Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 £40
Every man needs the latest Pro Evolution. It’s like women and handbags – last year’s just won’t do. Lacks the officialdom of FIFA, but plays a much better game. Also on 360, PS2, PSP, PC and Wii.
A platform game underneath, but one set to make everyone go mad with joy thanks to its customisable, swappable characters and levels. This will be massive online.
Resistance: Fall of Man was a compulsory buy for early adopters. It was – and still is – the PS3’s star shooter. The sequel is a must, if only for its eight-player co-op and staggering 60-player online limit.
SingStar ABBA £40
You know you want this ABBA-themed karaoke game. Don’t pretend. Just try not to cry in front of the family when bashing out a heartfelt version of S.O.S. in the Coronation Street ad break.
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift £40
Why be restricted to tarmac and over-rated realism? Motorstorm lets you blaze through muddy jungles and mountain ranges, pulling off breathtaking jumps and slides along the way.