Stellar writing and a host of small improvements help Borderlands 2 stand tall on the shoulders of its predecessor.
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.
What a week with Madden's new features and obsessive details did for my love-hate relationship with my childhood team.
Madden NFL 13 trots out the same basic experience one more time, creating an enjoyable game without any major improvements.
FIFA 15 is easily the most realistic soccer game out there, even if it at times feels a bit over-the-top.
The Last of Us is brutally realistic, often shocking, but undeniably fun to play. It's easily one of the year's best games and the strongest console exclusive in a long time.
Child of Light is a brave move from a mainstream developer, and one that hopefully heralds a new way forward.
Far Cry 4 borrows a lot from the last game, but it adds enough excitement, fresh ideas and a brilliant new landscape to warrant the return trip.
BioShock Infinite is another masterful achievement in interactive storytelling and provides gamers with an overall experience unlike anything else.
It's not the best Borderlands experience out there, but The Pre-Sequel is a solid entry that will satisfy Borderlands diehards most. If you've never played a Borderlands game though, try starting with Borderlands 2.
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.
Lego Jurassic World freshens up the formula. You can insert your own bone-related pun here.
Dragon Age Inquisition isn't perfect -- but pretty close and very easily the best in the series by a wide margin.
The latest entry in the Call of Duty series is all about cybernetic soldiers, increased mobility, and zombies.
With just the right amount of brutality and craziness, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a genuine good-old Nazi-killing time.
Battlefield Hardline takes the fight to the streets, but does this new episodically framed first-person shooter take the series in a welcome direction?
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.
Certainly an acquired taste, The Evil Within is sure to satiate the horror fanatic. For those with an appetite for an investment-heavy exploit through the mind of a madman, The Evil Within is more than capable, even with a few bumps along the way.