Bayonetta 2 is a character-action game like no other. DmC: Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance set the bar high for the genre last year, but Bayonetta kicks Dante and Raiden to the curb in this nonsensically spectacular romp. Top to bottom, the action is equal parts gorgeous and handled with exquisite precision. All of the visuals kick into high gear while you do what Bayonetta does best – destroy heaven and hell’s forces alike with a bewitching attitude. The visuals are stunning, the combat system is unrivaled, and the downright bizarre humor from the first game is back with a vengeance. Quite simply, Bayonetta 2 sets the benchmark for the entire character-action genre.