Connect with us
Advertisement

News

Play Oceanhorn for free on Xbox One

A free downloadable demo of Oceanhorn is now available on Xbox One.

Published

on

Oceanhorn

A free downloadable demo of Oceanhorn is now available on Xbox One.

If you’ve been tempted by Cornfox & Bros’ Zelda-inspired adventure game you can now download a free demo from Xbox One Games Store.

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Sea was originally released on mobile platforms in 2013, eventually coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at the end of last year. The game has now sold over one million copies across all formats and was recently confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation Vita later in 2017.

Advertisement

The game’s list of features makes for familiar reading. Ocean exploration, check. Ancient treasures, check. Monster combat and puzzles, check.

Remind you of anything?

Although Oceanhorn won’t win any points for originality – you’ll find elements of everything from Wind Waker, to Final Fantasy in here – it’s a very smart and enjoyable 3D action adventure with an appealing art-style and some beautiful music from noted game composers, Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito.

We don’t usually mention demo releases here on Thumbsticks, but at a time when they are an increasing rarity, a chance to sample a flawed gem shouldn’t be passed by.

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Sea is currently available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox.

Want more neat stuff?

If you want to keep abreast of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!

Recommended for you

Thumbsticks editor and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

Advertisement

Latest from Thumbsticks

Star Wars Vader Immortal - PS VR Star Wars Vader Immortal - PS VR
News2 hours ago

Star Wars: Vader Immortal physical edition is out now on PSVR with exclusive extras

The Vader Immortal special retail edition includes all three episodes and a bundle of exclusive extras.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
News16 hours ago

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition detailed

Sega has confirmed details of the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition.

New Nintendo Switch eShop releases New Nintendo Switch eShop releases
News23 hours ago

New Nintendo Switch releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Mario Golf: Super Rush and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 top this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News2 days ago

New Xbox Series X|S releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus headlines next week's lineup of new Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S releases.

New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5 New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5
News3 days ago

New PlayStation Store releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Next week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases sees some old favourites get a new lease of life.

News3 days ago

You can now design custom Xbox Series X|S controllers

Let your imagination run wild – the Xbox Design Lab has re-opened, and you can now design custom Xbox Series...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Isabelle Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Isabelle
News4 days ago

Nintendo’s Doug Bowser clarifies the future of Animal Crossing after E3 absence

Fans hoping for an update on Animal Crossing: New Horizons at E3 came away disappointed. Worry not, says Doug Bowser.

Bethesda Starfield Bethesda Starfield
News4 days ago

Bethesda’s Pete Hines ‘sorry’ for frustration that Starfield won’t come to PlayStation 5

In an interview, Bethesda's senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines, spoke to PlayStation fans, apologising for the frustration that...

Advertisement