8. Pokemon Pearl/Diamond - DS.
While Pokemon isn't for everyone, Pikachu and co certainly have a loyal fanbase. And these two DS games do the series proud. As Will said in his review: "Diamond and Pearl are among the best Pokémon titles so far, if not the best. Visually the game is fantastic, ably juggling 2D and 3D elements, and the soundtrack is catchy, upbeat and distinctly Pokémon themed. If you are a virgin monster hunter or seasoned fan with a bulging Pokédex, this game will be engrossing, exciting and provide wonderfully fulfilling escapism." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
7. Guild Wars - PC.
Although this massively multiplayer online RPG has been out since 2005, it's still just as compelling as it was then. It's seen loads of expansion, has a healthy community and looks fantasy fantastic. According to Keza: "Guild Wars is awesome. It's a beautiful playing experience, as well as a treat for the eyes, a technical marvel and a fantastic way to pass the time." But the best thing about Guild Wars is that it's practically free, since there's no subscription fee. Go get!