FIFA 17 (XONE)
Sports 27 September 2016
Another installment of the leading sports game series by EA Sports, featuring a great many licensed national teams and top-league football clubs. Apart from the well-known elements of the franchise and a wide range of varied singleplayer and multiplayer modes, FIFA 17 is the first game in the series to also feature a story campaign, called “The Journey.” In this mode, you play as Alex Hunter, a young footballer starting his career in the Premier League, and your task – apart from playing the matches – is to participate in many side activities. Mechanics-wise, the creators focused on polishing such aspects of the gameplay as offensive techniques, set pieces, physical clashes, and the opponents' AI. An important novelty is also the fact that FIFA 17 is the first game in the franchise to utilize the esteemed Frostbite engine, known from e.g. the Battlefield series.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (XONE)
Sports 13 September 2016
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a sports game, a football simulator, released by Konami, from Japan. Contrary to its rival franchise - FIFA by Electronic Arts - Pro Evolution Soccer doesn't have the license of the International Football Federation, but makes it up with licenses for the Champions League, Europe League, and Europe Supercup. The 2017 edition introduces a slew of novelties, available only on the 8th generation consoles - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These are, among others, the Precise Pass system, responsible for behavior of the ball during passes, or Real Touch - the way the players control the ball. The game also allows setting advanced tactics and immediate changing of the attitude of our team from offensive into defensive. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 offers different game modes for single and multiplayer. myClub makes a comeback in this part - building your own team - and Master League, with an overhauled system for negotiation transfers. Just like last year, the visuals were provided by Fox Engine.
EA Sports UFC 2 (XONE)
Sports 15 March 2016
The second installment in the new sports series launched by EA Sports in 2014 as a spiritual successor to the UFC Undisputed franchise. Like the title suggests, the gameplay is focused on MMA matches and concentrates on recreating this spectacular sport as faithfully and realistically as possible. The most noteworthy among the novelties introduced in EA Sports UFC 2 are the numerous enhancements in the combat model (especially the ground game) and the new Knockout Physics system, responsible for executing powerful and spectacular finishing strikes. The game offers the widest selection of actual male and female MMA fighters thus far, as well as a wide range of single and multiplayer modes, especially the career mode that lets us lead our character from the bottom up to the top of leaderboards. The game also features the Ultimate Team collectible card mode known from other productions of EA Sports.
Rocket League (XONE)
Sports 17 February 2016
A futuristic sports game created by Psyonix Studios. This is a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars released in 2008 on PS3. The game features an extraordinary version of soccer, in which players drive uniquely customized rocket-powered cars, trying to get the ball into the opponent’s goal. Cars possess an array of special powers, which can be modified as you progress with over a hundred different gadgets. Matches are played on special cage-shaped arenas with power-ups scattered across them. The game lets you play through a full league season against AI, the pinnacle however, is the multiplayer, both online and local. As compared with the previous game, this one has noticeably better graphics and improved physics engine.
FIFA 16 (XONE)
Sports 22 September 2015
Another installment in one of the longest and most popular football video game series, whose consecutive parts has been developed by EA Sports Studios ceaselessly for over 20 years. As always, the game lets you pick your favorite national team or club from one of the world’s most renowned leagues. Exciting challenges await you across many game modes in both single and multiplayer. Aside from recurring classic solutions and refined audiovisuals, one of the most interesting additions in FIFA 16 are women’s football teams. Their number may not be very impressive, as there are only 12 women's national teams, and women cannot compete with men. However, just as their male counterparts, female players are faithfully recreated, both in terms of appearance and their characteristic play styles.
Sports 02 December 2016
A sandbox extreme winter sports simulation game by Ubisoft, set in faithfully recreated regions of the Alps and Alaska, divided into several open-world sectors. There you can go skiing or snowboarding, or even take to the skies with a paraglider or a wingsuit. The gameplay is purely arcade-like, so you need to both ride fast and execute spectacular tricks. During the game you can try to beat a wide range of challenges such as time trials or stunts. Steep also places emphasis on the social aspect, thanks to which you can create your own challenges and make them available to other players. The system is complemented by online rankings, although you can forego the rivalry and simply enjoy the wintry landscapes.
WWE 2K17 (XONE)
Sports 11 October 2016
Another installment in the series of wrestling sport games. It is the fourth full-fledged installment of the series developed by studio Yuke in cooperation with Visual Concepts under the watchful eye of 2K Games. WWE 2K17 expands the mechanics used in the previous entry in the franchise. The developers decided to recreate the fights between real wrestlers from WWE and NXT federations in as realistic way as possible. Among the playable characters there are both real stars and promising beginners. Traditionally, there are also a few legends of this popular sport that once were triumphant on the wrestling arenas. As for the mechanics, the title offers even more realistic combat system that enables the player not only to deal hits, but to knock an opponent over, throw him or use various objects during the fights as well.
NBA 2K17 (XONE)
Sports 20 September 2016
Another installment in the popular basketball video game series. In comparison to the previous title in the series, the mechanics have not been altered in any major way. Once again, the players receive access to a complex basketball simulator, in which they can face NBA league teams, or the national teams of US and Australia. Aside from the basic options, allowing the player to engage in single- or multiplayer matches, the creators also included modes such as MyGM and MyLeague. These modes allow the player to take the reins of managing the team, deciding on the color of the outfits, or the logo visible on players’ shirts. The visuals are once again top notch, with an interesting feature in the form of a face recognition system, which allows the players to transfer their likeness to the virtual basketball court.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (XONE)
Sports 13 November 2014
Another installment of the annually released sports games series, constituting the primary alternative for the football productions released by EA Sports. It was developed, as was the whole franchise and all the other installments in it, by the Japanese media giant, Konami. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 traditionally offers an opportunity to lead top football clubs from all over the world to victory in subsequent tournaments: from league matches through various cups and ending with championships. In the latest PES Master League Online was replaced by the myClub mode, as a response to the Ultimate Team known from the FIFA series. The single player gameplay is complemented by a usual set of online modes that allow us to compete against players from all around the globe. Thanks to the capabilities of the 8th-generation consoles, the game's physics and graphics were improved, as were the AI algorithms and audience behavior.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (XONE)
Sports 15 September 2015
Another installment in one of the longest-standing and most popular soccer game series, whose consecutive iterations have been appearing since 1996, consequently developed by the Japanese company Konami. The 2016 edition, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the franchise, offers lots of innovations in addition to the usual wide array of options and play modes. First of all, opponents’ artificial intelligence in 1 on 1 duels, as well as its in-air play was improved, and new algorithms for goalkeepers were added. When it comes to the technical aspects, the game features significantly improved graphics, and, for the first time in the history of the series, dynamically changing weather. The in-game players received many new animations (including celebrations), and the ball physics and the collision system were enhanced. During the matches, you can listen to a duet of new commentators: Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann. For the first time in the series, the game features also European league cups, including Champions League, European League, and European Super Cup.
NHL 17 (XONE)
Sports 13 September 2016
Another installment in a series of popular sports games devoted to ice hockey and developed by EA Sports since the middle 90s. In terms of the mechanics, NHL 17 does not bring any significant changes to what the players have experienced before. However, the game brings several novelties and upgrades as usual. The creators mainly enhanced the AI of the goalkeepers, improved the physics affecting the hockey players during close encounters, modified the systems of passes and spins, as well as added several new celebrations. For the first time in the series, the player can take part in world competitions with national teams competing for the victory (International Tournament Mode). The list of gameplay variants available is complemented by modes the fans are already familiar with, such as Draft Champions or Franchise Mode - the latter features an extensive "Be a GM" component. Interestingly, NHL 17 features Arena Creator as well, which allows us to create the ice hockey rink of our dreams.
FIFA 15 (XONE)
Sports 23 September 2014
Another edition of a popular soccer game series, whose consecutive installments have been appearing yearly for over two decades, developed a Canadian giant and its subsidiary EA Sports. Traditionally, the game offers a full spectrum of single and multiplayer modes, including Be a Pro and the Tournaments returning after an absence in previous iterations. The new edition is more dynamic than its predecessor and brings about a wide array of changes, such as improved AI, new tactical options, and more freedom in the set pieces. Since FIFA 15 is the first game in the series released on the eight generation consoles and powered by the advanced Ignite engine, the most visible changes are related to the graphics. The ones standing out are remodeled players, accurately imitating profiles and faces of their real-life counterparts. Players react properly to the situation on the pitch, argue with the referee, or scuffle with opponents.
FIFA 14 (XONE)
Sports 22 November 2013
A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.
Tour de France 2016 (XONE)
Sports 16 June 2016
Another installment in a series of sports games regarding one of the most important cycling events in the world. It was developed by the Cyanide studio. Similar to the previous installments, the game was released in two different versions - one for PCs and the other for consoles. Pro Cycling Manager 2016 for PC is a typical manager game, which does not give direct control over bikers to the player. Rather, the player's task here is to lead their team to success through managing different aspects of running a cycling team. On the other hand, Tour de France 2016 for consoles is a typical arcade game that casts the player in the role of a single cyclist. Applying different tactics on the road, the player competes against others in order to win the yellow shirt of the leader. As usual, this installment uses all the necessary licenses - the player observes virtual representations of real cyclists and their teams, as well as faithfully recreated tracks. Apart from the titular Tour de France, the game offers a variety of other popular cycling events.
WWE 2K16 (XONE)
Sports 27 October 2015
Another installment in the launched in 2000 WWF Smackdown! game series devoted to wrestling, which is popular in some English-speaking countries. Once more, the game was developed by the Yuke's studio, working under the aegis of 2K Games, which have been responsible for the series since 2012. However, unlike last year's installment, WWE 2K16 appeared only on consoles. Title features the widest, so far, range of more than 120 characters, among whom there are both present (male and female) wrestling celebrities as well as legends of the sport. Game traditionally provides a large set of updates and fixes. Rebuilt controls, new aiming system that enables us to aim our strikes at any part of opponent's body, and new kinds of props which we can use during combat, are the most notable ones. In addition to the usual MyCareer mode, in which we create our own character and lead him through subsequent stepping stones, the game features a come back of the 2K Showcase mode, in which we recreate the most iconic battles in the history of WWE.
NBA 2K16 (XONE)
Sports 29 September 2015
Another edition of an annually released sports game series devoted to basketball, developed jointly by Visual Concepts and the publisher of the franchise, 2K Games. NBA 2K16 employs the well-proven mechanics of the series, offering user-friendly controls that achieve the perfect balance between simulation and arcade, as well as the traditional wide array of play modes for both single and multiplayer. The main game mode is MyCareer, prepared under the eye of a famous American movie director Spike Lee. This ensured a compelling story enriched with subplots more or less connected to sport. The creators also introduced a bunch of gameplay improvements, mostly focused around player control. Moreover, graphics was enhanced, becoming much more detailed - including things like the players’ shoes. You can also appreciate more detailed and better animated crowds.
WWE 2K15 (XONE)
Sports 18 November 2014
Another edition of a popular wrestling simulator, developed annually since the release of 2002's WWE Raw. After the liquidation of THQ, the original publisher of the game, Take Two, became the official owner of the franchise. The new edition was created as a result of cooperation between Yuke's (the creators of the previous editions) and the Visual Concepts studio, the developer of the NBA 2K series. WWE 2K15 combines the best mechanics developed over the years with next-gen visuals, offering completely new game modes. The controls were modified, so that they are more intuitive, and the game features even more moves for the player to perform. However, the largest change brought by this edition lies in the visual aspect. Thanks to the new motion-capture technology, more detailed character models, improved graphics, animations, lighting effects, and substantially richer commentary, the new edition highlights the series successful debut on the 8th generation of consoles.
Handball 17 (XONE)
Sports 15 November 2016
Another edition of the most popular game series devoted to handball, developed by Bigben Interactive in cooperation with EKO Software. Mechanics-wise, Handball 17 does not deviate significantly from its predecessor. The developer didn’t bother with management and other non-sports elements and focused on the gameplay itself, putting emphasis on the incredibly important tactical layer. In the game, we can lead one of 82 licensed teams of the leading European handball leagues (e.g. French, German, or Spanish) to victory. Compared to the previous installment of the series, the production is characterized by visibly enhanced artificial intelligence which manifests both in the behavior of our rivals and our own players. Apart from that, the developers significantly revamped the controls and made them much more user-friendly for beginners thanks to numerous tutorials and hint systems.