Five years on from the last Ghost Recon outing and more than a decade since the original, Wildlands attempts to redefine and reinvigorate arguably the toughest, deepest and most complex Tom Clancy franchise. For the most part, it achieves that goal.
Halo Wars 2 makes a strong case for early Game Of The Year consideration.
Sniper Elite 4 is an easy game to fall in and out of love with.
Dragon Ball Fusions is an enjoyable RPG that perfectly suits the Nintendo 3DS’ portable nature. If whenever you get tired of the game’s unnecessarily long battles you can simply shut the system and go about your day until the urge to play strikes again.
This is a game that requires considerable time investment, and the dividends it pays hinges on whether you’re a digimon fan or not.
Yakuza 0 is all about its characters, with a compelling story that grabs you and won’t let go.
There’s enjoyment to be had here, especially wingsuiting, but if all you care about is nailing tricks, SSX is backwards compatible on Xbox One for a fraction of the price.
Dead Rising 4 is basically Dead Rising 3 with crazier weapons, more zombies to decimate and the grand return of original protagonist Frank West – with gameplay that’s almost unrecognisable to his original tale.
Watch Dogs 2 is a much stronger open-world hacking sandbox experience than the first.
Keen to re-attempt my non-lethal, stay-out-of-sight playthrough of the original, I began Dishonored 2 with the aim of taking the stealthier route. Very quickly, that idea was shaken down as I realised enemies are smarter and more aware this time around. And the experience is all the better for it.