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.
Billed as a grand, lavish piece of fan service, this is as much a tribute to Pokémon's charms as those of the series whose name it bears.
Much more than a mere 'Best Of' compilation, Rhythm Heaven Megamix is a tour-de-force of microscopic, rhythmic ingenuity.
Failbetter provides an exquisite expansion to Sunless Sea that runs deep.
Offering freedom within structure, Dragon Quest Builders manages to formalise a riveting story within Minecraft's expansive template.
This edgy revival of the scrolling brawler inherits the problems of its influences, and is both boorish and boring as a result.
The return of SNK's flagship series offers concessions to beginners, and new depths for veterans.
Not just a loving tribute to the JRPGs of the 90s, I Am Setsuna tells a memorable tale, with a few bright design jewels of its own.
A painfully undercooked Japanese RPG that shows how far the genre has fallen behind its western rivals.
A tribute to and evolution of Keiji Infaune's Mega Man, Mighty No. 9's moments of brilliance are tempered by its preposterous challenge.
The definitive version of one of the best and most overlooked fighting games of recent years.
Gareth Noyce's revival of the British isometric puzzle game offers a deep and amiable dungeon filled with eccentric wonder.
Heavy Spectrum's affectionate, idiosyncratic reboot summons the spirit of the original Shadow of the Beast, as well as some of its faults.