The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This game is absolutely the best in 2017. This game offer the most limitless open-world game in open-world games history. I have no idea why people are comparing Zelda to horizon zero dawn. Horizon zero dawn did terrible in open world design, there aren't a lot of freedom in that game. I think it has a better story than Zelda, but nothing more than that. I think Zelda actually stands out the most among all the video games this game.
Masterpiece in gaming general but not godly as the old games. Almost all the praise comes from the overworld itself. Even the oldest games, except Skyward sword and maybe Wind Waker (bad designed overworld but with freedom until this game) are most solid games in all departments, specially STORY, DUNGEONS, music
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.
By far the most captivating game I have played this year. It creates a longing for adventure that no other game has managed to make me feel. Every time I put this game down I wish I could play another hour or two. The graphics while outdated, are still super cinematic and look better than many of the "ultra" graphics on other games. - nhs_student
Decent, not the best Zelda game. The story could go for a bit more rewrites, but at least there's character. Very fun to play. Shame there's no Ganondorf, would have been a lot more amazing with him around.
This put Nintendo back on the map. - DMacLean15
The story was so poorly done in this one. Though the game play was fun, I don't think it should have the top.
I need this game so bad but it's hard to get the Nintendo Switch because they keep selling out. Even if I haven't played it yet, my gut is telling me that this is going to me my most favorite video game of all time. (And I'm not even that big on Legend Of Zelda like other people) - Rue
I had doubts before it's release, figured it was going to turn out overrated, but now that it's out I've heard nothing but stellar 10/10's. After playing it I can only agree, an amazing experience that deserves all of the hype.
Come on. How could this not be number 1. This is the first true 'open world' game. The freedom, the adventure, the difficulty, the survival, the enemies, the Devine beasts and shrines... I could be here for a while...
It's really funny to me that even though Nintendo is losing the "console war", they are still dominating because their games are just so good. - ThatoneMetalhead
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.
This is BY FAR my favorite game of all time, there is just no others like it to me. Every inch of the world is captivating, and there is a lot of it. Just unbelievable
Everyone make this GotY. Amazing game, great and relaxing soundtrack (Most of the time, if you don't count those freaky guardians) PLUS if you bought the DLC there's Master Mode which is even more challenging, for those who get bored. It's not perfect, but it's enough to be Game of the Year. - MaxPap
I'm so happy to see Zelda and Mario at the top. Thank you all so much! - ShigeruMiyamoto
How could you not love this game? The extremely large open world map and the combat and game puzzles. So Fun!
Being hailed as one of the greatest games of all time, number 4 highest rated game on metacritic with a score of 98 as a write this, already sold out after only 3 days as I write this, as well as taking the series in a whole new amazing direction. That is how you make a video game.
No doubt about it being the best game to come out of 2017 best graphics, amazing story, open world, and hours upon hours of fun.
It's a fantastic game, I don't really think it's the best of game the year, it's fun and you can explore all of it. 10/10 - Q-Q
This is such an amazing game, being the first open world Zelda game. Also has a strong story line.
Does this really need an explanation?
This game is probably the best game I've ever played in my life...
Fawful's Minion said it best, "it's Distraction the game." - GreninjaGuy
Amazing animation definitely the best video game that I have ever played
I played it for the first time on a friends Wii U. Its graphics can't even COMPARE to Halo and Battlefront, but the game itself and the cool weapons and monsters are great. I still think Halo 5 is the best I've played this year.