Wasteland 2 is genuine fun, packed with enough lore to make you want to keep exploring and adventuring, well past your bedtime.
Most racing sims are all about getting somewhere quickly, but Forza Horizon 2 is filled with moments where you can enjoy the scenery and culture surrounding the cars.
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.
Madden NFL 13 trots out the same basic experience one more time, creating an enjoyable game without any major improvements.
Subtle refinements and a great campaign boost WWE '13.
Stellar writing and a host of small improvements help Borderlands 2 stand tall on the shoulders of its predecessor.
Sonic's new racing adventure speeds past its predecessor and delivers a kart racer that can keep up with the best in the genre.
BioShock Infinite is another masterful achievement in interactive storytelling and provides gamers with an overall experience unlike anything else.
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.
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.
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.
Batman: Arkham Origins is still the great superhero game you've played before, but it doesn't do much to move the franchise forward.
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.
Square Enix's latest epic isn't perfect, but it's a refreshing take on its most revered franchise.
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.
It's not the meatiest offering that Nintendo games usually offer, but Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is totally accessible and undeniably fun to play. The games ends a little sooner than we expected and a few control scheme decisions have us wishing for more customization.
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.