Gorgeous and clever, Campo Santo's debut is a triumph of craft - but it may keep you at arm's length.
Generous and surprising, Cobalt's also blessed with central mechanics that are a joy to master.
Punishing and beautifully crafted, Darkest Dungeon is cruelty at its classiest.
Free aiming and ricochet shots bring wild life to this exquisite turn-based blaster.
Julian Gollop's devious turn-based classic receives a worthy update.
80 Days arrives triumphant on PC, offering a breathless introduction to the joys of interactive fiction.
An elegant level editor that offers real insight into three decades of platforming brilliance.
The GamePad's gone, but Ubisoft's undead are just as feisty and thrilling as ever.
The spiritual successor to Dear Esther transcends the original in every way.
Set in a drowned city, this game of exploration lacks the substance or conviction to hold your attention.
An engaging ARPG that comes with a handful of neat ideas.
Fast-paced stealth set to a ticking clock makes this a procedural platformer to savour.
Precision and simplicity converge in this bizarre and wonderful automotive football game.
Beneath the wonderful presentation is a surprisingly conservative game that borrows too many of its best ideas.
Magicka 2 is short and sweet - and it also feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.
Playful yet surprisingly brutal, Cosmochoria is filled with strange mysteries.
Klei turns its hand to turn-based stealth - and the results are beautiful.
This is the strangest, most wilful game Intelligent Systems has ever made - and that's part of its greatness.
Driven by beautiful physics and an ingenious approach to the basics, this is the essence of baseball.
Behind the stylish black and white art is a puzzle-platformer that really wants you to enjoy yourself.
The gem-matching's pretty simple, but the strategy is surprisingly complex.
Slight but delightful, this is a lovely convergence of strategy and tactics.
Stressful and violent, Frozen Cortex offers great sport and beautiful strategy.
Brutal, panic-inducing and hilarious, Helldivers is Arrowhead Game Studios' co-op madness at its best.
A dull puzzler, undermined by the grasping philosophy behind its business model as much as the actual amount of money it could cost you.
Grow Home elevates climbing and collecting things to a new level of playfulness.