The Five Games You Shouldn't Miss

It's a great time to be a gamer, isn't it? Over the past few weeks, a stellar group of triple-A titles have been released onto store shelves. We wanted to highlight these games again, to give you yet more incentive to rush down to the game store and pick up your copies.

Get your hands on the five games listed below and you'll be guaranteed to have a good time. To further convince you, we've included a small snippet from our review of the game along with scores from other notable press outlets.

Why in the world would we promote a competing publication's take on these games? Because this isn't about competition: it's about helping you, our readers, make the best buying decisions possible. It's also about giving good games the recognition that they deserve. So read on and see why you just have to play Call of Duty 4, Super Mario Galaxy, Crysis, Assassin's Creed and Ratchet & Clank Future!

The Five Games You Shouldn't Miss

Crysis

Crysis

"I'll just go ahead and say it: Crysis is the most photorealistic game ever created. Running at its best in DirectX 10 at a high resolution with all the effects cranked up, there is no other game that can come close to matching its visuals....."

"Even without the picture-perfect graphics and spectacular technological prowess, Crysis is a great action game that can stand up against any great FPS. The acting and story aren't spectacular, but using the Nanosuit makes this open-ended adventure one that is fun from start to finish."

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Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed

"Assassin's Creed is a fluid experience in which every individual element seamlessly works in harmony with the others. But the foundation of the entire gameplay experience lies in the fluid and intuitive control scheme. From walking around on the street to free running on the roof tops, the controls make it easy to manipulate Altair during his quests and that's a good thing as the game would have suffered dramatically had the developers not gotten such a firm handle on the controls."

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Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4

"A prolific single-player campaign, full-featured multiplayer, and an intense photorealistic depiction of modern-day war, makes Call of Duty 4 the most solid first-person shooter I have ever played. Yes, in my opinion, it's even better than Halo 3, Half-Life 2, and Bioshock. In fact, I'm declaring CoD4 as my choice for the one must-have game of 2007."

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Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

"The Wii has already been fortunate enough to receive several quality Mario titles in the last year or so. But while games such as Super Paper Mario and Mario Strikers Charged were great, their graphics were less than spectacular and they failed to really take full advantage of the functionality of the console's controllers. Now, with the release of Super Mario Galaxy, Wii owners have a game that really shows off the system's capabilities, both in terms of graphics and controls."

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Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

"It's fitting that the first instalment of the Ratchet & Clank series on the PS3 is called Future, because in many ways it sets the bar for all future PS3 games. Starting with the opening cinematic to the very last moment, the game is a prime example of what developers can and should do with the platform."

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