Tag Archives: Action

Xbox One Review: Quantum Break

Quantum Break Review

There are moments of brilliance in Quantum Break, like hitting enemy soldiers with a blast of frozen time and stacking bullets on it to watch it explode, or watching an episode of a streaming TV show that you helped influence, that are absolutely brilliant and feel like the future of video games. Then you’ll come upon an elevator that won’t …

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Xbox One Review: Transformers: Devastation

transformers devastation review

When I first played PlatinumGames’ Bayonetta back in 2009, my first thought was definitely not that someone needed to make a version of this game with Transformers in it. But apparently I lacked the vision of the good people at Activision and PlatinumGames who saw an opportunity and went for it. Transformers: Devastation is a super slick-looking version of Bayonetta …

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Xbox One Review: Batman: Arkham Knight

arkham knight review

Without any hesitation, I can say that Arkham Knight is the best superhero game ever made. That of course makes it the best Batman game ever, and a fine culmination of everything Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have been working toward with the three prior games in the series. But it’s not without it’s flaws. There’s a little too much emphasis …

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Xbox One Review: Dying Light: The Following

Dying Light The Following Review

Dying Light was one of my favorite games of 2015. Sure, the game was a little clunky in some respects, but it also had a perfect mix of survival and action that few zombie games have come close to. It also had some of the best parkour-style gameplay since 2008’s Mirror’s Edge, and a ridiculous amount of upgrade options for …

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Xbox One Review: Skylanders SuperChargers

skylanders superchargers review

  Admittedly, I’m not the target demographic for the Skylanders games. I’m almost 32 years-old. I have an advanced degree. The closest thing I have to a kid is my border collie, Prince. Still, I’ve been on board with the toys-to-life genre since Skylanders first hit the market back in 2011. I used to collect a  ton of toys when …

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Xbox One Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Review

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing really wants to be as good as Diablo III. All the pieces are there too. An action RPG loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel in which you collect hundreds of pieces of steam punk loot to take out armies of monsters sounds like a must-buy on paper. I really want to like this …

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Review: Mad Max

Mad Max Review

  Mad Max may be the first “survival action” game. The game constantly puts you in scenarios where good reflexes and quick thinking are key, yet also gives you little ammo and health to complete your missions. If that sounds problematic, it’s because it usually is.  More often than not, you’ll die in Mad Max not because you screwed up, …

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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


Even though they’ve generally been great, there have been so many Metal Gear Solid games over the years that it can be hard to get excited for each new release. But with Metal Gear Solid V, which is likely the last MGS game creator Hideo Kojima will be involved with, Konami has outdone itself with a game that is both …

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Review: Ryse: Son of Rome

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After becoming addicted to the Starz original series Spartacus, I was excited when I saw that a game based on a time when Rome ruled the world was going to be a launch title for the Xbox One. The idea of being dropped in an arena with only my sword, my shield, and my wits separating me from a bloody …

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