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Forgotten Free-to-Play Shooter Warface Seeks a Second Chance on Console

With nearly 50 million registered players and a esports prthat has featured 60,000 players across 14 tournaments, Warface is a big deal internationally. Can a second attempt at a console port find an audience in the West?

Posted 23 days ago by Sam Quirke, 3 comments

The Division 2 Thinks the Worst of Humanity

It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine about The Division 2. Its gameplay demo was more of what players enjoyed from the original, but Massive Entertainment may have found a new wrinkle in the story genre.

Posted 28 days ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

We Happy Few Undergoes a Major Facelift Ahead of August Release

I was one of the first to play We Happy Few two years ago when it first hit Xbox Game Preview in its rough early state. Like many, I was underwhelmed, which is why it's cool to see how much it's improved since then.

Posted 30 days ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

Three Co-op Family Games We Had Fun with at E3

Among the many E3 appointments we took, we saw three upcoming co-op family games. Each of them come from series with multiple games preceding them and each builds on their foundation in interesting ways.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Best Asset May Surprisingly Be Its Story

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming from a different developer but much of our hands-on time at E3 felt similar to the previous games. That was until the story took an interesting turn that could work wonders for the game.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

E3 2018: Five Ways Hitman 2 Is Improving on Its Predecessor

From Los Angeles, California we got to sit down and play roughly 40 minutes of Hitman 2. Fans of the 2016 soft reboot will be happy to hear this sequel is building on that foundation in important and welcome ways.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 1 comment

E3 2018: Five Takeaways from Our Demo of Anthem

Following the EA Play press conference, I was able to get a front row seat to a 20-minute presentation of the publisher's next big IP, Anthem. Inside you'll find my five biggest takeaways from the next big BioWare epic.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

E3 2018: Nintendo Fans Will Adore My Time at Portia

Have you ever wished the quaint farming life sims typically only found on Nintendo systems would come to other consoles? If so, My Time at Portia is the game for which you've been wishing. Here's why it's special.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 3 comments

E3 2018: Left 4 Dead Fans Need to Pay Attention to These Two Games

A day apart during our E3 trip we saw two games that both unabashedly intend on carrying the torch handed over from Valve's long-dormant Left 4 Dead franchise. Here's why fans of L4D can't afford to miss these two titles.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

E3 2018: Everything We Know So Far About Remedy's New Game, Control

From E3 in Los Angeles, we were able to sit down with two game designers from Remedy as they walked us through a demo of their latest game, Control. Here's everything we know so far about the studio's next head-scratcher.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

E3 2018: In Battlefield V, Teamwork Has Never Been More Important

Battlefield V's biggest new game mode may eventually be the newly revealed Battle Royale, but as of today, all eyes were on Grand Operations. It's the logical next step for the Battlefield formula and as usual, DICE delivers.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

E3 2018: Madden NFL 2019 Brings Back Longshot Story Mode with Improvements

From the sunny Hollywood Palladium, EA hosted their third annual E3 sideshow, EA Play. Everything from Anthem to Unravel Two was on display today and we'll be bringing you hands-on impressions. First up: Madden NFL 19.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

Drive on Moscow First Impressions

Board games on consoles aren’t exactly new to the gaming industry, and not all gamers are interested in family oriented board games on console. Luckily, Rhys tackles an alternative that may be worth your time.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

InkSplosion First Impressions

Are you ready for a fun arcade experience with a short time investment and easy trophies? Check out my first impressions of InkSplosion.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Emily Wants to Play Too First Impressions

Emily and friends are back to scare every person in their path. Keep an extra pair of trousers ready, as I dive into Emily Wants to Play Too for my first impressions.

Posted 2 months ago by Will Cruz, 2 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Nothing To Fear Brings Plenty of Scares

What we found was a fun 2D side-scrolling adventure title with a distinctive hand-drawn art style courtesy of Mike Dietz, who designed the game's characters.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Become a Chicken in Guacamelee! 2

Juan is chasing a mysterious enemy who has stolen the key to the Relic Room. His aim is to get into the Relic Room and steal the super secret sacred Relic. It's up to Juan and up to three friends to stop him.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

EGX Rezzed 2018: The Spectrum Retreat Puts You to the Test

On the surface the hotel looks peaceful, but it soon becomes apparent that it just serves as a hub for test chambers filled with puzzles that will make your stay anything but relaxing.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Breaking Bones and Bikes In Descenders

The title aims for arcade fun, with players hurtling down a track at breakneck speed, performing stunts and trying their hardest to stay on the bike, something that's often easier said than done.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 First Impressions

Lacrosse is a huge sport that's extremely popular worldwide, but does it deserve to be on consoles? Check out my first impressions of Casey Powell Lacrosse 18.

Posted 3 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Preventing a Catastrophe in Space in Catastronauts

Up to four players team up to crew a spaceship that needs to take down an enemy that always sits just off-screen to the right. The result is just the right amount of chaos to be fun, as long as your friendship can handle it.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 2 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: The Sinking City Has Many Mysteries

Last month, developer Frogwares showed us how they went about making a demo for their upcoming adventure title. At EGX Rezzed we got a chance to get our hands on that demo and try the game for ourselves.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Earthfall Thwarts Invasive Species

We took on the first chapter of the first campaign, Invasive Species, which tasks players with exploring an abandoned suburb to find weapons and other equipment.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

EGX Rezzed 2018: Shift Quantum Sees The World In Black and White

Shift Quantum is a game that forces players to think in black and white, because the world in which the cyber-noir puzzle platformer takes place relies on the differences between the two extremes for players to make progress.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

R.B.I. Baseball 18 First Impressions

Whether you’re a fan of the Yankees, Astros or any other MLB team, R.B.I. Baseball 18 has gamers covered, but is it a swing, or a miss? Check out my first impressions.

Posted 3 months ago by Will Cruz, 1 comment

EGX Rezzed 2018: Managing a Bomber Crew Isn't Easy

The "strategic survival sim" puts players in charge of a single bomber crew as they take to the skies and carry out a range of missions.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Minit First Impressions

Are you ready to explore 60 seconds at a time? This unique twist is featured in new indie game, Minit. Rhys is here to give you the 411 in his latest first impressions video.

Posted 3 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: State of Mind Explores a Dystopian Future

In the world created by Daedalic Entertainment in their latest adventure title, technology has gotten out of hand, humanity is being pushed to the brink, and players will have many mysteries to solve.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

EGX Rezzed 2018: ONRUSH Debuts New Gameplay Footage

Whether you're concerned about finding the perfect racing line, taking down other players in spectacular fashion, or performing insane stunts, there's something here for everyone from experienced racers to casual players.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

One Eyed Kutkh First Impressions

Are you a fan of easy completions? Enjoy simplistic point and click titles? Perhaps One Eyed Kutkh is worth your time. Check out THEpaynexkiller's latest first impression video.

Posted 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Little Triangle First Impressions

Triangles surviving an alien invasion? What will they think of next? Developer Cotton Games’ latest release contains not only an interesting title but also tackles a familiar genre on the indie scene.

Posted 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Way of the Passive Fist First Impressions

It's time to parry, dodge, counter and block your way to victory in Household Games' latest side-scrolling beat ‘em up. Check out my first impressions.

Posted 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX First Impressions

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX is a mix between the tower defense and RPG genres. Your goal in the game is to defend your Librarian as she destroys the zombie-like Revenants.

Posted 4 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 1 comment

Bleed 2 First Impressions

Bleed 2 is an action-packed twin-stick shooter that wants you to defeat tons of enemies in style. You play through the game as Wryn, The Greatest Hero of All Time, as she fights off a villain invasion.

Posted 4 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 0 comments

Hands On with Lost Wing at Play Blackpool 2018

This fast-paced, procedurally structured, endless title comes with a "neon sci-fi aesthetic", and aims to be quick and easy to learn but tough-as-nails to master. I strapped on my flying gear and got hands on with Lost Wing.

Posted 5 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 0 comments

Assassin's Creed Origins The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC Gameplay

The Curse of the Pharaohs is the second story-driven expansion for Assassin's Creed Origins, and we were fortunate enough to be invited by Ubisoft to get some hands-on time with the DLC prior to its release.

Posted 5 months ago by Dave Horobin, 0 comments

Hands-On With Positron at Play Blackpool 2018

At this year's Play Blackpool event, I got the chance to get hands on with Positron and try out what looked to be a modern-day 3D version of Snake. Even with a simple premise, I certainly got a bit more than I'd bargained for.

Posted 5 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 0 comments

Pinstripe First Impressions

What would you do if your child was kidnapped by a mysterious all-knowing figure? Whatever it takes. I tackled this challenge via my first impressions of Pinstripe.

Posted 5 months ago by Will Cruz, 2 comments

Dandara First Impressions

Dandara is a unique 2D metroidvania platformer that uses movement in a way that I haven't really experienced before. You play as the heroine Dandara, who is tasked with saving the world of Salt.

Posted 5 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 0 comments

911 Operator First Impressions

When an emergency breaks out, what’s the first thing you’re told to do? Contact emergency services immediately. Jutsu Games now allows gamers to experience the feeling of being an operator in their latest title.

Posted 7 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

The Mummy Demastered First Impressions

Do you remember one of this summer's greatest blockbusters, The Mummy? The Mummy Demastered is actually completely different. It's a Metroidvania title and it doesn't star Tom Cruise.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 1 comment

Grow a Variety of Crops With Pure Farming 2018

Early next year, Pure Farming 2018 will be joining the fray. If this title is to stand out from the crowd, it needs to offer something different and developer Ice Flames is looking to do exactly that.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Create Your Own Platforms to the Beat in Octahedron

Demimonde's upcoming title adds a bit of a twist to the platformer genre. While the levels do indeed contain all of the expected traps and enemies, it's up to you to place the platforms that will get you to the end.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Yoku's Island Express Uses Pinball Mechanics in a Different Way

Pinball games are becoming more popular but they offer the more traditional pinball experience. Villa Gorilla's upcoming title is aiming to be different.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Pankapu First Impressions

Pankapu is a narrative action-platformer that feels retro yet new at the same time. The game feels like the present-day version of a platformer that would have released in the '90s.

Posted 8 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 2 comments

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 First Impressions

Party games seem a bit scarce nowadays. If you're in dire need to have a good time with friends, look no further than The Jackbox Party Pack 4. Check out my first impressions of the title.

Posted 8 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Q.U.B.E. 2 Improves Upon Its Block Extrusion Gameplay

The original Q.U.B.E. was released on PC in 2012 before arriving on other platforms. Now a sequel, Q.U.B.E. 2, is on its way to Playstation 4 and it seeks to improve upon the first title in every way.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Fear Effect Sedna Brings A Long Lost Franchise Back to Life

When the Square Enix Collective was formed, one of the aims of the initiative was to relaunch some of the long lost IPs through smaller studios. This is where we are today with Sushee Games and Fear Effect Sedna.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

Ninja Shodown First Impression

Indie arena brawler. This is a genre that's had a bit of a renaissance in recent years and many of the games feature ninjas. This is ok, because everyone likes ninjas.

Posted 9 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments

RAID: World War II First Impression

There are few things in this world that everyone can get behind, but killing Nazis is probably as close as anyone can get. Unfortunately, RAID misses the mark in just about every other way.

Posted 9 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments