Category: Xbox One

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“Destroy All Humans!” Review

author image by Eduard Gafton | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 04 Aug 2020

What is a remake in 2020? Well, look at Resident Evil 3 and you’ll see a game that is entirely different from the original, mostly for the better, but in some ways also for the worse. In the same vein,…

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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: CrisTales

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

It’s no secret that the SmashPad staff has a penchant for RPGs, so when we were urged to try out CrisTales after its demo came out a few days ago, we thought it would at least be worth a try….

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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: Haven

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Previews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

One of the more interesting demo offerings as part of Microsoft’s Summer of Gaming lineup is Haven, and it’s definitely shaping up to be an indie release to keep an eye on this year. From the demo I played, Haven…

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“Superliminal” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

First-person puzzle games are really starting to become more commonplace in the market, especially with the indie scene after the success of games like Portal. Jonathan Bloom’s The Witness and Steam darling The Talos Principle also come to mind, but…

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How We Lost The War

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Features PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 24 Jul 2020

Seven years. It’s really hard to believe, but it has been seven years since the disastrous Xbox One reveal that hung over an otherwise solid E3 2013 Microsoft conference like a rancid swamp ninja, smothering every last bit of potential…

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“Carrion” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | Nintendo Switch PC Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 22 Jul 2020

Horror games typically like to trap you in a setting with a big, bad, powerful enemy. When applied well, it adds a layer of challenge, but more importantly, a layer of fear. It sets a tone that can force you…

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“SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 14 Jul 2020

THQ somehow found a way to make a SpongeBob SquarePants game more than decent, and it ended up with a cult following, particularly with the speedrunning community. All that was enough for this 17-year-old 2003 Nickelodeon property to end up getting a 2020 remaster, and as someone that’s never played the game before, I see the appeal.

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“CrossCode” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 10 Jul 2020

While this one aims to bring us back to the golden age of JRPGs, this might actually take enthusiasts back to even further depths.

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“Streets of Rage 4” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 29 Apr 2020

Anticipation and expectations can lead to disappointment. This is particularly true when the subject of those emotions is the return of a fondly remembered franchise. Can the final product live up to what you imagine? Streets of Rage is a…

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“Resident Evil: Resistance” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 28 Apr 2020

The remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 are titles partially built on nostalgia; they’re reimaginings of some of the most influential survival-horror titles in gaming history, rebuilt from the ground up on new hardware. Newcomers can jump into them,…

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“Resident Evil 3” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 07 Apr 2020

Capcom has been on a bit of a hot streak lately when it comes to the Resident Evil franchise. It started with 2016’s Resident Evil VII, and then they followed it up with a remake of Resident Evil 2 three…

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“Ori and the Will of the Wisps” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 26 Mar 2020

When I first played Ori and the Blind Forest, I was caught off guard by just how good it was. Above all else, it was beautiful, both visually and thematically, and the entirety of the design let me enjoy that…

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