PC, Ascaron, £29.99

Trine offers an appealing mix of classic gaming – think side-scrolling action studded with puzzles and platforming – and hi-tech physics.

Play is divided between three fairly stereotypical characters (a wizard, a thief and a knight) and each has their own, action-appropriate abilities, from magical spell-casting through to exploring and combat. Problem solving is a big part of the game and what’s refreshing is that there is always more than oneway to complete any challenge that encourages you to think creatively rather than just buttonbash yourway through. Trine is a retro treat with a modern flavour.