Ori and the Blind Forest
This stunningly beautiful side-scrolling adventure could have been counted among the Xbox One’s greatest exclusives. Haunting, evocative, challenging and exciting in equal measure, the small team that made this put the big studios to shame.
Life Is Strange
Difficult to talk about without spoiling, this exploration of adolescence is the most touching story of 2015. Just make sure to stick it out past the first episode, which can grate for those out of touch with their inner awkward teen.
A smashing platform puzzler, built for two players to work together, bond, fall in love, then LOSE THEIR RAG BECAUSE YOU PUSHED THE CHARIOT OFF A CLIFF, YES YOU DID I FUCKING SAW IT.
Game of Thrones/ Tales From the Borderlands
If you need regular acts of violence to make an interactive story worth telling, you need to seek help. Before that, though, you might enjoy Telltale Games’ new adventures. Shown by Life is Strange to pretty technically incompetent, both these games capture their respective source materials wonderfully. Chuckle at Borderlands or be taken on a harrowing journey to Westeros.
Worms is Worms, innit? If you want to sit the family down on the sofa and have some fun with only one controller, you can’t do a lot better.