Resident Evil: Revelations- Out now on 3DS
The latest entry in the long-running franchise, and a return to form. Resident Evil 4 and 5 took a step away from survival horror, but it seems to be back with a vengeance here. Creeping through the claustrophobic, abandoned cruise ship brings back memories of the original. Which, in my book, is a very good thing.
The Darkness 2- Out now on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
The Darkness 2 continues the story of Jackie Estacado, Don of the Franchetti crime family. Dual-wielding pistols and the like is nothing new to gamers, so Estacado ups his game. Possessed by a supernatural power, The Darkness, he can quad-wield. Two guns? Nothing special. Two guns, plus two giant impaling tentacle limbs, or 'Demon Arms', simultaneously? Now you're talking.
A First Person Shooter with a difference. A disgustingly brutal difference.
Gotham City Imposters- Out now on XBLA, PSN and PC
Continuing the recent trend of Superhero games that actually aren't awful. Imposters is a multiplayer-only FPS, allowing you to side with the good or bad guys and enter the turf war. Customise your character's terrible fancy dress-quality costume, whip up a homemade explosive or two, and go to town. As with The Darkness, it's great to see something original being done with this kind of game.
The genre needs more kicks in the ass like these.
Asura's Wrath- Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360, February 21 (North America), 24 (Europe)
Meet Asura, a betrayed God out for vengeance. Framed and thrown out of the heavens for the crime, he awakens on Earth. Understandably pissed by the whole situation, his quest to get back to his former home begins. This seems to involve viciously beating everyone in sight.
The game promises to blend a variety of gaming styles: part fighting, part shooter, all awesome.
Article by Chris Littlechild