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2.5 DXBOX ONE Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

Xbox One is the 8th generation console and the third in the Xbox family from Microsoft (a successor to Xbox 360). It was released on November 22nd, 2013, initially only in 13 countries over the world. Another 26 markets received XOne officially on September 5th, 2014. Just like its biggest rival from Sony (PlayStation 4), the console is based on components from AMD – 8-core Jaguar CPU and 1,23 teraflops GPU.

Dragon Ball FighterZ (XONE)
Dragon Ball FighterZ (XONE)

Fighting 26 January 2018

Dragon Ball FigtherZ is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco where characters from the popular Dragon Ball universe fight each other. Unlike the previous Dragon Ball games, FighterZ uses the Tag Battle mechanics. We create a team of three different characters between which we can switch anytime we want to when fighting. Doing so allows us to execute powerful combos and special attacks. The battle ends when all of our characters have zero health points. Action takes place on 2D arenas, but all of the remaining elements of the game are 3D. It allowed the developers to use advanced graphical effects and stylized animations to make the game look like the classic anime.

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Injustice 2 (XONE)
Injustice 2 (XONE)

Fighting 16 May 2017

A sequel to the 2013 arcade fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios, known for the latest Mortal Kombat games. Like in its predecessor, in Injustice 2 you play as the characters from the DC universe, fighting each other in violent duels. The game features minimal plot, in which Batman and his supporters try to rebuild the society, but at the same time have to fight against Superman and his allies. Among the chaos, a new danger appears, threatening to wipe out all of humanity. Mechanics-wise, Injustice 2 is a spectacular Mortal Kombat-like 2.5D fighting game, although it's not as violent. You can play as either a hero or a villain; available characters include Superman, the Flash, Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. The sequel also allows for modifying your chosen character. During the gameplay, you earn new equipment, which can alter not only your character's appearance, but also their abilities.

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Mortal Kombat XL (XONE)
Mortal Kombat XL (XONE)

Fighting 01 March 2016

An expanded edition of Mortal Kombat X by NetherRealm, released in April 2015 as the tenth installment in the cult fighting game series which was launched back in 1992 on arcade machines. The action takes place 25 years after the events of the original game and tells a completely new story, in which new characters, for example: Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade’s daughter, play a major role. The gameplay mechanics were not changed significantly – it is still a 2.5D fighting game that puts emphasis on special attacks and spectacular finishers. Mortal Kombat XL contains all DLCs released as a part of the original game's season pass. Apart from a large variety of various skins for the available warriors, their biggest attraction are bonus playable fighters such as the four-armed Goro, Tremor, Tanya Tri-Borg, Bo’ Rai Cho, as well as iconic movie characters like Predator, Xenomorph, Jason Voorhees, or Leatherface.

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Mortal Kombat X (XONE)
Mortal Kombat X (XONE)

Fighting 14 April 2015

A sequel to the 2011 game created by NetherRealm, which restored the leading position in gaming to Mortal Kombat, a long-standing, cult fighting game franchise launched in 1993 by the Midway / Acclaim duet. Once again, we get a wide array of playable fighters – both known from the previous games in the series, as well as brand new ones. Moreover, each one comes in several varieties, differing in tactics and combat style. Duels are fought on 2.5D arenas filled with interactive elements that you can use in combat. There is of course no shortage of spectacular finishers, so-called fatalities. The game’s core features an expansive story mode set 25 years after the events presented in the previous game. The authors implemented numerous both local and online multiplayer modes, enabling the players to compete with one another in a global struggle for primacy.

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Unravel (XONE)
Unravel (XONE)

Arcade 09 February 2016

An action-logic platform game created by Coldwood Interactive in cooperation with the Electronic Arts company. You play as Yarny, a character made of yarn, who travels across various locations, inspired by the landscape of northern Scandinavia, in search of traces of his long lost family. Scores of adventures await you, requiring you to cleverly use the protagonist’s unique ability of unraveling his own body. He can use some of the yarn he is made of to create a bridge or catch a fish and use it to cross a river. The game features impressive, fully 3D graphics, although presented in 2.5D perspective, resembling LittleBigPlanet.

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Never Alone (XONE)
Never Alone (XONE)

Arcade 18 November 2014

A platformer with puzzle game features, developed by Upper One Game studio. The story of Never Alone is based on Inuit beliefs, with players taking control of a young girl from the Inupiaq tribe who sets on a dangerous journey with her white fox to save her people and stop the arrival of the eternal blizzard. During her adventure, she will meet many creatures from Inuit legends, such as Sky People, Rolling Heads or Blizzard Man. Never Alone presents its world from the side perspective, as we traverse vast levels, avoid traps, fight enemies and solve puzzles. The single player campaign lets us switch between the girl and the fox, both of which have unique abilities that are necessary to progress; however, control is split between two players in the cooperation mode. Never Alone features good-looking three-dimensional visuals accompanied by a soundtrack based on traditional Inuit music. Interestingly, the narrator speaks in Inuit language and the dialogue is translated into English through subtitles.

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Little Nightmares (XONE)
Little Nightmares (XONE)

Arcade 28 April 2017

A platformer game by Tarsier Studios. The player assumes the role of Six, a heroine who was kidnapped by monsters and locked in an underwater complex called The Maw. Her task is to escape this terrifying place which is difficult because of dangers, inspired by childhood nightmares, that lurk behind every corner. In Little Nightmares, the action is presented from a side view and the core of the gameplay is searching the atmospheric locations, hopping from platform to platform, and solving environmental puzzles. Given that the protagonist is equipped only with a lighter, we have to avoid direct confrontation with nightmarish opponents and try to sneak past them unnoticed. The title boasts high-quality three-dimensional graphics and is distinguished from among other platformer games by its dark style and toned-down colors.

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Killer Instinct (XONE)
Killer Instinct (XONE)

Fighting 22 November 2013

The third installment in the series of fighting games started in the nineties. The game was developed by Double Helix Games, creators of Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters and MX vs. ATV Reflex. In Killer Instinct the player assumes the role of a warrior of his choosing and fights against computer opponents or human rivals (cross-platform playing is supported). Among the characters one can find many interesting individuals – including ones well known from previous entries in the series (for example Thunder, Jago, Sabrewulf and Glacius). Each character has unique abilities and combat tactics. The rivals are facing each other on two-dimensional arenas with hand-drawn backgrounds. The battles itself are arcade and very dynamic – the players can perform many attack combinations, blocks, and special attacks. Rich social features are an interesting addition. Killer Instinct offers 2,5D graphics and uses cel-shading technology thanks to which the characters and locations have a comic book-like look.

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Worms Battlegrounds (XONE)
Worms Battlegrounds (XONE)

Strategy 30 May 2014

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Inside (XONE)
Inside (XONE)

Arcade 29 June 2016

Inside is the second project of the independent Danish studio PlayDead, which became famous by creating the cult game Limbo. The game's development was partially funded by a grant from the Danish government. The story tells about a young boy who must stop the forces of evil that are trying to take over the world by experimenting on humans. The gameplay mechanics are similar to classic platformer games. They combine the necessity to solve various puzzles with tasks requiring reflexes and good manual skills. The game takes place in a dark universe where the rain never ceases to fall. The visuals of the game are similar to the ones used in the previous bestselling game developed by PlayDead studio. However, this time the world is three-dimensional. The colors in the game are toned down and the music is atmospheric. The game was created by using the popular, multi-platform Unity engine.

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Steel Rats (XONE)
Steel Rats (XONE)

Arcade 2018

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut (XONE)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut (XONE)

Arcade 24 December 2014

An enhanced edition of a 2012's platformer game Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. The Director's Cut offers improved graphics (1080p),as well as the contents of the two DLC packs, namely Rise of the Owlverlord and Halloween Level. The remaining contents of the game have not been changed. A girl by the name of Giana is the protagonist. Both herself and the environment around have a double nature - in the colorful version of the world, the protagonist is a rebellious teenager and the player listens to heavy sounds of an electric guitar. However, when the dream-like reality turns into a nightmare, Giana gets humbled and becomes a good girl again - in this type of situation, the player hears slightly disturbing, low-tone music. Simultaneously, shapes of levels undergo slight modifications, and the protagonist uses different abilities when a shift happens. The player switches between the two dimensions depending on the current goal. On their path, one encounters plenty of challenges combining puzzle solving with arcade elements, as well as many original enemy types, including several bosses.

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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (XONE)
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (XONE)

Fighting 19 September 2017

The fourth full-fledged installment of the popular series of arcade fighting games in which characters known from Capcom games are facing Marvel Comics superheroes. In Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite two antagonists of both universes combine into one powerful creature known as Ultron Sigma. He is trying to take control over both worlds. In order to stop the villain the heroes of both dimensions have to find four Infinity Stones and face a group led by the so-called Jedah Dogma. Similarly to previous entries in the series, the title is a three-dimensional fighting game in which players participate in two-on-two battles. The fights take place on three-dimensional arenas and they include most famous Marvel heroes and characters from Capcom games. The Infinity Stones are a new feature – they provide warriors with additional abilities during the combat.

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Shift Happens (XONE)
Shift Happens (XONE)

Arcade 22 February 2017

A hybrid of a platformer and a logic game, developed by the independent studio Klonk Games. The player takes control of Bismo and Plom – jelly-like humanoid creatures. By some accident, the heroes get literally bound together, which enables them to exchange their masses. Gameplay of Shift Happens consists in traveling through colorful locations, collecting valuable coins, and solving more and less demanding puzzles which require close cooperation between the two heroes. While the heavier one can throw his lighter friend over gaps, the latter can jump higher and access hard-to-reach places. The title is designed for two – you can play via the Internet or in the split-screen mode. However, solo players can enjoy 30 diverse levels and test themselves in time challenges and bonus missions. The title features pleasant graphics with warm colors. The advanced physics engine is surely a great asset - it ensures proper performance of the heroes’ bodies and enables interaction with environment.

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones (XONE)
This War of Mine: The Little Ones (XONE)

Strategy 29 January 2016

An extended edition of This War of Mine, a unique survival game developed 11bit Studios - the creators of the original - with the 8th generation consoles in mind by. The game inverts the premises of a typical war game, as we do not assume the role of heroic soldiers. Instead, we control a group of civilians surprised by the outbreak of war and trying to survive in a besieged city. The gameplay mechanics remain unchanged, focusing on survival and morally difficult decision-making. As the title suggests, the biggest novelty of the expanded edition is the introduction of playable children, who play an incredibly important role in the on-screen events. Initially, the youngest survivors will, for example, build toys or decorate environments, but with time, thanks to their adult guardians, they shall learn many useful skills that can prove invaluable during subsequent missions.

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (XONE)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (XONE)

Arcade 20 December 2013

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CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (XONE)
CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (XONE)

Strategy 24 September 2014

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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (XONE)
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (XONE)

Action 05 June 2018

A reboot of a classic 1994 fighting game whose main protagonist is a former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal. The new version was created by Big Deez Productions and contrary to the original game (which had as many supporters as it had opponents back in the 90s), Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is a modern-day fighting game, which combines elements of such classics as Streets of Rage or Street Fighter with features of 3D action games, such as Devil May Cry. Again, the player assumes the role of a muscular basketballer who traverses diverse locations and fights various enemies, as well as powerful bosses. In combat, Shaq makes use of a set of techniques, punches, combos and power-ups. What is also helpful in eliminating the opponents, is the presence of destructible environments and different weapons. As the game progresses, the protagonist develops their skills in order to face more and more powerful enemies, and eventually, the mysterious Black Star Ninja.

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (XONE)
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (XONE)

Action 09 February 2016

The third installment in a 2.5D platform game series that exists as a spin-off to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. This time you visit the 1918 Russia, when two bloody revolutions lead to some radical changes in the government. The brutal Bolshevik rule ignites a civil war, while the never ending struggle between the Templars and the Assassins rages on in the background. Playing as Nikolai Orelov, you take care of the Brotherhood of the Assassins’ interests, completing a series of dangerous missions, whose general gameplay premises are no different than in the core Assassin’s Creed games. However, because of the unusual perspective, the game requires even more tactical approach and careful planning of your next step.

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (XONE)
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (XONE)

Action 12 January 2016

The second installment in a spin-off series created within Assassin’s Creed - one of the Ubisoft’s leading franchise. The game translates the series’ mechanics into a 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure game. The story is set in 1841, in India. The country is on the brink of open conflict as tensions increase between the Empire of Sikh and the British, who claim rights to Indian territory. With these historical events serving as the background, another ongoing conflict comes to light – the never-ending war of Assassins and Templars. You play as Abraaz Mir, a member of the Assassin Order, who tries to care for the Order’s interests in the times of political turmoil. The game features the characteristic elements of the series, such as spectacular acrobatics, sneaking, melee-combat with guards, and assassinations of targets. The shift in player perspective, however, necessitates a different play style, putting more emphasis on tactical thinking and planning your every step.

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (XONE)
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (XONE)

Action 21 April 2015

The first installment in the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series of spin-offs, created in the form of a 2.5D adventure platformer. The game was developed by Ubisoft as a bonus for users who bought the season pass for Assassin's Creed: Unity. The game is set in the sixteenth-century China, and the players assume the role of female assassin Shao Jun – a student of Ezio Auditore and the protagonist of the animated film Assassin's Creed: Embers. Being the last survivor of the Order's Chinese subdivision, she returns to her homeland with the intention of avenging her murdered brother. During the journey she meets a number of historical figures and visits several famous locations of China, including Beijing, the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City. Gameplay mechanics are a translation of the usual gameplay into a side-scrolling platform game. We can climb, sneak, fight, and kill silently. The production features an original graphic style, inspired by traditional Chinese painting.

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Pharaonic (XONE)
Pharaonic (XONE)

RPG 13 July 2016

An action RPG in the form of a 2.5D side-scrolling arcade game, developed by a Spanish studio, Milkstone. In Pharaonic, we take role of a brave adventurer who tries to unfold the mystery of Ahmosis I, a ruler known as the Red Pharaoh. This won’t be an easy task, as we will face soldiers of the pharaoh’s army, along with countless traps and deadly mythical creatures. The game brings together classic hack-and-slash features and the somewhat old-school style of classic arcade games. Gameplay is inspired by the Dark Souls series, with complex and challenging battle system, adjusted to fit the mechanics of a side-scrolled slasher. We talk with various characters and discover more and more secrets of the story, as well as tens of alternative paths, each of which might be filled with either great treasures or deadly traps. The game is complemented by a character progression and modification system that fits the genre’s standards.

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