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...

1. DmC: Devil May Cry

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.

2. Temple Run 2

Free, ioS

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

3. Far Cry 3

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.

4. The Earth Defence Force 2017 Portable

£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.

5. Sing Party

£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.

6. Super Hexagon

£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.

7. Borderlands 2

£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.

8. Halo 4

£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.

9. Faster than Light

£6, PC

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.

10. Crysis 3

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.