DARK SOULS (MA15+)
PS3, Xbox 360, $99.95 ★★★★ Do you think games have become too easy these days, what with all of the recharging health bars and unlimited save systems? Dark Souls could well be the game for you. Each individual enemy encounter in this brutal roleplaying game is so punishing in terms of difficulty that you’ll barely escape with a sliver of health, if you survive at all. It’s not for those short on patience, but this is one of the most rewarding game experiences of the year. Out now.