UI look and feel about them, allowing you to instantly tell that a game has been designed for mobile over a console? Yeah, that. You know, big icons for you to press with your fingers and superfluous options like settings and credits tucked away in the corner.  Zombie Derby: Pixel

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Remoteness Review

You know the drill. You wake up in the city that you love, put on some trousers only to find out that aliens have invaded. You leave your apartment, hoping to find that magnum you hid in the alleyway, before heading out to get some medicine for your asthma. But you also need to try and avoid contact with the

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Space Accident Review

Space Accident is set in the year 2119, at a time when human civilisation has decided to up their game in regards to the colonisation of the planets within the solar system. With many projects in development, the idea is to harness and establish power on the untapped space territories. You’re part of the Callisto Colonization Mission crew, which is

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Memory Link Review

There is plenty of room on the Xbox for more mature platforming games. Some of our favourite games of the past ten years have been in that category, so the more the merrier. Memory Link even shares a resemblance to one of our favourites, Limbo, and we jumped at the opportunity to review it for all of those reasons.  Memory

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One Step After Fall Review

Steve Robinson is not a happy chappie. His wife, Carol, has left him, his mum has recently died, and his novels aren’t selling like they used to. He’s spiralling, and his solution is to return to the cottage he inherited and see if he can find something, anything to hold onto.  As a premise for a game, it’s a rather

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Headbangers in Holiday Hell Review

Another week, another Ratalaika Games game, with Headbangers in Holiday Hell released just in time for the holiday season. I have to be honest, I’ll be amazed if there is any bottom left in the barrel after scraping it this hard.  Anyway, what the prolific Ratalaika team have served up this time – along with Vikerlane and Hammer & Ravens

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Roar of Revenge Review

If you put half of the Sega Mega Drive back catalogue into a blender, you’d get Roar of Revenge. There’s some Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Onslaught, Ghouls’N Ghosts and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in there, all chopped up to make a retro smoothie.  SEEP and Ratalaika Games have really leaned into the comparisons. As default, the game

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Until The Last Plane Review

When Until the Last Plane appeared on my radar (see what I did there?), promising to bring World War II styled airbase management to console, I was pretty excited. You see, while we have seen no end of shoot ‘em up games set in this period, from the seminal 1942 forward, we’ve never seen a game where we have to

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