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We'll be rolling out Xbox One review coverage all the way through launch on November 22. Read all of our news and reviews right here! Ryse: Son of Rome is, graphically, a stunning game. It's a real marvel to watch gorgeous locales get flooded with hordes of barbarians jostling toward our hero, Marius Titus, who fights them off with expert swordplay and brutal...

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Crytek Ryses to the occasion to bring Son of Rome to PC

Ryse: Son of Rome has its ballistae and catapults aimed at the walls of the PC kingdom and developer/publisher Crytek expects to lay siege sometime this fall. What's more, Crytek is enlisting the aid of Dead Island series publisher, Deep Silver, which will handle boxed copies of the game. Er, uh...

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Ryse: Son of Rome DLC adds to Gladiator, Survival, Solo modes

There's a fresh batch of enemies to brutally murder in Ryse: Son of Rome, thanks to this week's launch of the Morituri Pack. Season pass holders can get help themselves right away, but anyone else will need to pay $7.99 to sink their blade into more waves of squishy, stab-susceptiple gladiators. ...

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Ryse gets three maps in 'Duel of Fates' DLC

The third piece of DLC for Crytek's deliberately misspelled gladiatorial combat game, Ryse: Son of Rome, launched today. Titled Duel of Fates, the pack includes two arena round-to-round maps and one survival map, as well as two gladiator skins drawn from the game's single-player mode, the barbarian...

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Ryse won't be getting that co-op challenge editor

Ryse: Son of Rome won't be getting the cooperative gladiator mode challenge editor that was announced last year. Speaking to Polygon, publisher Microsoft said it would focus on expanding and improving the game experience through other "free content updates and purchased add-on packs." The company...

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Another Xbox Live sale: Ryse, Persona 4 Arena and more for cheap

We think Microsoft may have an addiction. On top of the Ultimate discounts on offer this week, Microsoft has announced an entirely different crop of cheap games, available through February 24. Two sales at the same time? Madness! If you want to take advantage of Microsoft's lapse in judgment,...

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Ryse: Son of Rome 'Mars' Chosen Pack' DLC coming February 28

Ryse: Son of Rome players will be getting new DLC, "Mars' Chosen Pack," on February 28, according to a Microsoft press release. Don't get your hopes up for Roman gladiators in spaaaaaace, a delicious treat or a funky soundtrack, though; the Mars referred to here is (probably) the Roman god. The...

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Microsoft 'testing' lower pricing for digital games on Xbox One

A sale on Ryse: Son of Rome, which puts the game at $39.99 starting tomorrow and runs until February 24, may be the beginning of a trend, according to a series of tweets from Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra. "Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we're testing some,"...

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New Xbox One ad is scar-y

Was this Xbox One ad designed to get a Ryse out of us? Because man, is it disturbing or what? "Hey, innocent man, buy our system and be scarred for life, mentally and literally!" Still, not quite as freaky as this bad boy....

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Ryse adds free level events, asks you to pay for skins, arenas

Two new downloadable updates have launched for Ryse: Son of Rome: one free and one paid. The free update is our first focus as it adds new events to the game's already-chaotic warfare. Cutting down barbarians in the arena is all it takes to set off these new events, and while one sees a...

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Microsoft: Over 50 million hours logged on Xbox Ones since launch

In the realm of esoteric statistics, Microsoft announced that over 50 million hours in "games and entertainment" have been logged on Xbox One systems since it launched on November 22. The console manufacturer added that over 415 million Gamerscore points were unlocked via achievements on the...

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