Category: Xbox Series X

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“Button City” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 5 Reviews Steam Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 07 Sep 2021

Upon first seeing it during the Wholesome Direct as part of this year’s E3 / Summer Games Fest festivities, Button City was among the more colorful and cute entries. Now available, Button City features a simple and light-hearted story that…

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“Death’s Door” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PC Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 26 Jul 2021

Every year, an indie game enters the discussion as one of the best games of the year even when put up against AAA releases. They can be nostalgia trips that take just enough of a modern step, such as our…

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“Doki Doki Literature Club Plus” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Steam Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 15 Jul 2021

Doki Doki Literature Club was one of the biggest surprises of 2017, and if you missed it because you don’t like playing games on PC for free, you’ve lucked out because now you can play it on virtually every modern…

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“Mass Effect: Legendary Edition” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 14 Jun 2021

This was a remaster that was a long time coming. I first played the original Mass Effect back when it debuted in 2007. It was one of two games I had received that Christmas with my Xbox 360. I was,…

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“Resident Evil Village” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 02 Jun 2021

Resident Evil Village is a thrilling action-horror title that brings the series to heights it hasn’t reached in a very long time.

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“It Takes Two” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 01 Apr 2021

Editor’s Note: Before we start off the review, I want to transparently mention that I am a full-time employee at Glu Mobile, which was acquired by EA last month. At the time of this review’s publishing, the deal has yet…

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“NBA 2K21 (Next Generation)” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 5 Reviews Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 21 Dec 2020

It’s really easy for developers to coast with their first next-gen entries, and while 2K Sports hasn’t done that, NBA 2K21 somehow still leaves a few things to be desired.

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“Yakuza: Like A Dragon” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 04 Dec 2020

Once considered a cult-hit, the Yakuza series has finally been rising in mainstream gaming popularity as of late, and it’s both refreshing and curious to see the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio continue to take crazy approaches with the direction of…

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“Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” Review

author image by Josh Schwartzman | PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 02 Dec 2020

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has come a long way since its inception back in 2007. Gone are the quiet, calculated kills from the shadows, replaced with loud, brandish battles filled with violent fanfare and over-the-top executions. Valhalla is the biggest…

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“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 22 Nov 2020

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a game that wears many hats, but doesn’t fit any of them quite right.

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“Watch Dogs: Legion” Review

author image by Josh Schwartzman | PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 16 Nov 2020

Legion’s gameplay feels entirely bland and uninspiring, despite its ambition on making every character in the game playable. The story sometimes gets lost in the random filler and constant need to meet everyone in the city, and it’s here where Watch Dogs: Legion loses its heart.

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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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