For all their claims of authenticity, military shooters are as true to life as an episode of Fraggle Rock. Call of Duty 4's 'Death From Above' is a chillingly realistic exception.
There are plenty of cool video games to play this month, but not on your shiny next-gen console...
January may be taking its time to get going on the gaming front, but make yourself feel a little better knowing that at least these monstrosities have already done the rounds.
Alien: Isolation is real! Steve Burns sat down senior producer Jonathan Court and design lead Clive Lindop to get all the details about Sega's new survival horror.
They're not guaranteed in any way, shape, or form, but it would be great if the following turned up next year...
With the new year fast approaching, let's have a look at the biggest – and potentially the best - games of 2014.