01 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.
02 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.
03 resident evil 2
Publisher capcom Fantastic reboot of the ’90s survival horror classic that perfectly captures the essence of the original while offering something completely new. Defining Moment Shooting all the arms and legs off a zombie and realising that it’s still coming.
04 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 in a bath tub. It changed our lives.
05 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.
06 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.
07 MOR TAL KOM BAT 11
Publisher Warner Bros NetherRealm has pretty much now perfected the 2D fighter, with a great story mode, characters and really brutal, gory finishing moves. Defining MomenT Getting a Brutality without even trying, then feeling a bit sick watching it.
08 APE X LEGENDS
Publisher EA Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale does more than just jump on the bandwagon, it takes ownership. Teams of three compete to survive, featuring a great cast of characters with different abilities. Defining Moment Working well as a squad to get that all-important victory.
09 sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Publisher activision FromSoftware’s samurai epic is a fearsome, yet immaculately constructed and cleverly refreshed, test of mettle. Defining Moment Actually managing to master the game’s hard-as-hell combat makes all the frustration worthwhile.
Publisher epic games
Fortnite Battle Royale is now in its ninth season, and it’s still technically in beta. It continues to draw a crowd thanks to genius new features like its creative mode. Save The World is brilliant, too. Defining Moment Getting your first Victory Royale, and doing a dance.