As the PS4 and Xbox One generation draws to an end, we highlight the games that defined the last seven years
A shooter that has seriously shaken up the core of what a game can be. Not only is Fortnite one of the highest grossing games of all time, its free access across so many platforms also makes it one of the most inclusive.
A more reflective Uncharted that applies the lessons Naughty Dog learned on The Last of Us, dialling up the stealth and exploration elements. Nate bows out on a truly exhilirating high.
One of the most evocative indies of the past decade. This rare little beauty can be completed in a single night, but it will leave you both sorrowful and reflective, thinking of love, life and grief as the credits roll.
The farming sim that made gamers lay down their swords and pulse rifles to fret over pumpkin patches. One of the most compelling and wholesome games of the generation.
In a generation where too many games tried too hard to please too many people, Naughty Dog delivers a uncompromised vision of a world asunder. A brutal and beguiling survival-based shooter.
Rockstar's recreation of the 19th century American heartland is the most authentic video game world we've ever traversed. An open-world great with peerless production values.
A truly staggering action game that was able to reinvent the first-person shooter, with respect paid to both single-player ambitions and multiplayer innovations. One of the most impactful, effortlessly exciting FPS titles in years.
A gothic masterpiece that throws you into a harrowing gauntlet of Soulslike combat, holding your attention with the grip of an industrial vice. Barbaric, riveting, and fiendishly unforgiving.
A sensational reboot that manages to make a previously awful character thoroughly likeable. The rapier-sharp action will thrill your fingers, as the story of a father and son bonding in a brutal world tugs at your heartstrings.
An adventure so epic, it turned its hero Geralt into an icon, spawned a (brilliant) Netflix series, and continues to influence the industry six years on from it release. The game of the generation left a silver sword lodged in our hearts.
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