A horror in the mould of a teen-slasher film, Until Dawn stars eight teens who revisit their isolated mountain cabin a year after the unsolved disappearances of two of their friends (think David Cage or Telltale but, well, good).
Long has the wait been for Capcom to finally, truly, embrace Resident Evil’s roots as an honest-to-god horror game, but with Revelations 2 the circle has at last been completed. And here’s the proof. Genuine, primordial, nerve-shredding horror:
Naughty Dog has plowed to the top of the hottest developers index this generation, but with The Last of Us the veteran Californian studio trades Hollywood motifs for Cormac McCarthy flavoured survival horror in what will likely be the PlayStation 3’s swan song. One last hurrah?
With Bayonetta 2 still a tantalising work in progress, Platinum Games unleash their third title of 2013. Following Anarchy Reigns and the excellent Metal Gear Rising, The Wonderful 101 arrives to give Wii U owners something to cheer about.
Ninja Theory flirted with excellence with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, but it was story not swordplay that won the developer plaudits with its re-imagining of Journey to the West. Next up, rebooting a beloved and unequivocally Japanese hack and slash.
Dead Space 3 is Dead Space as envisioned by an eight year after eating ten Curly Wurlys and a Chomp for breakfast.
A third-person shooter videogame entertainment experience like all others.
Volition follow up the wonderful Saints Row The Third with expansion-turned-retail-title Saints Row 4. Superpowers, belligerent aliens and a Dubstep gun all feature.
4A Games deliver the inaugural slice of DLC for their marvellous post-apocalyptic shooter, Metro: Last Light. The Faction Pack introduces new characters, new weapons and a chance to help the Poles establish the first post-doomsday museum. At a penny under four queen pounds, what could go wrong?