It's been a while since the heyday of the endless runner, but that doesn't mean there isn't a place on console for the madness that they bring. And with the launch of Top Run on Xbox One, you can be sure that you'll have the chance to feel the need... for speed.
Whether you do indeed hate running backwards, or forwards for that matter, the latest infinite runner I Hate Running Backwards has made its grand entrance on consoles and PC today, bringing with it a variety of recognisable heroes!
We love SnowRunner. In fact, whilst we fully understand that the slow, rather intricate nature of the beast won't be appealing to everyone, for those who are looking to immerse themselves in an off-road world, we're not sure there's anything better. Today though we get the chance to Haul & Hustle like never before, as SnowRunner's Season 6 content rolls out.
We think we’ve found the perfect way to describe curiosity ‘No Thing’. It’s an endless-turner, to borrow a naming structure from endless-runners, as you are constantly moving, but instead of changing lanes or making well-timed jumps, you are turning whenever there’s a corner.
Sure Footing first launched on PC way back in 2018, but judging by the Steam reviews, it fell away with divisive thoughts. Now though Table Flip Games are moving to the console market in hope that their cute little infinite runner can find a home, with Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players now able to enjoy the Play Anywhere madness.
Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have recently bolstered the SnowRunner experience through paid DLC in the form of Season 2: Explore & Expand, but now the off-roading simulation is about to get wilder. That’s because mods are finally available for SnowRunner on Xbox One and PlayStation 4!
Fast paced, ultra violent combat. An original sci-fi setting. Post-apocalyptic themes. An endlessly engaging dance with death. Ghostrunner ticks a whole ton of boxes and right now it's available to purchase, download and play on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, with upgraded Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions due to hit further down the line.
Whilst games like Sonic have been asking us to complete excessively difficult stages in the fastest time possible for many years now, it’s only recently that we’ve become accustomed to the term ‘speedrunning’.
Nowadays you see, speedrunning is a well-known genre of its own and has a near cult following within the world of gaming. With most games on the market providing an opportunity for the speedrunning community to claim the title of fastest completion, there’s no surprise that we’re starting to see games designed specifically to put those clever speedrunners’ skills to the test.
That’s where SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell comes in.
With family and friends frequently gathering around the dinner table, party games have become a bit of a commodity at my place. Of course, games such as Cluedo and Monopoly have long been hit favourites in the party game genre, but with the console community quickly growing, and the old school board games slowly being replaced by interactive online experiences, we now have many party games to choose from on console. With many options though, it usually takes something special in order for us to head back in again and again - can SpeedRunners be that game? Does it contain the memorable party magic needed, or will we push it to the back of our hard drives like a dusty old game of mousetrap, never to be seen again?