Blending solitaire with role-playing, combat and a racy, buccaneering plot, Shadowhand is a delight - and a true British eccentric.
The apes are charismatic and the storyline is passable, but this interactive drama tie-in forgets to find a role to cast the player in.
Supermassive's dour whodunnit is a poor vehicle for PlayLink's experiment in multiplayer narrative - a woeful mismatch of genre and form.
One of the most daring and influential game designs of all time makes a long overdue comeback in Mario's most madcap adventure yet.
Another handsome, well built and entertaining Forza rolls off the production line - though there are controversial changes under the hood.
This wonky crossover is the unlikely source of a superbly designed tactical combat challenge as well as a charmingly silly adventure.
A brisk running time and lower stakes do the Uncharted formula no harm at all - even if this spin-off sticks a bit too close to the script.
This basic puzzle-platformer captures none of the depth and panic of Miyamoto's surreal strategy games, but a good deal of the charm.
This puzzle-platformer lives in the shadow of Playdead's Inside, but its rage against Romanian Communism is authentic and raw.
Switch's debut and Wii U's demise are marked by a radical reinvention of The Legend of Zelda that will go down as an all-time great.
Playground Games' series has never been a more triumphant standard-bearer for racing games as pure, escapist entertainment.
Big, beautiful and rewarding, Jon Blow's enigmatic puzzle epic is virtuoso game design - and only a fraction too clever for its own good.
There's a superb driving simulation at the core of this rough-hewn package, but it's strictly for enthusiasts only.
A majestic, earthy open-world adventure with great integrity and personality, this is the best role-playing game in years.
Hello Games' lush galactic odyssey is a unique work of engineering art - and an engrossing, if flawed, game.
This scrappy, surreal escapade cleverly uses programming as a game mechanic, but can't quite follow through on its ideas.
Gaming's most confident storytellers close the book on Nathan Drake's adventures with their best chapter yet.
This unimpeachable PS4 reissue exposes some rough, rudimentary design in Sony Japan's cult adventure, but its charm and originality endure.
Released on consoles at last, this elegantly grim adventure at the end of the world is that rare contradiction: a nostalgic original.
Ivory Tower's ode to the open road is an underrated gem, but this fiddly expansion still can't advance its MMO aspirations.
The new Lara Croft works out some kinks in a second act that, while slick and enjoyable, doesn't resolve Tomb Raider's identity crisis.
A unique, challenging and sporadically delightful co-op game - but forget about the clumsy solo play.
One of the most corporate games ever, Forza 6 nonetheless brings great advances like Showcases and League racing to its solid formula.
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.