OK well here are my number 1 and 3.(poor divinity....#2 in my heart)
Just adore this game and franchise jumped in from the very start with demons souls(tied for fave souls game) basically love how it tells the story and the amazing level and world design Only real reason it's 3rd place is Lost Izalith. it's the only major fault i could see when comparing it to others in my list (many of my top 5 are interchanagable)
God OF WAR...1st
loved the series since the start, i personally put GOW2 on a similar level as 2018 and it kinda irk's me when people dismiss the earlier games and stories, Kinda like DMC they were perfect for those games at the time and still had there (majority) epic and touching moments (Calliope, Pandora in gow 3 etc)
GOW just does a perfect job of modernising and reinventing a series without throwing out it's history or essence of it's design, it still feels like a GOW game. basically why it took number one for me is there is frankly no aspect of the game that i can subtract point from. sure there and things that could be better(progression, combat, the fact that Boys rebellious phase is both too short from story perspective and too long gameplay wise).
and i just love that story there are so many moving moment, the acting and Writing(to many games overexplain things or avoid subtilty) is great, i also love(like with darksouls) there is still mysteries and unawnsered questions and so much you can learn by paying attention (the marks left by faye, who blew the horn, the history of the world(tyr and faye espically))