An improvement in nearly every way on one of Nintendo's finest games in years, Splatoon 2 is only let down by a lack of big new ideas.
Sega's spin-off of its much loved series only serves as a melancholy reminder of other, better games.
Arms does for fighting games what Mario Kart did for driving games, and the results are absolutely splendid.
Dirt 4 is an authentic and innovative off-road racer, though it lacks the focus and finesse of its exceptional predecessor.
The dearly departed Studio Liverpool's much-loved series is given a lush makeover in this generous compilation.
A revival of a 1992 Famicom game that never made it out of Japan, there's more to Echoes than a mere history lesson.
NBA Jam is revived in this spiritual successor, though not everything's quite as you remember it...
Scanner Sombre is a fascinating experiment that's beautiful, smart and a little too insubstantial.
Nintendo fixes one of Mario Kart 8's only shortcomings in a generous port of a modern masterpiece.
Sumo Digital makes its solo debut with an old school platformer that's inventive, charming and a little too frequently infuriating.
Hudson Soft's much-loved series gets a surprise revival where great local multiplayer is balanced out by weak online and a premium price.
Guerrilla Games goes open world in this sumptuous, enjoyable yet overly generic new age sci-fi RPG.
Schlocky, supple and slicker than what's gone before, Sniper Elite 4 is a riotously entertaining WW2 stealth adventure.
An exquisite eye for detail and a nerdish passion for the sport makes this a fine foundation that's slightly undone by a handful of flaws.
Crytek's VR outing is a sumptuous theme park ride that's sadly too shallow and bland to justify the full-price cost of entry.
Battlefield remixes the formula for its move to WWI, resulting in a patchy but playable campaign and outstanding multiplayer.
VR finds its killer app in a 15-year-old Dreamcast game.
This stylish sports shooter shows that traditional multiplayer games can work in VR, but it can't quite prove that they should.
Evolution Studio's great game is stripped back for this VR standalone, losing more than it gains in the process.
A throwback to a different age, Recore's enjoyable adventure is ultimately undone by a litany of problems.
Codemasters nerds out for its most detailed, most hardcore and most satisfying F1 game to date.
Metroid's first outing in years strips away the series' isolation and exploration for a serviceable co-op experience.
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.