You can't fault the craft of this painstaking remaster, and the game itself still has an ornery magnetism - but Diablo 2 is showing its age.
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A far-out new expansion and major levelling revamp see Blizzard's veteran online world riding a new wave of popularity.
Can a slick, mainstream action game really reckon with the violence that drives it? The answer is yes - messily, but powerfully.
Cardboard Computer's elusive adventure game gets a final episode and a console edition, but don't wolf it all down at once.
Hideo Kojma's first post-Metal Gear game is a messy, indulgent vanity project - but also a true original.
Telling Lies, by contrast, is but a second baby step into uncharted territory: a little wobbly, a little naive. But definitely courageous and exciting.
Beautiful, broken, with flashes of brilliance, Anthem is a disorganised mess in search of a reason to be.
The worst of pretentious story games and brainless beat-em-ups combined - with an insulting gimmick that's all its own.
The 'spiritual successor' industry reaches deep into the 90s game cupboard with this futuristic racer. Should we start asking why?
Another sumptuous, endlessly entertaining automotive playground, but its shift into 'shared-world' online gaming is only a partial success.