It's common to hear people complaining about how cinema is dominated by sequel after sequel, but few non-gamers realise that exactly the same problem exists in video-games. Only worse. Looking through the high profile releases over the next few months and only Destiny, the first post-Halo project from developer Bungie, stands out as a wholly new title. There's plenty of franchised games that look awesome and some may even be series highlights, but the originality question rears into view; how many are regurgitating the same old tat in a lazy cash grab? That's not to say developers always get it right first time. It may now carry the responsibility of being Ubisoft's mega-franchise, but before they became a yearly 'event', the sequels to Assassin's Creed were genuine improvements; the second took some daring creative choices to make the Italian-set adventure not feel as repetitive as the original. With tight deadlines it can take a couple of go arounds for a game idea to be perfected. But sometimes they get it right first time, with later entries in the series only serving to highlight how bloody brilliant the first game was. Brilliant games like the ten we present to you today. Warning: extreme nostalgia and blatant bias are present throughout this article. You have been warned.