Broken Sword 5 is a reminder of just how entertaining point and click adventures can be. It might have been a while since they were the cutting edge of the industry, but they are still capable of great stories, gameplay and humour. Broken Sword 5 is an instant classic and well worth playing through.
Wasteland 2 Director's Cut is, at the minute, somewhat of a disappointment for consoles. The wonder and sense of exploration it was attempting is severely diminished because the controls, and the bugs make it hard to enjoy. Hopefully this can be fixed in future releases, but at the time of writing, Wasteland 2 is just shy of being really worth playing.
Fans of action adventure games will love this title. Even if you've never heard of, thought about, or enjoyed Transformers in the past, its simple, perfectly balanced mechanics and jaw dropping combat will keep you coming back for more. That's not to mention actual fans of the Transformers franchise, who should be really excited for this game.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate is an amazing action/adventure. It has evolved past its humble crusading beginning, and entered the industrial age of looming cities, intriguing missions and solid combat. While it still isn't the most challenging game, it proves to be warm, friendly and massively engrossing.
This is a game everyone with interest in RPGs should have a look it. Inspired but pen and papers games with a really incredible, intelligent combat system and some really engaging stories, there isn't anyone who loves the genre that won't enjoy this game.
This is a game everyone with interest in RPGs should have a look at. Inspired by P&P games with a really intelligent combat system and some truly engaging stories, hardly anyone who loves the genre won't enjoy this game, and the Enhanced Edition is even better than the original release.
Darksiders 2 is a good game, just not necessarily as good as your other options right now. One day, when you're desperate to play an adventure title and you've completed everything else this will be an enjoyable treat, but for now, I'd wait.
Though it might not be the next AAA FPS to attempt to dethrone Call of Duty, it offers a remarkable amount of variety and fun in its package. This is an experience only just arriving on the console shores and one that looks to pave the way for more to come in the future. Great fun, easy to play and very chaotic. The perfect Christmas present.