Xbox 360, Microsoft, £39.99

Despite its acid bright colours and cute, candyfilled characters, the original Viva Pinata game was actually pretty tricky to master, though rewarding if you did manage to build a garden and entice creatures inside.

This follow-up has taken some of the complexity out of the equation, making it easier to tend a garden and build a community of piñatas. There are more than 30 new creatures to meet and new habitats to explore, all of which make this a charming game that's easy to love.