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red dead re­demp­tion II

Pub­lisher rock­star games A stone cold 10/10 clas­sic and the best look­ing con­sole game there’s ever been, with eas­ily the most sur­pris­ing story in open-world his­tory. Plays best on X, too. Defin­ing Mo­ment That in­cred­i­ble, un­fore­seen twist half­way through.

Forza Hori­zon 4

Pub­lisher Mi­crosoft stu­dios A must-have ex­pe­ri­ence for ev­ery Xbox One owner, not only is the rac­ing ex­cel­lent and var­ied, the open world play­ground you drive across is one of the most stun­ning places we’ve seen on the con­sole. Defin­ing Mo­ment See­ing the sea­sons change for the first time.

The Witcher III : 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.

Grand 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 The last heist is a per­fect fi­nale to a game that brought so many mem­o­rable mo­ments.

As­sas­sin’s Creed odyssey

Pub­lisher Ubisoft Big­ger and more epic than even Ori­gins, this An­cient Greece-set RPG will win your heart whether you play as Kas­san­dra or Alex­ios in its vi­brant, beau­ti­ful world. Defin­ing Mo­ment Div­ing through crys­tal wa­ters into a sub­merged Mi­noan palace.

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 re­al­is­ing the worst was yet to come.

Wolfen­stein II : The New colos­sus

Pub­lisher Bethesda For­get re­al­ism and dive into a Nazi-con­trolled Amer­ica in the 1960s, com­plete with robots, the KKK and a whole bunch of ridicu­lous weapons. Defin­ing Mo­ment Tak­ing down an enor­mous, fire-spew­ing robo-Nazi.

Cup­head

Pub­lisher Stu­dio MDHR A graph­i­cally stun­ning love poem 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 god­damn boss you’ve been fight­ing for days and cry­ing tears of un­bri­dled joy.

fort­nite

Pub­lisher epic games The big­gest game of re­cent years played by, um, ev­ery­one and their grans.

Fort­nite’s Bat­tle Royale is now on Sea­son 6, and it’s still tech­ni­cally on Beta. The PvE mode, Save The World is bril­liant too. Defin­ing Mo­ment Get­ting your first Vic­tory Royale, and do­ing a dance.

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.

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