MORE KEY MOMENTS IN PSM3 HISTORY
Stepping out into Cyrodiil is one of the definitive moments of the generation that only missed our top 20 because Bethesda replicated it in Fallout 3 and Skyrim. That moment of stepping into the daylight and having the whole world at your fingertips signalled the real start of next-gen gaming. Skyrim's vibrant world feels, fittingly, like a full- stop for this generation.
ASSASSIN'S CREED II'S FAMILY DEATH
After a few hours of boyish fooling around, a young Ezio has his innocence shattered as the Borgias hang his family in Florence. A poignant moment.
KANE & LYNCH 2'S ENDING
After hours of misery and murder, Kane and Lynch board a plane while the camera drops to the floor in the videogame version of a mic drop and walk-off.
YAKUZA 3'S DEATH OF RIKIYA
When loyal Rikiya takes a bullet for Kazuma near the end of the game, you don't expect him to die. But he does. You don't expect to cry either. But you might.
LEISURE SUIT LARRY'S TEDDY
Don't make that face. Leisure Suit Larry is puerile, often sexist, and not a great game. But it's actually funny. And all who played recall the 'teddy bear' bit. Vividly.
DARK SOULS' DARK ANOR LONDO
After hours spent in the murk of The Depths, the Undead Burg, Blight Town and Darkroot Garden, you discover the towers of Anor Londo - the only place in Lordran still touched by the sun. But even Anor Londo can be plunged into darkness if you kill the false queen guarding the city, forever making you a target for the Blades of the Darkmoon.
BORDERLANDS 2'S MINECRAFT ZONE
Tucked away in a corner of the Caustic Caverns is an area packed with Minecraft enemies and Minecraft loot - blocky textures and box-heads for your character.
COD4'S ALL GHILLIED UP
Ok, so it's all a big trick - not a real stealth mission at all - but the trip to Chernobyl feels tense and dangerous throughout, so it's a very good trick.
GTA SAN ANDREAS' LIBERTY CITY
Nobody saw it coming. Late in the game CJ hops on a jet to Liberty City where he shoots his way through the east-coast mafia and meets GTAIII's Claude.
JOURNEY'S FINAL LEVEL
Journey's finale doesn't see you get the girl. You don't kill the boss or save the world. It's just you, in a cape, against the elements. A fitting end to a real gem.