Star Wars: Battlefront II (XONE)
Action 17 November 2017
Star Wars: Battlefront II is a sequel to the 2015 multiplayer FPS game and the fourth game in the cult series that was started eleven years earlier by Pandemic. Unlike the previous game, Battlefront II offers both a complex multiplayer mode and a single player campaign set right after the destruction of the second Death Star. Iden Versio, the game's protagonist and the leader of the Empire's special forces, is given the task of avenging the Emperor. Different studios developed different parts of the game. The single player campaign was created by studio Motive, lead by Jade Raymond. Space battles were created by Criterion, and the multiplayer mode, key element of the game, was developed by DICE. Up to forty players can take part in online battles and play one of the four available classes. Additionally, we can customize characters, vehicles, and gadgets. It is worth mentioning that the game presents more than the original trilogy (episodes IV-VI). We will meet, and play as, heroes from different eras of the Star Wars universe, like Rey and Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens or Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace.
Jurassic World: Evolution (XONE)
Created by the seasoned developers from Frontier Developments – a studio known for creating the RollerCoaster Tycoon series) – Jurassic World: Evolution is an economy strategy game set in the universe created for the movie series of Jurassic Park/Jurassic World. The action of the game takes players to a near future, in which human scientists managed to develop a technology allowing them to recreate the DNA of prehistoric reptiles. During the game, a player assumes the role of a manager of an amusement park, in which visitors can see with their own eyes the dinosaurs brought back to life. As befits a tycoon game, the player is tasked with creating and exhibiting new species of the reptiles as well as taking care of the entire park’s infrastructure, visitors’ security, and a number of additional attractions. The main aspect of Jurassic World: Evolution is economy – all actions a player takes have to be aimed at the constant development of the park and increasing the venture’s profitability.
Friday the 13th: The Game (XONE)
Action 26 May 2017
Focusing around the asynchronous multiplayer mode, a third-person action game adaptation of the classic horror movie Friday the 13th. Known for the tactical simulation series Breach & Clear, Gun Media studio is the developer of the game. The key figures connected with the film series, such as Sean S. Cunningham, Kane Hodder, Tom Savini, and Harry Manfredini, have had their hand in the production. The action is set in the close vicinity of the Crystal Lake, a location known from the movies, and gameplay revolves around multiplayer mode for up to 8 players – one player assumes the role of the murderer Jason Voorhees and the others play as his potential victims. Jason needs to, of course, kill every other player, while the victims’ objective is to avoid getting murdered and, with a bit of luck and cooperation, to exterminate the masked psycho. The game is created in a way which gives the players a feeling of constructing their own movie script.
Alien: Isolation (XONE)
Action 07 October 2014
An atmospheric FPP survival horror game set in the iconic universe of Alien. It has been created by Creative Assembly, known from their strategy game series, Total War. The game takes place after the events of first movie, and the developers adapted not only the movie's visual style, but also the it's characteristic atmosphere. We play as Amanda, daughter of Ellen Ripley, the main protagonist of the movie. She sets on a journey to find out what happened to her mother after the Nostromo incident. Gameplay focuses on exploration and searching for clues that will help us solve the mystery. However, the dangerous xenomorph keeps tracking us and, as our heroine stands no chance against this enemy, we have to avoid him at all cost.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (XONE)
Action 28 June 2016
Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers (XONE)
Adventure 26 January 2016
Another installment in a bestselling action-adventure game series based on the license of the LEGO bricks. This title is a result of cooperation between the developers from Traveller’s Tales and the Marvel company. Once again, players visit the amazing world of comic superheroes. The story is based on the Avengers film (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Therefore, you can play as one of the numerous Marvel characters known from both the graphic novels and films, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye. In terms of gameplay, Lego Marvel’s Avengers is not much different from other games in the series, such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Gameplay is presented in third-person perspective and it boils down to exploration, solving puzzles, gathering collectibles, and fighting with opponents.
LEGO Jurassic World (XONE)
Action 12 June 2015
Another reincarnation of the highly popular action-adventure game franchise originated in mid-90’s, sporting a license on the world’s most famous brand of toy bricks. This production by Traveller’s Tales Studios was created for the premiere of the film Jurassic World, however, the game’s story spans across the whole bestselling Jurassic Park trilogy. The game is set on Isla Nublar, an island known from the movie, which is actually a one of a kind amusement park with prehistoric reptiles brought back to life through cloning processes. As a result of a chain of experiments, a new dinosaur species was created by scientist, which is a combination of a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. Unfortunately, the beast escapes, becoming a direct threat to all visitors. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game employs the traditional solutions used in the series, with action-adventure elements and a gallery of characters known from the original movie.
Back to the Future (XONE)
Adventure 13 October 2015
An episodic adventure game based on Back to the Future, the cult film trilogy by Robert Zemeckis. The game was developed by experts in this genre – American studio Telltale Games, also known for such titles as Sam & Max and a couple CSI games. The game depicts the adventures of two film heroes: Marty McFly and the crazy scientist Dr. Emmett Brown, taking off six months after the conclusion of the trilogy. Gameplay boils down to exploration, conversations, puzzle solving, and collecting useful items. The game consists of six episodes, originally distributed in regular time intervals. Back to the Future features colorful, cartoonish graphics. As for the audio, the crazy doctor was voiced by Christopher Lloyd, who reprised his role from the film.
Kingdom Hearts III (XONE)
A third main entry in the popular jRPG series, started in 2002 on PlayStation 2 console. The production, developed by Square-Enix, is a closing act of the story taking place in a unique fantasy universe, which combines the worlds of several movies and TV dramas created by Disney with the Final Fantasy series. The main characters are Sora, Riku, and Kairi from the previous games, along with well-known Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, or Goofy. We witness the final face-off between light and dark, the latter embodied by an organization named XIII, led by master Xehanort. While the visuals have been significantly enhanced, Kingdom Hearts III employs the mechanics and fighting system known from its predecessors. We observe the game’s world from third-person perspective, while during the real-time battles we can count on the support from our two allies, each with a unique set of skills.
LEGO Dimensions (XONE)
Arcade 27 September 2015
Next installment in a bestselling game series devoted to LEGO bricks and developed, as usual, by Traveller’s Tales studio. This title is Warner Bros'. response to the growing popularity of franchises like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This is the first game in the series that uses real LEGO minifigures, which are transferred into virtual word through a special port. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game is not much different from other titles in the series, still being a third-person action-adventure game. You play as various LEGO characters who have to stop evil Lord Vortech from annihilating humanity. The game is available for purchase in several editions devoted to different franchises. Starter pack includes figurines of Gandalf, Wyldstyle, Batman, and Batmobile. However, you can buy individual packs of characters featured in the Return to the Future franchise, LEGO Ninjago sets, DC Comics, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The LEGO Movie Videogame (XONE)
Action 07 February 2014
An action game with elements of 3D platformer, based on a popular franchise of toy bricks. This game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, known for such titles as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO The Lord of the Rings. The plot in The LEGO Movie Videogame is based on the corresponding movie. The main protagonist, named Emmet, is an ordinary young man, who gets mistaken for a superhero. Together with his friends Emmet has to challenge the cruel Lord Business. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions that worked well in Traveller’s Tales’ previous games. One innovation in this game is the world design – environments are now entirely built of bricks, which lets you rebuild them freely. As it is always the case with LEGO games, apart from single player experience The LEGO Movie Videogame offers cooperative gameplay for two players.
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier (XONE)
An adventure game set in the universe created for the movie series called Planet of the Apes. The game is a debut project of the British Imaginati studio, which has been established under Imaginarium Productions. The action of Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is set between the events shown in the movies titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. A player can follow the adventures of the primates, who have separated themselves from the group being in the center of the movies in order to hide in the forests and caves throughout the Rocky Mountains. The harsh conditions and hunger have forced them to abandon their hideout - the only way for the herd to survive is to launch an attack on a small farm inhabited by humans. Gameplay mechanics of Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier draws from the solutions known from the games developed by Telltale Games. During the game, a player does not control the characters directly and does not explore the locations - his role is limited to selecting particular dialog options. These choices determine the story’s direction (some decisions might result in the deaths of certain key characters) and ending. The game delivers high-quality visuals - the developers have based their game on the technology offered by Unreal Engine 4. A player is bound to appreciate the detailed character models and their rich animations.
LEGO The Hobbit (XONE)
Action 08 April 2014
LEGO The Hobbit is a 3D action platformer and an adaptation of the movies Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It was developed by Traveller's Tales, a studio that specializes in LEGO games (i.e. LEGO Star Wars and LEGO The Lord of The Rings). During their adventures, the players can play as Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves on their dangerous journey to retrieve the treasures of Smaug the dragon. The game's campaign presents the most important parts of the films in a rather humorous way. Just like in the previous LEGO games, gameplay in LEGO The Hobbit combines dynamic action, thrilling combat, arcade elements, and logical puzzles and riddles.
RPG 12 July 2016
A co-op-oriented TPP role-playing action game by FireForge Games, based on the popular movie series of the same name. Although the game's release coincides with the release of another movie in the franchise, their plots are not directly connected, and players become a beginner ghost hunters, whose task is to clean Manhattan of various wraiths and other spectral nuisances. The game is focused on completing a series of story quests, which consist mainly of fighting the ghosts haunting Manhattan – from common poltergeists to powerful bosses, which you can only defeat by maintaining good cooperation between the members of your team. Every member has a unique personality and fighting style. The characters can also level up, and the game features the weapons known from the movies, including the iconic proton pack.
TRON RUN/r (XONE)
Arcade 16 February 2016
A third-person arcade game developed by a Disney Interactive's proprietary studio. The game is based on the famous science-fiction movie franchise, TRON. The action takes place in a virtual world located within a computer system. The protagonist, Kevin Flynn, is a programmer and the main character of the original 1982 movie. The gameplay mechanics were inspired by a popular genre existing on mobile devices - games known as endless runners. However, this game introduces a series of changes required for it to fit into the specifics of regular gaming systems. The individual routes in the game are not infinite or even randomly generated, each has its starting and ending points. The game offers two different types of routes that can be traveled sprinting on foot or sitting on a motorbike. Each of the routes available is filled with different traps and threats that have to be avoided by performing risky stunts. When running, the player also collects different bonuses and fights enemies in occasional combat sequences.
Alien: Isolation - The Trigger (XONE)
Action 03 March 2015
Alien: Isolation - The Trigger is the fifth and final DLC for the science fiction horror game Alien: Isolation developed by Creative Assembly. This DLC is available for the game's season pass owners, but can also be bought separately. The expansion takes place prior to the events of the main game. We play as Ricardo, who, along with his supervisor, tries to remove a xenomorph from Sewastopol's deck. The Trigger does not introduce any new game modes or features and focuses on the already known Survivor mode. We explore three previously inaccessible areas of Sewastopol, with the disabled robot storage being one of them. All the time we have to hide from the murderous alien creature and the less, but still, dangerous androids. The entire expansion is a nice challenge for those who like survival because the new maps are filled with narrow corridors where it's difficult to find a hideout. The Alien that hunts us moves fast and is extremely responsive to any kind of activity or action we take.
Alien: Isolation - Trauma (XONE)
Action 01 December 2014
The second DLC to the first-person survival horror game called Alien: Isolation, and at the same time a part of the season pass. This expansion delivers three new story missions available to play in the Survival Mode. The Trauma add-on introduces a new character. Dr. Lingard, who is a medical officer on the Sevastopol Station, feels responsible for letting the Alien onboard the station. She is tasked with destroying all the data and research findings regarding the fare dodger. On her mission, the woman helps the remaining members of the crew. She has to avoid numerous threats lurking onboard the station. The Survival Mode involves earning points, which are summed up at the end of each level. The player is awarded points for the time he spends playing the game, the “quality” of his playthrough, and additional challenges he managed to complete.