1. Grand Theft Auto V
What else can be said about a game that was given a $265 million budget, a six year development window, and cleared $1 billion in its first three days on sale? Rockstar's meticulously crafted world triumphs brilliantly in making players feel like they've discovered a world that existed long before they ever decided to make the trip to Los Santos.
A world inhabited by millions of citizens was already well broken in for the arrival of Trevor, Franklin, and Michael. Where Rockstar truly succeeds (aside from the flawless writing, impeccable voice acting, brilliant missions design, a radio station selection that never misfires, and a combat system that feels wholly realistic) was creating one of the most immersive, and technically precise worlds in the medium.
Yeah, we loved the game and we've got the review to back it up.