In Resident Evil 7, you find yourself trapped in the home of the Baker family: a dwelling almost as gruesome and freaky as the Baker family itself, with who you are unhappily trapped. If only you had seen Show of the Week, which advises on the telltale signs you've wound up in a house of horrors, you might have gotten out of there in time.
Some games let you choose either to dispense lethal justice to every enemy you come across or, alternatively, to talk, disarm and flirt your way out of trouble. Consider these 9 murdery games that you could feasibly finish without bumping anyone off.
Now Scalebound has been cancelled, we feel the urge to play it even more keenly. Any game by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games is worth attention and Scalebound's blend of on-foot and on-lizard combat looked an awful lot of fun. Here's why you should be sad Scalebound got canned.
Rise and Shine is a retro-themed 2D shooter from Adult Swim, but don't be fooled by its cutesy cartoon graphics. It's a challenging retro-styled game in the Contra mould. See how many sneaky videogame easter eggs you can spot in this Rise and Shine footage while we play.
Watch us crush the formerly peaceful lizard men with our superior human siegecraft commanding in the above gameplay from the Xbox One version of action strategy number Siegecraft Commander.
In Mass Effect Andromeda, you play as one of the Ryder twins, who travels to the distant Andromeda galaxy to find a new home for humanity. But being the Pathfinder is a demanding job, and you'll need more qualifications than just having been born at the same time as your sibling. Show of the Week has bad news for these other pairs of videogame twins who fail to meet the job requirements of humankind's best hope of intergalactic colonisation.
Being a videogame hero is usually a straightforward job, but you can't plan for the unintended consequences of all your reckless heroing. Here are seven times we thought we were doing the right thing and ended up making things much, much worse.
Wondering about new games coming your way in 2017? Consider these intriguing new games for 2017 that might have flown under your radar so far, such as Vampyr, Styx, Raiders of the Broken Planet, The Surge and Agents of Mayhem.
Headlander is a bizarre 70s-themed sci-fi puzzle game in which the solution to every puzzle involves you launching your head from your neck stump and connecting it to, variously, dancing robots, satellite communication terminals and Roombas. You simply use your vacuum suction powers to pull the existing head off your target and plonk your noggin in its place. Be warned, though: you will be sorely tempted to spend the whole time as a disco-dancing android.
Overwatch's new map Oasis is a ritzy urban Control mode map with skyscrapers, palm trees and lethal hovercars. We take a tour of the new map, then have a match with a bunch of friendly and unfriendly bots.
While the shiny new year gathers speed like a high performance automobile, Show of the Week looks ahead to some of the exciting new games for the first half of 2017, and also back in the rear view mirror at our most memorable gaming fails of the year just gone.
Easter eggs are fun little references hidden in games, you know, for fun. Though occasionally they're less like little in-jokes, more like horrible nightmares that you wish you hadn't gone out of your way to discover. Behold some of the darkest easter eggs in videogames ever to make our skin crawl.
We've seen plenty of multiplayer footage from upcoming hack and slasher For Honor, so now it's time to see what the single-player campaign is like. Along with Luke from Outside Xtra, I play Sabotage, one of the game's early missions, in which we take on bad vikings as a speedy female knight in this For Honor gameplay.
Resident Evil 7 is nearly here, and despite its new first-person perspective, it promises to take the series back to its horror roots. We've played a good chunk of the game and that is definitely the case, judging how what we've played so far has lingered in our minds long after we've stopped playing. Here are the seven scariest things that have kept us up at night.
Where the original Bridge Constructor had you construct bridges and then stress test them to see if they stand up to traffic, Bridge Constructor Stunts has you construct bridges and then do sick jumps off them. Come watch Jane and I backflip our way into civil engineering history in this Xbox One gameplay.
Join Outside Xbox to say goodbye to the year that was, as well as to see our stunning professionalism in front of the camera with our 2016 bloopers. Thanks to all of you for sticking with us this year, and we hope you will be back for more in 2017. Happy New Year!
When ordinary punches, kicks and throws aren't doing the job, that's when it's time to turn to a special move. They're more powerful, look better and you usually get to shout something cool when you're doing them. Sometimes, however, videogame characters get a bit carried away. I mean, there's no way that these ridiculously over the top special moves were necessary.
If you enjoyed Fallout 4, Skyrim and Doom, but thought they'd be better if the main character was a tiny stainless steel ball, then good news: there's a Bethesda table pack available for Pinball FX2. Watch as Mike and I test out what are surely the most complicated pinball tables in history in this Xbox One gameplay.
Christmas may be over but there's still plenty of celebration time left until the new year. By now, you've probably stopped drinking the bare knuckle boxers we showed you how to make last time because you want something fresh, and also they taste terrible. Well fear not, friends, as we're here with a new recipe: the royal conservatory cooler from Dishonored 2. Watch and learn.
It's time for the GTA Online tiebreaker finale of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge, in which we all start at different points around Los Santos and the last person standing wins Christmas. Who will be crowned Oxbox Xmas Champion? Who will get repeatedly blown up by a rando in a fighter jet? Who will turn up in their pyjamas? Only this video knows the answer.
On this, the last day of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016, I draw the Watch Dogs 2 Remote Parking Challenge: in Watch Dogs 2, it says, remote park a car in 10 minutes. Oh, sure, no problem.
We're into the final stretch of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge 2016 and it's Mike's turn to draw his last challenge. In keeping with this year's theme of fortunate draws, Mike gets his absolute favourite activity: nude Jarl punching in Skyrim. Surely he can't fail? Let's find out.
It's the Show of the Week Xmas Special, in which we look at this year's best free festive DLC and bring cheer to Hitman's Holiday Hoarders mission by murdering the burglars from Home Alone while dressed as Santa. Happy holidays from all of us at Outside Xbox!
Hitman's Paris mission includes the option to assassinate your target by poisoning his favourite cocktail: the bare knuckle boxer. But how does this delicate blend of rum, vodka and orange juice taste when it hasn't had emetic poison added to it by a furious bald assassin? We find out in the following video.
Day 10 of the Oxbox Xmas Challenge and I am initially delighted to get a second Hitman challenge. That delight quickly turns to horror, however, when I realise that the challenge is to kill or pacify everyone on a level. That sounds incredibly difficult, even for a Hitman master like myself. Let's see how I get on.
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