8. LA Noire – PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
If you're not excited about LA Noire yet, watch this. Take a look at those characters – those faces. Technically speaking, the quality of the facial expressions is unparalleled, but it's far more than a graphical nicety. Reading the faces of characters in the game is core to the very experience. As detective Cole Phelps, it's your job to interview and interrogate suspects, analysing their facial expressions to work out if they're telling the truth or not. If Team Bondi can nail each of the other elements that make a good open world game, LA Noire could be very special indeed.