One of the more surprising announcements from E3 2013, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare took the popular mobile strategy game and dropped it smack dab in the middle of a chaotic third-person shooter. It shouldn't have worked, but here we are nearly a year later, and Garden Warfare is a charming title that envisions PopCap's classic in a whole new way. It's just too bad there isn't more to it.
Xbox One Game Reviews
The second of four planned add-ons for Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3, Fallen Angel takes us on a journey with Angel, a member of the resistance struggling to fend of the military and zombies. While her story is quite different from previous DLC protagonist Adam Kane's, it's still just more of the same.
The first of four planned add-ons for the Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3, Operation Broken Eagle puts you back into the heart of Los Perdidos' zombie outbreak.
Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down, dual-stick shooter (think Robotron/Super Smash TV). Taking place between the events of Halo 3 and 4, there are still plenty of Flood and Covenant leftovers that Master Chief must have missed that you need to clear out. Originally released on Windows 8, this is the first console version of Spartan Assault ever released. As we are patiently waiting for Halo 5 on the Xbox One, we're just itching for an excuse to have a DMR in our hands. Luckily, Spartan Assault's jump to the Xbox One proves that even though you're not playing as Master Chief, you can still be a Spartan.
Press Play has released their successor to their original WiiWare and iOS platformer, Max & the Magic Marker. As one of the first next-gen platforming titles, we were eagerly anticipating to see how the genre would leap onto the newest threshold of entertainment. And while The Curse of Brotherhood certainly looks like it is worthy of being labelled an Xbox One exclusive (until it gets released on the Xbox 360 around mid 2014), it doesn't exactly bring anything new that we haven't previously seen. So let's whip out a red sharpie and evaluate just how much Max's jumping has improved.
Freedom Cry easily rectifies one of the biggest fallacies of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag at the cost of one of sacrificing one of its most redeemable qualities. This trade-off results in moving overall video game storytelling tremendously forward, but painstakingly hindering the core advancements that were made with Black Flag. Just like Edward Kenway's swashbuckling adventure in AC4, this downloadable content exhibits many of the front line flaws that have plagued the Assassin's Creed series to this very day. Luckily, excellent, powerful storytelling will encourage you to overlook these shortcomings for the sake of unfolding such an amazing tale.
Since the Kinect is a mandatory part of the Xbox One system, it's about time that we got to a title which operates solely with the Kinect's interface. We have already seen how amazing the new Kinect can work in terms of using Skype or issuing voice commands, but there are hardly any games which strictly utilize the Kinect itself. But the Xbox One couldn't have launch titles without a Kinect-only title, right? Parappa the Rapper taught us that a video game's kicks and punches are all in the mind, but you'll find the aches and soreness brought on by trying to do them in Fighter Within are quite real.
Zombies are everywhere these days. Something about the undead has made them part of the zeitgeist, and with more movies, television shows and books also comes more zombie video games. Such was the case with the Xbox One's launch library, and the exclusive Dead Rising 3. Developed by Capcom, the third entry in the successful zombie survival series has more zombies than ever before. It's also got a goofy, but engaging story, and some insanely fun combat. Maybe there's something to the zombie hype after all.
Peggle 2. It’s more Peggle. Go and buy it now. Review over.
The dragon riding rail shooter has returned! At the helm of Crimson Dragon is Yukio Futatsugi, who was the director of the first three Panzer Dragoon titles. Alongside Panzer series composer Saori Kobayashi, Crimson Dragon has taken up the dragon rider's mantle which hasn't been occupied since Panzer Dragoon Orta was released in 2002. It looks like Sega has wanted to leave the series alone, but an oppressive industry hasn't stopped rambunctious, dragon riding heroes from rebelling, right?