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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.


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.


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.

10 fort­nite

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.

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