Fallout 3 - 9.3
As the spiritual follow-up to a previous game of the year (not to mention a long-overdue instalment in an awesome series), a lot is riding on how Bethesda's latest epic RPG Fallout 3 turns out. The verdict? Positively glowing.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 7.6
Sometime it just doesn't matter how much button-bashing a game involves. Who needs open-ended plots, free-roaming worlds or a level editor? This is Star Wars, and getting the lightsabers out for the first proper time on the latest consoles was a triumph in itself.