The competition is super stiff next month but this PlayStation 3 exclusive should be a great option. If you're into the GTA-style with a Japanese mafia-esque setting, you're going to love this intensely atmospheric brawler. The first two entries on the PS2 were solid but most critics have agreed that the third installment is the best; it received plenty of great scores when the game released in Japan last year. It should have a great storyline, too, so don't think it's all about fisticuffs in the streets.
2/17/2010 Ben Dutka