Published 22/10/2015 | 16:36

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9.5 and Over

The Talos Principle review: Thank Elohim for a game this good  - 10/10 – PC

Metal Gear Solid V – The Phantom Pain review: preposterous yet extraordinary - 9.5/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Her Story review: Truth, lies and videotape - 9.5/10 – PC; Mac; iOS

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt review: Lore and behold the next great adventure - 9.5/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

9/10

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection review – The maestro of adventure remastered - 9/10 – PS4

Rock Band 4 review: Comeback tour plays the hits - 9/10 – PS4; XOne

Tearaway Unfolded review – Shiny happy paper people having fun  – 9/10 – PS4

Lego Dimensions review: Marvellous mash-up but with a cost  – 9/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; Wii U

Destiny – The Taken King review: Winding down the grind - 9/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360

Forza Motorsport 6 review: The new raining champion - 9/10 – XOne

Volume review: Stripped-down stealth - 9/10 – PS4; PC

This War of Mine review: Gruelling portrait of lives at war - 9/10 – iOS; Android; PC

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture review: A quiet apocalypse - 9/10 – PS4

Lara Croft Go review: Turning back time on the tomb raider - 9/10 – iOS; Android

Rare Replay review: Generous compilation of a revered studio - 9/10 – XOne

Journey (PS4) review: What a trip - 9/10 – PS4

Rocket League review: Kicking the tyres on a new genre - 9/10 – PS4; PC

Batman Arkham Knight review: More power to you - 9/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Bloodborne review: Attack is the new defence - 9/10 – PS4

Cities: Skylines review – All hail the new king of city builders - 9/10 – PC

Ori and the Blind Forest review – A beautiful heart breaker - 9/10 – XOne; PC

8.5/10

Soma review: Man vs machine - 8.5/10 – PS4; PC

Until Dawn review: Corny but creepy slasher saga - 8.5/10 – PS4

Super Mario Maker review: Block party - 8.5/10 – Wii U

King’s Quest review: Medieval revival  – 8.5/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Guild of Dungeoneering review: Roguish charm on the cards  8.5/10 – PC

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 review: Back in the game  – 8.5/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions review: Wrap your head around this - 8.5/10 – iOS

Project CARS review: A petrolhead’s playground - 8.5/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Mortal Kombat X review: Return of the overkill  – 8.5/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Affordable Space Adventures review: Sucked in by the second screen - 8.5 – Wii U

Oddworld New’n’Tasty review: Help yourself to a second serving - 8.5 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review: Shrunken sword packs a big punch - 8.5 – 3DS

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 review: Kicks from clicks - 8.5 – PC

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate review: Friendly beasts - 8.5 – 3DS

Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask review: Freak out in a moon-age daydream - 8.5 – 3DS

Tales From The Borderlands (Episode 1) review: Crazy cast shoot from the lip - 8.5 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC; iOS

8/10

Mad Max Review – Petrol heads rejoice  - 8/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut review – The good, the bad and the RPG - 8/10 – PS4; XOne

FIFA 16 review: Trotting is the new sprinting  – 8/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Blood Bowl 2 review – Definite touchdown but field goal slips wide - 8/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Splatoon review: Repainting the landscape - 8/10 – Wii U

Wolfenstein – The Old Blood review: Castle crasher - 8/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Lifeline (iOS) review: You keep me hanging on - 8/10 – iOS

Battlefield Hardline review – Playing the name game - 8/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Helldivers review: So many ways to die  – 8/10 – PS4; PS3; PS Vita

Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars review: Nintendo winds us up again - 8/10 – Wii U; 3DS

Life is Strange (Episode One) review: If I could turn back time … - 8/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Risk review: No risk of disappointment for fans - 8/10 – PS4; XOne

Dying Light review: Running for your life - 8/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Hearthstone – Goblins vs Gnomes review: Even more exciting card action from Team 5  - 8/10 – PC; iOS

Awesomenauts Assemble! review: fast, retro fun - 8/10 – PS4

The Marvellous Miss Take review: Stealth with style - 8/10 – PC

Elite Dangerous review: Half-way to orbit - 8/10 – PC

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review – Nintendo’s distinctive brand of playful charm - 8/10 – Wii U

7.5/10

Skylanders: Superchargers review – Brace your wallet for a supercharged kids’ adventure  – 7.5/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC; Wii U; 3DS; iOS

State of Decay Year One Survival Edition review: Shambling undead come back to life - 7.5/10 – XOne; PC

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China review: Side-stepping a wrong turn - 7.5/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush review: Staying in line - 7.5/10 – Wii U

Screamride review: forget theme park management, this is about how good the rides can get - 7.5/10 – XOne; X360

Evolve review: Let us prey - 7.5 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Resident Evil HD Remaster review: Rest in peace - 7.5 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

7/10

Onikira: Demon Killer review – The strikes are sound but the blade is dull  – 7/10 – PC

Zombi review: Back from the undead - 7/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

F1 2015 review: Formula missing some ingredients - 7/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Yoshi’s Woolly World review: Thread carefully - 7/10 – Wii U

Farming Simulator 2015 review: get your hands dirty  – 7/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Titan Souls review: One-hit wonder - 7/10 – PS4; PC; PS Vita

White Night review: Don’t be afraid of the dark - 7/10 – PS4; Xbox One; PC

Toy Rescue Story review – A puzzling one to be sure - 7/10 – iOS; Android

6.5/10

Lego Jurassic World review: Long in the tooth, short on bite - 6.5/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC; Wii U

The Order 1886 review: Look but don’t touch - 6.5/10 – PS4

Trine: Enchanted Edition review – not bad, but it doesn’t offer anything new  - 6.5 – PC; PS4; Wii U

Saints Row – Gat out of Hell review: Committing sins - 6.5 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

6/10

Code Name STEAM review: New perspective is undercooked - 6/10 ; 3DS

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round review: the objectification of female characters is hard to ignore  - 6/10 – PS4; XOne; PS3; X360; PC

Musclecar Online review – Could do with a lick of paint and an oil change - 6/10 – PC

Teslagrad review: puzzling fun and frustrations - 6/10 – PC,Wii U, PS3, PS4, PS Vita

5 and under

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour review: Rory fails to make the cut - 5/10 – PS4; XOne

Wii U Underground review: mixing surgical training and Lemmings - 4.5/10 – Wii U

IronFall Invasion 3DS review: Fantastic visuals, but it can’t compare to Titanfall  - 4/10 – 3DS

Escape Dead Island review: Yawn of the dead - 4/10 – PS3; X360; PC

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