From: Bethesda Softworks
Radioactive role-playing from the creators of Oblivion; scavenge a post-apocalyptic, neo-1950s Washington D.C. for baseball bats and portable nukes, then splatter super-mutants' heads in strikingly Neanderthal fashion.
Tom Clancy's EndWar
Employ simple voice commands to control legions of prototype weapons (tanks, gunships, infantry, etc.), issuing movement and attack orders with an authoritative bark.
Rock Band 2
From: Electronic Arts
Compatible with all prior song downloads, online battle of the bands scenarios, upgraded instruments and playable tracks by The Foo Fighters andThe Who make this an instant arena-headlining act.
For: PS3 From: Sony
Futuristic first-person blasting the next-generation way; fight off hordes of onrushing mutants that realistically stagger when struck, or battle bosses so titanic they can topple entire buildings
Left 4 Dead
From: Valve Software
Be the zombies or rebury them; it's every man (or festering corpse) for themselves in the newly-anointed king of ultra-horrific, and addictive, broadband multiplayer mayhem.
Game Of The Month
Street Fighter IV
If the gorgeous watercolor graphics and new attack-absorbing "Focus" countermove system don't leave you floored, rest assured ink-spraying uppercuts and a comprehensive cast of dragon-punching favorites will.
Guitar Hero: World Tour
Enter a microphone and drums, extensive network-ready head-to-head play, personalized character creation and, in an unexpectedly rockin' turn, options for creating your own chord-shredding songs.
Gears Of War 2
For: Xbox 360
Boosts the sci-fi shoot-'em-up mayhem to eye-opening levels; play for flamethrowers, mountable monsters and ultra-destructible environs, stay for sick online multiplayer, including five-man survival co-op.