A confident, assured sequel, and a strong end to the series.
Imagine Contra meets Kid Chameleon via Super Meat Boy, with a touch of Sensible Software's irreverence, and you're there. One the most enjoyable couch multiplayer games I've played in quite a while.
I enjoyed my time battling foes alongside wizard friends new and old, but Magicka 2 takes more effort than most games, and it's tiring.
A superb second instalment, and one which shows off Hitman's greatest strengths.
Star Fox Zero is worthy of the name, but a few inconsistencies stop it from hitting the highs it otherwise may well have achieved.
Ratchet & Clank is a gorgeous remake done right in a series that rarely puts a foot wrong. Easily recommended.
Dark Souls 3 relies too much on former glories to reach the heights of Bloodborne or the original Dark Souls, but that doesn't stop it being another superb adventure.
Quantum Break is a glorious use of current-gen power, with the visual fireworks on show making the combat feel positively joyous.
DiRT Rally, then, isn't a true successor to the DiRT series you might know and love, but it's a better rally experience if you're willing to put in the work.
An interesting and fun roguelike, albeit one which doesn't capitalise on its potential.