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

Zelda is a fun game for the swich

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2 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 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.

Okay, I have to admit: The more I play this game, the more it grows on me. The kingdoms feel so alive and filled with personality. They make me want to explore and find more moons. And the more I find, the more I unlock. Also, those later moons can get a bit tricky, but they're fair. Not to mention, the game gets pretty hilarious at times. I'm not sure if I'm quite ready to call it better than Zelda, but it comes damn close. If you've become sick of Mario in recent years, this is the game to jump back in. - Zach808

The BEST game of ALL TIME!

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3 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.

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

Now even though I have not played this game I've seen the gameplay. think the graphics are astonishing and gorgeous. the design is is a master peice and the open world looks like it could hold treasures of unsurmountable quantities. this game may be in 3rd but it's a blue ribbon winnr to me. - reaperam

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4 Cuphead

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


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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.

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

It's like final fantasy but anime

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6 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

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.

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7 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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.

Not as good as Resident Evil 4 but hey this is 2017 right? - QueenNeko

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8 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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

How dare you, I love this game 4.6/5

Should be higher than fifa - ikerevievs

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?

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9 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

What this should be number 1 ok breath of de wild is so overrated it has terrible graphics for ps2 and terrible music ok tell me any music u remember from this game!

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10 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!

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

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The Newcomers

? Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

All you guys are doing is being incorrect it is one of best games ever

Okay, this is one of the best sports game ever.

The reality of the game, physic are way better than any game in this list. - NubFix

The Contenders

11 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

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

IT is (or looks and sounds0

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12 Injustice 2

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

Harley Quinn is my favorite she is a lot like Amy rose who s my favorite too other than Luigi and Diddy also loved the original Injustice on the WiiU

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13 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!

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

Best game ever played it for 56 days straight

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14 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. - vr46

Deserves to be in the top 5

Best game of 2017 hands down!

Best of 2017

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15 Doki Doki Literature Club! Doki Doki Literature Club!

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

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.

This is one of those games that can throw anyone for a huge loop. I would give spoilers but I won't, this game is really best experienced on its own

*Yuri fans fangirling*

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16 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. - CodenameJ

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

I do hate how it does feel like you're just replaying the 2016 Sun and Moon, but other than that it's good. - RaccoonCartoon


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17 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

I love Danganronpa series. It's so good despite being that underrated :'( - Tuana123

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

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

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.

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18 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.


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19 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. - 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

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.

20 Prey

Most underrated game ever

okay - Frodomar49

So horror and I LOVE SPACE

21 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 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

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

Crazy addictive and so fun. - JustMonika

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22 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. - submergedboy

Horizon 3 was good so this could be good too - ikerevievs


23 South Park: The Fractured but Whole

The darker your skin color in the game the harder the game gets

Good game I play game is fun play

I vote this to get revenge on my dad for my mom

I may love south park, But sadly I don't have an Xbox One/PS4 and I don't have the stick of truth (Lol Rip ;- - Nintendo9-Volt

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24 Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

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

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

25 A Hat in Time

Kickstarter produced a good game. Am I in some alternate reality or something? - Zach808

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

26 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Why is this so low? This game is awesome! - puglover2008

Who here has seen luigi dab in the game because that has become a meme now ( and yes luigi does dab in the game, but only with a certain weapon) - IceFoxPlayz


I would not be surprised that this turns out to be a lot less better than most Super Mario games like Super Mario Galaxy, the Super Mario World duology and the original Super Mario Bros. trilogy. - The Ultimate Daredevil

27 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

28 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

This game made me play for two weeks straight!

Best estimate game ever

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

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

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29 Final Fantasy VII: Remake

This have no date

Why Is this on here this game has a release date of TBD - ikerevievs

30 Madden NFL 18

This game sucks! - Fullwalking2

Fullwalking2, fall in a ditch. Madden is awesome! - PokemonRPGbro

It deserves #1!

31 Yakuza 0
32 WWE 2K18

Why did they not put it on the Xbox 360 that is just retarded because they put wwe 2k17 on the xbox 360

This game is the best game ever it should be #1

Wwe is the best thing ever

best game

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33 Sonic Project 2017 Sonic Project 2017

This game is said to be a Nintendo Switch game of Sonic Forces.

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

34 Miitopia

I liked it, but it has some huge flaws here and there. - RaccoonCartoon

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


35 Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Lol why is it so low? I mean it came out late, but should be in top 5 at least come on

36 Outlast 2

Everything you could want in a horror game. So well done, definitely living up to the original!

37 Agents of Mayhem
38 Bendy and the Ink Machine

It sucks and NOBODY cares about it anymore

One of the best horror games in the century just because of the art style and the concepts are fantastic

You can feel the effort put into it, and the creators of the game are awesome. The story is unique but beware swears. - CodenameJ

BATIM is the best game ever!

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39 Project Cars 2 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. - Mcgillacuddy

Amazing racing simulator! Should be higher than forza!

40 Tales of Berseria
41 Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 2: Assembly Required

Heil Hitler

Get out. - mattstat716

Mi9necraft Story Mode is pupoular but not in this site


42 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?

I play it

I think this is awesome because after uncharted 4 I thought that there would be no more Nathan drake or anyone else in uncharted for another game with awesome action and car chases. turns out I was wrong and this came out, even though I didn't buy it I think uncharted 4 was better but here are what are the best parts
-Samuel drake returns
-more action

43 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle

This game looked horrible, Angry Joe I believe showed it best.

44 Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

Not out yet. - Fullwalking2

45 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

That game is amazing

Truly Epic

46 Nba 2K18

Come it’s 2k yall

47 Destiny 2

Much better than Destiny 1. People are complaining about lack of content, but BUNGIE WILL DELIVER! I promise that

Destiny 2 is everything Destiny 1 should have been. An incredibly well balanced and versatile video game.

Love the game and should be higher on the list and I will waste the weekend away - AlmigtyTiger18

It’s terrible - DatRabidSlushie

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48 Tekken 7

Honestly, this should be higher than Injustice 2. - MrCoolC

This game is awesome, why is it below injustice 2? - Ale9991

How can injustice be higher than this? - Triceratops

Best fighting game of 2017...

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49 Fortnite

Fortnite is a great game, a very high-speed, strategy game that makes you think on your feet right as you jump off the battle bus. 10/10 5 stars

An overall well rounded game with amazing graphics and gameplay

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

My friends at school say it is extremely good

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50 Yooka-Laylee
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