17) L.A. Noire

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, HTC Vive

Another one of Rockstar's excellent last-gen originals is making the move to current consoles, as L.A. Noire gets 4K-capable PS4 and Xbox One ports, plus the Nintendo Switch gets a portable-friendly edition with some new gesture controls and optional camera tweaks that might make it a more comfortable play on the small screen.

All three editions of the 1940s-set cinematic detective game will include all of the previous downloadable content, as well. And if you have an HTC Vive, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is also coming at the same time, delivering self-contained cases from the original game, albeit without the open world around it.

Due: 14 November

 

18) Doom VFR

Platforms: HTC Vive, PlayStation VR

Last year's Doom reboot was pretty awesome, at least on the campaign side of things, and moving that experience into VR sounds… well, also pretty awesome. So that's where things stand with Doom VFR!

Truth be told, this isn't a straight port at all: that first-person shooter, built for keyboard and mouse or a controller, would be a little too frenzied for VR, so Doom VFR keeps the energy of the original experience with a bit less movement. It sounds awkward, and yes there's a learning curve, but we've tried it and it looks and feels pretty great on HTC Vive. Hopefully it's the same on PlayStation VR.

Due: 1 December

 

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19) Okami HD

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

One of the most beloved PlayStation 2 adventures is back in action this December, as Capcom's Okami HD charts a path to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. As ever, this stunning, Legend of Zelda-esque quest puts you in the paws of wolf goddess Amaterasu as you try to protect the land from approaching darkness.

The game's one-of-a-kind brush style will look better than ever thanks to this high-def remaster, which supports 4K resolution and widescreen, and it'll have both physical and digital releases available. Our only gripe: Where's the Switch version? It'd be perfect for Nintendo's play-anywhere console.

Due: 12 December

 

20) Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

Like many of you, we've probably played a few too many Lego games over the years – but Lego Marvel Super Heroes was one of the best of the repetitive bunch, and the sequel looks like it could be another button-mashing blast.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 wins some favour in our book by serving up a diverse array of locales, from Wakanda to Asgard, along with fan-favourite characters like Ms. Marvel and Howard the Duck. It feels a little off the beaten path, skipping some of the more mainstream (and over-familiar) focuses, and that makes it look all the more appealing.

Due: 14 November

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