Super Mario Galaxy 2 sees both Nintendo and Mario himself in top form, delivering an adventure that's as consistently exciting and inventive as ever.
Sifting through user-created LittleBigPlanet levels and seeing the wonderful and weird things that people are making is a great way to spend an afternoon, a week, a month...
Dirt 3 isn't as big a jump forward as Dirt 2 was, but tweaks and additional modes and features make it as deep as it is fun.
Gaming's greatest melee combat system gets even better with a few key improvements, while the rest of Arkham City gives the existing Batman formula some extra size and scope to keep things interesting.
Rayman: Origins is as gorgeously rendered a platformer as you're ever likely to see--and hey, it plays great too!
Journey stands as a prime example of the truly remarkable things that can be done via this medium.
Naughty Dog does more than go back to the well with Nathan Drake's greatest adventure yet.
The first Diablo game in over a decade is also one of the most insidiously satisfying loot treadmills in almost as long.
Link's most ambitious adventure is one of Nintendo's crowning achievements.
BioWare's big new sci-fi sequel presents a more seamless blend of action and role-playing that bests its predecessor in every conceivable way.