It's long been accepted that the games industry basically turns off the tap of new boxed releases for most of December and January, but this year that only seems to have provoked the download sector. This past few weeks has produced some of its best games in ages, with the likes of Raskulls, ilomilo and echochrome II demonstrating the depth and quality you'd expect from games costing many times the price they ask.
Those appear to be just the tip of the iceberg, too, as this week's exceptional line-up of downloadable titles demonstrates in some style, with two 9/10 offerings, two 8/10s and a 7/10, and many more left off the five-game shortlist due to lack of space. In particular, we didn't have room for the many interesting new Xbox Indie titles doing the rounds (including Score Rush, ZP2KX, Revolver360 and Cthulhu Saves The World – titles we hope to get to soon). In the meantime, enjoy the best line-up of download titles yet.