Top 10 Video Games of 2017


The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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. - PlanetDeadwing

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. - cjWriter1997

A generally amazing game. While I don't think it's the best game this year (hell, odds are it won't even be the best Nintendo game this year), it is absolutely a contender. I love this game. It's fun, challenging, beautiful to watch and listen to, has the best tutorial area in the series, no area feels unfinished, it's everything an open world game should be. I highly recommend it if you can get your hands on one. - idklol

Fawful's Minion said it best, "it's Distraction the game." - GreninjaGuy

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2 Horizon Zero Dawn

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 - Ale9991

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. - vr46

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

I've played Zelda... this is better. This was a new property, Zelda had three years of hype. It was a great game, but Horizon was better.

It was really good

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3 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.

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. - SelfDestruct

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. - Springman440

My favourite video game ever

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4 Super Mario Odyssey

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 - Ponmon

I heard Mario and Peach get married at the end! Well, AFTER Mario saves her from marrying BOWSER.

Princess Peach will be dainty in that game at times, but I will not use that as an excuse to dislike this anyways.

For everyone who's assuming this game will be good before it's even released, I have three words for you: "No Man's Sky".

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5 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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.

Seriously, this game brought the series back from the dead ( joke not intended ) how is it not in the top 3

Such a great game. 10/10

This game is the best out of all games for me! 😊

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6 Sonic Mania

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

I was never a Sonic fan. This game is seriously making me reconsider that. Godly soundtrack, addicting gameplay, and it looks amazing even though it has those 16 bit graphics. - Zach808

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

Hot Damn! This game was amazing.

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7 Injustice 2

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

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

It's the best Superhero Game!

#4 are you kidding. Its made for #1 - Greatness_Forever

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8 Cuphead

Really unique, challenging but rewarding. A wonderful gem in this year of gaming. - cjWriter1997

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 - kempokid

Super challenging, beautiful and a huge ball of fun and frustration all rolled into one.

This game was released in September 29 2017 and got the list higher quickly, I actually like this game! - Fullwalking2

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9 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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

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

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

Nathaniel Bandy:PINK GOLD PEACH!
sorry for posting this ~(• ¬ • )~ - Loosername

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10 Call of Duty: WWII

It's not even out, what makes you think it's going to be better than any other Call of Duty game before it.

What, the game hasn't even came out yet. - Gamefreak23788

I am going to get that and thank you for telling my brain how cool it is

I hope it brings in a renaissance for call of duty - hugh201

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The Newcomers

? Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Even though its graphics (I mean engine, not graphics as a WHOLE) are actually more downgraded than its original GBA version's sharp, cartoony, atmospheric, swift, smooth 2D animation (I know (2X). Gameplay is more important than presentation in gaming, not presentation parts), we doubt it will hurt to have another Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (after all, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's predecessors are a very imaginative godsend) since it has updated features to make another Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga game instead of an original game feel less meaningless. - The Ultimate Daredevil

? Roblox Corp. Roblox Corp.

Roblox is so cool there is like billions of games I love it

I play it 24/7 as a big fan

Roblox: powering your wallet

Best game ever

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The Contenders

11 Nier: Automata

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

I love the characters and gameplay.

One of the best japanese games of 20171 - Xicor12

Great and emotional plot and it is massively underrated in Iran it may be kind of overrated in other places but it is great
spoilers from now on :
I cared about 2b s death and I almost cried

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12 For Honor

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.

Great. A new invitation in fighting systems.

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13 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

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

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

Needs to be number 1!

3 games for the price of 1.

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14 Star Wars: Battlefront II

The Battlefront games are nothing but Call of Duty but with Star Wars, I don't understand how so many people can't see this. - kempokid

Amazing game played in beta. Outstanding graphics best game by far!

I thought the first game was an 8/10 but this will go off the charts


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15 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. - tonyb500

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

I really have mixed feelings about this game. It's not everyone's cup of tea, that's for sure. - RaccoonCartoon

16 Prey

okay - Frodomar49

So horror and I LOVE SPACE

17 Splatoon 2

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 having good internet, with PS4 and Xbox games running smoothly online, the online here sucks. And the voice chat... let's just pretend it doesn't exist. - TheYoshiOverlord

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) - mattstat716

If it's okay for Call of Duty to do this all the time, why isn't it okay for Splatoon to do this? - thunderstar1124

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. - thunderstar1124

I love it but not the best (still voted)

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18 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Why is this so low?

This is they're second best game from the uncharted trilogy why tf is this so low?

19 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Best estimate game ever

This game should be at 1 after e3 2016 10/10 can not wait!

This should be higher when PVP comes out

Want it bad! it looks awesome, but I'm concerned with TC's little open world experience and bad dlc ratings - EliHbk

20 Red Dead Redemption 2

This game will not be released in 2017

The game was delayed to 2018

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