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

I'm so happy to see Zelda and Mario at the top. Thank you all so much! - ShigeruMiyamoto

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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.

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

I hope that's not true, because if it is, you just spoiled me the end of the game... - MaxPap

If my Grandma is in love with this game, everyone should love this game! - PowerKamek

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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.

Hands down one of the best if not the best game of 2017

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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 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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

Should be higher than fifa - ikerevievs

Came out this day. - Fullwalking2

6 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 simply amazing and my favourite video game of all time

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7 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

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.

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8 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

Best game I ever played.

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9 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

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

I choose this because my friend spoiled the legend of Zelda game for me

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10 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


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The Newcomers

? Hello Neighbor
? Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Fun fact your mind skips the the second the in this sentence - LavenderSheep

The Contenders

11 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.

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

Best Since RE4 Lmo.

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12 Injustice 2

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

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

Just gave this game a shot, it's... something, I'll say that. The combat system kicks ass, it's far less rigid and demanding than the first one. You could never have played a fighting game before and still get into this. Not even to mention the diverse cast of characters that all have their own unique playstyles and no-skill spamming moves (looking at you, Dr. Fate).

But the story is just a disaster. If you played the first one, then you'd understand. This whole story is just Batman and co. doing a trust exercise with Superman so they can stop Brainiac, all the while Wonder Woman goes absolutely psychotic in her fantasies and obsession with Superman to the point where it's honestly pathetic. But the thing is, nothing ever changes. There's no character growth or anything beyond Supergirl, Batman and Superman just go back to fighting after defeating Brainiac. It's a ludicrously underwhelming arc, and brings a game that could have been practically perfect down to just being decent. - WonkeyDude98

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13 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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14 Prey

okay - Frodomar49

So horror and I LOVE SPACE

15 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!

Best video game compilation of 2017! - Fullwalking2

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16 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

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

17 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

Best game of 2017 hands down!

Deserves to be in the top 5

Deserves to be in the top 5.

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18 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

They are much better than Call of Duty. You have more maps, you have a choice of what type of troop you are, you can be either good or evil, and you can be Jedi or Sith sometimes. Or other cool players like Han Solo, Boba Fett, etc. Oh, and it should have the Separatists, like the original. - LordDovahkiin

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

Why must we keep shoving money down EA’s throats.

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19 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

20 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

Best game I have ever played also very funny

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