Hello new Xbox One S owner! Welcome to the tribe. If you’re a brand new user, or maybe you just upgraded here’s a look at some of the best games for the system. These don’t include the bigger titles such as Overwatch,Halo, Fallout 4, GTA V, Star Wars Battlefront. Those are a given.
The less you know about both, the better the experience is.
If you want to spoil it for yourself, you can watch my Let’s Play here – http://brockdmclaughlin.com/i-go-deep-inside-inside/
Sunset Overdrive is an open world third-person shooter video game with no rules. This game is bananas. If you like blowing shit up with ridiculous weapons this one’s for you. Developer Insomniac Games just realeased the spectacular Song of the Deep a few weeks ago that I would highly reccomend it as well. Don’t be scared by the fact it all takes place underwater. The adventure is worth it.
Here’s my review – http://brockdmclaughlin.com/16862-2/
Rare Replay is a 2015 compilation of 30 video games from the 30-year history of developers Rare and its predecessor, Ultimate Play the Game. I just ordered a copy for a friend for $15 bucks on Amazon! Highlights of the pack include: Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Kameo: Elements of Power and Jet Force Gemini.
Quantum Break is an action-adventure science fiction third-person shooter that is heavy on story. I didn’t like it as much as Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake or Max Payne, but it is an enjoyable adventure that is only on Xbox and Windows 10.
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly opens a ghostly rift and go on an adventure of a lifetime. I beat Oxenfree in one sitting and promptly started a New Game+ the very next day. If you like things like Monkey Island and Stranger Things this game is for you. I’d suggest wearing headphones for the full experience.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
I never thought I’d love a Tomb Raider game so much. It features epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful hostile environments on earth. It’s the Xbox’s answer to Uncharted.
You can read my full review here – http://brockdmclaughlin.com/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-review/
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer. Don’t let the childish graphics confuse you, this game is bloody hard. For those of you who like Metroidvania games you will love Ori.
You can read my full review here – http://brockdmclaughlin.com/ori-and-the-blind-forest-definitive-edition-review/
Fru is worth buying a Kinect for. It’s the best party video game since Fuzion Frenzy. A copy of Fru, few friends, some Cheetos and a ton of tequila will provide a night you won’t remember mixed in with a ton of laughs.
My video review will be live later this week. Stay tuned for that.
What did I miss? Let me know on Twitter @brockmclaughlin. If you’re looking for co-op games you can’t go wrong with Borderlands 2 or any of the LEGO games.