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Multiplayer games - local network XBOX ONE

Playing multiplayer games over local area network (LAN) is a somewhat forgotten form of multiplayer, which had its heyday in the 1990s when Internet cafes were extremely popular. In LAN, players don't need to connect via the Internet, because their computers or consoles are directly connected to each other (wirelessly or with the use of network cables). This form of multiplayer is usually chosen by people who get together in one place (called LAN parties).

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

RPG 31 August 2018

A direct sequel to Divinity: Original Sin and another installment in the popular RPG series launched in 2002 by the Belgian developer, Larian Studios. The story takes place once more in the fantasy land of Rivellon and presents events that occur between the first and second game in the franchise. This time around, we assume the role of a sorcerer, who uses the forbidden powers of the Source and is constantly pursued by the Order. We can determine the race and origin of our character, both of which influence the attitude of the encountered NPCs towards him or her to a large extent. The gameplay mechanics do not deviate significantly from the previous game in the series, although the developers did introduce a few novelties, such as a modified combat system, new element combinations as well as Source Powers. Contrary to its predecessor and other titles of the franchise, the production has a clearly darker atmosphere.

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Dying Light
Dying Light

Action 27 January 2015

An first-person perspective survival horror game, created by the Polish developer Techland, known for Dead Island and the Call of Juarez series, among others. The player assumes the role of a character who is trying to survive in a zombie-infested metropolis. The sandbox gameplay of Dying Light is divided into two phases. During the day, the game puts main focus on exploration and acquisition of raw materials and weapons, while at night players must face hordes of the living dead. The creators wanted to put the accent on two gameplay elements: thrilling combat with a variety of weapons (including crafted ones), and dynamic movement throughout the city, enabling the players to overcome terrain obstacles using parkour. In addition to a single-player campaign, Dying Light also offers a four-person cooperation mode via the Internet.

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Grim Dawn
Grim Dawn

RPG 03 December 2021

A dark fantasy action RPG. Grim Dawn was developed by Crate Entertainment, a studio established by the former employees of Iron Lore, the creators of Titan Quest. The action takes place in the dark world of Cairn where a war fought between two mighty powers has driven the mankind to almost total extinction. The few remaining survivors inhabit small enclaves. We assume the role of a hero who possesses supernatural abilities and uses them to save the remains of the old Cairn. As befits a classical hack ‘n’ slash game, the essence of the gameplay is spectacular combat with hordes of enemies. The single player campaign is complemented by the multiplayer that puts emphasis on player cooperation.

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XCOM 2
XCOM 2

Strategy 27 September 2016

A turn-based tactical strategy game set in a futuristic, science fiction universe and a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012). Both games were produced by the experienced developer, studio Firaxis Games, founded by Sid Meier, a legend of the video game industry. The story is set 20 years after the events of the last game. Despite their heroic efforts, human forces proved themselves helpless against the alien invaders, and the Blue Planet fell into their hands. However, the remnants of the XCOM organization are still active in the underground, and pick up guerilla tactics against the enemy in order to reclaim the planet. Gameplay mechanics reprises the solutions known from the previous game, featuring both the strategic layer – where you manage your mobile base and develop new technologies – and tactical, turn-based combat. The game features randomly generated maps, as well as improved combat and command system.

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Doom 3
Doom 3

Action 26 July 2019

The third installment of the legendary FPS series by id Software which set new standards in the genre’s development back in the mid-90s. The action takes place in a secret research facility of the UAC corporation on Mars, where the protagonist, an ex-marine whom we control, begins his service. Shortly thereafter, strange things begin to happen: the lab comes under attack, the communications with the HQ are severed, and the people we encounter turn into bloodthirsty monsters. It turns out that a space-time portal was opened as a result of an experiment, which led to a demon incursion that we have to repel. Compared to its predecessors from the past decade, Doom 3 offers not only fast-paced and incredibly bloody action but also quite extensive plot as well as a number of horror elements. The game also features high-quality graphics.

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Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course

Arcade June 2022

Official add-on to one of the best accepted independent games of 2017. The expansion introduces new levels, bosses and the third playable character, Miss Chalice.

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Farming Simulator 15
Farming Simulator 15

Simulation 19 May 2015

The sixth major installment in the popular farming simulation game series. The franchise makes a comeback to key gaming platforms after a year off, when only smartphone and portable editions were released. The developer, GIANTS Software, prepared another portion of innovations to enhance gameplay. The game lets you play in a new environment (Scandinavian), characterized by different landscape, weather conditions, and vast forests. This time players can cut down trees using specially designed, licensed machines. There is also a car wash, allowing you to keep your vehicles clean. Overall, the gameplay mechanics remained unchanged; as usual, your task is to manage a farm and expand it using the money earned from breeding animals and cultivating land. The sixth installment introduced the series to the eight generation consoles, bringing about significant visual improvements.

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Blood Bowl II
Blood Bowl II

Sports 22 September 2015

A sequel to a fantasy sports game, in which various races from the popular Warhammer universe compete in an extremely brutal version of American football. The game was developed by the creators of the first part, Cyanide Studio. The story mode features a new, extensive campaign, in which you take the role of a manager of one of the oldest and most successful teams of the Old World – Reikland Reavers. General gameplay rules remained unchanged, however, the creators heeded to the fans’ suggestions and included lots of innovations and improvements. A brand new graphics engine was designed solely for this game, introducing enhanced visuals and animations, as well as a dynamic camera system. The game follows the distinctive convention of a show broadcasted on Cabal Vision, the official Blood Bowl television, and the matches are casted by a likable duet of a vampire and an ogre. Of course, the developers did not forget about competitive multiplayer.

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Hammerwatch
Hammerwatch

RPG 15 December 2017

Hammerwatch is a combination of adventure action game and classic hack'n'slash. The story takes players to Castle Hammerwatch, where a team of daredevils embarks on a dangerous quest to kill the evil dragon. The game is designed to play in cooperation mode for up to four people.

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Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2

Action 13 September 2016

Dead Rising 2 brings a continuation to a 2006 TPP action game developed by Capcom. In that game, the player faces hordes of bloodthirsty zombies using environmental objects and hand-crafted weapons. The second installment is set several years after the events of the original game, and the deadly virus has infected almost the entire United States. The player assumes the role of a former motocross champion Chuck Green, who travels to Fortune City (a town inspired by Las Vegas) in order to find a medicine for his daughter, as she has been infected by the virus. The player faces subsequent waves of the undead, using everything at hand. Apart from new locations and enemy types, the game introduces an opportunity to combine several items together to craft sophisticated tools of death. Contrary to the original game, Dead Rising 2 was released for the most important gaming systems, and additionally enriched with a few multiplayer modes.

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Party 17 August 2018

An original co-op logic game developed by an independent studio Steel Crate Games. One player assumes the role of a person who needs to defuse a bomb, while other players have to tell him how to do it. The ticking clock and the fact that each bomb is generated randomly make the title even more difficult. The person tasked with defusing has to supply the other players with detailed information which will enable them to identify the type of the bomb they are currently dealing with. Due to the nature of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, you will need only one copy of the game and the bomb defusal manual, which can be found at http://www.bombmanual.com/, to play with friends. The title features simple and transparent graphics as well as optional support of VR devices, which are, however, not required to play the game.

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Strategy 12 September 2017

An expansion to XCOM 2 developed by Firaxis Games. Its story focuses on the titular Chosen – a new type of agents working for ADVENT, who try to capture the leader of the XCOM group. To achieve this, those merciless specialists kidnap his followers and torture them to gather valuable information. They are so effective that they can even affect the strategic layer and destroy our global operations. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen introduces three rebel factions (Reapers, Skirmishers, and Templars), with which we must keep good relationships if we hope to gain their assistance. Aliens also received reinforcements, with three more deadly species in their ranks. Additionally, ruins of long gone metropolises are inhabited by the Lost, consisting of mutated humans who hate both us and ADVENT. Thanks to this expansion, the campaign has been expanded with new locations and objectives. There are also additional abilities for the soldier class and a newly introduced SITREP system, which randomizes some parts of missions to bring more variety to the game. The list of novelties is closed with a special challenge mode, in which the players engage in tasks given by creators themselves.

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Stranger Things 3: The Game
Stranger Things 3: The Game

Action 04 July 2019

A two-dimensional walking beat'em up which action is set in the Stranger Things universe. The plot of this production is related to the third season of the series. BonusXP studio is responsible for its creation.

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

RPG 26 July 2016

An action RPG set in the Marvel Universe. Originally, the game was released back in 2006, but its remastered edition came out ten years later for PCs and eighth generation consoles. The plot focuses on the evil Doctor Doom, who once again tries to execute a plan of taking control over the world, this time by forming an organization of super-villains. When a help request is sent from the headquarters of a government agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., the greatest heroes arrive to remedy the situation, among them Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Blade, Wolverine, the Thing, and Ghost Rider. Before each level, the player gathers a team capable of completing the objective. Then, they begin to exterminate the enemies, and ending the level with a boss fight. The game offers an extensive combat system and the player makes use of various famous abilities of their chosen superheros. As the player progresses, they can upgrade the superheros' costumes in order for them to acquire different, useful combat abilities.

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Runbow
Runbow

Party 16 July 2017

An arcade racing game for {PLAT}. Our objective is to take part in a race and finish it, but the task is made difficult by the nature of courses and obstacles, which are constantly transforming. The background colors are constantly changing, and a different color may mean that, for example, a bridge was removed, or a new platform was spawned. The pace of the gameplay forces the players to stay alert if they want to reach the finish line as a winner. Our avatars can jump, climb, run, as well as harass other participants. Aside from the main course, Runbow also contains a few different modes, including Arena, where the players are pushing each other into the abyss, or ColourMaster, in which one person decides on the action that has to be repeated by other players. Even if the main strength of the game is the ability of multiplayer racing (up to 9 participants), the game offers a single player mode as well. Runbow employs simple, but nice 2D visuals, full of contrasting colors and sharp contours.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Fighting 07 March 2017

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is an improved version of Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom 3 battles. Developers have remained true to the basics of the game, introducing 12 new heroes, 8 new arenas and new dialogue games and movies ending the clashes in Arcade mode. The network multiplayer mode has also been thoroughly redesigned, making it easier to find opponents and reducing delays.

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Star Control: Origins
Star Control: Origins

Strategy 2022

Star Control Origins is a space sandbox developed by Stardock Entertainment. The player assumes the role of a captain of a space ship and he or she explores a dynamically changing galaxy. During the game the player discovers new planets, gathers resources, trades, participates in battles and performs diplomacy.

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Rock Band 4
Rock Band 4

Party 06 October 2015

The fourth major installment of the popular music game series that was started in 2007 by Harmonix, the creators of a similar franchise called Guitar Hero. In the title, we assume the role of rock band members — a guitarist, a vocalist, or a drummer (keyboard, introduced in Rock Band 3, is no longer available). Depending on our role in the band, the fun boils down to rhythmically pressing the keys of the virtual instrument, tapping the beat on a special drum kit, or recreating the vocals as faithfully as possible. For the purposes of the game, designed with next-gen platforms in mind, new versions of the existing instruments were created, although the production supports all older editions, as well. Apart from a large set of new tracks, we can also use every song we had bought in the previous installments of the Rock Band series so we don’t have to buy them again.

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Dead Rising 2: Off The Record
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record

Action 13 September 2016

Standalone expansion for Dead Rising 2 - open-world third-person action game with survival horror elements, created by Capcom in cooperation with Blue Castle Games studio. In this supplement photojournalist Frank West known from the first part of the series returns. Armed with his camera he goes to the town Fortune City. The main axis of the game is of course elimination of the hordes of zombies, which at one point can appear on the screen in thousands. In addition, our protoplasta has to perform a number of new tasks related to his profession.

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Hyper Universe
Hyper Universe

Action 07 August 2018

Hyper Universe is a multiplayer, side-scrolling 2.5D action game with dynamic battles on large arenas. Taking the best features from MOBA productions, the game combines a combat system inspired by classic fighting titles, with team cooperation.

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Laser League
Laser League

Sports 10 May 2018

Laser League is a futuristic sports game, developed mostly for PC Windows. You participate in brutal, deadly games, in which two teams of four people each fight each other on maps full of dangerous lasers. The production features only a multiplayer mode.

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NBA 2K14
NBA 2K14

Sports 22 November 2013

The next installment in the series of sports games dedicated to the immensely popular discipline, which is basketball. The Visual Concepts studio is responsible for the series, developed by 2K Games initially only on consoles. In the game, we can manage one of the selected basketball teams, leading it to success in one of the wide range of single and multiplayer modes.

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Super Dungeon Bros
Super Dungeon Bros

Arcade 01 November 2016

An online co-op fantasy arcade game developed by React! Games. In Super Dungeon Bros, as a group of brave knights, we try to wade through subsequent levels, nearing the ultimate goal of taking revenge on the murderer of our mentor. The core of the gameplay is free cooperation mode in which we explore, solve simple logic puzzles, avoid deadly traps, and cut down hordes of enemies. The game features a simple story campaign as a kind of a tutorial/prelude in which we learn the basics of the title’s mechanics and gather items that can be used in multiplayer later on. The production allows players from different platforms to play together. It features simple but incredibly colorful three-dimensional isometric graphics and a rock soundtrack.

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Super Bomberman R
Super Bomberman R

Arcade 12 June 2018

Super Bomberman R is another game in the popular Bomberman series and a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, developed by Konami. The game has 3D visuals, but we observe the action from the classic top-down perspective. We play as the titular Bomberman, and our job is to eliminate enemies we encounter on various maps with the bombs at our disposal. Even though the gameplay mechanics are not that complex, a more tactical approach is needed when entering new levels. Taking advantage of the environment of each level is the key to success. For example, we can place our opponent in a trap without any exit. Super Bomberman R offers two game modes: Story, for one or two players, or Battle, a local or online multiplayer for up to eight players.

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