Alister Kennedy

A gaming writer for TheXboxHub, Ali loves the finer things in life, like Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Gaming since the '80s on multiple platforms. Podcast host and video editor.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Dimension Shellshock Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Dimension Shellshock is a must buy for those who enjoyed the 2022 turtle based delight.

NBA 2K24 Review

Missing legend aside, NBA2K24 is a worthwhile upgrade for fans of 2K23. 2K’s yearly package is full to the brim with options

Quake II Review

Quake II is a great value package, well priced and showered with love and care. It may not go on playlist rotation, but it’ll be hard to turn down a game of Quake II when asked.

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Review

Maybe this is not a game of the year contender, but it’s probably a good starting point for the new direction and rejuvenation of Double Dragon.

The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales Review

The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales may not top many game of the year lists, but it is a unique experience that is fun to play throughout its short runtime.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Review 

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is not the best Metroidvania out there, but in a sea full of them, this would definitely be swimming close to the top. That is all thanks to its fantastic combat, upgrade system and setting.

Greyhill Incident Review

Greyhill Incident feels like an unfortunate swing and a miss at a hugely underused slice of horror. Using Greys as a threat should make for a rather tense and scary alien abduction experience, but whilst Greyhill Incident is indeed horrific, sadly it is done so in all the wrong ways.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is special - a game that needs to be experienced by all at least once, it is one of the finest puzzle games you will ever play.

Finishing them with Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 is a game we have had a look at, hands-on via a technical stress test.

Toodee and Topdee Review

Toodee and Topdee is a cleverly thought out game, running nice visuals, a relaxing soundtrack and unique gameplay mechanics.

Star Trek: Resurgence Review

One of the best games of 2023 so far, Star Trek: Resurgence deserves to be spoken about as discussions surround the best Star Trek storyline of all time.

Slicing ‘em up with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre could be the one to dethrone Dead by Daylight, and I can’t wait for full launch in August. 

Super Mega Baseball 4 Review

MLB The Show is still the undisputed king of baseball games. Super Mega Baseball 4 is there for the casual or younger players, but it'll be hard to keep eyes on this for very long.

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Review

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a hugely enjoyable title. No back reading is required here - just a happy trigger finger.

Street Fighter 6 Review

A bursting-at-the-seams package full of things to discover, all while welcoming newcomers and pleasing veterans, Street Fighter 6 is most certainly a game of the year contender.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Review

A sadly undercooked game that shows sparks of promise and a real passion for the source material. Unfortunately it is tough to recommend The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in its current form, especially at full price.

Evil Wizard Review

Evil Wizard takes twisted humour and easy to learn mechanics to craft a Metroidvania, action-RPG that you should take the time to play.

Star Trek Online – Xbox Series X|S Review

The lack of features brought by the Xbox Series X|S upgrade does not detract from the fun available in Star Trek Online, but you’ll need to look past the 2007 graphical style.

Redfall Review

Redfall is a competent action shooter - the only problem is that the market is filled with other options that do things a bit better.

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eFootball 2024 Review

There’s no doubt eFootball 2024 is a flawed game and, if a measly update is all that’s coming each year, it’s hard to see it ever being worthy of your time.

Get groovin’ with Party Animals on Game Pass, Xbox and PC

Available now on Xbox, Game Pass and PC - a console-exclusive, mind you - Party Animals sees up to eight online players (local split-screen is also available) face off in a variety of crazy fighting matches.

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 25 – Autumn

Week two of Series 25 carries on where week one and Summer left off in Forza Horizon 5, as Autumn blows into Mexico and the Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges.

Rule Australia in AFL 23 on Xbox consoles

Whether you are an Aussie Rules novice, or veteran of the sport down under, AFL 23 on Xbox promises to bring new strides to the formula.

Smalland: Survive the Wilds gets December launch on Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC

Currently in Early Access on PC, Merge Games have announced the full release date for their teeny tiny open-world multiplayer survival game - Smalland: Survive the Wilds. And as they do so, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions are confirmed. 

Latest Reviews

Fresh Start Review

You should enjoy Fresh Start for what it is - a simple game that numbs the mind for an hour or two.

MythForce Review

After a brilliantly exciting and nostalgic start, MythForce can never quite live up to that opening.

Sakra – Film Review

Sakra is a long, two-hour jumble of a martial arts epic, but in that jumble is some wuxia gold.

Thunder Ray Review

There’s much to love about Thunder Ray. With multiple difficulties and many different foes to learn attack patterns for, you’ll find Thunder Ray lasting as long as you want it to.

Heavy Duty Challenge Review

Heavy Duty challenge is an odd duck. It looks rough but the actual driving experience is engrossing, even if it is not exactly a laugh a minute.