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 The last heist is a perfect finale to a game that brought so many memorable moments.
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 Gratefully stumbling across a campfire and realizing the worst was yet to come.
04 Wolfenst ein II : The New coloss us
Publisher Bethesda Forget realism and dive into a Nazi-controller America in the 1960s, complete with robots, the KKK, and a whole bunch of ridiculous weapons. Defining Moment Throwing a hatchet into the head of a robotic Nazi. 05 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.
06 Ass ass in’s Creed origins
Publisher Ubisoft Taking the series to the earliest time period yet, this Egyptian adventure ticks all the right boxes. Huge, sprawling, and stunningly beautiful, it’s a must-play. Defining Moment The incredible view from the highest point in the game. 07 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 your first Play Of The Game in Competitive mode.
08 DISHONORED 2 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.
09 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 Playing with time in the mission Effect and Cause.
10 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.