FIFA 15 is easily the most realistic soccer game out there, even if it at times feels a bit over-the-top.
Even if you aren't a fan of the Tolkien universe, Shadow of Mordor is a great-looking and ultra-satisfying action game filled with remarkable villains and countless memorable moments.
Watch Dogs manages to impress at times, but its overly ambitious promise is never fully realized. There's a lot of fluff baked into the experience that might leave some disappointed and wanting more.
Black Flag is arguably the most accessible and open-world Assassin's Creed game to date even if it comes with some repetitive gameplay and frustrating difficulty.
Destiny is a victim of the hype machine created around it. It's a refined console shooter that feels great during the action, but goes stale during just about every other component of the game.
Grand Theft Auto V is an absolute triumph that fires on all cylinders. It's a relevant, witty, and satirical experience that's as smart as it is completely addicting.
This year's Madden football for Xbox 360 feels more like a throwback than a true step forward.
It's far from perfect, but I'm not sure there's another game out there that can cram in the sheer amount of addictive absurdity that Saints Row IV manages to pull off.
With just the right amount of brutality and craziness, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a genuine good-old Nazi-killing time.
The XCOM franchise marches on with a third-person squad-based tactical shooter. Here's a preview of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.