Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Mario literally planet-hops between levels in Nintendo's restlessly inventive, critically-adored platformer.
Starbreeze's near thankless reboot of Bullfrog's cyberpunk classic still finds a memorable backdrop for its new FPS gunplay.
Tomb Raider (2013)
Survival movies old and new, from First Blood to The Descent, provide the framework for Crystal Dynamics' brutal and beautiful reboot.
A Chicago of ubiquitous connected technology is hijacked by a hacker bent on revenge in Ubisoft Montreal's action sandbox.
The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings (2011)
CD Projekt RED continues the events of Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher novels across a series of grand, densely populated landscapes.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
CD Projekt's trilogy reaches its wildly ambitious climax, shattering expectations set by other RPGs with its visual and narrative scope.
Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)
Machinegames flings the mother of the FPS into the alternate future of the Fatherland, in a game of unexpected class and pathos.