The 11 games bundled together here offer a glorious return trip to a lost age of gaming
Please Fix the Road is a gentle, quietly demanding puzzler that will keep you entertained for many hours, especially if you ration out the 150 levels. There’s always something new to experiment with or some cute little visual flourish to enjoy, and watching the last tile slot into place, then seeing the car (or train, or pink llama) whizzing along to its destination never stops being pleasing. In these discombobulating times, here is a little puzzle box that brings order to chaos, if only for a few stolen seconds.
Fifa 22 is absolutely unmistakably a Fifa game – it has the sophistication and polish we’ve come to expect, with all the player likenesses, authentic stadia and recognisable commentators we see every year. But right at the core of it is a match engine that feels more surefooted than ever, at a time when the game’s more tactically complex rival Pro Evolution Soccer has been relegated to a free-to-play existence with all the compromises that will inevitably entail. If you can live with the loot-box trickery of Ultimate Team, this is a gigantic, rewarding simulation that offers a ton of variety and scope, and many, many moments of exquisite goalmouth drama.