Gemma Young

I'm a part-time gamer and a full-time writer of science-y things. On the few odd occasions that I'm able to wrestle the Xbox controller away from the avid gamers in my family, I enjoy spending time playing puzzle and adventure games.

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10 of the best new Xbox and Game Pass releases for April 2024

What are the 10 finest games set to release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and through Game Pass in April 2024?

Harold Halibut – the stop-motion underwater Game Pass adventure you will want to play

It’s safe to say that Harold Halibut caught our attention and imagination with its unique style, setting and story.

Relax and just build with Match Village

Start a tranquil journey of creativity and strategy with Match Village, a minimalist puzzle and strategy game that invites players to build vibrant villages on colourful islands. 

Racing Revival: Top Racer Collection Drives onto Xbox and more

The adrenaline-packed thrill of 16-bit racing from the 90s is making a return in Top Racer Collection. 

A dark fantasy journey awaits in The Tales of Bayun

The Tales of Bayun transports players to a world based on fairy tales and legends, where fascinating stories with unexpected plot twists await. 

Unravel the dark mysteries of The Inquisitor

Prepare to delve into The Inquisitor, a dark fantasy adventure game released onto Xbox, PlayStation and PC today.

Blast your way through Mustache In Hell

Join John Mustache and his iconic mustache in a hilarious twin stick bullet hell action game packed with non-stop excitement. 

Survive dinner time in Cannibal Abduction

Prepare for a bone-chilling horror experience as Cannibal Abduction comes to consoles. This southern-style nightmare promises to satisfy the cravings of horror fans everywhere.

Dungeon crawling with a twist in Dungeonoid 2 Awakening

Prepare for a nostalgic journey through classic dungeon crawling with a block-busting twist in Dungeonoid 2 Awakening. 

Dive into the twisted world of Alisa Developer’s Cut

Arriving on consoles, Alisa is an homage to cult-classic 90's survival horror.

Start an epic quest in Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan

From CollectorVision is Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan, an 8-bit action-adventure platformer game out on Xbox and PlayStation now.

Scientific shenanigans with Dr. Frank’s Build a Boyfriend on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch

Dr. Frank's Build a Boyfriend from developers Ratalaika Games is released onto Xbox, PlayStation and Switch. 

All Aboard for a Pirate’s Life with High Sea Saga DX

Ahoy, me hearties! If you’re looking for a swashbuckling pirate-based game then High Sea Saga DX might be worth a look.

An epic adventure awaits with Adrian’s Tale on Xbox

In Adrian's Tale players take on the role of a pint-sized hero with a big quest ahead. This action-adventure promises a captivating journey through a mysterious plot. It releases onto Xbox today.

The pint-sized hero returns in Mighty Aphid 2 on Xbox and PlayStation

Prepare for the ultimate showdown as ‘World War Worm’ unfolds in Victoria in Mighty Aphid 2, releasing onto Xbox and PlayStation today. 

Unleash cursed energy with Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash

Coming from developers Bandai Namco, Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash invites players to step into the intense world of Jujutsu Kaisen

GINSHA: A Pixelated Extraterrestrial Adventure on Xbox

GINSHA invites Xbox players to experience a pixelated action adventure platformer like no other.

Vigilante justice at the fore in Project Downfall on Xbox and Switch 

Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience in the cyberpunk world of Project Downfall on Xbox and Nintendo Switch. 

Enter the Dark Hour with the revamped Persona 3 Reload on Game Pass

Persona 3 Reload is a reimagining of the genre-defining RPG, released onto Xbox, PC and PlayStation. The game is also available on Game Pass.

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Looking Back to 2012 and the super sexy combos of Devil May Cry HD Collection

For those of you who have been living under a rock or deep in the jungle for the last ten years, the Devil May Cry games feature a protagonist called Dante. And this is Dante when he was just effortlessly cool...

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 32 – Autumn

Storm Season is rolling into Forza Horizon 5, and with it dawns a whole new week’s worth of Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges in Series 32 Autumn, mainly focusing on the racing

Goons: Legends & Mayhem takes on Mario Strikers!

Announced back in the early months of 2023, Goons: Legends & Mayhem has got something about it. Mostly a bit of Mario Strikers and a bit of Windjammers! Them's good things though, yeah?

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

Taking a look at the best cars and tunes needed to complete the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges on Xbox, Game Pass and PC

Latest Reviews

For the Warp Review

There’s a Hall of Fame when it comes to deckbuilding roguelikes, and For the Warp visits the hall rather than cements its place.

Botany Manor Review

While it’s a smaller variety of plant, Botany Manor is inordinately pretty and comforting.

Let’s! Revolution! Review

Let's! Revolution! feels like a breath of fresh air.

Orion Haste Review

There are worse shooters out there than Orion Haste, but there are also many that are a lot better. Including Contra: Operation Galuga…

the World According to Girl Review

the World According to Girl has an interesting premise, but rather fittingly fails to execute the grand plan and falls short of being the great game it could be.