Though certain new additions sit uneasily against the seven-year-old framework, and the genre may have evolved, at its height, very few titles can match this Metal Gear for sheer style and panache.
Animal lovers will no doubt spend hours creating their ultimate cat or dog, complete with embarrassing clothes and lovable personality.
Barnyard is just about good enough to entertain kids who must see more of the characters from the movie, but everyone else should stay well clear.
FIFA 07 is a great game and the best alternative players have had to PES in years. The gap between the two is getting smaller and smaller.
If you have any fondness for Star Wars you'll find Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy incredibly hard to resist. It's the best Star Wars game, well, since Lego Star Wars.
Monster House can't be classed as a great game for adults, but for younger players who want a hassle-free video game version of the movie, there's very little wrong with it.
Kids wanting a fun game to while away their summer holiday could do a lot worse. It's just a shame that the racing isn't up to the quality of the rest of the game.
X-Men: The Official Game is so lazily put together that it's hard to see one good reason to consider picking it up.
2006 FIFA World Cup is the perfect title to celebrate the World Cup with, even if it's not the perfect footy game.
Like watching a sports star who's past his prime and doing himself no justice carrying on, you have to wonder if Sonic should give up the game for good.