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. 

Huge new update comes to My Time at Sandrock

The cozy life sim, My Time at Sandrock is getting a massive update on Xbox and PlayStation. And it’s getting it today.

Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery Review

Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery is an entertaining way to spend three or four hours.

11 Xbox or Game Pass releases you need to play in February 2024

What are the 11 Xbox or Game Pass releases from February 2024 that you should be playing?

5 games to play instead of Skull and Bones

If you can’t wait to try out your sea legs and head to the high seas in Skull and Bones, here are 5 Xbox and Game Pass games that have already been making waves.

Converse with the stars in the mystical Grotto

Take part in a mystical, narrative-focused experience with Grotto on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation, as you take on the role of the Soothsayer. 

Get searching in Hidden Through Time 2 on console

If you managed to find your way out of Hidden Through Time then you may want to return to the cozy 2D hidden object world and play its sequel, Hidden Through Time 2: Myths and Magic. 

Enter The House of Da Vinci on Xbox as The House of Tesla electrifies

Experience the renaissance first hand in The House of Da Vinci, a first-person 3D puzzle adventure out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. And then prepare yourself for the electrifying tales of The House of Tesla. 

A new horror scares in Devil Inside Us: Roots of Evil

Get ready to be scared silly as a new horror game is releasing onto Xbox, PlayStation and Switch - Devil Inside Us: Roots of Evil.

Feed the Felines with PuzzlePet – Feed Your Cat

If you’re a cat lover then there seems to be no end of suitably feline games to play on Xbox, from the sublime to the ridiculous. And now comes another, in the form of PuzzlePet - Feed Your Cat. 

The only way is up for Xbox with Climber: Sky is the Limit

Pack up your ropes and crampons and prepare for an adrenaline-fuelled mountain adventure on Xbox in Climber: Sky is the Limit. 

Indie platformer Anomaly Agent comes to Xbox

Dive into the futuristic realm of cyberpunk with Anomaly Agent, a 2D action-platformer releasing onto Xbox and PC via Steam. 

Get lost in space with Remains on Xbox

We’ve had life sims set on islands and in deserts, we’ve had plenty set on farms. Now get ready to survive in the vastness of outer space with Remains, available to play on Xbox today.

Save the prince with Saga of the Moon Priestess 

The latest release from Eastasiasoft - Saga of the Moon Priestess releases onto Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. 

Unleash your animal instincts with The Zebra-Man! coming to PC and console soon

The new adrenaline-fueled, top-down pixel art game The Zebra-Man! is galloping onto Xbox, PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation in early 2024. 

Lil’ Guardsman Review

Lil’ Guardsman surpassed our expectations - it exists in a beautiful and engaging world and is a rare game that manages to be just challenging enough to keep you interested.

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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.