After some effective begging from Frank Hegevall (six years of age), our Swedish editor-in-chief folded and paid £49 for this year's worst game...
Sadly this collection of challenges ends the year on a sour note for Nintendo.
This charming life sim allows you to grow your very own worlds.
A surprising turn-based RPG to explore Runeterra with some of its most loved and popular characters.
This rhythm-runner is one of the first spinoff games from Riot's publishing label, Riot Forge.
The remake of the 4th Gen Pokémon game is very conservative, but its new features are enough to change the original experience.
"Definitive Edition" might be a bit of a misleading statement.
Take to the island of Ambrosia to simmer, sauté, and serve your way to culinary fame.
The first and only paid expansion for Nintendo's life-sim title expands the game significantly and kept us glued for hours and hours.
Atlus welcomes demons, gods and angels to the latest Nintendo hardware, to feast upon one of this year's best RPGs.
Wales Interactive's latest FMV tackles one of the games industry's latest trends: battle royale.
The Mario Party series returns to its roots with tougher mini-games and meaner game boards. But is it really better before?
Signal Studios' iconic Xbox Arcade strategy game is back with upgraded visuals and performance.
Violent encounters are nowhere to be found in this colourful puzzle-platformer.
This relaxing, vibrant golf game is the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.
The collection contains three undeniably solid titles, but new additions are lacking here.
This satirical take on 80s action classics is rife with witty and daft humour.
Guide the string puppet Abby through a riveting tale based in a fairytale world.
A lot of pen and paper went into the creation of Metroid 5, and it pays off.
Unleashed is a visually pleasing and well-crafted micro-sized racer.
It shines as a collection of mini-games, but its story mode is often sadistically difficult.
Tails of Iron is a gorgeous Souls-like that is plagued with a few troubling issues.
Even after more than 20 years, this classic ARPG exudes an uncanny fascination. Now console gamers can finally face the lords of hell too.
Work up a sweat with Marvelous' latest fitness title.
This could easily be one of the hottest party games of 2021 (no pun intended).
The collection includes some of the finest titles to grace the 8-bit system.
This year's version of NBA 2K is here, but has the game taken enough steps forward to raise the quality from previous years?
We've taken Glass Bottom Games' avian skater for a spin, and we've got plenty to chirp on about it.
Two miners travel to east, and it's fun.
This is one co-op party game that has ruffled up our feathers.
In this gothic adventure from Zoink Games, there's only one law: Random rules!
Deck Nine Games has rewritten the fundamentals of Life is Strange and in turn created a series highlight.
Wario's latest micro-game collection is another must-have for the Switch.
25 years after the release, Id Software's trendsetter has been polished up and released to all current game formats.
We have played through the ruins of our civilization one stroke at a time in one of the most unique golf games ever made.
Somehow in an attempt to modernise one of the blue hedgehog's best adventures, they have managed to make it worse.
The latest entry in the long-running series has a few ups-and-downs.
There is a new challenger in the motorcycle world, but can Rims take on Milestone's games that currently dominate the genre?
This short story hooks us from the very beginning.
Suda51 and Travis Touchdown are back to the Santa Destroy of yesteryear, but they're bringing some of the most stylish combat and designs with them.
One of the most awaited indie games has finally landed. Is Axiom Verge 2 an experience as solid as the first game? Tommy says no...It's better!
King's Bounty 2 brings new elements to the series, but not all changes are for the better.
It captures the brisk pace and intensity of the Doom series, but there's no heavy metal soundtrack to be seen (or heard).
The surreal roguelike from Afterburner Studios sees you conquer your emotions in a dreamy state.
Eldest Souls is a solid contender for our favourite Souls-like of the year.
Wales Interactive's latest FMV title lacks in scares and player interaction.
The path of the samurai is full of obstacles.
The latest Pokémon spin-off has some pretty Gastly microtransactions.
The series makes a return after a lengthy 14-year gap.