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01 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 at a wed­ding; cue hi­lar­ity, men­ace and light jig­ging.

02 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHAN­TOM PAIN

Pub­lisher Kon­ami Ko­jima’s Metal Gear swan­song rolls back the decade-long cutscenes of IV and changes what a stealth game can be.

Defin­ing Mo­ment Scoop­ing a stray puppy from the Afghan sands and nur­tur­ing him into a killer.

03 GR AND THEFT AUTO V

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 Warp­ing into the skin of Trevor – only to find he’s drunk-driv­ing a he­li­copter.

04 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 Tak­ing down a mon­stros­ity the size of a state school us­ing re­flexes and in­ge­nu­ity alone.

05 HALO 5: GUARDIANS

Pub­lisher Mi­crosoft Stu­dios It’s Halo back to its bril­liant, bel­liger­ent best – with dash and hover tech­niques keep­ing the King of Death­matches a step ahead of the on­line com­pe­ti­tion.

Defin­ing Mo­ment Over­com­ing daunt­ing nu­mer­i­cal odds to win the round for your fallen team-mates in Break­out.

06 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 Team Fortress 2. Just be­gin­ner’s luck? We doubt it. Defin­ing Mo­ment Fi­nally get­ting Play of the Game! Not that we ever have.

NEW EN­TRY 07 FORZA HORI­ZON 3

Pub­lisher Mi­crosoft Stu­dios A drop-dead gor­geous ar­cade racer set in Aus­tralia that shames other car games into sub­mis­sion with a daz­zling ar­ray of events and mo­tors. Bonza!

Defin­ing Mo­ment Fang­ing a ute along the Great Ocean Road at sun­rise (that means driv­ing fast in a pick up).

NEW EN­TRY 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 GOW 2. An es­sen­tial en­try for Gear-heads and new­com­ers alike. Defin­ing mo­ment Fight­ing Swarm in the storm dur­ing the peaks of Act 4.

NEW EN­TRY 09 XCOM 2

Pub­lisher 2K Games Takes the turn-based tac­ti­cal com­bat of the first and beams it up to new heights. One of the most pleas­antly stress­ful games you can play.

Defin­ing Mo­ment Hav­ing a squad mem­ber you adore die hero­ically while play­ing on Iron­man mode.

10 ALIEN: ISO­LA­TION

Pub­lisher SEga In which you’re trapped aboard a space­ship with a lethal neme­sis. The ten­sion’s so thick you can cut through it with a blow­torch.

Defin­ing Mo­ment Cow­er­ing be­hind a rick­ety hos­pi­tal trol­ley, with ev­ery­thing crossed that she doesn’t sniff you out.

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