Friday, 28 August 2020

TOP 10 Xbox One Action-Adventure Games


10. Far Cry: New Dawn


Taking place after the shock ending of Far Cry 5, New Dawn puts the player in a post-apocalyptic Hope County vastly reshaped by nuclear war. The game packs in all the chaotic mayhem you’ve come to expect from the Far Cry series, with new weapons such as a circular saw launcher introduced for some of that sweet, sweet carnage. With a brilliant story and ridiculously exciting action, New Dawn is a must.


9. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order


As a Jedi Padawan, embark on an intergalactic adventure packed with iconic locations, weapons and enemies in this passionate love letter to Star Wars. With a focus on training, the game encourages skill progression and levelling up to master the Force and art of the lightsabre. If you put in the time, you will become a legendary Jedi and a force to be reckoned with as you work through the game’s incredible story mode. The best Star Wars game ever made. May the Force be with you!


8. Kingdom Hearts III


Building on everything that made the previous titles in the series so beloved, Kingdom Hearts III’s unforgettable story takes the player on an adventure spanning the Disney universe as you join heroes from Toy Story, Big Hero 6, Monsters Inc and more in a battle against the Heartless. Cast powerful magic spells and interact with iconic characters in a richly detailed world in this phenomenally designed adventure!


7. Control


As Jesse Faden, players explore the paranormal headquarters of a mysterious US agency and utilize powerful supernatural abilities in order to defeat a deadly enemy known as the Hiss, which has corrupted reality. As you explore the shifting and unpredictable world, players must develop exciting combat possibilities and master complex rituals to alter the surroundings and defeat the enemy. The result is a stunningly innovative and exciting action-adventure game.


6. Borderlands 3


Journey back into the mayhem-fuelled and chaotic world of Borderlands in this acclaimed threequel, now taking place on multiple diverse planets. While the plot is centred around stopping a pair of cult-leading twins from harnessing the power of the galaxy, it’s all rather irrelevant. This is a game built entirely around it’s unique, thrilling gameplay and it’s an absolute delight to play. With gorgeous visuals and over-the-top action, Borderlands 3 is an absolute must.


5. The Outer Worlds


If you fancy a jaunt as a space cowboy, then look no further than The Outer Worlds. Feeling like a mix of Fallout and the Firefly TV series, the game is a staggeringly detailed and layered adventure through space that develops around your playstyle. Your character build, companion stories and end-game scenarios are all built around you, making for a unique and personal experience that fees fresh, innovative and exciting.


4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice


Taking place in a brutal 1500s Sengoku Japan, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice puts you in the shoes of the “one-armed wolf”, a disgraced and disfigured warrior. Bound to protect a young lord, you become the target of vicious enemies and when the lord is captured, you must stop at nothing to save him. Packed with thrilling action, stunning world design and an incredible story, this is a truly cinematic and unmissable gaming experience.


3. Devil May Cry 5


With original director Hideaki Itsuno at the helm, Devil May Cry 5 is the finest entry in the beloved series in some time. As a demonic invasion unfolds, you will control three playable characters with radically different combat styles as you battle the hellish villains in Red Grave City. With photorealistic character designs and breathtaking environment effects, DMC 5 shows us what the Xbox One is capable of while also delivering a stunningly engrossing and action-packed narrative experience.


2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2


Dropping the player in a torn and chaotic Washington DC, The Division 2’s dynamic living world evolves around the player’s actions and creates a stunning gaming experience. The game’s 40 hour+ campaign can be enjoyed alone or with up to 3 friends online and boasts an all-new progression system giving players the option to expand skills and abilities of their character. A rewarding and content-packed action-adventure and one of the best Tom Clancy games yet.


1. Resident Evil 2


Completely built up from the ground up, this spine-chilling reimaging of the 1998 classic is one of the most passionate re-releases ever. With new over-the-shoulder camera mode and a modernised control scheme, Resident Evil 2 has never played or looked better than this phenomenal update which features phenomenal and atmospheric visuals, with stunning lighting and environment features. With incredible combat mechanics and an engrossing plot, this one is an absolute masterpiece. A must-own.



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Friday, 14 August 2020

TOP 10 Xbox One Action-Adventure Games


10. Far Cry: New Dawn


Taking place after the shock ending of Far Cry 5, New Dawn puts the player in a post-apocalyptic Hope County vastly reshaped by nuclear war. The game packs in all the chaotic mayhem you’ve come to expect from the Far Cry series, with new weapons such as a circular saw launcher introduced for some of that sweet, sweet carnage. With a brilliant story and ridiculously exciting action, New Dawn is a must.


9. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order


As a Jedi Padawan, embark on an intergalactic adventure packed with iconic locations, weapons and enemies in this passionate love letter to Star Wars. With a focus on training, the game encourages skill progression and levelling up to master the Force and art of the lightsabre. If you put in the time, you will become a legendary Jedi and a force to be reckoned with as you work through the game’s incredible story mode. The best Star Wars game ever made. May the Force be with you!


8. Kingdom Hearts III


Building on everything that made the previous titles in the series so beloved, Kingdom Hearts III’s unforgettable story takes the player on an adventure spanning the Disney universe as you join heroes from Toy Story, Big Hero 6, Monsters Inc and more in a battle against the Heartless. Cast powerful magic spells and interact with iconic characters in a richly detailed world in this phenomenally designed adventure!


7. Control


As Jesse Faden, players explore the paranormal headquarters of a mysterious US agency and utilize powerful supernatural abilities in order to defeat a deadly enemy known as the Hiss, which has corrupted reality. As you explore the shifting and unpredictable world, players must develop exciting combat possibilities and master complex rituals to alter the surroundings and defeat the enemy. The result is a stunningly innovative and exciting action-adventure game.


6. Borderlands 3


Journey back into the mayhem-fuelled and chaotic world of Borderlands in this acclaimed threequel, now taking place on multiple diverse planets. While the plot is centred around stopping a pair of cult-leading twins from harnessing the power of the galaxy, it’s all rather irrelevant. This is a game built entirely around it’s unique, thrilling gameplay and it’s an absolute delight to play. With gorgeous visuals and over-the-top action, Borderlands 3 is an absolute must.


5. The Outer Worlds


If you fancy a jaunt as a space cowboy, then look no further than The Outer Worlds. Feeling like a mix of Fallout and the Firefly TV series, the game is a staggeringly detailed and layered adventure through space that develops around your playstyle. Your character build, companion stories and end-game scenarios are all built around you, making for a unique and personal experience that fees fresh, innovative and exciting.


4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice


Taking place in a brutal 1500s Sengoku Japan, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice puts you in the shoes of the “one-armed wolf”, a disgraced and disfigured warrior. Bound to protect a young lord, you become the target of vicious enemies and when the lord is captured, you must stop at nothing to save him. Packed with thrilling action, stunning world design and an incredible story, this is a truly cinematic and unmissable gaming experience.


3. Devil May Cry 5


With original director Hideaki Itsuno at the helm, Devil May Cry 5 is the finest entry in the beloved series in some time. As a demonic invasion unfolds, you will control three playable characters with radically different combat styles as you battle the hellish villains in Red Grave City. With photorealistic character designs and breathtaking environment effects, DMC 5 shows us what the Xbox One is capable of while also delivering a stunningly engrossing and action-packed narrative experience.


2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2


Dropping the player in a torn and chaotic Washington DC, The Division 2’s dynamic living world evolves around the player’s actions and creates a stunning gaming experience. The game’s 40 hour+ campaign can be enjoyed alone or with up to 3 friends online and boasts an all-new progression system giving players the option to expand skills and abilities of their character. A rewarding and content-packed action-adventure and one of the best Tom Clancy games yet.


1. Resident Evil 2


Completely built up from the ground up, this spine-chilling reimaging of the 1998 classic is one of the most passionate re-releases ever. With new over-the-shoulder camera mode and a modernised control scheme, Resident Evil 2 has never played or looked better than this phenomenal update which features phenomenal and atmospheric visuals, with stunning lighting and environment features. With incredible combat mechanics and an engrossing plot, this one is an absolute masterpiece. A must-own.



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TOP Xbox One Kids Games


9. Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure


In this delightful Xbox One exclusive, players are invited to Pixar Park where the worlds of Cars, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Dory, Up and Ratatouille are combined for a variety of racing, platforming and puzzles. With joyful Disney visuals and music and recognisable characters for the youngsters, this is a varied game which should bring joy to very young players. And as an added bonus, the game also supports the Kinect, encouraging players to exercise while playing. Win-win! 


8. Team Sonic Racing


Refining and advancing the kart racing genre, Team Sonic Racing is a fun and inventive game that encourages team cooperation. Taking the ‘it’s not about winning, it’s about taking part’ logic, the game focuses on rewarding players for helping teammates and boosting their chances of winning rather than taking all the glory for themselves. The game teaches valuable lessons and boasts fun, colourful visuals, making it a great game for younger players.


7. Overcooked


Teaching the value of teamwork and cooperation, Overcooked is one of the best party games available on the console. Up to four players take control of chefs in a fast-paced kitchen environment, working together to create specific meals for diners in a variety of restaurants. Environmental hazards, shifting kitchen designs and increasingly complex recipes make this a solid and thrilling game for all ages, and a super fun party experience.


6. Yooka-Laylee


The bright colours, simple character design and silly humour of Yooka-Laylee make this throwback platformer an essential title for young gamers. As the titular chameleon and bat duo, players explore a variety of richly designed worlds to stop a nefarious villain – but the game really comes into its own with cooperative multiplayer and a host of minigames for up to four, making the game a key part of family games nights! 


5. Zoo Tycoon


Zoo Tycoon allows players to learn and interact with a wide range of animals, creating a surprisingly fun and educational experience that benefits from warm, vibrant visuals and simple gameplay. The game also includes a freeform mode that gives players the tools to build the zoo of their dreams with no consequence or restrictions. A charming way to encourage learning and fun with the help of endless zoo animals – without having to travel to a real zoo!


4. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy


The Spyro: Reignited Trilogy collects the first three games in the beloved family series, remastered to an incredible standard by a team that is clearly very passionate for the franchise. The wonderful, colourful and varied worlds on offer in this faithful recreation of the iconic trilogy feature evolving gameplay and charming humour, making for a wonderful set of adventures for younger players.


3. Lego City Undercover


The Lego games are nothing short of legendary, boasting some of the most simplistic and entertaining gameplay you can find. Lego City Undercover puts players into the shoes of agent Chase McCain, as he fights to dismantle a criminal gang in Lego City. With tongue-in-cheek humour and plenty of fun exploration, characters to unlock and collectables to find, this is an endlessly enjoyable game for all ages.


2. Super Lucky’s Tale


A charming throwback to the classic 3D platformers of the N64 era, Super Lucky’s Tale is a cheerful and simplistic adventure. Packed with colourful visuals, you control Lucky, a cute little fox that must stop the villainous Jinx from stealing the ancient Book of Ages. It’s a joyful and clean romp that serves as a solid introduction to platformer gaming – and one that parents might nostalgically enjoy too!


1. Minecraft


This beloved game allows players to use their creativity to build and explore their wildest fantasies, making for one of the most pleasing and entertaining games available on the console. With single-player, local split-screen and online available, the game is also a valuable social tool for youngsters and encourages teamwork as players build, explore and play together. A must-own for younger players!



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