PES 2008's gameplay is a big improvement on last year's effort. It's about as close as us mortals are going to get to that uncontrollable burst of emotion professional footballers experience.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary is everything a remake should be. Just don't expect a proper next-gen Tomb Raider; it's more a PS2 game on steroids.
Virtua Fighter 5 on the 360 is the best version of the game. The introduction of online play is brilliant, making it a must-own beat-em-up for all fighting fans.
If you love FPS gaming you owe it to yourself to get The Orange Box. Hell, if you love gaming, you owe it to yourself to get it. Anyone for cake?
Half-Life fans are going to flip out over what Episode Two has to offer and FPS fans in general should find a finely crafted, lean experience.
The simple ideas are often the best, and Portal is one of the best ideas for a game we've ever seen. It's fantastically realised and brilliantly executed.
Whoever steps into Bizarre's shoes for PGR5 has an almost impossible task as PGR4 could well be the best racer you'll play this gen.
On the one hand Conan is highly entertaining and almost obscenely violent and crude, but for a next-gen title with a next-gen price tag it doesn't quite deliver.
For those that get to grips with the driving dynamics and can tolerate the bare-bones structure, SEGA Rally is a fine re-imagining of a classic racing series.
As it is, it's a gorgeous, decent football game that's trying a bit too hard to be PES when it should be celebrating what it already was.