Guitar hero 3 should most definitely be praised - for its almost entirely original recording song list, for its attempts to introduce something new into a near perfect formula.
If you enjoy games with decent plots, developed characters and brilliant dialogue, this violent, offensive and witty action game is probably worth your attention.
Need for Speed fans will be left wondering where all the fun has gone from the illegal, turned legal, street racing series.
With a stunning campaign, a wealth of capable multiplayer facilities and the provisions of raw power the 360 offers, Ace Combat finally feels like it has become what it has always strived to be.
Bar the occasionally impressive combat, Beowulf doesn't have enough to make it stand out - something many movie licensed titles suffer from.
Predictably, Proving Ground falls into the 'more of the same category', but if you know you like Tony Hawk, you should certainly feel comfortable here.
Mass Effect is a triumph. A triumph for the science fiction videogame, a triumph for the action RPG and a triumph for next generation gaming.
Smackdown! Vs RAW will sell regardless of quality, but it's not going to get many newcomers if the series continues to stagnate in what can only be described as last-gen gameplay in new-gen clothes.
Complete Saga will charm the socks off Star Wars fanatics and platforming fanboys alike. You'd have to be one hell of a grouch not to have some part of your heart melted by the game.
Assassin's Creed should certainly be played by anyone who's taken the jump to next-gen, but don't expect to be playing something that will go down in history as one of the greatest games of all time.