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 in a bath tub. It changed our lives. 02 Grand 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 Switching to Trevor to find him waking up on the side of a mountain wearing nothing but pants. 03 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 only a rusty sword and your epic skills. 04 Batt lefield 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 Taking out enemies from the saddle of a horse. 05 overwatch 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 sweet revenge on a camping opponent. 06 Titanfall 2 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 Killing the entire enemy team with your robotic fists. 07 dISHONORED 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. 09 Cuphead Publisher Studio MDHR A graphically stunning love story to side-scrolling platformers of old, this boss-focused shooter is a masterpiece of design and difficulty. You will die.
Defining Moment Finally beating the goddam boss you’ve been fighting for days, and crying tears of unbridled joy. 10 hitman 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 Getting a panicked kill and then desperately trying to escape.