The 10 Best new games
From console blockbuster to smartphone freebies – here are ten ways to spend some down-time in the next few weeks...
From £25, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Reworking of the supernatural slasher series that's clever and plot-heavy, taking pops at bogeymen such as bankers.
The endless-runner iPhone game is back with swisher graphics and more levels. No wonder it was downloaded 20 million times in the four days after its release
From £25, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
The third in the Far Cry series, with a set-up which can make you think that you're really prowling the paradise island shores.
£31.99, PlayStation Vita
The graphics on this PS3-to-PSV game are mediocre to just plain awful, but somehow that's part of the charm.
£49, Wii U
The new Wii joins the party with this smartly designed karaoke game. Makes use of the multiscreen mode and the Wii U Gamepad, but the tracklist could be stronger.
£1.99, iOS, PC, Steam
Those familiar with Terry Cavanagh's work will know that his games are engrossing. This elegant puzzle allows you to use just two controls, left and right.
£34.99 Xbox 360
A reboot of the first Borderlands, with Planet Pandora as the stage for a showdown between you and the machine-gun-wielding, slightly madcap baddies.
£39.99, Xbox 360
The first in the next trilogy of the well-respected of the Halo series. It's an impressive beast with fabulous graphics allied to good playability.
Like most of the great PC games: a simple one. Your goal is to cross space with your stolen cargo, while avoiding a just-on-your-tails fleet.
From £39.99, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
It's all about the nano-suit here, a bullet flinging leviathan spewing out rounds of ammunition like there's no tomorrow.
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