2 - GTA V (XBOX 360, PS3)

GTA V is one of the best games of the year, no doubt, but it’s certainly not the best. Despite being the fastest selling entertainment product of all time, netting perfect reviews from a number of publications and stunning fans with an unrivalled scope, GTA V doesn’t top our list, and it wasn’t an easy decision.

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Where GTA succeeds, it really succeeds. In terms of exploration, humour and replayability, it’s probably the best game of all time. But when you consider story, characterisation and pacing - increasingly important hallmarks of the modern greats – GTA doesn’t reach the heights of the game ahead of it in this list. Ridiculous, crazy fun and well worth the price tag: yes. Life-changing, seminal or genre-defining: it is not.