Bad Company's pro-explosion agenda makes its solo and multiplayer components markedly better than they would be otherwise.
If you're still at all invested in keeping up with StarCraft II, there's no reason you shouldn't have Heart of the Swarm.
Jazzpunk is beautiful, beguiling nonsense.
Rhythm Heaven's quirky minigames keep you guessing while giving you plenty of things to do and plenty of reasons to keep coming back.
Gears of War 3 is a fantastic follow-up that answers important questions about the nature of the Gears universe while backing it all up with an even bigger, better multiplayer suite.
Platinum Games' sequel delivers nuanced, non-stop action that stands among the best in its genre.
Arkham Asylum is a very nasty place, but Rocksteady gives you enough tools to make foiling the Joker's latest plot thrilling from start to finish.
Undertale combines charming characters, smart writing, and a unique combat system to make one of this fall's biggest surprises.
The Vita version of Rayman: Origins may lack a few of the mechanical touches of its console brethren, but in terms of sheer beauty and fun, little is lost in translation.
Playdead's followup to Limbo expands on and improves all of that game's ideas so thoroughly, there's no question why it took six years to get here.