Gears of War

On the surface, Gears of War looks like a series about meatheads with arms the size of Jeeps blowing up aliens and being heroic. But not only is the action more tactile and nuanced than that, the plot of Gears of War deserves more credit for how clever it is – and how it depicts the cost of war and colonisation on humanity. But you can ignore all of that and just focus on the wonderfully grisly chainsaw kills, too.