Top 10 Video Games of 2017

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Product Image

8.9/10. Need: Realistic weapon durability, linear gameplay would be fun, more missions, more things and places in the map, like villages and people, LESS RUINS, actual dungeons, more than 4 or 5 (with dlc) of them.

This game leaves me absolutely spellbound. While it might not be perfect, its sprawling and exceptionally-crafted open world is glorious and you're free to explore all of it (with a few minor restrictions) not long after you start the game and there's just so much to see and do. It may be a frustrating and intensely difficult game to play at times, but the game is a groundbreaking masterpiece regardless of its flaws.

Good, but too easy. Amd when you kill Ganon and complete almost everything, it gets boring. the start is more worth the money.

I finally got to play this game! My friend was nice enough to let me borrow his Switch and I can safely say, that this game was one of the best games I played in a long time. It seriously could be my favorite Zelda game. I absolutely love this game and I had so much fun with it. In my eyes, totally deserves the praise it gets.

2 Super Mario Odyssey Super Mario Odyssey Product Image

Mario Odyssey it's better than breath of the wild. In Zelda, Nintendo removed things that made the series so special, unique and so timeless. Because zelda it's not only exploration, there is story, music and dungeons. Even Majora's Mask which has nothing to do with a traditional Zelda story, still had this fundamental elements.

I will give Breath of the wild a 9 or 8.5 of 10 because not finding the balance between this elements. Breath of the Wild (also the least replayable zelda of all time) is for me the maximum example when bad things happen when people give all priorities to the openworld or overworld in this case. This always means an underveloped story or the lack of a purpose of doing a game that lasts more than 300 hours. You feel disappointed.

The perfect Zelda (can apply for other videogames games) must be a mix between Twilight Princess (the maximum example of traditional zelda, specially the many layers of the main story, striking balance with dungeons, ...more

I don't understand why people make comments about "this game isn't out yet! ". Think about when it IS out. Because when it is out, the section is just filled with nothing but "it's not out! " and that's exactly what happened. Think before you post.

Seriously? This game isn't even out yet. It's a bit early to call it one of the best games of the year. For all we know, it could be awesome, but it could also be terrible, but never assume a game is better than a whole bunch of other games released this year

I’ve always liked Mario much better than Zelda, therefore, this game is better.

3 Horizon Zero Dawn Horizon Zero Dawn Product Image

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

Dude, graphics have nothing to do with a game being good or not. Perfect Dark is a better game than The Order 1886, for example.

The best writing, gameplay and mechanics. This is the total package.

Zelda and Mario are behind in the times. Horizon defines what a game is these days.

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.

4 Cuphead Cuphead Product Image

It's sad that this game might become a terrible fanbase soon, but other than that, this is an enjoyable game.

Really unique, challenging but rewarding. A wonderful gem in this year of gaming.

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.

Creative bosses, fantastic animation, tight controls, and very challenging, but fair

5 Persona 5 Persona 5 Product Image

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.

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.

I got it three days ago and already put in over 15 hours. I even like it more than Xenoblade Chronicles 2 now.

6 Nier: Automata Nier: Automata Product Image

This game was awesome and the soundtrack was hype at every moment

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.

Best of the best soundtrack, story

I love the characters and gameplay.

7 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Product Image

This game is the definition of badass, and the marketing campaigns for it were flawless

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...

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.

How dare you, I love this game 4.6/5

8 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Product Image

How the hell are games like Super Mario Odyssey and Battlefront 2 above this magnificent remaster, they're not even out yet

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

Needs to be number 1!

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

9 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Product Image

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.

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.

I voted for this cause it was the only one I have played enough to give my opinion on and I did really like it.

10 Sonic Mania Sonic Mania Product Image

Played this and it's really enjoyable. They went back to basics and it's exactly what the franchise needed

Sonic is better than Mario sonic 06 just brought the franchise down a little bit but still way better

My Top 5 Sonic Gamesathon! 1.) Sonic Mania. A great game, best one ever. It's like it re-creates Sonic all over again but 20x as awesome. 2.) Sonic The Hedgehog 3. IT SAVES! Awesome levels. Ice Cap Zone is the best. 3.) Sonic Battle Adventure 2. This game is mainly the reason why I became a SEGAddict in the first place. 4.) SEGA Superstars Tennis. Tennis+Sonic= 4th best Sonic game ever. Awesome missions and everything. 5.) Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Characters may not look that good but the stages are great. Good game.

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.

The Contenders

11 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Product Image

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

How is this game so high? It just added loads of useless characters (I'm looking at you Pink Gold Peach)

Pink Gold Peach was in the original Mario Kart 8. Also, Deluxe adds King Boo and Dry Bones back. - Extractinator04

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

Number 11? Are you kidding me? Mario Kart 8 should be right up there with Zelda and Zero Dawn

12 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.

This was a surprisingly good game. It is the biggest example of don't judge a book by its cover

Built with love, game made really well with a team that makes games for passion. This is rare nowadays. That's why I would pick it as a best of 2017.

13 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Product Image

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

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.

I love Danganronpa series. It's so good despite being that underrated :'(

The idea of murder mysteries become much more intense when there are only 16 main characters and they get picked off by one another as the game goes on

14 For Honor For Honor Product Image

Great game, deserves to be higher on the list but definitely not first. The game is addicting and has great gameplay, but the servers are terrible and at times its impossible to even join a game.

How is this not not number 1, it has fantastic fighting and it is the most addicting game ever, best game of all time for me.

Best game of all time, addicting gameplay and brilliant sword fighting.

Servers are trash mode git good

15 Injustice 2 Injustice 2 Product Image

This game has to be one of the best fighting games of all time

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

I love DC..I Love Injustice2...It's the Mortal Combat of Superhero Games...

I'm an absolute fighting game fanatic so this took me somewhere else

16 Prey Prey Product Image

Most underrated game ever

okay

So horror and I LOVE SPACE

17 Splatoon 2 Splatoon 2 Product Image

As much as I love this game, I don't think this is one of the best. There are too many issues right now. For one thing, you can't exit a lobby once you join, so you have to turn off your Switch and turn it back on. You can't switch weapons in between matches, except in Private Battle. Despite me having good internet, with PS4 and Xbox games running smoothly online, the online here sucks, filled to the brim with communication errors. And the voice chat... let's just pretend it doesn't exist.

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.

OH, you know, not like this is the #1 game for the Switch right now, nah, nah, OBVIOUSLY a port with minor bits of DLC sprinkled on is OBVIOUSLY better. (Sarcasm noted)

If it's okay for Call of Duty to do this all the time, why isn't it okay for Splatoon to do this?

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

18 Hollow Knight Hollow Knight Product Image

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.

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.

Just finished the game. It's a masterpiece: fun game, not too repetitive, very cool boss battles (especially the last one), amazing world etc. Worth checking out, even if you are not a fan of metrovanias.

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

19 Forza Motorsport 7 Forza Motorsport 7 Product Image

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.

Horizon 3 was good so this could be good too

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.

2ND BEST GAME EVER

20 Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Product Image

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

While I do like the original Sun and Moon better for plot, this was an awesome game. It had side quests, good graphics, good characters, and much more. I find this game highly underrated. It should at least be at 5.

21 A Hat in Time A Hat in Time Product Image

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 Night in the Woods Product Image

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 Fortnite Fortnite Product Image

This game was actually pretty great for the first 5 seasons but I got bored after that.

If you play this with a good group of friends, in season 2, you will enjoy it. Some of my best memories were made in this game. You will laugh, and have and awesome time. But now, sweats rule the game, making it less fun, but if you learn to mess around and have fun, it will be nice. I didn’t even look at my sensitivity in the game until season 7, when it actually mattered

This game is complete garbage. The people who play this are small children in the age range of 9-13.
Well, at least I think so. I tried the game once, and the children who were playing the game sounded pretty young.
And annoying. They were really annoying.

Why do people play these type of games? They're just games which you kill each other on!

24 Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Product Image

I know Shovel Knight's from 2014 and all but this FREE DLC came out just last month on the Switch, this month for Steam. This DLC is AMAZING. It added a bunch of lore and backstory to the game as well as gave us fresh, revamped stages and yes, even boss fights. Like with Plague of Shadows, there are new fights sprinkled in but a few of the revamped fights really took the cake. At least a couple of them were so much more enjoyable and challenging than before.

The only real issue I had was getting used to the Gameplay. Like in the original campaign, they expect you to figure it out. You won't have a couple of Minions sitting around seemingly talking about how to play amongst themselves at the beginning. Once you get used to the Gameplay and learn how to use the various Relic-equivalents (Curios), this game shows off its polish. It borderline feels like an entirely new game.

Also, we finally get to find out a bunch of the various enemy names.

100%. Shovel Knight is perhaps my favorite indie game, and it's great to have all the DLC in one place.

This game is amazing

The game is like mega man and like mega man it’s a classic it has a really charming pixel art style that looks like snes or nes the stages are very fun and intense so are the bosses and it’s managed to be my favorite game on ps4 besides overwatch and crash trilogy and did a mention that it has a unique story

25 Project Cars 2

This game isn't without some bugs and the game is very hard first time playing but after getting better at it, it becomes really fun. There are 50+ tracks and a diverse selection of motorsports to try. Playing in custom race mode is the main dish. You can manipulate so much in your race that the possibilites with each race become endless. You can change the weather, set the time of day in a 24-hour period, set how many cars you want in a race (up to 31 other racers), set their difficulty, and you can even set a race with different car classes. Ever tried racing an Indy car on a Rallycross track on a foggy day? Or how bout a go-kart on the California Highway during a blizzard at midnight? You can do all of that here, and the replay value is top-notch.

Amazing racing simulator! Should be higher than forza!

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