Licensed video games often sell regardless of their quality, but few are as uninspired as Xiaolin Showdown. The gameplay is fundamentally broken and there is never a challenge.
While a decent dungeon crawler in its own right, it just feels unimpressive in comparison to its rivals.
Regardless of that feeling of déjà vu, Carbon is another solid racer from EA, and the Auto-Sculpt feature is absolutely fantastic.
Destroy All Humans! 2 is an improvement over the original, but these improvements are marginal. It still feels like a series that hasn't fulfilled its potential.
Marvel fans shouldn't think twice about buying Ultimate Alliance, and anyone with a hankering for some multiplayer action should lap it up too.
Scarface has what seems like a perfect recipe, with a great licence, a great developer, and GTA-style free-roaming gameplay, yet it fails to match the sum of its parts.
Newcomers to the series will find a great deal to play through, but if you own last year's game, think carefully before laying down the cash.
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.
ProStroke delivers the most complex control system ever seen on a standard console controller, but the game that's built around it simply isn't exciting enough to sway Tiger fans over to a new series.