Gears of War

But looking good is only one aspect of next-gen gaming, and Epic hasn't been satisfied with simply sprucing up graphics. The developer stresses the concept of a "fire team" as a cooperative unit, so playing well with others is no longer a virtue; it's mandated for survival. Fortunately, beefier processing power has enabled an increase in your computer teammates' IQ to the point where "AI teammates are indiscernible from human players," or so boasts Epic. If that promise can be delivered upon, that's astonishing; even without real-life chums, you've still got bros at your back.