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.
Wildly imaginative and existing in a masterfully created sci-fi world, Transistor successfully conveys a vision that is adeptly matched by a clever combat system and attack mechanic.
With just the right amount of brutality and craziness, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a genuine good-old Nazi-killing time.
Mario Kart 8 is a blast to play and is easy enough for almost anyone to pick up and enjoy. Its brilliantly designed tracks, inclusion of new weapons, and online refinements make it a no-brainer for Wii U owners.
The final DLC instalment in the series brings together everything that came before in a fitting farewell.
While it may not reach the pinnacle of other next-gen sports games, MLB 14 The Show is a solid effort that brings just enough new exciting bits to the PS4 experience.
Child of Light is a brave move from a mainstream developer, and one that hopefully heralds a new way forward.
Mario Golf has a strong legacy on portable platforms. So is it up to par on the 3DS?
Kirby: Triple Deluxe is the a great experience for your 3DS, even if its exactly what you might expect.
While it may not be the change of pace or innovation that die-hard Infamous purists are probably after, Second Son is still an aptly executed game worthy of your attention.
South Park: The Stick of Truth absolutely nails it. It's the perfect combination of hilarious South Park content woven into an ultra-satisfying, turn-based RPG.
Suffering from boring, uninspired gameplay, Thief is nearly dead on arrival. Plain and simple, it's just not fun to play.
It may not be revolutionary, but Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze packs in enough top-notch platforming action to keep Wii U owners at bay (for now).
A Link Between Worlds is now the best reason to own a 3DS and likely the best bang for your buck you'll get this holiday season. If you own a 3DS, there's really no excuse not to play. If you don't own one, there's never been a better time.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be stealing headlines, but Nintendo's latest Mario effort might be the best game of the holidays.
Pokémon X and Y have brought a much-needed graphics refresh to the 17-year-old franchise, as well as a few gameplay tweaks and a bigger world, for the most immersive Pokémon game yet.
We take the Xbox One's racing launch title for a spin and see just how eerily realistic its player-generated, cloud-based AI opponents can be.
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.