Top 10 Video Games of 2017
The Top Ten
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
This game is how an open world game SHOULD be done. The graphics are amazing for a switch launch title. Also, like Mario Odyssey, you can customize link and even make him go shirtless! Also Hyrule is so big (12 times bigger than in Twilight Princess! ) and there are so many npcs to talk to and they'll react differently depending on what you have. It feels so good raiding an enemy's village and taking the loot. AND YOU CAN EVEN RIDE A BEAR! I would say more good stuff about this, but I'm too lazy. My score: 10/10 The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is one of the greatest video games of all time and made me smile the whole 40 hours playing this game.
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
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 - Ponmon
I'm really not surprised that this is number 2, Nintendo really hit it out of the park with this one really fun game
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.
Zelda and Mario are behind in the times. Horizon defines what a game is these days.
This should be at least at number 2, below Super Mario Odyssey. The Legend Of Zelda: BREATH of the wild is overrated and trash
It's sad that this game might become a terrible fanbase soon, but other than that, this is an enjoyable game. - BlueBobYT
Really unique, challenging but rewarding. A wonderful gem in this year of gaming. - cjWriter1997
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. - Vixylafoen
I see nothing how this game is enjoyable or fun.
The animation is pretty good though
The plot makes no sense what so ever.
Everybody keeps complaining about how hard it is even though it looks so easy, well we maybe whiny bratts but this game is a dissapointing.
People keep making Cagney and the dice king a girl and maria a white person and try to make look sexy and plus Maria is Fat and ugly and makes you want to bite chainsaw her.
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 got it three days ago and already put in over 15 hours. I even like it more than Xenoblade Chronicles 2 now.
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
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.
This game was awesome and the soundtrack was hype at every moment - Mcgillacuddy
Best of the best soundtrack, story
I love the characters and gameplay.
This game is the definition of badass, and the marketing campaigns for it were flawless - Mcgillacuddy
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. - Jackamalio
How dare you, I love this game 4.6/5
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!
I see someone saying that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy shall be number one and I agree!
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.
Played this and it's really enjoyable. They went back to basics and it's exactly what the franchise needed - Aquaturtle
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.
I love DC..I Love Injustice2...It's the Mortal Combat of Superhero Games... - lm10sd10
This game has to be one of the best fighting games of all time - Batmaniscole
I don't know about you but this is a pretty cool game and I don't even like playing video games!
I'm an absolute fighting game fanatic so this took me somewhere else
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) - MagmaFox
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. - Absolite
Number 11? Are you kidding me? Mario Kart 8 should be right up there with Zelda and Zero Dawn
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.
Not really a Game, it's more of a psychological horror Visual Novel mix with with choice base and 4th wall breaking like Undertale. - MarioHead
This was a surprisingly good game. It is the biggest example of don't judge a book by its cover - kempokid
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. - aieesa
I love Danganronpa series. It's so good despite being that underrated :'( - Tuana123
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 - kempokid
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. - TheYoshiOverlord
Such a fun and enjoyable game! I never played the original Splatoon, but this game is great!
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
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
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
Most underrated game ever
okay - Frodomar49
So horror and I LOVE SPACE
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. - Denis01
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
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. - CodenameJ
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 - ModernSpongeBobSucks
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 - Nintendo9-Volt
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.
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. - submergedboy
Horizon 3 was good so this could be good too - ikerevievs
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 - OKBOOMER
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
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 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. - SilverJ17
100%. Shovel Knight is perhaps my favorite indie game, and it's great to have all the DLC in one place. - Sop
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
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. - Mcgillacuddy
Amazing racing simulator! Should be higher than forza!
This game made me play for two weeks straight!
Best estimate game ever
The greatest game ever
This game should be at 1 after e3 2016 10/10 can not wait!
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. - vr46
Deserves to be in the top 5
Best game of 2017 hands down!
One of the Best Action Adventure RPG game of all time!
I love how James007 clearly voted for this at the least three different times just to get it higher and than made several comments to make it look like people are on the same page as him. - Phillepay16
Why is this so low?
This is they're second best game from the uncharted trilogy why tf is this so low?
3rd Best Uncharted game. Why is this so low! - James007
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!
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
Let me tell you, how long in my life I have waited for Call of Duty to make another WWII video game that was ACTUALLY GOOD
Fun, simple, Tomodachi-like RPG that is definitely geared towards a much younger audience than usual, but while it may not be a super strong game on its own, (without Miis, this game would probably be terrible) this game just has a lot of charm to it, and that makes it enjoyable all the while. - LarkwingFlight
Hello, my name is Ronson I have a poem for you good chaps.
Roses are ronson
Violets are ronson
Sugar is ronson
Your name is ronson
The darker your skin color in the game the harder the game gets
A sequel to Stick of Truth but much funnier. (Since I never saw the game but I'll find one)
Criminally underrated compared to Stick Of Truth. - TheMaelstromKing
Good game I play game is fun play
This have no date
Why Is this on here this game has a release date of TBD - ikerevievs
Honestly should be lower. Playing Tekken 7 is like some random person walking into your room randomly to smash your monitor with a sledgehammer while you're only five minutes into watching your favorite movie. Tekken 7 has some of the best fighing in fighting game history, but however there is absolutely no content. The storymode (both main story and character stories) gives barely any backstory to the character you like playing, the customization is over all awful (the system of the way you earn it is awful), it disrespects the majority of long term Tekken fans, you can't even play a offline single match (game mode), there is no tutorial, and it has some of the most horrible new characters in all of Tekken (looking at you two Lucky Chloe and Josie) - Phillepay16
Edit: change "the system of the way you earn it is awful" to "the system of the way you earn it is actually pretty well done though" - Phillepay16
Honestly, this should be higher than Injustice 2. - MrCoolC
This game is awesome, why is it below injustice 2? - Ale9991
This game sucks! - Fullwalking2
Love madden forever
Yes! This one is great - KingSlayer93316
Fullwalking2, fall in a ditch. Madden is awesome! - PokemonRPGbro
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
This game is amazing. Best story of the year and easily best soundtrack.
This game is seriously underrated. Honestly it's a fantastic game.
Easily the best of this year. This game is a masterpiece.
Lol why is it so low? I mean it came out late, but should be in top 5 at least come on
Because it's ten times better than all of the finalists.
My favourite platform game and horror game. Plus for some reason I had my birthday cake look like the maw.
This really deserves #1 play it and you'll see what I mean
Are you stricken kidding me? This is the best game ever! Almost 100 percent of the most popular gamers played it,Jacksepticeye,Pewdewpie, Markiplier,8 bit Ryan, the Gaming Beaver, and. Dantdmhave all played it and loved it
Everything you could want in a horror game. So well done, definitely living up to the original!
This game is said to be a Nintendo Switch game of Sonic Forces.
5th best game yet and best sonic game yet
Inb4 "i'm dissapointed man" - DensestPotato
This is Sonic Forces, oh the big expectations I had for this game... I bought it on PS4 and while the graphics were terrific and by far the best I had seen the gameplay was just "Meh" and the dialogue was just bad and cringey. The game was also not that hard even on difficult mode its more of a game to noobs whos first time is playing a modern sonic game. 5.5/10
The graphics are amazing, and I honestly like the gameplay. Plus, bonus points for having my favorite wrestler right now on the cover - KingSlayer93316
Why did they not put it on the Xbox 360 that is just retarded because they put wwe 2k17 on the xbox 360
So they would work more on the newer consoles. Besides, Xbox 360 is outdated. - MrCoolC
This game is the best game ever it should be #1
I feel too retarded about 2K18 not on XBox 360. Hope they don't do that to 2k19.
I am not surprised that this is only 39. Ubisoft, make more Rayman stuff, Rayman Legends was great! - MarioBros11
Why is this so low? This game is awesome! - puglover2008
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.
Should be higher than A Hat in Time. - Extractinator04
It sucks and NOBODY cares about it anymore
You can feel the effort put into it, and the creators of the game are awesome. The story is unique but beware swears. - CodenameJ
One of the best horror games in the century just because of the art style and the concepts are fantastic
Fantastic details, a stunning story, and great characters make this game what it is - IceFoxPlayz
Amazing sequel, definitely one of the years top games - worth replaying as well, you can get at least 2 full play-throughs of this.
Protip - Don't make a custom character. Pick one of the pre-gens and customize them as you like, but if you don't you'll miss out on an entire story arc devoted to each pre-gen. - ScorpioSymbol
This game looked horrible, Angry Joe I believe showed it best.
Haters are stupid.
Has the best narrative, best gameplay and best characters ever
Why isn't this number 1? This is truly a masterpiece - Criz
Truly an amazing game series, they summed up naruto in 4 games, I'm sad to see this will be the last one. Unless they make a Ninja storm 5 starring boruto characters as they're adult versions.
That game is amazing
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
Get to finally play as goomba 10/10 - ikerevievs