10 - Deus Ex: The Fall (iOS)

Back in 2000, Deus Ex was released for the PC, and later on, the PlayStation 2. It was a revelation, and the franchise desperately clung on to the grace that the seminal game allowed it, until Human Revolution – in 2011 - gave it a spring clean. Now, The Fall, which was released for iOS in 2013, promises a new and exciting platform for the cyber-punk shooter/thriller.

Deus Ex The FallDeus Ex: The Fall

With plot reigning supreme over pure action in contemporary videogame vogue, an experience rich in twists and turns is equal to shooting or stealth mechanics, and The Fall combines the two perfectly. Like every top 10 list, there are a few wildcard entries, and The Fall’s mixed reviews certainly qualify it for that description, but who doesn’t like a talking point?

9 - Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3, XBOX 360, PC, Wii U)

Something – a lack of invention, variation or innovation – was lacking from Splinter Cell for a while, until Blacklist came along and reasserted Sam Fisher’s cult status amongst video gamers. With a focus on stealth, the latest entry to the franchise combined loved elements of games gone by to create the best Splinter Cell game yet.

Splinter Cell BlacklistSam Fisher's back in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

The plot sees Sam Fisher and Victor Coste attacked by an unknown enemy as they leave Anderson AFB in Guam. The attackers are revealed as The Engineers – a terrorist group hell bent on unleashing a series of deadly attacks (The Blacklist) until the American government recall all of their troops deployed abroad. Of course, Fisher and a crew are assembled to quell the threat.