Lost Sphear is a more ambitious JRPG than its predecessor, yet it risks abandoning its purpose to return to the genre's simpler days.
The true sequel to the best-loved contemporary JRPG is unrestrained in its ambition, and the result is a chaotic kind of brilliance.
A harmonious meeting of two traditions, Fire Emblem Warriors explores a different, yet no less beguiling, type of battlefield strategy.
A modern indie classic on PC finds in Nintendo's Switch the perfect platform.
A brutal game that's equal parts frustrating and exhilarating, delivered in the mesmerising style of a prohibition-era cartoon.
A vibrant interpretation of golf that expands on the series' distinguished lineage without compromising, or distracting from, its strengths.
Final Fantasy's weirdest, most wonderful curio is a bright reminder of the power of crisp invention in high-risk blockbuster development.
A rich and rewarding expansion to the Final Fantasy MMO, with a strong storyline, but a little inaccessible to less committed players.
The designer behind Harvest Moon returns with a game that frustrates as much as it fascinates.
An elegiac, memorable and affecting tale of the misfortunes suffered by the members of a deeply eccentric family.
The FMV thriller is fully exhumed in this splicing of game and cinema, where high production values fail to obscure the creative fissures.
Relentless and brutal, this post-apocalyptic pixel art survival quest is a gruelling, if often beguiling, challenge.
A characteristically imaginative minigame suite that lays out the possibilities of Nintendo's new console, without feeling like a guidebook.
This period study of the arcade's formative beat 'em up has its charms, but the sense that this is a game out of time is not easily shaken.
A JRPG classic is revived for 3DS, and the years haven't dimmed its charm in the slightest.
A playful, often humorous tour of the modern world's transition spaces.
Ubisoft's sequel borrows from Rockstar's oeuvre to make a richly enjoyable open world game, despite its online troubles.