A majestic, earthy open-world adventure with great integrity and personality, this is the best role-playing game in years.
Laden with features and options, Project Cars rewards patient players with an authentic and exciting circus of motorsport.
A full-featured but rote cross-platform puzzler, Tipping Stars is a minor game that may yet have major significance for Nintendo.
The most melancholy, complex and troublesome Zelda gets a lavish restoration that leaves its strange and stubborn heart untouched.
As a way to turn the precepts of the Mario games upside down and inside out Captain Toad is a work of genius - though there are flaws.
Great multiplayer racing enhanced by a glorious celebratory tone.
Bungie's online shooter is a detached slow burner with superlative combat and intriguing hybrid systems that will keep people playing.
In an age of shallow gameplay and broken narrative logic, The Last of Us is a demonstration of how it should be done.
The first expansion for the action role-player makes the changes players wanted - and a good few more besides.
Just like its young hero, The Wind Waker is crisp and energetic, spirited and soulful, just a little bit wayward - and it hasn't aged a day.