"Shoot off the head of one of the many robots you're fighting and it's not long before they're staggering about aimlessly, shooting at their robotic brethren."
"There's liberal exuberance in its two-ton metallic flings; exciting in its voraciousness, but suitably bizarre in the extremities in which drifts play out."
"This is an opportunity for Gearbox to really put itself on the map. All it needs to do is deliver a game worthy of the series. If only it were that simple."
Our latest Most Wanted for next year is Prey 2: a title that trumps the identikit sequel stylings of many series with something wholly unique and exciting.
"Chances are that 343 is going to serve us up an entertaining game. Just how good it will be remains to be seen."
"The action looked a lot like in War of Cybertron, but the variation in levels and bots was much better than anticipated."
"Visibility is poor, the high density of the air pollutant a killer - excursions below the dust line are high risk, but can yield collectables essential to your survival."
"Seeing all the story threads come together in Mass Effect 3 is going to have a massive impact."
"Yuke's took on the criticisms it received and developed a completely new system, which at first feels too hard. Way too hard."
"It's Terminator with a sexual predator twist...though we're aware that's the cynicism talking."
"Don't expect the old Bullfrog Syndicate, and don't expect Deus Ex and you're likely in for something very entertaining come February."
"You're the chosen one, brought back from the dead, to save a world where the mortal races are well on their way towards extinction."
"There's a fervent wish that 343 had the time to reupholster the entire game as such, even though such a grand undertaking its purely a pipe-dream."
The newest info on Soul Calibur V has been revealed, as we go hands-on and round up all the latest on Namco Bandai's returning fighter.
"We've lived a lifetime already, and we've barely scraped three hours. We've barely scraped the world."
"Ezio may be 52, but he's still one of the strongest characters in the medium. If Revelations lives up to its promise, it will more than do justice to his memory."
"Max was bald and sported an impressive beard, wore a Hawaiian shirt and spent his time in the colourful city of Sao Paulo..."
"This is a game that's captured the mood and world from the original, but not the gameplay..yet so far that's looking to be a good decision."
"Much as in chess, proper management of pawns are key to your success in Dragon's Dogma."
"Before the boss clash, the UI flashes up a brief text description. Juliet promptly pushes it aside with a glib comment. It's classic fourth wall-breaking Suda51."
"EA makes a convincing case that these additions will better the brand rather than dilute it. And from the strength of content we're seeing, we're happy to come along for the ride."
The studio's goal: a straightforward game based on an almost-forgotten genre, but with the look of "something original, never seen - something completely unique".
"Playing as Death offers something different to his brother-in-arms: he's agile, fast, and has no qualms in using more extreme measures if they achieve results."
"We wanted to introduce some details that only the most careful readers of the books could notice. So we created a game inspired by both films and novels," the studio explains.
Rasmus Lund-Hansen slipped into Hilde's costume and took Soul Calibur V for a spin in Cologne.
"Even at its current alpha version, Unbounded shows a lot of promise in becoming one of the best arcade racers around."
"While not completely enthusiastic by what we've seen - more due to sensory exhaustion than anything - we leave the presentation feeling cautiously optimistic."
"GoldenEye 007 Reloaded looks to be a good pick for Bond fans, and for those who are looking from something other than modern war titles."
"We're in the technological Stone Age and, as much due to the lack of easily-accessible porn as the world being thrown into disorganised chaos, war breaks out."
"Gotham City Impostors was one of the strangest games at Gamescom 2011 and probably one of the weirdest spin-offs since Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball."
"Now you want machine guns with really big clips that I can just 'rawr' forever and totally just Arnold out and be all powerful."
"If you like your games edging on the unusual, and are looking for relief from the traditional this winter, you're likely not going to find a better candidate than Catherine."
"After motioning to swim across the lake, it'll swiftly be followed by slapping your arms like a junkie in need of a vein to swipe at blood-sucking leeches chomping on your flesh."
"There is still a touch of arcade in the dribbling, and the passing feels incredibly smooth. The controls feel extremely natural, almost like liquid."
"An FPS with the scope of an action-RPG, from the makers of the most iconic series in the genre? Reason enough for id Software to raise middle finger - or crafty wink - to its competitors."
"Reflexes twenty years trained cause us to tap left as we're cannoned out of an S-tunnel to plunge directly through a cascade of rings. We're back home."
"Despite the era it emulates resounding with the sublime sounds of funk, soul and a little dabble in disco, Driver's multiplayer is pure punk rock; short, punchy and violent."
"Social walls crumble, chatter erupts, strategies form...as much as 'I'll go first, and don't you bloody hit me when I do' can be labelled strategy."
"The central idea is that instead of coal and steampower, the era of industrialism was brought on by giant whaling ships."
"Boss encounters block the game's fast-paced flow like a violent discharge into the toilet, requiring all hands, and makeshift weapons, to clear the way."
"Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a game you just cannot ignore and we're confident it will take us on a journey we won't forget."
"Everywhere we went people were going on and on about Bioshock Infinite at E3."
"Hitman: Absolution looks good. Really good...the game can stand tall alongside the best titles of today. IO Interactive just put itself back into the graphical arms race."
"Credits are used to purchase decoys, automatic machine guns and barriers; a good economy is key to survival. Civilisation with chainsaws, if you will."
"It's the technology being created here that is getting its first field-test via the virtual conditions of Ghost Recon...the result is already massively exciting."
Whether it's enough to win the war or not is up for the players to decide, but Battlefield 3 is probably as strong competition as Call of Duty and Modern Warfare is ever going to see.
"It interweaves genuine feelings of disgust, fear and terror with the sort of seamless ability that you've grown to expect only from the finest horror films."
"It's a pretty complex story, like a high-tech conspiracy version of Days of our Lives, and Revelations is the final part of Ezio's story."
"Let's stick with the funny for the moment. Because Saints Row is very funny indeed. In that overly-violent-Joe Pesci-kinda-way sure, but funny nevertheless."