Top 10 Best Video Games of 2017

The Top Ten
1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

As a zelda game, is not in the same greatness as Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask or Twilight Princess. Those games had a lot better stories, characters and atmospheres, the lack of voice acting is good but that's not the case with the fake instruments in the soundtracks (they have the best music in the series, worth mentioning Wind waker)

The Zelda franchise always makes unique titles aka the variety in the series. Breath of The Wild gets this spot for change more or less the old style of the series and giving true freedom to open world.
The Legend of Zelda from 1986-87 (NES) was some of the first open world games. It had the primary concepts of exploration and dungeons. Breath of the Wild isn't in reality a return to the first zelda (lack of dungeons or the quality of past titles). It would be interesting to make a more unique story and interactive characters (like Majora's Mask or Twilight Princess), sidequests without being pointless filler, and the product would be a very ...more

I don't think it's perfect. I really enjoyed playing the game, and am still about halfway through the main "defeat ganon" quest line. I personally didn't like the opening in the great plateau, but it really improved once you got the paraglider. I enjoyed the divine beast dungeons and boss battles, but I think that the game should keep more than 6 saves at a time without buying an external drive. I have overall positive views, and agree that it's one of, if not the best, game(s) this year.

This game is absolutely the best in 2017. This game offer the most limitless open-world game in open-world games history. I have no idea why people are comparing Zelda to horizon zero dawn. Horizon zero dawn did terrible in open world design, there aren't a lot of freedom in that game. I think it has a better story than Zelda, but nothing more than that. I think Zelda actually stands out the most among all the video games this game.

In Horizon Zero Dawn, you cannot burn trees, set fire to grass, recollect arrow, electrify water, kill fish, hunt for food, cut trees down for wood, mine, climb any surface, adapt to survive in many different environments including deserts, artic tundras, volcanos, forests, swamps, seasides, thunder realms, mountains, open plains and ancient ruins. Horizon may have more realistic graphics and a more narative story, but Zelda has more realistic detail and physics, a truly free open wolrd full of monsters, animals and small settlements with memorable characters, beautifly shaded graphics and 5 awesome and different dungeons accompanied by 120 clever shrines full of puzzles and challenges. GOTY by far, worth the cost of a Switch.

2 Super Mario Odyssey

I'm gonna be honest. I love Mario, but I feel that the story they make just isn't Mario. I will admit that the gameplay seems fun and the new hat feature for Mario is really cool, but I feel that the story is weird and not like something you'd expect to see in a Mario game. A wedding with Bowser and Peach? Peach rejecting both Bowser and Mario at the end of the game? I understand that it was like a proposal from both, but she could've chose Mario's side at least. I feel that she doesn't really care for Mario that much as she used to, just seeing him as an acquaintance or just someone in the team. And I don't like it

Barely has ANY flaw. The game is fun, has a ton of content, the best controls ever in a 3D platformer and even manages to have a very well-balanced difficulty, being pretty accessible during the first part of the main game, becoming harder towards the end and absolute HELL in the post game. Also, you'll likely spend at least 100 hours to complete it 100% the first time around and every single power moon you collect feels rewarding. Every riddle and puzzle feels fair but challenging at the same time and believe me, there's a TON of them. Definitely a must-have for Switch owners.

Legit became one of, maybe even the best Mario game I've ever played. It not only became a good 3d platformer, but it became more open-world type rather than just levels. You could even change Mario's outfit and looks in shops (like a diver or explorer). But the cap feature just added many interesting abilities, where I could finally be the enemies that were REALLY annoying. Great level design, great exploration, interesting characters included, great gameplay, and very interesting with some other fun features, easy 10/10.

I don't have a Nintendo switch so I am saving up for it.
One of the main reasons is for super Marino odyssey.
I have seen Youtubers play it and it truly looks like the best game ever! I carn't wait until it is in the very grips of my hand.
The graphics are amazing, the storyline is amazing, the gameplay is amazing and all of it is amazing. I would highly recommend this game.

P.s I am not sponsored by Nintendo to say this, it is my true belief.
Thanks for reading my comment.

3 Horizon Zero Dawn

With Horizon: Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games has made a stunning transition to the world of open-world action RPGs with a brilliant new IP. Though there were a few graphical hiccups, and nitpicks I had about the skill tree, there's no denying the fact that the game is a masterpiece in its own right. The mysterious narrative, strategic gameplay, and beautiful world making this a title worth exploring and one you won't want to miss. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a few more side missions to track down.

I do love games like LOZ and Skyrim, and this one I think should be up there too with those awesome titles. The visuals, music, story and heroine in this game all stand out as being to quality. The makers of this game should be proud of themselves for making this masterpiece.

So I grew up in Colorado and played a game with my brother where we pretended to be warriors of the neolithic age. Somehow they got in my head and added robot dinosaurs and a brilliant plot.

Better than Zelda, I am not a ps fanboy but... This game has better story, graphics, music, the world is beautiful and it is not empty like Zelda's world, the action is awesome, etc. Until now, this is the best game of the year in my opinion

4 Cuphead

The old 30's cartoons, they have a really nice charm to people the like good ol' cartoons. Imaginating a modern cartoon or videogame who represents these days like this, is incredible. The animations and backgrounds needed to do whit paper and and ink, to appeal to the eyes and look whit this exact style. For some people that maybe seen strange or dark about the "paid the price for play whit the devil" story, there is actually a plenty lot of 30's cartoon that have a wacky representation of hell incluiding the Walt Disney classics, like Hells Bells from 1999.

This game is the embodiment of what you would call endless passion. From great visuals straight out of the 1930's, even including that graining film detail, to wonderful levels of gameplay that will test your jumping and shooting skills to their absolute limit. Simply a marvelous masterpiece of a game.

It's graphics are amazing, but I can't say they're better than other games, simply because this is completely different. Comparing the art style to a game like the Witcher III is like comparing a marble statue to a painting. Yes they're both forms of art, but they're so different it's unfair.

It feels like a modernised version of contra. That said, the obvious draw of this game is the fact that it was made to feel like a cartoon from the 1930s everything from the artstyle to the music. It is easily one of the most polished games I have played

5 Persona 5

My first Persona game was the 4th one. I love the series ever since. Afterwards, I'm hoping for 5th installment, and it's finally available. Social links are improved thanks to Kawakami's confidant. Main cast is more interesting. Also dungeons are more detailed rather than generic mazes. I'm hoping that Phantom Thieves will meet Persona 4 cast.

Storyline is amazing, though a tad bit messy, characters are nice and well constructed and the animation is simply magnificent. Why the heck is this TOP 3? Sure, 3rd is good, but... This stuff is worth 2nd or 1st.

I guess I have become more lenient to Persona games now. I used to hate them, but now most of those games, including this, are good enough for me to like them.

How can it be number 5 when this is so damn good. I hope more people will try it and give it the love it deserves.

6 Nier: Automata

Yes I know it's been 4 years since this game came out but this is when I finished it. I finally finished Nier: Automata and it truly lives up to its hype. The story is really interesting, with many twists and turns that lead to 26 different ENDINGS(even though 5 are only necessary). The graphics are beautiful and the weapons are unique, as they have their own story to it the more you upgrade. The gameplay and controls are also incredible. Everything about this game screams awesome, especially that soundtrack!

An all-time great that made me think more about a game then I maybe ever have. It also got me into Yoko Taro's other games. Just the best.

The shift in perspective from playthrough to playthrough is emotionally devastating. By the third shift you'll know why this title deserves the title 'Game of the Year' from players with an affinity to melancholy.

Metal Gear Rising but the main character is female.

7 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

I feel really weird for thinking a racing game is the best game of 2017, but there are some possibilities. 1. It had a brand new battle mode that was improved with 4 new modes. As fans were upset with the MK8 battle mode. 2. They introduced wireless play! This is a mode where you can have a friend come over with their switch, and play on wireless mode! There isn't even internet needed. 3. The new characters. People were VERY happy when they heard Dry Bones had a return. Also King Boo was exciting. and Bowser Jr to come, after SOMEHOW he WASN'T in mk8. that's all for now FOKES. CYA LATER

Dry Bowser and Toadette available from the start with actual battle maps and more battle modes. What's not to love?

I love this game it is so cool I always win I'm at the top of the leader board!

It's really fun. I sometimes steal my brother's Switch just to play it.

8 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

A wonderful remaster of a great series of games. Just as awesome and frustrating as I remembered.

I see someone saying that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy shall be number one and I agree!

This release was really well done. Activision did something right for once

How is this at number 13?!?! The Top 5 at least..

9 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

This is in my opinion not only the best video game of 2017, but also my favourite "Resident Evil" game. Don't get me wrong, the other games are good, but this is my favourite. I like the fact that instead of playing as a trained professional who encounter bio weapons on a day to day basis, we get to see the Resident Evil universe from the eyes (literally) of an average everyday man. Also, as I previously joked about the game is in a first person perspective which is a brilliant way to scare the player and make them feel like they are there, even without virtual reality, which is also an option in the PlayStation 4 version of the game. This game manages to both scare my pants off, and give me an enjoyable experience. The combat system is good as it give you the feeling of being an untrained fighter making you feel more vulnerable. You also need to be aware of your supplies and inventory space. The game makes you make choices on whether you should craft certain items or others, adding ...more

Easily the best horror game released since Outlast. Maybe even better, because it's less repetetive and also touches quite a lot of other game genres. One of the greatest atmospheres I've ever seen in a game, really good and original storyline and it still has a classic Resident Evil feel.

The atmosphere, setting, story, like a classic American horror movie! This game is a masterpiece, also best in RE series. Way better than Evil Within 2, and I would argue it's better than other big titles such as ME: Shadow of War, AC: Origins, Nier: Automata, etc.

This game is art I love this game it was the reason why I cried for 1 week straight I love this game I wish I lived in the swamp.

10 Injustice 2

I don't know about you but this is a pretty cool game and I don't even like playing video games!

Good story, characters, combat moves, costumes. Even the villains are awesome. New characters like hellboy, raider, starfire, black mantha etc. Should be higher

This is amazing. Defintely better than the prequel and it's graphics are really good. Gameplay is so good it's great cheeseburger. 10/10

Wool...coolest superhero game and fighting game I've ever played in my life.

The Contenders
11 Assassin's Creed Origins

I can understand why this isn't very high on the list, because the reputation Assassin's Creed had wasn't all that good, and neither were any releases since the Ezio trilogy, apart from Black Flag. Skipping a year did good to the series though, and resulted in Origins, a great video game.

Now this game was amazing should have been first just before Call of Duty ww2, the story was amazing, also I've Played 80hrs of this game and still haven't explored all of the map. The map is bigger than the Witcher 3. However was annoyed the there wasn't any multiplayer.

The very best game of 2017 without a single shred of doubt.
Has everything a game should have and very few negatives!

One of the Best Action Adventure RPG game of all time!

12 Sonic Mania

Sonic Forces was a disappointment, but at least we got a Sonic game this year that was amazing. I absolutely love this game. The controls are spot on, we see Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles in their true form, the soundtrack is catchy as hell, it's visually stunning, and it actually has a high emphasis on going fast! The new zones could easily become fan favorites and the returning ones are stellar, too! Also, there are quite a bit of substantial changes in the second acts of returning levels with platforming elements that are super fun to use! This game takes everything that made previous Sonic games great and brings it here. Highly recommend to Sonic fans and newcomers alike. It's an amazing value for $20!

I love this game! It has great classic sonic fun and has great handling and bosses. I also voted Team Sonic Racing on best video games 2019.

Oh hey would you look at that a fantastic Sonic game. And I do mean FANTASTIC. Play this game right now, it isn't like other Sonic games where it's disappointing, this game is everything incredible about Sonic all for only 20 bucks. What's there to lose?

It is one of my favorite games ever, has a perfect soundtrack, and makes you want to play it over and over again because the levels have endless different paths.

13 Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

It's really great, and one of the best Pokemon games we have gotten in a while, I'm enjoying playing it but it has one critical problem: it feels like glorified 40$ DLC. Only the post game is very different from the originals, and not much else changed. Most of the NPC's stay the same and the lines of dialogue and storyline stay generally the same. The ultra recon squad were cool, but they were also kind of boring. They added a bunch of side quests, which are okay, but there still is not a place I can get more powerpoint ups. Ultra sun and moon were great but they definitely could have made it more different, or given us the third game that stays "Ultra" but also combines the two, for a more complete experience.

Now that I've completed the main story and post-game content with only a few spaces left to fill in the Pokedex, I honestly have to say Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are... good but not great. I say good because it's far from being an outright bad game, but in comparison to the original Sun and Moon games, I ultimately feel like Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon don't differ significantly from their predecessors even with the more major changes later in the game. I definitely appreciated the post-game Team Rainbow Rocket episode along with the new Mantine Surf and Ultra Warp Ride mini-games that help earn Battle Points more easily and capture rare and legendary Pokemon respectively. However, I did feel the story wasn't as appealing since not much changed until the second half of the story where Necrozma gets in on the action. Also, I feel like they wasted the potential of the Ultra Recon Squad and Ultra Megalopolis. Seriously, I felt they could have been more integral to the story and maybe ...more

Is is weird I have both pokemon sun and moon and ultra sun and moon? I don't reall play sun and moon anymore, I only use sun to trade my pokemon into ultra sun/ultra moon and I don't use Moon anymore, I only use Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun. The only thing I don't like about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is the storyline is The same as the original Sun and Moon, But with curtain changes

USUM is a fantastic game and a lot better than the original (not that the originals weren't great) I can say that for sure. My only real issue is how much they didn't change. And I get it, these games came out only a year after the originals, but at some points I didn't even realize I was playing USUM and not the originals. But overall, still amazing Pokemon games and definitely worth $40

14 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

There's a great game buried under Wolfenstein II, with tight shooting and a callback to action packed fun of retro shooters. But to get to that you have to sit through mounds of boring cutscenes featuring goofy dialogue and bland characters. The game should have taken an "action first" approach like the doom reboot did.

More realistic the Call of Duty ww2, and that says a lot. Wolfenstein goes back to the old school consoles when 3d games were just coming out. The story line along with the graphics and gameplay are phenomenal, everyone who like FPS should have this game. What can be more fun then taking down nazis?

Hands down an exciting great game!... seriously now, do you really think ALL the Nazis were bad? In the game of course but come on now, Stalin and his rotten bunch were even worse...

Possibly the most underrated series on the PS4, this though is a step up and takes the series to a whole new level.

15 Call of Duty: WWII

I'm really exited for WWII. Mainly because I was really tired of the "Futuristic Warfare" concept. I'm glad that Call of Duty is returning to what made them a big hit in the first place. Really pumped!

This game is just like any of the other Call of Duty games, with no real improvements whatsoever. Also, there are tons of DLC, Microtransactions, Season Passes, and everything else wrong with the Gaming Industry!

This game is a really good game, it has a lot of action and story to it, I am surprised that this game came when it did, there was a call of duty on the world war one but that one is pretty old this is a really good improvement to WWI I think that it should of put you on both teams like WWI did but it is still a really good game.

I love call of duty WWII because the people who made the game make it so realistic like you even get to fight in D-Day!

16 Doki Doki Literature Club!

Surprisingly intellectual, sad, creepy, heartfelt, and overall disturbing, all at the same time. The dating-sim artwork turned me off for a while on playing this game, but after some convincing from online I decided to try it out for myself, and damn. The soundtrack is superb and the characters are surprisingly nuanced. And though I thought I saw the twist coming, I was still completely shocked when it came. And another thing... let's just say this game REALLY loves messing with your mind. Many players may find themselves having an existential crisis at some point after experiencing the whole thing. Excellent game in my opinion, but be warned people... this game is not what the cutesy art style would make it out to be.

Definitely worth checking out for anyone who loves psychological horror.

This is an example of a truly unique, under appreciated game. Breaking the fourth wall is a pretty common practice in video games these days, but my God, this game goes above and beyond to psych you out with its tricks. Not going to give away any major plot points, but I'll tell you that this is nothing like any other visual novel dating Sim you have ever played, so leave your expectations at the door.

While I do appreciate how the game pulls off the transition to visual novel to psychological horror, (especially with anime-styled characters) but I just don't really find the "psychological horror" part so scary. It's really just the characters being altered to suddenly be larger, have a glitchy face, and so on. I can't say much since I've only seen gameplay footage so I can't criticize this game so much. Also (SPOILERS) Sayori hanging memes are hilarious.

Interesting, unique and a joy to play. One of the best examples of horror and visual novel done right, breaking the boundries and taking inspiration from games like Undertale. The game, although developed by a small team, was filled to the brim with sly jokes, amazing artwork and beautiful programming. Plus, it's free.

17 Splatoon 2

Splatoon for the longest was my favorite game of all time, amazing graphics, great gameplay, unbelievable soundtrack, and is a MUST play for any Nintendo fan.

Splatoon 2 might honestly be as good as the original, again, fantastic visuals and gameplay, great new weapons, stages, and characters, and still a pretty good OST. Even though I don't own a Switch and have only been able to Spla2n at my friend's house, if you have any spare money lying around, GET THIS GAME. You will not regret it.

Splatoon 2 may have less content than Splatoon 1 now, but let's not forget that Splatoon 1 had even less content than Splatoon 2 when it came out.

Such a fun and enjoyable game! I never played the original Splatoon, but this game is great!

Why is this not in the top 10? More importantly how is Call of Duty ww2 higher than this?!

18 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

The worst game of the series, but it is an absolutely brilliant game nonetheless. When 16 people with distinct personalities get trapped in a school, you'll find yourself attached to at least one of them.

Fantastic visual novel/ murder mystery, highly recommended to have played the first two since there are spoilers and they are great as well. Also has a lot of post game content if you are a completionist.

This game has only been out for three weeks and I have already played it five times. Please save me.

Yay! More Danganronpa! If it weren't so unknown, it would at least be in the top 15.

19 Forza Motorsport 7

Well I was able to get 10 hours of the game in the last week of 2017, and from what I've experienced, it is the best game - at least, in the racing category - of what is otherwise a terrible year in gaming.

It's a very good game and loads of nice cars too. The modes are awesome. The car list was ok but they added the Chiron so it the BEST racing game of 2017. Just Saying.

20 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

The gameplay is cool but the story is horrible. Rabbid Peach is the worst character, all she does is take selfies (which I hate). They also make fun of Mario with a fat rabbid singing a song about how bad he is. And Peach and Mario act like acquaintances which bothers me a lot because they treated each other better than this. I recommend not playing this game if you like focusing on the story.

Rabbids. Why does it always have to be rabbids? We know nothing about them and it's like they deserve better than any other spin off of minions. Poor them.

Taking selfies is what makes Rabbid Peach so funny. She's great and the cartoon violence is fun. Before this, I always wondered what it would be like if the Mario universe had guns, other than Bowser, Bowser Jr., and the Koopalings clown cars.

I am not surprised that this is only 39. Ubisoft, make more Rayman stuff, Rayman Legends was great!

21 A Hat in Time

Why is this game so low? It's proved to be one of the best games overall, not to mention being great in its own category of 3D platforming, perhaps second only to Super Mario Odyssey

22 Night in the Woods

This game is so much more than what it appears to be. It may not be for everyone, but there's no denying how much hart was put into this game. Not only is it one of the best games of this year, it's arguably the game that most people will relate to this year. The story is fantastic, the humor is amazing, the emotions are real, and the game is just plain awesome. At the very least, it should be above Call of Duty: WWII.

I could talk forever about this game. It good, but it's not for everyone. If you can relate, it really hits close to home.

I love this game so much

23 Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight might be the best metroidvania in 2017 I have ever seen, because of the exploration, combat and healing. You kill over 140 types of enemies and 32 bosses to defeat. Also has a bit of Platforming but I might consider it is 95% backtracking and stuff I guarantee and I recommend to play this game, the controls are easy but the animation does not work really well, you have to fix the resolution to make it better. The best part of the game for me are the bosses, the bosses are just more likely optional to defeat and they have a good combat system. The bosses in Hollow Knight have more of a Dark Soul-ish combat but they don't show their health bar like in other metroidvania games like Environmental Station Alpha, Xeodrifter or Cave Story. Anyway, check it out on Steam if you don't have it and If you don't have Steam, download it and then buy the game. Remember, best on the controller.

A Modern masterpiece, this game has everything, interesting lore, great art, memorable characters, amazing areas, GODLY OST, and a whole SLEW of Boss battles. Highly recommend, You WON'T regret your purchase.

Master piece of a game, I went into this year thinking Cuphead would be my top indie game, but Hollow Knight not only surpassed it by a mile (and I loved cuphead), but was more fun, and interesting then almost every major triple A title this year. My number 2 after botw

Absolute masterpiece of a game.
Great game play
Great mechanics
Great artistic direction
Fantastic world building
Fantastic music
Incredible story for those wiling to dig deep enough.

24 Xenoblade Chronicles 2

I literally have no idea how this is in last place (at the time of writing this)
Out of all the games I've played in 2017, this is the one game that made me truly felt like I wasn't just playing a game, but living an experience. The music, the story, the characters, the gameplay, all of it was truly wonderful. I don't think a video game could ever live up to how much this game has wowed me.

Much much MUCH better then Zelda BOTW, Which was my favorite game before I bought this. Amazing story, fun gameplay, interesting characters and a soundtrack that gives me goosebumps or brings a tear to my eye every time. This game is a must play if you like RPG's

I'm glad to see this game was raised up tremendously since my last comment. While I do think it should be in Top 5, maybe Top 10, I'm still very happy it's at least in the top 50.

This game is amazing. Best story of the year and easily best soundtrack.

25 Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Even in mid-2018, I think this is better than Fortnite. Thank his it's higher than Fortnite

With the right people this game will never get boring!

Should be #1 in my opinion. So much fun

For PC this is best or fortnite.

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