48. Red Steel 2 - Wii, Q1
Guns and swords are a winning combination, but the first Red Steel was a crushing disappointment that failed to deliver on its promises. Happily, it looks like Ubisoft has genuinely turned things around for this sequel, thanks largely to the use of the Wii's MotionPlus tech. The cel-shaded art style looks ace, and the new samurai-cowboy slant is undeniably cool, but it was the revamped controls that really sold us the game at gamescon last year. The movement of your sword isn't 100 per cent synced with the movement of the Remote, but it's damn close - and when the game starts pitting your against several armed goons at once, you feel like you're Uma Thurman in Kill Bill… only with man-boobs.
47. No More Heroes 2 - Wii, Unconfirmed
No More Heroes: "It's good but it's not right". The slash-em-up for cash-em-up was great when you were knocking lumps out of the brilliant bosses, but it felt a bit boring when you were slaving with the side quests (not surprising, really - one of them was mowing the lawn). No More Heroes 2, then, promises to improve matters while retaining the game's quirky sense of humour. What's Grasshopper Manufacture's nut bag head honcho Goichi Suda revealed about the game? There's dual wielding and the side quests will be more varied (thank god!). That's good enough for us, to be honest. Sex-starved hero Travis Touchdown is a legend, and as long as he doesn't stray too far from the sexual innuendo that served him so well in the first game, No More Heroes 2 will be all right. But please: No More Lawn Mowing.