It's been a truly spectacular year for games, but for every Halo 3 and Super Mario Galaxy there's been one quality title that's been shoved into the sideline thanks to a huge marketing budget. Here's our pick of some titles you may have missed.
With all those Christmas vouchers and upcoming January sales, we thought it'd be a good idea to recommend where you should put your moth-eaten cash.
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
It's not hard to persuade us to play through Resident Evil 4 again, but the Wii version really does deserve your attention - especially if you've yet to touch Capcom's excellent survival horror sequel. Or even if you have!
The Wii Remote perfectly compliments Resi 4's shooting system, which constantly has you in frantic gun-bouts where pegging a leg or headshot is crucial.
QTE sequences and slashing with the knife doesn't feel like a gimmick either. Dare we say it? yes - it's the definitive version of Capcom's greatest Resi yet.
Read the review right here.
Alright, so nobody really uses the bikes but that doesn't stop Project Gotham Racing 4 from storming to the front of the Xbox racing pack.
Ever stylish, wonderfully balanced and with some of the best online modes we've yet seen in a racer, PGR4 is easily the best in the series and one of the best 360 offerings in 2007.
Unfortunately little Timmy might be mostly occupied with Halo 3 and Mass Effect, but make sure you've got some of granddad's fivers left for PGR 4; it's probably the most shamelessly overlooked game on this list.
Read our review here.
World in Conflict
Easily one of the biggest contenders for RTS of the year, Massive Entertainment's Cold War strategy opus was lost in the Bioschock, Crysis and Orange Box nuke cloud - but it's definitely worth your attention.
As well as looking frickin' brilliant World in Conflict delivers one of the most exciting and fast-paced single-player campaigns we've seen in a while.
Napalm strikes and laser-guided precision bombs are common tools in the excellent drop-in/drop-out multiplayer and it'd be a damn shame if more RTS nuts don't clock on before the end of the year.
Read the review.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Any PS3 owners out there looking for a stunning game that's only available on your shiny new system? Well here it is. A few weeks after its release (backed by a massive TV ad campaign) and the stories came out that it was bombing in the UK. Why? WHY? WHY!!!
Drake's Fortune is an incredible adventure game that really shows off what the PS3 can do. Everything from the animations to acting is ahead of the pack (yes Mass Effect, we're looking at you). If you've got a PS3 then you need this in your collection.
Read the review here.
EA's skating newcomer has received plenty of praise for its more realistic take on the grungy sport, but its got a way to go before the mainstream punter's spotlight shifts from the Hawk brand.