The Witcher 2 will appeal to anyone that enjoys old-school role-playing games.
If you can actually run the game, then Black Ops is a thrilling action game that provides an exciting challenge in both its single and multiplayer modes.
Younger bat-fans and their parents can while away a few rainy afternoons with Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, the sequel to Lego Batman: The Videogame.
Dedicated role-playing fans who have the time and patience will find Guild Wars 2 a hugely enjoyable alternative to World of Warcraft and other subcription-based MMORPGs.
A brand-new Tomb Raider game won’t be available until next year, but in the meantime, Mac users can while away the summer with Tomb Raider: Underworld.
If you’re a Civ fan then Gods And Kings will be an essential purchase. It enhances the main game with new nations and units, while the additional elements of religion and diplomacy make for a richer game that will keep you happily absorbed for months to come.
If you can cope with the sensory overload then Violet Storm is pretty good fun. There’s not an awful lot to it, but it’s good, mindless fun for your lunch hour or after a few drinks down at the pub.
Playing Botanicula is a bit like being thrown into a Czechoslovakian children’s cartoon where you’re left to figure out what’s going on.
Order And Chaos Online doesn’t have the depth of WoW, but it’s still fun to dip into in odd moments. It’s also a lot cheaper than WoW—as long as you avoid those in-app purchases.
Fans of non-stop shoot-'em-up games might find Bioshock 2 a little bit too leisurely for their tastes, but if you like the idea of exploring a weirdly imaginative setting and storyline then Rapture will be your kind of town.
The variety of troops and tactics that you can employ make Company of Heroes a thoroughly enjoyable strategy game.
Despite its state-of-the-art 3D graphics, Rage is really an old-fashioned shooter in the same mold as the now-ancient Doom and Quake.
Articles by Cliff Joseph