Tag Archives: arcade

Slain: Back from Hell launching on Xbox One in October

Prepare for battle against Flesh Hounds, werewolves and other monstrosities with the upcoming console launch of Slain: Back from Hell, from the collaboration of independent game publisher Digerati Distribution & Marketing and indie game developers Andrew Gilmour & 22nd Century Toys. Releasing October 5th on Xbox One, Slain will features brutal arcade style combat with […]

Hyperdrive Massacre review

Hyperdrive Massacre offers a pick-up and play local multiplayer experience that’s ideal for relaxed fun with friends, yet has enough depth to entice you into mastering its mechanics for more competitive play. As such it’s easy to recommend if you’re in the mood for some 80s style multiplayer, although the restriction to local play is […]

Rebel Galaxy review

Rebel Galaxy has a lot of personality. There’s character behind its art style; an aesthetic that’s visually pleasing, impressive, vibrant, and not at all based on reality. And indeed it’s this character that’s present throughout this open-world space exploration title that makes it so engaging and unique, allowing it to stand toe to toe with […]

Clash review

Clash provides an enjoyable arena-based combat scenario for up to four players but is severely limited by its content and local multiplayer focus. Certainly Clash can boast an attractive and charming aesthetic but in the end it’s not nearly enough to hold on to a player-base. Clash has 2-4 players duke it out in a […]

Tachyon Project review

Tachyon Project’s familiar twin-stick shooting action incorporates a few new tricks to make the genre feel little fresher, but a few missteps take its toll to make the fun dwindle quickly. Indeed, Tachyon Project’s first impression is promising. Partly animated cartoon sequences present a story of two programmers developing a self-learning hacking program that they […]

Xbox One’s Arcade Titles Have 1000 Gamerscore

It was hinted when the Halo: Spartan Assault achievements were revealed that Arcade titles on the Xbox One  could have 1000 Gamerscore when the One launches next Friday. After much speculating, this comment was released by a Microsoft employee. “On Xbox One games are games. All games follow the same policies for achievements and Gamerscore,”. […]

Final Exam Review

Final Exam is a 2D/3D (2.5D?) side-scrolling beat ‘em up much like the classic Streets of Rage developed by Mighty Rocket Studio. I don’t really have much to say about this release. It’s kind of barebones. I mean, reviews are usually supposed to be a cavalcade of humorous anecdotes about the writer’s experience, but my […]

Sanctum 2 Review

When Sanctum was released on Steam in 2011, it was met with mostly positive reviews. A sequel seemed most likely. So of course, unsurprisingly, in 2012 a sequel was announced for Xbox LIVE. Fast forward a year and here is Sanctum 2. Sanctum 2 is a first-person, tower defense shooter developed by Coffee Stain Studios, […]

Below Q&A with Capybara Games

Capy Games’ co-founder and creative director, Kris Piotrowski, and co-founder and president, Nathan Vella, sat down with Xbox Wire to answer some questions about their new project, including its art style, how the game ended up on Xbox One, its soundtrack and more. You just announced your new Xbox One title “Below.” How would you […]

FarCry 3: Blood Dragon Review

You’d be hard pressed to find someone that didn’t enjoy Far Cry 3. It’s totally understandable; the game was a non-stop thrill ride that could keep you entertained for the longest time. So when Ubisoft announced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, it was perceived as a bit of a joke. It didn’t help that the […]