The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Publisher bandai namco
Hearts Of Stone and Blood And Wine have made an already outstanding RPG unmissable. One of the most authentic, entertaining game worlds ever. Defining Moment Geralt in a bath tub. It changed our lives. Publisher Rockstar games Brutal and beautiful in equal measures,
GTA V is so rich in size, scope and spectacle it’s hard to believe it was originally built for Xbox 360. Defining Moment Pulling off a slick powerslide while racing your friends in GTA Online.
Dark Souls III
Publisher Bandai namco Get over the initial difficulty hump and you’re rewarded with a combat system that gives you unparalleled opportunities to express yourself. Defining Moment Beating a boss the size of a family home using nothing but a rusty sword and your epic skills.
Publisher Electronic arts Alongside a surprisingly affecting single-player campaign comes one of the most robust and satisfying multiplayer offerings on Xbox One. Brave and unforgettable. Defining Moment Jumping into a tank and knocking down an entire building.
Publisher blizzard entertainment Blizzard decides to have a go at making a multiplayer shooter and somehow ends up creating one of the best since Team Fortress 2. Just beginner’s luck? We doubt it. Defining Moment Getting Play Of The Game by wiping the enemy team.
Publisher Respawn Entertainment This sequel to the ace (but multiplayeronly) game compensates with arguably one of the best solo FPS campaigns ever. It’s a wall-running, doublejumping, mech-punching delight. Defining Moment Taking out three opponents at once with a Tick.
Publisher arkane Studios This supernatural stealth-’em-up is a superb action game and a landmark work of videogame world-building wrapped up in a sumptuous art style. Defining MomenT Exploring Karnaca’s shifting clockwork mansion and finding your way between the walls.
Gears of War 4
Publisher Microsoft Studios A soft reboot that respects what made
Gears great, then introduces new threats and surprises for the best game since GOW 2. An essential entry for Gear-heads and newcomers alike. Defining moment Fighting Swarm in the storm during the peaks of Act 4.
What remains of edith finch
Publisher annapurna interactive An unforgettable narrative experience that combines dozens of short vignettes with unique control schemes. Just play it – you won’t regret it. Defining Moment Lewis’ story, focused on dead-end jobs and depression.
Publisher IO Interactive IO’s flashy reboot adds mystery and menace to Hitman’s bag of tricks. Each episode takes place in a different city, and each hit is more challenging. Easily the best Hitman game yet. Defining Moment Executing a perfect kill and walking away dressed as a chef.