Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
We like new things. It makes us feel not old. So unlike last year, most of our PC picks this year are spankin'-new IPs... or it just happened that way. We swear, we didn't open our presents. We're as surprised as you are...
Genre: First-Person Shooter
If not the first title to deliver on the promises of DirectX10, Crysis will stun you with its graphics before you even fire a shot in its vibrant jungles. Solid, fast-paced gameplay doesn't hurt, either.
Okay, so the review link goes to the Xbox 360 version, but hey, The Orange Box still rocks on the PC. If you haven't picked up Half-Life 2 before, then it just may have the best bang for your buck this year.
What kind of war fronts aren't opposing? And what's up with heroes plural? I'm the hero, dammit! Okay, so if can let your ego go... you can do it... you're a little engine... just try, you will find that Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts lives up to its amazing predecessor. New franchises, new modes, generous amounts of profanity - what's not to like?