Rise Against Thanks to endearing characters and spectacular story, Stormblood is a triumph.
War is Hell Chaos rules in Tripwire and Antimatter's take on modern era guerrilla combat.
Constellation prize A punishing resource and repair system gets in the way of The Long Journey Home's characterful exploration.
give tanks The campaign isn't great but Steel Division's tense, tactical combat is great with friends.
the strife aquatic Nautical-but-nice sailing game Man o War: Corsair sinks under the weight of its own ambition.
eldar strolls A strong spectacle with divisive hero characters and a mediocre campaign.
Devil in the details Platinum's ultra stylish hack-'n-slash is finally on PC. Was it worth the wait?
high frequency A low-budget sci-fi game with smarts, The Signal From Tölva is a cerebral treat.
apocalypse now One of the best series of the last decade goes quietly into the night.
Lots in space The road is rocky in places, but Mass Effect: Andromeda takes BioWare's beloved space adventure to a new frontier.
Consolation Halo Wars 2's console focus is a little too strong on the PC, but there's some fun if lightweight strategy nonetheless.