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the ten best xbox one games 01 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Publisher bandai namco HeartsOfStone and BloodAndWine have made an already outstanding RPG unmissable. One of the most authentic, entertaining game worlds ever. Defining Moment Geralt at a wedding; cue hilarity, menace, and light jigging.
02 Gr and Theft Auto V
Publisher Rockstar games Brutal and beautiful in equal measures, GTAV is so rich in size, scope, and spectacle it’s hard to believe it was originally built for Xbox 360. Defining Moment Warping into the skin of Trevor—only to find he’s drunk-driving a helicopter.
03 Dark Souls III
Publisher Bandai namco Get over the initial difficulty hump, and you’re rewarded with a combat system that gives you unparaleled opportunities to express yourself.
Defining Moment Taking down a monstrosity the size of a state school using reflexes and ingenuity alone.
04 Battlefield 1
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 Your first, last-ditch bayonet-charge kill. Have it.
Publisher blizzard entertainment Blizzard decides to have a go at making a multiplayer shooter, and somehow ends up creating one of the best since TeamFortress2. Just beginner’s luck? We doubt it. Defining Moment Getting your first Play of the Game!
06 Titanfall 2
Publisher Respawn EntertainmentEA 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 Scoring a kill and $5,000 in Bounty Hunt multiplayer.
07 dISHONO RED 2
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.
08 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 GOW2. An essential entry for Gear-heads and newcomers alike. Defining moment Fighting Swarm in the storm during the peaks of Act 4.
Publisher Playdead In this eerie, enigmatic side-scroller, a small boy must survive a strange world of robots, puppet-people, and, worst of all: Adults. Discover what happened to his world while trying to survive. Defining Moment When our hero finds a head device that can control people.
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 Breaking into a high-tech hospital in Hokkaido.