More than any other beat-'em-up, being good at VF5 makes you feel good about your gaming skill, kind of like those ultra-hard 2D shooters Treasure keeps knocking out for masochists.
It may not have any longevity beyond the times you boot it up to show off to friends as a curio of you new PS3, but at a budget price it is an undeniably unique and enchanting piece of software.
Regardless of that feeling of déjà vu, Carbon is another solid racer from EA. If you've been following the series up to this point, Carbon should be right up your alley.
Virtua Tennis 3 does nothing to revolutionise tennis games, but it is evident that continuing refinement has paid off as the series has developed.
Genji: Days of the Blade is a solid hack 'n' slash adventure let down by poor level design and a bad camera system. There are far better PlayStation 3 games to spend your money on.
Call of Duty 3 might be a predominantly linear path shooter, but when the atmosphere and level of action on offer is this great, it really doesn't matter.
There is nothing revolutionary about Ridge Racer 7, but it is one of the best driving games on a console already busy with automotive titles.
It is great to see a well-loved series return to its best, but occasional NPC glitches, the stuttering frame rate and lack of online play are unforgivable on such a powerhouse of a console.
The Full Auto franchise certainly has the potential to grow into something that every gamer will have an interest in, but its PS3 debut fails to capitalise on this obvious opportunity.
Formula One Championship Edition may well fall behind big hitters Resistance and MotorStorm in terms of launch hype, but it's well worth the attention of all motorsport fans.