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.
This is an excellent expansion, complementing the main game while underlining what exactly it was that made that Forza Horizon 2 great.
This War of Mine's simple message might might be slightly compromised by its strengths as a game, but it's still worthwhile.
This wonderful DLC takes Mario Kart beyond the Mushroom Kingdom - and makes a great racing game even better.
Bayonetta 2 is an iterative sequel; luckily, it's iterating on genius.
Sportsfriends is a quirky and distinctive celebration of the social side of games.
Ground Zeroes sees MGS casting away so many of its cinematic pretensions and falling in love with being a video game all over again.