Mark of the Ninja is one of the most playable, rewarding, and downright fun stealth games ever made.
Hotline Miami is a nightmare you won't want to forget.
Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a superb remake that should appeal to old and new fans of the NES classic.
Gears of War 2 intelligently builds on the successes of the first game, resulting in an immensely appealing sequel that is better in almost every way.
Starbreeze's fairytale adventure is so finely crafted, you'd be hard pressed to find many better games this year.
By necessity, Resident Evil 5 makes a smaller impact than its groundbreaking predecessor, but it's still a creepy, fantastic action game in its own right.
Rockstar's bold open-world adventure game wraps macabre '40s grit around gripping detective work.
Improvements on the original in every area make Dirt 2 the one to beat when it comes to off-road racing.
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time manages to play to its strengths while adding enough to make this the best in the series.
The Vita version of Mortal Kombat hits just as hard as its console counterparts.