Life is Strange

****

Playstation 4, Xbox One (£24.99 )

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An adventure game in the vein of TellTale's Walking Dead series, Life is Strange is a five-episode, time-travelling tale that takes place against the backdrop of daily college life in small-town America. Despite a rocky start, and initially clunky dialogue that seems to have been fed through an internet meme-machine, the cast soon blossom into fully realised characters, giving you genuine pause for thought when it comes to making relationship-altering decisions. It tackles subjects as diverse as friendships and the apocalypse with an emotional depth rarely seen in video games, and is stuffed with jaw-dropping twists.

Jack Turner

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India

****

PC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One (£7.99)

Part two of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy and we're in colonial India, chasing a big diamond. It's the start of a ridiculous film but it keeps with AC's over indulgence of historical themes. The game itself is an alright platformer, focusing on the stealth side (you won't simply fight your way through the levels) which is saved by the artwork – mandala screen wipes and warming colours which gel with the patient puzzling attitude you need to make your way through the game. Pretty and fun: not bad for the price.

James Tennant

Resident Evil Origins Collection

***

PS4 (£24.99 )

There are two games on this disc: Resident Evil HD, which we've seen before and a remastered Resident Evil 0 HD, which gives the original 2002 GameCube release a bit of polish while throwing in better controls and widescreen support. The game lacks the expected frights and – horror of horrors – plods along very frustratingly at times. This is definitely one for the most ardent of fans.

David Crookes

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