A breezy sci-fi adventure emboldened by its use of VR that is undone by its mundane underpinnings.
Capcom's oddest Resident Evil spin-off yet is also its scrappiest, with uneven execution obscuring an otherwise entertaining online shooter.
DICE's reboot of a flawed modern classic fixes old problems while introducing new ones all of its own.
Vast, gorgeous (and confusingly delivered), Fire Emblem Fates sees Intelligent Systems at the very top of its game.
Platinum Games takes a quirky experiment and fleshes it out into a enjoyable Star Fox revival that's stretched a little too thin.
A slick yet hollow hybrid of television and third-person shooting, Quantum Break sees electric style winning out over a lack of substance.
Nadeo makes a concerted effort for console, resulting in a focussed, fantastic Trackmania.
Smart, stupid and scrappy, The Division is an ambitious online RPG that delivers strategy and spectacle in equal measure.
This handsome HD remaster sees Zelda at its most expansive, but also its least adventurous.
A frustrating, limited exploration game as well as a delirious celebration of one of sci-fi's greats, Californium is a fascinating oddity.
SCS Software's series has its grand homecoming, and a slim initial release doesn't quite hold back its measured majesty.
An off-road racer with an incredible amount of content, Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo is let down by its own dreariness.
An understandably personal work, That Dragon, Cancer's sentimental excesses place a minor dent in a powerful, brave game.
Hardware: Rivals is a throwback to a different era of multiplayer, though it's a little too modest to properly pull it off.
Codemasters goes hardcore with this no-frills, punishing off-road sim, resulting in its best game in years.
Rainbow Six is revived as an exciting multiplayer experience that's occasionally compromised by its eSports ambitions.
Battlefront's multiplayer-centric action is stylish and refreshingly simple, although it can feel more stunted than streamlined.
More than just a pleasant surprise, this expansion puts into focus all that's good about DriveClub.
Need for Speed's recent purple patch ends in the mixed influences of this flat and awkward reboot.
A convincing reboot for the series, marred only by its own modesty and technical issues.
Like Shadow of Mordor before it, Mad Max sees Warner Bros thoughtfully apply its filmic property to an open world.
A welcome reboot for the series, F1 2015 can be more thrilling than the sport itself at present - but it's let down by a dearth of features.
Nintendo covers new ground with messy colour in Splatoon - and creates one of its finest games in a generation in the process.
With its sweeping changes and fresh additions, House of Wolves is the best thing to happen to Destiny since its launch.
A warm-hearted, endlessly inventive revival of a modern classic, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is another Wii U exclusive charmer.
Affordable Space Adventures is an inventive, charming environmental puzzler that makes full use of the Wii U's many quirks.
An effective effort at making a Gran Turismo for bikes, Ride doesn't do quite enough to convert non-believers.
A technically impressive port of a masterly RPG, though the small screen ultimately proves too restrictive for a game of this scope.
Short, shallow yet utterly sumptuous, The Order: 1886 is a narrative-driven shooter that already feels dated.
When it comes to replicating the simple, intoxicating pleasure of driving, no game does it better right now.