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

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.

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.

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.

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.

2 Super Mario Odyssey Super Mario Odyssey Product Image

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.

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

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

3 Horizon Zero Dawn Horizon Zero Dawn Product Image

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.

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

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.

Easily one of the best entries among action games ever. Finally a combat system where you can't just go in mashing buttons for easy win.

4 Cuphead Cuphead Product Image

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.

Man, imagine it would be theatrical and some audience never notice some things (like health bars, points, etc.) and you bring your consoles inside the theatre and plug it in the film projector and mistaken for a cartoons. I'm not really satisfied with games but thisbone

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 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.

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.

A masterclass in JRPGs, Persona 5 has a thrilling story, well-written characters, inventive and intuitive gameplay, beautiful graphics and UI, and an absolutely phenomenal soundtrack. All in all, one of the best RPGs of all times.

6 Nier: Automata Nier: Automata Product Image

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.

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

Metal Gear Rising but the main character is female.

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

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...

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

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

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 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.

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.

I thought they screwed everything by making it FPS but man they suprised me with epic horror/thriller Game of the Year contender one. It is one of the best of franchise, Must have for every Resident Evil fans!

10 Assassin's Creed Origins Assassin's Creed Origins Product Image

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.

Deserves to be in the top 5

Best game of 2017 hands down!

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

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

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

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

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

12 Injustice 2 Injustice 2 Product Image

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

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

What's this game doing here? It's one of the worst fighting games of 2017. Unbalanced, too.

13 Sonic Mania Sonic Mania Product Image

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!

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.

This game is really good,I never played a sonic game before because I'm a crash bandicoot and Kirby fan but after playing this game I loved it,this game could save the sonic franchise its really hard but its just so cool! the soundtrack is amazing! the bosses are great! and when you get your hands on all the 7 chaos emeralds the fun just begins to be even better

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.

14 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

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

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

15 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.

A three way between a knight, a samurai, and a Viking

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.

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.

This is no question the best game of the year. An extremely creepy and awesome plot and even more creative scares, this is awesome. I swear when I first saw this, I though it was another pastel-pink VN. Boy was I wrong

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 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!

18 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Product Image

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 Prey Prey Product Image

Most underrated game ever

So horror and I LOVE SPACE

20 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.

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.

Horizon 3 was good so this could be good too

Must be lower due to:
- SUV DLC without Offroad
- Buggy Mess
- Poor Communication to the commnunity

21 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Product Image

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.

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

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.

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

22 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

23 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

24 Hollow Knight Hollow Knight Product Image

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

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.

25 South Park: The Fractured but Whole South Park: The Fractured but Whole Product Image

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.

Good game I play game is fun play

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