British summer weather is notoriously unreliable, so you’ll need a decent gaming setup for those assured rainy days. Here’s an Xbox deal you won’t want to miss.
The Xbox One S features 500GB of built-in storage, and can play 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray videos, as well as stream 4K and High Dynamic Range content – assuming you’ve got a requisite 4K HDR TV to play that content back.
We gave the Xbox One S a respectable 4/5 score in our review, praising the console’s small size, 4K game upscaling, cheap price for a 4K Blu-ray player, HDR compatibility, and the improved, grippy controller. Here’s our verdict:
“The Xbox One S is far better than the original Xbox One, with improvements on every front. It’s smaller, it’s prettier and it includes a greater number of features. Sure, the gaming element is almost unchanged, but HDR gaming compatibility means at least a degree of future-proofing. Then there’s the 4K output: although it’s upscaled, rather than native, right now this is the best you’ll get from a console.”
“But the real worth is the ability to play UHD Blu-rays. This is the most affordable 4K Blu-ray player on the market, and it’s a competent performer to boot. If you own a 4K TV and you want your movies and games looking their best, the Xbox One S is a no-brainer.”
We’ve also reviewed the games in the bundle:
Fifa 17 (4/5): “FIFA 17 is another strong entry in the iconic series, and one that looks to lay the groundwork for future titles by switching to a new engine. The hyper-realistic graphics are great, with facial expressions finally helping players look more than mannequins.”
Prey (4/5): “I thoroughly recommend Prey, particularly to those who even remotely enjoyed Dishonored or BioShock – there’s plenty here that will attract attention. It’s a great game.”
Gears of War 4 (4.5/5): “Gears Of War 4 does everything required to get the franchise roadie-running into 2016 without losing what made it so good to begin with. One of the best games on the Xbox One.”
Halo 5 (4/5): “The exceptional high points and brilliant multiplayer make it a must-play for just about anyone with an Xbox One, but it’s going to be a long time before we’ll know if 343 has made the right choices here or taken Halo down a path that’s best not travelled.”
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