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Vital Force is an indie survival horror on Xbox 360 in which you kill ghosts with a cameraphone. Each of these ropey 'dark beings' manifests to pounding drum and bass music, as if in a terrifying flashback to an early 90s rave. Watch us face our fear in the video below the cut.
With Outside Xbox only a year and a half old, and younger than Trials Evolution, you've probably not been exposed to our intense love of all things Trials. Rest assured, we're all very excited Trials Fusion has arrived on Xbox One and with it the return of just-one-more-go, no-I-can-definitely-do-it-this-time gaming. Seems the perfect opportunity to play a 'friendly' game of multiplayer, right?
Vixenized is an Xbox 360 indie game in which you shoot all the women on an all-women island ('vixens') after they kidnap your fellow plane crash survivors. Also, they fly on giant bats?
Strike Suit Zero is a downloadable space combat game for Xbox One in which you fly a spaceship that transforms (eventually) into a flying giant space robot powered by flux. Watch us pilot one such mighty morphing strike suit through the game's opening missions.
As the member of the Outside Xbox team who is legendarily awful at stealth games, who better to play a full mission of a game that involves carefully scanning the environment, sneaking to a secure location and completing objectives with a minimum of fuss? Andy, obviously. But he was busy, so instead you've got me declaring war on all the Nazi testicles in Africa and Jane struggling to conceal her dismay. We think that works too.
Crytek's free-to-play online shooter Warface is now available to all in the form of an open beta on Xbox 360. It includes the expected competitive multiplayer gunplay, but also globetrotting co-op missions. We wade face-first into Afghanistan and Kosovo in this Warface gameplay.
With its name, its open-world online zombie survival and literally everything else about it, ApocZ invites unflattering comparisons with the all-conquering DayZ. How long can we survive in this Xbox 360 indie game? Find out in ApocZ gameplay.
Spin-offs don't get much more bizarre than Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, in which ultra hardcore hack and slasher Ninja Gaiden now has a neon-lit, cel-shaded, zombie-infested cousin. We've already established Yaiba is a gross jerk, but it's time to fire up the game and see if it has any redeeming features. Join us on a voyage of discovery after the jump.
Like the game before it, Dark Souls 2 is tough, even with its minor concessions to malcoordinated dummies such as we. Rise to the exceptionally stern challenge, though, and you will find an intricate adventure of occasional, intense victories and regular, brutal knockbacks.
Another day, another Xbox Live Indie Game featuring zombies. But this one has a twist: you play as a survivalist hedge fund manager called Joe Wheeler, who pops out from the safety of his underground vault with 100,000 dollars in unmarked bills bulging out of his trousers. Will it help him survive in this cruel zombie apocalypse? Not if the ham-fisted Outside Xbox team have anything to do with it.
If you haven't seen The Lego Movie already, we would wholeheartedly recommend it. It's brilliantly written, very funny and looks absolutely stunning. And if that doesn't convince you, it has Batman in it. Whether or not you've seen the flick, you can still enjoy this Let's Play of the official game, which we've kept as light on spoilers as possible. Watch on for laser betrayal, Willy Shakes and discussion of 'lady spots'.
Bureau: Kendall Rising is an indie crime investigation game and, with its fully voiced dialogue and 3D cutscenes, it can't be faulted for ambition. Watch Mike and I sleuth our way around San Francisco as FBI Agent Kendall, who enjoys yoga, margaritas and smooching suspected arsonists.
Flappy Bird is no longer available for your phone, but there is a similarly aggravating Flappy Bird clone in the Xbox 360's indie games store by the name of Little Flappers. Watch Mike's hard-earned Flappy Bird skills translate to Little Flappers in this gameplay video.
Strider is a side-scroller in which ninja hero Strider Hiryu runs at full ninja tilt, katana-first, into hordes of robotic enemies. Mike and I take this crisp reboot of the 1989 arcade classic for a spin on Xbox One.
Now the Titanfall beta has thrown the doors open to all, hopefully you've experienced Titanfall for yourself. If not, you're missing out on something very special indeed. Ignore the people who say it plays just like Call of Duty because, basically, they're playing it wrong. Titanfall fixes everything people complain about in Call of Duty, including the online insta-deaths and the difficulty less skilled players have with precise twitch shooting. Topping the Titanfall leaderboards involves mastering both the free-running pilot and the heavily armed titan plus finding a loadout for each that works for you. Watch the video and you'll see us get that plate spinning both very wrong and very right.
This whole free-to-play thing gets a bad rap. Within the first 10 minutes of launching World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, we were trundling as a platoon towards the front line and our first victory in customised tanks. At no point did the game grind to a halt and refuse to move until we'd handed over our hard earned. What's more, it's surprisingly fun to play as well, as you attempt to wrestle five tons of diesel-powered pig iron into a tactically advantageous position. See how we managed after the jump.
Xbox indie game Downgate Exodrone Wars mashes up Minecraft with a sci-fi shooter populated by Space Marine-looking space marines. Andy and I storm fortresses and incinerate baddies in the Downgate Exodrone Wars gameplay below the cut.
Attack of the Zombie Horde 2 is a top-down shooter starring the indie store's favourite flesh-hungry foes: vultures. Watch Andy and I wreak bloody co-op havoc in the desert, beset by carrion birds, witch doctors and the zombified rest in this Xbox 360 gameplay.
The original Fable is ten years old this year. To celebrate, Lionhead is releasing Fable Anniversary, an HD remastering of the original game with new visuals, remastered audio and a bunch of tweaks to the gameplay. So how does it look? Hit the jump to find out.
Assassin's Creed's first female protagonist makes it to the big consoles with Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, a remake of 2012's PlayStation Vita original available now on Xbox 360. We take Aveline and her three 'personas' (slave, lady and assassin) for a spin the gameplay after the cut.
The approved spelling of Time Viking and Space Raptor contains several dozen more exclamation marks than typed here but I don't have all day, people. Come have a watch of this psychedelic twin-stick shooter in which I am a time-travelling Norse warrior and Andy is a gravely ill velociraptor.
Remember the bit in Far Cry 3 where you torch a field full of marijuana with a flamethrower while dubstep happens? ZDQ II Ghost Dogs is like that, only there are also zombies and you're being haunted by some ghost dogs, such as were tragically lacking in Call of Duty: Ghosts. See all the above in the ZDQ II Ghost Dogs gameplay after the cut.
Xbox 360 indie game Mummies Rising is a first-person shooter set in a very dark Ancient Egyptian tomb. The aim is to kill lots of reanimated mummies and the secret, in the words of S Club 7, is don't stop moving. We give it a whirl in the Mummies Rising gameplay after the jump.
Swiss police officer Anton Jakob Zellner, protagonist of The Raven, is singularly the worst detective we've ever encountered in a videogame. He has terrible skills of observation and deduction, to the point where the nine-year-old boy in the game is more astute. You feel less like a player and more like a decreasingly patient chaperone to this bumbling wannabe Poirot. He's even got the same moustache as Agatha Christie's character, for pity's sake. Watch the video after the jump as Andy and I investigate what the devil is going on in the first hour of The Raven.
Everyone with a brother or sister has at some point wished they would disappear. Most, however, wouldn't go to the lengths of looking up a spell on the internet and having their wayward sibling kidnapped by monsters from another dimension. That's what happens to Max from Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, but does it make for entertaining gaming? Find out after the jump.
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