Streets Of Rage 4 PC The game that proved there’s life in the scrolling brawler yet gets a paid expansion that makes it even more essential. The highlight of the Mr X Nightmare DLC is a Survival mode that charges you with battling increasingly challenging waves of enemies, picking up bonuses between rounds that transform the way you play. By the time you hit level ten, you might have weapons that leave toxic pools, electrically charged punches and multiple jumps – letting you cross the arena without ever touching down. Gloriously daft, and all the better for it.
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Switch This enhanced remaster is arguably the quintessential entry for those who love Zelda’s puzzles more than anything else: several of its dungeons are among the finest in series history, while its smoother performance gives it a perkier pace than the original. Sure, after Breath Of The Wild its old routines feel restrictive, but with rightstick swordplay making for a fine alternative to motion controls and that score as swooningly romantic as ever, it targets both brain and heart with great precision.
Olija PC Should we include a category for Best Videogame Weapon in this year’s Edge awards, Devolver would currently be in competition only with itself. Boomerang X’s cross blade, or Olija’s harpoon? It’s a tight call – both double as deadly ways to puncture foes and thrilling methods of traversal. Let’s call it a draw for now, and hope that the remainder of the publisher’s slate boasts equally inventive arsenals.