Dying Light's co-op mode lets you complete any of the single-player campaign's missions with the help of up to three parkouring clones. In this Xbox One gameplay, Mike, Andy and I free run to the video rental store because we need anti-zombification medicine and a man named Gazi needs a VHS tape for his scarecrow mother. Best not to ask.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 isn't just baffling swearing and overzealous pointing, you know. There's also Raid Mode, a wave-based challenge mode in which you and a friend dispatch hordes of shuffling undead with unlockable weapons, synchronised melee attacks and dance emotes. See us playing it in local split-screen co-op after the jump.
Battlefield Hardline's Beta launches on 3 February on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Hit the jump to see Andy and me face off in the brand new Heist mode and in the riotously entertaining Hotwire mode we played previously.
Life is Strange is a stylish, talky episodic adventure in the Telltale mould. Show of the Week inspects the first episode and profiles indie protagonist Max Caulfield, whose taste for vintage camera gear makes her one of the five secret hipster game protagonists cooler than we will ever be.
Mike discovers a talent for blowing up the gas cannisters on the backs of hazmat-suited zombies in our first co-op outing in open-world zombie basher Dying Light. No-one discovers a talent for battling the enormous heavyweight zombie twirling a chunk of concrete rebar.
We thought you got to hell by doing bad things such as murder or walking slowly with people behind you, but there are loads of alternative routes to the hot place, say videogames. If you need to get down there in a hurry, consider your many transport options.
Saints Row 'expandalone' Gat Out Of Hell is a pretty slim package. There's not much in the way of story missions and the objective is just to cause as much trouble as possible with the various open-world activities. Fortunately, Saints Row is never not fun in co-op; the way to make the most of the game's two hours of content is as a twosome.
In the episodic Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Barry Burton searches for his daughter Moira with the help of a psychic little girl called Natalia, who does a lot of pointing and being creepy. Meet them both in this new Xbox One gameplay.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 stars series veteran Barry Burton in addition to the less beardy Claire Redfield. Revelations 2 is set 13 years after the original Resident Evil game, which puts Barry in his early fifties; he's looking pretty good for his age. Take a peek in this new gameplay.
The regular multiplayer maps in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are fine, but until now none of them included a mechanical clown that fires bombs out of its head. New map Sideshow does just that, at last, and comes in Havoc, the DLC collection of four new multiplayer maps and the new Exo Zombies mode. Witness Sideshow gameplay, along with action from the rest of the maps, after the jump.
Exo Zombies is the new co-op zombies mode for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that comes with the imminent Havoc DLC. Watch on for zombies wearing exo suits, a celebrity cast, and the new zombies-exclusive weapon known as the CEL 3 Cauterizer, a directed energy shotgun with three rotating barrels.
I'm as big a fan of Game of Thrones as the next person, but the Xbox 360 RPG based on George R.R. Martin's brutal fantasy world was deeply disappointing. Telltale's recent effort was a definite improvement and we're fascinated to see where it leads, but it doesn't give you the freedom to wander off exploring. If you want an experience that blends the elements of Game of Thrones that make it so popular with a fully fleshed-out fantasy world, The Witcher 3 may well be the answer.
At sundown, open-world zombie basher Dying Light swaps your regular zombies for ickier, meaner variants called volatiles. Show of the Week sees how these nocturnal jerks stack up against the special shamblers of other disgusting zombie games.
Hideo Kojima recently presented a new addition to Big Boss's arsenal for Metal Gear Solid 5: a chicken hat. The hat makes guards ignore you, which makes the game easier, but you will look ridiculous, and Kojima is literally calling you a chicken. This is only the latest in a long and humiliating history of games taking pity on us for sucking at them.
The hell imagined by Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is a city full of neon signs and lava pits, where William Shakespeare is a disc-jockeying nightclub magnate. Andy meets the damned DJ and runs amok with an explosive frog launcher in this Xbox One gameplay.
Well, they finally caught up with us. After a valiant fourteen-hour standoff and the weirdest ransom demands you've ever heard, Outside Xbox has been put in the slammer. Fortunately, the prisons in The Escapists (arriving on Xbox One in February) are riddled with security holes and design flaws. The question is, which one to take advantage of so that we can break out and continue our spree?
The original Resident Evil is famed for its eccentric voice acting and cheesy lines. When the game was remade for the Gamecube in 2002, the script was rewritten to make it sound marginally more natural. We get these new lines in the 2015 version of the game, Resident Evil HD Remaster, since it is an HD spitshine of that Gamecube remake. Compare and contrast the rewritten scenes in the following video.
Saints Row might have started in 2006 as a tacky Grand Theft Auto rip-off, but in the nine years since it's found a voice of its own, with ever sillier stories and a nice line in cheeky videogame parody. We're not saying it's better than GTA, but it beats its big-budget progenitor on number of counts; discover which in Show of the Week, featuring Saints Row IV 'expandalone' Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell.
If you're a scientist or an inventor in a videogame, watch your back. The chances are good you will die at the hands of your creation, or at the giant rusty drill arm of your creation. Why did you even give it one of those? Consider these seven geniuses killed by their best work. (Be careful of spoilers in the video below, although none are for games newer than 2013.)
We ship off to the Halo 5 multiplayer beta's new map Regret in base-capturing Strongholds mode, there to lock down bases and bogart the rocket launcher. In this new mode, teams must capture and hold a map's three bases, and control at least two bases to earn points.
More Far Cryathlon from the twisted minds that brought you the Tuk Tuk Ski Jump and the Release the Hounds Far Cry 4 challenges. My custom contribution to the most thrilling spectacle in videogame sports is the King of the Swingers assault course, wherein participants grapple and swing to victory and avoid mashing Ajay Ghale's pretty face against a solid wall of unyielding rock.
Assassin's Creed: Unity DLC Dead Kings is available to download imminently (from January 13). This free DLC adds five hours to the game by giving Arno a trip away from the city of Paris to the town of Franciade, known as Saint-Denis prior to the church-hatin' Revolution.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition's system for crafting armour, plaideweave is a cheery yellow fabric that confers protection against electrical damage, among other things. It's like a magic tartan Faraday cage and every cloth wearer on Team Inquisition looks goddamn fabulous in it.
Resident Evil HD Remaster reminds us of a time when zombies were slow, camera angles were fixed and everyone in the process of turning into a zombie left behind a tragic diary to be discovered at a later date. Show of the Week sizes up this spitshined remake and fondly recalls some of its more idiosyncratic touches that you definitely wouldn't find in later Resident Evil games.
Kalimba is a charming yet brain-boiling puzzler for Xbox One in which you control two cutesy totem creatures at the same time. It looks like it's for kids but will straight up ruin your puny, fully-developed adult brain. Kalimba is available to download on Xbox One. Imagine trying to rub your stomach and pat your head, only your head is also made of lava.