Like a sleeper car with a highly tuned engine under the hood pulling up to the starting line, Need for Speed: Unbound arrived with almost no hype, despite developer Criterion returning for the first time since 2012. Leading up to its launch there had hardly been any marketing and review codes weren’t handed out until launch day, usually an ominous sign that the publisher either doesn’t have any faith in the game or that there are some big issues. But just like that sleeper car sitting on the line, when the flag drops Need for Speed: Unbound unleashes all that hidden potential. It’s not the best racer out there, but it’s the best game in the series for a long time and a lot of fun. Provided you can put up with the horrendous story, that is.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is kind of like a remaster, remake and entirely new game, all at the same time. It takes stages, ideas and other elements from the classic TMNT arcade games and mashes them together with some modern sensibilities. It’s like asking the pizzeria to take all the possible toppings and throw them on the pizza, but instead of some hideous gloopy mess that tastes like Master Splinter’s backside, you end up with a great pie. Cowabunga, dudes!
Everyone likes free stuff, right? And everyone likes Minecraft 360 and Trials Evolution, right? So that means everyone should be dead happy that Microsoft have announced that in honour of their 5th annual Summer of Arcade they’ll be providing some free content for both games! Hurrah, and other […]
Xbox Live Arcade Title Price: 800 Developer: LionHead Studios Publisher: Microsoft Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: 2-4 player co-op. Thanks to Microsoft for providing a copy of this game for review. Since its humble beginnings in 2004 Fable has become one of the more controversial gaming series to date. While there’s […]
Having been announced waaaaaaaaay back in 2007 it’s fair to say that fans of Fez, a bonkers platformer that plays in 2d but lets you shift your perspective around to navigate the 3d environment, have been waiting quite some time for the game to finally arrive on Xbox Live Arcade. In the […]
Microsoft today have revealed that a brand new event will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade in April, bringing with it quite a few games that may just catch your interest. Titled Arcade Next this event……eh, well, it’s just four games released in four weeks, really. But as […]
Xbox 360 Arcade games often have their release dates announced mere weeks or even days before their actual release, but Konami’s announcement that the Simpsons Arcade Game would be releasing on Xbox Live Arcade this Friday, February 3rd, definitely wins the award for being last-minute. The classic title will come with […]
A studio by the name of Tequila Works has announced that they are working on an XBox Live Arcade title called Deadlight, who describe the game as a “cinematic puzzle platformer.” One can guess that this would be in the vein of games such as Braid. A description […]
Not content with giving you a huge stash of deals, Microsoft are also running daily deals aswell with todays being the outstanding XBLA Bastion, which is currently going for 600MSP instead of the 1200MSP. At 600MSP Bastion is a must have for anyone so don’t delay, grab […]
Live Arcade Title Price: 800MSP Developer: Dancing Dots Studio Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Singleplayer: Yes Online: Leaderboards Split-screen: Yes. Thank you to Focus Home Interactive for providing a copy of Rotastic for review. According to history tought all over the world the Vikings a people who travelled great […]