Disgaea 2

Another addition to the dwarfing battle system is the tower attack. Teaming up on hapless enemies was a major part of Disgaea, and now you can literally stack your attacks by standing on each others' shoulders. The bottom guy smacks the unlucky monster, shooting him higher and higher until your topmost unit smashes the creep back to the earth.

And all that barely scratches the surface of what Disgaea 2 will give to strategy nuts. Every item you buy, find or steal can still be opened up and explored through the near-bottomless Item World. Level caps soar into the quadruple digits. You really do get what you put into this type of game, and the ocean of options should keep gamers glued to their sets later this summer.