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.
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.
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.
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.