"Forza Motorsport 5"
While the PS3 crowd is getting their racing fix with "Grant Turismo 6," the latest in the "Forza Motorsport" franchise is delivering a next-generation racing experience solely for Xbox One owners. With the newly-enhanced AI and the ability to unlock and race 200 cars across 14 different circuits (admittedly a major decrease compared to "4"), players are sure to enjoy the white-knuckle races. (Rated E)
"Killzone: Shadow Fall"
Developer Guerilla Games has shaken things up for the sixth entry in its successful "Killzone" series. Rather than the typical run-'n-gun approach gamers are used to, "Shadow Fall" places emphasis on stealth in its missions, which now feel much more open.
Players are also able to use the new OWL, a remote stealth drone that utilizes the DualShock 4's touchpad and offers support in numerous ways, such as providing a temporary shield. Additionally, the well-crafted multiplayer the series is known for returns. (Rated M)
"Knack" is a new 3D platformer directed by a pro of the genre, Marc Cerny, who is notable for his work on the "Crash Bandicoot," "Jack and Daxter" and "Ratchet and Clank" franchises. While the game's platforming is equal parts routinely standard and nostalgic, it's combat system is more action-oriented than most platformers -- no surprise, given Cerny's work on "God of War III."The titular "Knack" is able to grow in size throughout the game and can take on elemental forms, such as ice and wood. The game also features drop-in/drop-out co-op, meaning two players are able to enjoy this graphically gorgeous adventure. (Rated E10 )