Category: Xbox 360

  • Review: Coors Light Refresh-Men (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Coors Light Refresh-Men Genre: Beat-Em-Up Developer: Unknown Publisher: Microsoft Release Date: Unknown Urban Dictionary defines advergames as: Advergames represent the future of advertising. As TV advertising is dying and the Internet is overtaking, advergames are the future. Advergames consist of a funny or addictive game with a brand behind them, which users will want to […]

  • Review: Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox 360)

    Amazing Princess Sarah Publisher: Haruneko Developer: Haruneko Genre: Platformer Release Date: 7/9/2014 When you look at the cover image for Amazing Princess Sarah, you might be led to think this is just another stupid indie game with fan service to make up for the poor content quality. Normally, I might share your skepticism; after all, it is a picture of […]

  • Review: Trials Fusion (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Trials Fusion Genre: Platform/Speed Run Developer: RedLynx Publisher: Ubisoft Release Date: 4/16/2014 When you boot up Trials Fusion it begins with a song which will crawl in your brain and live there for awhile that includes the following lyrics: “Welcome to the future Man, machine – the fusion Welcome to the future Lightyears ahead of […]

  • Review: Dark Souls II (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Dark Souls II Genre: Action RPG Developer: From Software Publisher: Bandai Namco Release Date: 03/11/14 So, here we are, together again, to discuss Dark Souls II. Returning readers will remember that I’ve been something of a cheerleader (if a qualified one) for From Software as a development house and have spent far more time playing […]

  • Review: Earth Defense Force 2025 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Earth Defense Force 2025 Genre: Third Person Shooter Developer: Sandlot Publisher: D3 Publisher Release Date: 02/18/14 If you’ve been hanging around here a while, you’re probably aware that I’ve made no secret of being kind of a cheerleader for the Chikyuu Boueigun.Earth Defense Force series here on the site. I absolutely loved the original US […]

  • Review: LocoCycle (Xbox 360)

    LocoCycle Genre: Drag Racing Developer: Twisted Pixel Publisher: Microsoft Release Date: 2/14/14 I haven’t jumped on board the next generation of consoles yet because I haven’t caught up on everything I wanted to play from the last/current generation, and I mostly didn’t regret that decision as there wasn’t anything I was interested in playing on […]

  • Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s Edition (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Third time’s a charm?

  • Review: Freefall Racers (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Freefall Racers Genre: Racing Developer: Smoking Gun Interactive Publisher: Deep Silver Release Date: 09/06/13 Mario Kart might be a successful franchise for Nintendo, but even when a developer can manage to hit all of the right notes in their own interpretation of the franchise, that doesn’t mean they’re going to catch anyone’s eye with it. […]

  • Review: Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360)

    Grand Theft Auto V Genre: Multiple Personality Sim Developer: Rockstar North, Rockstar Games Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Release Date: 9/17/2013 While I stood waiting in line at midnight with about 70 other people at my local game store to pick up Grand Theft Auto V, different conversations broke out around me. The line had stretched so […]

  • Review: Foul Play (Xbox 360)

    Foul Play Genre: Dropkicking Daemons Developer: Mediatonic Publisher: Mastertronic Release Date: 9/18/13 Reviewing games means I get a chance to play games that I would never have encountered otherwise. Sometimes this means I spend time playing games like Motorbike or Turbo instead of games I’d rather play. Then there are games that are fantastic that […]

  • Review: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Genre: Third Person Shooter Developer: 2K Marin Publisher: 2K Games Release Date: 08/20/13 When it was announced that 2K Games had acquired the XCOM franchise and was planning to release what amounted to a tactical first person shooter before anything else, to say that fans were livid is probably something of […]

  • Review: Saints Row IV (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Saints Row IV Genre: Action/Sandbox Developer: Volition Publisher: Deep Silver Release Date: 8/20/13 The Saints Row series started off as what could be considered a mild parody of the Grant Theft Auto formula before veering entirely off the road and becoming a full-on farce, and the gaming world, by and large, is better for it. […]

  • Review: Turbo Super Stunt Squad (Xbox 360)

    Turbo Super Stunt Squad Genre: Shameless Movie Tie In Developer: Monkey Bar Games Publisher: D3Publisher Release Date: 7/16/2013 My knowledge of the movie Turbo is limited. I’ve seen the trailers and know it’s about a snail that gets sucked into a race car and somehow become half snail, half nitrous fueled vehicle, which makes me […]

  • Review: Dynasty Warriors 8 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Dynasty Warriors 8 Developer: Omega Force Publisher: Tecmo Koei Genre: Action / Strategy Release Date: July, 18 2013 Being a fan of Koei’s “Warriors” series in all forms and fashions over the years, it’s still amusing to reminisce on the fact that the very first entry in the series, at least for those of us […]

  • Review: Dark (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Dark Genre: Action/Stealth Developer: Kalypso Publisher: Kalypso Release Date: 07/09/2013 There are an astonishingly small amount of games that feature vampires as the protagonists, when it all comes down to it. While there are plenty of games where vampires are the antagonists, or possibly allies, even the games that allow us to play as something […]

  • Review: NCAA Football 14 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    NCAA Football 14 Genre: American Football Developer: EA Tiburon Publisher: EA Games Release Date: 7/9/2013 Full disclosure time: I only started watching football a few years ago so I could have something to talk about and do with my grandpa. I found out that I liked it, but my football experience begins and ends with […]

  • Review: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Call of Juarez Gunslinger Genre: Gun slinging Developer: Techland Publisher: Ubisoft Release Date: 05/22/2013 As a fan of Western movies and books it surprises me that there aren’t more Western video games. The setting of lawlessness and the number of both real and fictional stories to draw inspiration from just seems like something more developers […]

  • Review: Sanctum 2 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Sanctum 2 Genre: First Person Shooter Publisher: Reverb Developer: Coffee Stain Studios Release: 05/15/2013   I never played or read up much on the first Sanctum when it released back in 2011.  I have never been a big fan of the tower defense genre of games.  For whatever reason the concept, though novel, just never […]

  • Review: Metro: Last Light (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Deep Silver rescued Metro: Last Light from the dissolution of THQ, but should they have bothered? Spoiler: very much, yes.

  • Review: Dead Island Riptide Special Edition (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Dead Island Riptide is a game for fans, as it’s mostly identical to the prior game, for the good and bad that implies.