Every week numerous games release on Xbox One. While many are substantial experiences like Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, there are a few hidden gems here and there. Many of these smaller games have either caught the public’s eye or are just stellar titles which all Xbox One owners should try out. This week we’re going to be discussing Dead by Daylight, Get Even and The Golf Club 2.
Dead by Daylight is basically Friday the 13th: The Game without Jason Voorhees. It’s an asymmetrical multiplayer title where you either play as the killer or the stereotypical teenagers and other quirky characters. While Friday the 13th: The Game allows even the survivors to take on Jason directly, Dead by Daylight is all about eluding the killer. There are also a lot more supernatural elements involved. While the game is a lot of fun if you can find enough friends to play with, in its current state it’s somewhat broken. Matchmaking is finicky and it’s almost impossible to find a match. Friday the 13th: The Game experienced similar problems when it first came out and you would assume that the Dead by Daylight developers would’ve learned from that disaster. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Hopefully they can sort out the game’s problems in the coming weeks because even days after launch it’s still a mess.
Get Even is a first-person shooter and investigation game with various stealth elements. The title begins as a rescue mission which ends poorly. You then awaken in an abandoned asylum with the ability to relive human memories. The protagonist, Cole Black, has to use this newfound ability to piece together what really happened to him. Unlike the gameplay showcased by Bandai Namco, Get Even looks absolutely incredible on Xbox One. While the game only runs at 30 FPS, it’s still a great experience because it’s not a fast-paced shooter. The ending will absolutely blow you away because it’s definitely not that you’ll be expecting. Get Even—despite its rather bland name—seems like an experiment and maybe that’s why it’s priced at only $30. Despite its short length, the game has great production values and is definitely worth it for the intriguing story alone.
The Golf Club 2 is the follow-up to The Golf Club which dared to take on EA’s established franchise. In many ways, The Golf Club 2 is better than its predecessor and EA’s offering. Despite the obvious improvements in visuals, the title is accessible for newcomers because it focuses on translating the mechanics of the game to the controller. Other golf titles are all about selecting power and other elements from a meter but The Golf Club 2 translates that into the flick of a thumbstick. This is definitely a refreshing way to play the game because you feel more involved. There’s a greater element of skill involved. Apart from that, The Golf Club 2 only costs $40 and is a polished title. If you’re looking for a great golf game on Xbox One, look no further. We can recommend this over Rory McIlroy PGA Tour any day.
If you’re going to pick up one of these games, we would recommend Get Even. To be honest, you can’t go wrong with any of these games…even Dead by Daylight with its matchmaking issues. They all appeal to different types of gamers and this selection has something for everyone.