Halo 5: Guardians

****

Xbox One (£39.99)

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After the disappointment of the last edition in Microsoft's flagship series, Halo 5: Guardians represents a return to form. While it has a storyline so complex you need a PHD in cosmology to understand things, ultimately that is an irrelevance. The creators have added a few subtle but welcome tweaks to the gameplay, particularly with regards to movement. They have improved on what so many come to Halo for: to shoot down aliens. Halo 5 marks a worthy first step for the series as it enters the Xbox One era.

Charles Reynolds

Driveclub: Bikes

**** 

PS4 (£11.99 if you own 'driveclub', £15.99 solo)

Unlike MotoGP 15 – which took hours of playtime to get to grips with – Driveclub Bikes is a pick-up and play experience, accessible to anyone who has tried a driving game before. Gone are the clunky turning mechanics of the original, the game now playing like an old arcade racer. This, combined with excellent graphics, fast-paced multiplayer and numerous race tracks, make this a must-have add-on. Be warned, however, the single player campaign is relatively short so you will need online access.

Jack Shepherd

WWE 2K16

****

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (£49.99)

2K Sports' WWE 2K16 manages to build on the quality wrestling mechanics present it its predecessor while also expanding on its centrepiece MyCareer mode, translating the melodramatic psychology and in-ring action of WWE programming into gaming. With a detailed 2K Showcase mode that covers the career of Stone Cold Steve Austin and a roster of over 120 wrestlers, this a comprehensive package for squared-circle aficionados in spite of the woeful, disinterested commentary and absent rising female talents. Eat, sleep, play, repeat.

Oliver Cragg

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