Every generation of Video Games, we get a few gems of titles that break boundaries with the level of quality they offer. This generation has seen its fair of share of such titles but four of them really stood out for many gamers out there.
These four titles have redefined or stood at the very top of the genres of the games they represent or belong to, and if one hasn't tried them yet, they are seriously missing out on some cool stuff. That being said here are, according to us, the top 4 genre-defining games of this generation.
#1 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (RPG)
CD Projekt Red blew us away with the level of depth its characters and side quests had in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Like a true role-playing game, The Witcher 3 offered a multitude of branching dialogues, true choices and consequences, not only in its lengthy main story but also in the various side quests it offered.
Witcher 3 is one such video game where the richness of the story found in the side quests can sometimes surpass even the ones of the main questline. The choices which the player's Geralt of Rivia takes in the game has an actual effect on the game's world. Side quests can have an impact on the main story as well.
You can take a decision in the very beginning of the game, only to stumble upon that NPC midway through the campaign, in an entirely different location, who will reward you for helping him/her out earlier.
Little things like this make the world of The Witcher 3: Wild hunt alive and believable. Sure, a lot of other role-playing games have portrayed such level of freedom in the narrative, but only The Witcher 3 offers such level of quality in this humungous ever-changing game world, which is an astonishing achievement, to say the least.