LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack ( PlayStation 4)
It has all the usual "toys-to-life" bugbears, but Lego Dimensions is packed with great characters, clever puzzles and a physical experience you won't get anywhere else.
FIFA 16 ( PlayStation 4)
FIFA 16 continues its solid track record by improving on an already winning formula and introducing Women's International Teams for the very first time.
NHL 16 ( PlayStation 4)
It's not without its shortcomings, but NHL 16 is a significant step in the right direction, laying the groundwork for even more improvement in the future.
Mad Max has a fair amount of issues that are guaranteed to frustrate, but there's a handful of delectable chaos inside that's worth being exposed to -- just maybe not at full price.
Until Dawn ( PlayStation 4)
Supermassive Games deserves high praise for taking a path less taken with Until Dawn, but the end result is more of a clever experiment than a glorious success.
Magic Duels ( PlayStation 4)
Magic Duels' tutorial mode is among the best ways to learn to play Magic, but interface problems and poor cross-device support mean the average player should look elsewhere for their fix.
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Batman: Arkham Knight ( PlayStation 4)
If you're a fan of the other Arkham games, you're going to really enjoy Arkham Knight, even if there's a handful of stuff you've seen before. The Batmobile and a number of new ideas and mechanics freshen the overall experience and the game's powerful brand of storytelling provides a satisfying connection between the in-game action.
Bloodborne ( PlayStation 4)
Meticulously designed for a very specific hardcore audience, Bloodborne is a marvel along those parameters. But if you're the type of player looking for a way to unwind through a game, look the other way.
The Order: 1886 ( PlayStation 4)
The Order: 1886 is a beautiful and impressive technical achievement, but it's also chock-full of frustrating control issues. Odd pacing and a less than compelling storyline don't help either.
Dying Light ( Xbox One)
There's fun to be had with Dying Light, but it's not going to breathe new life into a genre that's essentially on life support.