Developed by Platinum Games and published by SEGA after three years in development, Vanquish is a fun and innovative game that really doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
Set in the near future where countries are overpopulated and resources are scarce, players take hold of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency agent Sam Gideon on his mission to SC-01 Providence, a space colony with a solar transmitter that Russian terrorists have taken over and are threatening to obliterate New York City with.
The game received plenty of praise upon its release, with critics and fans raving about the game's unique Augmented Reaction Suit (ARS) and BLADE weapon system. The ARS prototype features cutting edge technologies such as jet boosters and a special AR mode that improves Sam's reflexes, whilst the BLADE arsenal of weaponry allows players to keep up to three guns and grenades by transforming into them and offers a huge array of possible upgrades and customisation.
There is also perhaps the greatest end credits sequence in gaming history to play through, with players able to shoot up the faces of the game's staff that are plastered on asteroids.