Though there are a fair few AAA multiplatform games of note, it's also impressive to see just how many new and exciting experiences have made their way to the platform or are even being adapted from the PC for an entirely new audience.
Ori And The Blind Forest may not be the biggest game of the year, but it's a truly lovely little thing regardless.
It's a magical experience, from its unique platforming gameplay to its emotional story and eyepopping art direction, and shows that the Xbox One is doing its best to provide a true breadth of software. An oft-forgotten gem and one that we weren't able to secure to review back when it first launch. Now, finally, we can do it justice.Click here to read more...
Here is a sneak peak of the Ultimate Game Sale, 70 of the best deals we’ll offer all summer starting 7 July pic.twitter.com/ueEbarqoJb
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 2, 2015
Microsoft has announced that their annual Xbox Live Ultimate Games Sale will start next Tuesday, July 7th. It's usually a seriously impressive promotion and naturally we can't wait to see what's included.
Major Nelson posted a sneak peek yesterday (thanks to dipsylalapo @ HUKD for spotting it!) that shows us some of the games that will be taking part. Make sure to check out our Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards to top up your Xbox Live Credit for less in advance!Click here to read more...
Dishonored was one of the best titles on the last-gen machines. But if you never got around to it, you may as well hold off for this new-gen Definitive Edition. £23.49 is currently the best price we can find.
In addition to the excellent base game, the Definitive Edition includes the following DLC expansions: The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and Dunwall City Trials. The Void Walker's DLC items are also included. Check out our review of the original game to find out why you need to play it, regardless of platform.
Thanks to nunn.
Don't panic. Breathe. Relax. Just get ready to make a note in your diary and prepare to trample all comers underfoot in a mad crazy stampede.
Or, you know, order online.Click here to read more...
Us Brits aren't taught much about Independence Day in school, but from what I gather, it's a huge celebration of that excellent Will Smith movie that grips the US every year with fireworks and festivities.
I kid, of course. You can join the fun in GTA Online from now until the 6th of July with doubled rewards.Click here to read more...
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is incredibly tempting at £9.72 delivered for a 'like new' copy on Xbox One.
Wei-Shen’s undercover exploits in Hong Kong was an absolute blast first time around and ensured the new IP was a genuine contender in a genre dominated by GTA and Saints Row. The graphical upgrade isn’t huge, but at least there’s the bundled DLC to look forwards to, which includes the expansion packs. If the idea of running round Hong Kong as an undercover cop infiltrating gangs sound like fun, that's because it really is. Wei Shen kicks some serious ass and isn't afraid to bend the rules to get what he wants. We say bend the rules, we actually mean hack them into kibble with a meat cleaver.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is fantastic. Chances are you already know that, but what you might not know is that the Xbox One version is less than £30 on Xbox One from an impeccably-rated eBay merchant. It's an exceptional price, while the game also benefits from a number of recent patches and free DLC.
You'll get a digital download code. You can read our final verdict in our The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review.
Murdered: Soul Suspect is now available on Xbox One for just £6.70 saving you over £3 compared to the next best deal.
In Murdered: Soul Suspect you play a dead detective solving his own murder. This is more of an old-school adventure game, a bit like LA Noire, but without the action bits. It's not had the best of reviews to be honest, but this is a tempting price nonetheless, especially as it's even cheaper than the last-gen versions. You'd be able to give this a go and sling it up on eBay when you're done and probably recoup most of your money.
Fancy a new racing game for the summer? In which case we'd recommend Forza Horizon 2... but if you're on a budget, we've spotted a great deal for another excellent racer in the same family. Forza Motorsport 5 was an impressive Xbox One launch title and a quality game in its own right, especially after the microtransaction economy was declawed, and you can get an Xbox One download code for just £12.79 today.
Make sure to eyeball our 8/10 review.
ID@Xbox is working hard to bring exciting boutique and indie titles to Xbox One. Since E3, they've released a few trailers to celebrate the diverse range of genres and experiences heading to the program over the coming months, from 6180 the moon through Ninja Pizza Girl to Zenith.
By a "few," I do of course mean one hundred and twenty six.Click here to read more...
Usually, in the first few months after a Triple A game's release, you're stuck looking at prices awfully close to the RRP. Here at Dealspwn, we're obsessed with chipping those prices down, and today's voucher code has helped bring The Witcher: Wild Hunt down to £33.25 on Xbox One, which is nearly a fiver cheaper than other websites.
PS4 gamers are looking at £39.44 using the same code, but at least you get the Day 1 Edition at this price which is a few pence cheaper than other sites.
The game picked up one of our Editor's Choice awards in my review: "While the decidedly average combat and alarming number of technical gremlins are disappointing for a title that's been in development for so long, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is still a must-buy title for genre fans. The Northern Kingdoms is vast and beautiful setting, packed with unique adventures and touching tales that you'll find away from the beats of the main story. A title to truly lose yourself in." Don't forget to keep your eye out for all the free DLC too.
Fancy cutting the price of GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One down to £35.86 for the cheapest price on the web? Be sure to take advantage of the discount code below then as it expires at midnight tonight. A small saving on Xbox One, but PS4 gamers are saving about £5.
This new-gen version of GTA features improved graphics, a new first-person view and tonnes more extra features that make it one of the better remasters out there. It's been selling incredibly well, keeping the price painfully high compared to many other re-releases. It's good to hear that online heists have finally made their way to the game too!
£17.97 for a NEW copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on your PS4 or Xbox One is the best price I've seen for a new copy. A great price and about £7 cheaper than the next best deal. In years gone by, you'd never see the latest COD for under £30 so soon, but don't let the aggressive discounting fool you into thinking this isn't worth a look. Price includes delivery.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been a grand return and reinvention for the FPS series. The futuristic setting has been the perfect excuse to introduce the exoskeleton which gives players double jump and speed boost dodge skills. The campaign was oodles of fun and had the best of Hollywood (Kevin Spacey) and gaming VO actors (Troy Baker) to keep you hooked throughout. Oh, and the multiplayer is better than it's been in years -head straight to Uplink and Kill Confirmed modes to see why. Here's my full review.
Rare Replay is an utterly outrageous collection spanning 30 Rare titles and decades of development. From Banjo Kazooie to Conker, Viva Pinata, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark, Blast Korps, Jet Force Gemini and loads more besides, it's stuffed to the gunwhales with quality content. Not to mention 10,000 Gamerscore.
Not bad for £16.82, eh?
UPDATE: Gameseek has upped the ante with a £16.66 pre-order!
Far Cry 4 deals on consoles have taken a while to come down, but we're seeing sub-£20 more often now. These 'like new' copies of Far Cry 4: Limited Edition include unused online codes where applicable. A PS4 copy is now available for just £17.52. Xbox One copies are slightly more expensive at £18.95. These prices are nearly half the price of brand new copies.
Far Cry 4 takes the action to the Himalayas and once again proves to be one of the greatest names in open-world gaming. Admittedly, many of the mechanics are the same as FC3, but the new setting makes everything feel fresh enough to dive back in. Plus you get to ride elephants into fortresses or play in co-op with a pal controlling the gyrocopter. PS4 owners will find some 'Keys to Kryat', DLC codes* to give to their friends so they can play co-op with them for a few hours, without even owning the game.
Thanks to Neobrown.
Need to top up your Xbox Live account for a big purchase? Want to treat yourself to the latest Xbox Live deals? Make your money go further by getting cheap Xbox Live credit...and you can't get much cheaper than this.
Happy shopping! As always, keep an eye on our Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards for the keenest bargains.
Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD is a very different kind of Final Fantasy game and more than a Final Fantasy XV demo in a fancy wrapper! It boasts a fantastic real-time combat system and a huge cast of characters, and is well worth checking out once you set your expectations to realistic levels. After all, it's a port of a PSP game, so don't expect a graphical powerhouse. Find out why in our full review. If you like what you read, you can pick it up with change for fifteen quid on Xbox One!
Amazon Prime members can get the cheapest price around, though if you aren't a subscriber, you can pay 37p more at SimplyGames rather than £2.03 delivery.
Whatever you do, though, be sure to prepare for battle with our Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD guide for full character strategies, battle tactics and survival advice. Thanks to Mac007 @ HUKD!
Bombshell is the game that emerged from the legal minefield between 3D Realms/Interceptor and Duke Nukem' IP holders (and ruiners), Gearbox. Originally down as Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, this top-down action RPG shooter has had a lead character swap and has been renamed Bombshell.
The game will release later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Hopefully much later this year, as it's looking decidedly average at the moment. Think Diablo III meets Smash TV, but with none of the good bits. The proof is in the playing though and if you find yourself at QuakeCon next month you'll be able to try it for out. You never know, it could turn out to be fun.Click here to read more...
You can extend your Xbox One's hard-drive space by simply using an external USB drive like this one. This £75.95 Samsung external drive will add an extra 3TB (or 3000GB) to your Xbox One's storage capacity and is a much better way to buy extra space rather than opting for the new 1TB console model.