While it will likely suffice for Assassin's Creed core fans, Unity stumbles throughout and never really finds its footing. Where last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag saw the franchise reach new heights, Unity is somewhat of a sidestep that only shines sporadically.
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.
The Xbox racing sim franchise debuts this month with over 450 cars, 26 tracks, new night and rain racing modes, and an odd car-based mod system.
LittleBigPlanet 3 is a paradise for creativity that provides an impressive array of tools and possibilities. Its included adventure is fresh, and the new characters and items are a welcome evolution.
Skylanders: Trap Team is a return to a simpler form, with new elements that prove the franchise is definitely around for the long haul.
A significant update to 2013's game of the year just might be worth a replay.
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.
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.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is a spectacular send-off that celebrates the franchise, all while delivering superb storytelling, acting, production values -- you name it.
FIFA 15 is easily the most realistic soccer game out there, even if it at times feels a bit over-the-top.
Dragon Age Inquisition isn't perfect -- but pretty close and very easily the best in the series by a wide margin.
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.
WWE 2k15 is a hard game to recommend to someone who isn't a wrestling fan and it's not without its issues, but if you know the difference between an Enziguri and a Senton there's a lot of fun to be had.
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.
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.
Nintendo Land's varied attractions offer plenty of family-friendly fun and make great use of the Wii U's capabilities.
Sunset Overdrive is thoroughly fun and offers a guilt-free, action-packed campaign. Both its styling and personality are impressively realized -- it's smart, and comically self-aware.
A killer app for Sony's console, or an all-too-familiar racing formula? Driveclub is solid, but it's not a killer experience.